Things to do with the family around Scarborough

There's plenty going on this coming week - from comic characters to exploring scenic ruins.

Thursday, 21st September 2017, 5:00 pm
The SPA Bridlington. Bridlington Comic Con. Picture by Paul Atkinson: NBFP PA1639-23p Tyler Jenkinson 6, Ben Butcher 5, Chelsey Jenkinson 9

Ryedale Book Festival

Various locations, Malton, Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23

There are plenty of dog-themed events to keep kids occupied in Malton, starting with an original play for young children using story-telling, physical theatre, puppetry and music - the story of Oscar’s Amazing Adventure.

Rievaulx Abbey celebrates 100 years as an English Heritage site...7th June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Award-winning author, artist and new Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child will be back introducing her new Charlie and Lola picture book in which Lola seeks out the perfect pet.

Author and illustrator Tim Hopgood will be showing off his new creation, Doodle Dogs, at the most artistic dog show in town. Grown-ups can join in too – after all, you’re never too old to doodle!

Hear from Andy Cope, author of the best-selling children’s series Spy Dog, Spy Pups and Spy Cat. His talks are full of humour and energy and go beyond reading and writing into personal potential and inspiring children to do their very best in life.

Dalby Forest is an ideal spot for youngsters to play and enjoy the great outdoors.

Comic Con

Bridlington Spa, Saturday September 30 from 11am till 5pm (after show party 5pm - midnight)

The event will feature guests from TV and film including: Sylvester McCoy - the seventh Doctor in Dr Who; Mitos Yerolemou - Syrio Forel in Game of Thrones and

Hull’s own Jon Campling – Harry Potter and Final Fantasy.

Rievaulx Abbey celebrates 100 years as an English Heritage site...7th June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Comic artists and writers and there will be plenty to keep the youngsters entertained with, face painting, comic con crazy golf, mask making, super hero design, workshops and more.

There will be more than 70 trader/memorabilia tables to browse.

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Sewerby Squirrels

Dalby Forest is an ideal spot for youngsters to play and enjoy the great outdoors.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington, each Monday from 10am to 11.30am

New weekly sessions have got under way at Sewerby Hall and Gardens on Monday mornings – under fives and their families are the audience for the new sessions, usually to be held in the Orangery.

The second session will be on Monday September 25, with sea-themed play, a quiet corner, and books to read, plus the featured sea-themed craft - making a jellyfish to take home

The following Mondays will include going on a welly walk (October 2); and kneading bread dough October 9).

Under 3s still free; 3 to 4 £2 (with one adult free); free for annual pass holders

Yorkshire Abbey Season

September 23 to 24

Come along to see three stunning abbeys in all their autumnal glory, Mount Grace Priory, Byland Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey.

Rievaulx Abbey, one of the most intact set of ruins in the country, will be hosting Raphael Falconry, which will be displaying birds of prey.

Byland Abbey, which dates from the 12th century, will transport visitors back into the past with medieval music and dance, along with Living History performed by York City Levy.

At Mount Grace Priory and Gardens, hear the music of the medieval period performed by Trouvere Medieval Minstrels. Along with scheduled performances, the musicians will give talks and play informally, with plenty of interaction with visitors.

For a real insight into the sights and sounds of the period, this event is not to be missed. 
Additionally, explore the gorgeous grounds of the Priory, in all their autumnal splendour.

Admission charges apply.