What’s On Around Scarborough this February

Spring Willows, North Yorkshire

Welcome to What’s on in our area in March.  We’ve been scouring our sources for interesting events and activities to tempt you out of your winter hideaways. The are new places to try events. Familiar venues but more unusual performers.  The links mainly take you to the place where you can get best information. Try something new this month.  As always we hope you have fun.

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. Some events have a fee or ticket price. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

4th Scarborough CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival

At Scarborough Spa. 5/6/7 March


In the Ocean Room of Scarborough Spa to sample a choice of 75 Real Ales (including a dozen beers from the wood) & 20 Real Ciders and Perry also this year featuring an integrated Keykeg bar. On site catering provided with Live music Fri & Sat from 8pm and a charity Tombola.

FREE MINIBUS SHUTTLE from Railway Station to Scarborough Spa from 11:30am daily. £5 admission including refundable glass {£1}.

Celebrate Yorkshire Beard Day on Saturday with family-fun events including competitions for beards, real and fake, culminating in the crowning of the Yorkshire Beard of the Year.

Latin America event in Scarborough at Jam Jar Café Bar

Talk by Andy Greyson – Travel expert. From South Bay to South America! 12th March. 17:45 – 19:30


A local independent travel expert will host a cultural evening celebrating travel in Latin America.

Visit South America with Latin Routes will take place at the Jam Jar from 5.45pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 12th March, hosted by Andy Grayson of Scarborough-based Not Just Travel.

This fascinating presentation will include an expert speaker, tasty themed food, a sample of South American wine and a discount holiday code. Entry to the event is free though ticket numbers are limited.

Andy said: “We are delighted to host this special event at the Jam Jar in Scarborough, during which we’ll have Gaynor Atherton from Latin Routes as our speaker. Gaynor is an expert on travelling in Latin America, a spectacular part of the world.”

Gaynor said: “This event will give a glimpse of what Latin America has to offer, from the culture to the diverse scenery, delicious food and fabulous wildlife. We hope that guests will be inspired by the evening and want to travel to see what else this amazing continent has to offer.


Filey Evron Centre, YO14 9DQ 14th March 10 – 3


Animated Objects have been commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council to deliver a wide ranging series of community activities in the lead up to the Armed Forces Day National Event, Scarborough in June 2020.

We will be running a number of different activities for participants of all ages. You don’t need any prior experience, and there’s all sorts of ways to get involved. You’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome!

You can come along for 20 minutes, or spend an hour or two with us, helping to make giant sculptures or objects to support the spectacular children’s parade event that we’re planning for June 2020. Each session has a main focus as listed, but there’ll be lots of different things being made alongside it – there’s plenty to do!

Be aware that we will be using a number of different materials in these sessions, some of which are a little messy, but that’s all part of the fun!

The History of Rock

At Whitby Pavillion Saturday 14th March.


THE HISTORY OF ROCK is a celebration of ROCK music through the decades. A jaw dropping night transporting you through the golden ages of ROCK! Featuring the music of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Queen and many more.

Rediscover the seeds of ROCK & ROLL in the 1950s, the birth of ROCK in the 60s, right through to the CLASSIC ROCK of the 70s and 80s.

A must see for any fan of ROCK! Experience this iconic music brought back to life by an exceptional 8 piece band consisting of some of the finest musicians and performers from around the world, original visual footage of the featured bands and artists, as well as incredible concert staging and lighting.

Relive the greatest Rock songs of all time with THE HISTORY OF ROCK.

Derwent Valley Bridge Library, West Ayton presents afternoon talk – Wild Drovers


26th March 2 – 4.

Ken Braithwaite will explain what led him to become an author at 80+ years and the research that led him to the Drovers and their life-style and what he discovered about the the very interesting drove roads in this area.

Tickets available for both this talk & our other afternoon talk on the 2nd March are available from Derwent Valley Bridge Library, priced at £4 per ticket including refreshments

Jawsome Sharks and friends at Sea Life Scarborough

28th March to 26th April. http://bit.ly/2OiXN35

Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the Top Trumps cards around the Centre. This latest activity from SEA LIFE marks an exciting collaboration with Top Trumps, offering guests the chance to play the game in real life interactivity.

Along the way, guests will discover facts about the different species of sharks and will have the chance to learn more about the SEA LIFE sharks and rays.

At the end of the trail Professor Finn will greet the new Jawsome Rangers and share some of his expert knowledge of the fascinating sharks.

And that’s not all, trainee rangers will have the opportunity to get hands on with some shark related items including models of shark teeth.

Once the trainee Jawsome Rangers have qualified they’ll get a special Top Trumps gift to take home and then they’ll move into the activity zone.

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess An Evening with Amanda Owen

The Spa Theatre | Scarborough Spa

http://bit.ly/3a9Dey3 29th March

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess In this frank, funny and informative new show, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming, family life in North Yorkshire. It’s a life that has almost gone in today’s modern world, one ruled by animals and the four seasons.

We’ll hear how Amanda grew up in Huddersfield, but was inspired by James Herriot’s books to leave her town life behind and head to the countryside.

After working as a freelance dairy milker and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down as a shepherdess at Ravenseat, one of the highest and most remote places in England, where she’s raised a flock of 1000 sheep and a family of 9 children with husband Clive.