ERYC Events

ERYC Events throughout the area

including Cottingham

Active Coast fun activities for the first week of the summer holidays

‘Active Coast’ is a full programme of events and activities throughout the school holidays to celebrate sport and culture and allow people to explore, join in, and enjoy the East Riding’s stunning coastline.

The programme is designed for residents and visitors to get active, be healthy and enjoy life in the area, with events at Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea.

Highlights of the first week of activities (22 -29 July) include :

Bridlington Beach Sports Festival : Sunday, 22 July :  11am to 4pm : free: Bridlington South Cliff Beach below the Park and Ride:  junior Beach Soccer Tournament (East Coast Beach Soccer); boxing training and sparring (Bridlington ABC); Yorkshire Series 3 Beach Volleyball Tournament (Skyball); Junior cricket competition (Yorkshire Cricket); plus slackline school, beach tennis, Go Spike Beach Volleyball, family sport and play, face painting (£2 charge), beach soccer, walking netball, sumo suits, and more
Coastal Explorers – Cliffs and Caves : Monday, 23 July : 9am – 11am : Flamborough North Landing : ages five plus with adult : Free, but booking is essential
All Ride adapted cycling : Tuesday, 24 July : 11am – 3pm : Bridlington North Promenade : ages five plus : free
Family Beach Bootcamp and Games : Tuesday, 24 July : 1pm-3pm : Bridlington South Beach : ages five plus : free
Go Spike Beach Volleyball : Wednesday, 25 July : 1pm -3pm : Bridlington South Beach :  ages 6-16 : free
Have a Beach Day (sport and play) : Thursday, 26 July :  11am-3pm : Bridlington South Cliff Beach (below the Park and Ride: all ages : free : including Clip ‘ n Climb; volleyball; football; tennis; art wall; play activities; face painting; photo booth; and more
Mile Marker Health Walk : Thursday, 26 July : 10am-11am :  East Riding Leisure Bridlington : open to all : free
Family Classic Games : Friday,27 July : 12noon-3pm :  Sewerby Hall and Gardens : normal admission charges apply
Beach cricket (with Yorkshire Cricket) :  Friday, 27 July : 10am – 12 noon : Bridlington South Cliff Beach (below Park and Ride) : ages 6-16 : free
Beach Tennis : Friday, 27 July : 1pm-3pm : Bridlington South Cliff Beach (below Park and Ride) : 1pm – 3pm : ages 6-16 : free
Sewerby Parkrun : Saturday, 28 July : 9am :  Sewerby Hall and Gardens : open to all : free.


Sport and Play Day : Monday, 23 July : 11am-3pm : Hornsea Graingers Field : ages five plus : free : Nerf Zone wars; dodge-ball; volleyball; arts and crafts; and family fun
Sport and Play Session : Wednesday, 25 July : 1pm – 3pm : Withernsea Valley Gardens : ages 6-16 : free : dodgeball; volleyball; giant lego and other family fun activities
Stone art family weekend workshop with Responsible Fishing UK: Sunday, 29 July : 10am – 4pm : Hornsea Beach ( below Trans Pennine monument) : open to all (with adult) : free :
SAS Beach Clean with Surfers Against Sewage : Sunday, 29 July : 9.30am – 11.30am : Hornsea beach : open to all (with adult) : free:

Full details of all Active Coast activities throughout the summer can be found at .

For events which require booking, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01482 395320.


Countryside events programme launched for 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2018 programme.

From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops - the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors. The programme also links to the council’s Active Coast initiative this year.

The programme, sponsored by NHS Healthcheck, runs throughout the year.  Many events are free; others have nominal charges.

The Countryside events programme contributes to the new campaign to ‘Enjoy Spring in the Yorkshire Wolds’, promoted by the Yorkshire Wolds Tourism Network to encourage visits to the area at a quieter time of the year.

The Countryside Events programme runs alongside the council’s Walking for Health programme, a series of free guided walks for all ages and abilities, organised by the council’s sports, play and arts service, aimed at anyone who is interested in walking or wants to introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness or injury, or to get fit.

The range of walks on offer range from 30 minutes to two hours, and operate from East Riding Leisure Beverley and Bridlington; Brough Methodist Church; Cottingham Sports Centre; East Riding Leisure Driffield, Goole, Haltemprice and Hornsea; Hessle Community Centre; Shire Hall, Howden; Skidby Mill; Leven Sports and Social Club; Paull St Andrew Church; Market Weighton Methodist Church; Preston Community Hall; East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife in Pocklington; Sewerby Hall and Gardens; East Riding Leisure South Cave and Withernsea; and from Welwick Village Hall.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “These are superb programmes of events for East Riding residents in a range of locations across the area, offering a wide variety of activities. People can enjoy interesting and healthy pursuits whilst gaining access to the best public viewpoints, the best landscapes and the best wildlife to be seen in the East Riding.”

The programme is available online at  or a hard copy brochure is available from Tourist Information Centres, the council’s leisure centres, libraries and Customer Service Centres.


The Big Treasure Toddle is coming to the Treasure House in Beverley
The Treasure House in Beverley will be hosting The Big Treasure Toddle on Thursday, 28 June, from 1pm to 2.30pm.

The event – a little sponsored walk for little people - is to raise money for children’s charity Barnardo’s , and links to their national Big Toddle campaign. It will be a chance for toddlers and their families to enjoy treasure-themed play, make their own coin, and join in a treasure hunt.

People wishing to take part can contact Beverley Children’s Centre for a sponsorship form on 01482 880066, or simply turn up on the day at The Treasure House and make a donation to take part.

Lucy Cooke, under fives learning co-ordinator, said: “ We are delighted to be working in partnership with our Children’s Centres and with Barnardo’s to put on this event, and I hope very much that lots of people will come along,  have great fun, and raise money for Barnardo’s at the same time! Remember to dress for the weather as we will be toddling outside to the Coronation Gardens.”

Full details of the Big Toddle can be found at

Full details of all events and facilities at The Treasure House can be found at


Getting all steamed up at Goole Museum

If you have a passion for steam trains, come along to Goole Museum on Wednesday, 4 July from 5pm to 6.30pm and get together with other enthusiasts.

Growing up watching trains from her bedroom window in Goole, Anna Dixon has a lifelong passion for steam trains. She will display some of her photographs and share her extensive knowledge.

Anna has bigger things in mind though – she really wants to see if there is enough support to build a Vincent Raven Pacific A8 tank engine. Only 49 were ever built and they are all now sadly gone. The last one worked shunting passenger coaching stock at Hull’s Paragon Station until October, 1960.

This meeting is to discover if there are enough like-minded people out there who would be interested in becoming involved in this project. Anna said: ‘I am sure there are still people out there with the passion, and businesses with the right skills, to see this engine built. It would be a fantastic achievement for Goole if we could do this.’

Further information about this project will be posted on Facebook groups - Steam Shed Goole and NELPEG (North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group).


Bridlington to be sole host for UK Pro Beach Tour and CEV European Beach Volleyball Festival

In a major coup for Bridlington, the town has been chosen to be the UK’s sole host for the 2018 CEV (Confederation of European Volleyball) Beach Volleyball Festival which will run alongside the UK Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (UKBT) Event on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August at Bridlington South Cliff Beach (below Park & Ride).

The weekend’s 5 star UK Pro Beach Tour will be delivered in conjunction with Active Coast partners, Skyball, and will showcase the UK’s elite players with music, grandstand seating and top class action to watch on 11 and 12 August.

Playing at the event will be Jake Sheaf, one half of England's number one ranked beach volleyball team who has competed throughout the world, has achieved four European medals, five national titles and finished with a fantastic fourth place at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Sunday, 12 August will celebrate Active Coast’s success as a National and European hub for Beach Volleyball with the CEV European Beach Volleyball Festival that will feature a chance for all ages to try the game of beach volleyball, along with delivering a mass participation event that provides exposure to beach volleyball in Bridlington over the summer months.  

The weekend’s activities will also include a range of fun activities for the whole family including a giant inflatable volleyball court, Bungee run, The Slackline School, Beach Volleyball taster sessions, the Volleyball England speed cage (Sunday only) and a World record attempt at the biggest game of beach volleyball (Sunday only) between 10am - 4pm.

Bridlington South Beach, which is recognised as a national hub for Go Spike Beach Volleyball by Volleyball England, engaged over 6000 people in 2017.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “We are thrilled that we have been chosen as a national location on the UKBT Pro Tour and to be the national host for the CEV Festival is massive boost for the East Riding.”

Adam Toes, sport and active communities officer, added: “Beach Volleyball is growing in Bridlington and the support we have received from Active Coast partner Skyball has been invaluable to the development work that we have been able to carry out. We would love as many people as possible to join us over the weekend to watch top class Beach Volleyball and join in our exciting offer of family activities’

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