ERYC Events

ERYC Events throughout the area

including Cottingham

Harry Potter Book Night - 'Fantastic Beasts' returns to East Riding Libraries

Fans of the Harry Potter series can dust off their wands or take a trip down Diagon Alley to get a new one!

East Riding Libraries, in conjunction with Bloomsbury Children’s Books, are delighted to announce that the most magical night of the year, Harry Potter Book Night returns during the week commencing Monday, 29 January, 2018.

“This year Bloomsbury takes fans on a detour away from Hogwarts and, there being no interference from the Ministry of Magic (thank goodness), decades back in time to the story of Fantastic Beasts!” (
This year’s theme, Fantastic Beasts, will explore the weird and wonderful creatures featured in J.K Rowling’s fantasy world with activities, readings and games. Children are sure to have a fantastic time immersed within the magical stories.

Places are limited at each venue and booking is essential. Tickets are available now, and priced at £4 per child, payable at the time of booking. Tickets include a ‘Wand Permit’ to guarantee entry on the night. Fancy dress is very welcome!

The events are suitable for Key Stage 2 children in school years 3 to 6.

Participating branches and dates are as follows:
Haltemprice Anlaby Library Thursday 1st February 6.00pm - 7.00pm 01482 393939
Beverley Library Thursday 1st February 6.00pm - 7.00pm 01482 392750
Swanland Library Friday 2nd February 5.00pm - 6.00pm 01482 634896
Willerby Library Thursday 1st February 4.30pm - 5.30pm 01482 658077

To keep up to date with events,  follow East Riding Libraries, Museums and Archives on Facebook and Twitter @ERidingLMA


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.