Yorkshire Coast Family Activities for February half term 2023

Yorkshire Coast Family Activities for February half term 

These are our top 6 things to do for families at the yorkshire coast for February half term 2023

1.  Stargazing in Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest are one of the darkest parts of the country - perfect for stargazing! It's a 40 minute drive from Sea Fern.  With incredibly low levels of light pollution, Dalby Forest has some of the clearest starry night skies in the North of England, and boasts the first ever stargazing camp in the UK right at Adderstone Field.

Guests can enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, learning about stars, asterisms, constellations, star-hopping and how to navigate the night sky. Use telescopes and binoculars to view the planets, the Moon and stunning deep space objects such as double stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.  Book online at Stargazing at Dalby.

2.  Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Go Ape Dalby is an adventurer’s paradise.

Go Ape at Dalby forest offer a Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure, plus Forest Segways.

One of the great things about Dalby is the sense of excitement and anticipation which builds as the course unfurls before you. The Challenge course is a high one – you’ll find yourself 35 metres up in the air so bring your head for heights. Whether pushing yourself to the max or finding your young adventurer’s feet, Dalby Forest delivers.

3.  Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walks

Join the Whitby Story Teller on a unique tour through streets and alleyways as you listen to Tales of the Strange and Supernatural. Journey into a mysterious past of Spirits, Shipwrecks, Smugglers, Local Folklore and Legend. After a wonderful year of walks and a fantastic Halloween week, the spirits are taking a rest. But there will be some walks up to and over the xmas and new year period. No need to book, just check the timetable and turn up. A new timetable is published at the end of each month during the season.Walk the stories on this lantern led wander under starlight beside the sea and step into the mysteries..

cycling the Cinder Track

4. Cycle sections of the Cinder Track

Bike ride to Ravenscar along the Cinder Track to see the seals! This is a short but steep section of the disused railway line that runs along the coast from Whitby to Scarborough.  It is easy to accsess from Sea Fern along the farm track just past the middlewood farm caravans.  If you don't have bikes you can hire them from Bay Hire in Scarborough. Bay Hire now offer collection from your accommodation of up to seven guests via our private minibus shuttle service to our Bike Hire Centre in Scarborough thus allowing you to cycle back to your accommodation in your own time and have your bikes re-collected from your accommodation that same evening. Sea Fern is approximately 14 miles from Scarborough and it would take around 2h 45 minutes to cycle this section.   Add aditional time if you want to stop at Hayburn Wyke Hotel for lunch or for afternoon tea at the tea rooms in Ravenscar.

NORTH YORKSHIRE OFF ROAD CENTRE (Robin Hoods Bay) - All You Need to Know  BEFORE You Go

5.  Junior 4x4 Driving Experience

At North Yorkshire Off Road Centre, Robin Hood's Bay it's not just the adults who can enjoy the fun at their off road centre. 

Junior sessions are designed to let the kids, age 10 - 16, take the controls of our 'Traditional' Defender 110 TDCi.  Serious terrain, but under the safe guidance a DVSA approved instructor and driving at around 5 miles per hour.  No previous driving experience is necessary (in fact those who've never driven before often pick it up the fastest), for tackling steep hills, water holes, slippery mud and side slopes.  At £225 for a 2 hour session, this would definitely be a half term treat, but there's room for a family of 4 to enjoy the ride and 2 or 3 children can share the session time, so its really fun for all the family.

alpamare snow storm slide       

6.  Hit the slides at Alpamare Scarborough

Just 20 minutes by car or bus from Sea Fern!

Alpamare at Scarborough is great activity for a rainy day!  With a wave pool, heated outdoor pools and 4 slides it’s similar to centre parcs.  It opens most days 10am til 9pm.

Children need to be 14 or over to go to the pool on their own.  An adult will need to sign a consent form and then they can hit the slides and you are free to go to the wellness spa, which is open 10 – 6pm. The price for a 14 year old is £14 for a 3 hour session and it’s essential to book in advance, because it is very popular in school holidays.