May half term on the Yorkshire Coast

Close up of two children, one holds an empty plastic tank while a woodmouse sits on the other one's shoulder

There’s plenty going on to get the kids outdoors and active on the Yorkshire Coast during May half term. Try your hand at geocaching, get up close to sea life in a rockpool rummage, help with our small mammal survey or discover the fascinating miniature world of bugs and beetles.

Ever fancied trying your hand at geocaching? We’ve teamed up with our North York Moors National Park colleagues to offer a Geocaching taster day at Ravenscar on Sunday 26 May. Follow clues on a high tech treasure hunt for all the family. 

We’re getting closer to nature with a number of ranger-led wildlife themed events this May half term.

Pull on your wellies for a Rock pool rummage to hunt for salty sea creatures at Robin Hood’s Bay on Tuesday 28 May.

You can find some surprising sea creatures rock pooling on the Yorkshire Coast
A man and girl take a close look at what they've found while rock pooling
You can find some surprising sea creatures rock pooling on the Yorkshire Coast

You can lend a hand with a Small mammal survey at Hayburn Wyke on Wednesday 29  May, a rare chance to get up close to voles, mice and shrews (no charge).

Or sign up for a free Bugs and beetles event on Friday 31 May; explore the countryside around Ravenscar, spotting mini-beasts and ticking off a few ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ along the way.

Booking is essential and places are limited for all events except Geocaching taster day. For full details, including how to book, please visit our what’s on page.