May half term on the Yorkshire Coast

A smiling girl holds a GPS unit on a geocaching event

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, help with our small mammal survey to find out what creatures choose the coast for their home, and get up close to sea life in a rockpool rummage.

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 Saturday 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. You can lend a hand with a Small mammal survey at Hayburn Wyke on Wednesday 30 May, a rare chance to get up close to voles, mice and shrews (no charge).

Getting up close to a wood mouse during a small mammal survey on the Yorkshire Coast
A young girl holds up a wood mouse in a perspex cage during a small mammal survey
Getting up close to a wood mouse during a small mammal survey on the Yorkshire Coast

Pull on your wellies for a Rock pool rummage to hunt for salty sea creatures at Robin Hood’s Bay on Thursday 31 May. Or sign up for a free Bugs and beetles event on Friday 1 June; 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.