Experience

Team LYC’s Top Ice-Skating Tips

Team LYC’s Top Ice-Skating Tips

Christmas 2021 will see several ice-skating rinks coming to the Coast this winter. But, of course, we know that it's a sport where some people are naturals, and some end up black and blue with bruises. So whatever your skill level, just read our top ice-skating tips below and let's all pretend we're the next Torvill and Dean and take to the local ice rink to waltz into winter! Dress for successIce skating can soon make you hot and bothered, so it's important to wrap up with layers that can be put on and off. You want clothes you can…
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When do you ‘deck the halls’?

When do you ‘deck the halls’?

I'll be honest I've been itching to put the decorations up since bonfire night! But, so far, I've resisted the urge - contenting myself with wandering around the beautiful Christmas displays at country houses and garden centres, making notes and stealing ideas as I go. Who can resist the wonder of Narnia at Castle Howard or the beautifully tasteful displays at Burton Agnes Hall - well, clearly I can't! Garden Centres outdo themselves every year, turning into magical wonderlands with festive events galore to tempt us in. From a Festive Farm Event at Eastfield Garden Centre to the spectacular Santa…
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Scarborough…the influencer of multiple generations

Scarborough…the influencer of multiple generations

When I first heard about the Big Ideas by The Sea Festival, it felt BIG and unconventional. A festival of inspirational writers, artists and speakers talking about the town and how it inspired them would not have felt out of place in a big city. Still, for a seaside resort, it made me start to question how much did I really know about Scarborough? You don't need to be in the town for long before stumbling past the Stephen Joseph Theatre and, after some quick searching, find out about fantastic writers like Alan Ayckbourn, but when looking at the event…
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Falling Foss – An enchanting walk for all the family with fabulous food to boot!

Falling Foss – An enchanting walk for all the family with fabulous food to boot!

This week I visited Falling Foss and realised why this beauty spot is so popular with visitors and locals of all ages and abilities. Having visited as a child, I remembered standing in awe of the enormous waterfall before me and feeling like this was a truly magical place. Returning now as a mother to an adventurous five-year-old (with my mother also in tow), we took the two-mile circular walking route starting from May Beck car park, which has the bonus of meandering right outside Falling Foss tea gardens halfway around. Falling Foss - May Beck Car Park The first…
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A Thousand Ships (well, four) in a sea of flowers

A Thousand Ships (well, four) in a sea of flowers

After my first introduction to Odyssey on that bitterly cold April day where I battled with the dog to listen to the first instalment, I started following the story was excited to find out what was coming up next. What I didn't expect, however, was to be getting hands-on with Origami! When I read about the plan for the community to create, literally, a thousand origami ships, I was intrigued and decided to put in my order. Now, as a serial hobbyist who has many a project unfinished, like my out of control garden, I was excited about how labour…
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Beauty from beach cleans!

Beauty from beach cleans!

It’s a personal choice to want to buy products which are kind to our environment, that doesn’t break the bank but also are good on the eye!  I have found it too easy over the last year to “click and buy” and detach the reality of how harmful items can be to our environment when looking for a quick find for others…or myself…but I am on a mission to make smarter shopping decisions. I love it when a business makes it easy! On a particularly brisk day out walking with the dog on North Bay in Scarborough, the need for…
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5 Best Beer Gardens to enjoy on the Yorkshire Coast

5 Best Beer Gardens to enjoy on the Yorkshire Coast

We've collected some of the best beer gardens where you can enjoy socialising with family and friends over a drink and some food and hopefully some sunshine too! The Marine Pub – The perfect spot to take in stunning sea views The Marine pub is well known for its fantastic views across the North Sea from Hornsea. Its beer garden has always been popular in the spring and summer months, with great views to accompany a pint and some food. In 2021 the outdoor area has undergone a significant upgrade from Greene King, so it now offers much more space for…
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A story never felt so real…and so Coast!

A story never felt so real…and so Coast!

It was a blustery day on the south bay in Scarborough, but needless to say, there is something quite comforting about the sting of the bitter sea air when you live on the Yorkshire Coast! This day was a little different, though, because I was excited about trying out a new walk, which promised to capture my imagination...and be easy on the limbs. I had decided to add a bit of variety to the dog walk by downloading a new Echoes App where I could listen to The Odyssey, which had been voiced by people living on the coast. It…
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Pixie and Patch wave goodbye after an amazing trip to Scarborough!

Pixie and Patch wave goodbye after an amazing trip to Scarborough!

Thank you to everyone that came to visit Pixie and Patch at the Christmas Express! ♥️ Pixie and Patch have now returned to the South Pole and absolutely loved their trip to Scarborough to sprinkle some Christmassy joy! We wish everyone a wonderful and safe time over the festive period and hope to bring you more amazing events over the coming years. Merry Christmas from Team LYC, Pixie and Patch xxx https://player.vimeo.com/video/489569058?badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479
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Meet Pixie and Patch! ♥️

Meet Pixie and Patch! ♥️

After a difficult year, we wrote an extraordinary letter to the North Pole this year and asked if there was a teeny tiny chance that Santa might be able to spare a sprinkling of snow and glitter... but boy, has he delivered! This year in Scarborough, there will be some exceptional visitors....namely the friendly and charismatic elves Pixie and Patch! We hope this little bit of Christmas cheer will give everyone a chance to rejoice and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas...family. 🥰 So, what are you waiting for? It's time for everyone to get All Aboard the Christmas Express!…
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