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Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

As the Christmas party season is in full swing, let us help you take the hassle out of hosting with our top tips for Christmas Parties & Cocktails Guide. Preparation is key to prevent getting hot under the collar making your Glühwein (that's Mulled Wine to you and me) simply relax and read on, we've got you covered this Christmas. Before your guests arrive Ensure your guests know what to expect: There's nothing worse than serving casual nibbles when your guests are expecting a fine dining feast.  Be prepared: It's helpful to know what types of drinks your guests prefer and…
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Christmas Food from across the Coast

Christmas Food from across the Coast

We're very lucky to have lot's of great food and drink producers and retailers here on the Yorkshire Coast. Here are just a few of our favourites for stocking up on those Christmas essentials this year, not to mention that you'll be shopping local and supporting our local business community too. Turkey: Redcliffe Farm Shop Redcliffe Farm is a supplier of John Wright Traditional Free Range Farm Fresh Christmas Turkeys which are a proper, old-fashioned breed that is matured slowly on grass to develop a succulent, fuller flavour. They are hand plucked and hung to create a great-tasting bird which…
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Top 10 Festive Family Fun

Top 10 Festive Family Fun

We've passed the mid-November point now, which can only mean one thing - it's full-on Christmas here at LYC!  Everyone loves visiting a Grotto at Christmas, but there's so much more to do with the family! Here's our Top 10 list of extra family fun going on in 2021 across the Yorkshire Coast. Whitby Winter Festival Whitby welcomes you to their first Winter Festival this year, where you can expect a buzzing Christmas market, a real ice rink, and dazzling displays. The Festival runs from 26th November to the end of March 2022. Booking your session on the ice rink…
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Autumn Family Fun at Playdale

Autumn Family Fun at Playdale

The Yorkshire Coast has an abundance of experiences for young children and one of our favourite places to visit is Playdale Farm. Unlike a lot of attractions, you really can spend an entire day here and with activities both indoors and out, it's not weather dependant either (always a relief). Playdale Farm - Animals Following a visit with our toddler this week it was great to see they are continually investing and have revamped and reopened their indoor play barn and incorporated a new section inside with ride-on tractors suitable for various ages, perfect timing now the weather is drawing…
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Top 5 Heavenly Cake Shops

Top 5 Heavenly Cake Shops

It's Friday... which means another Top 5 from the Team at LYC! This week I am overjoyed to see Bake Off back on our screens and also a fellow Scarborian as their youngest contestant, Go Freya! Today also see's some very special coffee morning's being held in aid of MacMillian so it had to be all about cake today! As we begin to welcome some mild Autumnal weather, the return of Bake Off always has me reaching for the recipe books to bake up something comforting and delicious now that summer is coming to a close (thank goodness for woolly…
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Inside Scoop – Alpamare Visit  2021

Inside Scoop – Alpamare Visit 2021

On our summer bucket list for 2021 was a visit to Alpamare. As a family of three (two adults & a three-year-old), this was definitely a treat at £41 for three hours entry; (to be fair, we were visiting on the weekend in peak season). However, I wondered if it would be worth it at the time, knowing our child was too small for any of the attractions' impressive water slides. Alpamare slide Entry to Alpamare has changed since COVID. They now operate an excellent online booking system which allows you to see the different tariffs depending on the time…
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Unexpected art – there’s a surprise at The Brunswick Centre

Unexpected art – there’s a surprise at The Brunswick Centre

During a visit to Scarborough town, I noticed a previously vacant store in the Brunswick Centre with a vibrant window display and stopped for a look. Crescent Arts - Place Window I found a welcoming and vibrant space filled with exciting pieces of art and a cool Children's Art Creation Station, exploring the theme of 'Place' brought together by Crescent Arts. Firstly, I don't usually visit Art Galleries, exhibitions or displays. With a young family usually in tow, it's not where I would usually think to go, plus I always worry that I might not 'get' what the artist wants…
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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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