Things to do on the Yorkshire Coast

June 6, 2013 Coastdale Parks


As the Great Outdoors goes, the Yorkshire Coast really is great. It's full of cool creatures and fantastic adventures. The National Trust has tracked down 50 of the best outdoor things to do before you're 11 ¾ and there's loads of them you can do here.
  • Our guide to doing the 50 things on the Yorkshire Coast

    50 Things To Do Before You're 11 And Three Quarters
    For tips on how to get better at these adventures, play a few games and find out how to win a special explorer medal check out our new 50 things website.
    So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start ticking the 50 things off. It sounds like so much fun even our Ranger team are having a go.
  • No 1. Climb a tree

    A man sitting in a tree © Gareth Wilson
    Hayburn Wyke is our top spot for tree climbing on the Yorkshire Coast. Try to find a tree with big sturdy braches and get climbing.
  • No 2. Roll down a really big hill

    A person rolling down a hill © Wayne Appleton
    Find a nice grassy slope to roll down like Kate did. It's best to avoid places with thistles and nettles growing. 
  • No 5. Skim a stone

    A man skimming a stone © Kate Phillips
    Chris is our expert stone skimmer. He recommends heading to the beach on a day when the waves aren't too big so you can get lots of bounces.
  • No 12. Hunt for treasure on the beach

    A man digging in the sand © Kate Phillips
    Chris might not have the best treasure hunting technique. Try looking in the strand line to see what you can find.
  • No 17. Set up a snail race

    People watching snails on a wall © Gareth Wilson
    Look under stones and logs to find your champion racing snails. Make sure you give them plenty of encouragement once they're off.
  • No 18. Balance on a fallen tree

    A man balancing on a fallen tree © Chris Wood
    Find a nice big fallen tree like Gareth and see how long you can keep your balance for.
  • No 22. Take a look inside a tree

    A man looking into a hollow tree © Chris Wood
    There could be all sort of exciting creepy crawlies in a hollow tree. Just take a peek and see what you can find.
  • No 23. Visit an island

    A woman standing on a rock © Chris Wood
    There aren't too many islands on the Yorkshire Coast, so you might have to use your imagination like Kate did.
  • No 24. Feel like you're flying in the wind

    A man jumping in the air © Chris Wood
    The Yorkshire Coast has some of the highest sea cliffs in England so there's always plenty of wind about. Don't fly too close to the edge though.
  • No 25. Make a grass trumpet

    Making a grass trumpet © Gareth Wilson
    It's easy to make a grass trumpet. All you need is a nice big blade of grass and plenty of puff. 
  • No 26. Hunt for fossils and bones

    Hunting for fossils and bones © Gareth Wilson
    The Yorkshire Coast is famous for its fossils. It's not too hard to find fossil remains on the beaches all the way along the coast, but our favourite spot for a good hunt is Port Mulgrave.
  • No 29. Get behind a waterfall

    A man standing under a waterfall
    Hayburn Wyke is well known for its waterfall. You might have to be prepared to get a bit wet if you want to try and get behind it though.
  • No 37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool

    A man looking in a rock pool © Kate Phillips
    There are loads of great places to go rock pooling on the Yorkshire Coast. Try Robin Hood's Bay, Saltburn or Boggle Hole. 
  • No 39. Catch a crab

    a small crab on a hand © Kate Phillips
    While you're checking out those crazy creatures, see if you can catch a crab. Remember to keep your fingers away from the pincers. Do you think you can find a bigger one than Kate did?
  • No 49. Find a geocache

    Finding a geocache © Gareth Wilson
    There are loads of geocaches hidden along the coast, so it's a great place to try out this exciting hobby for the first time. There are some tough ones to keep experienced geocachers like Gareth entertained too.
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