Join in with Active Coast this summer

Tue 11th July 2023
Join In With Active Coast This Summer

The Active Communities team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council have created an exciting and varied Active Coast programme of events, sessions and activities for the summer at several locations on the coast – and beyond.

Ranging from family paddleboarding to beach saunas, and including rockpooling and willow branch crafts, this will be a six-week programme of activities for all ages and abilities to get active, join in and enjoy.

The programme is delivered with a range of partners: new for 2023 are Whitby Well Being; SUP Paddleboard; Thread and Press CIC; and Wildcats Crafts. They join existing partners James Brunt (artist); the Yorkshire Cricket Board; Skyball Beach Volleyball Club; R-Evolution; and Plastic Free Hornsea.

All the Active Coast activities are free, but some need to be booked in advance.

Councillor Nick Coultish, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “Active Coast activities are always a hugely popular part of the summer in the East Riding, and this year, there is a very wide range of free events to choose from, whether you want to explore, relax, get fit, or get creative! There is something for everyone!”

Events include:

Parkrun: every Saturday morning at 9am at Sewerby Hall, and Humber Bridge Country Park

Woodland Yoga : Humber Bridge Country Park : Mondays 24 July to 4 September : 9am 

Woodland Yoga : Humber Bridge Country Park : Mondays 24 July to 28 August : 10am

Beach Yoga: Bridlington South Cliff Beach : Tuesdays from June through to September : 7.30am – 8.30am. 

Beach Yoga: Withernsea Pier Towers : Wednesday evenings from June through to September : 7pm-8pm.

Beach Yoga : Hornsea : Thursdays (7.30am) and Fridays (10am) : 27 July to 1 September 

Weekly Beach Clean and Litter Pick : Hornsea : Wednesdays : 10am – 2pm

All Ride Adapted Cycling : Bridlington North Promenade: every Friday through summer (until 27 October) : 10am -3pm

Sand and Stone Art with James Brunt: workshops with the popular and very talented artist James Brunt - try your hand at stone art, stacks and sculptures. Various dates, times and locations throughout the summer, including Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea.

Skyball Family Beach Volleyball Workshops : the perfect opportunity to improve volleyball skills, make new friends and have fun on the beaches of Bridlington.  Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August: 10am – 4pm : Bridlington South Cliff beach

Cricket and Beach Multi Sports with Yorkshire Cricket Board: cricket and multi sports including football, dodgeball and much more : Fridays 4 and 25 August : Bridlington South Cliff beach: 10am -1pm

Beach Multi Sports : including football, dodgeball and much more. Friday, 28 July, Friday 11 August, Friday, 18 August and Friday, 1 September : Bridlington South Cliff beach : 10am-1pm

Coastal Explorer events for all the family: throughout the summer, events include; Bushcraft at Danes Dyke; Beach Create at Hornsea, Withernsea and Bridlington; Beach Clean and Litter Pick at Hornsea and Withernsea; a Fossil Hunt at Mappleton; A family walk on Hessle Foreshore and Rockpooling at Danes Dyke. Various dates and times : visit the website for full details.

Beach sauna, breathwork, wild swim and yoga: hot sauna and cool sea dips, along with breathwork and gentle yoga: with Whitby Well Being : 2 August and 30 August - Bridlington South Cliff beach; 16 August – Hornsea: 8am – 10.30am

Introduction to Paddleboarding with SUP Paddleboarding : Join SUP Paddleboarding and Active Coast and try our new Paddleboarding session on the waters of Frodingham landing. Qualified and experienced instructors will be on hand to build your confidence and skills in this 90 minute paddleboarding session. Tuesdays, 25 July, 8 and 22 August: various times : Frodingham Landing, Church Lane, Frodingham, Driffield.

Willow branch Bugs, Butterflies and Bird Sculptures (with Thread and Press CIC): use real willow branches to make your own bug, butterfly or bird art piece for your home or garden. The workshops are on Friday, 18 August (Humber Bridge Country Park) and Friday, 1 September (Hornsea beach), with two workshops to choose from; 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. 

Forest Explorations: Crafts with Wildcats: Tuesday 1 August: Join the Wildcats for a special drop-in session exploring the creatures of the woods. Danes Dyke Nature Reserve, Bridlington :10am-12pm 

Under the Sea: Crafts with Wildcats: Tuesday 15 August: Wildcats will be exploring the ocean and beach in this crafty session. With our selection of natural materials, can you make a tinkling windchime from shells and driftwood? Danes Dyke Nature Reserve, Bridlington: 10am-12pm      

For full details of all activities, including any age limits and facilities available, and to book where appropriate, visit

Just Beverley