What is the Puffin Festival?

Flamborough Cliffs boast the UK’s best land-based puffin viewing opportunities, as featured this month on the BBC’s Blue Planet UK. Yet many people aren’t aware that one of the most recognisable birds breed in the UK.

The festival will raise awareness of a puffin colony that is Yorkshire born and bred and an opportunity to highlight the other wildlife residents of the Headland’s via a variety of attractions, events, and activities that everyone can enjoy.

Yorkshire Coast BID are pleased to support this event again for 2022. 

The Detail

The full events programme is available on the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Event Pages

The 2022 event takes place on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May at Flamborough Cliffs nature reserve for expert-led guided walks, boat trips and much more…

Yorkshire’s Flamborough Headland is one of the best places in the country to see puffins from land – as well as thousands of other seabirds. Experience the sights and sounds of our ‘seabird city’ through a fun-filled programme of events.

Start the weekend by checking in at Puffin HQ events across the weekend include:

  • Waves of Waste beach clean
  • Seawatch with Flamborough Bird Observatory
  • Clifftop Guided Walk
  • Seabird Storytelling
  • Puffin Creation Station
  • Face Painting
  • Living Seas Safari
  • Night-time Seashore Safari
  • Seashore Safari
  • Peering at Puffins

People are advised to book in advance as some events are already fully booked.


Who will benefit?

The Puffin Festival will give businesses, residents and visitors the opportunity to:-

  • Benefit from the profile of the event and the increased footfall at a time of year when numbers dip before the holidays.
  • Encourage locals to engage with the wildlife opportunities on their doorsteps and explore the area in more detail
  • Draw unique visitors to the headland, move them between attractions, and increase both footfall and visitor spend in a safe and responsible way.

Yorkshire Puffin Festival is taking place from Saturday 14 May & Sunday 15 May 2022.

Investment:  £13,315

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