Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

Days Out in Scarborough


Have fun (re-)discovering Scarborough, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air.

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Opens 6th April 2022 and this year will be open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm

The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer Organ in our spacious ballroom. Set in the scenic grounds of the Flower of May Holiday Park on the coast road between Scarborough and Filey.

Here at the museum we have a well stocked tea bar providing, sandwiches, cakes and lavish afternoon teas. Sit in the ballroom and be entertained by the vintage dance organs while you eat.

Once you’ve had a look around the museum, make the most of your day and take the little one(s) swimming too! The indoor pool on the Flower of May is open to the public!

Lebberston Cliff, Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU
01723 586698

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Alpamare, Scarborough

Waterpark in Scarborough with indoor and outdoor pools, slides, spa, food and drink. Sessions must be booked in advance.

North Bay, 28 Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PH
01723 339 859

Betton Farm

Betton Farm is a Visitors Centre, Tea Room, Farm shop, Farm Yard and playground. There are plenty of things to do and see even in wet weather.  The farm animals are always a favourite with the children especially in spring time with our newly born lambs and piglets. With chickens, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits children can get close to their favourite farm animals.

Large grassed play equipment area with climbing frames and slides. For the under 5’s there’s a wide range of small ride on bikes and cars to play on.

East Ayton, Nr Scarborough, YO13 9HT
01723 863143

Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track

The Cinder Track, between Scarborough and Whitby, is a popular off road route through the North York Moors National Park, just inland from the stunning North Yorkshire coast.  It follows the old railway line and gives views on the coast and countryside. 21 miles of track ideal for walking, biking and riding. The track starts in Sainsbury’s carpark off Falsgrave Road, Scarborough.

Crafty Creations Cafe

Paint a pot and try other crafts at the Crafty Creations Cafe, a place fun for all ages and all weathers. We also offer children’s craft time that provides a range of affordable activities suitable for younger children. Or you can also book a  children’s party or an adult only craft evening.

Only here for the day, no problem! Many of our crafts including Acrylic painting of pots can be taken with you once complete or we can post them to you when they have been glazed and fired.

4 Eastborough, Scarborough, YO11 1NW
01723 364419

Dexters Surf Shop

Dexters provide a professional, surfing experience, all year round, to people from all walks of life.

The Surf lessons offered is designed by the ASI team to be educational, rewarding and fun, helping people to try something new, advance on what they know already, or just to get out there in the water and have fun. Prices start at £35 per person.

North Bay, Kepwick House, North Bay, Scarborough, YO12 7TN
01723 377 565

Escape Room, Scarborough

Re-opening for bookings on 1st April 2022.  Participants are “locked” in a room, and have only sixty minutes to solve a series of clues, puzzles and riddles to enable them to successfully complete their mission and ‘escape’ the room – and so win the game. We recommend that groups of under 16s should have at least one adult in their team.

2 Vernon Road, YO11 2NG
01723 372147

Hidden Horizons

Based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire we offer a wide range of events, including fossil hunts, rock pooling trips, dinosaur footprint walks, etc. Their experienced leaders will be able to show you the amazing secrets hidden on our coast, from 180 million year old fossils and Jurassic dinosaur footprints to the creatures that call it home today. Ideal for families, small groups and birthday parties!

Scarborough, South Bay. Ring for details and prices.
01723 817017

Mrs Pots’ Pots

A friendly place for people of any age or artistic ability to come and explore their creativity… or just splatter some paint on a pot! We love to help with capturing the perfect hand, foot and Paw prints in paint or clay. Gift vouchers are available for a unique present or new baby gift..

5 North Marine Road, Scarborough, YO12 7EY
01723 447475

North Bay Railway

Historic seaside miniature railway, offering a wide range of attractions including the Sky Trail, Water Walking Balls, Boating Lake, and Historic Water Chute. Operating trains since 1931, taking passengers for around ¾ mile from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering beautiful views of Scarborough’s North Bay. 100% wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead. Trains start running from 10.40am every day from April to end of October.

Burniston Rd, Scarborough, YO12 6PF
01723 368791

North Yorkshire Water Park

Offers a range of watersport activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, open water swimming, sailing, canoeing. Plus walks, cycle track, cafe and a relaxing environment. Free parking, free entry, you only pay to play.

NEW for 2022 – Toddler Aqua Park – Open weekends and holidays

Online bookings  – £12 per child this includes a short wetsuit if available. Each session is an hour. For ages 3 – 7 years.

Our toddler aqua park that allows younger children the chance to enjoy slides and bounce like the main AquaPark’s but in the enclosed Splash Kingdom.  Parents follow their children round the inflatable that has a paddle depth of 100 millimetres of water in the base for slip and slide fun. This activity can also be used dry on colder days to allow the fun to continue. All participants must be accompanied by an Adult (an adult is someone over the age of 18.) and are under the full supervision of said adult. One adult can supervise 3 children.

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU

01723 865052

Olympia Leisure

12 lane Ten Pin Bowling Alley with fabulous balcony views of Scarborough’s Seafront and Bay, also a large Arcade. Children’s parties available.

Olympia Leisure, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1NU
01723 377 960

Peasholm Park, Scarborough

Peasholm Park Scarborough, North Yorkshire is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is free. Within the park is a boating lake with an island to explore in the middle.  There are also lots of pathways leading around the park and surrounding woodlands.  Also a café & toilets.

There are dinosaurs & fairies on the loose in Peasholm Park! Grab your mobile phone and take your children along to play our Augmented Reality Dinosaur Safari and Winter Fairy Fun. The Love Exploring app is free to download

Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough YO12 7QZ
01723 500954

Playdale Farm

Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, indoor playbarn, outdoor playground and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas.

Closed Fridays during term time, OPEN Queens Jubilee Friday (Friday 3rd June 2022)

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3AT
01723 586351

Redcliffe Farm

A superb local farm shop filled with amazing local produce. A Cafe, courtyard of animals and play farm all wait to be discovered.

Redcliffe Farm, Redcliffe Lane, Lebberston, Scarborough, YO11 3NT.
01723 583194

Rotunda Museum

The Rotunda Museum is full of fascinating objects, including fossils found on East Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast. Come face to face with the wonderful creatures which once called Yorkshire home at the Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast display. See the fascinating collection of fossils and specially commissioned reconstructions of what marine life was like millions of years ago. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Rotunda Museum, Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, YO11 2HB
01723 353665

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, as well as having regular events for children, especially during the holidays. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm. No need to pre-book.

The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
01723 374753

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is beautifully situated on the cliffs giving panoramic views of Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. Experience 3,000 years of history, play on the grassy headland, and grab a take away coffee from the coffee shed.  No need to book in advance but it is recommended.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
01723 372451

Scarborough Footgolf

With a 9 hole main course and a 9 hole adventure course both ideal for players of all ages and abilities.  Great prices with discounts for families and groups. Open 9am til dusk on weekdays, 10am to 6pm on weekends.

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3TP
07519 189411

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Various enclosures of sea life to see including turtles, seal, sharks and penguins. Also an outdoor play area and Pirate golf. Open daily, times vary.

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP
0871 4232110

Sky Trail Adventure

Experience the high-level thrills of the North Bay Railway’s Sky Trial Adventure, one of only a few in the country. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, rise to the challenge around our 2 level rope bridge and beam course. Minimum age is 5 years old and you must be 1m tall to use the Sky Trail Adventure. Adventurers less than 1.2m tall must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over.

North Bay, North Yorkshire, Scarborough, YO12 6PF
01723 368791

Stained Glass Centre

Situated between the Yorkshire coastal resorts of Scarborough and Filey. Discover the history of and see how stained glass is made, learn how to make stained glass and fused glass in our new class room. Visit our extensive showroom for lampshades, mirrors and gifts, relax in our tearoom and gardens, hot daily specials, freshly baked cakes and scones.

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP
01723 581236

The Plough Inn, Lebberston

The Fun farm soft play area near Scarborough! It is perfect for little ones – from babies to big kids! Perfect for a rainy day. And while your little ones are letting off steam and burning some energy at our indoor play area, you can sit back and relax and enjoy snack from our tasty menu or a drink. For older children, we also have an outdoor play area. Here they can enjoy slides, swings and a climbing frame, all of which are free to use.

Boak End, Lebberston, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NX
01723 582224

The Secret Realm Scarborough

Indoor soft play area with junior, toddler and baby areas. Customer café. Party packages are available.

5-8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Rd, Scarborough, YO11 3YS
01723 586665

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