Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

Parks & Playgrounds

A day out with the kids at Castle Howard is full of adventure and intrigue.

For centuries the Skelves have inhabited a secret world, over the water from Castle Howard, causing mischief and mayhem high up in the trees, interacting with birds and protecting wildlife. They’re curious about humans too and want to explore and play with them. Join them in the treetops of Yorkshire’s most magical adventure playground, Skelf Island.

Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets, and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.

Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.

Read the Mumbler Review HERE

01653 648333
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#HungryLittleMinds Hairy Bob’s story trail in Royal Albert Park in Scarborough


You can join the adventure with your little ones by picking up a FREE trail booklet, along with free stickers, from The Street, Scarborough. Follow Uncle Josh, Mia, Kai and their dog Scruffy around the park to bring the story to life and support your child’s literacy skills.


We would love to see images of you and your little ones taking part, please upload a photo to social media using the hashtag. #HLMStoryTrails


After finishing the story trail, why not enter our FREE prize draw by completing the following questionnaire:

Barrowcliff Park

Recently refurbished. 2 plays areas (for younger and older kids) and a football play area.

Opposite Briercliffe Children’s Centre
YO12 6NS

Mumbler recommended NW Sept ’18

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

Burniston Park

Burniston Park, Scarborough YO12 6

Mumbler recommended NW Sept ’18

Danby Lodge National Park Centre

Danby Lodge is set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby. From here, you can see moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls, historic buildings – all basking in glorious peace and quiet. It’s an official Dark Sky Discovery Site too, one of three in the North York Moors. Entry to the centre is free.

Lodge Ln, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB

Ebberston Park

Lovely park with fun play equipment
There is a red box near the gate for donations in order to maintain the park and the equipment in good condition.
YO13 9PA

“I can highly recommend the park in Ebberston. Just taken my boy there for a change of scenery and it’s fab – lots to do” Mumbler recommended 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

As of Saturday 4th July, Ebberston Sportsfield will reopen. Please read the bullet points below before visiting:

✴️ The toilet facilities will remain closed at this time
✴️ We strongly advise you to bring hand sanitiser with you and to sanitise your hands before and after use of equipment. We will not be cleaning the equipment between uses.
✴️ Please take your litter home with you or alternatively use the bins provided.
✴️ Social distancing is to be adhered to, please consider others using the areas and watch your children at all times.
✴️ New equipment will be arriving over the coming weeks, so please bear with us while areas are closed off.
✴️ If you or any member of the household is experience Covid symptoms DO NOT ENTER.

Falsgrave Park

Infant and junior play area
Kick-about area
Broadleaf woodland
Wildflower meadow
Mini Stonehenge
Daffodil Trail
Orienteering course
Winter and spring interest
Historic Conduit House
Legal graffiti wall

Falsgrave Park, Scarborough YO12 5

Lovely play area – Mumbler recommended NW Sept ’18

Glen, Crescent and Nuns Walk Gardens

These three fantastic and peaceful gardens are all separate but they all join together to form a lovely walk, with scenic routes to the beach.  They are perfect for the family, whether you are having a picnic or kicking a ball about or even have a paddle on the boating lake, and there is also a cafe too!

West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL
01723 383636

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

Pannett Park

Pannett Park
Whitby Museum, Whitby YO21 1RE
Phone: 01947 602908
Mumbler recommended 2017 SWE

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

Safe Ways Park

Next to Sainsbury’s supermarket and Wykeham Street bridge

Children’s play area
Start of the Scarborough to Whitby Old Railway Line
All weather sports pitch• Legal graffiti wall
Dogs welcome
Once railway sidings, this park is now the gateway to the Scarborough to Whitby Old Railway Line

It has recently been improved and now hosts a new children’s play area, teen zone and lots of space to run around

Mumbler recommended NW Sept ’18

Snainton Park

High Street

Mumbler recommended Sept 2018