Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

Parks & Playgrounds

Featured Listing

North Yorkshire Water Park

One of the largest natural sports lakes in North Yorkshire, we offer a range of fun, relaxing and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy. You can challenge yourself, learn a new skill or make a splash! Nestled in picturesque countryside, we are just off the A170, near Wykeham.

Have a go at kayaking, test your balance on a stand-up paddle board or learn to sail, take a dip and go for an open water swim or take a peaceful trip on one of our electric mini ships or pedalos.

Get away from it all on our 2.5km all-terrain walking and cycle track around the lake (FREE to use) whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings. Take a bike ride along one of our cycle tracks or wind down with a relaxing walk whilst taking in the picturesque views. We are dog friendly too so bring yours along! Please note all dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid disturbing nesting birds and wildlife.

Finish off your day with a blast on our ever popular Aquapark, with some of the largest inflatable slides, climbing walls and trampolines in the region.

Family friendly cafe on site offering a selection of hot and cold food and drink. Enjoy the view and a cup of tea even if not partaking in any activities. All welcome.


Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU

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.

Excellent place for kids – Mumbler recommended RS ‘ 18

East Ayton, Nr Scarborough, YO13 9HT

01723 863143

Burniston Park

Burniston Park, Scarborough YO12 6

Mumbler recommended NW Sept ’18

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 JT Nov ’17 LBJ Sept ’18

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 Gardens

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

These fantastic and peaceful gardens 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. Cafe too!

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.
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

The Moors National Park Centre

The Moors National Park Centre is our historic visitor centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby. From the doorstep, you can see pretty much everything that makes the North York Moors National Park so special: moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls, historic buildings – all basking in glorious peace and quiet. Home of the National Park’s Education Service.
Enjoy a big breath of moorland fresh air and soak up the sweeping views. It’s an official Dark Sky Discovery Site too, one of three in the North York Moors.
There is loads to do here and it is absolutely FREE.
Explore the open spaces … discover the secret places.
Visit the Inspired by… gallery with its changing exhibitions of work inspired by the North York Moors plus gallery shop with artworks, artisan crafts and handmade jewellery
Climb the walls! Try our fabulous climbing wall. Kids only – it’s far too much fun for adults!
Have a cuppa in The Woolly Sheep Cafe and treat yourself to some delicious home-cooking
Make like a monkey in the outdoor adventure play area
Visit our woodland kitchen for messy mud-pie making, in the Mud Kitchen, complete with ovens, cupboards, pots and pans. It’s open from spring until the end of November. Perfect for under 5’s
Get lost in the Salmon Labyrinth, following the incredible journey of a salmon upstream to its spawning grounds
Try your hand at quoits, a traditional North York Moors pastime
Brush up your wayfinding skills in the Compass Field
Explore Crow Wood via a short, circular, easy access route that starts in the main car park
Have a picnic in the grounds
The Moors National Park Centre
North York Moors National Park, Lodge Ln, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB