Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

Rainy Days

Featured Listing


In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.

Featured Listing

Flower of May Holiday Park

Leisure Centre & Indoor Swimming Pool – open to the public

Our indoor swimming pool is family friendly and ideal for those looking to swim with little ones! We have a shallow pool especially for babies and toddlers, plus a main pool which gradually deepens to a maximum or 1.5m. We offer splash sessions throughout the year on Saturday’s, plus sessions on a Sunday during our holiday park opening times, and another session on a Wednesday during school holidays! We always recommend checking our website before coming along as session times and opening can vary depending on the time of year.

We also host swimming lesson groups, Aquafit and other groups. As well as our indoor pool we have pool tables, squash courts, a small arcade and an indoor, soft multi court for kids to enjoy! For parents there are freshly ground coffees available from the kiosk.

Find out more and our up to date opening times here

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The Deep

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.

Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.

Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.

The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.

The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.

Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.

Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).

During the school holidays there are also arts and crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.

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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!

They can explore this miniature wonderland, which is filled with slides, tunnels, ladders and tonnes of soft and squidgy balls! You can easily keep an eye on your youngsters as they run, dive and jump in to non-stop fun!

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. Our Scarborough soft play area is situated on the first floor and entry costs £3.50, for a full day’s unlimited access.

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

Tel: 01723 582224


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The Scarborough Fair Collection

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


Read our Mumbler Review HERE

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Things to do on a rainy day at home

We have written a blog with suggestions as to what to do on a rainy day at home (mainly using stuff you have readily available)….HERE

AirTime Trampoline Park

We have a range of sessions available to accommodate a variety of ages, abilities & needs, including our General Sessions (Air Fun) and Fitness Sessions (Air Fit) as well as sessions dedicated to Tots (Air Tots), Families & those with Additional Needs (Air +).
Our on-site cafeteria is fully stocked with light snacks, confectionary and both hot and cold beverages to keep energy levels high!
We accommodate parties and group bookings 7 days a week!

Please note minimum ages:-
Air + 4 to 16 (Junior). One supervising Standard Age 18+ required for every 1 Junior.
Air Fun – 4+ years (Standard).
Air Families – Ages 4 to 13 (Junior). One supervising Standard Age 18+ required for every 2 Juniors.
Air Tots – Ages 3 to 5 (Junior). One supervising Standard Age 18+ for every 2 Juniors.
Air Party – Age 4+.

Milhome Avenue,  Skelton Industrial Estate,  Skelton, TS12 2LQ
 01287 653179

Alpamare, Scarborough

Large wave pool, warm outdoor garden pool, Splash and Play area or stunning outdoor infinity pool.
4 long water rides.
Under 6’s go free but they are not allowed on the slides.
North Bay
28 Burniston Road
YO12 6PH
01723 86 1431

“If you go Mon-Fri 10-12 then the cost is £9 for Adults and under 6’s are free. None of the slides are open until 12 (under 6’s can’t go on them anyway). There are 2 heated pools outside with sea views which were amazing, a large wave pool inside and a water splash area for younger ones with a couple of slides.” Mumbler user ’19


Bridlington Leisure World

  • 25 metre six- lane swimming pool.
  • 13m x 7m learner pool with a moveable floor.
  • Splash Zone to include waterplay features and two interactive water slides connected to the learner pool.

Leisure World, Promenade, Bridlington YO15 2QQ
Phone: 01262 606715
“Lovely pool with lots to entertain the kids. Not too expensive either. The designated times worked well for us, prevent you staying too long. Climbing wall is really fun! Café is nice as well.” SF ’17


Pottery painting fun for all the family, come rain or shine.

Hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes are also available!

5B Skinner Street, Whitby YO21 3AH
01947 825824
Opening Hours Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Energi Trampoline Park

Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.

Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.

3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
01904 360 500

Filey Museum

A lovely museum for adults and children alike.

“Probably the best small museum anywhere”

Mumbler recommended AG ’18 – “a great place to visit, especially on a rainy day”

Filey Museum,
8 to 10 Queen Street, Filey, YO14 9HB
tel: 01723 515013

Forum Cinema

The Esplanade, Bridlington YO15 2PB
Phone: 01262 676767

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

24 Hour Information Line: 01723 507567

159 North Marine Road
YO12 7HU

Imagination Village

Stimulating role play area where young children can explore, play and learn whilst having fun. The village scene includes a number of different buildings, eg. they can be fire fighters and then the next they can pop next door into the cafe and make tea for their friends.

A baby area is a safe and secure environment for babies to freely explore without the hustle bustle of the older children.

Coffee shop for the grown ups

Monday – Sunday: 09:30AM – 17:30PM

Unit 26, Hartlepool Workshops, Usworth Road, Hartlepool TS25 1PD

(01429) 597 879

John Bull’s World of Rock

John Bull’s World of Rock is a total sensory experience.

and experience manufacturing for yourself as you make your own chocolate lolly and personalise a stick of rock* (there is a nominal charge for this facility).
*When production programme allows
the history of the area’s premier confectioners as told by John Bull’s ancestor.
an assortment of tantalising aromas whilst our products are being made, in particular our irresistible Belgian chocolates and mouth watering Yorkshire biscuits.
and learn the secrets of rock and chocolate production unfold before your very eyes!
our delicious range of products at the World of Rock.

Unit 1 Lancaster Road, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington YO15 3QY
01262 678525

Mini Monsterz Scarborough

Indoor soft play area with junior, toddler and baby areas.
Every evening from 6pm Laser Tag is run.
Customer café.
Party packages are available.
Free parking
5-8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Rd, Scarborough, YO11 3YS
(01723) 586665

Mini Monsterz Whitby

The areas biggest & best Children’s Indoor Play Area with Pottery Painting Studio and Climbing Wall. Laser Tag venue every evening.
Fantastic Party venue and Customer cafe, with Ample FREE parking.
Loads to do for all the family, with NO age, height or time restrictions.

The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby, YO21 1RL
01947 821106

Olympia Leisure

12 lane Ten Pin Bowling Alley with fabulous balcony views of Scarborough’s Seafront and Bay

Kart track, recommended ages between 4 and 10 years. £1.00 per car / child. Adults can ride with their child


Children’s parties available.

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

Playdale Farm

Open from 30th March 2019 

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

Great place for a children’s party too. Includes FREE entry to the farm.

Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL 01723 586351.

Pot 2 Doodle Do

A family friendly place for people of any age or artistic ability to come and explore their creative sides. Fun relaxing and creative studio for children’s parties, hen parties and babies hand and footprints.
Create original personalised presents for birthdays, christenings, weddings, anniversaries ( the 9th wedding anniversary is pottery!) Valentines Day, Mothering Sunday and Fathers Day.
We also offer clay imprints and activities.
Gift vouchers are also available for a unique present or new baby gift.

5 North Marine Road, Scarborough, YO12 7EY

01723 447475

Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110
Open daily from 10am
Various enclosures of sealife to see including turtles and penguins. Also play area, mini golf and soft play

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

WHISH Sensory Room

Monday – Friday 10 – 4pm and can open at weekends with prior arrangement.

A multi-sensory sensory room is a stimulating environment aimed at developing coordination, motor skills, colour recognition, communication and sensory skills for children and adults with sensory impairments.
The senses can be auditory, visual, tactile, motor, cognition, communication, proprioception or vestibular.
The facilities can be used both passively and interactively to:

  • calm overactive behaviours
  • relax and bond with children / parents / carers
  • engage or stimulate the senses to learn
  • control new movements or recover / re-learn / rehabilitate

To arrange a FREE induction session call 07534 117458

Following your induction you can book the Sensory Room for £10 per hour for up to 4 supervised children.

St. Hilda’s Business Centre
The Ropery
YO22 4ET

Whitby Amusements on Pier Road

On Pier Road there are three amusement arcades. As well as the usual bingo, slot machines and small children’s rides, there is a crazy golf with a pirate theme, shooting gallery, mini ten pin bowling and a soft play centre for younger children, alongside a cafe for the parents to supervise from.

Pier Road, Whitby, YO21 3PU

Whitby Museum

Visiting Whitby Museum is a good indoor activity for older children. It is home to many fascinating collections. The Archaeology Collection displays Bronze Age weapons and Roman lamps amongst other things. The Captain Cook collection contains many historically important artifacts, that illustrate his association with Whitby and events of his voyages (1768-1779). The museum houses one of the best collections of Jet artifacts in the world. There are many examples of jewellery (broaches and pendants), a chess table and even a model of Whitby Abbey!

Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE · 01947 602908

Whitby Pavillion

The Whitby Pavilion is a multi purpose venue on the Yorkshire Coast including a cinema

West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN
Phone: 01947 458899