Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

Walks & The Great Outdoors


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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Curious About Whitby

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry England, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.
Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all.
Cafes and bike hire centre.
Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here.
Adderstone Field is fantastic for kids.
Superworm Trail with more details HERE
Staindale Lake is great for picnics.
£10 per car in summer, £5 in winter

Dalby Forest
YO18 7LT
01751 472771

 


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Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Inside the Superworm trail pack you’ll find:

  • Kraft bag to colour in
  • Forest superhero mask
  • 7 creature facts cards
  • Activity sheet to complete at home
  • Stickers
  • Pencil and crayon
  • Trail leaflet

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their trail activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase.

Follow the trail

The trail should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the forest.

It is important that visitors follow social distancing guidelines along the trail and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible.

Share your experiences and photos with #SuperwormTrail

Trail activity packs are available to purchase from the Visitor Centre during opening times and cost £3.50. You will need to drive to the trail start at the World Cup Car Park near Adderstone Field.

© 2012 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Dalby Forest, Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering YO18 7LT


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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: https://research.literacytrust.org.uk/s/HLMStoryTrail/


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Scarborough Strollers

Any parents are welcome to join us for the opportunity to meet new friends whilst getting out for a walk around our wonderful town!

Children are welcome, with or without a pram, but please read the route and see if the length of each walk is suitable for your little one to manage on foot.

Alternate weeks the walk will be kept around the Marine Drive to try and keep central for those who don’t drive or can’t access walks further away, the in between weeks will be walks in the surrounding area of Scarborough, somewhere different every week to discover new areas and keep it fresh for the children! All walks will be pushchair friendly 😊

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The Scarborough Trails

The Scarborough Trails are a collection of walks around Scarborough with things to see and activities to do along the way. Give our trails a go, they are a great way to get outside and experience Scarborough alone or with your friends, family and neighbours.

The trails belong to everyone in Scarborough, and they’re yours to use as you like, so join in! There is something for everyone – whatever your age, whatever your ability, whatever your interests.

Download a trail map, grab some friends, family or neighbours and go and explore Scarborough!

In association with North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council.

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Bempton Cliffs

Great place for a walk and to watch birds, particularly puffins. 200,000 plus birds can be seen on the cliffs from April to August. You can walk a long way along the cliff tops. To the left, there are accessible paths and the right, slightly rougher tracks. Out to the cliffs, there are accessible wooden platforms to give you the best possible view of nesting birds. Good signage helping you spot the birds. There is also a Visitor Centre with a cafe, shop and toilets.

Located on the cliff road from Bempton village (on the B1229 road from Flamborough to Filey), YO15 1JF, follow the brown tourist signs.

Bike About Filey

Filey and the surrounding area hosts some excellent cycle rides whether you are new to cycling or an experienced rider. Want to keep the children entertained? Like the idea of exploring the Yorkshire Wolds villages at a slower pace than in the car? We have the bikes to suit, whatever your plans. Flexible packages from 2 hours to as long as you need.

Please give us a call and we will try to accommodate your individual needs.

1 Union St, Filey YO14 9DZ
01723 518314

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.

Cleveland Way: Robin Hoods Bay to Boggle Hole

This is a great walk for all ages with beautiful views and lots to do along the way.

Tide permitting: Walk along the beach (south) from Robin Hoods Bay to Boggle Hole. Along the way, search for fossils, shells and rock pools – a great beach to explore and have fun.  Boggle Hole is the home to YHA Boggle Hole. The hostel was once an old mill and is tucked away practically on the shoreline of an old smugglers cove which you get to by walking across a bridge. They have a lovely café which serves great refreshments as well as running Seashore Safari’s and much more. The tide comes in very quickly and you can get cut off so you can return to Robin’s Hoods Bay on the Cleveland Way, on top of the cliffs. Climb up the path between the hostel and the beach (on your left as you look out to sea) and follow it all the way. This is an accessible route for little legs and brings you out about the Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hoods Bay. There are spectacular views. For very little legs, I suggest a carrier as there are steps at both ends. The walk can be done either way depending on the tide.

Danes Dyke, Bridlington

Danes Dyke is a Nature Reserve just North of Bridlington.  The beach is a mixture of sand and rocks, and can be accessed on foot along the clifftop walk from Sewerby (about 2 miles), and then you can take the steps all the way down to the beach.  Or you can park in the designated car park accessed from the main road from Bridlington, and then walk through the nature reserve down to the beach, there are a number of nature trails in the Dyke which can be accessed easily from the car park.

Danes Dyke, Flamborough Head, Flamborough, YO15 1DU

Farndale

Walk from Farndale village. Beautiful as the daffodils come out, lovely walk on a hard path suitable for push chairs and a good stream for a paddle!

Farndale Daffodil Walk, Low Mill, North York Moors National Park, YO62 7UY

Flamborough Clifftops

Lovely walk along the clifftops to Bempton and further towards Filey.

Flamborough Head Circular Walk

The 7-mile walk is fairly challenging, but well worth it for the views you get from the top of the cliffs. Starting in Flamborough village, the route heads by Thornwick Bay (a great photo opp), before descending on the beautiful Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve. Following the coastline on top of the cliffs, trekkers will get glorious views out to sea – perfect for a mild day.

The route also runs past the Lighthouse, before circling back round to the village and the remains of Flamborough Castle.

Not suitable for pushchairs or young children.

Forge Valley Woods & Nature Reserve

Lovely walk (approx 2 miles) on a wooden boardwalk (good for pushchairs), following the River Derwent through beautiful woodland. Starts from the Old Man’s Mouth Picnic Site. Lots of seats along the way!

YO13 9EJ

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

Guisborough Forest & Walkway

Pinchinthorpe, Guisthorpe, TS14 8HD

Pay & display car park then FREE

Onsite facilities with two play areas, a trim trail to challenge you, a sculpture trail, circular waymarked walks and bike trails, and a permanent orienteering course. A dipping platform provides access into the wetland area and there’s a regular events programme. The trail is 2.5 miles in length

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

Hutton Le Hole

Hutton-le-Hole is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about seven miles north-west of Pickering. Hutton-le-Hole is a popular scenic village within the North York Moors National Park.
‘We used to go to Hutton-le-hole as kids. Fab little streams to play in. Best in the summer months to take a picnic’
LH March 2017

“Visit Hutton le Hole on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors for a lovely family day out.
Bring a picnic and have a paddle in the pretty beck that runs through the village. There’s parking, a pub and shops selling ice cream. One of our favourite places!”

Mumbler Recommended SC ’17

www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/attractions/hutton-le-hole

Love Exploring App

Christmas Winter Fairies and Dancing Santa Trails on the Love Exploring App around Scarborough Town Centre.

Second Trail around Falsgrave Road and Victoria Road on the Love Exploring App from 4th December 2021

Christmas Window competition open to all Scarborough and Falsgrave Businesses encouraging them to keep their lights on so people can enjoy the windows, walk the Christmas Trails, before visiting the Ice Rink (details HERE)

May Beck and Falling Foss

If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it. Take the trail through the trees on a 2-mile circular route that passes an idyllic woodland tea garden and the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall, before returning alongside babbling May Beck. It’s a lovely shady walk for summer – with shallow waters to paddle in, and a bridge to play pooh-sticks from – and spectacular in autumn when the woodland colours are at their best. If you don’t intend to venture far from the tea garden and waterfall, you can use an alternative car park near Falling Foss instead.

It is possible with a pram, but carrier best if you have one as sometimes a bit boggy under foot.

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Easy directions:

  1. From the May Beck carpark, turn away from the road that you came in on and head up the gravel path. Take the immediate first right turn- along the track that’s just above the car park. You’ll soon see some steps on your left. Take them and follow a narrow path uphill through the bracken.
  2. The path soon goes through a gate, turn right (do not go over the style to your left). Stay on this path all the way to Falling Foss!
  3. When you eventually meet the road, follow it downhill to the Falling Foss Tea Garden at Midge Hall.
  4. Falling Foss and the Tea Garden is the perfect place to stop and play. Great for a paddle. There is a good viewpoint for the waterfall just past the tea garden or you can take an unofficial path down to the waterfall. It is off the main path to the right as you face the tea rooms, it is a big scramble and very steep but we enjoy the adventure and lots of people make it down.
  5. The Tea Garden itself is at Midge Hall, a tiny cottage with gardens overlooking Falling Foss. The gardens are fantastic for small children, with wooden sculptures and a small play area to explore.
  6. Coming out of the tea rooms, head over the bridge and you’ll see a wooden decked path along the side of the beck. Follow this all the way back to the start of the walk. There are some lovely places for more paddling and exploration (including a cave if you keep your eyes peeled!)

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

Raincliffe Woods

Situated to the north west of Scarborough, these form an “L” shape with Forge Valley Woods and the River Derwent.

  • Nature and geology trails
  • Throxenby mere and fishing
  • Secret Wood events
  • Boardwalks and bridleways
  • Bird feeding station
  • Bluebell wood
  • National nature reserve
  • Riverside walk

YO11 2PW

Scarborough Mere

Lovely circular walk, suitable for pushchairs and there are swans, geese, ducks, water hens and other birds to see and feed.

Accessible car park.

The Mere Cafe – perfect for a pit stop.

9 Mere Lane, Scarborough YO11 2YN

Thornwick Bay

Thornwick Bay, Flamborough. YO15 1AU

Car park at the top with toilets (open). Costs £1.80 for over 2 hours. Steep enough walk down to the beach but level so pram is possible as long as you are feeling strong on the way home!

Pebbly / rocky beach with lots to explore including an arch and caves. Puffins, razorbills and gulls can be seen on the cliffs. Be careful of the tide as you can get cut off quickly.

Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Tophill Low, Driffield – YO25 9RH

£3.50 Adults, £1.80 Children

Tophill Low Nature reserve is an active Yorkshire Water treatment works built in 1959. It formally opened as a nature reserve in 1993 and features 12 hides spread across a 300 acre site that flanks the river Hull.

Spend the day wandering through the woods, wetlands and grasslands marvelling at all kinds of wildlife, from otters to dragonflies.

5km of surfaces paths make it accessible to all users.

We recommend bringing lunch with you as the nearest town is nearly 10 miles away. Please note dogs are not permitted on the reserve nor are to be left in cars.

Top tip – pond dipping equipment available and great nature walks. If you are lucky you may get to see the resident snake! Occasional open days where more going on

 

Wykeham

Lovely walks off the North York Moors Road in Wykeham

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