Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy throughout the Summer Holiday doesn’t need to be expensive, with these Fun but FREE activities and events.
FREE Events throughout the Summer Holidays at:
Scarborough, Whitby & Filey Libraries A Summer full of free events and activities at Ryedale’s libraries. There’s a reading challenge and whole programme of events – see the mumbler blog here for all the details.
Scampston Hall – Fairy Stories in the Gardens – Free for children dressed up in magical costumes
Beach Cove at Hornsea Freeport – Summer Activities Free Rock Hunting on Mondays, Free Tattoo Friday plus much more.
Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast at Rotunda Museum
Drop in, no booking required. No extra charge for activities. Adult entry costs £3 for an ANNUAL pass. Under 18s FREE.
The Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough YO11 2HB
Scarborough Art Gallery
Drop in, no booking required. No extra charge for activities. FREE with an Annual Pass. Adult entry costs £3 for an ANNUAL pass. Under 18s FREE
Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW 01723 374753
Beck Isle Museum – Summer fun with creative activities for all the family. Normal admission prices apply. Your ticket will give you 12 months admission to the museum.
Ryedale Folk Museum – twice weekly workshops. Timed activity sessions are available for each date. Normal admission charges to the Museum apply, or visit for free if you bring your valid Ryedale Folk Museum Annual Pass.
Peasholm Park, Scarborough
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
Low Cost Summer Holiday Events At Scarborough Market Hall
North Bay Railway Teddy Bears Express Every Friday during July & August. Each child aged 10 or under, who brings their own bear can travel FREE when accompanied by an adult.(maximum 2 children per adult)
Pannett Park, Whitby
Pannett Park, a haven of peace and tranquillity and located close to the centre of Whitby in North Yorkshire, is well worth a visit, whichever season of the year. Excellent for family and nature walks.
There’s also a unique Jurassic garden which is complete with a life-size replica of one of the sea creatures of the time. Add in a tree, maths and turtle trails to follow as well as both open and enclosed picnic areas and the whole park offers enormous family appeal.
Our younger visitors can enjoy creating leaf rubbings whist on the tree trail. Paper and crayons are available from the staff at the Museum desk.
Exhibit some spectacular fossils found in the local alum workings and ‘curiosities’, brought from foreign lands by the captains of Whitby’s sailing ships as well as loads of other interesting artifacts.
Pannett Park, Whitby, YO21 1RE
Adults £5 for Annual Pass (subsequent visits FREE), Children FREE
FREE One off Events (click event for more info):
Muston Scarecrow Festival (28th July to 5th August) FREE activity. Car park costs £2
Festival of Fun – FREE fun in Peasholm Park during the week
Sledmere House Teddy Bears Picnic – FREE for under 16s with a Teddy
Sun 6th August 10am – 5pm
Caterpillar Treasure Hunt at The Moors National Park Centre August 6th 11am – 4pm. Children £3, Adults free
FREE Outdoor Swim Sessions for 7 – 14 years with Swim Safe
Keep an eye on the Summer Holidays Events Page which will be continually updated throughout the Summer and don’t forget to like the Scarborough & Whitby Mumbler News page on Facebook for regular events news and posts.
Explore the Outdoors
We live in such beautiful countryside and are spoilt for choice when it comes to parks, gardens & nature reserves. All free to enjoy. Have a walk, bike ride or take a picnic…watch a combine harvester – when the sun is shining, there will be lots to see.
Make it more exciting with nature bingo, a scavenger hunt or doing some leaf rubbings – Lots of free ideas available with a quick internet search.
There are many places to explore on the Walks & the Great Outdoors
Places to Paddle
Hopefully the weather will be kind, and the places to paddle and the Yorkshire Beaches section of the website will come in handy:
Free Fun Further Afield –
Scarborough, Whitby and Filey is bursting with fun events and activities this summer, but if you fancy a change and can go a little further afield then here are some other free options:
Ryedale – similar blog but worth a check
Coppergate Urban Beach, York
Yeadon Tarnfield Park – Aeroplane spotting
Hope Pastures Donkey Sanctury – Leeds
Royal Armouries Museum – Leeds
Roundhay Park – Leeds
Living Sealife Centre – Flamborough
Peasholm Park – Scarborough
Streetlife Museum of Transport – Hull
RSPB Fairburn Ings – Castleford
See the Mumbler Website for the full list of Free Days out ideas
Last but not least, we wish you and your Mini Mumblers a happy, fun filled summer holiday!!!!
Why don’t you join the Ryedale & The Coast Mumbler Chat Group where you can share reviews of days out/activities and get ideas from others.