The lighter way to enjoy Summer – FREE or low cost ideas!
Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy throughout the Summer Holiday doesn’t need to be expensive, with these Fun but FREE (or LOW COST) activities and events.
Scarborough, Whitby & Filey Libraries are running a Summer full of free and low cost events and activities. This years reading challenge is the Space Chase – see the mumbler blog HERE for all the details.
Scampston Hall – Fairy Stories in the Gardens – Free for children dressed up in magical costumes
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)
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!
Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU
Hands on activities and displays all week! Free to visit.
Living Seas Centre, North End, Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1
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
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.
Couple of cheap ideas to do at home are Chalk Drawings. You can pick up a box of chunky chalk cheaply now. No cleaning up required, just wait for the rain to wash it away!
Apparently water painting on the fence has the potential to keep little people busy for hours! All that’s required is a bucket of water and a paint brush and point them at the fence!! Maybe coincide with Bubbles! Big bubbles, little bubbles, popping bubbles, bubble machines = lots of bubble fun!!
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 across Ryedale – similar blog but worth a check