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 01723 500954
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.
Whitby Museum 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.
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