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Things to do in Scarborough

Famous seaside resort brimming with life and full of charm

Are you looking for things to do in Scarborough? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Grand Hotel and Beaches


Did you know...

  • Scarborough won the 2008/2009 award for the most creative and inspiring entrepreneurship initiative in Europe.
  • Dramatist Alan Ayckbourn is based in Scarborough where he has lived for a number of years. He has produced some sixty plays in Scarborough.
  • Famous author Anne Bronte passed away at the Scarborough Great Hotel in 1849.



 

  Attractions

Terror Tower

Haunted House Style Adventure.
21/22 Foreshore Road
Scarborough
YO11 1PB

01723365373

 

North Bay Railway

Historic seaside miniature railway.
Burniston Road
Scarborough
YO12 6PS

01723368791

 

Military Adventure Park Crazy Combat

Get into combat zone and choose from the outdoor Laser Battle, Paintball Shooting Range, Tank Driving or Inflatable Assault Course.
Peasholm Gap
Scarborough
YO12 7TP

 

Scarborough Castle

English Heritage - With its 2,500 year history, stunning location and panoramic views over the Yorkshire coastline.
Castle Road
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 1HY

 

Sea Life And Marine Sanctuary

Over 130 different species, crazy golf course and much more.
Scalby Mills
Scarborough
YO12 6RP

 

Betton Farm Visitor Centre

Tea room, play area, animals, farm shop and much more.
Racecourse Road
East Ayton
YO13 9HT

01723863143

 

Hunmanby Castle FREE

The site of Hunmanby Castle motte and bailey. The castle was built by Guilbert de Gant (1048-1095) in the 11th century.
Castle Hill
Hunmanby
YO14 0JX

 

Bridestones, Crosscliff And Blakey Topping FREE

National Trust - Moorland nature reserve with unusual and unique rock formations.
Staindale
Pickering
North Yorkshire
YO18 7LR

 

Hunmanby Village And Heritage Trail FREE

Hunmanby is a traditional farming village set on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.
Hunmanby
Yorkshire Wolds
YO14 0JT

Recommended by Nina Sheeran, Hunmanby
“It is a large and historic Yorkshire village, and Gateway to the Wolds with the remains of a Norman castle, ancient Church, manor house, and remarkable chalk-built cottages.”

 

Hunmanby Hall Golf And Leisure

A family-run organization with a personal service, providing high quality local sporting and training facilities.
Hall Park Road
Hunmanby
Filey
YO14 0HZ

 

Filey Bird Garden And Animal Park

Exotic birds, farmyard animals, play areas and much more.
Scarborough Road
Filey
YO14 9PG

01723514439

 
 

  Children's Activities

Hairy Bob's Skate/BMX Park FREE

Hairy Bobs Skate Park is a FREE outdoor concrete Skatepark and dirt jump area located in Scarborough's North Bay.
Royal Albert Drive
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 1HZ

Recommended by Vince Farrell, Scarborough

 

Playdale Farm Park

If there is a visit you make this year with your children, make it to Playdale Farm Park.
Killerby Grange, Station Road
Cayton
Scarborough
YO11 3TL

01723586351

 
 

  Parks

Peasholm Park FREE

Open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park is FREE.
Peasholm Drive
North Bay
Scarborough
YO12 7TR

 

Falsgrave Park FREE

Falsgrave Park is valuable community green space, attracting visitors from all over Scarborough to it's play area.
Springhill Road
Scarborough
YO12 4AE

 

Peasholm Park FREE

Fun packed park with boating lake, cafe and much more.
21-23 Victoria Park
Scarborough
YO12 7TS

01723500954

 

Filey Dams Nature Reserve FREE

The last remaining freshwater marsh of any size in the area, Filey Dams is a magnet for migratory birds.
Wharfedale
Filey
North Yorkshire
YO14 0DG

 

Burton Riggs Nature Reserve FREE

The large, open lakes at Burton Riggs make it a fantastic place to watch wildfowl and waders, particularly during autumn migration.
Off the A64 just outside Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 4QE

 

Harland Mount Nature Reserve FREE

Set on a steep hill ascending out of Scarborough, this rough acid pasture and scrub woodland nature reserve offers beautiful views.
Stepney Hill
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 5NL

 

Chafer Wood Nature Reserve FREE

Bluebells, ramsons and other woodland pants offer a tapestry of colour in this idyllic mixed broadleaved woodland nature reserve.
Just north of the village of Ebberston
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO13 9PA

 
 

  Galleries

Scarborough Art Gallery

Popular art gallery and Scarborough Sculpture Park.
The Crescent
Town Centre
YO11 2PW

01723384503

 
 

  Bowling

Olympia Scarborough

Bowling, arcades, mini go-karts, soft play, cafe and much more.
Foreshore Road
Scarborough
YO11 1NU

01723377960

 
 

  Cinema

Hollywood Plaza

Multi-Screen Cinema.
159 North Marine Road
Scarborough
YO12 7HU

01723507567

 
 

  Theatre

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Two theatres, restaurant and bars.
Westborough
Scarborough
YO11 1JW

01723370541

 

The Spa

Historic conference and entertainment venue. Music, drama, comedy and ballet throughout the year.
Spa Complex
South Bay
YO11 2HD

01723376774

 

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Europe's largest open air theatre.
Burniston Road
Scarborough
YO12 6PF

02079371773

 
 

  Golf

West Avenue Pitch And Putt

West Avenue Pitch and Putt is situated in the picturesque seaside town of Filey on the North Yorkshire coast.
West Avenue
Filey
North Yorkshire
YO14 9BQ

 

Raven Hall Country House Hotel & Golf Course

Golf Club.
Ravenscar
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO13 0ET

 

Ganton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Ganton
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 4PA

 

Filey Golf Club

Filey Golf Club was established in 1897. The original course was situated on land to the north of this fine old East Yorkshire fishing town.
West Avenue
Filey
North Yorkshire
YO14 9BQ

 

Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club

The Golf Club is situated approximately one mile south of the town centre and is split by Filey Road which makes the course very distinctive with parkland holes and links style holes on the coastal side.
Deepdale Avenue
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 2UE

01723-374737

 
 

  Leisure centres

Scarborough Indoor Swimming Pool And Fitness Centre

Swimming and fitness centre.
Ryndale Crescent
Scarborough
YO12 6AQ

01723367137

 

Oasis Leisure Club

Health and fitness club based at The Royal Hotel.
St Nicholas Street
Scarborough
YO11 2HE

01723356771

 

Sunset Fitness

Health and fitness club.
34 Belle Vue Street
Scarborough
YO12 7EP

01723352447

 
 

  Water sports

Scarborough Sub Aqua Club

Learn to scuba dive.
25 St Marys Street
Scarborough
YO11 1QW

01723372036

 
 

  Riding

Snainton Riding Centre

Lessons available for all ages and abilities.
Station Road
Snainton
YO13 9AP

01723859218

 

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