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Scarborough - Nature, Parks & Gardens

Toy battleships

Scarborough is a fantastic base for nature lovers, sandwiched as it is between coast and country. Walk along the beach, and you can spot wildfowl, waders and other seabirds; seals, porpoises, and, if you’re really lucky, the occasional whale or even basking shark.Head north, and within ten minutes you’re in the North York Moors National Park, with game birds, curlew and deer; south for the Wolds, with a chance of spotting a magnificent red kite, and the world famous Bempton Cliffs, bustling with puffins and gannets. Just inland, you can find the gorgeous Forge Valley, with its ancient woodland and trout stream.

If you prefer your great outdoors just a little less wild, Scarborough’s many parks and gardens are one of its great glories, including Peasholm Park with its Willow-pattern-themed island, where you can walk, boat, listen to music from the lake-centre bandstand, or enjoy the unique and eccentric experience of the Naval Warfare – a miniature recreation of the Battle of the River Plate, featuring the smallest man-powered navy in the world!

Falsgrave Park

Scarborough

Falsgrave Park is valuable community green space, attracting visitors from all over Scarborough to it's play area, scenic variety, woodland splendour and stunning coastal views.

 
 
Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

Scarborough (4 miles, 6 km)

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Our attractions include an animal farm, outdoor playground & undercover picnic area, indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area and gift shop.

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

Scarborough (0 miles, 1 km)

The gardens are planted with very strongly fragrant flowers, for the blind to especially enjoy.

Betton Farm Visitor Centre / Animal Farm

Betton Farm

Scarborough (3 miles, 5 km)

Something to see for all the family meet farmyard friends ride on toy tractors play in the play area. Enjoy farm baking and home cooking in our restaurant

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

Scarborough (7 miles, 11 km)

Want a chance to do things at your own pace? The Grainary gives you the lively, unique culture of a working English farm amidst the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Falsgrave Park

Falsgrave Park

Scarborough (1 miles, 1 km)

Falsgrave Park is a valuable community green space attracting visitors from all over Scarborough to its play area, scenic variety woodland splendour and stunning coastal views.

Winter at Peasholm

Peasholm Park

Scarborough (1 miles, 1 km)

Peasholm Park is an historic and uniquely beautiful Green Flag park in Scarborough's North Bay.

Pesky Husky Trekking

Pesky Husky Trekking

Scarborough (7 miles, 12 km)

Take this unique opportunity to meet and work with some of the worlds most charismatic dogs.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Scarborough (1 miles, 1 km)

The Italian Gardens in Scarborough are a famous and very beautiful area on Scarborough's South Cliff. They are a part of Scarborough's renaissance and conservation of the underlying Victorian heritage.

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scarborough (2 miles, 2 km)

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's On

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Quicker by Rail

Lunchtime Lecture with Karen Snowden

Scarborough

Tue 10 - Tue 31 Jan 2017

Lunchtime Lectures with Karen Snowden - THE HISTORY OF BRITISH SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Helmsley

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production returns in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. This is an astonishing physical piece of solo theatre and visual storytelling performed by Alex Walton, featuring the music of David Bowie.

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty

Helmsley

Sun 22 Jan 2017

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby

Sun 22 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby

Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 6pm Saturday 18 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 2.30pm Monday 20 February: 2.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 2.30pm Wednesday 22 February: 2.30pm Thursday 23 February: 6pm

Easy Street with Howard Beaumont

Easy Street with Howard Beaumont: The Monday Menu

Scarborough

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Relax with the wonderful backdrop of Scarborough’s South Bay whilst listening to some of the very best musical talent that the local area has to offer.

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Bridget Jones's Baby(15)

Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

Helmsley

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again.

Give Blood

Give Blood: Blood Donation Session

Scarborough

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Do something amazing.

The Carpenters Story

The Carpenters Story

Scarborough

Fri 27 Jan 2017

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter.

Til the Boys Come Home with Jessa Liversidge

'Til the Boys Come Home with Jessa Liversidge

Helmsley

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Additional information/quotes for website if needed “A superbly structured and beautifully delivered performance. Jessa is a master at combining performance, emotion and a warm humour into her shows. A gem of an evening.”

80s Party Night

80s Party Night

Scarborough

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Relive the 80s at Scarborough Spa in January 2017.

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby

Mon 30 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Shoresound

Shoresound: The Monday Menu With Music

Scarborough

Mon 30 Jan 2017

This week we are delighted to welcome Shoresound Duo, who are Harry Bullen and Terri-Ann Prendergast.

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Queen of Katwe(PG)

Queen of Katwe (PG)

Helmsley

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family.