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Nature, Parks & Gardens

The coast’s villages are the ideal base for the nature lover to explore seawards to the east, and the gorgeous North York Moors National Park and the Wolds to the west. The area is alive with wildlife, and is nationally and internationally important for certain types of plantlife: the North York Moors is the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England.
Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

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

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens - Filey

Murray Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DA

Honeysuckle Farm

Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY

Gardenfarming Self Sufficiency Courses

Meadows, Withernwick Lane, Cowden, HU11 4UH

Filey Dams - Credit Jess Bersey

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

Off Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HU

Falsgrave Park

Falsgrave Park

Top of Oak Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4AP

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.

Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG

With 5 acres to explore, you can feed friendly animals, have fun on the adventure trail, learn amazing wildlife facts, or simply relax in beautiful gardens whilst watching exotic birds.

Mappleton Picnic Area

Mappleton Picnic Site

Off B1242 Hornsea - Withernsea Road, Opposite church, Mappleton, HU18 1XU

Fantastic coastal views and seascapes. Viewing area, picnic site, toilets and car park.

Flamborough South Landing Beach

Flamborough South Landing

South Landing, Flamborough, YO15 1PQ

South Landing is a 34 acre nature reserve on Flamborough Headland. It features a peaceful wooded ravine, a pretty wild flower meadow, high sea cliffs and beach.

Spurn Point

Spurn Point

Spurn National Nature Reserve, Spurn Head, HU12 0UG

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the newly built bandstand.

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL

Grandstand viewpoint at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Hornsea Mere

The Mere, Off Queens Gardens, Hornsea, HU18 1AX

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge wetland that once featured many smaller meres and marshy areas.

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the reatively new bandstand.

Flamborough Lighthouse

Flamborough Outer Headland

Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, B1255 Bridlington to Flamborough, Y015 1AR

Pesky Husky Trekking, Staintondale

Pesky Husky Trekking

The Meeting House, Staintondale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0EL

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

South Cliff Gardens

South Cliff Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

A coastal garden and woodland boasting pleasant walks with plenty of seating and spectacular views, Italian gardens and small pocket parks such as Shuttleworth Garden and Prince of Wales Terrace.

Humboldt Penguin

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

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.

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

Keasbeck Hill Farm, Harwood Dale, YO13 0DT

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.

Hodgson's Fields

Hodgson's Fields

Skeffling, Withernsea, YO15 1AR

Visit Hodgson's Fields in summer when visitors such as grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler and whitethroat can be seen in addition to yellowhammer, reed bunting, tree sparrow and linnet.

Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TL

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.

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LY

Ornamental gardens close to the town centre including duck pond, Museum and Art Gallery garden, Design a Flowerbed Competition, and Daffodil trail.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

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.

Country Park, Filey - Courtesy of Robert Briggs

Country Park - Filey

Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit all year round. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1BJ

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens

New Road, Hornsea, HU18 1PQ

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

These special sensory gardens are filled with strongly scented, fragrant plants and flowers in raised beds, which are particulary appreciated by the blind.

Royal Albert Park

Royal Albert Park

Queens Parade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HY

Coastal open space with a difference with spectacular views from many cliff walks, geological interest, skate park and cafe.

Pannett Park

Pannett Park

Whitby, YO21 1RE

Pannett Park offers a haven of peace and quiet with an exciting play park for children and beautifully kept gardens, lawns and wooded areas for the whole family to enjoy.

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Royal Crescent, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EJ