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Things to do in Scarborough

Discover the best of what to do in Scarborough! With its glorious beaches and range of attractions/activities there is something for everyone.

Enjoy live entertainment at some of the Yorkshire Coast's premier venues, including the Scarborough Spa Complex, Stephen Joseph Theatre and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Or why not have a great day out at some of the fabulous museums, galleries, beaches and award-winning parks that the town has to offer!

With so many things do in Scarborough, it really is a holiday destination that has it all!

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What to do in Scarborough

 
 
YMCA Scarborough

YMCA Scarborough

St. Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY (0 miles, 0 km)

YMCA Scarborough is a registered charity, run by local people to serve the local community since 1846.

Betton Farm Animal Farm

Betton Farm

Racecourse Road, East Ayton, North Yorkshire, YO13 9HT (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

AquaPark

North Yorkshire Water Park

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Wykeham, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO13 9QU (5 miles, 8 km)

North Yorkshire Water Park is home our AquaPark, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, pedalos, mini ships, open water swimming and much more! Fun for the whole family!

Curious about Scarborough, Guided Walks

Curious About Scarborough

Scarborough Castle, Entrance on Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1RD (1 miles, 1 km)

Are you Curious about Scarborough? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity to get you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Have fun discovering Scarborough with two self-guided heritage walks.

North Bay Miniature Railway, Scarborough

North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure

Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 1 km)

Travel on Britain's most historic seaside miniature railway running for 3/4 mile through the North Bay at Scarborough, with spectacular views of Scarborough's North Bay, historic headland & Scarborough Castle.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright and boasts 2 auditoria: The Round and The McCarthy, which also doubles as a cinema.

Aakschipper Images

Aakschipper Images

10 West Pier, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

A photographic gallery exhibiting a range of limited edition signed photographic prints, cards & postcards, the work of Yorkshire born artist Graham Rhodes & featuring images of local scenes in an attractive grade II listed property.

Brunswick Shopping Centre

Brunswick Shopping Centre

Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1UE (0 miles, 0 km)

The Brunswick Shopping Centre is Scarborough's only shopping centre and is situated in the heart of town centre, just a short walk from the sea front.

Stained Glass Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TP (4 miles, 6 km)

Valerie Green is the fourth generation of the Lazenby family to carry on the traditional craft of manufacturing and restoring stained glass windows. The studio specialises in design and manufacture of stained glass panels.

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, Scarborough

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU (1 miles, 1 km)

The Hollywood Plaza is Scarborough's main cinema. It is a quaint but comfortable picture house, and although it only offers one screen, provides the town with a wonderful selection of films for all ages.

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour, Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port’s communal activities take place in the main or ‘old’ harbour.

Olivers Mount Motor Racing

Olivers Mount Motor Racing

The Circuit Office, Olivers Mount, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW (1 miles, 2 km)

The Auto 66 Club is based in Scarborough, situated on the East Coast of Yorkshire, England. Our annual programme consists of motorcycle Road Race meetings, Speed Hill Climbs for both motorcycle and car competitors and Sprint events.

The Killing of the Servant

St Martin-On-The-Hill

Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD (0 miles, 1 km)

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

Dexters Surf School, Shop and Hire

Dexters Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre

Peasholm Gap, North Bay, Scarborough, YO12 7TN (1 miles, 1 km)

Operating from Scarborough’s North Bay, Dexter’s Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre provides Surf Lessons, Surf Hire, Hardware, Accessories and Clothing to surfers and beach goers across Scarborough and UK.

South Bay, Scarborough

Scarborough South Bay

Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

South Bay has a large sandy bay with good facilities, child friendly amenities and is popular with families. There is a working harbour with a small fishing fleet and a new marina for yachts and pleasure boats.

South Street Gallery

Arts Workshops & South Street Gallery

6 & 8 South Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BP (0 miles, 1 km)

Art gallery showing the work of the owner Ken Wood. There are regular exhibitions of paintings, prints and photos from various artists. Some new some old. There is also an interesting antique shop attached to the gallery.

Raven Hall Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel and Golf, Scarborough, YO13 0ET (9 miles, 15 km)

Humboldt Penguin

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP (1 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.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 2 km)

Originally Europe's largest open air theatre, Scarborough OAT has since built a reputation as a concert venue worthy of hosting household names from all corners of the world of music.

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel

Crown Spa Hotel, Esplanade, Scarborough, YO11 2AG (0 miles, 1 km)

The Crown Spa Hotel provides the ideal environment for your business meeting rooms, training rooms and exhibitions.