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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

 
 
 
Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Harland Mount Nature Reserve

Stepney Hill, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 5NL (1 miles, 2 km)

Set on a steep hill ascending out of Scarborough, this rough acid pasture and scrub woodland nature reserve offers beautiful views across the town and over the sea.

Terror Tower, Scarborough

Terror Tower

21 Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB (0 miles, 1 km)

Inspired by the best horror movies Terror Tower is a Haunted House attraction with a serious twist, combining live actors, animated scenes and special effects.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR (1 miles, 1 km)

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

Alpamare Scarborough

Alpamare Scarborough

Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6QH (1 miles, 2 km)

Alpamare is a new kind of water experience to the UK: a day of fun, relaxation and togetherness - and all this in an exceptionally warm, clean, friendly and safe environment.

Scarborough Footgolf

Scarborough Footgolf

Killbery Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP (4 miles, 6 km)

A new Scarborough attraction in 2017 opening from 10am until dusk every day. The course is situated adjacent to the renowned Stained Glass Centre and tea rooms with ample free parking.

Scarborough Sports Village

Scarborough Sports Village

Ashburn Road, Off Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2JW (1 miles, 1 km)

The state-of-the-art Scarborough Sports Village has recently replaced the ageing Scarborough Sports Centre and Scarborough Pool, combining all the latest facilities on one site.

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.

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS (0 miles, 0 km)

Full of fascinating objects, the Rotunda Museum is home to a unique Bronze Age man and the skeleton of a Plesiosaur found on the Yorkshire Coast.

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.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH (0 miles, 1 km)

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre has an exhibition and information on the history of Scarborough, ship building, fishing and the maritime life of the port and harbour going back to the Romans and Vikings.

Two Four Three Road Racing Association

Oliver's Mount

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

Motorcycle racing set to return to Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount circuit.

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School

9 The Promenade Shops, The Spa, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School. We provide everything you need to enjoy surfing. Our shop is in the perfect location, with easy parking, close access to the beach (only 50m away)

Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TL (4 miles, 6 km)

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Our attractions include an animal barns and feeding area, outdoor and indoor play areas, paddocks, undercover picnic area, cafe, and gift shop.

The view from Olivers Mount, Scarborough

Oliver's Mount

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW (1 miles, 2 km)

A large wooded hill rising to 500 feet above sea level and from which you can obtain a breathtaking view of Scarborough. It has an impressive War Memorial, the column rising to 75½ feet, and there is also an attractive picnic area.

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.

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

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.

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough, N Yorks, YO11 3UJ (7 miles, 11 km)

Offering guests the opportunity to take part in a number of exciting events, from experiencing the wonders of the dawn chorus to taking part in a fantastic Halloween weekend.

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

9 Blands Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NR (0 miles, 1 km)

An interesting and friendly art gallery in the mural painted, cobbled street, near the sea front at Scarborough's south bay, selling paintings, sculptures, pottery & ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

South Cliff Gardens

South Cliff Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY (1 miles, 1 km)

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.