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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

 
 
 

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LY (0 miles, 0 km)

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

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 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.

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 and ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

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.

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY (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.

Cayton Bay

Killerby Cliff, Cayton Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NR (3 miles, 5 km)

Cayton Bay has a magnificent wide sweeping bay, a year-round dog-friendly beach, clean water, affordable parking and great facilities. Cayton Bay is a magnet for holidaymakers and is a beautiful place to explore.

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough, N Yorks, YO11 3UJ (6 miles, 10 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.

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, 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.

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE (9 miles, 15 km)

Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast.

Falsgrave Park

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

Pot 2 Doodle Do

5 North Marine Road, Scarborough, YO12 7EY (0 miles, 1 km)

Donna & Sandy would like to welcome you to pot 2 doodle do, a family friendly place for people of any age or artistic ability to come and explore their creative sides.

Regal Lady - Dunkirk Little Ship

Scarborough Harbour, Vincent Pier, Scarborough, YO11 1PH (1 miles, 1 km)

Permanently based Free to board Dunkirk Little Ship based in Scarborough Harbour. Dunkirk memorabilia, cinema room, bar with teas, coffees, beers, wines and spirits. Also a 12 seater passenger boat (paying) running trips into the bay.

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.

Yorkshire Cycle Transport

Scarborough Town Hall, North Yorkshire, Yo11 2HD (48 miles, 78 km)

Specialists in group cycle transport.

YMCA Theatre

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

The YMCA Theatre offers a range of top-quality amateur productions all year-round. No visit to Scarborough is complete without a visit to the YMCA Theatre.

Woodend Creative Workspace

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Scarborough's unique office and meeting venue also offers virtual offices and a beautiful arts and crafts gallery.

Scarborough Surf School

Killerby Cliff, Cayton Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NR (3 miles, 5 km)

Cayton Bay is also home to some of the very best beach break waves on the East Coast. Surfable through all stages of tide with a good variety of conditions to suit all abilities.

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club, Ganton, Near Scarborough, Scarborough, YO12 4PA (7 miles, 12 km)

Ganton in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It is ranked in the top 80 in the world and has played host to any number of amateur and professional tournaments.

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.