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Family & Seaside Attractions

A trip to the seaside is an essential part of childhood, and Scarborough is the perfect place for it, whatever your budget. A day on the beach – building sandcastles, paddling, feeling the sand between your toes, ice cream and candy floss, donkey rides – it’s good old-fashioned fun for all the family.

And Scarborough offers twice as much beach as most holiday resorts, with its two bays, each with its own very different character – the South Bay glitters with amusement arcades, ice cream parlours and shellfish stalls, while the quieter North Bay, just a 20-minute walk around the glorious Marine and Albert Drives, or ten-minute ride on one of the regular open-topped buses, away offers a more relaxing and nostalgic day out.

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Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Course

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.

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

Mini Monsterz, Whitby and Scarborough

Mini Monsterz, Scarborough

Unit 5 - 8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Eastfield, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3YS (5 miles, 8 km)

Based in both Scarborough and Whitby, Mini Monsterz are amongst North Yorkshire's biggest soft play centres which provide fun for all the family.

Lime Tree Cottage

Lime Tree Cottage

13 St. Hildas Street, Sherburn, MALTON, North Yorkshire, YO17 8PG (9 miles, 14 km)

Together, we aim to connect the delicious alchemy of the kitchen table with the journey of the ingredients and the lives of the people, plants and animals.

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.

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.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Chafer Wood Nature Reserve

Just north of the village of Ebberston, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO13 9PA (9 miles, 15 km)

Bluebells, ramsons and other woodland pants offer a tapestry of colour in this idyllic mixed broadleaved woodland nature reserve.

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 Surf School, Cayton Bay

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.

Betta Motoring

Betta Motoring Ltd

4 Queen Street, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HA (0 miles, 1 km)

Betta Motoring is a Car Parts, Accessories & Cycle Store based in Scarborough Town Centre. We have a brand new fleet of Hire Bikes ready for the 2018 season. Perfect for a family adventure.

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.

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.

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 Brewery

Scarborough Brewery

21B, Barrys Lane, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 4HA (1 miles, 2 km)

Scarborough Brewery Ltd is a micro brewery located in the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough on the North Yorkshire Coast.

Shoreline Suncruisers

Shoreline Suncruisers

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

109 seafront service. Take a scenic tour around the Marine Drive on this open top bus service which runs a frequent service from the Spa Complex (South Bay) to the Sands Apartments (North Bay).

Scarborough Athletic Football Club

Scarborough Athletic Football Club

Scarborough Sports Village, 5 Ashburn Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2JW (1 miles, 1 km)

Scarborough Athletic FC was formed following the demise of Scarborough FC in 2007. It is a Supporters Trust, wholly owned by fans on a one member, one share basis, and run on a not-for-profit basis.

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.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

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

Built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent in Scarborough, this gallery has two rooms devoted to displaying works from the Borough's art collection.

Hispaniola

West Pier Harbour, South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PP (1 miles, 1 km)

Enjoy a relaxing cruise around the bay, sails from the West Pier slipway.

Scarborough north bay

Scarborough North Bay

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 2 km)

Sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.