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Family Attractions in Scarborough

A trip to Scarborough seafront is an essential part of childhood and is the perfect place for the whole family whatever your budget. A day on the beach building sandcastles, paddling, feeling the sand between your toes, ice cream, donkey rides – the list of fun is endless!
 
Scarborough seafront also offers twice as much beach compared to that of other holiday resorts, with 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 Royal Albert Drive, or ten-minute ride on one of the regular open-topped buses, offers a more relaxing and nostalgic day out.
 
However the seaside is not all this town has to offer! There are a wide range of other Scarborough attractions to enjoy, use the search bar below to find out more!

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Playdale Farm Park

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3AT (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 Scarborough Spa Express

Jesson Way, CARNFORTH, LA5 9UR (0 miles, 0 km)

Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough.

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 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.

Mini Monsterz Scarborough

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

Scarborough Castle

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY (1 miles, 1 km)

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea.

Crescent Arts

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

We are the only exclusively contemporary art gallery in Scarborough, showing work by local, national and international artists.

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

Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake

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

Bring back childhood memories of holidays to Scarborough and ride the Historic Water chute.

North Bay Heritage Railway

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 and Scarborough Castle.

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.

The Scarborough Fair Collection

Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU (4 miles, 7 km)

So much more than just a working steam museum, The Scarborough Fair Collection is where the past truly comes to life.

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.

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG (6 miles, 9 km)

With 5 acres to explore you can feed our friendly animals, have fun on the play park, learn wildlife facts or relax in beautiful gardens whilst watching exotic birds. Whatever your age come and discover this Award-Winning Park

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.

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.