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Scarborough Seaside & Family Attractions

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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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

Wharfedale, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0DG (7 miles, 11 km)

The last remaining freshwater marsh of any size in the area, Filey Dams is a magnet for migratory birds but is also a haven for plants, small mammals and amphibians.

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.

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.

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.

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

St Helens Square, Off. Newborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1EU (0 miles, 1 km)

A traditional indoor market selling a wide choice of goods. plus personal, friendly service. Beneath the main market you will find the market valults shopping centre.

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.

RNLI

Scarborough Lifeboat House - RNLI

Lifeboat Station House, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB (0 miles, 1 km)

Scarborough Lifeboat House and shop.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

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.

Pindar Leisure Centre, Everyone Active

Pindar Leisure Centre

Moor Lane, Eastfield, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3LW (3 miles, 5 km)

There’s a huge range of different activities to enjoy here at Pindar Leisure Centre.

Pirates Adventure Mini Golf, Scarborough

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf

Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP (1 miles, 2 km)

Are you ready for a game of golf like no other? Pirate Adventure Mini Golf is it. It’s a swashbuckling game for the whole family with a new challenge at every hole.

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.

Historic Water Chute

Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake

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

Bring back child hood memories of holidays to Scarborough and ride the Historic Water chute

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.

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

The Old Jail, Dean Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7QS (0 miles, 1 km)

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families. - See more at: http://bikelibraries.yorkshire.com/ .

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.

Crescent Arts

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.

Scarborough's Maritime Past

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

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

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre is an exhibition & information Centre covering ship building, fishing, storms and shipwrecks, pirates and smuggling, superstitions, our connections with the Titanic, WW1 & WW2 and much more.

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.

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.

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.