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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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Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Scarborough Lifeboat Station - RNLI

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

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. In the event of an emergency at sea call 999

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 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.

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LY (0 miles, 1 km)

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

Betton Farm Animal Farm

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

Allosaurus Skull

Hidden Horizons

Various locations, Please see listings, YO12 4BZ (0 miles, 0 km)

Fossil hunting trips, rock-pooling sessions, dinosaur footprint walks for the public and schools.

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.

Falsgrave Park

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.

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.

Scarborough Fair Collection

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.

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.

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.

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

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 reatively new bandstand.

	 Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

The Distillery, Unit 1 Hunmanby Industrial Estate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PH (8 miles, 13 km)

Our distillery tours run 7 days a week, on the hour, every hour from 10am - 4pm. Tours cost £10 per person and include 3 tastings of our maturing spirits. Come and see for yourselves how we are making Yorkshire's First Single Malt Whisky.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery *** CLOSED ***

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.

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.

Royal Albert Park

Royal Albert Park

Queens Parade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HY (1 miles, 1 km)

Coastal open space with a difference with spectacular views from many cliff walks, geological interest, skate park and cafe.

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)

Glen Gardens, Filey

Glen Gardens, Filey

Glen Gardens, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL (7 miles, 11 km)

Glen Gardens were built around the 1830’s and were part of the private estate of Ravine Hall. Although the hall no longer exists, a café stands in its place making it nice place to visit in the summer.

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.