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Family & Seaside Attractions

Families have been holidaying on the Yorkshire Coast for centuries now, ever since the Spa waters in Scarborough were discovered in the 1600s and the town became famous as one of the world’s first holiday resorts.

Bring the kids to build sandcastles in the sun or enjoy a romantic seaside escape for two; the Yorkshire Coast is the perfect whether you're looking for a family-friendly holiday resort or a spot of luxury living in some truly unique surroundings.

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Whitby

Whitby Town

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

The sea and harbour are still a magnet. They, along with the abbey ruins, quaint narrow streets, sands, museums and its many historical associations, make Whitby a major destination for tourists.

Whitby Abbey to Saltwick Bay Easy Access Walk

Whitby Abbey Easy Access Walk

East Cliff, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

The path starts on the green adjacent to the car park at the end of the road. It is very busy in the summer as it connects the large caravan park to the town.

West Cliff Attractions

West Cliff Attractions

West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA

Attractions include bumper boats, a miniature railway and motorised go-karts. Now with disabled accessible go-kart. Adjacent to new Whitby skate park. School parties are welcome, please telephone for further details.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH

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.

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay

Killerby Cliff, Cayton Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NR

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.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

Pier Road, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU

Climb on board the Bark Endeavour Whitby for a unique trip to remember.

Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

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.

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Go Ape Dalby Forest

Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Go Ape is an award-winning forest adventure.

Scarborough Sports Village

Scarborough Sports Village

Ashburn Road, Off Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2JW

The state-of-the-art Scarborough Sports Village has recently replaced the ageing Scarborough Sports Centre and Scarborough Pool, combining all the latest facilities on one site.

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park

Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

Filey Country Park is an excellent spot for flying kites, dog walking and bird watching. It has some of the most fabulous views of the coast in the area.

Betton Farm Animal Farm

Betton Farm

Racecourse Road, East Ayton, North Yorkshire, YO13 9HT

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

RSPB Seabird Cruises

RSPB Seabird Cruises

North Pier Bridlington Harbour, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2PB

All the family will enjoy these special RSPB Cruises which sail from the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour. The cruises last approximately 3 hours and offer spectacular views of the coastline, seabirds and a range of fish and sea mammals.

Sledmere House

Sledmere House

Sledmere House, Sledmere, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 3XG

One of Yorkshire's most beautiful houses, with some of England's finest plasterwork. Award-winning garden. Military Museum, children's quiz, picnic and play area, terrace cafe and gift shop.

Dalby Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, waymarked walks including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. Visitor centre.

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

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.

Snainton Riding Centre

Snainton Riding Centre

Station Road, Snainton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9AP

B.H.S and A.B.R.S Approved. Lessons from novices to advanced riders. All staff are fully qualified. Show jumping Indoor school or outdoor treks available at various lengths around beautiful countryside. All ages welcome

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

For a great day out head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30mls north of York. Soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

Stained Glass Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TP

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.

Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction, Visit England Awards for Excellence. Royal Mint commemorative coins on sale now