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Armed Forces Day 30th June 2018 | Scarborough

Scarborough Armed Forces Day returns for the 10th year providing an opportunity for you to thank the British Armed Forces for their selfless bravery and heroism. South Bay will close to traffic for the event as the Foreshore, West Pier and Sandside prepares to welcome over 30,000 visitors to a FREE event which is set to be the biggest and most popular Armed Forces Day yet.

The site for Armed Forces Day will be packed wall-to-wall with activities, stalls and show-stopping displays, with an item-filled itinerary to cram in before the day is done. Speak with Veterans face-to-face, support a variety military charity stalls, and marvel at the spectacular  aerial displays. Expect a day of great surprises, high excitement and family fun.

Full details of events will be available closer to the date.

What's Happening on the Day

  • Aerial Displays,
  • Military Vehicles,
  • A Variety of Vintage Stalls,
  • Demonstrations,
  • Marching Bands,
  • Service of Thanksgiving

 Subject to change

Armed Forces Day Scarborough

Travel Information

Park & Ride Bus Stops near the event site
Both services have bus stops at:

‘South Bay’ - which is the beginning of the event site outside the Rotunda Museum (or get off at the next stop - Harcourt Place)

‘Harcourt Place’ - cross the road to walk down through the adjacent public gardens which includes access routes for wheelchair users.

Alternatively you can access the cliff lift, operated by Central Tramways down to the “Formal Area” of the event site.
For more Park and Ride information please visit this web site.

For other information bus information please visit:

Train Services to Scarborough
For any train times or services please visit

Lost Persons

We want everyone to have a great time on the day, but sometimes people can become separated. Below are a few simple rules and pieces of information to avoid getting separated and what to do if it happens:

  • The welfare point will be located outside the Futurist theatre, so please make sure you are familiar with it's location.
  • At air events, most instances of people becoming separated from their parents happens during the flying display elements when everyone looks up! When aircraft arrive to display, please ensure your party are with you.
  • If a lost child has not been claimed by a parent, relative, or carer within 30 minutes of being found by a staff member, the police will be called.

Event Safety

There will be first aid points located along foreshore. If you or someone you are with suffers an injury or is feeling unwell, please notify an event steward who will, in turn arrange for medical assistance.

Please check expected weather conditions before travelling, bringing appropriate suncream and fluids with you if warm temperatures are expected. There will be many outlets along the seafront area also selling drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Please use the beach areas to the north and south of the main display area. 

Please do not bring glass bottles or glasses to the event, and please help keep our beautiful seafront tidy by using bins provided.

Road and Car Park Closures

Up to date information on all of the road closures happening over the event period will be available online closer to the event date.

General car Park information can be found here:

Accessible Information

Please note that all these details will be updated closer to the event date.

Drop off points for people in wheelchairs:

Designated disabled bays on Foreshore Road and Sandside will not be available due to the area forming part of the event. It is advisable to:

1) Use the Spa Drive Car Park or South Bay Underground car park, both of which are on the edge of the event site. Please note there are limited spaces available.

2) Use the Park & Ride that operates low floor easy access – see Park and Ride information above.

Free Mobility Scooter Hire

Please note that all these details will be updated closer to the event date.

There is free mobility scooter hire for veterans with ID from:

Scarborough Shopmobility
5 Somerset Terrace
North Yorkshire
YO11 2PA
Tel: 01723 369910

Plan Your Visit


Sponsors and Supporters

Armed Forces Day
Scarborough Borough Council
Discover Yorkshire Coast
South Bay Traders Association
Heroes Welcome in Scarborough
The Royal British Legion

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