Scarborough has some really great attractions. whether you have never been before or you are a returning visitor here you will find my top 5 fun things to do in scarborough, which are really fun and in my opinion hidden gems.
It’s the School Holidays and what better time to escape the nightmare of building work in my once lovely, clean and decorated home. My house now resembles a builder’s yard after a flood from a burst pipe! With the suitcases packed, leaving my 18-year-old son at home in charge (brave mum), we set off on our journey to the seaside.
We had been looking for perfect places to go with kids and booked a static caravan at our favourite Seaside coast Scarborough.Excited to have a mini break away to escape all the mayhem at home and hopefully relax!
Scarborough holds many fond memories for me from my childhood. I have spent many uk breaks and day’s out here, and it remains unchanged still 25 + years later.
The Yorkshire Coast line has really simple yet fun places to go with kids. It has all the things you would expect to find at the seaside like donkeys on the beach, amusement arcades and the shops that sell a bit of everything, with window displays looking the same as when I used to visit as a little girl!
Although, nestled behind the Ice cream sellers, arcades and the big wheel, you will find hidden Scarborough attractions that we have only just discovered.
Top 5 Things to do in Scarborough
I cannot believe I have only just discovered this hidden gem! I have passed Peasholm Park on many visits to Scarborough. but didn’t always think it was one of the ideal places to go with kids, I could not have been more wrong.
Peasholm Park is a historic and beautiful Park, boasting a large tranquil lake with a stunning Pagoda on an island in the centre of the lake. Perfect for exploring by climbing the path through the stunning park.The park has a strong Oriental theme and is just stunning to admire.
During the summer months, you can hire rowing boats and even pedalos with Dragon heads and watch as wild geese, ducks and swans swim by. For those without their sea legs, there is plenty of seating to sit back and watch the fun whilst having a drink and a bite to eat from the cafe. Alternatively you can take along a picnic and trust me you could not be have a more perfect setting for a picnic.
This is definitely one of my favourite things to do in Scarborough.
Why not take the children to Scarborough Castle and step into 3,000 years of History.This Castle was twice besieged by Parliamentarians in the Civil War, and has defended king and country from the Jacobites, Napoleon and the German Kaiser, when it came under bombardment during the First World War. One of the most historic and educational scarborough attractions I have visited.
The castle is the only place in the town, where you can can enjoy stunning views of both the north and south bays of Scarborough.
Visit the tea room in Master Gunner’s House that serve delicious tea and cake, perfect to relax and enjoy the views across the castle grounds with.
North Bay Railway
One of the most historic seaside miniature railways in the United Kingdom. celebrating it’s 83rd year, North Bay Railway has been operating trains since 1931. Your ride begins in picturesque Peasholm Park, where one of the four Hudswell Clarke locomotives takes you through parkland, past the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, and out on to the Scarborough coastline. Taking passengers for a ride spanning around ¾ mile. If you are looking for places to go with kids in Scarborough, then this is one attraction not to be missed.
Experience the high-level thrills of the North Bay Railway’s Sky Trail Adventure, one of only a few in the country. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, rise to the challenge around the two level rope bridge and beam course
You must be at least 5 years old and 1 meter tall to use the Sky Trail Adventure. Adventurers less than 1.2m tall must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over, 1 Adult can accompany 2 Children maximum under 1.2m.
Of all the scarborough attractions that I have visited, this is definitely not for the faint hearted!
Military Adventure Park
The Military Adventure Park is a hidden gem for kids of all ages, even the very big ones! With activities including Tank driving, Rock Climbing, Lazer Battle,Assault course, shooting range and not for the faint hearted, Zombie Apocalypse. Get the kids off their computers and get them playing instead!
Have you been to Scarborough recently? We would love to read about your favourite places to visit in scarborough.