Scarborough Attractions

The historic and fascinating harbour town of Scarborough is the UK’s original and best seaside resort with a history that dates back hundreds of years. You can discover every type of attraction that a great holiday destination should offer – from the ancient castle that sits imposingly above the harbour, to the modern marvel of the newly refurbished open air theatre, there really is something for everyone in this exciting area. Browse the links below to find out more about the best attractions in Scarborough.

Things to do in Scarborough

Scarborough is a fascinating blend of current culture, seaside tradition and ancient landscapes providing a host of attractions to suit all tastes and budgets. Culture vultures can explore the creative history of the area at Scarborough Art Gallery whilst big and little kids alike will have fun at the award winning Sea Life Marine Sanctuary. Ride a miniature train from the Sealife Centre to Peasholm Park and Miniature Railway and pack another fab family attraction into your day!

Thrill seekers won’t want to miss a trip to nearby Flamingo Land, one of the UK’s best theme parks where you can get your adrenalin pumping on a host of extreme rides and enjoy a Meerkat Encounter or Safari Trail at the zoo.

There are plenty of museums to explore too, including the fascinating Rotunda where you can discover everything there is to know about the ancient geology of the North Yorks Coast – then venture onto the beach to hunt for fossils and evidence of dinosaurs.

Scarborough is well known for its rich culture and you can enjoy festivals in the town all year round, including July’s Seafest, which celebrates all things maritime with fun on the water and live music and performance. Sporty types will adore the cricket festival which takes place throughout June, whilst winter visitors can take part in plenty of festive celebrations including the Christmas lights switch on and the annual Reindeer Parade.

And with a huge range of restaurants, bars, clubs and evening entertainment to choose from, the fun can continue once the sun’s gone down. Gourmands can taste their way through the freshest seafood and the best in modern and traditional Yorkshire fare whilst party lovers can sup cocktails and dance the night away on Thomas Street. Check out our directory for more information on attractions in Scarborough.

Children’s Activities in Scarborough

Atlantis water park

Atlantis water park in Scarborough

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK
Reception Tel: 01723 372744

The Atlantis Water Park has river rapids, amazingly long water slides, and also caterers for the younger children with a pirates play den for the youngsters under 8.


Flamingoland in Scarborough

Flamingo Land is a great day out for all the family. It has a theme park and a zoo. The theme park has a good mix of scenic rides, family rides and rides for the more daring.


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