Scarborough is a beautiful place to visit, on the stunning Yorkshire Coast. Explore Scarborough’s award-winning sandy beaches, family attractions, and peaceful coastline. Scarborough is one of the UK’s top tourist destinations, especially during the summer months and school holidays.
The seaside town is a resort town on England’s North Sea coast, with beaches split by the famous 12th century Scarborough Castle. There is also a train that links the seaside town to the South Bay and its harbour.
There are many things to do and see in Scarborough with family and friends such as, Sea Life marine displays, Japanese gardens beaches and more.
Why not plan to visit Scarborough for a weekend where you can relax on the beach with a picnic, or if you’ve dog, take a walk along the Yorkshire Coast – Discover the breath taking scenery!
Getting to Scarbough
There are many transport links to Scarborough. If you are travelling by car, visit the website for more information – Subject to change.
Knaresborough is an historic market town and a civil parish in the Borough of Harrogate, Yorkshire. Discover Knaresborough’s ancient walkways, secret passageways and little cobbled alleys. The town has so much to offer, as well as character. There was once a royal castle, where you can now experience stunning countryside views.
There is so much to do and see, including a market place in the centre of Knaresborough, offering lovely tea rooms - a great place for a cup of tea or locally baked cake! Also there is a market day every Wednesday, offering local food, flowers and plants. Knaresborough is very popular with Yorkshire locals and tourists.
At the bottom of the cliffs where the town is situated, you will find a delightful promenade that is popular during the summer months - The place to be for a coastal ice cream!
Getting to Knaresborough
You can easily travel to Knaresborough by car, train and coach.
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3. Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire, is a village known for fishing and a bay located within the North York Moors National Park. It situates around 5 miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough on the coast of Yorkshire. It’s a great place to visit with the family, especially if you are close by in Scarborough or Whitby! There are many beautiful coastal views overlooking the Yorkshire coast.
Robin Hood’s Bay is famous to sandy family friendly beaches, fossils and countryside walks and cycle paths. It’s the perfect place to visit on a sunny day, where you can experience different activities with the family. There also independent shops to look in during the day and lovely restaurants to visit in the evening.
There are many events that take place at Robin Hood’s Bay such as, ghost walks, tours, Victorian weekend and more! – Plenty to keep children entertained.
Getting to Robin Hood’s Bay
There are two car parks, if you are travelling by car.
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Whitby is a beautiful seaside town in Yorkshire, separated by the River Esk. It is situated on the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea. Whitby is famous for its traditional seaside resort and fish and chips, including lots of other sights to do and see.
Why not explore the surrounding coastal villages, railway and coastal walks. Whitby makes the perfect weekend trip for the family!
All events include charity events, activities and workshops, exhibitions, food and drink, festivals and many more. There is something in Whitby for every age!
Getting to Whitby
You can get to Whitby by various transports. Visit the website for more information.
5. Yorkshire Coast
Discover Yorkshire’s beautiful coast and countryside, with many things to do and see. Explore Yorkshire’s delicious cuisine, culture and history, amazing views and outdoor adventures.
There are many events that take place in Yorkshire, for the whole family to enjoy. Such as workshops and exhibitions, food and drink, music and crafts, films, sports and exhibitions.
Why not make a weekend of it and stay over for the weekend? There are many places to stay in Yorkshire. Such as B&B’s, guest houses, hotels, restaurants with rooms and more. Explore the coast with family or friends, or take a stroll along the beach and visit one of Yorkshire’s popular restaurants. Some restaurants are dog friendly, which is perfect if you are bringing along your furry friend!
There are many transport options getting to the Yorkshire coast, including by car, rail, coach, ferry and by air.
Top 5 kid’s activities
There are many things to do and see with the kids in Yorkshire. Go for an adventure in Yorkshire Dales or explore White Scar Cave!
1. Yorkshire Dales
Visit the Yorkshire Dales for a fun and active day or weekend out – perfect for the family! There are many seasonal events which take place in the Yorkshire Dales, for all of the family to enjoy.
There are many walks where you can discover Yorkshire, including long and short walks. The short walks would be best for older children and teenagers, such as the Ribblehead walk. There are three walks, one which takes 45 minutes, 1 hour and 1 hour and 30 minutes. – All depend so on how active everyone is feeling! Yorkshire is the perfect place to explore the outdoors. If you don’t feel like walking, there are many scenic cycle routes to go on.
If you’ve got younger children, why not take them to Hesketh Farm Park near Bolton Abbey? They can meet lots of farm animals, go fishing or birdwatching and enjoy a riverside picnic for lunch!
You can get to Yorkshire by bus, train or car.
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Hesketh Farm Park
Under 2’s: £3.00
Under 1s: Free
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2. White Scar Cave
The White Scar Cave is the longest show cave in Britain. It is in the civil parish of Ingleton, North Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a beautiful walk, where you will discover and learn lots about the cave including the waterfall!
“Fascinating and excellent views” TripAdvisor review
There are many things to do around the cave. Why not go on The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, see the Railway or get creative with pottery, by taking a visit to Ingleton Pottery?
Adult age 16+: £9.95
Under 3: Free
Family 2 adults + 2 children: £27.50
Opening times (Weather permitting)
February 1st – October 31st
Every day from 10am
November 1st – January 31st
Saturdays and Sudays from 10am
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White Scar Cave
North Yorkshire LA6 3AW
3. Newham Grave Country Farm
Visit your farm favourites at Newham Grave Country Farm! It is a great family day out, for all ages. You can even go on a mini tractor ride before discovering the maze.
If you’re feeling energetic, there is a one mile loop for runners and cyclists around the farm, which offers connections to other routes and pathways around the area.
Why not make a morning of it and then relax with a family picnic in the picnic area!
Monday to Sunday
9.30am – 5.30pm
4. Diggerland Yorkshire
Diggerland is inspired by diggers and JCB’s, where you can ride and drive diggers and much more! It would make the perfect day out for your child and their friends, where they can drive diggers, drive in Kart World, visit Kids Club and stay over in the Campsite.
Diggerland is great for group visits or birthday parties, or just family fun for the school holidays!
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Adult/Children 90cm and over: £19.95
Children under 90cm: Free
5. The Forbidden Corner Coverham
The Forbidden Corner was originally built as a folly and is now a popular family attraction, full of statues and interesting buildings. It offers lots of fun for family days out, with labyrinth mazes, tunnels, chambers all situated within four acres of garden. An interesting tourist attraction -perfect for adventurers!
There are two café’s on site, including a cottage to stay - which makes it a great weekend away!
2017 Opening Times
Everyday 1st April – 31st October then Sundays until Christmas.
Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 6 pm (or dusk if earlier).
Sundays and bank Holidays 10 am – 6 pm (or dusk if earlier)
Senior Citizens: £11.00
Children aged 4 to 15: £10.00 – Children under 4 enter for free.
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £42.00
The Forbidden Corner
Tupgill Park Estate
Top 5 restaurants in Yorkshire
1. The Old Vicarage
2. The Burlington Restaurant
3. The Star Inn
01439 770 397
4. The Box Tree
35-37 Church Street
01943 608 484
5. The Yorke Arms
01423 755 243