Bad weather doesn’t automatically mean your trip to the coastal town of Scarborough is ruined. There are many things you can do indoors on grey and drizzly days, so read on for our top recommendations.
If you’re visiting North Yorkshire one must-see place is Dalby Forest. Situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park it is a beautiful area with a lot to offer for all ages.
The Military Adventure Park in Scarborough is the ideal day out for kids of all ages! For anyone who likes their activities with a hint of dirt, daring and danger, this is the place to go. The park has a wide range of activities and you can get stuck into whichever ones you fancy. For the ultimate birthday party you can hire out the park and let the kids loose!
Oliver’s Mount in Scarborough is the only natural road circuit on the British mainland and has become an incredibly popular location for a whole host of motorbike races. A long list of big names have raced here, including: John Surtees, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene, Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, Carl Fogarty, Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson. Six-time world champion Geoff Duke said that no other circuit presented “greater difficulty, or more fun and thrills, than Oliver’s Mount”.
The North Bay Railway in Scarborough has been in operation since 1931, taking passengers on a ¾ mile journey from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills, with stunning views of the coast along the way.
The Central Tramway in Scarborough is the country’s oldest surviving tramway. Established in 1881 it is still owned and operated by the same company and continues to carry people between the beach and the town centre. Much of the original Victorian engineering remains intact and the company works hard to ensure the tramway will continue to operate for years to come.
The Scarborough Fair Collection is a stunning selection of vintage cars, steam engines, fairground rides and mechanical organs set in the beautiful grounds of the Flower of May Holiday Park on the coast road between Scarborough and Filey.
Scarborough Castle is one of the finest tourist attractions in the North East and stands above the coastal town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire. It started life as an Iron Age Fort and over the years has been occupied by Romans and Vikings, been fought over in the English Civil War and been bombed during the First World War.