Activities and Things To Do In And Around Scarborough
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Things To Do In Scarborough

Scarborough being steeped in history, culture and tradition provides countless aspects to suit every taste and need.

Fantastic walks to do in and around Scarborough. From beaches to parks and for the more adventurous, the Cleveland Way or Coast to Coast walks.


Peasholm Park

An absolute gem with its many walkways and magnificent lake, ideal for circumnavigating the central island on the Dragon or Swan themed pedelos! A waterfall cascades from the top of the island where you will find a hidden Japanese Garden.

Naval Warfare Battle; Electric Organ Concerts (3pm start – free); Brass/Silver Bands (free); Island; Peasholm Mini-Golf; Peasholm Putting.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre is the largest in Europe (seating for 6,000) and the original was built by Scarborough Corporation in the 1930s. Acts confirmed for 2017 include:

Beach Boys; Kaiser Chiefs; The Charlatans; Michael Ball & Alfie Boe; Sir Cliff Richard; UB40 featuring – Ali, Astro and Mickey; George Benson; Little Mix; Olly Murs; Madness; Jess Glynne; 80s v 90s – The Human League, Midge Ure, Living in a Box feat Kenny Thomas, Johnny Hates Jazz, Technotronic, Betty Boo, Sir Tom Jones.

More to be announced

 

ARMED FORCES DAY

– Saturday 24 June 2017

The Spa

The Spa Complex plays host to variety, orchestral and touring shows. Amazing live music throughout the summer in the wonderful setting of The Spa’s Suncourt & The Grand Hall boasting the only remaining professional seaside Orchestra.

Scarborough Spa is a Grade II listed building in South Bay, It is a venue for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment, live music and events.

Originally built around the source of Scarborough’s spa waters, The Spa has a Grand Hall, which seats nearly 2,000 and hosts live entertainment including the Scarborough Spa Orchestra and the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival. The Spa Theatre, a 600-seat Victorian theatre, is home to summer season shows and Christmas pantomimes. The Spa Ocean Room is used for dances, conferences and other events, including the Scarborough Jazz Festival and Coastival.

The Victorian Cliff Tramway links the Spa complex with South Cliff, 200 ft above the South Bay.

G4 – Live in Concert; Ross Noble: Brain Dump; An Evening with Ricky Hatton; Johnny Cash Roadshow; TOP SECRET Blues Festival 2017; Scooter Rally Easter 2017; Vintage Fair – April 2017; Jools Holland & His Rhythm; The Bob Dylan Story

Spa Orchestra Season 2017; Rhythm of the Dance; Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017; Jimmy Carr 2017: The Best…

Stephen Joseph Theatre

For the ardent theatre goer, the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of the famous playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, provides a rich repertoire.

Summer Season     April – October 2017

The summer will also be packed with a range of presented work, play readings, films, live streamings, workshops and more.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – By Jim Cartwright

Taking Steps – By Alan Ayckbourn

Di and Viv and Rose – By Amelia Bullmore

A Brief History of Women – By Alan Ayckbourn

Goth Weekend – By Ali Taylor

A Brief History of Plays – Led by Alan Ayckbourn

Rotunda Museum

Opened in 1829, The Rotunda’s unique circular building is one of the world’s first purpose-built museums.

The design of the building was suggested by William Smith, known as the father of English Geology.

The building is an exhibit in itself – the interior, with its stunning trompe I’oeil ceiling and fascinating gallery, featuring a frieze showing the geology of the local coastline designed by Smith’s nephew, John Phillips, is remarkable.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery was built in the late 1840s by the Uppleby family and has had a fascinating history. This Italianate villa is one of the finest buildings situated in Scarborough’s beautiful Crescent Gardens.

The gallery houses our permanent collection which has been built up over sixty years through gifts, bequests and purchases to reflect the eclectic mix of the community and the cultural heritage of Scarborough.

Scarborough Cricket Festival 2017

The annual Scarborough Cricket Festival will start on Sunday 6th August when we will be hosting Essex. The newly promoted side are led off the field by former popular Yorkshire pair Chris Silverwood, and Anthony McGrath.

Alphamare Water Park

If you love adventure, it’s time to experience the biggest, the fastest, the wettest, the warmest, the cleanest, the waviest, the newest, the funniest, the most unlike any waterpark you’ve seen before waterpark.


Scarborough boasts some wonderful restaurants catering for all discerning tastes. We would personally recommend Lanterna Ristorante, Café Fish, Gianni’s Restaurant, Kam Sang, Antons Cafe Bar Grill, Scarborough Tandoori, Arabesque and Golden Grid all within walking distance. I should also mention the award winning Harbour Bar for the best ice creams.

Scarborough is ideally situated within close proximity to many places of interest and beauty. Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Filey, Castle Howard, Dalby Forest, Pickering, Helmsley and North York Moors National Park are all within easy access and with something unique to offer. For the railway buff there is The North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Scarborough is host to a huge variety of concerts, festivals and conferences. I can only mention a few but please “follow” us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook for the latest information as it becomes available for these events and many more.