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 2020 include:

  • 09 June  Lionel Richie
  • 17 June  Westlife
  • 20 June Supergrass
  • 04 July  Snow Patrol
  • 10 July  Marc Almond, Heaven 17, Living in a Box
  • 21 July  Little Mix
  • 14 August  McFly

More to be announced


The day will include aerial displays, a showcase of military vehicles, a variety of vintage stalls, demonstrations marching bands and a service of thanksgiving. So join us for the week starting 22 June 2020 for what will be an incredible week.

Events on all the week starting Flag Raising on Monday 22 June 2020. Main Event is on Saturday 27th June 2020.

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.

  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously
    80’s Party Night 2020
    Circus of Horrors: The 25th Anniversary Tour
    An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson
    Valentine Rockin’ Weekender
    Aida performed by the Russian State Opera
    EPW American Wrestling
    Scarborough TOP SECRET Blues Festival
    Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess
    Sci-Fi Scarborough 2020
    Books By The Beach Presents Jenny Eclair
    Icons of Darts
    One Night At The V.E. Day Proms
    Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
    Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
    Band of the Royal Air Force College
    Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
    Thank ABBA for The Music
    Back to Bacharach
    The Simon & Garfunkel Story
    Scarborough Jazz Festival 2020
    G4 LIVE 2020
    Scarborough Northern Soul Weekend 2020

And these are but a few there are many more.

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.

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

Please check out there website for more details.

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 Club 2020

  • Specsavers County Championship – Yorkshire CCC v Lancashire CCC – Sun 14th – Wed 17th June
  • Royal London Cup – Yorkshire CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC – Sun 19th July
  • Royal London Cup – Yorkshire CCC v Warwickshire CCC – Fri 24th July
  • Specsavers County Championship, Cricket Festival – Yorkshire CCC v Warwickshire CCC – Sun 23rd – Wed 26th Aug


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 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.