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 2019 include:

More to be announced

ARMED FORCES DAY

– 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 on Saturday the 29th of June for what will be an incredible day.

Saturday 29 June 2019

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.

  • The Chicago Blues Brothers
  • Elio Pace Presents Elvis Presley
  • Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
  • Songs of Rod Stewart with Cregan & Co
  • Giovanni Pernice: Dance is Life
  • Sci-Fi Scarborough 2019 WEEKEND TICKET
  • The Lindisfarne Story
  • Books By The Beach present An Evening with Michael Palin, HMS Erebus, the story of a ship
  • Scarborough Easter National Scooter Rally 2019 Friday Night Entertainment
  • The Specials
  • UB40 40th Anniversary Tour
  • Menopause The Musical
  • Quadrophenia – The Album Live
  • Jools Holland
  • In Concert with The Band of the Royal Air Force College
  • A Beautiful Noise the Neil Diamond Story
  • The Gin Society Scarborough Festival 2019
  • The Roy Orbison Story
  • Carole King Songbook
  • The Carpenters Story
  • Magic of Motown
  • Thank Abba for the Music
  • Northern Soul Weekender
  • Scarborough Jazz Festival
  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story
  • The Russian State Ballet Presents Don Quixote
  • Killer Queen
  • Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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 Festival 2019

The Specsavers County Championship Sun 30 Jun – Wed 3 Jul 2019

Scarborough Cricket Festival 2019 Sun 18 – Wed 21 Aug 2019

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.