Rotunda Museum (< 1 mile)
A must for dinosaur mad kids, Yorkshires Dinosaur Coast is a hotbed of Jurassic and Cretaceaous fossils. Go fossil hunting along the North Yorkshire coast line and afterwards pop into the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough where you can transported 165 million years back in time to discover which dinosaurs roamed...
Scarborough Donkey Rides (< 1 mile)
Scarborough Donkey Rides
The adorable collection of well behaved and well loved animals all wear their names proudly on their harnesses to help kids choose their favourite and clearly enjoy taking equally well behaved children for gentle little jaunts across the sand. Classic photo opportunity!
Olympia Bowl and Softplay (< 1 mile)
Olympia Bowl and Softplay
With 12 lanes this Ten Pin Bowling Alley, with its modernised interior, updated scoring system and air conditioning, is a fantastic place to relax and have fun with the kids.
Terror Tower (< 1 mile)
This one is only for the big and brave ones and we MEAN it! Visit 11 interactive scenes from serious horror flicks with various special effects combined to make one extremely haunted house. Don't say we didn't warn you!
Pot 2 Doodle Do (< 1 mile)
Pot 2 Doodle Do
is a paint your own pottery studio. A family friendly place for people of any age or artistic ability to explore their creative sides. Create original and personalised pots which are great for gifts or keepsakes.
Scarborough Castle (< 1 mile)
Explore the castle's history as an Iron Age Fort, Viking Settlement and role in the civil and first world wars. Free audio tour gives a fascinating insight into the castle's 2,500 year history.
Peasholm Park (< 1 mile)
Take a ride on the North Bay Minature Railway, go for a boat ride, watch the Model Naval Battle, and explore the island in the centre of the lake, reachable by dragon pedalo!
Scarborough North Bay Railway (1 miles)
Scarborough North Bay Railway
An historic 20" gauge railway meanders almost a mile through charming scenery connecting Peasholm Park with Scalby Mills and the Sea Life Centre. Plus Sky Trail climbing fun, Boating Lake and Water Chute!
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (2 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
has an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor displays including otters, penguins and seals! New for 2015: Penguin Island! Waddle side by side with their large colony of adorable Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home.
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf (2 miles)
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf
Inside the Sea Life Centre there's a swashbuckling game for the whole family offering great gameplay and a new challenge at every hole!
Scarborough Karting (3 miles)
Indoor karting experience offering a range of race options for everyone over 9 years and 1.4m. Vroom!
Mini Monsterz Scarborough (3 miles)
Mini Monsterz Scarborough
is an Indoor Soft Play Area for ages 0 to 16 with adult entry also permitted. We have separate Baby, Toddler and Junior area. A customer cafe is also available for food, drinks and snacks.
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (3 miles)
Playdale Farm Park (4 miles)
Playdale Farm Park
The farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes ball pool with toddler area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
The Scarborough Fair Collection (4 miles)
The Scarborough Fair Collection
A fantastic collection of working Vintage cars, steam engines, mechanical organs and fairground rides that you can still have a go on. Tea Dances and Wurlitzer concerts held every week.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (6 miles)
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park
Grab the kids and come and discover this special
mix of animals, exotic birds, gardens and wild nature! Don't miss the Mini Beast Mansion and Wormworld!
Filey Beach (7 miles)
offers a 5 mile stretch of clean, sandy, award winning beaches for traditional family beach days.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre (7 miles)
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre
Meet their team of huskies, many of them rescued, and take them for Hikes and drive them on scooter Treks on a purpose built track, plus visit the kennels and learn all about this wonderful breed.
Go Ape Forest Segway (12 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Dalby Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (12 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Dalby (12 miles)
Go Ape Dalby
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Old Coastguard Station (12 miles)
Old Coastguard Station
National Trust visitor centre offers hands on models and colourful displays showing off the distinctive geology, impact of the elements, local wildlife and the secret history of smuggling along the North Yorkshire Coast.
Robin Hood's Bay (12 miles)
Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Paddling, fossil hunting and general exploring, with plenty of quaint local attractions in the village.
Woldgate Trekking and Livery Centre (15 miles)
Woldgate Trekking and Livery Centre
Pony trekking on the old Roman Road, safe and friendly mounts suitable for novice and experienced riders of all ages. A series of superb treks through woodland and over dales has been planned to accommodate both beginners and advanced riders.
Danes Dyke Beach (15 miles)
Danes Dyke Beach
An exploring and roaming beach rather than swimming and lounging, with a nature reserve close by and great fossil hunting territory. Heed the warnings!
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (15 miles)
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Britain's most popular Heritage Railway carrying over 300,000 passengers a year. Travelling through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park from the market town of Pickering to Grosmont. On many days throughout the year you can now continue your journey along the scenic Esk Valley to our...
Beck Isle Museum (16 miles)
Beck Isle Museum
Museum all about Pickering, with 27 themed rooms, an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area, plus kids' quiz, demonstrations, talks and hands on exhibitions!
Bondville Model Village (16 miles)
Bondville Model Village
With over 200 painstakingly hand crafted individual and unique buildings, plus working harbour and train, all set in an acre of landscaped garden.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens (16 miles)
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Historic country house and estate with lots to do. 50 acres to explore, plus an Adventure Playground, Putting, Train Rides, and a zoo! Woodland Walk and Orienteering course also available.
North Marine Crazy Golf (16 miles)
North Marine Crazy Golf
offers 15 holes of pleasingly simple mini golf for the whole family to enjoy, with great scenic sea views and a nice family beach to enjoy too.
Pot a Doodle Doo (16 miles)
Pot a Doodle Doo
- is a friendly studio where you can create your very own masterpiece or gift for loved ones. Choose from a vast array of ceramics for all ages and abilities, paint your own design and have it fired in our kiln. Fun for all, big and small!
Treasure Island Mini Golf (16 miles)
Treasure Island Mini Golf
Not only an awesomely decorated and atmospheric adventurous golf course, but also a separate haunted house walk, both liberally drizzled in Pirates! Tonnes of fun!
Mini Monsterz (16 miles)
Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag
Bridlington South Promenade (16 miles)
Bridlington South Promenade
An award winning beach which stretches over a 1 mile, past Kiddies' Corner, slides, rides and paddling pool plus picnic areas to the end of the sea wall.
Bridlington Beach (16 miles)
Quality Coast award winning sandy beach with swimming and lifeguard cover and a good few local attractions. Be warned, it's a little tricky to find.
Bridlington Harbour Spy Mystery Trail (16 miles)
John Bull World of Rock (16 miles)
John Bull World of Rock
Go on a self guided factory tour and see how rock, sweets, biscuits and chocolates are made, with rock rolling or chocolate lolly making activities available. Plus Candy Kingdom adventure play area for under 12s!
Candy Kingdom (16 miles)
Air conditioned play facility specially designed for 0 to 12 year olds split into baby, toddler, junior and sports areas. RoSPA approved!
Park Rose Village (16 miles)
Park Rose Village
Featuring an indoor adventure play barn with tractor rides, swing ropes, drop dunk, football challenge. Outside is the Mini town with mini houses, school, tea room, post office, lego shop, jail etc. Plus F1 Racing cars, Crazy golf and a real 28ft fishing boat!
Bridlington Bird of Prey and Animal Park (16 miles)
Bridlington Bird of Prey and Animal Park
is an Award Winning Family Owned Businesses. We offer Party Time with Rodney Rooster and Danny Donkey, Small Animal Holding, Pig Racing, Children's play village, Trim Trail, Kids Clubs and lots of furry friends to meet including Meerkats, Wallabys, Alpacas and lots more!
The Living Seas Centre (17 miles)
The Living Seas Centre
is a marine education centre set amongst the beautiful chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head and only minutes from the beach. Discover Yorkshire's fascinating marine and coastal wildlife and take part in exciting family events.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (17 miles)
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Museum in the 17th century house on Whitby harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice with recreated rooms, model ships, artwork from the journeys and collections of his letters.
Whitby Abbey (17 miles)
Explore the famous ruined Abbey which inspired Dracula, plus enjoy an audio tour and a unique interactive visitor centre with historical conversations touch screens!
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (17 miles)
Whitby Whale Watching Centre
Spot oodles of whales, porpoises, dolphins and seals on a 4 hour jaunt into the territory of these epic marine animals. Big on conservation as well as acknowledging history, it's a fascinating trip from all angles.
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe (17 miles)
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe
Whatever your age or artistic ability, you can create something unique to treasure for ever at Doodlepots. Choose an item to paint from our wide range of plain ceramics - youâll find thereâs something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
Pannett Park (17 miles)
A family friendly park that is free to visit, with a play area, lily pond, floral clock and a number of different gardens. Events and activities are held throughout the year.
Whitby Museum (17 miles)
A museum that welcomes family groups and has plenty to keep everyone amused. Extensive collections to see, a Jurassic garden, plus a trail to follow around the museum and Pannett Park.
The Dracula Experience (17 miles)
The Dracula Experience
Offers an entertaining tour through the Dracula story and it's connection to Whitby, using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.
Bark Endeavour (17 miles)
Regular sailings from Whitby to Sandsend on this replica of HMS Endeavour and hear about Captain Cooks life and the history of Whitby.
Flamborough Lighthouse Tours (17 miles)
Flamborough Lighthouse Tours
Climb the 119 steps for stunning views over Bridlington, with interesting guided commentary. There is also a Visitor Centre to explore. Tours arranged through East Riding of Yorkshire Council and led by Sewerby Hall and Gardens staff.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Scarborough with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in North Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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