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Family Days Out near to Scarborough
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Rotunda Museum (< 1 mile)
Scarborough
Rotunda Museum 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
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.
Olympia Bowl and Softplay (< 1 mile)
Scarborough
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)
Scarborough
Terror Tower 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!
Scarborough Castle (< 1 mile)
Scarborough
Scarborough Castle 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.
Scarborough North Bay Railway (< 1 mile)
Scarborough
Scarborough North Bay Railway An historic 20" gauge railway, connecting Peasholm Park with Scalby Mills and the Sea Life Centre. This picturesque railway meanders almost a mile through woodland and lakeside scenery. With four 1930's steam outline locomotives, it is a delight for all ages.
Peasholm Park (< 1 mile)
Scarborough
Peasholm Park 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!
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (2 miles)
Scarborough
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary Journey beneath the waves and get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures of the sea including sharks, rays and turtles to name but a few. Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins as they go about their daily routines plus Pirate Mini Golf and new Jellyfish Discovery!
Scarborough Karting (3 miles)
Scarborough
Scarborough Karting Indoor karting experience offering a range of race options for everyone over 9 years and 1.4m. Vroom!
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (3 miles)
Scarborough
Betton Farm Visitor Centre A working farm plus aviary, play areas, play tractors and more.
Playdale Farm Park (4 miles)
Scarborough
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)
Scarborough
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
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park Grab the kids and come and discover this special mix of animals, exotic birds, gardens and wild nature!
Filey Beach (7 miles)
Filey
Filey Beach offers a 5 mile stretch of clean, sandy, award winning beaches for traditional family beach days.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre (7 miles)
Scarborough
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre Husky Centre where you can meet huskies, take them for walks and from October to end of March, book Pesky Husky Trekking with expert instruction on a purpose built circuit and learn about the breeds history.
Go Ape Dalby (12 miles)
Pickering
Go Ape Dalby Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Forest Segway (12 miles)
Pickering
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)
Pickering
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.
Old Coastguard Station (12 miles)
Whitby
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.
Falling Foss Tea Garden (14 miles)
Whitby
Falling Foss Tea Garden A small but enchanting Tea Garden and cottage, nestled at the top of the beautiful Falling Foss Waterfall. Fabulous Forest Trails to follow with free map sheets. Great place for a stroll and a cream tea.
Danes Dyke Beach (15 miles)
Bridlington
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)
Pickering
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...
Bondville Model Village (15 miles)
Bridlington
Bondville Model Village With over 200 individual and unique buildings, working harbour and train, set in an acre of landscaped garden. Bondville must be seen to be appreciated by young and old alike.
Beck Isle Museum (16 miles)
Pickering
Beck Isle Museum Museum in the small market town of Pickering, with an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area plus 27 themed rooms.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens (16 miles)
Bridlington
Sewerby Hall and Gardens Lots to do: Adventure Playground, Putting, Train Rides, have a look at the animals in the Zoo or take a woodland walk.
Pot a Doodle Doo (16 miles)
Bridlington
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!
Mini Monsterz (16 miles)
Whitby
Mini Monsterz Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag!
Bridlington South Promenade (16 miles)
Bridlington
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)
Bridlington
Bridlington Beach 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)
Bridlington
Bridlington Harbour Spy Mystery Trail will lead you down the streets of the attractive tourist town, visiting many historical buildings along the way.
John Bull World of Rock (16 miles)
Bridlington
John Bull World of Rock Go on a factory tour and see how rock, sweets, biscuits and chocolates are made at this working factory. The factory tour is self guided so you can spend as long as you like viewing the factory production areas. Rock rolling or chocolate lolly making activities available.
Candy Kingdom (16 miles)
Bridlington
Candy Kingdom Air conditioned play facility specially designed for 0 to 12 year olds split into baby, toddler, junior and sports areas. RoSPA approved.
Flamborough Lighthouse Tours (16 miles)
Flamborough
Flamborough Lighthouse Tours Climb the 119 steps for stunning views over Bridlington, with interesting guided commentary.
Park Rose Village (16 miles)
Bridlington
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
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!
Whitby Treasure Trail (17 miles)
Whitby
Whitby Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Whitby? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the...
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (17 miles)
Whitby
Captain Cook Memorial Museum Museum in the 17th century house on Whitby harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice. Lots of exhibitions about Captain Cook and his life with rooms set out as they would have been.
Whitby Abbey (17 miles)
Whitby
Whitby Abbey Atmospheric ruined Abbey with a unique interactive visitor centre.
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (17 miles)
Whitby
Whitby Whale Watching Centre Attraction in St Anns Staith to remember the whaling industry, which played an important role in Whitbys history and provide conservation education for the future. The Centre could also provide the base for you to take a cruise out to spot whales, birds, seals, porpoises and dolphins.
Pannett Park (17 miles)
Whitby
Pannett Park 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)
Whitby
Whitby Museum 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)
Whitby
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.
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe (17 miles)
Whitby
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 - you’ll find there’s something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
Bark Endeavour (17 miles)
Whitby
Bark Endeavour Regular sailings from Whitby to Sandsend on this replica of HMS Endeavour and hear about Captain Cooks life and the history of Whitby.
Flamingo Land (17 miles)
Malton
Flamingo Land 375 acres of wild family fun. There are many white knuckle thrillers including Kumali, a suspended looping rollercoaster, rides for younger children, 5 family shows and an extensive zoo, home to many rare and exotic species such as giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lions.
Eden Camp (17 miles)
Malton
Eden Camp Housed in an original POW camp, a visit to our award winning museum will allow you to experience the sights, the sounds and even the smells of World War Two.We present the most comprehensive display of British Second World War history in the world, and also cover the First world war and post-1945 conflicts.
Captain Barneys (19 miles)
Malton
Captain Barneys is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
Museum of Victorian Science (19 miles)
Whitby
Museum of Victorian Science By appointment only for over 16s, a journey of real science through 19th century physics. A tour followed by several live demonstrations. A virtual visit to the laboratory of Dr Frankenstein.
Ryedale Folk Museum (21 miles)
Pickering
Ryedale Folk Museum Large open air museum for all the family. The museum contains reconstructed buildings including a 1950s post office, iron age roundhouse, Elizabethan manor house and model village, and focuses on life in Ryedale through the ages. The museum also has a Blacksmiths, and livestock such as pigs, sheep and...

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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