Planning on spending your family holidays in Scarborough? Home to top attractions in North Yorkshire that’ll keep all ages entertained, you’ve got plenty to look forward to when staying in this scenic seaside resort. Visit the ruins of Scarborough Castle near Royal Albert Park, enjoy romantic days out in Scarborough at Peasholm Park and discover fun family activities at popular spots like Alpamare UK. Plus, with free Wi-Fi, great-value Meal Deals and luxurious beds, our family-friendly hotels in Scarborough are ideal for getting the most out of North Yorkshire short breaks.
Hotels in Scarborough
Places like Scarborough
Take a look at our hotels in Cleethorpes and our hotels in Skegness.
If you love UK resort towns, why not extend your stay and explore other places like Scarborough nearby? Our hotels in Cleethorpes are close to exciting attractions like The Jungle Zoo, and our great-value Premier Inn Skegness hotels are a popular choice for family holidays all year round.
Things to do in Scarborough
Visit Peasholm Park
With so many exciting activities in Yorkshire to enjoy, family days out in Scarborough have plenty to please. Home to a boating lake, picturesque gardens and live shows, the oriental-themed Peasholm Park is one of the most popular places to visit in Scarborough, while other top Scarborough attractions like Alpamare UK water park and Luna Park are unmissable if you’re looking for things to do with the kids in North Yorkshire.
Sit back and relax on the Yorkshire Coast
If you want to enjoy a little sun, sea and sand on Scarborough holidays, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Sandy Scarborough Beach is one of the top beaches in North Yorkshire – Scarborough Castle cliff actually divides the beach into two sections, so you can take your pick from the livelier South Bay that’s a little more geared to families, and the wilder, more laid-back North Bay. Or if you’re looking for exciting things to do on half term breaks in Scarborough, why not try water sports at the North Yorkshire Water Park?
Explore Scarborough’s cultural attractions
As well as being home to exciting amusements for families, this popular UK seaside resort is packed with fun things to do for history-lovers, too. Whether you’re catching live events at Scarborough Spa, getting a taste of local history at the famous Rotunda Museum, or marvelling at the medieval ruins of Scarborough Castle, there’s plenty to discover during your short break. Plus, holidays in Scarborough wouldn’t be complete without riding one of the resort’s funicular cliff railways.
What are the nearest train stations in Scarborough?
Scarborough train station is the resort’s main railway station, and it’s only a five-minute drive away from Scarborough Beach – handy for getting around Yorkshire throughout your stay. Other train stations near Scarborough include Seamer station just a 10-minute drive from the beach, and Filey station just a 15-minute drive from the beach.
What are the nearest beaches in Scarborough?
You’ll have some of the best beaches in North Yorkshire right on your doorstep when your stay in one of our Scarborough hotels. Scarborough Beach is at the heart of this resort, just a five-minute drive away from Scarborough train station. Scenic Cayton Bay beach is only a 15-minute drive from the town centre, and popular Filey Beach is just a 20-minute drive away, too.
What type of beaches does Scarborough have?
You’ll be pleased to know that the beaches in Scarborough are sandy – great news for anyone looking to enjoy a little sun, sea and sand on Scarborough holidays! The majority are family friendly spots, and you’ll even find some dog friendly beaches in Scarborough like Cayton Bay, too.
How many beaches are there in Scarborough?
Scarborough Beach is the resort’s main beach – it’s split into two different sections called South Bay and North Bay, so you can take your pick! Cayton Bay and Filey Beach are two other popular beaches near Scarborough, and if you don’t mind a drive, there’s Whitby Beach further north, and North Landing Beach further south.
What are the best places to eat in Scarborough?
You won’t have far to go when you’re looking for great places to eat in Scarborough. Enjoy tasty family meals at The Carousel Brewers Fayre near Scarborough Castle, or our great-value Thyme restaurant at the Premier Inn Scarborough (North Bay) hotel.
What are the best things to do in Scarborough at night?
You’ll find all kinds of fun things to do in Scarborough in the evenings. From enjoying laid-back drinks at one of our Scarborough bars to catching incredible live performances at top venues like the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, nightlife in Scarborough has something for everyone.
What family friendly activities can you do in Scarborough?
You’ll find all kinds things to do with the kids in Scarborough throughout your stay. Whether you’re enjoying the rides and amusements at Luna Park, making a splash at the Alpamare UK water park, or soaking up the best views in North Yorkshire with a ride on the Scarborough North Bay Railway, there’s plenty of fun activities to keep all ages entertained. Plus, holidays in Scarborough wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach!
What outdoor activities can you do in Scarborough?
Get out and explore all the best outdoor activities in North Yorkshire during your break. Thrill-seekers will love learning the ropes at the Sky Trail Adventure or having fun at the North Yorkshire Water Park, while history-lovers on holidays in Scarborough won’t want to miss visiting Scarborough Castle. Make sure you save time to visit Scarborough Spa and Peasholm Park, two of the most popular places to visit in Scarborough.
What indoor activities can you do in Scarborough?
We might not be able to guarantee the weather in Scarborough, but the good news is that this seaside resort has more than enough indoor activities to please, come rain or shine. Kids will love exploring SEA LIFE Scarborough and The Scarborough Fair Collection, while culture-lovers can head straight to top Scarborough attractions like the Rotunda Museum and the Scarborough Art Gallery. Plus, if you’re planning a spa weekend in Scarborough, this resort town has some relaxing spas and pools to choose from.