27-28 May Malton Food Lovers Festival – Free Entry

Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking.  The 2017 festival is set to be the biggest yet. Expect heaving stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chef demos, cookery lessons and much much more! Enjoy craft beer and cider at the festival bar, live music at the festival party and family entertainment for all! Get your hands on Yorkshire’s famous produce at the stalls and street food area and enjoy tasting the very best of God’s own county! It’s a real family festival so enjoy top family entertainment, live music, kids cookery, vintage fair ground and more. Malton’s huge two-day festival of food and family fun is unmissable!

24 May Beach Boys Scarborough Open Air Theatre

The Beach Boys are set to bring Fun Fun Fun to the Yorkshire coast in 2017 as they headline a night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. In a hit-packed career spanning more than 50 years, California’s favourite sons have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and are rightly regarded as one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of all time.

27 May Kaiser Chiefs Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Yorkshire’s favourite sons Kaiser Chiefs are heading home for what promises to be an explosive night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Fresh from their first UK arena tour in two years, the multiple Brit Award-winning and platinum-selling, indie-rock band will headline Europe’s largest open air theatre on Saturday May 27 


Scarborough Art Gallery

Lesser known than its sister attraction the Rotunda, Scarborough Art Gallery is well worth a place on your ‘things to do’ list. Also near the train station, the venue houses work by Ernest Dade depicting coastal life in the Victorian era and paintings by landscape specialist Atkinson Grimshaw. A rota of contemporary art exhibitions ensure there's always something new to see.

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The Old Town

The true heart of Scarborough is its old town. A higgledy piggledy collection of streets full of shops and places to stay, the area offers a typical snapshot of a British seaside town. Head up the hill to St Mary’s Church - near the end of Castle Road if you’re walking from Scarborough train station - for great views of the old town and out to sea.

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Scarborough Harbour

Aside from being difficult to say in a hurry, ScarboroughHarbour is a key destination for anyone who wants to get to know the town. Right next to the beach and under the gaze of the castle, the harbour is dotted with moored fishing and leisure boats.

The harbour area is also an excellent spot to grab a bite or a drink. The Harbour Bar is a must on the list of things to do in Scarborough, serving delicious ice cream sundaes in a fabulous retro setting.

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North Bay

On the northern side of the peninsula dominated by Scarborough’s castle is the North Bay area with its range of excellent attractions. As well as the beach, visitors can enjoy a ride along the coastline on the North Bay Railway. Traditional draws such as diners, ice cream vendors and even donkey rides are all on offer too.

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Francis Tea Rooms

This is the stuff! A home from home, Francis Tea Rooms is a top attraction in Scarborough which serves up fantastic home-cooked fare in a cosy pre-war style setting. Close your eyes and it’s easy to imagine holidaymakers of old flocking here for a cup of tea in a fine china cup transported a world away from their everyday lives. Bring cash, not cards, and leave plenty of room for seconds…

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Alpamare Waterpark

If you love adventure, it’s time to experience the biggest, the fastest, the wettest, the warmest, the cleanest, the waviest, the newest, the funnest, the most unlike-any-waterpark-you’ve-seen before waterpark.

 Attractions include: a gigantic indoor wave pool, indoor splash play area for children, four of the UK’s longest and fastest waterslides, and our signature four-person float, a large garden pool heated 35° and a infinity pool heated 35°


Scarborough & District Open Top Bus

A trip to Scarborough isn't complete without a ride on the open top bus. Enjoy the fresh air while you take in stunning views of the countryside and seafront.


Jazz Festival


As in previous years Scarbrough Jazz Festival offers high quality entertainment, contrast variety, innovation and much fun! A sparkling array of jazz stars to blow your socks off!


Seal trips


Take in the sea breeze and get up close and personal to the seals. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even catch a puffin or two.




Avast me hearties, the good ship Hispaniola be a third scale model of the illustrious Long John Silver's fine vessel. Make no mistake landlubbers, ye must talk like a pirate while yer aboard!


Birds of Prey Conservation Centre


Not just for the kids, grown ups are spell bound by these majestic beasts too. Dare you to let a falcon perch on your arm.


Scarborough Lifeboat House


The Scarborough lifeboat station has saved over 500 lives since it's foundation in 1801. Pop along to watch an exercise lifeboat launch - check the website for times and dates.


Yorkshire Coastline


There are 40 miles of coastline for you to fill your lungs with salty air, find quiet spots for picnics or simply stop, take a deep breath and admire the stunning views.


Terror Tower


If you're looking for a fright during your visit to Scarborough then visit Terror Tower. A haunted house inspired by the best horror movies featuring a combination of live actors, animated scenes and special effects. An experience not for the faint hearted.


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