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Alpamare

Alpamare

Alpamare is a new kind of water experience to the UK: a day of fun, relaxation and togetherness - and all this in an exceptionally warm, clean, friendly and safe environment. Alpamare – that means that we bring the Alps to the sea. Plan for a memorable day out as a family on our exhilarating waterslides, and spend quality times with your kids in our water playground. Dive into the waves with your friends and relax in our heated outdoor pool. And if water is not enough, great Alpine food awaits our guests.

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North Bay Railway at North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure

North Bay Railway at North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure

Travel on Britain's most historic seaside miniature railway running for 3/4 mile through the North Bay at Scarborough, with spectacular views of Scarborough's North Bay, historic headland & Scarborough Castle. The railway has been running with the same historic locomotives and coaches since 1931. Regular trains to Sea Life Centre We are 100% wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Dogs are welcome at the North Bay Railway but must be kept on a short lead. Our Sky Trial Adventure, one of only a few in the country. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, rise to the challenge around our 2 level rope bridge and beam course. Our other attractions include Historic Water Chute, Water Walking Ball, Boating Lake, Boatman’s Tavern and Scampi Shack.

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Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

One price family adventure park with over 100 rides and attractions including the UK's only motorbike launch rollercoaster, the free falling cliff hanger and Kamali the suspended looping rollercoaster. There are also 5 family shows plus the UK's largest privately owned zoo home to many exotic species including giraffes, lions, rhinoceros and tigers.

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RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

One of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles and the most accessible seabird colony in the UK. Over a quarter-of-a-million seabirds swooping, soaring and screeching around towering chalk cliffs. Between March and October, you can see puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, herring gulls, fulmars and shags here as well as the largest seabird in the UK, the majestic gannet. The 25,000 strong gannet colony here is the largest on the UK mainland. Six, safe viewpoints perch on the cliff tops and give incredible views of the nesting birds and along the impressive coastline. Viewpoint volunteers are on hand to help identify the different species and point out the action.

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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright and boasts 2 auditoria: The Round and The McCarthy, which also doubles as a cinema. We are licensed for both weddings and wedding receptions, which can be held in either theatre or our function room. We also host many conferences, seminars, charity events and corporate functions and can cater for all requirements and budgets.

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YMCA

YMCA

The YMCA Theatre is very popular with locals and tourists alike. It is very youth and community orientated and see's performances presented throughout the year by local groups of all age ranges. The theatre also boasts its own in house production company (YMCA Productions) whom present many productions; including Pantomime, Easter Production and Summer Season. It has a very busy schedule.

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Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

On our classic and original Go Ape experience, after a safety brief you are free to tackle 37 crossings of tunnels, high ropes and bridges across 6 sections, with a wind-in-your-face 250 metre finale zip wire! For a more down to earth experience, why not get off the beaten track on one of our rugged Forest Segway’s and enjoy the many routes around the forest.

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Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

A visit to our unique, award-winning museum will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and Front Line in a series of expertly recreated scenes and tableaux. The Blitz, the Street at War (with rationing and fashions), the Home Guard, Evacuation, the Battle of Britain and VE & VJ Day are all covered in the first half of the museum, whilst world conflicts and battles are covered in the second. Other periods covered within the museum include World War One and Two, the role played by British military forces around the world since 1945.

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Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rock-pool experience. Don't miss our outdoor exhibits - penguins, seals and otters!

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Hop on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and enjoy a day filled with vintage charm and amazing scenery on one of the world’s greatest heritage railways. Let our fleet of steam and heritage diesel trains transport you along 24 miles of Yorkshire countryside and back in time to experience a taste of a bygone era. Arrive at our 1930s – style station in Pickering and explore the vibrant market town with its beautiful historic attractions.

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Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery - Scarborough Art Gallery, an Italianate villa built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent, houses Scarborough's fine art collection. Paintings feature seascapes and views of Scarborough including works by Atkinson Grimshaw, H.B.Carter, Frank Mason and Ernest Dade. The Gallery also displays works by Lord Leighton, Ivon Hitchens, Matthew Smith, Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. The Gallery has a lively temporary exhibition programme that features contemporary work by professional artists. Our programme also includes talks and holiday activities for families.

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Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea. Before the castle was built, this natural fortress was favoured by prehistoric settlers before serving as a Roman signal station and Viking haven. This spectacular castle has also endured sieges from medieval kings and Civil War armies, and German naval bombardment during WWII. Today you can climb to the battlement viewing platforms for dramatic coastline views, and take tea in the 18th-century Master Gunner's House.

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South Cliff Golf Club

South Cliff Golf Club

At South Cliff Golf Club, not only do we pride ourselves on being 'the friendly club' but we also offer a superb combination of excellent facilities and a spectacular course with open views out to sea. Considered by many as one of the finest courses in the North of England, we regularly host regional, county and national events and in 2016 were joint hosts of the English Amateur Championship.

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Opera House Casino

Opera House Casino

Scarborough's £7 million Opera House Casino, offering a vast array of gaming tables, electronic gaming terminals, Las Vegas-style slot machines as well as bars and a highly rated restaurant. Come and Try our A la Carte Menu.

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Scarborough Cricket Club

Scarborough Cricket Club

Welcome to Scarborough Cricket Club, Yorkshire’s first class cricket out ground and your first class venue for social and business functions. Players of all ages, gender and ability are always welcome at North Marine Road. We run three senior teams and junior sides at all age groups. Our 1st XI complete in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League North. We are really keen on expanding women & girls cricket, and are looking to welcome new players and potential players into our club along with anyone interested in coaching and team management roles.

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Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park, voted 6th Best Park in the UK and 25th Best Park in the whole of Europe in the Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Awards, is situated in Scarborough’s North Bay and is a must-see for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast. With a rich history and after having recently received a prestigious Green Flag Award, this oriental themed municipal park offers a beautiful system of streams and waterfalls, mini bridges and mystical gardens for the whole family to enjoy. The park is also home to the world famous Naval Warfare – a unique miniature sea battle that has been shown on television screens across the globe!

Ampleforth Monastery

Ampleforth Monastery

Welcome to Ampleforth Abbey Founded in 1802, Ampleforth Abbey is home to a community of more than 55 monks who seek God according to the Gospel and the Rule of St Benedict. We welcome all visitors, from those seeking to find peace in our Valley, to those interested in exploring a Vocation. We invite you to browse our site to familiarise yourself with the works of Ampleforth and of course, to 'Come and See' (John 1 : 39). We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Enjoy a peaceful, rural retreat at Castle Howard's tranquil Lakeside Holiday Park. Nestled between the Great Lake and the picturesque village of Coneysthorpe, escape from the hustle and bustle and stay a few nights at this quiet site perfect for back to basics tents and tourers. Also offering a range of new and pre-owned holiday homes for sale. With nearly 10,000 acres to explore, the Castle Howard Estate offers endless footpaths and bridleways. Why not combine a visit to the house and grounds or stable courtyard with walking or cycling in the Howardian Hills? Explore the North York Moors National Park, rugged Yorkshire coastline and pretty nearby market towns too.

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Thornton Le Dale

Thornton Le Dale

Thornton le Dale is regarded by many people as the prettiest village in the National Park, and while its obvious charms make it popular with visitors, it’s also full of historic interest. This 2-mile circular walk follows riverside field paths to the hamlet of Ellerburn and its ancient church, before returning along a minor road to Thornton le Dale. It's an enjoyable stroll at any time of year, but spring and autumn in particular show the wooded riverside at its best.

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Award-winning Helmsley is the town of ‘La Dolce Vita’, where you’ll be treated like royalty! It’s been the home of nobility for over 800 years, but this is a friendly town with no airs and graces - just an appreciation for the finer things in life. Helmsley is an epicentre of gourmet food and drink with five of the North’s top restaurants nearby, award-winning tea-rooms, and an extraordinary range of independent shops specialising in local produce. The market square is also a honey-pot for art, antique and design lovers, with galleries, designer boutiques, curiosity shops and craft workshops to rival major cities, while the work of local artists can often be seen during an elegant walk along Rievaulx Terrace (National Trust).

South Cliff Italian Gardens

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Designed in the early 20th Century, the Italian Gardens were one of the many achievements of Harry W Smith, the noted landscape designer. The sheltered Italian gardens feature formal planting, seating and a fishpond overseen by the Roman God, Mercury, the winged messenger. The gardens were often featured in the ITV drama series, The Royal.

May Beck And Falling Foss Walk

May Beck And Falling Foss Walk

If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it. Take the trail through the trees on a 2-mile circular route that passes an idyllic woodland tea garden and the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall, before returning alongside babbling May Beck. It’s a lovely shady walk for summer – with shallow waters to paddle in, and a bridge to play pooh-sticks from – and spectacular in autumn when the woodland colours are at their best. If you don’t intend to venture far from the tea garden and waterfall, you can use an alternative car park near Falling Foss instead.

Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Get to know all our animals up close and personal. We have rare and unusual breeds including pigs, alpacas, chinchillas, hens, ducks, geese, cows, rabbits and Guinea pigs. For the wet days there are plenty of undercover areas; there is an undercover picnic area and undercover straw barn, where all the family can run around and play amongst the bales!

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