Fun for all the Family in Scarborough!

Family holidays are a great time to bond and build those special memories, but they can also be expensive. Day trips, souvenirs and the all-important ice cream can all add up to a hefty bill. And nothing comes for free, does it?

Well think again! If you’re planning your family holiday take a look at this list of free things to do in Scarborough this summer.

1. Scarborough Art Gallery
Perfect for rainy days and keeping your culture vulture teens interested. There are various free exhibitions held all year round, all you need to do is walk through the door.

2. Stroll along the Marine/ Royal Albert Drive
If you need to let the little ones blow off some steam then this is the walk for you. The walk isn’t very long so it’s great for stretching little legs without tiring them out too much. The whole family can soak up the views from the bay at a leisurely pace.

3. Hairy Bob’s Skate Park
Another activity for the younger crowd, unless Dad wants to give skate boarding a go! This site was built with the help of local bikers and skaters, meaning they got exactly what they wanted. So remember to pack your skateboard!

4. Italian Gardens
Enjoy the brilliant horticultural displays in the Italian Gardens and then take a wander down to the seafront. Great if you just want a quick walk before dinner.

5. Peasholm Park
The entire park was created with an oriental feel and there’s even an island in the middle of the lake. Visitors are invited to explore the island either following a path leading around it, or by climbing to the top where you’ll find an impressive pagoda. The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and there are plenty of places to sit down and relax. Whenever you visit, be sure to pack a picnic!

6. Cinder Track
If you’ve got keen walkers or cyclists in the family then this will be a great activity. The Scarborough Cinder Track stretches 23 miles from Scarborough to Whitby, and was previously the old rail link. The tracks were removed as cars became more popular and now it is a popular route for cyclists and walkers throughout the year.

7. Scarborough Mere/ Oliver’s Mount
Not to be confused with Throxenby Mere, if you want unrivalled views of Scarborough then you’ll need to drive up Oliver’s Mount. From the War Memorial at the top you can see the whole of Scarborough, a view you can’t get from anywhere else. The whole area is now part of Oliver’s Mount Country Park and is run as a fishing lake, with the southern end proving popular with water skiers.

8. Scarborough North or South Beach
Well what else would you come to a seaside town for? Both beaches have recently been awarded Blue Flag awards for clean water, so whether your teens want to top up their tans or your toddlers splash in the surf, the beach is safe for the whole family.

In Scarborough there are a number of things you can do as a family, whether you’ve got boisterous toddlers or laid back teenagers. And you’ll be pleased to know th

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