Seaside Activities for Summer


The school summer holidays are finally here, and with the weather looking so great it’s the perfect time to head to the coast and enjoy all the seaside has to offer. We’re lucky to have several great seaside towns here in Yorkshire, so take a look at our top events and activities below and add them to your diary!

Scarborough Sealife Centre

Away from the hustle and bustle of the seafront, Scarborough’s Sealife Centre plays host to penguins, seals, sharks and more – it’s an underwater wonderland that kids will love to explore. From July through to September there’s a special interactive “finding Dory” trail, and talks and feeding times take place every day. We recommend combining your visit with mini golf in Peasholm Park, and an outing on the boating lake!

A Day out in Whitby (with a Boat Trip!)

Whitby has loads for families to do, including a visit to Pannett Park, which – courtesy of a Heritage Lottery grant – has a fab children’s play park. Follow this with a trip out on the Bark Endeavour, a replica of Captain Cook’s sailing ship. Little pirates are sure to love it!

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Just a short drive away you’ll find Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, complete with farm animals and exotic birds, gardens and a tea room. Make sure to visit Filey beach afterwards (one of the very best in our region), or Filey Brigg for some rockpooling.

Bridlington Beach

Fighting with Filey for the ‘top beach’ spot, Bridlington’s North and South beaches are well worth a visit this summer. If you’re going as a family, the South Promenade is the place to be, with a whole host of rides, slides and attractions to keep kids entertained.

Fossil Hunting at Cayton Bay

Nestled between Scarborough and Filey, not only is Cayton Bay a seriously impressive beach, it’s a great place for fossil hunting, rivalling Boggle Hole just up the coast. You could spend hours hunting for creatures in the rock, so take a sunhat, a picnic, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this jurassic coast.

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