The Local Area 

The Station House is situated just five miles north of the original seaside resort of Scarborough, and a short drive from Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, famous for their fish and chips and so much more. Below you’ll find lots of things to see and do, and interesting places to visit in Scarborough and the surrounding area. 

Scarborough Open Air Theatre  

Re-opened in 2010, Europe’s largest open-air theatre has had another record breaking summer season in 2018, entertaining over 90,000 spectators and bringing world-renowned stars including Britney Spears, Elton John and Gary Barlow to the Yorkshire Coast. Visit the website for information on future performances at the theatre. 

North Yorkshire Moors Railway  

The NYMR is a heritage railway running through the North York Moors National Park and carries more passengers than any other heritage railway in the UK. Running Northbound from Pickering to Grosmont, the line also takes in the village of Goathland which was used as the fictional village Aidensfield in the popular TV series Heartbeat. Visit the website for fares and timetables. 

Dalby Forest  

Situated on the edge of the of the North York Moors, Dalby Forest is the perfect destination if you love outdoor activities. With miles of trails you can spend an entire day mountain biking, walking, running or having a BBQ with the family at the Dalby Activity Centre. For the more adventurous, you could also give Go Ape a try, spending 2-3 hours 30 metres up in the trees, taking on rope-course activities, stomach-churning swings and electrifying zip-lines. 

Scarborough Sea Life Centre  

Transport yourself to an amazing underwater world and come nose to nose with sharks and turtles and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish to magical seahorses. Situated at the end of Scarborough’s North Bay it’s perfect for all the family. 

Alpamare Water Park  

All the way from the Alps, Alpamare Scarborough is a water park like no other. From serious adrenaline-fuelled family fun on the state-of-the-art water slides, to the space to relax and unwind with friends in the Alpine-style wellness centre and spa, it’s all under one roof at Alpamare Scarborough. 

Stephen Joseph Theatre  

The home of truly great theatre, Scarborough just wouldn’t be the same without it! The SJT offers a unique and intimate experience in the famed theatre-in-the-round as well as the more traditional end-on McCarthy theatre and cinema. Home to first-class drama, music, films, comedy and live streaming and known for its commitment to new writing, including Alan Ayckbourn’s 80+ world premieres. 
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