Ten Things To Do Around Scarborough When It’s Raining

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Bad weather doesn’t automatically mean your trip to the coastal town of Scarborough is ruined. There are many things you can do indoors on grey and drizzly days, so read on for our top recommendations.

Rotunda Museum

For kids, and adults, with a love of all things prehistoric the Rotunda Museum is the perfect attraction. Be transported back 165 million years to discover the dinosaurs that used to live in Scarborough. There are mod displays, models and hands-on activities for all to enjoy.

Olympia Bowl and Softplay

Ten pin bowling never goes out of fashion. This alley has 12 lanes and is a great place to while away a few hours. The Percy Parrot softplay area is great for younger kids, and there are also video games plus a kart track.

Sea Life Marine Sanctuary

The iconic Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary in Scarborough is a must-see attraction. There are feeding demonstrations throughout the day, a quiz trail and regular talks. The Seal Rescue Centre cares for injured and abandoned seal pups, and the new Octopus Garden is a great way to find out about this fascinating creature.

Mini Monsterz

The play park has in the region of 9,000 square feet of space across three separate areas for kids of different ages. There is a pre-walker section for tiny ones which has a whole host of age-appropriate toys, a toddler section with smaller slides, puzzles and softplay. The main section hosts a massive drop slide as well as a 4 lane astra slide.

Eden Camp

For families who want to learn about history the Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum is a fantastic day out. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive British military museums.

Scarborough Fair Collection

The collection houses an impressive array of vintage cars, steam engines, fairground rides and organs and is sure to delight and entertain kids of all ages, as well as the adults.

Scarborough Indoor Karting

Indoor karting is great for kids and adults and there are a range of challenges and sessions available depending on how many people you want in your team and how long you want on track. Safety equipment is provided.


Scarborough has some of the finest arcades in the country and it is easy to spend hours wandering along the front between the different ones. Get your 2p pieces at the ready and win as many prizes as you can carry!

John Bull Confectioners

Based in Bridlington, John Bull Confectioners offers factory tours so visitors can see, smell and taste all things sugary. Make your own chocolate lolly and personalise a stick of rock.

York Water World

Water babies can get wet and wild at Water World in York. Surf the waves, ride the slides, float the lazy river or just have a splash about.