With stunning countryside and plenty of historic heritage, the North Yorkshire town of Scarborough (and its wider borough of Whitby and Filey) recently received the accolade as the most visited area for British holidaymakers outside of London. Welcoming an average of over 1.3 million trips a year, Scarborough even recently received a dedicated TV sitcom, showcasing the Victorian seaside town in all its glory.
Perfectly placed between Scarborough and Filey, and with cliff top views that go on for miles, it’s no surprise that our Blue Dolphin park is particularly popular for those wanting to visit North Yorkshire, but what else is on offer? Aside from a selection of family-friendly pools, a fully refurbished show bar and an indoor SportsDrome, here are five reasons for you to take a trip up:
Easily accessible from our park, the famed Cleveland Way trail offers stunning seaside views, castles, ancient stone crosses and even a number of fishing villages tucked amongst the coves. Spanning a whopping 109 miles (don’t worry, the full distance is not compulsory!), the trail promises dramatic coastline and plenty of heather moorland.
Included within the 2019 best Travellers’ Choice Beaches for kids on TripAdvisor and located just ten minutes from Blue Dolphin, there’s no denying that Filey beach is worth the visit; the only UK beach to be nominated, this is truly an accolade North Yorkshire can be proud of. A five-mile-wide stretch of golden sand, Filey beach features a historical promenade, a sculpture trail and beautiful chalets, not to mention a selection of rock pools to explore.
Awarded the status of the sixth best park in the UK by TripAdvisor in 2013 and 2014, Peasholm Park’s oriental theme is what makes this North Bay experience so unique. Visitors can visit the tranquil lake, and when the British weather allows, hire a whole host of boats such as canoes, pedalos and dragon heads. For a 360 view, there is an island in the centre where explorers can check out the park’s full surroundings from its pagoda. Located in Scarborough, Peasholm Park takes around 20 minutes to drive to from our park.
Scarborough Sealife Centre
Perfect for the kids, Scarborough’s Sealife Centre has everything you would imagine. From the all new turtle rescue, to ‘penguin island’ or ‘the ray bay’, there is plenty to keep the family entertained. Just a short drive from Blue Dolphin, the centre also features pirate miniature golf and an adventure playground.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
It may not be your first thought when someone mentions ‘UK music venues’ but the Scarborough Open Air Theatre has quite the reputation in the North of Yorkshire and even hosted Kylie during 2019. Whilst performers for 2020 haven’t yet been announced, events run from June onwards and are a perfect evening’s entertainment off-park.
And as for the park itself… Blue Dolphin is known for its family-friendly entertainment come rain or shine. For those that were born with flippers, there are indoor and outdoor pools, a multi-lane water slide and activities such as AquaJets and AquaGliders. For something a little more unique, there is also freshwater fishing on our lake, a climbing wall and a roller disco.
For more information on Blue Dolphin and what it has to offer, take a look at here.