Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by Suzy
Peasholm Park is a pretty post-Victorian park on the north side of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. It is just a short walk to the beach and other local attractions. It was originally opened in 1912 and the park has an oriental theme with a pagoda and a large cascade waterfall as its centrepiece.
What is there to do at Peasholm Park?
Make sure you take some food for the geese, ducks and swans. There are always plenty of hungry mouths to feed. There are also some really tame squirrels in the park which will literally eat out of your hand.
You can also hire pedals, rowing boats and canoes to go around the lake. You can go all the way around with the island in the centre. The pedalos are in the shape of dragons which kids will love and fit perfectly with the oriental theme of the park. There are also a couple of places to play mini-golf. Make sure you walk over the bridge to visit the island as the pagoda at the top is worth the walk.
Peasholm Park includes Peasholm Glen which is a lovely wooded spot to walk around with lots of little waterfalls. There’s even a lovely spot away from the sea which is perfect for paddling your feet in. A highlight of the summer is their Naval Warfare event. It is played out for half an hour three times a week. It is a tradition that has been going on for 80 years although covid had other ideas in 2020.
Important Information Peasholm Park
Is there food and drink available?
There are a few outlets for food and drink and there are more than enough benches to sit and enjoy your food or drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Park with an oriental theme, with a pagoda and waterfall, boating lake, mini-golf and pretty woodland with streams. There are public toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
What are the ticket prices?
Free, – the park is free, to visit although additional activities such as boating and mini-golf cost extra. None of the facilities are especially expensive.
Is there parking?
There is parking nearby and charges apply.
When are they open?
The park is open all year round. seasonal, activities are usually available from early April until early November. For up-to-date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Are they accessible?
No information is available but the paths are very accessible.
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