Family fun this spring in Yorkshire

09 March 2022

Family fun this spring in Yorkshire


Spring has finally sprung! With the new season offering families the opportunity to get away and spend some quality time together, Yorkshire’s child-friendly attractions are just a stone’s throw away from your hotel in Scarborough and are guaranteed to keep the whole crew happy on holiday.

Follow our guide to family fun days out this spring in Yorkshire.


If you’re looking for something new to do with the children and are keen to encourage them to get outside and explore, Treasure Trails are an imaginative and engaging way to see some of Yorkshire.

Spring is the perfect time of the year to blow out old habits and freshen up your quality bonding time with a new experience.

Treasure Trails are self-guided themed walking treasure hunts, ideal for discovering more about where you’re holidaying. With over 1,100 different Treasure Trails available across the UK, families can choose from three themes and work together to answer a series of clues as intrepid treasure hunters, spies on a top secret mission or detectives solving a murder mystery!

Those staying in close by Whitby hotels can make the most of the Whitby – Curse of the Vampire treasure hunt , a trail that involves using local historic and scenic landmarks to uncover the story of Dracula in the place that inspired the Bram Stoker classic.


Treasure Trails in Yorkshire



Looking for evening entertainment in Yorkshire? Head towards the bright lights of Olympia Leisure in Scarborough for a little healthy competition and lots of family fun!

With a soft play area and full arcade, there’s plenty on offer for kids of all ages, and the 12-lane bowling alley provides the ideal opportunity for a friendly contest – parents versus youngsters!

Parents can watch from the comfort of the designated seating area while their little ones have fun in the Percy Parrot play area and teens can make the most of the latest video games and rides in the amusement arcade. There’s also a café where the clan can refuel after a few hours spent running round, playing and generally burning up all that energy.

For a family-friendly evening on the town, Olympia Leisure is the ideal spot to relax and continue the fun after a day of seeing the sights in Scarborough.


Olympia Leisure Scarborough in Yorkshire




Come face to face with a world of marine creatures at SEA LIFE Sanctuary beside the seaside in Scarborough!

Home to around 1,000 incredible underwater animals in over 50 different aquatic displays, SEA LIFE’s iconic pyramid buildings look out over Scarborough’s North Bay and won’t be missed by visitors heading to the centre to explore the world’s most amazing marine wildlife.

Families can enjoy spotting fish, sharks and all manner of sea creatures in the indoor aquariums, while seals and otters entertain in the outdoor habitats. SEA LIFE Scarborough is also the only marine hospital on the Yorkshire coast and little ones will learn about the important role the centre plays in rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing injured or sick seals back into the waves.

In early April, visitors can explore SEA LIFE Europe’s first ever walkthrough penguin experience and join the resident Humboldt penguins at the springtime penguin weeks until April 10th.


SEA LIFE Scarborough in Yorkshire






Finding menus to satisfy everyone’s taste can be challenging, but the authentic Italian and British dishes at Florio’s Pizzeria Ristorante ensure no one goes hungry.

Scarborough’s favourite family restaurant serves up a tasty array of classic Italian plates alongside popular staples and their pizza is arguably the best in Yorkshire.

Having first arrived in the UK at 18, owner Antonio brought with him the flare and passion of Mediterranean cooking establishing two successful restaurants previously in Yorkshire before opening Florio’s in Scarborough in 1986. Since then, its popularity has gone from strength to strength winning hearts and awards in the region.

The award-winning eatery snagged the coveted title of Scarborough’s best restaurant in 2014 and continues to serve up a friendly service with its food menu. There’s even a special bambino menu for children diners.


pizza in Scarborough in Yorkshire



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