North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough

The North Bay Heritage Railway in Scarborough is a lovely little place to visit. It is over the road from Peasholm Park and just a short walk from the beach so you could easily combine it with something else for a day out. Scarborough is a seaside town in North Yorkshire. The North Bay railway is part of the north bay attractions. As well as the railway there are a few other things to do, especially for the more adventurous family members.

North Bay Scarborough Things To Do Review

There is a small pay and display car park near the railway. This can fill up quickly although we don’t struggle to park there out of season or first thing in the morning. The railway is then just a short walk over the road.

The heritage railway first opened back in 1931. Its trains aren’t full size but they do have covered carriages. The journey takes you around the back of the Open-air theatre and stops at Scarborough Sea Life centre. You can choose to stay on the train and return or you can alight and visit the centre or have a game of crazy golf.

North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough
North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough
North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough

You get to see some lovely views of Scarborough’s north bay from the train. The journey doesn’t take long but we all enjoyed the trip.

North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough
North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough

You can see Scarborough Sea Life Centre in the photo below. It is possible to walk from here back to the main north bay as there is a traffic-free promenade.

The trains are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Dogs are also welcome to ride on their trains. They have special event days including their popular Santa special.

North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough

At the ticket office area, there is also a historic water chute. This was listed as one of the top 10 Vintage seaside attractions by The Guardian. It is one of only three left in the UK with one being at Hull’s East Park and the other at Wickstead Park in Northamptonshire. I always want to have a go but my son always puts his foot down. One day I’ll just go on without him.

North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough

They also have a Skytrail which is a two-level high ropes course. There are a number of obstacles including bridges and beams. Children from the age of 5 can take part and they must be 1 metre tall. Children 1m – 1.2m must be accompanied by an adult.

North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough
North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough

In the warmer months, you can hire their new electric boats on the lake. Kids can also have a go in their giant water ball walkers. This is suitable for children aged 5 and over.

North Bay Heritage Railway and Attractions Scarborough

North Bay Heritage Railway FAQ & Further Information

Address: Burniston Rd, Scarborough YO12 6PF, North Yorkshire Phone: 01723 368791

Category – Heritage Railway and attractions – Mostly Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.

What are the ticket prices?

Return ticket on the train costs £4.50, a single £3.50, under 5s are free and dogs are £1.50. Rides on the water chute cost £3 per person for 2 rides. Water Walkers are £5 per person. Other activities are also charged seperately.

What are the main facilities and things to do?

Heritage railway on Scarborough’s north bay with activities on the lake and a high ropes course. There is a tavern selling drinks and hot food.

When are they open?

North Bay Heritage Railway is open for most of the spring and summer with limited opening over autumn and winter. Please visit their website for up-to-date opening times.

Is there food available?

There is somewhere to purchase food and drinks.

Is there parking?

There is limited parking nearby, charges apply.

Are they dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on a short lead.

Are they accessible?


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