Rainy Day Inspiration
The weather might be a little colder and wetter at this time of year, but we have plenty of local attractions perfect for a rainy day � have a read on for our top choices.
Scarborough Sea Life Centre – Located in the North Bay area of Scarborough, the Sea Life Centre has tons of exhibitions both inside and outside. Experience their brand new Rainforest Adventure with creepy crawlies of all types, sights and sounds of the rainforests, and critters including snakes and Dart Frogs. The centre also has an ocean focused exhibit with over 2,500 marine creatures including sharks. Tickets need to be booked in advance online – visit https://www.visitsealife.com/scarborough/.
Castle Howard – Out in the Howardian Hills, this 300 year old home is one of Britain’s finest historic houses. You can spend hours inside the house exploring the amazing architecture and learning about its history from the friendly guides. There’s also a farm shop, café, gift shop and garden centre to visit on the estate. You will often find special exhibitions throughout the year as well – take a look at their official website for more information: www.castlehoward.co.uk.
Playdale Farm – A must visit attraction for families with young children, Playdale has tons of indoor soft play areas, animal enclosures and experiences. Get up close to goats and alpacas or join the daily demonstrations to hold a baby chick or a guinea pig. You can find a café for light bites and a gift shop at the farm too.
East Riding Leisure – A state of the art leisure facility located in Bridlington, featuring a large swimming pool with a Splash Zone for the kids and interactive slides. The centre also has a Clip n Climb wall with challenging climbing activities for both adults and kids, and health suites with saunas and Jacuzzis. You can also grab a snack or lunch in the café. East Riding Leisure is around a 25 minute drive from us.
NYMR – The North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs between the 1930’s style station in Pickering to the seaside town of Whitby. Their heritage trains will take you through 24 miles of Yorkshire countryside and a handful of historic stations on the route. Among them is the famed Goathland Station, known for doubling as Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films. Visit https://www.nymr.co.uk/ for more information about the stations and the many things to do along the route.
Eden Camp – Visit the modern history museum of Eden Camp to be transported back to wartime Britain. You can experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during the war both back home and on the front line within the unique exhibits. There’s also a large display of military vehicles, submarines, aircraft and air raid shelters. The Old Time Music Hall features light 40’s themed entertainment too.