Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park is a picturesque natural landmark here in Scarborough and a perfect spot to spend a day with the whole family, four-legged friends included.

Set around a large lake, which comes alive in the summer months, Peasholm Park plays host to just a small sample of the wonderful wildlife that calls North Yorkshire home and is a brilliant location for a spot of nature watching.

There are also paddle boats for hire, a floating bandstand, annual events and other activities to enjoy, including rowing, kayaking and canoeing.

If you explore a little further afield, you’ll stumble upon plenty of interesting things to see and do too. Look out for babbling waterfalls and fish filled ponds, one of which is known for its brilliant model sail boats.

During “tourist season”, there are two cafes where hot and cold drinks can be purchased and, of course, ice cream. As well as sandwiches and a fuller menu if preferred. Or, you can simply bring along a picnic and enjoy an afternoon alfresco.

There is a decorative, Oriental theme to the area, with beautiful bridges and manicured pathways capturing this style. In addition to an abundance of wildflowers and rare trees to look out for, many of which are unusual breeds.

Peasholm Park is a fabulous spot to spend a day year-round and, even when the weather is warm, there’s still a quiet corner to be found.

That is, if you can drag yourself away from the comfort of your Thirley Cotes cottage.

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