What’s On Around Scarborough this Autumn + A Special Offer

Spring Willows, North Yorkshire

Welcome to What’s On in our area in September. This month we are running a special September Sizzler deal:

  • Free Site Fees for the remainder of 2020
  • £1,200 off site fees every year for 3 years (2021, 2022, 2023)!!
  • Our Autumn Leaves Welcome Gifts – Chimnea, BBQ & Outdoor Chairs!!

This exclusive offer is only for sales in September, so hurry! Fill in your details in the form on this page and you will also receive a brochure and a free e-book!

Back to What’s On…

We’ve searched through our usual attractions to discover what’s available for you to enjoy.  You’ll notice there are no theatres or venues included because they are not operating any programmes. Many places are open but check before you go.  Most are insisting on an online booking and will offer a time slot for your visit.

Our heartfelt plea these businesses need our support. However, please stay cautious and safe.  Better not to get Covid-19 than fight it. Hopefully, these brilliant organisations will survive to resume their role in making our area so rich with holiday experiences.

Burton Constable

Now open. Pre-book tickets online before you go is essential. Check for arrangements


RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Reserves are mainly open but you need to check before visiting.  Bempton Cliffs has trails, car parks and toilets open. Great place to visit.


Nunnington Hall

The walled garden at Nunnington Hall will reopen from 8 July and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. They’ll be releasing tickets every Friday.


Whitby Abbey

The Abbey is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. They have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.


Park Run Low Dalby Pickering

No Park Run just yet. Keep training.


Sea Life Centre Scarborough

The attraction is now open. They need to manage capacity to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. The best way to do this is to ensure that all visitors are pre-booked, including those with passes, already in possession of tickets, or wishing to use a promotional voucher.


Please do not attempt to visit the attraction without a timed entry ticket or reservation

North Bay Heritage Railway

Regular train service is now running throughout the day.


The Historic Water Chute, Boatman’s Tavern, and Scampi Shack reopen on Saturday 18th July.

Tickets are available to buy via the website or on arrival at North Bay Heritage Railway. NBR will be Covid-19 compliant and we ask all visitors for follow the simple rules. Safety of passengers and staff will be put first!

We advise all customers to wear face masks

Eden Camp

Will be reopening to the public on Monday 6th July 2020

Open 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week. Last admission 4pm. We recommend at least 3-4 hours for a visit.


North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

Now operating services from Saturday 1st August in line with Government guidance.

The pandemic has impacted the railway Please help to keep them steaming by purchasing a ticket to travel. Your support makes an enormous difference and will help us keep the railway secure for the future.

As part of a phased reopening, NYMR is offering pre-booked, non-stop steam-hauled, services with limited capacity. Services will operate between Pickering and Levisham, Grosmont and Goathland return 7 days per week. Services are approx. 60 minutes.


Advance tickets are now available to purchase online and passengers will be able to travel from Saturday 1st August, Yorkshire Day. Tickets will be released in two-week blocks.

The Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

The shop is open. Opening times from 30th June – 13th July is 10 – 4, Monday to Friday.


Tours will be resuming from 13th July 2020; dates are now available to book. However, there will only be two tour slots per day with a maximum of 6 people per tour. Tours must be booked at least 12 hours in advance.

Opening times from 13th July onwards are 10 – 4 Monday to Saturday and 10 – 3 on Sundays.

The Pot Still Coffee Shop and Events will remain closed for the time being. Joint Brewery Tours and Distilling Experience Days are also paused.

Dalby Forest

There are some restrictions but still lots to do including: 13 walking trails (including easy access), 6 cycling trails, 4 running trails, Visitor centre and shop – open, face coverings required

2 play areas – open (small section closed for maintenance), Go Ape – open booking essential

Café – open for takeaways only – face coverings required


York Minster

Cathedral is open for sightseeing. All tickets must be bought online in advance and you must choose a one hour booking slot during which to arrive.


The hourly time slots start at:

Monday to Saturday: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Sunday: 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Tickets can be purchased up to 15 minutes before the start of an hourly slot. Once inside, there is no limit on the time you can stay. Please note, we currently cannot offer walk-up ticket purchases.