Peasholm ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Northstead Manor Dr. and Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +440-1723373333
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Boating
Peasholm Park - Review
Peasholm Park is a real treat for every nature lover. The majestic gardens and trails make it a perfect destination for romantic walks and family excursions alike.
The park is teeming with rare foliage that adds the right colours to its ubiquitous tranquillity. Beautiful bridges, pagoda temple and gardens surrounding the lake all resonate with the Japanese theme which pervades Peasholm Park.
It was in 1911 that work began to construct this particular park around a lake in distinctive Japanese designs. It soon became a favoured spot to host exhibitions and social events. The striking assortment of shrubs and flowers found in the park today had been brought from the French Riviera.
The pagoda and adjoining cascade waterfall are the shiny beacon of oriental architecture at Peasholm.
Situated close to the North Bay sea front, the park happens to be a popular picnic spots for tourists and locals alike. Often the only sound one hears is that of the birds and tiny squirrels.
- Be sure to check out the Tree Trail, home to the rarest species of trees planted along the narrow valley of Peasholm Glen.
- The park also hosts a Naval Warfare enactment called ‘Battle of the Boats’ three times a week on the lake. The gunfire, smoke on water and aircrafts dropping bombs from above the lake offer a fun little experience of battle at sea.
- Go boating on the lake. You can choose a rowing boat, a canoe, a sail boat or the quite popular pedaloes with dragon heads. Watch out for the ducks, swans and geese.
- The middle of the lake houses a bandstand and it is common to hear free music concerts during the summer season.
- Feast your eyes on the oriental architecture found in the park. The pagoda, cascade waterfall, Glen bridge as well as myriad statues and ornaments that decorate Peasholm Park are delightful sights.
This natural and inviting haven exudes a serenity that makes you feel like you are frozen in willow patterned china, which incidentally is what inspired the creation of the Park in the first place.
Peasholm Park Information
- While day time accounts for peak hours at the park, you have the option of visiting at night when the park is illuminated by colourful lights. Seeing the open concert stage at night makes for quite a memorable moment.
- You are allowed to bring your pets to the park but keep them on a leash at all times.
- Battle enactment might get cancelled or rescheduled due to bad weather. Confirm schedule online or call the Park authorities to avoid disappointment.
- The North Bay Railway miniature train starts here at Peasholm Park and travels to the other end of North Bay, Scalby mills.
- You can feed the friendly squirrels at the Park who don’t shy away from eating right out of your hands.
Peasholm Park Ticket Prices
- Battle of the boats will cost you Adult £3.90 - Child £2.10
Peasholm Park Hours
- Since the park is open throughout the day, on all days, you have the option of exploring this site at any time that suits you.
How To reach Peasholm Park by Public Transport
- Bus: Peasholm Park (N-bound) – 3A
- (S-bound) – 3 & 843
- (NW-bound) 843
- (SE-bound) 843
Restaurants Near Peasholm Park
- North Bay Cafe
- Coffee Beans
- Blue Crush Bar and Diner
- Glass House Bistro
- Royal Albert Drive Cafe
- Oasis Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Peasholm Park
95% of people who visit Scarborough include Peasholm Park in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
60% of people start their Peasholm Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Peasholm Park
93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Peasholm Park
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Peasholm Park, Scarborough Reviews
This was a very pretty place that appeals to all age groups. We had fun following the stream from the lily pond into the park itself and there was lots to see and do in a lovely tranquil environment. Lost a star as although the peddle and dragon boats were available to hire the swan boat was not. Pretty disappointed to see it in bits at the side of the jetty, also the public toilets looked like they had seen better days. Cafe was nice to sit in and the view was awesome but the food was pricy for what it was!
Super!!! What a brilliant place to visit! It's based on the Willow Pattern plate design, with pagodas, waterfalls, Chinese lanterns around the edge of the lake, Chinese bridges to the island, stone lamps. It's as if you were walking around a Willow Pattern plate, with water features, trees and beautiful flower displays. A most enjoyable walk for everyone of any age. There are dragon boats to sail around the lake and in summer there are naval battles with model ships taking place. A viewing area is available to watch the excellent sea battles. There are toilets and a cafe. This is a wonderful place to visit every time you are in Scarborough.
A lovely park any time of year. You can hire boats, walk around the Chinese themed island or okay crazy golf or pitch and put. There is also a cafe serving a variety of food and drink as well as ice-cream. Toilets are also also in the park.
For the cafe. Would be zero. Wanted a seat outside with our 1 year old. so asked a bloke if we could put the spares out that was inside. He says yes. So we start moving it ourselves and he says under his breath, bloody typical (didn’t know who we was with was in earshot) then what looks like a chef comes over and says no you can’t move those...you can’t. I say that I did ask and he said it was okay. He said “I say no...” “some benches out there” (nowhere near the cafe, why would I buy something and sit away from the place with a pram? Regardless of that...Very rude...I’d rather spend my money elsewhere and pay someone else’s wages. Learn some basic customer service boys.
This park is a joy to walk through. We live to start at the top of the glen, coming through the commonwealth cemetery. The park is well maintained, with seats provided at frequent intervals. At the centre of the park is a lake with a central island, where the council provide entertainment in the form of pedal boats and row boats, the bandstand for music, a pitch and put and in the summer the war battles on the lake, which kids just love. Kids like to watch and feed the many squirrels that inhabit the park Fantastic place for all ages. Well done Scarborough Council on the maintenance and floral displays.