Peasholm Park, Scarborough

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  • Address: Northstead Manor Dr. and Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +440-1723373333
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Boating
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About Peasholm Park, Scarborough

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 Opening and Closing 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

  • Jeremy’s
  • North Bay Cafe
  • Coffee Beans
  • Blue Crush Bar and Diner
  • Glass House Bistro
  • Royal Albert Drive Cafe
  • Oasis Cafe

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Peasholm Park, Scarborough Reviews

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  • One of my favourite places in Scarborough. A beautiful place. There's things to do down near the lake, whether it's watching the ship battles (chargeable), or taking out a rowing boat or pedalo (chargeable), or grabbing some food, or an ice-cream. Alternatively, if you're looking for a peaceful walk head up near the bridge, where pigeons or squirrels will happily come over to be fed. Head further up the paths for some beautiful parkland, whatever the season.

  • Beautiful views.beautiful trees ,well kept most of the time.grass areas to have a picnic,watch out for seagulls! Feed the squirrels or collect Conkers ! boating lake,pitch&putt,watch the Naval warfare show that's been going for decades. Expensive for ice cream,coffee and tea though. Bring your own and save money! Gets quite busy,choose a warm sunny day to visit,you can always find shade under the beautiful trees. Idyllic setting.

  • Peasholm Park is such a picturesque park to walk around with all the wildlife roaming around & the beautiful variety of trees, shrubs & a tranquil lake with an oriental style island in the middle with a pretty wooden bridge taking you across to the island. In the centre of the lake stands a tall fast flowing waterfall which looks just lovely to watch....There are many forest paths leading from half way around the park to various areas in Scarborough....all very enjoyable walks. Come along & enjoy Peasholm Park any day of the year! The ducks & squirrels especially love there extra food supplies from people walking by. 😊

  • Beautiful park and perfect for people with children. Plenty of activities to keep them occupied. Fairly clean and very easy to get though. If you do visit just make sure you clean up after yourselves! I saw a lot of littering going on and it was heartbreaking. These parks are free because of donations and endless hours Volunteer work so let’s do our part and keep it looking beautiful! Also Pet Friendly!! Don’t forget to clean up after your Pets 😊

  • Lovely park to walk around with lots of wildlife. You can hand-feed the squirrels if they are in the mood and the ducks are always there to. Plenty of benches for people to rest or relax and just enjoy the beautiful landscaped areas. I would recommend it for all ages, families and anybody who just wants a pleasant walk with nature.

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