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.
- 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.
- Battle of the boats will cost you Adult £3.90 - Child £2.10
- 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.
- Bus: Peasholm Park (N-bound) – 3A
- (S-bound) – 3 & 843
- (NW-bound) 843
- (SE-bound) 843
- North Bay Cafe
- Coffee Beans
- Blue Crush Bar and Diner
- Glass House Bistro
- Royal Albert Drive Cafe
- Oasis Cafe
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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
A lovely park that is well maintained. Beautiful scenery and a really nice place to see a variety of local wildlife. The only thing that is a downside is the toilets could be upgraded but this overall has no impact on the rest of the park.
Lovely place to visit. Plenty of paths to walk through and there is also a large lake and waterfall. Would certainty recommend it for a visit and only 2 minute walk to the beach.
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.
Lovely place - very peaceful and a good unwinding walk; especially the Peasholm Glen path through the trees going up the ravine. Well worth the visit. Only slight niggle is that dogs have to be on leads, which considering the amount of squirrels must be frustrating for them. However, I do get the impression from the assorted notices the serenity might be due to the time of year, and that it's a lot busier in the summer.
Beautiful park with plenty of squirrels to keep the little ones entertained! Lovely walks through it and up to the waterfall tower! 5*