Peasholm Park, Scarborough
About Peasholm Park, Scarborough
Peasholm Park, Scarborough - Address, Phone Number
Address: Northstead Manor Dr. and Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, England
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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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
- North Bay Cafe
- Coffee Beans
- Blue Crush Bar and Diner
- Glass House Bistro
- Royal Albert Drive Cafe
- Oasis Cafe
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Always love this place to walk around the lake and sit down for a rest. Downside is the basic free public toilets those awful metal ones with a couple of bits of wood screwed on for a seat don't feel clean . An out door kiosk that does nice coffee. An indoor cafe that is average. Disabled toilet need the national disabled key to gain access. Nice view of lake with waterfall. Small putting green is fun. Larger small golf course pitch and put worth a visit. Boats and pedalos for hire on lakeside. Tree walk nice but is probably a bit steep for frail and elderly (leave them resting by the lake).
One of Scarborough's most famous attraction's. The battleship war in the summer is fantastic, kids love it quite loud with explosion's going off. Scarborough Council could do with spending some money on the park, the pagoda in the island is looking very run down.
Peasholm Park is beautiful and great for everyone. There's the lake with the dragon boat pedalo's if you're feeling energetic, geese and ducks waiting to be fed by little ones or just enjoy a gentle walk around. Then of course you can walk up the glen through the Victorian fern garden to find the magical fairies...just follow the robin - his beak will point you in the right direction....
Beautiful looking park with gorgeous gardens. The steam train which runs to the park is lovely but a little pricey when you have a big family. Some good activities and the pedaloes looked good. Toilets and food establishments are available and plenty of places to sit down and take it all in.
Beautiful & very well maintained park. Extensive tree & shrub collection with many uncommon varieties. Lovely streams & lake. Good seating provision