Peasholm Park

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  • 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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Peasholm Park

  • Peasholm Park Address: Northstead Manor Dr. and Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
  • Peasholm Park Contact Number: +440-1723373333
  • Peasholm Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Peasholm Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Peasholm Park(preferred time): 12:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Peasholm Park: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Peasholm Park

  • 95% of people who visit Scarborough include Peasholm Park in their plan

  • 59.89% of people start their Peasholm Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Peasholm Park

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

92.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Peasholm Park

People normally club together Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Scarborough To Whitby Rail Trail while planning their visit to Peasholm Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Peasholm Park, Scarborough Reviews

  • 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.

  • We tend to visit the park every time we visit Scarborough and head straight for the dragon boats. During the summer there's sometimes free entertainment from either a brass band or organist. There's a nice walk round the lake with a little diversion up the valley - a part of the park not many people seem to visit. Crossing the small foot bridge our children enjoy exploring the island. With a small cafe, ice creams there's plenty of snacks available. If boating not your thing then there's plenty of seating to watch the world go by and a small pitch and put course. Free toilets also in the park.

  • I love this park, its amazing. Nice relaxing place to be. I could easy spend a whole day here. Oriental themed and loads going on. There is a lovely lake with boats that you can go around on.

  • The place is well past its sell-by date. This is a great example of the lack of funding in municipalities throughout Britain. The band stand in the lake has a roof that is inches thick in seagull droppings. Everything is in a state of disrepair. Such a shame. Three out of five for the Faded Glory!

  • Excellent place for a simple stroll or a picnic with the family. Plenty of events in weekly and the boat hire is open most days which is a lovely thing to do. For you Pokèmon Go players, there are 5 gyms and plenty of stops. There are also 2 nests here

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