Home Farm is in the very centre of the quaint village of Scalby on the northern edge of Scarborough. A few hundred yards walk from the house takes you to a welcoming pub, an excellent coffee shop and bistro as well as two general stores.
A short drive takes you to the glorious Scarborough seashore. Scarborough boasts two wonderful golden beaches which are perfect for children. Hundreds of rock pools are revealed at low tide which provide endless fun for children. Look out for fossils too, this is the Dinosaur coasts after all.
Take a walk around the charming harbour and enjoy the fun fair and traditional seaside fun of the South Bay, then head up the cliff to the medieval castle, Scarborough's famous landmark where reenactments of jousting knights are sometimes staged.
Nightlife in Scarborough is plentiful with many good restaurants and lively nightclubs and bars. The remarkable Open Air Theatre was recently reopened by the Queen and has many big names and bands playing there throughout the year. It is a spectacular theatre experience with the stage set in the middle of a lake and tiered seating set on the cliff side. Definitely check who is playing there during your visit.
Scarborough is also home Britain's most prolific playwright's theatre, Alan Aykbourns theatre in the round is housed in the superbly adapted artdeco cinema building right in the centre of town. All his plays are premiered here before heading to the West End and Broadway. Further up the coast historic Whitby with it's famous abbey and Dracula connections and the enchanting smugglers village of Robin Hoods Bay are half an hour drive away and well worth a visit.
Home Farm House borders on to the North York Moors National Park and for the more active and adventurous in your party there are plenty of excellent walking and cycling opportunities in nearby Dalby Forest, along with a spectacular Go Ape course.
Slightly further afield, the walled city of York is only 43 miles away and here you will find the National Railway museum and also the very interesting Viking Museum. Stop at the famous historic house, Castle Howard on the way. Made famous by the film Brideshead Revisited it is well worth a visit.
Family Days Out / Attractions
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Take a steam train through the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors from Pickering to Grosmont, through Goathland made famous by ITV’s Heartbeat.
Scarborough Sealife Centre
Home to more than 150 species of fish, penguins, seals and a loggerhead turtle. Also the new £200,000 octopus garden.
Theme park and zoo with some awesome rides. Great for all ages.
Set in a world war 2 prisoner of war camp the sights, sounds and smells of world war 2 are recreated.
2000 years of gruesome history. Not suitable for under 10’s.
North Bay Railway
Minature railway running from Scalby Mills to Peasholm Park.
Beautiful park with boating lake. Minature naval warfare shows 3 times a week during summer.
Zip wires and tree top adventure.
Excellent trails in nearby Raincliffe woods or Dalby Forest.
Scarborough Surf School
Lessons and surf hire
Learn about Jurassic Scarborough with the Lost Dinosaur exhibition. Children can learn fossil hunting and geology skills.
Journey throught the reconstruction of Viking streets.
National Railway Museum
Iconic trains housed in a huge former steam locomotive depot.
Visit this historic castle on the headland with dramatic panoramic views over the Yorkshire coastline.
Bram Stoker’s inspiration when writing Dracula. This is one of the most atmospheric attractions on the Yorkshire coast.
Yorkshire’s finest historic house and estate set in idyllic gardens and woodland.
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Alan Aykbourn’s Theatre in the Round.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Europes largest open air theatre attracting big names such as Dionne Warwick, John Barrowman, JLS and Olly Murs.
Traditional summer seaside entertainment – live shows and cinema.
Places to Eat and Drink
The Yew Tree
Coffee shop by day, wonderful bistro in the evening. Booking advisable.
Nags Head, Scalby
Traditional country pub, serves home made lunches Wed-Sun.
The Rosette, Newby
Family friendly pub serving meals. Good childrens play park.
Family friendly carvery.
Long established Italian restaurant. Good with kids.
Brunswick Centre, Scarborough
York Designer Outlet
Designer labels at discount prices.