Family Day Out in Robin Hoods Bay

We recently heard from a family who spent a great day in Scarborough.....

Our Day Trip in Robins Hoods Bay

trainWe started with a visit to Peasholm Park, which is only 25 mins by car from the Robin Hoods Bay holiday cottage, to spend some time at the lake and hire a boat – they have a great choice of rowing boats, canoes and Dragon headed pedallos!

Exploring the island in the lake was great fun, and we watched an epic battle between some boats, they were only models of course but just as exciting! - you can check when the next battle is by visiting

We then took the train, the North Bay Railway to Scalby Mills station. Times are available on their website

After a delicious meal at the Glass House Cafe, we had the choice between mini golf, the Sky Trial (a high wire adventure - not for scaredy cats) or The Sea Life Centre,

Everyone had a great day out, and between us there’s three generations, so it’s safe to say there was something for everyone!


Train Fares

If you are particularly interested in trains, the North Yorkshire Railway has steam trains running from Whitby to Pickering - for more info on times and fares please visit

Sea Life

Ravenscar-sealsIf you enjoy sealife, want to see more, and enjoy a walk, look out of our Robin Hoods Bay holiday cottage window at the headland to the south of the bay - the one on your right - this is called Ravenscar where there is a seal colony. Some friends who stayed at our holiday cottage in Robin Hoods Bay took these photos during the Easter holidays.

You need to be a careful when visiting though as there are seal pups around – and mum doesn't like you to get too close! but they are lovely to watch, and they love it if you sing to them – give it a try, they may just join in if you hit the right tone! There’s also the challenge of who can find the most fossils along the way.

The walk to Ravenscar from the Robin Hoods Bay holiday cottage is quite diverse under foot, so wear appropriate footwear and BEWARE OF THE TIDES. You are safest to set off when the tide is on its way out and you can just get around To Boggle Hole on the beach - around the first outcrop of rock.


Bathing seal Seal


Heading Back

Two lads on a rockYou should have plenty of time to get there and back to the holiday cottage before the tide cuts off your path. But ask the locals if you aren't sure. If you are fit and able, after you have seen the seals, you could scramble up the cliffs to the Ravenscar Hotel at the top. Here you can get something to eat and drink or even have a game of croquet and explore the gardens. You can then either walk back to the Bay via the Old Railway line or phone Bay Taxis to take you home.