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10 things to do when it's raining in Scarborough

Top 10 things to do in Scarborough when it’s raining:

If you have lived in the UK for any amount of time. There is one thing we cannot predict, the weather, hopefully this list below will give you a few ideas.

1. Scarborough go-karting

Scarborough go-karting facility is a stylist modern 16.000 sq ft Unit, the spectacular Indoor Go karting venue boasts an upstairs spectators area and a PitStop Café So you can refuel and relax. With a host of set-up combinations available each event can be tailor-made to meet your racing needs. The powerful 200cc Honda engines SODI GT3 & adjustable pedals and seats, also we have 160cc Junior Karts for the Younger Race Driver. The minimum age for driving at Scarborough Indoor Karting is 8 and all drivers should be over 1.3 meters tall. This is not a guarantee that they will be able to drive. The only way to tell for definite is to come down and sit in a kart.

 

 

 

2. Ten Pin Bowling

With 12 lanes the Ten Pin Bowling Alley, with its modernised interior, updated scoring system and air conditioning, is a fantastic place to relax.

They have fabulous balcony views of Scarborough’s Seafront and Bay. It’s the perfect venue for an Office or Workplace party, Student celebration, Holiday activity, or just a regular get together of friends.

Come on in and see what you have been missing!

 

 

3. Arcades / 2p machines

More for the kids or people young at heart, from 20p – 50p a go usually, you can spend a few hours in the amusements for roughly £5.

The 2p machines, which are quintessentially part of the beach holiday, along with ice cream and fish and chips.  You could even win a small prize for your hard earned change.

 

 

 

4. Indoor pool

A 6 lane, 25m pool and child’s pool.  Sometimes inflatables, swim boards are used during “splash” times. If you have kids this is the best time to take your children to go swimming, but make sure you have the times before you make the trip, as sometimes the pool is only open to adults or swimming clubs at certain times.  If you have arrived in winter the pool closes for 2 weeks for maintenance and cleaning.

 

 

5. Go to the cinema

There are 3 places in Scarborough offering the latest cinema releases, at a price which is a lot lower than your typical chains.  At £6.50 an adult ticket and £5.50 a children’s ticket, you would be hard pressed to find cheaper for the latest cinema releases.  The Futurist is also the fifth largest seated theatre/cinema outsite London.

The 3 places that show films in Scarborough are the, Futurist Theatre, Hollywood Plaza and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. The Futurist Theatre is the closest cinema near the Crown Spa Hotel.

 

6. Go to the theatre

World renowned playright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, premiers all of his plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, which usually go onto West End and New York. the Stephen Joseph Theatre opened on 30th April 1996 and has two auditoria: The Round, a 404-seat in the round and The McCarthy, a 165-seat endstage/cinema. The building also contains a restaurant, shop, and full front-of-house and backstage facilities.

The Round boasts two important technical innovations: the stage lift, facilitating speedy set changes and the trampoline, a Canadian invention which allows technicians particularly easy access to the lighting grid.

 

7. Brunswick Shopping Centre

The Brunswick Shopping Centre is Scarborough’s premier shopping destination, housing 31 shops and stores catering for your every need, from fashions for all the family to home wares, accessories and gifts.

The centre is open seven days a week, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) for your convenience. With a carpark situated above the shopping centre which has 350 spaces including disabled and mother and baby parking spaces.

 


 

8. Scarborough Art Galleries

With the Art Gallery, Rotunda and Scarborough Collections, all located in walking distance. (Two located next to each other, one a 2-5 minute walk away) You can spend a few hours looking around without having to spend a penny.

 

 

 

 

9. Go for a meal at a local restaurant or cafe

Lots of local restaurants and cafes around, from Mexican, Turkish, Indian, Chinese, British and Italian, perfect for a night out, lunch or even breakfast.  Plus by the time you have finished your meal the weather may of cleared up, a win win situation. (Maybe not for your wallet though).

 

 

 

 

10. Scarborough Laser Quest

A favourite with everyone who wants to be like Rambo.

The 4,500 sq ft dimly-lit labyrinth is a smoke-filled maze of doorways, obstacles and barricades where opponents score points by zapping each other, and destroying the enemy base.  You have to pre-book your ½ hour game slot.  Before playing you assemble in the Briefing Room to receive your instructions on how to play.  It’s like your typical laser quest game in which you score points by zapping your opponents and destroying the enemy base. A personalised print out at the end of the game gives you your score to beat for next time.