Monthly Archives: September 2011

Days out tested by us! – Peasholm Park

Taken from the Peasholm Park website:

Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake and in the summer months people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include traditional rowing boats and canoes but pedaloes with dragon heads are available too and these prove to be very popular with summer visitors and locals alike. If you don’t fancy pedaling then go for a sail in the Swan launch where you can relax on the water and let someone else steer the boat. There is a bandstand in the middle of the lake and music concerts which are free of charge can often be heard during the summer season. During the tourist season there are two cafes where hot and cold drinks can be purchased and, of course, ice cream, plus sandwiches and full meals if wanted. What a beautiful place to sit sipping your coffee, looking at the lake whilst listening to the music. If you prefer, you can bring your own picnic. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy it. There is an island in the centre of the lake and a bridge leading across to it allows the visitor to explore the island with a path leading round it or by climbing up to the top with its impressive pagoda. The park has been designed with an oriental theme and there is much evidence of this as you wander through its pathways.


If you are ever in the area we recommend walking around the Marine Drive from the Crown Spa Hotel, then going to Peasholm Park.  Then enjoy a drink or ice cream in the many places located around the area.  Alternatively if the weather is fine you could hire a row boat or pedal boat and go around Peasholm lake.  Close-by is a small 18 hole golf course, for people who take their golf less seriously, which is great for kids and beginners.

Health & Fitness in the news – 06/09/2011

 

Exercise and Industry

1. Sebastian Coe awarded key spot at IMSPA
Inside the Games

Sebastian Coe has been awarded the position of companion at the new Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMSPA), in recognition of his significant contribution to the UK’s sports and physical activity industry, particularly his role in London’s Olympic and Paralympic bid and his subsequent work as chair of London 2012.

Inside the Games

2. How to Fight Diabetes? Five Ways That Make You 80 Percent Safer
International Business Times

People following healthy lifestyle factors, such as healthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a normal body weight, not over-consuming alcohol and not smoking, can cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 80 percent over a period of 11 years, said a new analysis.

International Business Times

Health & Lifestyle

1. Couch potatoes are missing exercise gene
The Telegraph

While people may think they are lazy, in reality there may be fundamental flaws in their genetic make-up. Researchers working on mice on mice removed two genes in muscle essential for exercise and then found they could not do as much as their healthy counterparts. The genes control the protein AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an enzyme that is switched on when you exercise.

The Telegraph

2. Gain Muscle and Eliminate Fat: Tips On How To Strip Every Ounce Of Lard Of Your Body Fast
Article Desk

It is a fact that having those love handles and that beer belly as well as those man boobs can be quite embarrassing. If you want a body that you can be proud of and a body that you can show off whenever you are at the beach, then you may want to start working out.

Article Desk

Days out tested by us! – Sea Life Centre

Scarborough Sea-Life known for its Seal rescue centre.  With the following things to do in the centre you won’t be bored:
– Crab Kingdom, new attraction for 2011
– Interactive Rockpool – hold a crab & touch a starfish
– 150 different species of fish
– Over 350 seal pups rescued & released from our Seal Rescue Centre
– Journey through our underwater tunnel as Sharks swim over your head
– Meet our resident: Otters, Seals and Penguins
– Feeding demonstrations throughout the day
– Restaurant and gift shop


Open daily from 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm)

Door Price           Web price           *Web Saving*
Adults (15yrs+)                                     £15                       £10                         £5
Child (3-14yrs)                                     £11.40                  £6.40                     £5
Family Saver (2 Adult & 2 Child)     £46.80                 £25                         £21.80

 

We recommend looking out for vouchers, which sometimes offer even lower prices than the ones available online. If you ask at the Crown Spa Hotel reception, you might be able to save more money than you would online or at the door.

Events in Scarborough from 05/09/2011 for 1 week

Mon 5 Sep 2011 Double Bill: The Yalta Game/Elegy for a Lady Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19:45 01723 370541
Mon 5 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Melodies for You’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
19:45 01723 357869
Mon 5 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
11:00 01723 357869
Mon 5 Sep 2011 Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Tue 6 Sep 2011 Double Bill: The Yalta Game/Elegy for a Lady Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19:45 01723 370541
Tue 6 Sep 2011 Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Tue 6 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Classical Favourites’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
19:45 01723 357869
Tue 6 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
11:00 01723 357869
Tue 6 Sep 2011 Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Double Bill: The Yalta Game/Elegy for a Lady Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19:45 01723 370541
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
11:00 01723 357869
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Summer Serenade’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
19:45 01723 357869
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art Gallery
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:30 to 11:00 01723 384511
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Summer Coffee Morning South Cliff Methodist Church
Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:15 to 11:30 01723 372266
Wed 7 Sep 2011 Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Double Bill: The Yalta Game/Elegy for a Lady Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19:45 01723 370541
Thu 8, Fri 9 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days RAF Staxton Wold, Air Defence Station
Off Staxton Hill, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
01723 384503
Thu 8 – Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre
36 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
11:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Thu 8 – Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Westborough Methodist Church
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
01723 384503
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Woodend Creative Workspace
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
01723 384503
Thu 8 – Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days St Andrew’s United Reformed Church
Ramshill Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days St Mary’s Church, Scarborough
St Mary’s Church, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:30 01723 384503
Thu 8 – Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology
Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 17:00 01723 384515
Thu 8 – Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology
Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 17:00 01723 384 503
Thu 8 – Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Scarborough Art Gallery
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 17:00 01723 384 503
Thu 8, Fri 9 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
13:00 01723 384503
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Life Drawing Classes Woodend
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19:30 01723 370541
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Gala Night’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
19:45 01723 357869
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
11:00 01723 357869
Thu 8 Sep 2011 Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Fri 9 Sep 2011 Double Bill: The Yalta Game/Elegy for a Lady Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19:45 01723 370541
Fri 9 Sep 2011 Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s United Reformed Church
Ramshill Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Fri 9 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Foulbridge Farm
Foulbridge Lane, Snainton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
18:30 01723 384503
Fri 9 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days – Backstage Tour Futurist Theatre
Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
11:00 01723 384503
Fri 9 Sep 2011 Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
19:30 01723 370541
Fri 9 Sep 2011 Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Double Bill: The Yalta Game/Elegy for a Lady Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
14:45 19:45 01723 370541
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Trinity House
St. Sepulchre Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Vincent’s Pier
Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Ravenscar Coastal Centre – Alum Works
Peak Alum Works National Trust Centre, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 14:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days St John The Baptist Church, Cayton
Church Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
12:00 to 14:00 01723 384503
Sat 10, Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days St Hilda’s Church – Ravenscar
Raven Hall Road, Ravenscar, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Scarborough Masonic Lodge
St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Ravenscar Coastal Centre – Alum Works
Peak Alum Works National Trust Centre, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire
13:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Woodend Creative Workspace
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
11:00 to 15:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Scarborough Town Hall
St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days – Ice Cream Factory The Harbour Bar
1-4 Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Saint Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk St Catherine’s Hospice
Throxenby Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
00:00 01723 356024
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Scarborough Goldwings Light Parade 2011 Scarborough Lifeboat House – RNLI
Lifeboat Station House, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 to 17:00 20:00 to 20:30 0113 2298077
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 10 Sep 2011 Village Halls Classic Easy Sequence Dancing Ganton Village Hall
Ganton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
20:00 07817 915528
Sun 11 Sep 2011 Acoustic Gathering VI Peasholm Park
North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
12:00 to 22:30
Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Raven Hall Country House Hotel
Raven Hall Country House Hotel and Golf, Scarborough
10:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Scarborough Sub-Aqua Club
25 St Mary’s Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
11:00 to 15:00 01723 384503
Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Ravenscar
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
10:00 01723 384503
Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Scarborough to Whitby Rail-Trail
Rosevale Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
14:00 01723 384503
Sun 11 Sep 2011 Heritage Open Days Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
13:00 to 16:00 01723 384503
Sun 11 Sep 2011 Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough
11:00 01723 357869

Wind of change? (Scarborough Evening News)

A SCARBOROUGH hotel has unveiled plans to install 16 wind turbines on its roof.

The four-star Crown Spa Hotel in Esplanade says the “elegant and pleasing to the eye” units would help it reduce its running costs, while decreasing its energy consumption and CO2 output.

The hotel has previously won awards for its green initiatives, claiming a National Award for Excellence in sustainability in 2010 and an 87 per cent Gold rating at the Green Tourism Business Awards this year.

Administration director David Frank said: “During the last six years The Crown Spa Hotel Green Team has continually reappraised each area of our environment policy. Our main strategy is to investigate and implement new technology or practices to reduce CO2 produced directly and indirectly from fossil fuels and to agree as a management team ongoing best practice.

“The ever increasing cost of fuel for heat and power is a major risk to our business. If we as a business are to continue to prosper and compete as a leading independent leisure business in the region, we must attempt to ‘hedge our exposure’ to this risk.

“A requirement for further power generation can only be met by wind power as there is not enough space within the confines of the property for solar PV.”

Mr Frank added: “The total scheme will produce around 35,200 KWh per year, roughly around five per cent of our electrical consumption – equivalent to the electrical energy used by 7.5 average UK houses or 18 tonnes of CO2.

“This will result in the company reducing total running costs of the business by roughly £17,500 per annum and a payback period of 2.5 years and a reduced reliance on the volatile energy market.

Read more at Scarborough Evening News

Days out tested by us! – Scarborough Beach

Planning a holiday or day trip to the Scarborough beach, we give you a run down on what to find on the North and South Bay.  If you feel up for the task you can actually walk from one headland to the other, roughly 3 miles from the Scarborough Spa to Scalby Mills.  If you’re quick at walking a trip there and back should take you roughly 60 minutes.

The South Bay, is the more commercial side, with amusements, gift shops, ice-cream, fish & chips and other typical beach side wares.  This beach is usually the busiest out of the two.

The North Bay, is the “quieter side”, it has had recent redevelopment, with beach huts, a bar, small supermarket.  Due to the less commercialised aspect you can more than easily find a space to sit down and enjoy the beach and weather.