Tag Archives: Scarborough

Events in Scarborough for 1 week (13/09/2011)

dates events venue times contact details
Tue 13 Sep Gambart Baines Scarborough Bowls CentrePeasholm Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 353992
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 11:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Classical Favourites’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 19:45 01723 357869
Wed 14 Sep Gambart Baines Scarborough Bowls CentrePeasholm Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 353992
Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:30 to 11:00 01723 384511
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 11:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Summer Serenade’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 19:45 01723 357869
Thu 15 Sep Gambart Baines Scarborough Bowls CentrePeasholm Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 353992
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Life Drawing Classes WoodendThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 11:00 01723 357869
Fri 16 Sep Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s United Reformed ChurchRamshill Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Howard Hodgkin Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 18:00 to 19:30 01723 384511
Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 17 Sep Classic Cars Coachman InnPickering Road West, Snainton 10:00 to 18:00 01723 859231
The Secret Wood Raincliffe WoodsLady Ediths Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 895124
Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish HallScalby Road, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
Manhattan Voices Concert St Matthew’s Church, Hutton BuscelSt Matthew’s Church, Hutton Buscel, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 586878
West End to Broadway Futurist TheatreForeshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370742 ad
Village Halls Classic Easy Sequence Dancing Ganton Village HallGanton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 20:00 07817 915528
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Saturday Art Club Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 12:00 01732 384511
Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 14:30 01723 370541
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sun 18 Sep International Gold Cup Road Races Oliver’s MountScarborough, North Yorkshire 08:30 to 16:00 01723 373000
Classic Cars Coachman InnPickering Road West, Snainton 10:00 to 18:00 01723 859231
Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish HallScalby Road, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
‘Roses Run’ – Morris Minor Club Run North Bay BeachScarborough, North Yorkshire 16:30 01723 383636
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Mon 19 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist TheatreForeshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 365789/374500
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869

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.

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.

Days out tested by us! – Scarborough Swimming Pool

The Scarborough indoor is swimming pool in Scarborough.  Many hotels have swimming pools including the Crown Spa Hotel.  However the indoor swimming pool is the only indoor 25m pool, in the area, plans to build an indoor waterpark are currently being discussed.  In the meantime this pool will fill you’re your current needs.  It even has a “Splash time” where they bring out inflatables and other equipment for kids to mess around with.

Days out tested by us! – Scarborough Go-karting

Scarborough go-karting has recently been opened after initially closing some years back.  Due to popular demand, it has new owners and be redeveloped.

With a brand new fleet of 200cc Honda powered SODI GT3 karts and 160cc for juniors be prepared for speed.  With a host of events available Scarborough Karting can cater for large or small events. Birthday parties, stag and hen, corporate events or arrive and drive are all on offer with food and beverages available at the pit stop café.

With state of the art timing systems mean your laps will be timed with the accuracy of 1/1000th of a second and with speeds of over 40MPH the track will test your driving skills to the max.

Days out tested by us! – Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park.  The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a ‘Rigg and Dale’ landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.

Although comprising mostly pines and spruces there are many broadleaf trees such as oak, beech, ash, alder and hazel both in the valleys and on the ‘Riggs’.

Clear streams arising in springs run north and south out of the forest. A lake has been created at Staindale.

The forest is home for birds such as the crossbill that elusive summer visitor the nightjar. Roe deer abound and badgers, the symbol of the forest, are a very common but nocturnal resident.

The signs of past settlers are all around. Burial mounds, linear, earthworks of unknown purpose and the remains of a flourishing rabbit warrening industry can be found throughout the wood.

A network of forest roads, including the 9 mile Dalby Forest Drive; provide access to this outstanding landscape. Formed in the Ice Age and shaped by the people from the Bronze Age to the present day, Dalby is very much a forest worth visiting.

Days out tested by us! – Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is a former medieval Royal Fortress situated overlooking the North Sea and Scarborough.  The site of the castle, encompassing the Iron Age settlement, Roman signal station, an Anglo-Scandinavian settlement and chapel, the 12 century enclosure castle and 18th century battery, is a scheduled monument of national importance.

Fortifications for a wooden castle were built in the 1130s, but the present stone castle dates from the 1150s. Over the centuries, several other structures were added, with medieval monarchs investing heavily in what was then an important fortress that guarded the Yorkshire coastline, Scarborough’s port trade, and the north of England from Scottish or continental invasion. It was fortified and defended during various civil wars, sieges and conflicts, as kings fought with rival barons, faced rebellion and clashed with republican forces, though peace with Scotland the conclusion of civil and continental wars in the 17th century led to its decline in importance.

Once occupied by garrisons and govenors who often meanced the town, the castle has been in ruin since the sieges of the English Civil War, but attracts many visitors to climb the battlements, take in the views and enjoy the accompanying interactive exhibition and special events run by Englsih Heritage.

The castle is host to various events, usually in summertime, such as pirate and Robin Hood-themed activities. The castle grounds are reported to be haunted – by three ghosts, among them a Roman soldier. The 18th-century Master Gunner’s House, now a museum has an exhibition whose centrepiece is a Bronze Age sword discovered in 1980. English Heritage invested £250,000 in making the site a tourist attraction. A visitor centre provides admission to all extant remains, and has an exhibition of artefacts from the site and viewing platforms.

 

Days out tested by us! – Raincliffe woods

Raincliffe WoodsRaincliffe woods are situated to the north west of Scarborough. They form an “L” shape with Forge Valley Woods and the River Derwent.

The area is a mixed woodland area designated as Planted Ancient Woodland, and combined with Forge Valley Woods is a site of special scientific interest.

There are many paths, tracks and bridleways through the small woods which many residents of Scarborough use for mountain biking, dog walking and Sunday strolls. Throxenby Mere a popular place for fisherman is located at the foot of the woods.

Deer, badgers, squirrels, frogs, toads, foxes and all kinds of birds can be seen in the woods.

Stampfeet loyalty cards (Crown Spa Hotel)

We are happy to announce a Crown Spa Hotel loyalty card scheme. Currently you are able to get a free coffee for every 5 you buy.  However in time we will fill the remaining two slots with more offers.

Below we have provided step by step instructions, on how you can get involved with the loyalty scheme.


The scheme uses mobile phone technology, currently only available via iPhone and Android with Blackberry having an application soon.

Step 1: This is the easy part, download the application to your mobile, the application is free to use.
iPhone edition here
Android edition here

Step 2: Launch the application and create an account.  You should now be up and running.

Step 3: Go to the Crown Spa Hotel and order a coffee.

Step 4: When making the purchase find the Crown Spa Hotel in the application and click the offer.

Step 5: The Stampfeet app has a ‘Stamp your feet’ button which you click on while completing a purchase. The app will ask you to show your handset to the cashier/waiter who can then choose how many stamps to award you by typing in a code.

Step 6: Upon getting your 5th stamp your next coffee is free.

Two more offers will be avaliable to use on the handset quite soon