Peasholm Park & Naval Warfare Scarborough

Peasholm Park & Naval Warfare Scarborough

Peasholm Park Scarborough

Peasholm Park is an oriental themed park offering a beautiful system of streams and waterfalls, mini bridges and mystical gardens. There is a vast array of wildlife including an abundance of tame grey squirrels. Don't forget your peanuts!

There are many attractions such as boating, golf, naval warfare battles and musical shows.

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.

Peasholm Park is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. For more information visit

Naval Warfare at Peasholm Park

The world-famous Peasholm Park Naval Warfare is a must see when visiting Scarborough! A unique family holiday attraction and possibly the longest running show of all time. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment in one of Europe's favourite parks.
See the Naval Warfare in July & August - Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays until 31 August. Shows start at 3.00 pm.
The performance is subject to the weather. If heavy rain persists, the show may be cancelled. There is a small charge to see the show.

For more details visit Naval Warfare Peasholm Park

What to see & do at Peasholm Park

  • Boating lake
  • Putting green
  • Pitch ‘n’ put course
  • Tree Trail
  • Lily pond
  • Bandstand
  • Open air concerts
  • Naval warfare display
  • Ice-cream kiosk

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. 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. 

Wild geese, swans and ducks swim around on the lake and squirrels are seen every day within the woodlands. As time has gone on and some of the original trees have died, parts of their stumps have been specially carved into figures. Look out for the squirrel and the dragon!

A Peaceful Stroll around Peasholm Glen

Peasholm Park has been designed within a natural glen with a stream running through it which culminates in the lake at the bottom. As you walk up the glen there are many choices of paths to take. You may wish to follow the stream with its gentle little waterfalls and small ponds, one of which is often used for sailing model boats. Even in the busy summer season the glen is quiet and peaceful, the perfect place to walk or sit and enjoy the natural features all around. The oriental theme can be seen in the design of bridges and the layout of many areas of the park. There are lots of rare and unusual trees and flowers, both naturally wild and deliberately planted. At the top of the glen is a lily pond surrounded by a garden area.

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North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TS
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