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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Why Scarborough will always have a special place in my heart

Scarborough in North Yorkshire will always have a special place in my heart. It is where family holidays were spent as a child, where I first went on holiday with my friends without any grown ups, where we enjoyed a girls mini-break when I was pregnant with Harry and where I think I have probably spent 5-6 holidays with our own children over the years.

I think I was around one year old in this photograph probably enjoying my first holiday in Scarborough (pictured with grandma)

CRINGE at this photograph in Peasholm park in the early 90's - shellsuits and socks and sandals??

Our first 'girls' holiday in Scarborough when we were 17.

A mini break with the girls in Scarborough before I had my first baby.

A trip to Scarborough is very nostalgic for me. One of our favourite things to do is visit Peasholm park where you can feed the squirrels, watch Naval Warfare and hire a boat.






Of course you can't visit Scarborough without taking part in a donkey ride or two on the wonderful beaches.




We've taken part in a range of boat trips over the years but think the pirate ship is our favourite.



We always have to take a little trip on the North Bay miniature railway too which travels to the Sealife Centre.







Scarborough has it's very own tardis and we can never resist a photograph.


Finally, Scarborough is home to one of the best farm parks we have been to (Playdale farm park) and I love these photographs from a few years ago,



 I am sooooo excited to be spending a full week in Scarborough next week. Have you visited recently and do you have any recommendations for us to try?






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  1. Can't wait to read about your Scarborough adventures! I've only been twice, once in the late 80s and once when I was around 20 with my friends ... when we have a car (how many times a week do I say that?!) it's high on the priority list, I really want to go back!

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    1. You can easily do it in a day - we've done that a few times. I hope the weather improves!!

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  2. We have started going every year, my fiancé use to go all the time as a kid and he loves going and reliving everything they use to do, I'm excited for it to be a tradition when we have kids x

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    1. Ah it's a lovely tradition - I love the collection of photographs we've started to build up from visiting x

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  3. Oh childhood memories from the 70s!

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  4. :) Proud Scarborian here!
    Growing up, I never saw the draw to the town, however now as an adult I just cant imagine living anywhere else.
    Love the 'early' pictures! Sure we all rocked shellsuits!........
    You seem to have most of the touristy stuff. :p Playdale is great.. We visit a place called Betton Farm a lot as it's in our village. There's a few animals, a great outdoor play area, cafe, shop, bee farm too. :)
    If I think of anywhere I'll message you,xx

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    1. Thanks Caroline - we had a lovely week. You are lucky to live there x

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