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The Best Things To Do On Rainy Days Near Robin Hood's Bay

The Best Things To Do On Rainy Days Near Robin Hood's Bay

The Best Things To Do On Rainy Days Near Robin Hood's Bay

Have you been wondering where to go for a family day out when it’s raining in Robin Hood’s Bay?

Read on for ten of the best things to do on rainy days near Robin Hood’s Bay. 

Robin Hood’s Bay

Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay, the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.

Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special.

Robin Hood’s Bay harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. The Kings Beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the illicit activities. Smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. There wasn't a person in the village that didn't participate in the illegal activities. Be it the smuggling, hiding, transporting or protecting of the secret goings on.

Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.You can still see evidence of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past to this day and you can learn more at the local museum.

Embrace The Elements

There's no such thing as bad weather here in Robin Hood’s Bay, just bad clothing. Haven’t come prepared for the elements? Robin Hood’s Bay has a wonderful selection of small independent shops where you will find:

Clothing for Children, Men & Women

Dog Clothing, Coats & Essentials


So, why not get out and embrace the elements and enjoy a beach walk.

Alpamare | Scarborough

Alpamare is more than just a waterpark here you will find:

Wave Pool

Warm Outdoor Garden Pool

Splash and Play Area

Outdoor Infinity Pool

Four Waterslides

Wellness Suite & Spa

Parking: Yes paid parking

Food & Drink: A range of food options and areas available


01723 339 859

Sealife Centre | Scarborough

A fun way to learn about marine life you will find a range of interactive experiences and displays at the Sealife Center, Scarborough.

You will find a huge range of animals and creatures here at the Center. There is also the interactive Rock Pool area, the Seal Hospital, Great Barrier Reef and lots more besides.

Please Note Tickets Must Be Booked Online in Advance

Parking: Yes paid parking

Food & Drink: No


The Endeavour Experience | Whitby

Climb aboard the full-sized replica of HM Bark Endeavor. Experience what life was like at sea in the days of Captain Cook.

The Endeavor Experience Whitby is so much more than just a Museum. Taking up permanent residence in Whitby Harbour, The Endeavor sits grandly on the west side. With interactive experiences throughout the exhibition you can really learn the ropes of what life was really like onboard HM Bark Endeavor.

Learn about the man himself, Captain Cook and his crew. Discover through the immersive and interactive experiences on board.

Parking: Nearby paid parking is available in the centre of Whitby

Food & Drink: The Orlop Bar and Grill Restaurant


01947 600 511

North Yorkshire Moors Railway | Whitby & North York Moors Locations

Love the power of Steam? Take a trip back in time on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. NYMR is the largest heritage railway line and runs from Whitby through to Pickering. The line picks up stations at Grosmont, Goathland, Newton Dale and Levisham.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the North York Moors as you have never seen them before. Goathland Station is none other than Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station. You may also recognise it from the long running TV series Heartbeat. Goathland is the fictional Heartbeat village Aidensfield.

Look out for a character or two from the channel 5 series The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard.

It is also possible to book experiences with NYMR.

Parking: Yes nearby paid parking for all stations except Newton Dale which is only accessible on foot

Food & Drink: Pickering, Goathland and Grosmont all have seasonal cafes


Captain Cook Memorial Museum | Whitby

Walk in the footsteps of the young James Cook. The Museum was once the very home of Captain Cook in his apprentice years. Explore the house and as you climb the floors take in the spectacular view over the Whitby Harbour. Learn about Captain Cook as a young apprentice through to his great expeditions, adventures and discoveries.

Parking: Nearby paid parking is available in the centre of Whitby

Food & Drink: There are a range of food and drink options available nearby


01947 601900

Whitby Museum | Whitby

Here you have four in one. Museum, Art Gallery, Museum Tearooms and a lovely tranquil park to wander around complete with a childrens play area.

Delve into Whitby Museum. Find out the gruesome tail of the Hand of Glory. Learn more about Captain Cook and his voyages. Dive into Whitby’s Whaling past. Look at fossils, old photographs of Whitby, Birds and Mammals.

You’re sure to find a collection here to meet everyone’s interests. Collections include:

Local History


Maritime Heritage

Social History

Fine Art

Natural History

Geology & Fossils

Jet & Jet Jewellery

Costume & Textiles

Parking: Free disc zone on street parking or nearby paid parking all around Whitby

Food & Drink: Onsite Tearoom hours may vary according to the season


01947 602908

Pleasureland Amusement Arcade & Adventure Golf | Whitby

Get your 2p’s and 10p’s at the ready. You can’t visit Whitby and not spend some time in the Arcades. Tons of fun for the kids and so much nostalgia for the adults. What’s not to love? A trip to the arcades is a must.

Arcades are now so much more than just slot machines. In Whitby at Pleasureland Amusement Arcade you will find our favourites:

Pirate Adventure Golf

Ten Pin Bowling

Pool Tables

Arcade Games

Slot Machines

Definitely one for when the heavens open.

Parking: Free disc zone on street parking or nearby paid parking all around Whitby

Food & Drink: Flavours Icecream Bar for Icecream, Waffles, Donuts, Crepes & Milkshakes


01947 602498

Mini Monsterz | Whitby & Scarborough

Fun for all the children from 6 months to 16 years old. Enjoy unlimited play at Mini Monsterz including:

Softplay Including a Range of Slides

Pre-Walker Play Area

Toddler Play Area

Lazer Tag

All soft play areas are visible from within the seating area. Sit back, relax and let the children play.

Parking: Yes

Food & Drink: Onsite Food and Drink Service of Hot and Cold Food and Drink


01947 821106

Whitby Kiln

Paint your pottery at Whitby Kiln. Fun for all ages especially on a rainy day. You will find a whole range of pottery products ready to paint from trinket boxes to money boxes, ornaments to lanterns and allsorts inbetween. Whitby Kiln also offers a paid postage service if you are unable to collect your finished piece before you return home.

Time slots are 2 hours and must be booked online in advance. 

Free disc zone on street parking or nearby paid parking all around Whitby

Food & Drink: Hot and Cold Beverages Available to Purchase


01947 878587


Relaxing Coastal Escapes in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

Sam and Sian have been helping you make memories and relax on the coast since April 2017.

Baytown Holiday Cottages is a small North Yorkshire Booking Agency specialising in the Robin Hood’s Bay area of the North York Moors National Park.

Two locals who know the area and the cottages inside Out. Their home, their workplace and their playground. Helping you find your escape by the sea.

So, why not stay for a while in one of the Best Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages.

Smaller properties are available from 2 nights and the larger properties from 3 nights. All dependent on the time of year. All of our cottages are priced accordingly throughout the year. All of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down the Accommodation Page.

For a quick look at our availability at any given time you can use our All Availability feature. Just click the green and yellow Check Availability button on the Home page of our website.

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