Top 5 things to do near Blue Dolphin and on park
Kim McQuinn is Head of Experience at Blue Dolphin Holiday Park near Filey, and a short trip away from Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. There’s loads to do in this beautiful stretch of coast, both on and off the park – so to help guide your next Haven holiday here, Kim gave us her top five must-do activities.
1. Visit Filey Beach
Enjoy the great British seaside! Filey Beach is three miles of golden sand, where you can really do it all. Enjoy relaxing on the beach as you soak up the sun, go rock pooling and crabbing, or have fun in the sea with lifeguards on-hand. Then you can refresh and refuel with fish and chips, ice cream and sweet treats. And, of course, you should finish the day off in the arcades - and don’t forget to get your stick of rock!
2. Head to Playdale Farm Park
One of my favourite local places to take my kids is Playdale Farm Park. It’s a great day out for children, with loads to keep them entertained. You can feed and pet the animals, play in the giant hay barn or let the kids run free in the indoor play area. There are loads of outdoor activities and open green space, too.
It’s great fun for the little ones. And you can either bring your own picnic, or you can also enjoy the onsite restaurant for your refreshments.
3. Take on the family at Batfast
Try out our new Batfast experience located at the sports drome. It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new activity and find out who’s the best in the family. A virtual batting experience, you can choose from cricket, tennis and baseball as you compete to win the highest score against a virtual bowler.
Also, new for 2023, kids can enjoy a go on our new indoor inflatable course which is great fun whatever the weather. I know my kids will love spending hours playing on it!
4. Hire a bike
Explore the park and the amazing Yorkshire coast by hiring a bike at the park – it saves you the trouble of bringing your own bikes with you and you can hire with us by the half or full day. It’s a great opportunity to cycle to Filey and get out and explore this beautiful region.
As a cliff top park, we have the most amazing views - on a clear day you can see Scarborough Castle. So trust us when we say you’re going to want to get out and explore!
5. Enjoy a fantastic night of entertainment in the Showbar
Every night is a different adventure at Haven Blue Dolphin’s Showbar. Be wowed by our amazing Entertainment team as they perform shows featuring some of the greatest hits from your favourite singers. Have an adventure with the Seaside Squad and the newest recruit to the team, Jaz! Be amazed by some fantastic visiting variety acts, singers and bands.
Relax, take your seat, order your drinks via our Haven Serve app and we will deliver them straight to your table. Hungry? Order your Papa Johns pizza or Burger King straight to your table too! It’s easy peasy. You can truly sit back and relax – we’ll keep you entertained for the night!
Why do you love Blue Dolphin?
There’s such a great mix of things to do on park throughout the day and evening, and it’s just a short trip to Scarborough or Filey to keep exploring the fantastic Yorkshire coast. The park has a panoramic view of the North Sea from Scarborough all the way to Filey Brigg – it's just beautiful.