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Lakeside Adventure

There are lots of things to do on the Lakeside at North Bay Railway

Due to the coronavirus we are CLOSED until further notice we hope to reopen as soon as possible.


Water Walking Balls 


Water Chute & Pedalo Boats


Boatman’s Tavern


Scampi Shack


On Open Air Theatre Show days the North Bay Railway and all Attractions will close at 4:30pm, show dates are listed in the Open Air Theatre Website

Open weekends September – October plus everyday during local October half term holiday.


North Bay Railway August 2015

Water Chute

Listed as one of the top 10 Vintage Seaside Attraction by The Guardian

The historic chute is now operated by the North Bay Railway Company and we have re-vitalised it for operation, for many years to come. It is one of only three left in the Country, the others being the original one in Wicksteed Park, Kettering and Hull’s East Park.

A ride is £2.50 per person.(two rides)


North Bay Railway August 2015

Boating Lake

Set in the middle of Northstead Manor Gardens, we have pedal boats on the lake to enjoy a turn in, fun for adults and children alike, with views of Scarboroughs Open Air Theatre.

£4.00 per boat

North Bay Railway August 2015

Water Walkers

Our water balls are a unique attraction in which riders get the opportunity to walk on water inside a air sealed hamster ball! Suitable for over 5 years old

£4.40 per person 

Lakeside Images

Contact Details:
Contact Details: North Bay Railway
Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF
Tel: 01723 368791

For the 2020 Timetable Click Here
For the 2020 Railway Leaflet Click Here

2 days ago

A personal message and thoughts from David Humphreys, Owner/Director, North Bay Railway Owner

Just over Fourteen years ago I took over the railway from Scarborough Borough Council. Fourteen years later in line with most other local attractions we have temporarily closed, with most of our staff being furloughed. What a difference between last year and the one now that as country and worldwide we find ourselves in. Let us all hope that this crisis ends quickly.

The North Bay Railway team would like (and is planning), to get going in summer but as always, we will monitor the situation. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the large number of enthusiasts and customers that have supported us over the last few years and will do so again when we get started again.

Everyone is now experiencing pain of some sort, whether it be inconvenience to everyday life, the loneliness of isolation or the tragic scenes of illness and what that can potentially bring. We now see every day extreme hardship in our communities in particular the vulnerable members of society and our wonderful NHS struggling, and this should put into context other material problems.

The magnificent locomotives, infrastructure and railway will not disappear because they are out of use, they have merely gone to sleep to be awoken again; even if financially the business struggles our locos, infrastructure and railways will survive in some form as they have done before.

This pandemic has been a reality check for us all, going forward for some time there will be reduced disposable income.

However, to the best of my ability, I will ensure North Bay Railway will survive and as a team, we will overcome the present difficulties and the great days will come back again.

To all our friends and supporters, I wish you all the very best of health and Good Luck and hope to see you all the other side of this crisis.

David Humphreys

With acknowledgement to Graham Lee
Chairman, Statfold Barn Railway Trust
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2 days ago

Something for the kids to watch!Tune in to some amazing live streams this week as SEA LIFE Trust takes you behind the scenes of some of their sanctuaries. Which ones will you be watching?
Beluga and Puffin -
Seals -
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5 days ago

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6 days ago

Hopefully we will be welcoming everyone back to our beautiful Yorkshire Coast soon. In the mean time we ask everyone to stay at home and stay safe!A reminder to everyone, we all have to do our bit to beat Coronavirus. ... See MoreSee Less

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