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The Scarborough Fair Collection

Address: Flower of May Holiday Park | Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough YO11 3NU, England
Phone Number: 01723 586698
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Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a 'Mighty' Wurlitzer Organ in our spacious ballroom. We host tea dances every Wednesday afternoon and Wurlitzer Concerts every Thursday afternoon.Our unique venue is also available for private hire and wedding receptions.

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Wallasey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good exhibits, brings back old time nostalgia. a good way to spend a few hours showing kids what a proper fairground is like.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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170 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This attraction is now closed for the winter, but I was lucky enough to be in the audience for "A Christmas Carousel" in December at this wonderful Venue. We were welcomed by the friendly staff, and enjoyed a good giggle at the hall of mirrors, and then we were allowed free rides on the ghost train, and Noah's ark. There... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Staff were really helpful and friendly and opened whatever ride my son wanted to go on. Loved looking at the organs and listening to them play. Great Little trip especially on a rainy day.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We did not realise there was so much to see. We always thought it was a small place so were very surprised to find all the rides and engines. Lovely venue. It is situated being the Flower of May leisure complex so plenty to do and is open to all.

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely brilliant to visit this lovingly maintained collection of iconic fairground rides and organs, Vintage cars, Showman caravans and motor bikes. An excellent day out. What fun to re-visit childhood haunts of The Ghost Train, The Dodgems and The Big Horses Carousel! A wonderful day out for all ages. Amenities perfect with extremely friendly staff. Thank you for adding to... More 

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Aylsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a fabulous find! We have been visiting Scarborough for years and this was our first visit to the Scarborough Fair Collection, absolutely wonderful, we had a great time and had a go on several of the old fashioned fair ground rides, my husband even found a horse on the Carousel with his name!! Very exciting. Tea and cake were... More 

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Wallasey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Brought beck memories of old fairground rides, and transport. Large selection of organs all working. Children absolutely loved it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

All the fun of the fair,takes us back to dodgems,candy floss and all the rides from long ago.All undercover well preserved and if you feel daring a free ticket to have one last ride.Amongst cars,steam locomotives and numerous other collections its well and truly worth a vist.Lovely friendly,helpful staff and a small cafe selling cakes,snacks sandwiches and refreshments,a must is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We came across this via the Internet whilst researching things to do in the area. It is fantastic! We went on Wednesday 29/10/14 and they had a tea dance on which was very popular. It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves, and the organist was brilliant. This is definitely an attraction for all ages - from the... More 

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The Hebrides, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We found this place by accident - what a gem! It was so good, we went 2 days running, as we did not allow enough time the first day. Excellent value for money. A real nostalgia trip, and great fun for all ages - literally. Run by an excellent team of volunteers, who could not be more helpful or friendly.... More 

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