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Address: Scarborough YO11 2PW, England
Phone Number: +44 1723 366856
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Make Believe Tours was launched in 2012 and is based in the popular seaside...

Make Believe Tours was launched in 2012 and is based in the popular seaside resort of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

The business is owned and managed by Jonathan Blazer a professional entertainer, who is also the main tour guide.

Make Believe Tours has built up an excellent reputation for delivering great-value guided tours that entertain and enlighten both visitors and locals!

We have a selection of guided tours to choose from. Each tour explores a prominent area of Scarborough where the buildings, people and customs are brought to life through storytelling.

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Make Believe Tours, February Half Term, Scarborough

We went on this tour with Jonathan today and cannot recommend it highly enough 😀 We went with our children, 9 and 7, our niece, 12 and our friends who have children of similar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2016
Nicola S
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We went on this tour with Jonathan today and cannot recommend it highly enough 😀 We went with our children, 9 and 7, our niece, 12 and our friends who have children of similar ages. From the start the children were captivated by the Customs Officers story and the competitive nature of the tour! We went off at a pace... More 

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jonathan20122016, Owner at Make Believe Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Horrid History Walk. It was great to run the walk during the February half term holiday, especially as I hadn't been able to run it since May 2015 due to my work in Dorset last year! I am delighted your children and niece enjoyed the experience and you felt it was... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

What a super afternoon activity for children and adults alike. Jonathan's tales of smugglers and hauntings, interspersed with interesting historical facts of the area kept us all captivated. A true passion for his art, Jonathan is engaging and the tour for a family of four is exceptional value for money.

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jonathan20122016, Owner at Make Believe Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Horrid History Walk. It was great to run the walk during the February half term holiday, especially as I hadn't been able to run it since May 2015 due to my work in Dorset last year! I am delighted your family enjoyed the whole experience. We pride ourselves on delivering great-value... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We all really enjoyed the tour around the old town in Scarborough. The guide was fantastic and kept my three children aged 10, 6 and 4 entertained throughout the tour. A fantastic afternoon out for half term!

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jonathan20122016, Owner at Make Believe Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Horrid History Walk. It was great to run the walk during the February half term holiday, especially as I hadn't been able to run it since May 2015 due to my work in Dorset last year! I am delighted that your three children enjoyed the experience and excellent to hear your... More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We did the Horrid History tour in the February half-term and it was a great way to spend the afternoon. Jonathan was great as a guide and the tour was great for keeping both kids and adults entertained.

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jonathan20122016, Owner at Make Believe Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Horrid History Walk. It was great to run the walk during the February half term holiday, especially as I hadn't been able to run it since May 2015 due to my work in Dorset last year. I am delighted to hear the guided walk entertained both adults and kids in your... More 

Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Jonathan was an excellent your guide as he led our group around the streets of Scarborough, showing us the sights and telling us of the history and doing all of this in a fun and entertaining way. I would thoroughly recommend this tour, especially for school/youth groups.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Thank you so much to Jonathan for entertaining our party of school children during our trip to Scarborough. We spent the night solving clues and trying to find hidden gems in the back streets and alleys. Jonathan captured the children's attention, kept them interested for an hour and a half and all came away having had lots of fun and... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have just returned moments ago from this amazing tour. The tour guide, Jonathan, appeared in a customs officer outfit from history and the children were automatically hooked. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Scarborough and brought this history to life through use of a competition for the children, whereby he divided them into two groups and asked... More 

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High Peak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Excellent insight into the hidden history of Scarborough. Jonathan very kindly took us out today even though the season has officially ended. It was just the four of us (2 kids aged 6&8) and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour was informative and fun. It was really interesting hearing about the darker side of the seaside town. The girls became... More 

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Easingwold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Jonathan our guide was fun and very informative. Our children (6,8 and 10) all gained a great deal from it. Our reluctant walker was running around with excitement for almost an hour and a half, spotting clues and answering questions. A very well organised and entertaining afternoon. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a great time on our horrid history walk. We were very lucky that our 2 families were the only bookings for the afternoon walk, mind you, with 2 mums and 7 children it still felt busy. Jonathan entertained us with stories and information about smugglers past. He clearly knows his stuff. He was able to impart his knowledge... More 

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