New seafront attraction set to open in the UK by summer with 2,100ft zipline

A SEASIDE town in the north of England could soon have a brand-new attraction after plans were approved last week.

Plans to build a 2,100ft (650m) zipline in Scarborough’s North Bay were approved by councilors last Thursday (April 11, 2024).


Plans to build a zipline in Scarborough’s North Bay have been approved by councilorsCredit:
The zipline is slated to run for over 2,100ft (650m)


The zipline is slated to run for over 2,100ft (650m)Credit:

The proposal was put forward by Big Bang Promotions.

According to BBC News, the attraction will have several ziplines that run between two metal towers.

Standing at 35m-high, the brand-new experience is slated to run from the former Mr Marvel’s Leisure Park to south of the Scalby Mills Miniature Railway Station.

Big Bang Promotions hope to have the attraction up and running by in time for the school summer holidays.

Even though the plans were met with opposition from 40 local residents, around 170 people were in favour of the brand-new attraction.

At a planning committee meeting, Councillor Rich Maw said: “This is perfect for Scarborough. If we reject the plan, what kind of message does it send out to other potential investors? The public will shake their heads in disgrace if we turn this away”

But until the attraction opens later this year, there are plenty of other things to do in Scarborough.

In previous years, the town’s North Bay Beach has been likened to Brighton Beach in Australia thanks to its colourful beach huts and large expanse of sand.

The long sandy beach is popular with surfers and even swimmers make use of the beach throughout the year.

There’s plenty for families to do within a stone’s skim of the sea too, including North Bay Railway (a miniature railway), Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Scarborough Sea Life Centre.

Meanwhile, the commercialised South Bay Beach is just 20-minutes from North Bay Beach.

Holidaymakers can walk along a Victorian promenade that runs between the two beaches.

Regular open-top buses also run between the two beaches for those holidaymakers who don’t fancy the walk. .

At South Bay Beach, holidaymakers will be able to find amusement cafes, and stalls selling cockles and traditional seaside sweets.

There’s also a big wheel and donkey rides at the beach as well as Scarborough Spa – an entertainment venue that houses a theatre with an ocean view.

Other attractions include the Hispaniola Pirate Ship, which costs just £3 per ticket.

There are plenty of other seaside towns to visit in the north of England too.


In recent years, the traditional seaside town has been likened to Las Vegas thanks to its arcades, nightlife and sandy beaches.

Dubbed “Skeg Vegas” by locals, the Lincolnshire town is home to attractions like Skegness Pier, Nautureland Seal Sanctuary, and aquarium and Skegness Beach.

There’s also a miniature railway, an aqua park, a donkey sanctuary, and a nature reserve.

Three other adventure attractions in the UK

There are plenty of other adventure attractions hoping to open in the UK over the next few years.

  1. Rhydycar West, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, could soon be home to a lavish £300million holiday resort. The “world class leisure resort” would have a waterpark, an Olympic ski slope, adventure zones and outdoor lodges among its many offerings. No set opening date has been revealed.
  2. Wildfox Resorts, Afan Valley, Wales, will be a £250million holiday park with 570 lodges as well as 130 apartments and rooms. There will also be plenty of out activities on the site too, including wild swimming, mountain biking, hiking, canyoning and bouldering. It is slated to open in 2027.
  3. Therme Manchester hopes to open in 2025. The huge new £250million water resort will be home to swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms.

Meanwhile, one forgotten seaside town in the south of England has won praise by a former Bond girl – it has sandy beaches and ferry links to Europe.

Read more on the Scottish Sun

And these are some of the new resorts and attractions opening in the UK this year.

It is hoped that the attraction will open this summer


It is hoped that the attraction will open this summerCredit:

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