Woodlands Crematorium in Scarborough

Find out about the Woodlands Crematorium in Scarborough.


The crematorium is located near the general hospital at Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, YO12 6QN.

About Woodlands Crematorium

Woodlands crematorium opened its doors on the 24 February 1961 and conducts over 1,200 cremations a year. The crematorium grounds and chapel were purpose built, after it was identified there was a need for the area to have its own crematorium.

The crematorium was built on land adjacent to the Row Brow Cemetery, which opened in 1941 and which was renamed as Woodlands Cemetery once the crematorium was built. The facilities within the chapel and cemetery are available for cremation services, burial services and memorial services.

Woodlands Crematorium grounds also contains a small remembrance chapel, which houses the book of remembrance, electronic book of remembrance and a book of condolence.

Crematorium chapel

Our chapel can seat up to 100 people, increasing to 150 with standing and outside speakers, for any additional mourners outside the chapel. For additional capacity the Garden Room can also be used, which has a screen and speakers to watch the service.

The chapel is fully wheelchair accessible and there is an induction loop for the hard of hearing.

Funeral and Memorial Services

Services are available:

  • 9:15am to 3pm Monday to Thursday
  • 9:15am to 2pm on Friday

The first service, starting at 9:15 is our early morning service which lasts for 30 minutes and is at a reduced fee. Main services are held every hour which provides a 60 minute slot with a 45 minute chapel service.

Please bear in mind that this time also should include the time taken for people to enter and exit the chapel and for the cleaning and preparation of the chapel for the following service. If you think that a service might take longer, we offer the facility to book two consecutive times. Please contact us for more details.


We can offer families a unique farewell to their loved ones. We operate the highest quality in music systems and the service can be tailored to the individual through our ability to play any piece of music that has been recorded and released by an artist, as well as all traditional hymns. 

An organ is also situated within the chapel and your Funeral Director can organise an organist on your behalf should you choose.


Many different personal tributes are available in the form of photos, slideshows and exclusive tributes to ensure a personal and individual final farewell, some of which are available as a permanent keepsake.


All services have the option to be screened using a webcast that can also be viewed at a later date, This is to ensure those who live far away or are unable to attend in person have the ability to take part in the service.


The cemetery has a range of parking options within the site, including disabled parking located near to the chapel. There is also overflow parking available in Woodland Cemetery.

Visitor toilets

There are public toilets, including a disabled toilet, located near the chapel. 


We offer a wide range of memorial options which are a lovely way to remember a loved one for many years. You can get further information on our Woodlands Crematorium memorials page.

Frequently asked questions

You can find answers to common questions on our crematoria and cemeteries frequently asked questions page.

Contact and Directions

Our offices are directly in front of the crematorium chapel, facing the car park, and marked Woodlands Crematorium and Cemeteries Office.

Staff are available to assist families before, during and after the funeral and to conduct family research requests.

You can also contact us.

Fees and charges

You can find a full list of bereavement service fees in the Scarborough area here. You can also  download a copy of the bereavement service costs for the Scarborough area (pdf / 271 KB).