Games in parks

The whole family can get involved in games and activities at our parks, from crazy golf to dragon boats there is something for everyone.

Park games in the Harrogate area

Spa Gardens, Ripon

Bookings for crazy golf and bowls can be made at the Sun Parlour café. From Easter until late October it is open from 10am to 4pm - later in the summer months - every day except Tuesday.

Spa Park - tennis

Online booking only

  • three tennis courts are available in Spa Park on Church Lane, HG4 2ES, during daylight hours throughout the year
  • per court per hour £8.00

To book a tennis court, visit the Clubspark website.

The Sun Parlour Café has no responsibility for the tennis courts.

For business use or further enquiries, contact us

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Outdoor sports facilities include:

  • four tennis courts
  • 18-hole crazy golf
  • nine-hole disc golf
  • table tennis
  • skate park suitable for BMX, skateboards and scooters
  • orienteering - supported by Claro orienteering club, we provide a short course at the top of Valley Gardens. Maps are available from the games pavilion

Bookings can be made in person at the games pavilion, by contacting 01423 504341. To book a tennis court at Valley Gardens visit the Clubspark website.

Opening times for the games pavilion

Easter holidays including bank holiday, we're open from 11am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 5.30pm at weekends. 

Between May and September, we're usually open from 11am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 6pm at weekends.

Unfortunately, we may have to close the facility at short notice due to bad weather or being short-staffed.

Paddling pool maintenance

The pool is emptied, cleaned and refilled at least twice a week, usually on a Monday and a Friday. This can take up to six hours, so be aware of this if you are planning a visit:

  • all paddling pools open the first Saturday of Whitsuntide Bank Holiday week and close the Friday of the first week back at school in September
  • the above applies every year with the pool being open 7 days a week during this time
  • the rest of the year the pool is closed

As part of a strict maintenance regime, each pool is visited by staff who:

  • visit twice a day - morning and afternoon - seven days a week
  • test for chlorine levels, adding chlorine granules if necessary
  • check for broken glass in and around the pool
  • collect litter from the site and empty the litter bins
  • take water samples twice a season - these are tested for E Coli and other bacteria to make sure the water quality is safe



  • adult per court per hour - £8.00

To book a tennis court, visit the Clubspark website.

For business use, contact us.

Table tennis

  • adult per 30 minutes - £3.40
  • child/concession per 30 minutes - £2.70

Crazy golf

  • adult 18 holes - £3.40
  • child/concession 18 holes - £2.70

Disc golf

  • adult nine holes - £3.40
  • child/concession nine holes - £2.70

Knaresborough Castle grounds

18-hole putting green and crown green bowls are available from March to October.

Bookings can be made in person at the castle museum or by contacting us.



  • adult (18 holes): £3.40
  • child/concession (18 holes): £2.70

Crown green bowls – Knaresborough Castle Yard

  • adult (per game per hour): £4.70
  • child/concession (per game per hour): £3.10
  • hire of woods (per set): £2.70

Park games in the Scarborough area

Peasholm Park has plenty to enjoy including; Dragon Boats, Rowing Boats, Putting Green and an 18 hole pitch and a putt course.

The prices are: 

Pedaloes and rowing boats

  • 1 person per boat - £3.70
  • 2 to 3 person boat - £6.70
  • 4 to 5 person boat - £10.60

Putting green - £3.20
Pitch and putt - £4.00

There's also Holbeck putting green which costs £3.20.