Pinewood Park

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Yorkshire’s original glamping site and one of the first in the UK

Yeehah! Camp Pinewood goes one better than other tipi sites, offering cowboy shacks and Wild West wagons, too. It’s easy to see why it’s a favourite spot for kids. But over the years it’s seen a curious transformation. Not just the westernification of its glamping getup, but also a host of other wonderful camping options, so that folk who want a more low key stay are also welcomed along.

As well as a number of pitches for your own tent, there are around a dozen pre-pitched tipis, equipped with futons and cube beds, rugs, outside picnic benches, and the luxury of electricity (so not exactly the cowboy lifestyle), while there are also shacks, cabins and wagons that come with double beds and modern furnishings, like toasters, microwaves and heating. A number of the glamping lodges and a couple of the tipis also have their own private hot tubs, the large cowboy camping shacks - large pods, really  – have their own verandahs, and the fantastic Woody's Western Wagons are old-fashioned caravans just like you see in all the Westerns. For families it’s a perfect escape. Kids disappear off into the wooded area at the bottom of the site, which has paths weaving around the trees, perfect for hide-and-seek, while a great little gift shop at reception sells Wild West toys for little and big kids too.

Of course glamping appeals to kids and adults alike, and there's a flip-side to Pinewood Park in that it has a surprisingly adult appeal, with outdoor weddings and private events all catered for and its wonderful location drawing in those seeking handy accommodation on the outskirts of Scarborough – it’s just a two-mile walk to the centre of town. For those looking for a holiday on the Yorkshire Coast, there are few more well-appointed spots.



All camping and caravanning pitches have electricity hook-ups if required. Tipis are on raised wooden decks, fully carpeted and furnished with a double and 2 singles, storage, an electric heater, light and 2 electric sockets. Woody's Western Wagons are the smallest of the Wild West accommodation and also the warmest. They feature fixed beds (1 double and 2 singles), lighting, an electric heater, small fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. Cowboy Camping Shacks sleep families of 4, with a double and 2 singles and all the same furnishings, plus a table and 4 stools are provided on the covered veranda. The Cowboy Camping Cabin is the most spacious of the Wild West accommodation with a double and bunk beds, all the same furnishings and a covered veranda, while the Cowboy Camping Lodge is the most luxurious with a double and bunk beds, similar furnishings, plus luxury bedding provided and a welcome pack. All electricity is metered and each unit has a picnic bench out front to use. There's a modern shower and toilet block and alfresco washing-up sinks. Extensive recycling is part of a generally green ethos. No campfires unless organised as part of a group booking.


A 2-mile footpath takes you into Scarborough. The quieter of its two beaches is at North Bay, where you’ll also find the Sealife Centre (01723 373414) and Peasholm Park nearby.

Food & Drink

For fish and chips or breakfast with local fishermen, head for the Harbour View Café on Scarborough’s West Pier. For a local pint and huge portions of pub grub, there’s the Denison Arms (01723 862131) in nearby East Ayton.

Opening Times

All year. In winter months Pinewood is open for guests to bring their own caravan or motorhome, with their own toilet and shower facilities, as these are not available from Nov–mid March (please call prior to check for facilities if this is important). Wild West themed accommodation and the camping field is available from mid March–mid November.

The Owner Says

Pinewood is an award winning family owned and run site, situated just 2 miles from Scarborough town centre and open all year round. The site has 3 separate areas; a camping field to pitch you own tent, an area to bring your own touring caravan or camper van, and a Wild West themed area; complete with Tipis, Wagons, Shacks & Cabins.

Pinewood has a 4 star Visit England star rating and has won several awards, including a Northern Rail Hidden Gems Award.

Prices remain the same reasonable rate all year round, with NO price increases during peak times.

Pinewood can be exclusively hired for group events such as weddings, team building, Birthdays, corporate, photo shoots and family reunions.

The site is pet friendly, with no charge for pets, although dogs do have to be kept on a lead at all times while on site and walked off site.

Pinewood is superb base for visiting  all the brilliant nearby attrcations.


12 modern tipi tents, 2 Woody's Western Wagons, 4 Cowboy Camping Shacks, a Cowboy Camping Cabin and a Cowboy Camping Lodge. Check Availability


Contact Pinewood Park, Pinewood Park, Racecourse Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 5TG

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Getting There

From the A64 (from York): After Staxton roundabout, approx 3 miles from Scarborough, at the next roundabout take the 1st exit (Seamer, Ayton) onto Main Street, Seamer. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit,(straight on). Take the first right onto Irton Moor Lane. Carry on and at the top of the road, turn right. (do not go straight over) Carry on up the hill for a couple of minutes only, and as you see the speed limit change to 40 MPH, the site is immediately there on your left.

From A165 (Filey): Turn left as A1039/King Hill. Continue to follow A1039. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A64. Then follow directions as above. If you miss the turning, don't worry, there's a round about half a mile down the road - just go round the roundabout and back up the hill!

Sat Nav Users: Using the postcode below is fine to use until you are half a mile from Pinewood. It then normally instructs you to turn into a road that will be sign posted Irton Caravan Site – do not do this. Carry on towards Scarborough on the A170, and as you see the speed limit change to 40 mph in front of you, start indicating left, as the entrance to Pinewood is directly off the A170, immediately after the 40mph sign.

Take the train or bus to Scarborough town centre and a taxi will be approx. £7 to the door. Once unpacked/unloaded it is easy to walk there and back in the daytime, although it is uphill coming back!


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We spent a brilliant weekend at Pinewood Park just outside Scarborough in one of the fab Tipi tents. The tent was spacious with foam beds to sleep on and plenty of room for four. It was May so the heater was appreciated and heated up the tent perfectly. The kids had a great time playing in the surrounding woods and making friends with our fellow campers. The site has a fun cowboy and indian theme and we will definitely be returning. 

Sep 16, 2015 by mygorgeousboys

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