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Easter Caravan Sales Fun Weekend - Fantastic Upgrade Offers


Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April



With Easter just around the corner I wanted to share with you a few things we have going on for that weekend...

                           Regal Elegance
         Thinking About Buying?

On Easter Sunday (1st April) we will be having a caravan sales day. We have some fantastic new Holiday Homes arriving on site throughout February and March, and Easter weekend could be the perfect opportunity for you to come and have a look around.


                               Victory Belmor 
                                                                               
                Existing Owners

If you are an existing owner then we will be having some great upgrade deals on offer so why not pop in to have a look at these brand new caravans and see if there is a deal just waiting for you.



                        Victory Torbay 

               Fancy A Day Out?

If your not on holiday with us then it's a great excuse to have a family day out and call in for a chat to see what it's all about. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.




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On Easter Sunday we will also be having a family fun day which is sure to entertain the whole family.                                 

                                                   This will include an Easter Egg Hunt

 
                                                                  an Easter raffle, 


                                             and family entertainment in the Galleon Bar 




The Galleon Bar will be open from 12pm so you can have a nice relaxing drink with your family and friends. If the weather is nice you could soak up the sunshine on the terrace, or if you fancy you could even watch a movie in our cinema room. With lovely comfy sofas and a huge screen this is a great way to spend a couple of hours. 

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Keep on checking our facebook page for all our Easter updates and look out for our new Holiday Homes arriving on Park to view. Come along and get your fantastic upgrade offer coming very soon. This is not to be missed.


Hope to see you all soon and have a Happy Easter.


Sue
General Manager









Are you looking to buy a Holiday Home of your dreams??

Are you looking to buy a holiday home of your dreams??



Are you thinking about buying a holiday home as a place to escape to on a weekend away from your daily routine? Are you looking for a place for the whole family to enjoy or just a special retreat for the two of you?
Well here at Whitby Holiday Park we can offer something for everyone! 
On park we have the Galleon Bar with cinema room, hub room and general bar area, where you can sit and relax on a sunny evening on our patio area, sipping a nice cold drink and enjoying your families company.
On park we also have a cafe and shop selling  your essentials, so you don't have to leave the park area if you don't want to! 
For those of you that like to explore the beaches and surrounding area, we have access to Saltwick Bay beach direct from the park, where you can go fossil hunting, looking for some Whitby Jet or even to pick winkles when they are in season! Dogs are welcome all year round on the beach so you don't have to worry about leaving them behind if you fancy a lazy afternoon at the beach! 

We have some beautiful holiday homes for sale which will be arriving shortly onto park!

ARRIVING SOON!

2018 Victory Belmor - 33ft x 12ft 2 bedrooms. Including: double glazing, central heating, integrated fridge/freezer & microwave, all safety checks, all siting costings and 2 x 47kg gas bottles £42,500.00 - ARRIVING SOON

2018 ABI Oakley - 32ft x 12ft 2 bedrooms. Including: double glazing, central heating, integrated fridge/freezer & microwave (plus optional winter packs), all safety checks, all siting costs and 2 x 47kg gas bottles - £41,500.00 -- ARRIVING APRIL

2018 Victory Torbay - 35ft x 12ft 2 bedrooms. Including: double glazing, central heating, free standing fridge/freezer, all safety checks, all siting costs and 2 x 47kg gas bottles - £38,000 - ARRIVING SOON


2018 Regal Elegance - 32ft x 12ft 2 bedrooms. Including: double glazing, central heating, integrated fridge/freezer and microwave, all safety checks, all siting costs and 2 x 47kg gas bottles = £48,995.00 - ARRIVING SOON

All of our holiday homes can offer you that home from home experience and make those dreams of owning your own holiday home a reality! We have a choice of pitches so come and view the park and see if our park is the park for you! 

A LITTLE ABOUT HOLIDAY HOME OWNERSHIP

We are open from 1st March until 14th January for our owners and their families to come and use their holiday home. During our closed period, you can come and check on your holiday home between 10am and 3pm by arrangement.

Holiday homes can remain on park for 12 years from new. And we want you to enjoy your holiday home for may years to come. 

If you have any questions or would like to come and view the park and what we can offer you, then please contact either Sue Robey - General Manager or me - Claire Carlton on 01947 602664 or via email on either sue@whitbyholidaypark.co.uk or info@whitbyholidaypark.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you soon and showing you our lovely Park and what we have to offer and letting you know what is in our local area.  




Four Weeks and Counting!!!


2018 

The 2018 season is almost upon us and we are very busy getting prepared. I have now been here for a full year and have loved every bit of it, and I don't mind saying I am seriously looking forward to what the new season may bring.

We re-open on Saturday 3rd March for our touring field and for our static caravans. For anyone who owns their own Holiday Homes here we are open from 1st March and we look forward to welcoming everyone back and also welcoming any new owners we may have for this year.


The first big date in the calendar is Easter weekend which is very early this year. Good Friday falls on 30th March and we have taken a great deal of bookings for this weekend already. I can't wait to see the park full again πŸ˜„. 

This year's first Goth weekend isn't far behind Easter. It falls on 27th - 29th April and again these dates are filling up very fast.

There are so many other events going on throughout the year in Whitby that certain dates are filling up quickly. Keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

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We currently have some special offers at the moment for our touring customers:

5 nights for the price of 3!! 

This offer is available for any dates during the following...

1st March - 29th March
17th April - 3rd May
30th September - 21st October

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We have a few new Static Holiday Homes due onto the park over the next few weeks so if you are wanting your very own home-from-home holidays then this could just be the option for you. 






If you would like to come and have a look at any of theses new statics for sale then please give us a call on 01947 602664 and arrange a viewing and an informal chat with our sales manager. You could be in before the start of the season!! 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We are a very dog friendly park with your furry friends being allowed into the cafe, shop & bar with you and also onto Saltwick Bay beach all year round. They even have their very own shower on the park so you can clean all the sand off them before going back into your caravans!

If you already return to Whitby time and time again you will know how wonderful a place it is with something to suit everyone in your family.  If it is somewhere you have thought about visiting but never got around to it then why not make 2018 the year you do!  I'm sure you will love it as much as we do ❤


Sue
Reception


2018 Special offers

2018 Special Offers





The 2018 season is nearly upon us here at Whitby Holiday Park and again we have the fantastic offer of 5 nights for the price of 3 for visitors to our touring field. See below for the dates when you can take advantage of this fantastic offer:


2018 Touring Offers

5 Nights for the price of 3:

1st March – 29th March
17th April – 3rd May
30th September – 21st October
If you would like to make a booking please give the office a call on 01947 602664 or email  info@whitbyholidaypark.co.uk 



Our park is family orientated and we are very dog friendly. Your furry friends are welcome in all the buildings on site, we also have a dog shower for when you have been on the beach, you can avoid trailing sand into your touring vehicles.







    We have stunning views          across Saltwick Bay and          towards the Abbey. 






Our site is situated just over a mile from Whitby town, it is within walking distance and takes about 20 to 30 minutes along the Cleveland walk and down the 199 Abbey steps. 

There are plenty of taxis in town to bring you back to the site if the walk back seems too daunting, the cost of a taxi is between £6 and £7 and all the taxis are dog friendly too.


So if you fancy a nice little break away this year, please bring your family to visit us here at Whitby Holiday Park and take full advantage of all our on site amenities.

It will be a fantastic opportunity to visit all Whitbys historical buildings and learn about this beautiful quaint town, discover the folklore and mythical tales that has made the town famous.

Collette
Reception

Coastdale Parks



COASTDALE PARKS

Coastdale Parks is a fantastic group of family run parks situated throughout the UK. The individual parks are... Whitby Holiday Park, Pakefield Caravan Park, Garreg Goch Caravan Park & Atlantic Coast Holiday Park.

WHITBY HOLIDAY PARK


Situated on the North East Coast, Whitby Holiday Park has some fantastic views across the sea and of the magnificent Whitby Abbey.  

Touring:  There are grass touring pitches for caravans and motorhomes up to 26ft long, and there are also a few hard standing pitches just for motorhomes. All of the touring pitches come with electric hookup (16amps) included in the price. 

There are static holiday homes to suit all requirements... 

Platinum:  Providing that extra bit of luxury the Platinum range has gas central heating, double glazing, a flat screen TV with DVD in the lounge and a TV in the master bedroom, an i-pod docking station and a fully equipped kitchen with contemporary fittings & appliances, and free WiFi.  You have a choice of 2 bedrooms (sleeping up to 4 people) and 3 bedrooms (sleeping up to 6 people).


Gold:  For that home from home feel our Gold range has double glazing & gas central heating throughout, a flat screen TV with free view & DVD player, fully equipped kitchen and free WiFi. We have a selection of Gold caravans for you to choose from ranging from 2 bedrooms (sleeping up to 4 people), 2 bedrooms (sleeping up to 6 people with an extra pull out bed in the lounge) and 3 bedrooms (sleeping up to 8 people with extra pull out bed in the lounge).


Pet Friendly:  Our Pet Friendly range offers the same level of comfort as our other caravans with double glazing & central heating throughout. They have a flat screen TV & DVD player in the lounge and have fully fitted kitchens and free WiFi. We also cater for your furry friends with a Protect my pet welcome gift box. We have a small and cosy 2 berth (suitable for up to 2 people) and we have plenty of 2 bedroom pet friendly caravans (sleeping up to 6 people with an extra pull out bed in the lounge).


Access Plus:  Conveniently located near the shop & reception this caravan provides ease of access for visitors who may have additional needs. With a wide parking space and ramped access it is suitable for wheelchair users or families with a pushchair / pram. It has central heating & double glazing, a flat screen TV & DVD player, free WiFi and a fully fitted kitchen along with a walk in shower area with shower seat. This caravan has 2 bedrooms but can sleep up to 6 people with an extra pull out bed in the lounge.





With the beach right on our doorstep you won't need to go far to make those sand castles, do some fishing, sunbathe, find some fabulous fossils, or even go and see a couple of ship wrecks! Yes, we've got it all 😎  


   





The park also has everything you need with a cafe, shop, bar, games room, hub room, cinema room, launderette, pot washing room for touring customers, very well maintained toilet & shower facilities for our touring customers, and even a little shower for your dogs once they have finished having fun on the beach 🐢




When you are ready to venture away from the park and into Whitby then it is just a short walk away (1 mile) along a lovely scenic cliff path walk. This is part of the Cleveland Way and will bring you out by Whitby Abbey and the famous 199 steps which lead to the quaint cobbled streets and interesting shops & cafes.





PAKEFIELD CARAVAN PARK

Situated on the stunning, peaceful sunrise coast of Suffolk, Pakefield Caravan Park benefits from fabulous sea views and direct access to a sand & shingle beach.

With a selection of touring pitches, and Platinum, Gold, Access Plus & Pet Premium caravans to choose from there is something to suit all requirements.

Pakefield is located just a stone's throw away from the beach and within easy walking distance to the bus stop. On site there is a heated outdoor swimming pool (open 21st May to end of September), a shop and a bar. The local village of Pakefield also offers a variety of shops. 




ATLANTIC COAST HOLIDAY PARK

Atlantic Coast is situated in the midst of some spectacular scenery, and is just a few miles away from St Ives.

The touring pitches are fully serviced and are suitable for caravans, motorhomes & tents, and the pot wash room has microwave, fridge / freezer, kettle & toaster for all the touring customers to make use of.

There is a variety of accommodation to suit every taste and requirement...

As well as the Platinum, Gold, Access Plus & Pet Friendly caravans to choose from there is also The Poachers Hut (coming soon - new for 2018) which is Platinum standard of comfort & luxury, comes with a large decking, hot tub, unlimited WiFi, & has a choice of 2 or 3 bedrooms and The Platinum Lodge (also  coming soon - new for 2018) which has a large decking, hot tub, Bluetooth mp3 sound system and unlimited WiFi.




GARREG GOCH CARAVAN PARK

With the Snowdonia mountains providing the backdrop, and the golden shores of Black Rock Sands right on the doorstep, Garreg Goch is located in a beautiful setting.

There are a few touring pitches for caravans & motorhomes, and a selection of Platinum, Gold, Access Plus & Pet Friendly caravans to choose from, providing accommodation to suit all requirements.

There is a shop on site (located within Reception) and a children's playground as well as a hub room, but Garreg Goch is really well placed for sightseeing around North Wales and there is a regular bus service between the park and Porthmadog.





So that is a brief introduction to all the parks in the Coastdale group. For more information please check out the individual websites.

In the mean time, if you love Whitby and don't want to go anywhere else then please contact us for more information...

You can:-

1. Check out our website at www.whitbypark.co.uk   
2. Send us a facebook message at  whitbypark.co.uk 
3. Ring us on 01947 602664
4. Email us at info@whitbyholidaypark.co.uk


However you choose to contact us we look forward to hearing from you πŸ˜ƒ ☎πŸ’»πŸ’

Sue
Reception 

Happy New Year





So 2018 is here and I hope everybody had an amazing Christmas and celebrated bringing in the new year with your loved ones πŸŽ†


Now that all the festivities are over and done with I find myself looking forward to an exciting year ahead, and have already started planning various breaks throughout the year. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one...

We have already started taking bookings for this year for both our touring pitches and our static holiday homes. With so many fantastic events happening throughout the year in Whitby certain dates are filling up extremely quickly.

We have static caravans to suit all requirements from 2 berth to 8 berth, pet friendly, gold, platinum and even access plus for people requiring more space or people with mobility issues.

The static caravans are located in various locations throughout the park, some with sea views, some nearer to the amenities and some in quieter areas. When you ring us up to book we can discuss your needs and find you the most suitable caravan.

For our touring field we can take touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans up to 28ft in length. Again we have a variety of pitches to choose from: we have pitches with fantastic views of the sea, or if you prefer to be more centrally located on the field or even closer to the amenities then there are plenty of pitches to choose from. We also have 4 hard standing pitches which are just for motorhomes / campervans if you don't fancy being on the grass.




On the park we have very well maintained toilet / shower facilities for our touring customers. There is also a pot wash room for our touring customers to use. All the static caravans are self contained with everything you could need for a fantastic holiday. We also have a launderette on site which everyone is welcome to use.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Other facilities on site include a well stocked shop for any essential items you might have forgotten to bring, or just for you morning newspaper; a cafe providing lovely home cooked meals - the breakfasts are highly recommended; our family bar where you can relax with your family & friends over a quiet drink or join in with any of the entertainment / games we have throughout the year; a games room with pool table & air hockey; a hub room with i-pads.



Whitby has a great deal to offer people from all walks of life. Right on our doorstep we have Saltwick Bay Beach which is accessible directly from the park. It is a great little beach for fossil hunting and for fishing. Tide times are displayed all throughout the Summer season on our reception door. If in doubt you can check with the reception team as we are always happy to help.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also leading direct from our park is the Cleveland Way footpath. One way takes you to Robin Hood's Bay (about 6 miles), and the other way takes you into Whitby (just 1 mile away).

Some of the events to look out for in Whitby & the surrounding areas are:-

  • Goth Weekends (one in April & one in October)
  • 60's music festival (June)
  • Soul Weekend (July)
  • Steam Punk Weekend (July)
  • Traction Engine Rally (August)
  • Whitby Regatta (August)
  • Danby Show (August)
  • Folk Week (August)
  • Egton Show (August)
  • Northern Soul Weekend (September)
  • Motown Soul Weekend (September)
  • Pickering War Weekend (October)
  • Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival (October)
  • Music Port (October)
This is just a taster of what Whitby has to offer. There are lots of other shows and events on that I haven't mentioned here but checking online is a great way to keep up to date with any future events.

Whatever you are looking for in a holiday I can highly recommend coming to Whitby. I used to holiday here all the time and loved it so much I moved here!! πŸ‘πŸ˜



To find out more you can check out our website www.whitbypark.co.uk or if you prefer the personal touch why not give us a ring on 01947 602664 and talk to one of our friendly team.





Sue
Reception




The History of Whitby Abbey


The History of Whitby Abbey


The imposing Abbey remains sit on the headland overlooking Whitby town and sea. With its long history and prominent location carefully selected by the Anglo-Saxons, Whitby later developed into a successful medieval monastery.

The first monastery was founded by King Oswy of Northumbria. He made a vow to found 12 monasteries and if he defeated Penda, King of Mercia, he was to give his baby daughter, Elfled, to religious life. He did defeat Penda at the Battle of Winwaed in 655, and two years later Hilda, Abbess of Hartlepool, took the young princess Elfled and established a monastery at Whitby for both men and women.


This monastery soon achieved a high reputation and was chosen as the venue for the Synod of Whitby in 664. This was convened by King Oswy to reconcile Celtic and Roman differences and to determine the future direction of the English Church. It was at the synod that the dates for Easter were decided. The monastery was later destroyed by the Danes in 867 and was re-established in 1078 by Aelflaed, one of William the Conqueror’s knights who became a monk.

The first stone buildings went up in the late 11th/early 12th-century. A programme of rebuilding began in the early 13th-century, starting with the east – the most important end – followed by the north and south transepts, the central tower and, 20 years later, three bays of the nave. By then the cost of the work had driven the abbey into debt. The remainder of the nave was not completed until the 14th-century, and this can be seen by the different style of windows. The great west window was inserted in the 15th-century and this is a different style again.
In the 12th-century the number of monks reached to just over 40, but after the Black Death hit Whitby in 1349, there were only about 20 left. The abbey was surrendered to the King’s Commissioners on 14 December 1539, when there were 22 monks and domestic staff in residence.


In 1540 the Abbey site was leased to Richard Cholmley. He bought it outright in 1555 and his family held it until the end of the 18th-century. Their home was rebuilt several times, using stones from the domestic buildings of the Abbey. A fine new wing, the so-called Banqueting House, was added in the 1670s as a major modernisation of the house. Its fine, symmetrical façade still stands. The ruins of the church were probably left because they served as a landmark for sailors.


THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND

Whilst staying in Whitby, Bram Stoker would have heard all about the Russian from Narva called DmitryThis ran aground on Tate Hill Sands below East Cliff, carrying a cargo of silver sand. This became the Demeter from Varna that carries Dracula to Whitby with a cargo of silver sand and boxes of earth.

So, although Stoker was to spend six more years on his novel before it was published, the name of his villain and some of the novel’s most dramatic scenes were inspired by his holiday in Whitby. The innocent tourists, the picturesque harbour, the Abbey ruins, the windswept churchyard and the salty tales he heard from Whitby seafarers all became ingredients in the novel. 



In 1897 Dracula was published. It had a poor start as a play calledThe Undead', in which Stoker hoped Henry Irving would take the lead role. Unfortunately after a test performance, Irving said he never wanted to see it again. For the character of Dracula, Stoker retained Irving’s aristocratic bearing and histrionic acting style, but he redrafted the play as a novel told in the form of letters, diaries, newspaper cuttings and entries in the ship’s log of the Demeter.

The log charts the gradual disappearance of the entire crew during the journey to Whitby, until only the captain is left, tied to the wheel, as the ship runs aground below East Cliff on 8 August – the date that marked Stoker’s discovery of the name ‘Dracula’ in Whitby library. A ‘large dog’ bounds from the wreck and runs up the 199 steps to the church, and from this moment, things begin to go horribly wrong. Dracula has arrived …

Rumour has it that Dracula's grave can be found in the graveyard of St Mary's Church at the top of the 199 steps.

The 199 Steps

One of the most famous landmarks in Whitby are the 199 steps that lead up to St Mary’s church, also known as the ‘Church Steps’. The reasons for walking up the steps have differed over the years, but now they are used to capture one of the most beautiful views of Whitby you can achieve.

The first record of the steps was in 1340, some historians believe that St Hilda would have used the steps to test the faith of her followers (climbing up the steps would prove your faith, a simple task these days).




The steps were originally made of wood and stood that way for hundreds of years until 1774 when the steps were replaced with Sneaton Stone. There has been many years of dispute as to how many steps there are, some believe there are 198, and others believe 200 (depending on how you count the steps). In 1761 John Wesley counted 191, and in 1800 guide books of Whitby 194 were counted. When you visit you will have to count them just to make up your own mind.


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Throughout the year there are several different events going on at the Abbey to keep the whole family entertained. Whether you like Dracula, Vikings or just want to see the Abbey Illuminations there is something to please everyone, and being just a short walk away from us here at Whitby Holiday Park makes us the perfect holiday destination.

We have Static Holiday Homes for hire in Platinum, Gold and Pet Friendly categories and they sleep anything up to 8 people. We also have an access plus caravan which sleeps up to 6 people and has a ramped decking access and a walk in shower.

As well as our static caravans we also have our touring field with 119 grass pitches for tourers / motorhomes and campervans, and 4 separate hard standing pitches for motorhomes and campervans.



We are already taking bookings for 2018 so if this is something you have been thinking about then pick up the phone and give us a ring today on 01947 602664.


Alternatively you can contact us by via of the following:

Email: info@whitbyholidaypark.co.uk
Facebook: whitbypark.co.uk
Web: www.whitbyholidaypark.co.uk
Twitter: @whitbyholpark 

We'd love to hear from you!


Sue
Reception