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Keeping your dog cool this summer

Tips to keep your dog cool this summerImage result for whitby holiday park logo

Whitby Holiday Park is a very pet friendly site and we are as dedicated to their welfare as you are. Your pet is on holiday too and we like to ensure they enjoy their stay with us.

Warm sunny weather is always appreciated when you are on holiday, but for our canine friends it can be uncomfortable and stressful, below are a few hints and tips to help ensure your dog enjoys their stay with us here at Whitby Holiday Park.



The best times of day to exercise your dog are early morning or late evening as these are the cooler times of the day. Although dogs need vigorous exercise to maintain their health, during summer is the best time to back off from intense exercise

Doggie Boots


Pet supply stores stock doggie boots, these are designed to protect your dogs paws from the hot ground. Heat rises from the ground, especially on surfaces such as cement or asphalt. Dogs absorb and release heat through their feet. Doggie boots can also be used in winter as they absorb the cold in winter they also isolate heat. To check if the ground is too hot for your pooches paws, place your hand on the ground for 5 seconds, if it is too hot for you then it is painfully hot for their paws.
Dogs do not sweat like we do, therefore it is essential to recognise the signs of dehydration. Dogs cool off by panting, an overheated dog will drool excessively. Their eyes will become bloodshot and they may appear pale and lethargic, if you lift their skin it will take longer to fall back into place, this is the same with humans; try pinching the skin on your knuckles and if it takes a few seconds to fall back into place, this is a sign of being dehydrated.

It is essential to always carry a bottle of water when out with your dog in hot weather. All dogs have different hydration needs: dogs with darker coats absorb more heat and overweight dogs are at higher risk of dehydration.

To help your dog stay cool in the garden you should always set up a shaded spot for them to sit in, try placing a wet towel on the ground for your dog to lie on, you could also set up a kiddie pool or a lawn sprinkler, this will encourage your dog to help control their body temperature. Dogs cool from the bottom up so you could also spray their paws and stomach to help them. 


    Never leave your dog in a parked car, even on cool days, the sun makes the inside of a car unbearable, sometimes even deadly. You often hear people say it is acceptable to leave a dog in a car if the outside temperature is below a certain figure and if the dog is not left for a long time, there are actually no set rules so if you are in any doubt, then please do not do it.



    And finally, always ensure your dog has plenty of fresh drinking water, no matter the time of year. 

    Collette
    Reception

    Th Galleon Bar

    Galleon Bar

    Whitby Holiday Park offers lots of facilities to make your stay at our park enjoyable. I am doing this blog to inform you about our newly renovated Galleon Bar and what it has to offer in more detail:



    During the winter the Family Club was stripped back and renovated. The theme we opted for is Nautical, it was renamed the The Galleon, and I am sure you will all agree, comparing the pictures below, it looks very different.
    We have maintained a cosy, relaxing atmosphere whilst bringing it up to date and creating a more modernised look. 

    The start of the renovation:



    Before the transformation



    A lot of hard work went into the renovation:





     During the transformation







    An amazing transformation:





    Final result of the          main bar



    We have created space for our brand new Hub Room, which offers all the latest in technology, including an x-box, a playstation and several iPads 

    Hub Room


    We have also created space for our Cinema Room: films will be screened at various dates throughout the year, please refer to the time table which will be displayed in The Galleon.

    Cinema Room



    In our small arcade there is a pool table and a kids air hockey table

    N.B children under 12 must be supervised by an adult whilst using the above facilities.

    Polite Notice: Please can all children 
    leave the club by 10pm
    Children are allowed in the bottom room
    with an adult only
    In our relaxing bar area you can take full advantage of watching all the latest sports which are showing on BT Sports on our new full screen televisions 

    1 of our many screens


    And finally, as we are a very dog friendly site we have a room especially for our customers to bring their pets

    Pet friendly bar area

    We have a vast selection of alcohol beverages including bottled real ales and cocktails.

    We are looking forward to seeing all our customers old and new and we hope you enjoy taking full advantage of all the facilities on park.


    Collette
    Reception







    The Perfect Getaway


    THE PERFECT GETAWAY


    Are you looking for the perfect holiday getaway?? Then you need look no further than Whitby Holiday Park! We have it all... 


    If you love the home from home feel then our luxury static caravans could be just what you are looking for. We have everything from pet friendly caravans to gold and platinum caravans. We also have a 6 berth access plus caravan which caters to the needs of the less able bodied. All of our static caravans have double glazing and central heating so they really are a cozy way to spend your holidays.



                     
                                     
    We have 118 grass pitches for touring caravans and motor homes on our stunning cliff top location and also have 4 hard standing pitches for motor homes. All these pitches have electric hook up included in the price and all touring pitches and static caravans benefit from free wifi. There is a motorhome service point where you can drive over and empty your waste water and also where you can fill up your water with ease. 


    We have some excellent facilities on site with our newly refurbished Galleon Bar, the Saltwick Bay cafe and mini supermarket. Our ladies and gents toilet and shower facilities have also been newly refurbished and are kept immaculately clean by the wonderful housekeeping team we have here. There is also a launderette should you feel the need to do a wash whilst you're here and we have a pot washing room for everyone on the touring field to make use of. Even the dogs can be kept clean with our brand new dog shower 😍  

      








    There is a newly refurbished children's' play park on site too...
    Whilst your children spend their time making new friends and playing in the park you could spend time making new friends over a lovely cuppa in the cafe. It's great to sit outside when the sun is shining and watch the world go by...  and being on the Cleveland Way route we certainly do get the world going by.   

    The Cleveland Way route runs all the way from Helmsley to Filey taking in some beautiful scenery along the way. The section of Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay goes straight through our park and it's the perfect place to stop for a rest, haave a quick coffee break and to use the loos should you need to.

    Whitby is only a mile away, but if you don't feel like the walk then we do have Saltwick Bay beach right on our doorstep. The path goes direct to the beach off the park and the beach is dog friendly all year round. You can be very lucky with fossil finds on this beach and you can also be lucky and see Seals from here too.

    In the evenings we get some amazing sunsets. Get your camping chairs out, get a glass of wine or a coffee, and get your cameras out. You really won't be disappointed with the colours that the sky turns. We get all shades of pinks and oranges. I love a good sunset! 


    We are a really Dog friendly park and this is the perfect location for your furry friends. They are allowed in the Galleon Bar to sit with you, they can go into the cafe (to share your sausage sandwich) and they are allowed on the beach. Then when they are all sandy and salty from the beach they can have a lovely warm shower. Bring them into our friendly reception and they might even get a biscuit!! 

    You will always get a warm welcome in our reception. The office has been newly refurbished with a lovely comfy sofa and customers are more than welcome to come in for a chat or to just browse through our leaflets for things to do. 

    If you decide you love it here so much that you'd like to be here on a more permanent basis then why not come and have a chat about either having a seasonal touring pitch or maybe purchasing your very own Holiday Home to use whenever you fancy a break. You never know, we may surprise you with what's on offer... 🙌

    Whitby Trivia


    Interesting Whitby Trivia

    Whitby is steeped in fantastic history, and if you're anything like me you might find it interesting to see a brief breakdown of some of this history. So, I have put together a little list for you to peak your interest in what Whitby's past has to offer...   

    • World War 2 Plane Crash
        

     On 3rd February 1940 the first German aircraft to crash on English soil came down on a farm just outside Whitby. 



    • Captain Cook
    Born just outside Middlesborough Captain Cook is known around the world for being the person to chart the coast of New Zealand and Eastern Australia. He moved to Whitby and became a trainee with a local shipping firm. He learned his craft in Whitby vessels trading to the Baltic, and two of the ships he used for his long and perilous voyages (Resolution & Endeavour) were built in Whitby.           
    • Sutcliffe
    Francis Meadow Sutcliffe was born in Leeds but lived out most of his life in Whitby. He is renowned for being a pioneering photographic artist. He had a business on Skinner Street where he made a living as a portrait photographer. He made a name for himself photographing the locals that he knew so well. His most famous photograph was taken in 1886 and was called 'Water Rats'. It was a rather controversial photo because it featured naked children playing in a boat, but the image is not erotic. He was trying to show how photography could approach art but he was excommunicated by his local clergy for displaying it as they thought it would 'corrupt' the opposite sex. Edward VII who was Prince of Wales at the time later purchased a copy of the picture.
    • Bram Stoker
    Bram Stoker is most famously known for his book 'Dracula' and it is said that he got the inspiration for the book whilst on holiday in Whitby. There is a place he used to sit overlooking the Abbey and there is a bench now in that location dedicated to Bram Stoker where visitors can enjoy the same view that gave him the inspiration for such a wonderful, timeless classic. Some people believe Dracula is actually buried in St Mary's grave yard... do you?
    • Whitby Abbey 



    Whitby Abbey was first founded in AD657 by King Oswy of Northumbria. It later became one of the most important religious centres in the Anglo-Saxon world under the formidable Abbess Hild. In the year 664 the synod of Whitby adopted the Roman calculation of Easter and made it a Christian festival. 


    • 199 Steps 
              The famous 199 steps were originally constructed from painted wood and there were lots of differing opinions as to the actual amount of steps. In 1774 the wooden steps were renovated and replaced with stone. It was also at this time that a tablet was inscribed declaring that there is actually 199 steps. The people of Whitby were carried up the steps in their coffins to be laid to rest in St Mary's Church and the flat areas on the steps were where the pall-bearers used to rest on the way up. 
    • The Penny Hedge
              In 1159 three local hunters were sentenced for the murder of a local hermit. It's believed that the hunters were chasing a wild boar when it entered a hermits home. The hermit denied the hunters entry so rather than let him stand in the way of their prey they killed him. As the hermit lay dying the Abbot of Whitby was sent for and in front of the Abbot the hermit forgave the hunters on one condition. He wanted the hunters to carry out a ritual every year on the eve of Ascension Day to which they agreed so as to avoid execution. This ritual still exists today... basically the men have to weave a short hedge out of hazel stakes which is then planted on the shores of the harbour's east side and it has to stay intact and upright for three tides. If it fails the men would lose some of their land. If you go to the East side of the harbour at low tide you are likely to still see a Penny Hedge planted in the mud there.

              



    Whitby Museum


    Whitby Museum 

    During your stay in Whitby why not visit the towns museum, which is located in the beautiful grounds of Pannett Park.
    There is a huge collection of artifacts and memorabilia that is sure to interest all the family, young and old.


    The towns Museum is run by the Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society, it has many major collections including archaeology, social history, ceramics, Captain James Cook, fossils, paintings, photographs, militaria and toys & dolls.


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    Pannett Art Gallery

    Set in Pannett Park, joined with Whitby Museum, this Art Gallery was presented to the towsfolk of Whitby as a gift from Alderman Pannett. It has two permanent collections and changing exhibitions. Admission is free.






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    The Staithes Group Room has a permanent exhibition of work by early 20th century impressionist painters, together with arts and crafts, tapestries and fine pieces of furniture by local cabinetmakers.









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    The Weatherill Room displays works by George Weatherill and his three talented children.





    There are lots of interesting items relating to the history of Whitby including the Myths and Legends of the town and the surrounding areas, The Hand of Glory is one of these. 

    The mummified severed human hand was found on the wall of a thatched cottage in Castleton. It was discovered by a stonemason and local Historian Whitby Museum was discovered in the early twentieth century hidden on the wall of a thatched cottage in Castleton by a stonemason and local historian, Joseph Ford in the early twentieth Century. he instantly recognised it from popular stories of such objects as a "Hand of Glory".
    It was given to Whitby Museum in 1935 and is the only alleged Hand known to survive.

    The Hand of Glory  

    Hand of Glory


    A Hand of Glory was supposedly the carefully prepared and "pickled" right hand of a felon, cut off while the body still hung from the gallows and used by burglars to send sleepers in a house into a coma from which they were unable to wake. In one version the clenched hand is used as a candleholder for a candle incorporating human fat, but in another (consistent with the Whitby hand) the outstretched hand has its own fingers lit. In this case should one of the fingers refuse to light it is a sign that someone in the household remains awake. In either case the light cannot be extinguished by water or pinching but only by blood or "blue" (skimmed) milk - the usual method in the tales.
    Stories of the use of such hands became common across Europe, from Finland to Italy and Western Ireland to Russia in the last four hundred years. At least two were current in North Yorkshire, one relating to the Spital Inn on Stainmore in 1797 and the other to the Oak Tree Inn, Leeming, supposedly in 1824. The following shorter, but typical, version comes from Northumberland.

    Collette
    Reception






    Snap! Click! - Making special family memories in your very own Holiday Home!

    Snap! Click! - making special family memories in your very own Holiday Home

    Welcome to Whitby Holiday Park where Holiday Homes are available to buy!

    With our lovely cliff top location, and having access to the beach at Saltwick Bay direct off our Park and only being approx 1 mile from Whitby town centre, we are in the best location for both couples and families alike. 

    We have the added benefit of having the Galleon Bar on Park if you fancy a nice relaxing drink after a day of exploring and don't fancy trekking too far for nice cold pint! We also have a Cafe and Shop on Park as well as a small Laundrette! 

    If you have children then we have a recently built outdoor children's play park for them to enjoy, where they came make new friendships which could last a lifetime! 
    We are also a pet friendly park where we can accept up to 2 furry members of your family. We have lots of fields around us with the Cleveland Way Walk running right through our Park. We have recently built a doggy shower too! So if you have been on the beach and have a sandy dog you can wash them down in the shower before heading back to your Holiday Home. Don't worry there is warm water too running in the shower so your dog won't get too cold in there!




    As you can see from the picture you can have a lovely day down on the beach which when the sun is out is a little sunny haven of paradise! Why not take a picnic with you and a beach game to entertain everyone? or just pack your towels, sun lotion, drinks and sunglasses and relax while watching the boats sail on by!





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    At present we have the above three beautiful Holiday Homes for sale and a choice of pitches to put your new Holiday Home onto. 
    All our new Holiday Home prices include siting your Holiday Home on your chosen pitch, all plumbed in and ready to go! We supply your first 2 gas bottles free of charge, and we also supply your first year of Gas Test as well as your first 3 yearly Electric Test. Steps will be provided to your new Holiday Home. 

    If you have never stayed in a static caravan before then why not book the family into one of our hire fleet caravans so you can try out the experience to see if you like it before you buy! 

    Our season for Holiday Home ownership is from 1st March until 14th January. 

    if you would like to come and view the Park and the Holiday Homes we have for sale then please just give our office a call on 01947 602664

    Claire
    Reception