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What a Wonderful Place To Be

As some of you may already know I am still the 'newby' here at Whitby Holiday Park. I started working here back in January and have to say I was instantly made to feel like I'm part of the team. We are just like one big happy family here and I hope that our good working atmosphere comes across to all our customers.



Starting early on in the year has given me a chance to learn the ropes before the busy Summer season gets into full swing, so now I feel fully prepared to give all our customers the quality of service they deserve and expect. Whether it's someone ringing us up to book a holiday, someone checking in or checking out or even someone just coming in for some information, the quality of professionalism and friendly service from all members of staff has impressed me from the start and I can only hope that I achieve the same standard.



Every member of the team has their own jobs to do which they do brilliantly...

The housekeeping team do an excellent job of keeping all the Holiday Homes cleaned to a very high standard, and we are constantly getting praised for the cleanliness of our touring toilet & shower facilities 🏩

The Maintenance team get any issues that crop up dealt with in a very prompt and efficient manner 🔧

The groundsmen keep our gardens and flower beds beautiful at all times 🌼

The staff in the Galleon Bar do a brilliant job in keeping all our customers happy and entertained with bingo, quizzes, horse racing events, music, films, sport... I could go on and on 🍷

The cafe on site makes some fantastic food, and her Mocha's are gorgeous. It's an added bonus that you can take your food into the Galleon bar with you if you fancy a pint or glass of wine instead of a coffee 🍵

The office staff are a dream to work with, friendly and helpful at all times 💁

The touring warden is very friendly and helpful at all times and can't do enough to help people get settled onto their pitches 💃

And the management are so nice. They have got the perfect balance of being in total control of everything that goes on within the park, but of also being nice, friendly and approachable people all at the same time 👍




While the staff make this a great place to be, you also can't help but notice the location. We are set on a cliff top, have our own beach just off the park, have awesome views out to sea and of the Abbey, and are just a short walk away from Whitby itself.

On the park we have a well stocked shop, a cafe serving home cooked food, a family bar with varying entertainment, a cinema, a hub room, a games room, a launderette, a pot washing room and well kept shower & toilet facilities for the people on our touring field. We also have a brand new dog shower which has proved to be extremely popular already this season.

On the Static Holiday Home side we have a selection of breaks to choose from... Platinum Caravans, Gold Caravans, Pet Friendly Caravans and Access Plus for the less able bodied. We also do weekly, mid week and weekend breaks so there is something to suit everyone. And if you love it so much you don't want to leave then you can even buy your very own Holiday Home to use as much as you like.

So if you combine everything then Whitby Holiday Park really is a fantastic destination for families, couples or even friends to just come and relax.








If I didn't work here I would be coming on holiday here myself!!




















Regatta 2017

Whitby Regatta 2017


It's been running for 176 and now it's almost that time of year again when everyone flocks to Whitby for it's annual Regatta.  It runs from 18th - 21st Aug this year and if you have never been then you are in for a treat!! For the last few years before I moved to Whitby I used to come on holiday just for Regatta week because the atmosphere is great! There are all kinds of events going on throughout the weekend from rowing races, to beach volleyball, to market & craft stalls...


This is just a brief run down of some of the events this year...
  • Greasy Pole Competition - This has proved such a successful event that they are doing it again this year. You can enter on the day at the fish pier.
  • Beach Volleyball - 2 a-side women, 2 a-side men, 2-3 a-side recreational teams. Priced at £10 per team. You can register in front of the beach huts but the day is still to be confirmed. You can find out more from www.connectandinspire.co.uk
  • Rowing Races - You will need to see the Regatta programme for more information on the races.
  • Fun Run - This is on Sunday 20th and is a 4k fun run. It starts at the Crescent Gardens and entry forms can be found on the Regatta website if you wish to join in.
  • Vintage / Post War / Classic & Sports Car Rally - This is held on Sunday 20th and many elegant cars will compete in various classes for prestigious trophies. You can enter your vehicles by using the application form on the regatta website.
  • Children's Entertainment - There will be a wide selection of children's entertainment throughout the whole weekend.
  • Market & Craft Fair - Held on the Saturday & Sunday there will be a wide selection of market and craft stalls as well as catering outlets. 
  • RAF & Navy Displays - Both the RAF and the Navy will have display stalls set up all weekend.
  • Fireworks Display - This is on the Monday night (21st) at around 9.45pm and they always put on a fabulous display not to be missed.
  • Raft Race - This takes place on Saturday 19th and you can get entry forms from the regatta web site.
  • Motorcycle Gymkhana - Skill and fun on 2 wheels taking place on Whitby Beach on the Sunday
  • The Grand Parade - A parade of many decorated floats makes it's way through the heart of the Regatta celebrations and takes place on the Monday. Please see the Ragatta programme for parade times.
  • Fairground - There is a fair set up on the pier every year with various rides and stalls
  • Jez Avery - Jez Avery is a world class pro BMX, Trials & Mountain bike rider turned Stunt-Show performer. He is an extremely experienced and well-rounded stuntman with numerous Guinness World Records under his belt and he will amaze and entertain any audience. He will be performing throughout the Monday on West Cliff.
  • Slackline School - Slacklining is an extreme balance sport that stems from tightrope walking and is recognised worldwide as a sport, an art form, a recreational pass time and a therapeutic activity for both body and mind. If you would like to try the experience at this year’s Regatta then it will be on all weekend at different times throughout the days.


As you can see this is a fantastic weekend in Whitby with something to suit all members of the family. 

If you haven't already booked your holiday with us then there is still time as we have just a few more pitches available.

Sue
Reception


























Northern Soul Weekend

Whitby Northern Soul Weekend




This weekend Whitby hosts the popular Northern Soul Weekend. It is always a very busy, fun weekend, featuring all the best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North's best loved DJ's. 




There are daytime sessions plus Soul nights spread over three days. 
Whitby has venues to accommodate the vast number of people this weekend attracts, everybody has their dancing shoes on and are ready to dance the weekend away.
Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England in the late 1960s from the British mod scene based on the heavy beat and fast tempo of the mid-1960s Tamla Motown sound.
The northern soul movement, however, generally abstains from Motown or Motown-influenced music that has had significant mainstream commercial success. 
The recordings most appreciated by the lovers of the style are usually by lesser-known artists. 

Northern soul is associated with particular dance styles and fashions that grew out of the underground rhythm & soul scene of the late 1960s at venues such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester. This scene and the associated dances and fashions quickly spread to other UK dancehalls and nightclubs.

As the favoured beat became more uptempo and frantic, by the early 1970s, northern soul dancing became more athletic, somewhat resembling the later dance styles of disco and breakdancingfeaturing spins, flips, karate kicks and backdrops.

American soul acts such as Little Anthony & the Imperials and Jackie Wilson often inspired the club dancing styles with their stage performances.
Little Anthony and the Imperials

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, popular northern soul records generally dated from the mid-1960s. This meant that the movement was sustained and "new" recordings were added to playlists by noticeable DJs discovering rare and previously overlooked records. Later on, certain clubs and DJs began to move away from the 1960s Motown sound and began to play newer releases with a more contemporary sound.

Northern soul reached the peak of its popularity in the mid to late 1970s, at this time, there were soul clubs in virtually every major town in the Midlands and the North of England. 
The three venues regarded as the most important in this decade were the Golden Torch in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent (1971 to 1972), Blackpool Mecca (1971 to 1979) and Wigan Casino (1973 to 1981).
This genre of music is still as popular today, and is listened to by many different age groups including the youth of today.



Collette
Reception

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... 🙌