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A Sunny Day in Whitby


A Sunny Day In Whitby



Your nearly at the end of your stay.  You've run out of things to do.  You've already walked round the town more times than you can remember.  You've done all the touristy things like taking a trip on the Open Top Tour Bus, been brave enough to take a trip through the Dracula Experience; done all the museums and country houses that are not too far away and even gone to the local Theme Park and gone on all the roller coasters.  You've got two days left so what do you do??

There's only one thing you can do when there's blue skies and the sun is shining and that is to spend the day on the beach!!  And what a perfect way to spend your last days.  A nice relaxing day on the beach.

In Whitby there are several beaches you can choose from.  There is one on the West side of the Town as well as one on the East side.  The one on the East side is only small so you would have to get there early, and be mindful of the tides as it sits just inside the harbour!  The access to this beach is tucked neatly down the side of The Duke of York Pub, just at the bottom of the 199 steps!


If you're looking for a beach which is a little bit bigger, then you want to head to the West side of town.  This beach stretches for miles and if you time it right you can walk all the way down to the next village of Sandsend.  To get to the beach on the West side of town is really easy.  Just follow the path or the road down towards the piers then down the ramp and your on the beach! It's as easy as that!! Then all you have to do is find the right spot where you can lay your towel down and then pass the hours sunbathing, building sandcastles, or if your brave enough, taking a dip or a swim in the North Sea!!

There's plenty of cafes close by if you get hungry or thirsty, and even several fish and chip shops.  If you fancy a 99 or a lemon top there may even be an ice cream van on the beach so you won't even have to leave the beach!!  If you've got kids with you then don't panic as i'm sure they will entertain themselves for hours digging holes, burying each other, building sand castles or playing games.  Or why not treat them to a ride up and down the beach on one of the Donkeys if they are out that day.

When the tide starts coming in then it's time to pack up and head back to the car.  But before you do that, don't forget to spend an hour in the arcades having a go on all those 2p machines.  You could even have a go at Pirate mini golf - the kids will love it!  When you've run out of 2ps you definitely know it's time to go.

If you're stopping at Whitby Holiday Park and do not fancy going all the way into Whitby to spend the day on the beach then why not spend the day at Saltwick Bay.  There is even access to the beach from the site.  Once down on the beach it's all about finding the right spot to lay your towel down, but don't forget to check the tide times outside reception before you go down as you don't want to be caught out by the incoming tide!  This beach is ideal if you want a nice quiet day as it is well hidden from the crowds from town.  If the tide is out you may be able to see the wrecks of  the Rohilla, a hospital ship or the Admiral Von Tromp both of which sank just off the coast here at Saltwick Bay .  You could even go crabbing or hunting for fish in the many rock pools.  At the end of the day its just a nice stroll back up the hill where you can either go straight back to your caravan to relax or you can pop into the Galleon Bar for a nice refreshing pint or the cafe for a lovely cooked meal.





Whitby



Whitby


Whitby England is famous for many things: it's a traditional seaside resort with Blue Flag beaches, and has some of the best fish and chips around. But there's so much more to visit in Whitby...

With Blue Flag beaches and many attractions, including the world-famous steam train, North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Whitby is the perfect base for a family holiday. But it doesn’t end there. Whitby wallows in history, including fishing, the jet industry (did you know that it’s still the best place in the world to find the gleaming black gemstone so beloved by the Victorians?), Captain Cook (who was born nearby, and whose famous ship the Endeavour was Whitby-built) and whaling. And its literary connections – Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula features the town, with the vampire first coming ashore here from Transylvania in the guise of a black dog – have inspired the world famous Goth Festival, which now takes place twice a year, in the spring and around Halloween.

Whitby Holiday Park - Touring Park


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Situated in the National Park, magnificently perched above the sweep of Saltwick Bay, this park commands spectacular views of the coastline in a beautifully rural cliff top setting. To complete the panorama the striking silhouette of Whitby Abbey pierces the skyline dramatically defining the point at which the moors meet the sea. The moody ruins of Whitby Abbey, made famous by Bram Stoker's Dracula, provide a stunning backdrop to the beaches in this area where bathing, rock pooling and fossil hunting are popular pastimes.


Whitby Holiday Park has a wide selection of contemporary, high quality holiday homes available for hire. The park also offers a large, cliff-top touring area, with grass touring pitches for tourers and motor-homes. All pitches are supplied with 16 amp electric hook-ups and have good access to park facilities. Other amenities include WI-FI (Free for the first 24 hours), a well-stocked Shop, a Cafe, a Club with family entertainment, a Children's Playground, Amusements and a Laundry. Pets are welcome all season at Whitby Holiday Park and there are many wonderful coastal and countryside walks to enjoy direct from the park.
Other amenities include free WI-FI, a well-stocked Shop, a Cafe. Our Galleon Club has a nice relaxed feel for all the family to enjoy.  Don’t forget we still have the patio area for you to sit out and relax in the sun with a nice cold drink and pets are also welcome! If you don’t fancy sitting out on the patio area, then there is plenty of space in our newly upgraded Club with new seating areas. We also have a Info Hub Room set up with Ipads and an Xbox for all the family to enjoy. You can use the Ipads to search for local days out or information on a place you would like to visit. Why not have an hour on the Xbox competing against each other, this is a great way to spend an afternoon and the kids will really enjoy it! Still in use is our Cinema room which will be open throughout the season. With comfy seating and an array of films available for you to watch, this makes this the perfect way to spend an afternoon if the weather isn’t fine!
Visiting cabaret acts will be on over Bank Holiday weekends and Summer Holiday weekends only, with local acts and some favourite acts coming to entertain you for the evening. The rest of the time you will be able to relax in a nice atmosphere. We also have a Laundry. Pets are welcome all season at Whitby Holiday Park and there are many wonderful coastal and countryside walks to enjoy direct from the park.





2020 Holidays


Whitby Holiday Park 2020




As 2019 will soon be over now is a great time to be thinking about your holidays for 2020, and where better to book your next holiday than with us here at Whitby Holiday Park!!

With something to offer everyone this is a great place for your holiday in Whitby...

We are set in the beautiful location of Saltwick Bay with views over the sea one way and views of the famous Whitby Abbey the other way. 









                                                                                                        Our touring field has nice large grass pitches with electric hook up and some are on the cliff edge overlooking the sea for that extra special view (can't you just picture yourself sat outside your van on a beautiful sunny day soaking up that sea air? Bliss!!).  All these grass pitches are suitable for tourers, motorhomes and campervans alike, and there are water points and elsan points located around the touring field.

However,  if you have a motorhome or campervan and would prefer to be on a hard standing pitch then we do have some of those too.  These are situated more centrally on the park near to all the facilities and have water & electric on each pitch. There is an elsan point near by too.


Don't worry if you don't have your own caravan or motorhome to stay in as we also rent out our static holiday homes. We have platinum rated for that extra home from home comfort and pet friendly so you can bring along your dogs too. All our static holiday homes have the luxury of double glazing and central heating, and are fitted with all you should need for a comfy holiday. Bedding is also provided so you don't have to worry about forgetting anything.


On the park for children

We have a great little children's play park to keep the little ones entertained for a many hours. 



Saltwick Bay beach is accessible directly from the park and this is a brilliant beach for fossil hunting, making sandcastles, exploring shipwrecks (when the tide is low enough), or even just having a little splash in the sea.

If you've had enough sun and sea you can escape for a couple of hours with a family friendly film in our Galleon Bar Cinema. There are up to 3 different films showing most days which are advertised on the bar notice board. 


On the park for adults



We have a cafe on site serving fantastic home cooked meals. If you don't fancy cooking your breakfast in the morning the cafe serves a delicious Yorkshire cooked breakfast which will set you up for the day. They also  serve a selection of cakes which can be enjoyed with a cup of  tea or      coffee if you fancy a treat on an afternoon. 


          
The Galleon Bar is a great venue to while away a few hours. Whether you fancy a film in our free cinema, just a quiet drink or even fancy a game of bingo or some horse racing fun there is something to please everyone. We will be having various events and entertainment throughout the year too so please keep an eye on our Facebook page for further information. 

If you fancy a drink but don't want to miss out on the sunshine then we have a beer garden which is a great sun trap 🌞 Don't worry, you can also bring your dogs along as the beer garden, cinema and bottom room of the Galleon Bar are all dog friendly areas πŸΆπŸ•


On the park for Dogs


Your furry friends are very well catered for when you stay with us. We all love Dogs here and they will have no end of cuddles from us. They are allowed into the Galleon as described above, but they are also allowed into the cafe for their sausage breakfast πŸ˜‰ Saltwick Bay beach is also Dog friendly no matter what time of year you come to stay with us, then when you've managed to get them away from all the fun at the beach you can clean them off in our lovely warm dog shower 🚿




Even though Whitby town is easily accessed via the cliff path walk (just 1 mile), with so much to occupy you on our park you may never want to leave. 

Whatever it is you like to do on your holidays I'm positive once you've stayed here with us you won't want to holiday anywhere else.

            Why not give us a call today to see if we can accommodate you. Call on 01947 602664

Hope to see you all in 2020

Sue
Reception



Keeping the kids entertained

Keeping the kids entertained during the holidays........



There's nothing worse than trying to entertain kids, whether it be for a couple of hours, one day or several days!  If you're staying here with us at Whitby Holiday Park this season, why not have a look at the following activities which are all very child friendly!  These are just a handful of the things that you can do with kids.......

DOODLEPOTS




All you need to succeed at Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe is - well, to go!
Everything else is already there including inspiration, materials, friendly technical support and expert guidance! You don't have to be particularly good at art or have any experience to turn out something pretty if you pick items suited to your skill level, and there are a wide range of options to choose from ensuring that's not a problem!

Doodlepots is located on Skinner Street in Whitby. Children choose a piece to paint, either a plate, mug, vase etc. They paint their pot in the colours and designs they want, then the pot is glazed and fired at Doodlepots for the customer to collect later or it can be posted to them. Hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes are also available here.

The Whitby Vampire Curse Treasure Trail


Suitable for children over 9 yrs old


You'll need to work together as a family to make it through the Whitby Curse of the Vampire self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail.
See Whitby as Bram Stoker did when he invented Count Dracula and take a closer look at some of the fascinating plaques, signs and buildings along the route!
As you follow the clear directions, you'll be seeking the answers to the clues in order to solve this mystery and lift the mysterious curse!
This 2.5 mile route explores both the east and west sides of the town - allow around 3 hours, longer if you plan on stopping for lunch or visiting the abbey at the end of the Trail.
Once you have a final answer, go to the Treasure Trails website to submit it and if you're right, find out how to break the curse!

Whitby Surf School


Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)



Ride the waves with Whitby Surf School!
The school is located on the promenade of the award winning West Cliff Beach meaning you'll be treated to some stunning coastal views whilst you take on the waves. Learn to surf or stand up paddleboard with fully qualified Beach Life Guards, Surfing GB / WSA Surf / SUP Instructors.
If you're keen on exploring then take one of the school's paddleboard trips. Discover new places for flat water touring or wave surfing with one of the all-inclusive trips. Don't worry if you don't have your own equipment as it is all available to hire.
Try something new and have lots of fun!
  • Paddleboard tours
  • Kayak hire
  • Surfboard, paddleboard, wetsuit hire

Mini Monsterz


Suitable for all ages


Mini Monsterz is a huge indoor play area, and a fantastic party venue, with some of the biggest slides in North Yorkshire! The catch is you have to catch the slides while they're open as they require staff supervision (they're that big) so be sure to listen out for the announcement, and then charge up there at all speed and try to beat the crowd!
The older kids have access to two linked frames so there are absolutely tons of features to get to grips with and plenty of space to do it in. The toddler area is actually at least the same size as the secondary main frame so they have more room than usual and proper stepped levels. Awesome!
Plus a superb auto belay climbing wall in the corner (that adults can use too! See who can get the highest!) and pottery painting on the first floor, though opening may vary with staffing for both of these features so try to be flexible. There's also laser tag available but this is after hours within the play frame so needs to be planned separately
Outdoorz is a huge outdoor part of Mini Monsterz, packed with lots of animals, from pigs and donkeys to snakes and chipmunks. Come along and feed them, pet them, and have your photos taken in front of them! There are also a few bits of sturdy play equipment out here to enjoy.
They offer unlimited play time, that means that unlike other places, you pay a one off price and stay as long as you want.



The Amusements On Pier Road

On Pier road there are three amusement arcades. As well as the usual bingo, slot machines and small children's rides there is also crazy golf with a pirate theme, shooting gallery, mini ten pin bowling and a soft play centre for younger children, alongside a cafe for the parents to supervise from.



Whitby Museum


Suitable for all ages

Whitby Museum has something for all ages with collections covering the Natural World, Social History, Textiles and Art, Whaling, and local history.


The Cabinet of Curiosities, or Ripley Cabinet, has numerous drawers to investigate the eclectic contents. If you like strange stuff, you should also see the Hand of Glory and the Tempest Prognosticator in the Special Collection.


If you are feeling adventurous, try out the free Museum trail, which will take you on a voyage of discovery and has questions to answer.


There is a great collection of fossils, which goes well with the Jurassic garden. A free leaflet for this too, just ask the friendly custodian.


You will also get the chance to find out about Captain James Cooke and world cultures in the overseas collection, plus you will want to take a look at the sailing exhibition, which has some excellent model ships, including one made of bones by French prisoners of war.





Ruswarp Boats

Along this stretch of the River Esk is Ruswarp Pleasure Boats where boats can be hired to row down the River Esk till nearly as far as Sleights. This is a lovely, tranquil stretch of river, bordered by overhanging branches and inhabited by ducks and some swans. Fishing is available from here. There is a miniature railway, with a small car park, the train runs on a weekend Easter to October and all the school holidays.




Pannett Park


Suitable for all ages

Pannett Park has a fun and friendly family environment that everyone will enjoy.


There is a peaceful lily pond to sit by in the shelter or surrounding benches where dragonflies often play, plus a reflective spot in the Commemorative Garden with wonderful views and an inspiring inscription in the sandstone walls for the kids to think about.



There is a play area with a maritime theme, which is based on designs by local children and has something for all ages from about 3 years through around 8 or 9. Good visibility from the benches for parents.



The Jurassic Gardens form a link with the fossil collection in the local museum, with huge lush plants similar to those from that period of time and a footpath with details of fossils that are likely to be found in the area and a really cool replica of a Gharial crocodile to check out.



The Community Garden is definitely worth a look as it is where local groups are developing gardens with food crops, plus there is an outdoor classroom.



Connected to the park by Union Terrace is the South Seas garden with more luscious plant samples that reflect the Southern hemisphere and has Maori artwork and imagery to enjoy.



It is a good idea to check online before you visit as a number of events and activities are held throughout the year.





Outdoor Paddling Pool

On the West Cliff, there are a number of activities suitable for children. There is a 'pitch and putt' golf green for older children close to the leisure centre.

Near the Cliff lift, is the Crazy Golf, always a favourite the old and young alike! 

Also on the West Cliff there is an outdoor paddling pool with public conveniences close by and a new skateboarding area has recently been built.



These are just some of the things to do in Whitby with your children, but as we all know, kids do like to make their own fun too. A bucket & spade on the beach can keep them happy for hours πŸ˜ƒ


Sue
Reception

May Bank Holidays

May Bank Holidays




There are 2 bank holidays in May, the first is the first weekend (May day is the Monday) and the second is the last weekend in May (the weekend starting Friday 24th May). If you are thinking about booking your Spring Bank Holiday week away and are not quite sure where to go then why not come and visit us here at Whitby Holiday Park.

Situated just a short walk from Whitby town we are the perfect location for a relaxing time away.

We have very limited availability for the May day bank holiday in our static caravans and on the touring field, and for the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May we are filling up fast.



Accommodation

We have self catering accommodation available in our Platinum, Gold and Pet Friendly caravans.  All of our caravans come with central heating, double glazing, kitchen facilities, one double room and either one or two twin rooms, bathroom with shower sink and toilet, and a flat screen tv.

All of our self catering accommodations are located in attractive locations around the park.  We have some that are close to the facilities and some which are located further away.


Touring

As well as self catering accommodation we also have touring pitches available..

Our touring field consists of grass pitches and come with 16amp electric hook up and there are a couple of water points situated around the touring field.  

We have sea view pitches which overlook the sea or the bay. All the other pitches are more central on the touring field and have a view of Whitby Abbey.

We also have 8 hard standing pitches available for motorhomes and campervans which all have 16amp electric hookup and water on them. 

Our modern, well serviced and pristine toilet block is accessed via a key for which a deposit of £10 is required on your arrival and is refunded to you at the end of your stay.

A minimum of three nights is required over the Bank Holiday to stay with your tourers / motorhomes.


How to Book

You can visit our website www.whitbypark.co.uk and book online or you can call our office on 01947 602664 and book over the phone with one of our friendly staff.

Don't leave it too late to book, we wouldn't want you to miss out!

Our office is open 8.00am-7pm Monday to Sunday.


Sue
Reception


April 2019



April is a fantastic time of year!! Spring is in the air, all the new flowers are starting to Spring up, and the little Lambs start frolicking in the fields. What better time of year to get a holiday booked? 

Whitby is an amazing place any time of the year, but I think Spring time is extra special. It's when everything starts to 'come to life'... all the flowers on the park start blooming, the birds are busy making their nests for their chicks, the Bees and Butterflies start flitting about... it's just superb!!!  















So this is a fantastic time to get your next holiday booked here at Whitby Holiday Park!! We have touring pitches for motorhomes / campervans and touring caravans. We also have a selection of Holiday Homes for hire... we have Pet Friendly accommodation so your furry friends can also have a holiday; we have Gold standard accommodation for that 'home from home' holiday; and we have Platinum standard accommodation for that extra bit of added luxury.


Easter

This year Easter weekend is Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April and we have lots happening on the park. We have a sales weekend full of fun...







On Saturday 20th - between 1pm and 4pm we will be having cream tea & strawberries. The manager will be on hand all day for anyone wanting to talk about buying their very own Holiday Home, so pop along for a chat and a look around πŸ“ 









On Easter Saturday, from 1pm let your artistic talents run free and get creative with our chalk art event ✎









On Easter Sunday, at 10.30am there will be an Easter Egg hunt which always proves very popular with children of all ages. How many eggs will you find? πŸ₯š 🐀






On Easter Sunday at 1pm gather your children and their favourite teddy bears, pack a picnic and a blanket and come along to our teddy bear's picnic. Your kids will love making new friends at this family event 🐻

We still have some availability in our accommodation for Easter weekend, and we have availability for touring and accommodation for most of April for anyone wanting to book to stay with us.

Please call us on 01947 602664 if you would like us to check any dates for you. As always you can also book online any time of the day or night at www.whitbypark.co.uk

Sue
Reception







Easter 2019





Easter is almost upon us and our bookings are filling up very fast now. Our touring booking are almost fully booked but we do still have just a few of our static caravans to hire if you fancy a last minute get away from it all.

Below are the dates and prices of our breaks. So why not book your first family holiday of the year and come and stay with us beside the seaside! There is limited availability so don't miss out! Our office is open daily from 8am
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 These are the 4 night breaks which run Monday to Friday...









These are the 3 night breaks which run Friday to Monday...








And these are the weekly breaks which run Saturday to Saturday...




If you would like to book any of the above dates then you can do so on our web site www.whitbypark.co.uk or if you like the personal touch you can call our friendly team on 01947 602664 and the booking can be processed over the phone.

We are here from 8am daily and would love to hear from you.

Sue
Reception





Platinum Caravan Holidays


PLATINUM CARAVANS


Our Platinum caravans have everything you could need to make your holiday with us extra special.

Providing some of the luxuries associated with home, the Platinum range provides gas central heating, double glazing, a flat screen TV/DVD in the lounge and master bedroom and an i-pod docking station. Fully equipped kitchen with contemporary fittings and appliances. All the Platinum caravans have a shower room with toilet plus a second separate toilet. They all also have decking attached to the side of the caravan.

                  







INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:-


  • Welcome Pack - a small pack consisting of some essentials to start your holiday off on the right foot, e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, milk, water, biscuits, toiletries...

  • TV In Master Bedroom - as well as having a flat screen tv in the lounge there is also one in the master bedroom so you can watch that late night movie from your cosy bed

  • Double Glazing - the platinum range are all fully double glazed throughout ensuring that you have a cosy, COMFORTABLE stay.

  • Central Heating - the platinum range all have full gas central heating in them making you nice and snug for your holiday.

  • 2 or 3 Bedrooms - with the platinum range we have a choice of 2 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms. the 2 bedroom caravans consist of one double bedroom and one twin bedroom and will sleep up to 4 people. The 3 bedroom caravans have one double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms and will sleep up to 6 people.

  • Bedding - all bedding is provided so you don't have to worry about bring your own.

  • i-pod docking station - plug your i-pod in and listen to your music through the speaker whilst your i-pod charges at the same time.  

  • DECKING - ALL OF THE PLATINUM RANGE HAVE SOME DECKING ON THE SIDE OF THE CARAVAN SO YOU CAN SIT OUT AND ENJOY THE SCENERY


Amenities on site include WI-FI, a well-stocked Shop, a Cafe, The Galleon Bar with cinema, games room & hub room, a Children's Playground, and a Laundry. 
Perched on a cliff-top, with magnificent views of the North Yorkshire coast, Whitby Holiday park is set amidst peaceful footpaths, golden beaches and beautiful countryside, with the charms of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay nearby. National Trust owned Saltwick Bay and the Cleveland Way Coastal Path are both accessible direct from the park, making it the perfect retreat for walkers and nature lovers.
Whitby is a short walk from the park with its' historic Abbey, Tall Ships, Regatta and annual Goth Weekends. Picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes are all just a short drive away, with beautiful beaches and a geology rich in fossils. The village of Goathland, made famous by the Heartbeat series, is also a short drive away through the stunning landscape of the North Yorkshire Moors. Nearby, at Grosmont, a ride can be enjoyed on the nostalgic steam train line to Pickering, one of the most scenic preserved lines in Britain.

If you would like any more information on our Platinum Caravans or on the park itself then please feel free to contact us. You can either call us on 01947 602664, use our new live chat facility on our website www.whitbypark.co.uk, or just send us a Facebook message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Sue
Reception