Mad Hatters Raise Money For Charity


Boxing Day Dip and Raft Race



For all you mad hatters out there, with Christmas only a week away, why not prepare yourself to brave the freezing cold waters on Boxing Day and join in the fun raising money for charity by doing the Boxing Day Dip in Whitby or the Boxing Day Raft Race in Scarborough Harbour.




The Raft Race at Scarborough is organised every year by the Sub Aqua Club in conjunction with the Fisherman and Fireman Charity fund since 1972.  The day gets going with a comical charity football match on the beach to raise money for the Fisherman and Fireman charity.  This is then followed by the raft race down in the harbour.  Even the crowds get involved in this by throwing eggs and flour at the rafts.  All in all its a very entertaining day raising money for charity!!




The Boxing Day Dip in Whitby is organised by the Whitby Lions Club.  This is another great way of raising money for charity.  You can either do it solely for the Whitby Lions Club, or you can raise money for another charity.  They'll get 80% of the money you raised, with the other 20% going to the Whitby Lions Club.  All you need to do is find an old fancy dress outfit which you no longer wear (and don't mind getting wet!) and head on down to the bandstand to register.   Then its time to join all the other mad hatters in running into the freezing cold north sea!!!


So if your stuck for something to do on Boxing Day why not head down to Scarborough Harbour or down to the beach in Whitby to watch all them mad hatters run into the North Sea on Boxing Day to raise money for Charity.  Both events are worth going to watch, but if you do venture out make sure you wrap up warm!!


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Access Plus Caravan @ Whitby Holiday Park

ACCESS PLUS CARAVAN FOR ALL AT WHITBY HOLIDAY PARK




Our Access Plus caravan is in the perfect location for easy access to all the Park amenities. 

Situated at the end of a row on a spacious pitch, with parking space at the side, this caravan is ideal for those with limited mobility who want to enjoy the freedom of a Holiday Park environment, or for those with a young family, needing more spacious accommodation. Push-chairs and other bulky, toddler orientated items are easily accommodated in the Access Plus and there is also more space for toddlers to roam in the comfort of this well equipped caravan.

With an open plan lounge, movable dining furniture, a kitchen with low level sink and worktops and a bathroom with walk in shower, this luxurious caravan provides a spacious and accessible environment which would suit a range of needs.  


With this caravan becoming ever more popular, why not book now with us to guarantee that you get to experience the comforts this caravan brings.

Also if you book before the 1st February you qualify for our Early Booking Discount of 10%


Our telephone number is 01947 602664 book now to avoid disappointment



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SANTA IS COMING!!!!





SANTA SPECIAL 14th & 15th DEC , 21st & 22nd DEC 2013.

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREAT.

THIS FESTIVE TRIP ON BOARD THE SANTA EXPRESS IS PERFECT FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN.

WATCH ON AS YOUR CHILDREN ENJOY THIS MAGICAL EXPERIENCE OF VISITING SANTA IN HIS GROTTO ON BOARD THE TRAIN.

THIS IS THE PERFECT WAY TO START THE FESTIVE SEASON.

WITH MINCE PIES AND WARM DRINKS FOR EVERYONE ALONG WITH JUICE FOR THE CHILDREN AND AN ALCOHOLIC TIPPLE FOR THE ADULTS, SETTLE DOWN AND RELAX AS THE TRAIN TAKES YOU FROM WHITBY TO PICKERING AND BACK AGAIN!

TO AVOID MISSING YOUR DEPARTURE EVERYONE IS ADVISED TO ARRIVE AT LEAST 20 MINUTES EARLY.

ALL TICKETS ARE £14.50 PER ADULT/CHILD. THIS DOES INCLUDE RETURN TRAVEL, THE ABOVE REFRESHMENTS AND OF COURSE NOT FORGETTING YOUR PRESENT FROM SANTA!!!





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Christmas is on its way

CHRISTMAS AT WHITBY






With Christmas only two weeks away, here at Whitby we are really getting in to the Christmas spirit!  Our Christmas decorations are up in the office and even Santa is here to say hello.


 


There is even a bit of a competition going on across the park to see who can decorate their chalet or caravan the best!!So far it seems that Sue the Manager, is in the lead with her red, white and blue flashing lights lighting up her chalet and the way on to the park.

In the week leading up to Christmas you may find all the staff here at Whitby in our Christmas jumpers and Christmas hats.  So if you find yourself passing through, or have come up to check on your caravan, don't forget to pop in to the office to see us and say hello as a warm welcome awaits you, and maybe even a nice mince pie too!!

In the run up to Christmas and New Year, don't forget to get your stay in 2014 booked with us now!!  Spaces are starting to go for those popular weekends like Goth Weekend and Regatta, so to avoid disappointment call the office today on 01947 602664 where we will be happy to get you booked in!!



So from everyone here at Whitby Holiday Park, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!






Reception
Kayleigh


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Popular events in 2014!



Whitby has plenty of amazing events already lined up for 2014 so make sure you book with us now to avoid disappointment as spaces are already starting to go!

For the lovers of 60s music, make sure you've got your touring caravan or motor home booked in with us for the 60s weekend in June and the 60s Festival in September!  Have a weekend packed full of 60s music, featuring some of the biggest names of the 1960s from Friday night to Sunday night.  If you don't fancy three nights in your tourer, then why not book one of our static caravans where you'll have your home away from home luxeries.



If 60s music is not your scene, then why not try the Soul Weekender in July.  The original Soul Weekend, annually packed and featuring the best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul.  This Soul Weekend has been running since 2002 and offers daytime sessions as well as night time entertainment.  This weekend allows for a relaxing break as well as the time honored soul experience.

Or why not try the Motown weekend, for those who want a lighter weekend with more familiar favourites from the world of Motown.  This takes place in September, but don't forget to book your place soon as this is a very popular weekend!

   

If 60s and Soul music is not your thing, then why not head to Whitby for the annual Regatta in August which starts on the Saturday and finishes on the Monday night with a spectacular firework display!  There are three days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town.



If you like to play and sing Folk Music, or even if you just like to sit and listen to it, make sure you get yourself to Whitby for the Whitby Folk Week which takes place in August!!  Wander through the town and venture in to many of the pubs, grab yourself a drink then sit and listen or partake in all or some of the many Folk sessions going on throughout the week.  Many sure you get yourself down early though to get a seat as many of the session can get very busy early on!

For all you Goths out there, make sure you get your spot booked early for next year as the October Goth Weekend is celebrating its 20th Anniversary!!  As you may well know, the main events are held at the Whitby Spa, but there is live music at various hotels and pubs across the weekend.  This event has become one of the worlds most popular Gothic events so make sure you don't miss out!!

Whitby Holiday Park is the ideal base for your weekend or week of fun in Whitby for 2014 as we are only a short walk along the cliff from the town centre.  We have on site facilities to help you get started whethers it's a fry up in the cafe to get your day started or a pint in the Club House to get your afternoon/ night time started!  Plus we are dog and child friendly so why not bring along the whole family!

So if you want to come along and join in the fun at any one, or all of these events give the office a ring today on 01947 602664 to get your motor home pitch or static caravan booked now to avoid disappointment!! We are taking bookings now so pick up that phone to make sure you get the pitch or caravan that you want whilst we still have places available.  Or book your static caravan online at www.whitbypark.co.uk.





Kayleigh
Reception

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Pet Friendly Accommodation at Whitby Holiday Park

PET FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION






As we are becoming more popular with pet lovers we are pleased to say that we have increased our pet friendly accommodation.

All our pet friendly accommodation come with double glazing and central heating, so if its a bit cool on an evening everyone including your beloved pets can stay nice and warm!

We are ideally located for those of you that like to come to this area to go walking, and its perfect for taking your dogs along for the walk with you! 

Our pet friendly accommodation comprises of a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a pull out bed in the lounge area. There is a full kitchen with all your crockery and cutlery that you will need for your stay with us.

There are no restrictions for dog walking on Park, all we ask is that you keep your dog on a lead at all times and that you pick up after them. 

Why not bring your pet into the reception to meet the reception staff as we are all pet lovers here at Whitby Holiday Park.

If you fancy a break with us then why not call the office on 01947 602664 where we will be only too happy to quote a price for a holiday. If you prefer just call the office and request our new 2014 brochure.






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Give The Best Christmas Gift of All - A Holiday at Whitby Holiday Park

GIVE THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT OF ALL - A HOLIDAY AT WHITBY HOLIDAY PARK









ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO THINK OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR YOUR LOVED ONE??

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT VISITING THE YORKSHIRE COAST NEXT YEAR?

THEN WHY NOT BOOK A HOLIDAY AWAY WITH US!!!

WE HAVE STYLISH 2 AND 3 BEDROOM CARAVANS TO CHOOSE FROM. WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS AND LOVELY COASTAL WALKS EITHER TO WHITBY OR ROBINS HOOD BAY WE ARE THE PERFECT BASE TO EXPLORE THE MOORS AND SURROUNDING AREA.

IF YOU PREFER TO BRING YOUR OWN TOURING CARAVAN OR MOTORHOME WE HAVE GRASS TOURING PITCHES THAT HAVE 16 AMP HOOK UP AND WATER/ELSON DISPOSAL POINTS SCATTERED AROUND THE TOURING FIELD, MAKING IT PERFECT FOR ALL YOUR CARAVAN NEEDS. 

ON PARK WE HAVE A FULLY LICENSED BAR AND ENTERTAINMENT AREA, A CAFE, SHOP, LAUNDRY ROOM AND SHOWER AND TOILET FACILITIES FOR OUR TOURING CUSTOMERS.

SO WHY NOT GIVE THE OFFICE A CALL TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT ON A FANTASTIC BRITISH SUMMER HOLIDAY 2014. OUR OFFICE NUMBER IS 01947 602664


DON'T DELAY - BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY TODAY!!!






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Fishing Festivals in Whitby

Fishing Festivals in Whitby 

Every year at Whitby, the local charter skippers hold 4 angling festivals spread right across the fishing season.
In the spring festival anglers descend on Whitby from far and wide to target cod and pollack whilst competing for the first prize of £1000 cash.
In June and July the skippers hold their second and largest festival of the year.
Most species are on offer at Whitby at this time of year but cod and ling often make up the mainstay of the large fish species.
Anglers compete for a first place cash prize of £5000 awarded to the captor of the single heaviest fish over the festival.
The late summer festival takes place in September. Big lings and large cod are on offer at this time of year with fish over 30lb often winning the first place prize money of £1000 cash.
More recently winter uptiding (Fishing at anchor) has become popular with the regions boat anglers.
Two years ago the skippers decided to run a winter uptiding festival at Whitby and it became an instant success with anglers coming from every end of the country to take part in the event.
The dates for 2014 are as follows:
  • Spring – April 5th – April 20th
  • Summer – 21st June – 13th July
  • Autumn – 13th – 28th September
  • Uptiding Festival – Dates To Be Announced

So for all you fishing fanatics out there, why not get yourselves booked in to stay with us here at Whitby Holiday Park, whether it be in your touring caravan or in one of our static caravans. 

We have everything on site that you could possibly want to have a relaxing evening after a long days fishing.  We have a Club House on site which has a fully licensed bar so you can come back and have a few pints, before strolling back to your caravan....or if you are wanting a bite to eat, why not get a pizza to take away from the cafe and enjoy in the comfort of your caravan.

So to avoid disappointment book your stay with us now as we are already taking bookings for 2014!










Kayleigh
Reception


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Holiday Homes for Sale at Whitby Holiday Park









Have you ever thought about owning your own Holiday Home?

Maybe now is the time to start thinking about it.

The benefits of owning your own static caravan provides the freedom and flexibility to enjoy leisure time to the full. Your caravan is already set up for you to just jump in the car after a busy day at work and arrive to enjoy a glass of wine or to be entertained in our Family Club. 

There are some beautiful places and villages around for you to explore and enjoy. We are an ideal base for all you walkers out there. Whether you stick to the Cleveland Way or branch out further afield into the North Yorkshire Moors. Whichever you decide don't forget to take your camera to capture those breathtaking views.

You can explore beach life, wildlife, explore coast life and Whitby is great for Mast and Past life.

Caravanning life is ideal for your children and your children's children to keep returning year after year to make some happy memories. There is many a tale to be told in the history of Whitby Holiday Park. 

We have new and used Holiday Homes for sale at the moment, so why not come along and see for yourselves how lovely the area is. Maybe it is a place that you would like to enjoy with all your family and friends.

We are always here for you to come for a visit or just a friendly chat.

Our contact details are 01947 602664 or www.whitbypark.co.uk

GO ON WHY NOT TREAT YOURSELF!! 

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Victorian Weekend at Robin Hoods Bay

Victorian Weekend
The first Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend was held in 1994. Initially created to promote business in the village in the traditionally quiet period prior to Christmas, the event has been staged annually and has grown larger each year.
Typically held the first weekend in December, the event gives all visitors and residents the opportunity to dress up in traditional Victorian costume. The village also benefits from a flurry of Christmas decorations from lights to window dressings, Christmas trees and festive wreaths.
Andy Lowe, Bay Town Crier
The Victorian Weekend is organised by a group of hard-working volunteers who stage this weekend for the benefit of everyone, generating business for the local economy and hopefully raising money for local organisations. The Committee works very hard all year to stage this event.
The 2012 Victorian Weekend went ahead smoothly and the weather, although cold, the sun did shine and was kinder than the previous years. There were more indoor events for people to enjoy and a good weekend was had by all. We hope you can join us for the 2013 event.




This event is held over the dates 6th, 7th and 8th December 2013 

So why not come along and enjoy the festive atmosphere and call and visit us at the same time here at Whitby Holiday Park. With some lovely scenic walks along the cliff top overlooking Saltwick Bay.

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The Goths have arrived here at Whitby Holiday Park.

There are some fantastic costumes to be seen and everyone is joining in the spirit of it and every year it seems to get bigger.

People come for the weekend from all different places and get together every year.  We welcome all Goths and hope you all return again.

Whitby Abbey is all illuminated at the moment for Halloween and Goth weekend and it's stunning to see by night, It's well worth a drive over just to have a look at it.


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Trick or Treating Fun Times at Whitby

Trick or Treating at Whitby





















Why not come and join in the fun of Halloween in Whitby.

There is plenty to do at Whitby Abbey:
This Halloween half term join us for frightening fun, with have-a-go creepy crafts and spooky activities. Meet our Victorian undertaker for secrets of the past and storytelling of scary tales - but not too scary!

Also A chance to see the Abbey aglow with coloured floodlights highlighting the magnificent ruin that inspired Bram Stoker. You can also meet our costumed characters each night and discover the darker side of the past.

All this is going on between 31st October and 3rd November 

So grab your halloween costumes and trick or treat bags and have a brilliant time.

After dark head on back to the holiday park and have a boogie in the onsite Family Club.


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Bookings Now Being Taken for 2014!!!

Bookings Now Being Taken for 2014






With another season nearly over it's now that time of year to start thinking about booking your 2014 holiday!!

With bookings now being taken for both hiring accommodation and touring, don't wait too long to book to avoid missing out!! 

Touring bookings can be made with a deposit of just £5.00 per night and our hiring accommodation with a deposit of 20% of your booking total.

If you book your holiday with us before 1st February in our hiring accommodation you will receive a discount of 10%. This is a great saving!!! So what are you waiting for?!! Call the office to book and know you have a fantastic holiday to look forward to in 2014!!


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Spooky Shananigans in the Family Club





Watch out for all the fun and ghouly goings on in the Family Club this Saturday 26th October at the Halloween Fancy Dress Party!!

There are lots of games for the Children with a few for the adults to join in with! We have a visiting cabaret act and prizes to be won for the fancy dress competition! Also there will be audience participation Scary Bingo!!

So get your best scary and frightening costumes at the ready and come and have a fantastic evening with us.

We still have some vacancies on our touring field so if you are at a loose end this weekend why not come and join in the fun and games with Dean our resident entertainer!


To book a pitch please call 01947 602664



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October Offers at Whitby Holiday Park

OCTOBER OFFERS AT WHITBY HOLIDAY PARK







WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL OFFER ON HIRING A STATIC CARAVAN!
IF YOU STAY WITH US BETWEEN 19TH - 26TH OCTOBER YOU WILL RECEIVE A £50.00 DISCOUNT OFF A WEEK OR £25.00 DISCOUNT OFF A SHORT BREAK! GO ON AND TREAT YOURSELF TO A RELAXING BREAK AWAY FROM EVERYDAY LIFE!

OR 

YOU CAN GRAB THE LATEST OFFER ON OUR TOURING PARK! UP TO AND INCLUDING 23RD OCTOBER YOU CAN REAP THE REWARDS FROM OUR 5 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 3 NIGHTS! MAKING GREAT SAVINGS OF £40 - £46!! PERFECT IF YOU ARE WANTING TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE SEASON BEFORE THE WEATHER TURNS TOO COLD!

TO BOOK YOU CAN CALL OUR OFFICE ON 01947 602664


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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER
AT WHITBY HOLIDAY PARK FAMILY CLUB
10AM  TO 12.30PM


Every year Whitby Holiday park tries to support Macmillan in any way they can and every little helps towards it.  We do fund raising days, raffles, tombola's, car boots etc throughout the season and all proceeds gets donated to them.  For the last 2 years Carol Gibson one of our caravan owners and Anne Lloyd who is the club managers wife do a coffee morning for the Macmillan so why not come along and try to support them.  There will be raffles, bingo, tombola, cakes, tea and coffee in the club on the 26th October so please come along and help us, everyone is welcome.  It is also a way to get everyone together who may have experienced cancer in their life at some time.  Big thank you to Carol and Anne for all their effort and time.
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HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CAKE

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CAKE



Ingredients

For the cake

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 300g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g sultanas
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g butter, melted
  • zest 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 500g (peeled weight) pumpkin or butternut squash flesh, grated

For drenching and frosting

  • 200g pack soft cheese
  • 85g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • zest 1 orange and juice of half

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 30 x 20cm baking or small roasting tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, sugar, spice, bicarbonate of soda, sultanas and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine. Beat the eggs into the melted butter, stir in the orange zest and juice, then mix with the dry ingredients till combined. Stir in the pumpkin. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 30 mins, or until golden and springy to the touch.
  2. To make the frosting, beat together the cheese, butter, icing sugar, orange zest and 1 tsp of the juice till smooth and creamy, then set aside in the fridge. When the cake is done, cool for 5 mins then turn it onto a cooling rack. Prick it all over with a skewer and drizzle with the rest of the orange juice while still warm. Leave to cool completely.
  3. If you like, trim the edges of the cake. Give the frosting a quick beat to loosen, then, using a palette knife, spread over the top of the cake in peaks and swirls. If you’re making the cake ahead, keep it in the fridge then take out as many pieces as you want 30 mins or so before serving. Will keep, covered, for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Recipe from Good Food magazine


SO DELICIOUS THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE THIS CAKE!

PERFECT TO MAKE FOR YOUR VERY HALLOWEEN PARTY OR TO GIVE TO YOUR TRICK AND TREATERS!!


CLAIRE
RECEPTION
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New 2014 Brochure Out Now!


http://coastdaleparks.uberflip.com/i/178560
 2014 Coastdale Parks Holiday Brochure


FANCY A STAYCATION IN 2014?

THINKING OF A HOLIDAY TO REMINISCE ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD HOLIDAYS?

THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN ONE OF OUR 4 PARKS WITHIN THE UK!

WE HAVE:

WHITBY HOLIDAY PARK IN NORTH YORKSHIRE 01947 602664

GARREG GOCH CARAVAN PARK IN NORTH WALES 01766 512210

PAKEFIELD CARAVAN PARK IN LOWESTOFT, SUFFOLK 01502 561136

ATLANTIC COAST CARAVAN PARK IN CORNWALL 01736 752071


ALL OUR PARKS ARE RIGHT ON THE DOORSTEP OF THE BEACH AND ARE PERFECT FOR THOSE FIRST FAMILY HOLIDAYS THAT ARE TREASURED FOREVER!

WHETHER YOU ARE WANTING TO HIRE A HOLIDAY HOME FROM US FOR THE WEEK OR FOR A SHORT BREAK, TO BRINGING YOUR OWN TOURING CARAVAN/MOTOR HOME, YOU WILL BE SURE TO FIND ALL THE PARKS WARM AND WELCOMING.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ON HAND TO HELP YOU WITH ANY ENQUIRIES YOU MAY HAVE. FROM DIRECTIONS TO PURCHASING A HOLIDAY HOME AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

SO IF YOU THINK A STAYCATION IS FOR YOU THEN PLEASE GIVE ONE OF THE ABOVE PARKS A CALL AND THEY WILL BE SURE TO SEND YOU THE NEW 2014 BROCHURE.

THIS BROCHURE WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE TARIFFS AND INFORMATION ON ALL 4 PARKS.

HAPPY READING!!!


CLAIRE
RECEPTION


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Bramble Picking Time!!!

Autumn Favourite Pudding
Apple & Bramble Pie


Ingredients:

For the shortcrust pastry:
  • 6oz (175g) plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 11/2 oz (40g) lard
  • 11/2 oz (40g) butter
For the filling:
  • 4 medium cooking apples, about 1lb (450g)
  • 8oz (225g) brambles
  • 3oz (75g) sugar
To glaze:
  • Milk and caster sugar

You will also need a 11/2 pint (850ml) rimmed pie dish.

Method:

Start by making the pastry: sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, holding the sieve up as high as possible to give the flour an airing. Then cut the fat into small cubes and add to the flour. Now, using your fingertips, lightly and gently rub the pieces of fat into the flour - lifting your hands up high as you do this (again to incorporate air) and being as quick as possible.

When the mixture looks uniformly crumbly, start to sprinkle roughly 2 tablespoons of cold water all over. Use a round-bladed knife to start the mixing, cutting and bringing the mixture together. Carefully add more water if needed, a little at a time, then finally bring the mixture together with your hands to form a smooth ball of dough that will leave the bowl clean (if there are any bits that won';t adhere to it, you will need a spot more water.)

Now rest the pastry, wrapped in foil or polythene, in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes while you peel, core and slice the apples straight into the pie dish. Then sprinkle in the brambles and the sugar. Now roll out the pastry to about 1ins (2.5cm) larger than the pie dish, then cut out a 1ins (2.5cm) strip to fit the edge of the dish. Dampen the edge with water, then fit on the strip of pastry, pressing it firmly, and dampen that too.

Then press the rest of the pastry over that to form a lid and, using a sharp knife, trim any excess pastry off. Use the blunt side of the knife and your thumb to press the two edges firmly together and knock the edges all round to give a layered effect. Then flute the edges by using your thumb to make an impression and the broad blade of the knife to draw in the edges of the pastry.

Make a steam hole in the centre and, if you have time, make some decorative leaves with the pastry trimmings.

Now brush the pastry with milk and sprinkle on a light dusting of caster sugar. Place the pie on a baking sheet on a high shelf and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to gas mark 5, 375f (190C), and continue baking for a further 30 minutes.

Then, using a skewer, take out a piece of apple from the centre to test if it's cooked: if it still feels very firm, give it another 5 minutes.

Serve hot with chilled cream.

This recipe is taken from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course.


The recipe above is ideal to make for all the family. To make a quicker pudding instead of making a pie you could just put a crumble topping on top of the fruit instead! 

So if you're on holiday with us this month, why not come and pick some local brambles and make this lovely family favourite pudding!!


Claire
Reception
 
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Goth Weekend in Whitby

Whitby Goth Weekend!








From Friday 1st November most of our customers are arriving to join in Whitby Goth Weekend.

All different genres of Goths descend in Whitby for this the most popular of the 2 Goth Weekends that are held annually!

You will see the more traditional victorian Goths, with the ladies in corsets and bustle skirts and the gentlemen in their fine suits and top hats that replicate the victorian era, having a great time along with the steam punks, emos, bikers and every other alternative lifestyle in between!

At the Spa Pavilion you will find lots of live bands playing on the evening such as fearlessvampirekillers, ashestoangels, bad pollyanna and Belle Morte, with the Pavilion being used during the day for stalls selling everything from gothic wear to trinkets and knick - knacks.

A lot of the pubs in Whitby such as the Little Angel and Elsinore are the favourite hang outs for all the Goths before they head on down to the Spa Pavilion. 

Whitby Goth Weekend was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and has gone from strength to strength over the years making it one of the worlds premier Goth events. 

So why not come over to Whitby and come and see all the brilliant outfits and lovely people that attend Whitby Goth Weekend



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GEOFF TOURING WARDEN

Geoff celebrating his 73rd birthday here at Whitby Holiday Park.
Geoff is a loyal hard working touring warden here and will help out at anytime of day or night.  He started  coming here with his tourer years ago with his family when they were young and he as never left apart from the winter period when we are closed.  All the customers have got to know him over the years and his caravan door is always open to help anyone who needs it day or night.  When customers return each year they always ask if he is still here and I say yes he is like part of the funiture.

He never fails to come into work smiling and nothing is ever a problem to him.  He is a big part of the team.
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Bank Holiday Madness



Well that’s another Bank Holiday over and done with!! And what a fun packed one it was!!

The weekend got underway with a visiting cabaret act on Friday night, which according to everyone who was in the club, was very good!!

Then on Saturday we had our very own version of Crufts!  We were not sure if it was going to go ahead at the start of the day as the weather wasn’t very nice, but thankfully the rain held off and the mist cleared up a bit so that it could go ahead.  And what a show it was!!  Loads of you turned up, despite the weather, and fun was had by all, as you can see from Blade and Gizmos joint blog!

Saturday was rounded off with yet another good visiting cabaret act in the club, along with Dean and his party dances.  He was also selling those all important raffle tickets for our raffle for the Great North Air Ambulance, which was drawn on Sunday.

Well Sunday eventually came and there was a lot of excitement on the park for our Fun / Sales day.  8.30 am and the two bouncy castles arrived, (which got all the staff excited as we’re all big kids at heart!), but Sue was firm and said that we were not allowed on them as they were there for all you visiting and stopping on the park.  Once the bouncy castles were set up and ready to go, the maintenance lads were on with bringing out the tables for the table top sale, the table top games and all of Steve’s caravan and bike things which he was selling as he no longer needed them. 

11am was soon upon us and you all came out to see what was going on.  We had music playing all day to get everyone in to the spirit.  The bouncy castles went down well as I don’t think there was a moment all day when they were not occupied!  The table top games also went down well.  You all seemed to love the pick a straw game and the apple bobbing.  At lunch time there was a visiting entertainer, who did some comedy magic which kept all the youngsters entertained for an hour before it was back to the bouncy castles and table top games.  The table top sale went well as by mid afternoon the amount of tables in use had dropped down to half, which means you were all putting your hands in your pockets.  They were also doing a separate raffle, for which the proceeds where going to St Leonards Hospice, which is a charity close to many on site.  By mid afternoon you had all worn yourselves out and had headed back to your caravans or headed into the club for a cheeky pint or two!

To round the weekend off we had another visiting cabaret act which once again went down well.


All in all, another great weekend was had by all at Whitby Holiday Park, even if the weather wasn’t that great!!
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Captain Cook

CAPTAIN COOK








Whitby has many hidden treasures and tales to tell from years gone by.

If you take a walk into Whitby town, don't forget to visit the house where the young James Cook stayed when he came to serve his seaman's apprenticeship. The handsome 17th century house on Grape Lane overlooking the harbour belonged to Cook's master, the Quaker shipowner, John Walker. It was here in the attic that the family lodged their apprentices when not at sea serving the London coal trade.

This house is now a museum rich in the collection that celebrates Cook's achievements and the work of those who sailed with him - sailors, scientists and artists.

In the museum you can see letters in Cook's own hand displayed for you to read along with original paintings and drawings, ship models and maps, and strange objects from newly discovered lands.

From the bleak Antarctic ocean to the fertile beauty of the Pacific Islands, all Europe was fascinated by the images and objects brought back. Discover how Cook became a household name in Britain and beyond, and his voyages a model others to follow.

There is a Special Exhibition for 2013. The new exhibition brings together paintings and plans, original artefacts and models showing the variety of canoes and catamarans which astonished Cook and his men with their beauty, speed and maneuverability.

This is well worth a visit as you are taken back to times of when Cook would be thinking of all his new ideas of where to go and explore next.


Claire
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Dog Show

The owners and holiday makers had a lovely day today at the dog show here at Whitby Holiday Park.  The show is getting bigger each year as everyone joins in the fun.  Even the dog's that come on holiday love it racing round the track jumping and leaping around.

Gizmo and Blade just looked and wanted to join in but Mum  wouldn't allow them because they are part of the staff Ha.  We love to make sure all pets have an enjoyable holiday with us hoping that they will return again.

All the owner's regular dogs that are always on Park love the day and think it is a day they can all get together and be naughty.

Everyone is welcome to come and join in and you never know you might even get a run round the track yourselves. That would be fun to see.

Well it's time to get ready for the fun/sales day tomorrow, bouncy castles, stalls, games, Tony Junior with comedy magic.  Let the day begin and hope you all can come.
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Flamingo Land



If your looking for a fun filled day and for something to keep the kids occupied with, why not spend the day at Flamingo Land.  With its theme park and zoo there is something to keep everyone occupied all day.

From The Lost Kingdom’s vast African plains to the wet and wacky world of Splosh!, you’ll discover that the Theme Park has something fun for everyone to enjoy.  If you’re looking for adrenaline – fuelled thrills, then seven extreme rides await, including the record – breaking Mumbo Jumbo!


Add to this over a dozen family attractions, a fantastic collection of junior coasters, carousels and soft play areas, plus an extensive daily programme of live shows and a sensational 4d cinema experience, and you’re guaranteed that the fun never stops!





Away from the fun and thrills of the Theme Park, you’ll quickly discover what makes Flamingo Land the UK’s most visited zoo.  With their amazing new Asian rhinos and captivating Reptile Cave, plus tigers from the rainforests of Sumatra, Penguin Coast – their extensive penguin pool – and all the kids’ favourites in the Muddy Duck Farm and Children’s Planet collections, you can enjoy a truly amazing view of the animal kingdom from the heart of North Yorkshire.

With regular free talks, handling sessions, and the chance to learn about their award -  winning conservation project in Africa, plus our Animal Encounters and Be a Zoo Keeper experience, there’s sure to be something that’ll spark everyone’s imagination!



New for 2013 are Sky Flight Coaster, Cyclosoar and Twistosaurus.  You’ll be able to climb aboard the latest coaster and take to the skies, experiencing the sensation of zero gravity flight, including swooping turns, breath taking drops and two heartline inversions.

Also new for 2013 is Dino- Stone Park, a new area for families and younger visitors.  You’ll be able to enjoy the Twistosaurus, a spinning coaster promising amazing fun.  Then there’s the Cyclosoar.  All you have to do is jump on board its pedal – powered hang gliders to take part in a high flying aerial adventure!

So if your looking for a thrill seeking adventure, or for a family day out at the zoo and theme park, just jump in your car and head on down to Flamingo Land, only a 40 minute drive from Whitby Holiday Park!







Kayleigh
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Falling Foss Waterfall and Tea Gardens




Falling Foss is a wonderful waterfall surrounded by woodland only about 15 minutes drive (about 7 miles) from Whitby Holiday Park Parking is available in the Sneaton Forest car park and picnic area.

The 30’ Falling Foss Waterfall is at its most spectacular after heavy rainfall, and can be found on the Falling Foss Forest Trail in Sneaton Forest.  There are several different walks available, some beginning in the car park, some from Littlebeck and some from Sleights.

Midge Hall, a gamekeeper’s cottage which was built in the 1780’s and renovated in 2008, is now open in the woods nearby as Falling Foss Tea Gardens, open from April to October.

Falling Foss Tea Garden is a perfect place to relax and unwind; it is almost like a secret garden and is certainly a charming and magical place to be. Enjoy a light lunch, a sumptuous cream tea or even an ice cream.  The food is certainly getting rave reviews, so definitely worth a visit.

Also nearby is The Hermitage, a hermit’s cave carved out of a huge boulder, reputedly by George Chubb in 1790, on top of which is two wishing chairs, carved of stone.  The idea is to sit in one and make a wish, then sit in the other for the wish to come true!


This is a splendid place to take children as the gardens are child friendly and the surrounding woods and stream hold endless fascination.  So with fabulous forest trails, no entrance fees and free parking, Falling Foss is a real hidden gem.
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Bank Holiday Weekend Fun and Games



With the last Bank Holiday of the year (apart from Christmas!) on its way, we have all sorts of fun and games planned for children of all ages, and yes that includes all you adults too!!

For those of you arriving on the Friday, I’m sure Dean, our in house entertainer, will have all sorts of wonderful things planned for you to do in the club.  I’ve no doubt he’ll start the evening with that ever important game of bingo that you all love so much!  And that includes the bingo for children.  I’m sure Dean will have you all up and dancing to his party dances, and I’m aiming that at the adults, as well as the children!  All you have to do is do exactly as Dean does, so make sure you watch him very carefully!!

Then it’s time for the adults to be entertained.  I’m not sure exactly what games he has planned for you so you will have to turn up to find out!

Then we come to Saturday, where Whitby Holiday Park is holding it’s very own version of CRUFTS!!   Now I know Gizmo and Blade in the office are getting very excited about this, (although they are not allowed to enter) as they both cannot wait to see which of their many friends are going to be entering the competition and which ones will win each class.  There will be all sorts of classes ranging from the naughtiest doggie, to the most well behaved, to the one that looks most like its owner!  So make sure you pop into the office or give us a ring on 01947 602664 before Saturday 23rd to get your dog registered as late entrants may not be accepted on the day.  Plus, it also depends on the weather so fingers crossed that the sun is going to shine all day.

Why not end the day in the Club House where Dean will once again be entertaining everyone before the main performance of the night by a visiting cabaret act.  And don’t forget the bingo, he’ll make sure that someone wins that full house!

Then we come to Sunday, when we will be having a Fun/ Sales day.  There will be several stalls selling all sorts of things from books and dvds, to little nick nacks and ornaments.  Most of the money raised from this will be going towards a charity which is close to several people on the park.  Sue, the manager, will be out there all day with a stall set up with all the information you could possibly want to know on owing a caravan here at Whitby Holiday Park.  Plus there will be plenty of information available for all you owners on site who are thinking about upgrading!!  Why not ask Sue to have a look around the two caravans we have on site for sale at the moment, she will be happy to take you round and answer any questions you have.  Dean will also be around all day with plenty of fun games and activities to keep the kids entertained for all of, well most of the day.  As long as the weather is nice he’ll be outside on the green, and if your lucky he might even tire them out for you so you can have a nice, quiet, relaxing evening because the kids have gone to bed early!

And although Dean has had a busy day, why not go and see him in the club again tonight to round of what will be a very fun filled and entertaining weekend!


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