Well I don't feel very happy today because everyone seems down in the dumps and I am.

It's thick fog outside and to wet for my dad to take me for a walk around the park to meet people.  I wonder if Ollie my friend has got better weather at Pakefield Caravan Park today.  I might go and see her to see if she will play with me.

If anyone is out there call into the office to give me a stroke but don't bring me any treats because I don't like them.

We have got some nice new customers who have bought a caravan here and they will be coming soon and I can play with their dog.  "Hope she likes me"

Dean our entertainer has been in the office this morning to sort his Big Fat Quiz out for Monday night in the club. It starts at 9pm so I hope everyone comes along and joins in the fun.  They wont let me go because they said I'm not allowed.  My mum Sue spoils all my fun but never mind I will be back in the office tomorrow again.

Well I'm off for my afternoon nap now so I will talk to you all again soon.

Lots of Licks,  GIZMO

Sue Robey
General Manager

Saltwick Bay

Saltwick Bay is a northeast-facing bay situated 1 mile south of Whitby.

Above the bay is Whitby Holiday Park with the Cleveland Way cliff top path running through it. Access to the beach is via a footpath just beyond the park's gate. The path has suffered from some erosion; in places can be quite steep and also very slippery when wet.
The path leads down to the sandy beach which gives way to rock and slate scar at either end. To the left is Saltwick Nab and to the right is Black Nab. If fishing from either end, be aware of the tide, as it travels quickly across the scar. 
The beach and rocks reveal much of Saltwick's alum mining past, and it is also a great venue for finding fossils such as ammonites and belemnites. 
Why not visit Saltwick Bay beach. There is lots of wildlife to be seen and also you will find fossils from years ago. Whitby Jet can also be found where local jewellers make beautiful jewellery from it. This can be an expensive stone but very popular. This mink was spotted on the beach here having his meal.

Sue Robey, General Manager

Teddy Bear Picnic at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

If you are fancying a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, why not head on down this week! Running from 25th May – 2nd June you will be in for a big surprise! Bring your teddy bear and one child (aged 5-15 years) will be able to visit free when accompanied by one fare paying adult!

So pack up your lunch to take with you, along with your camera so that you can take some great family holiday snaps! Leave the car behind and take a gentle stroll along the Cleveland Way footpath to Whitby Abbey and down the 199 steps from the Church, make sure you count all the steps correctly!

You will be able to get onboard from Whitby train station, see if you can spot all the teddy bear pictures at the following stops: Pickering, Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont. You will be able to pick up a tracker sheet from any NYMR booking office, shop or tea room!

Whilst you are enjoying the beautiful scenery why not think of a name for the new station cat that has joined NYMR for the 40th anniversary celebrations. You can also play eye spy and see if you can spot any of our wildlife.

After an eventful day, meander back up onto the Park and enjoy a well earned drink in our Family Club, with entertainment for everyone to enjoy!

So if this sounds like your idea of fun why not book a static caravan or book your touring caravan in for a stay with us at Whitby Holiday Park!



Worms are nature’s recyclers, the gardener’s friend, and food for many birds and other animals.  What do YOU know about these overlooked creatures?  Dr Jones is involved in a research project to find out how they are faring nationwide.  Find out how you can help, and learn about their fascinating ecology.

We are very supportive here in recycling where we can and have different bins in our refuse area for everyone to use.

Saving energy is another big thing we are trying to do, turning lights off where we can, replacing light bulbs with low energy ones, not leaving heaters on when going out.

Let’s all try and use local transport instead of using our cars.  There are some scenic walks over the cliff top with outstanding see views which leads you down the 199 steps at Whitby Abbey.  There is a delightful walk over the field to Robin Hoods Bay where you can do some wild animal spotting at the same time then call back into our reception and you can write down what you have spotted on your relaxing walk.

Your children can join in our kids club and do the nature bug spotting with Dean our resident entertainer.  Really exciting for your children and fun for mum and dad to join in.  Mind your little fingers and toes and don’t let them bugs nip you.  We have jars and magnifying glass so you can look closer at what you find.

Spot the wild life on the Park, see the swallows nesting under the club entrance and watch for their babies flying the nest for the first time.  Bird boxes are situated around the park to encourage other birds to nest.

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Hi There,

I’m Gizmo and I live at Whitby Holiday Park.

I have just had a hard day in the office greeting all the holiday makers and owners when they arrive.  Time for a quick snooze I think.

It can be a hard life here at times when my mum Sue Robey, General Manager drags me of to work every morning.  When it’s really busy in the office I have chance to stay at home and catch up on some sleep.

I love it when all the owners bring their dogs in to see me when they are passing the office.  Millie and Bonnie often call in and demand some of my treats.  Milo is Clair’s dog who works in reception but he can be naughty with me some times because he doesn’t like me so he has to sit in his window looking across to reception.

We have lots of dogs that come and stay on our touring field and in our pet friendly caravans that we hire out.  If you come on holiday here call in and see me and I might even give you one of my treats.

There are lovely walks along the cliff tops and lots of stopping points for wee wee’s and sniffs.  If you carry on it takes you down the 199 steps into Whitby or you can walk to Robin Hood’s bay across the fields.

I might jump on the counter when you come for a holiday here but don’t worry I won’t bite you I will be just pleased to see you.  So why don’t all you dogs come along and have a holiday here with us because you will be very welcome.

Well it’s a hard life I must get back to my office duties

Hope to see you all soon.

LICK LICK from me and Bye from Sue Robey, General Manager


The Pavilion Theatre - Whitby

Situated on the Cliffside overlooking Whitby Bay this unique venue offers a range of different spaces, catering for a host of events.

The Pavilion Theatre boasts an atmospheric Victorian interior, combined with the modern dance and concert hall, to play host to a number of arts and leisure activities. Stage showsdances, major festivals/concerts, fund-raising and children's events, exhibitions and conferences, not to mention a whole range of private functions, meetings and community events. 

Catering facilities are available for every event from pre-theatre drinks to daytime refreshments and gala dinners. The glass atrium, which houses the permanent café area, has stunning panoramic sea views from Sandsend Nab through Due North to Whitby's east and west piers.

The Pavilion is nestled into the West Cliff and can be reached on foot from the West Cliff car parking area, or from the beach access footpaths. Access is along the 'Spa' Drive from Whitby's famous Whalebone Arch. Disabled access 
to the building is gained by following the 'Spa Drive' 
and driving alongside the Theatre.

First opened in 1880, Whitby Pavilion remains Whitby's largest and most popular entertainment venue, providing something for all tastes from Gothic to Gaelic, with festivals returning year after year.

Tue 14 May 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Fri 17 - Sun 19 May 2013Gospel Music Convention 2013
Fri 17 - Sun 19 May 2013Oblivion (12a)
Sat 18 May 2013Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG)
Sun 19 May 2013Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG)
Tue 21 May 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Fri 24 May 2013The Dalesmen Singers Male Voice Choir
Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2013Summer End By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Sun 26 - Wed 29 May 2013Ironman 3 (12a)
Tue 28 May 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Thu 30 May 2013Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter
Thu 30 May 2013Ironman 3 (12a)
Sat 1 Jun 2013The Magic of Disney
Tue 4 Jun 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jun 2013Whitby 60s Music Festival 2013
Mon 10 Jun 2013The Great Gatsby (TBC)
Tue 11 Jun 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Tue 11 Jun 2013The Great Gatsby (TBC)
Wed 12 Jun 2013The Great Gatsby (TBC)
Thu 13 Jun 2013The Great Gatsby (TBC)
Fri 14 Jun 2013Star Trek into Darkness
Sat 15 Jun 2013Star Trek into Darkness
Sun 16 Jun 2013Star Trek into Darkness
Mon 17 Jun 2013Star Trek into Darkness
Tue 18 Jun 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Thu 20 Jun 2013Lucky Sods by John Godber
Fri 21, Sat 22 Jun 2013Flipside Rock n Roll Summer Weekender
Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jun 2013The Hangover Part III
Tue 25 Jun 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Tue 25 Jun 2013The Hangover Part III
Tue 2 Jul 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Fri 5 Jul 2013Northern Soul Weekender 2013
Sat 6 Jul 2013Northern Soul Weekender 2013
Sun 7 Jul 2013Northern Soul Weekender 2013
Tue 9 Jul 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Fri 12, Sat 13 Jul 2013Fundays & Sundaes!
Tue 16 Jul 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Sat 20 Jul 2013Nashville Nights & Dixie Days
Sat 20, Sun 21 Jul 2013The Great Seaside Vintage Fair
Tue 23 Jul 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Tue 30 Jul 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Thu 1 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 6 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 6 Aug 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Thu 8 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 13 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 13 Aug 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Thu 15 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 20 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 27 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 27 Aug 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Thu 29 Aug 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 3 Sep 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 3 Sep 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Thu 5 Sep 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 10 Sep 2013Haywire By Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society
Tue 10 Sep 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Tue 17 Sep 2013Tea Dances with Ray Kirk
Fri 27 - Sun 29 Sep 2013Whitby 60s Music Festival 2013
Thu 3 Oct 2013The Stand
Fri 22 Nov 2013Limehouse Lizzy

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Old Jack's Boat...

Some of our younger customers (and their parents) will love watching the tea-time show 'Old Jack’s Boat' shown on CBeebies every weekday teatime and featuring Bernard Cribbins as ‘Old Jack’ as a retired fisherman who lives in the nearby seaside village of Staithes. Helped along by a cast of colourful characters, ‘Old Jack’ tells tall stories from inside his old fishing boat and is always accompanied on his adventures by his faithful dog, Salty.

Staithes can be easily be reached from Whitby Holiday Park by taking the highly picturesque A174 through Sandsend to the village itself (see map below). Parking and refreshment facilities are available in the village (which is at the bottom of a steep hill). On your return to Whitby, why not drop into the equally fabulous village of Runswick Bay and take a stroll along the beach once frequented by Alf Wight (better known to many as 'James Herriot').
Runswick Bay

For further information on what availability we have this May & June, along with details of our Special Deals, please contact:

Call 01947 602664

Information for grown - ups and children on Old Jack's Boat can be found by visiting the BBC site:

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Whitby Holiday Park May Day Bank Holiday

Whitby Holiday Park - Touring Field
We are now gearing ourselves up for the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend as we are looking busy again on both touring and hiring accommodation. We have 3 visiting cabaret acts over the weekend.
In Whitby and the surrounding area there is the 40TH Anniversary Spring Steam Gala on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which is being held over this coming weekend which can be enjoyed by all the family
Touring & Motorhome Offer
"Our 40th Anniversary Festival & Spring Steam Gala will feature demonstration goods trains, Grosmont to Goathland Local Trains and lots more!
Gala timetable available to download here - Updated on 24th April
Gala timetable with locomotive allocations are available to purchase from our online shop by clicking here You will receive an electronically downloaded copy to your email address.
Please note:
Locomotive availability can change daily,
so timetables will be exchanged on the day
if there is an issue
Model Railway Exhibition
11-12 May

A model railway exhibition will be on display in the Learning Centre on Platform 2 on the 11-12th May featuring Haymarket Cross (as seen in Hornby & BRM magazines) Rumbling Bridge, Heron Lane & Glengary.  Kind thanks to the Scarborough & District Railway Modellers for putting on this event.  To find out more about the Scarborough and District Railway Modellers events in 2013 go to
Visit the railway during this 10 day event and take part in a celebration of locomotives that have contributed to the history of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Pie and Pea Supper
6 May

Enjoy a special Pie and Pea Supper whilst being steam hauled along the Esk Valley route to Battersby by B1 class locomotive 61264 .

Departing from Grosmont at 19.50 on Bank Holiday Monday during our 40th Anniversary Festival, and returning to Grosmont at approx. 22.05.

The Pie and Peas Supper will be served with potatoes and gravy. Hot and cold beverages will be available on the train including our new special 40th Anniversary Ale (draft and bottled).
Supper & Travel Ticket prices are £25 per adult and £12.50 for a child aged 5-15. Travel only fares are £19 per adult and £9.50 for a child.

**Special deal for each adult fare paid, one child can travel for just £1 inclusive of the Supper, or for free if Supper is not required.
Old Gentlemen’s Saloon
7 May - Two services Departing Pickering at 10.00 & 14.30

Treat yourself to a journey on the Old Gentlemen’s Saloon. We are recreating the nostalgia of the NER branch line workings by running two special saloon trains during the Spring Steam Gala. NER design class J72 0-6-0T locomotive number 69023 “Joem” will be coupled with the single NER Saloon No 1 coach which featured as the “Old Gentleman’s Coach” in the film “The Railway Children”. Included in the Old Gentlemen’s Saloon supplement ticket is either a fresh percolated coffee, Yorkshire Tea or fruit juice, hot bacon sandwiches (morning service) or selection of cold sandwiches (afternoon service), cakes and scones with jam and cream. This service runs over the full length of the line from Pickering to Grosmont and back, Passengers wishing to travel on either of the saloon services must also hold a valid travel ticket for the day covering the appropriate section of the line".
The Old Gentlemen’s Saloon supplement, inclusive of refreshments, is £20 per person for the full return round trip, book on-line here.
Visiting Engines