Fun filled weekends at Whitby Holiday Park and Whitby

Well it's been another busy weekend here at Whitby Holiday Park.  We’ve had all kinds of weather over the last three days, including a thunder storm with some very heavy rain!!  However, that did not stop you all from coming and staying with us.

It was also very busy in the town centre this weekend as it was the local lifeboat weekend, where there was several displays from both the main life boat and the inshore life boat, in the harbour and out at sea.  Over the weekend there was lots of attractions for all the family including stalls that sold homemade cakes to a tombola and pick a peg.  For the big kids, (meaning all you men) there was a classic car show, and for all you other kids there was a bouncy castle and a coconut shy.

Among the displays was an air sea rescue which was really good to see.  Plus there were visits from both Staithes and Runswick lifeboats.
With the Lifeboat weekend over and done with the town is now preparing itself for the local 173rd Regatta.  It is the oldest sea regatta on the east coast celebrating the traditions of a regatta at sea and a carnival on land.  There will be several rowing races held across the weekend, as well as a raft race.  The greasy pole has been brought back for this year, to the delight of all the local townsfolk.  You have to try and walk along a greasy pole which extends over the harbour to reach the flag.  Many have tried, and many have failed, but it brings much excitement to all who stand and watch.  There is also a fun run, which runs along the sea wall for all you athletic people.  There is also a grand baby show as well as a glamorous granny competition.  The West Cliff is taken over for the weekend by the Army, Navy and Air force who have stalls and simulators available for all you budding young people who wish to have a career in the forces.  Then on Monday, the whole west pier becomes a fun fair with rides and stalls covering every inch.  There is a grand parade where there is fancy dress and walking floats as well as a marching band.

The whole weekend is rounded off with a fantastic fire work display which is set off from the East pier.

So with one fun filled weekend over and done with, we at Whitby Holiday Park along with everyone in town, are preparing ourselves for yet another jam packed weekend to come, so make sure that you have your pitch or caravan booked with us so you can join in all the fun and games!!


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