PennyClare Furniture, Crafts and Gifts

PennyClare Furniture,Crafts and Gifts


"A Barn Full of Everything Gorgeous"

If you're looking for something a bit different and don't want to travel too far or spend all day out and about, why not pop on down to PennyClare Furniture, Crafts and Gifts.

This is the ideal place to find that unusual gift or bit of furniture that would look right at home on that shelf on in that corner that is missing something!  If you do not want to take home the usual stick of rock or seaside knick knack, then PennyClare's is the place to visit.

Tucked away in the village of Newholm between Whitby and Sandsend, PennyClare is based in a barn on a working farm!  They do everything from little knick knacks to furniture which is hand crafted and custom made to fit any space you have at home.  They have a new range of cushions, pictures and mirrors and occasional furniture along with a fantastic display of accessories for the home!

They even do handmade kitchens either in a design of theirs or in a design of your own, in either English Oak and Pine or with a painted finish!

They are open everyday.  Sunday and Monday 10am until 4pm and Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am until 5pm.

If you fancy a drink and a slice of cake or bite to eat, they also have the Newholm Tea Rooms which is open at the same time as the shop.  It does everything from morning coffees, to lunches and teas with a delicious selection of homemade food and daily specials.  As well as having all that lovely homemade produce, they also stock a lovely selection of Mary Berry sauces and dressings along with homemade jams and chutneys.

So if you are looking for something a little bit different to do, but don't want to travel too far or be out for too long, then PennyClare Furniture,Crafts and Gifts is the ideal place for you to go.


Mothers Day - treat your mum to something special

Mother's Day

Why not treat you mum to a lovely break away with us here at Whitby Holiday Park.

With both touring facilities and the option to hire a caravan, all the family can enjoy a weekend away.

If you are looking to treat your mum to a meal out then you can find a few ideas below:

Ye Horseshoe Inn - Egton. You can enjoy a lovely Sunday Carvery from 12 noon - 2pm. Where you can also sample some Yorkshire real ales that they specialise in.

The Falcon Inn - between Whitby and Scarborough. They have a Mothers Day Sunday Special menu with lots of  mouth watering options to choose from.

The Forge - Aislaby (outskirts of Whitby). Serving a Mothers Day menu where booking is advisable  

Or if you want to eat closer to home then why not try The White Horse and Griffin. This restaurant is one of the most iconic and charismatic properties on the old East side of Whitby. Enjoy Roast Sirloin of North Yorkshire Beef or Roast Pork with home made Yorkshire Pudding, gravy and all the trimmings. This wonderful meal is available from 12.30pm til 3pm

We also have an onsite Cafe where you can go and see Jane for some of her homemade cooking and baking.

So with lots of other things to see and do you can make it a Mothers Day to remember

If you would like to book in with us for the weekend please give the office a call on 01947 602664


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The Great Whitby Bake Off!!!



Do you like to bake?? Do you have a sweet tooth?? Do you spend your free time in the kitchen making wonderful to die for sweet creations??  Is Whitby one of your favourite places to be??  Then get yourselves to Whtiby Holiday Park for our GREAT WHITBY BAKE OFF!!

It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, a novice to baking or a pro, we are looking for anyone and everyone to enter our wonderful competition!!

The date as of yet is still to be decided, but keep watching our Facebook page and Twitter pages, as well as our website to find out when exactly we will be holding our BAKE OFF.

You can bake whatever you like, we have no preferences here!!  If chocolate cornflakes are your specialty, then melt away that chocolate and get those cornflakes completely covered.  If fairy buns are more to your liking then don't forget to decorate them nicely!!  We don't mind bright colours and decorations either so make sure every inch of that cake is covered!!

If you fancy something more traditional like a Victoria sponge, don't forget to make sure there's plenty of cream, jam and sugar!!  Or why not try a fruit cake or lemon drizzle cake!!  Or a coffee cake!! (Just a few ideas to get you going, ones that the staff are quite partial to!)

It doesn't even have to be a cake.  If your specialty is scones and you think that your scones are better than anyone else's then bring them on down!!  We don't even mind if you want to bake some cookies.  Whatever it is that you love to bake, get baking and bring it down!!

Just don't forget to bake a few extra for us judges and workers in the office!!  We're all partial to a slice or two of cake!!!!


Chocolate Guinness Cake - A Treat for St Patrick's Day

Chocolate Guinness Cake - a treat for St Patrick's Day


for the cake

  • 250 ml guinness
  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • 75 grams cocoa powder
  • 400 grams caster sugar
  • 142 ml sour cream
  • large eggs
  • tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 275 grams plain flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

for the topping

  • 300 grams cream cheese
  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • 125 ml double cream (or whipping cream)

Nunnington Hall


A picturesque Yorkshire Manor House with organic gardens and exciting exhibitions!

If you are looking for something different to do then why not take a trip to this beautiful Yorkshire Manor House which is nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.  Famed for its picturesque location, organic walled gardens with spring flowering meadows, flamboyant resident peacocks and a changing programme of exclusive and high profile art and photography exhibitions, Nunnington Hall offers something for everyone!

Nunnington Hall's history dates back to c1249 but it was three later families who shaped what we see today.  The friendly volunteers who work there bring to life the family's stories and they may even tell a ghostly tale or two!

Once you've had a wander around the house and have heard what tales there are to be told, why not relax in the beautiful gardens and take a leisurely stroll by the river and picnic under the weeping willow.  To get a great view of the house, why not walk to the top of the cherry tree avenue which makes an impressive approach to the house.  The garden itself is the perfect place to learn about how they manage the gardens organically, and how they use the home grown fruit and veg throughout the site, even in the tearooms.

If you're thinking that the kids might get bored, guess again as there is plenty of fun things to do to keep the family entertained whilst they learn about the history of the house.  They can dress up in 1920's clothes and play traditional board games, or they can find the bird hide, where they can spend the afternoon spying on wildlife whilst learning about how to make their own 'bug hotel'.

As well as its organic gardens, Nunnington Hall is also known for its varied and high profile art and photography exhibitions and 2014 is no exception.  The year is getting started with an exhibition of mixed media art by York College degree students and graduates, which will then be followed by the British Wildlife Photography awards.

Only less than an hour's drive away, Whitby Holiday Park is the ideal location to base your stay before your day trip to the stunning National Trust house that is Nunnington Hall.

Betton Farm - Great Place to Visit


Betton Farm nestles in a hollow two miles inland from Scarborough, fringed by the forests and moorland of North Yorkshire.

Betton Farm is owned and run by Basics Plus, a registered charity and social enterprise providing employment opportunities for people with learning difficulties in the Scarborough area. Basics Plus acquired the Farm in 2010 and are busy upgrading the farm, adding additional facilities and amenities while retaining  the attractions for which Betton has become a popular visitor destination.

The farm is a working farm with lots of animals, from horses, chickens, sheep, pigs and rabbits to the small aviary with cockatiels and budgies.

There is a onsite Bakery and Tea Room and Farm Shop.

 The Honey Bee Visitors Centre on the farm is well worth a visit and the honey bee shop sells Yorkshire bee products from honey to soaps, creams and the famous Propolis.

Disability scooters are welcome and will be able to access many of the facilities.