Things to do in the last week of the Summer Holidays

Things to do in the last week of the Summer Holidays

If you are staying with us this week then why not check out the following places to visit while you are here!! 

A short drive away is the wonderful hidden treasure of Folling Foss tea garden and waterfall. Once you have parked up you can go and explore the waterfall and the lovely wooded area you are surrounded in. There are some trails for you to follow and after a nice walk around Falling Foss and Maybeck, why not stop off at the tea gardens and sample some of the lovely food and drinks they have on offer.

If you were looking for something to do without having to drive then you are just a short walk along the cliff path to Whitby Abbey. For an admission charge you can walk around our beautiful ruins of Whitby Abbey and see where the monks lived and worked. Once you had been there then you could walk down the 199 steps into Whitby and head for Grape Lane where you could call in and look around Captain Cooks Museum and also the Museum of Victorian Science! 

If the weather is still nice then you can always head down to Saltwick Bay beach! The footpath down to the beach can be located just on the park near the new hardstanding motorhome pitches! Once down on the beach you can make a day of fossil hunting and looking for the famous Whitby Jet! You could also try crabbing in the rockpools or looking for different shells to take home as a momento! Why not pack a picnic or order some food from the Cafe to take down with you just incase you get a bit peckish!! 
Further afield is Sandsend beach. Down here you can feed to the ducks and paddle in the stream! After a day of relaxing you could also call into The Hart Inn who provide some beautiful meals!

There are plenty of other things to do in the Whitby area too like visiting Whitby Museum and then having a walk in Pannett Park that surrounds the museum! With a play park for the little ones to enjoy there is something for everyone to do! 

A walk on the West Cliff will bring you to Arnold Palmers Crazy Golf course! This can be enjoyed by the whole family and can get quite competitive for those of you who like a challenge!! Just below the crazy golf on the beach there is the Whitby Surf School. You can try your hand at surfing or kayaking but booking is preferable! All equipment can be hired from the school so don't worry if you don't own a wetsuit! 

For a chilled afternoon the Whitby Pavilion occasionally have an afternoon film showing on their screen! So check out their website to see if there is a showing ! 

For those of you who are brave why not visit the Dracula Experience!! This isn't for the faint hearted but well worth a trip!! And afterwards you can treat yourself to an ice cream from the kiosk nearby!! 

Another way to view all of what Whitby has got to offer is to go on the Open Top Bus! You can catch this from Whitby Abbey and it takes you on a guided tour of Whitby! 

So as you can see Whitby has quite a lot to off you as well as some great views and walks! If you are looking for anything not mentioned above then why not call into the office to look at the leaflets we have for local attractions in the Yorkshire Coast area! 


Whitby Regatta


This month sees the return of one of Whitby's most popular events, one that has been going on for well over a hundred years.  In actual fact, this year will be the 176th Whitby Regatta (the oldest sea regatta on the northeast coast!)

Year in year out Whitby celebrates the regatta out at sea with the traditional rowing races between rival clubs, then finishes with a carnival on land with a big firework display.

This year sees the Regatta fall on the weekend of Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd August.

All the fun and excitement gets under way on Saturday 20th August.  The rowing races start around 1pm with the Ladies 16-23 category getting things underway.  After them comes the Girls under 14 and the Boys under 14 categories, followed by the Girls and Boys under 18s with the Men's Senior Novice race closing the racing for the day.

As well as all the rowing races, there is also plenty going on up on the cliffs of Whitby, as well as on the beaches.  There's everything from Tombola stalls to Whitby Classic Motor Car club, as well as children's entertainers and the local radio station, Yorkshire Coast Radio.  Whitby even has it's own Grand Baby competition and Glamorous Granny competition!!

At 5.15pm on Saturday, there is the annual Regatta Sail Past, followed by the Lifeboat Launch.  Immediately following this is the much anticipated Greasy Pole!!  If you're feeling brave and reckon you can make it all the way to the end to retrieve the flag, then why not sign up and have a go!!  Only a few have managed, most get beaten by the pole!

Sunday sees the return of the Fun run and the Scrufts Dog show, as well as the Vintage Tractors, Post War Motor Cycles and Post War Classic Car rally.   The rowing races on Sunday are as follows: Girls and Boys under 16s, Ladies Senior and Men's over 30s.

Sunday night sees the arrival of the funfair which sets up along the West pier, completely transforming the place!  All the rides open around 10am and are open all day right through until late.

As well as the fun fair, there are also plenty of stalls that set up down pier road, down the pier itself and all the way up Khyber Pass.  These are there all day selling all sorts of bargains!

And to finish the whole event off is an amazing firework display from the East Pier.  This generally starts about 9.45pm, so make sure you find your perfect spot to see them from!!

Throughout the whole event there is a treasure hunt going on.  All you need to do is buy a Regatta programme, and inside there you will find your own unique number.  What you then need to do is walk all round the town, checking shop windows until you find your number.  Once you have found your number, go inside that shop and claim your prize!!

Programmes for the Regatta are on sale now in many shops and businesses around the town.  We also have them for sale in our shop and reception, so make sure you pop in and get yours!

Blog done by Kayleigh

Walks in and around Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors!!


Whitby Holiday Park is ideally located for those of you who are thinking of taking a walking holiday.

As we are part of the Cleveland Way walk, we are perfect for a nice stroll into Whitby which is only approx 1 mile away from the Park. If you walk the other way away from Whitby the Cleveland Way leads you to Robin Hoods Bay which is around a 6 mile walk. This route is more a small hike than a nice stroll, as you do have some hills to climb, but you also do go through some nice wooded areas along the way! 

If you don't mind a longer walk you can walk from the Park all the way to Runswick Bay on the Cleveland Way too! There are plenty of pubs to stop off at on your way! Such as Abbey Wharf, The Dolphin, The Pier Inn in Whitby, then in Sandsend you could stop off for a drink and a pub lunch at the Hart Inn! The food is beautiful and I could really recommend the steak or the seafood platter to share! Once you have filled up at the Hart, you have a fair walk to Runswick Bay. This is a beautiful little village and well worth a viewing! There is a nice little pub called the Royal Hotel. Buses do run from Runswick Bay back to Whitby quite regularly so you don't have to be daunted by a long walk back too! Unless you are felling energetic! 

There are other walks in the area as the North Yorkshire Moors are on our doorstep! Not too far a drive is Maybeck and Falling Foss! This a lovely 2 mile round walk through woodland which passes the tea garden and the 30ft waterfall of Falling Foss before making your way back along babbling brook of May Beck! 

If you fancy a drive a little further into The North Yorkshire Moors, then there is a lovely walk around the Hole of Hocum. This is located on the A169 between Whitby and Pickering. There is a car park (charges apply) just opposite the walk, but this is definitely a place to visit and have a little hike around as you do get some stunning views! 

Another great walk is from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. You can either walk the Cleveland Way which takes you on a lovely coastal path through some small wooded areas and up some steep banks! Or you can take the Cinder Track along the old railway line from Hawsker to Robin Hoods Bay. This is a more gentle path compared to the Cleveland Way! You can even bike along this path is you don't fancy the walk! 

Once you have tired yourself out on your adventures throughout the day, you can stop off in the Family Club for a nice refreshing cold drink - as you will have well deserved it!! 

If you are still feeling energetic then you could try a few walks out while you are staying with us! Or book your next holiday with us before you leave so that you can try other walks out on your return next time! 



Last few caravans available for August...............

Are you still looking for that perfect getaway this year?  Then why not book a stay with us in one of our static caravans.  We still have a couple of caravans available throughout August.

We have everything from Platinum through to Pet Friendly caravans available, so you can bring your four legged friend with you!  Our park is Pet Friendly and they can go pretty much anywhere on site!  They are allowed in the bottom two rooms of the clubhouse and they are even welcome in the cafe too.


Pet Friendly caravans - These caravans come with the same comforts and luxuries as our other caravans, as well as a double room, a twin room and a pull out bed in the lounge.  They also come with double glazing and central heating, as well as having a small flat screen TV with DVD player.  Guests are welcome to bring along one pet with them, with the possibility of a second at the managers' discretion.

We have a 2 berth and a 6 berth Pet Friendly caravan still available in August.

The 2 berth Caravan (CW23) is slightly on the small side as it is only 25x12ft, but it does still come with all the same facilities as our other Pet Friendly caravans (just on a smaller scale).

CW23 is available on the following dates:

Saturday 20th August for seven nights at a cost of £603.00
Saturday 27th August for seven nights at a cost of £603.00

HS13 (which is centrally located on our park, so does not get a view, but does come with a small decking) is available on the following dates:

Saturday 27th August for six nights at a cost of £520.00

Silver caravans - offer spacious accommodation for couples or young families.  Facilities include gas central heating, double glazing, double room, twin room, pull out bed in the lounge, small flat screen TV with DVD player and a modern kitchen with a  fridge with small freezer compartment.

We have a 6 berth Silver caravan available in August.

CW20 - is available on the following date:

Saturday 27th August for six nights at a cost of £525.00

So if you haven't already got your holiday booked with us for this year, give us a call today before these last few caravans get snapped up!  Our office is open 7 days a week between 9am and 6pm and our contact number is 01947 602664!!