Half Term Availability

Booking Up Fast for Half Term..............................................

It won't be long before the schools are off again for half term, and if you haven't quite decided what you want to do, why not book a stay with us here at Whitby!?

If you have not stayed with us before, then you will not know what a wonderful site we have, situated right up on the cliff tops over looking overlooking the beautiful Saltwick Bay.  Ok, so we might be a little biased, but if you don't believe us then you will just have to come and see for yourself!!

If you time it right with the tides you will be able to see what is left of the hospital ship The Rohilla, which went down on Saltwick Bay.  The tide has to be right out for you to see it, but do be careful, as when the tide starts to turn it comes in very fast!

This beach is also pet friendly as dogs can go down there all year. So if the weathers fine, why not take a stroll on down and delve in amongst the rock pools or have a go at fossil hunting.  You may even be lucky enough to find some Jet in its natural form.

As you can see our touring field is situated right on the cliff top where you get some fantastic views out over the north sea and out towards the Abbey.

As you can imagine, our sea view pitches are very popular and do get booked up very quickly!  However, we do occasionally have the odd one spare, so do always ask when you ring to book a place with us!!

However, our other pitches are just as popular.  Okay, so you might not get a view out over the sea, but you do get some fantastic views of the monastic ruins of Whitby Abbey!  If you are lucky, you may even catch one of the amazing sunsets or sunrises (for the early risers!) that appear on our beautiful stretch of coastline.

If you don't fancy staying in a touring caravan or motor home on the cliff edge then do not worry as we also rent out static caravans.  We have three areas on site, Cleveland Way, Harbour Side and Abbey View.  As you can guess, the Cleveland Way part of the site is overlooking the Cleveland Way footpath that runs along the cliffs and through onto Robin Hoods Bay.  With most of these caravans you will get a partial sea view looking in between the caravans in front of you.  The Harbour Side part of the site is centrally located so it is closer to all the amenities.  Unfortunately you do not get any views from these caravans, but you are only a short walk to the cliff edge!  And last but not least is our Abbey view side which overlooks the Abbey ruins, and is close to the cliff path into Whitby!

We have different categories ranging from Pet Friendly through to Platinum caravans, all of which are situated across the whole site.  Most of our caravans come with a double room, a twin room and a pull out bed in the lounge.  You get a bathroom which has a shower, sink and toilet in, and you get a kitchen which has a cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and all your pots and pans included!  We do also provide you with a TV with a DVD player and Freesat.

We do still have spaces available on our touring field as well as in our static caravans for the October half term, so if you haven't yet decided what you are doing for the half term break, don't leave it too late or we will have to disappoint you!

In the statics we have the following avaiable:

From Saturday 22nd October for seven nights:

Platinum - 4 berth - £574.00
Gold - 4 berth - £542.00
Silver - 6 berth - £532.00
Pet Friendly - 2 berth - £455.00

From Saturday 22nd October for six nights we have the following:

Pet Friendly - 6 berth - £390.00

On the touring field you will be looking at the following prices:

Abbey view - Monday to Thursday - £22.00 a night
                      Friday, Saturday and Sunday - £23.00 a night

Sea View (if you're lucky!) - Monday to Thursday - £26.00 a night
                                               Friday, Saturday and Sunday £27.00 a night

Don't forget your £10 deposit for your toilet key if you are staying on the touring field!!

Spaces are starting to go fast now for the October Half Term, and particularly for Halloween weekend, so don't leave it much too longer to book your stay with us, as we do not want to disappoint you!

Blog by Kayleigh


Goth Weekend

Whitby Goth Weekend aka WGW, is fast approaching, here are some fascinating facts of the very popular event:

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The origins of WGW are in a meeting of around forty of Hampshire's pen-pals in 1994. 

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* The first meeting was held in the Elsinore, public house in Whitby which with the Little  Angel continues to be a meeting point during the weekend. Hampshire said Whitby was chosen for its Dracula connections

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   *  It was founded by Jo Hampshire in 1994

   *  The festival was held yearly until 1997, when it became twice-yearly in April and October. 

*  It has grown into one of the world's most popular goth music events attracting around 1,500+ attendees from across the UK and beyond.

*  It has grown so popular it now attracts many genres: Punks, Steampunks, Emos, Bikers, Metallers and many more. 

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* Children and pets also enjoy joining in with popular event  
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*  The main event is held in the town's largest venue Whitby Spa Pavilion (known as the Spa) and the Bizarre Bazaar 'Goth Market' is also held there and at Whitby Leisure Centre and the Brunswick centre.

*  The "weekend" starts during the day on Friday and fringe events are held on Thursday, Sunday and Monday including club nights, markets, and a charity football match between visiting goth team Real Gothic, and local team Stokoemotiv Whitby. During the October/November event there is an independent custom car show, 'Whitby Kustom' in the grounds of West Cliff School. There are also several "meet ups" aimed at goths with a particular interest, e.g. Lolita Goth.

*  Newbies who have not attended the event before, are referred to as "Whitby Virgins". To help introduce them to the event, there is a WGW Virgins Meet Up on the Friday morning at the Spa.

As WGW is ever increasing in popularity we find ourselves fully booked months before the event date for both the goth events, if you are thinking of attending a goth weekend and would like to stay at Whitby Holiday Park then please ring the office on 01947 602664 to make an advance booking for WGW 2017.



Time to get your Bake on!!

Autumnal Recipes

It's got to that time of year again where the Great British Bake Off is back on our TV's and all you want to do is get in that kitchen and bake!  And if the recipes on there are not tempting enough to get you back into the kitchen then why not try one of the following autumnal recipes............



115g/ 4oz self-raising flour
115g/ 4oz self-raising wholemeal flour
100g/ 3 1/2oz soft dark brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
5 tbsp sunflower oil
5 tbsp milk
                                                                                    2 free range eggs
                                                                                    2 eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped
                                                                                    50g/ 2oz toffee, broken into small pieces


Butter a 1.2 litre/ 2 pint heatproof bowl and dust with flour.  Preheat the oven to 180c / 350f / gas 4.

In a bowl mix the flours, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon together.  In a separate bowl or jug beat together the oil, milk and eggs.  Pour this onto the dry ingredients and stir to combine.  Fold in the apple and toffee pieces.

Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 50 - 60 minutes.  Test the cake is cooked through by inserting a skewer into the centre.

Leave the dish to cool for 10 minutes then turn the cake out.  Leave to cool completely and serve!

Now i have not tried this one myself yet, but i have some time off soon and i will definitely be having a go!!  It looks and sounds amazing and i cannot wait to try it with a nice dollop of vanilla ice cream!!

If that recipe does not whet you appetite then how about a nice ginger and treacle spiced tray bake?



225g / 8oz margarine, softened
175g / 6oz light muscovardo sugar
200g / 7oz black treacle
300g / 10oz self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 tsp ground allspice
4 free range eggs
4 tbsp milk
3 pieces of stem ginger from a jar, finely chopped

Foe the Icing:

75g / 2 1/2oz icing sugar sieved
3 tbsp stem ginger syrup from the jar
3 pieces stem ginger from a jar, chopped coarsely


Cut a rectangle of non stick baking parchment to fit the base and sides of a 30x23x4cm / 12x9x1 1/2 inch traybake tin or roasting tin.  Grease the tin and then line with the paper, pushing it neatly into the corners of the tin.

Preheat the oven to 160c /325f/ gas 3

Measure all the ingredients for the traybake into a large bowl and beat well for about two minutes until well blended.

Turn the mixture into the prepared tin, scraping the sides of the bowl with a plastic spatula to remove to remove all the mixture.  Level the top gently with the back of the spatula.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 - 40 minutes or until the traybake springs back when pressed lightly with a finger in the centre and is beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tin.  Allow the traybake to cool a little, then remove the cake from the tin.  Leave to cool completely.

To make the icing, mix the icing sugar and syrup together in a small bowl until smooth and a spreading consistency.  Pour the icing over the cake and spread gently to the edges and sprinkle with the chopped stem ginger to decorate.

Allow the icing to set before serving.

And if that doesn't make you want to get into the kitchen and bake, why not try a traditional plum pudding.



250g / 8oz plain flour
1 lightly heaped tsp baking powder
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 lightly heaped tsp ground cinnamon
1 lightly heaped tsp ground ginger
200g / 7oz golden syrup
2 heaped tbsp thick honey
                                                                                    125g / 4oz butter
                                                                                    125g / 4oz light muscovardo sugar
                                                                                    350g / 12oz plums
                                                                                    2 large eggs
                                                                                    240m l/ 8floz milk

For the Spicy Plum Jam:

5 plums
1 tbsp light muscavado sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp syrup from a jar of stem ginger
double cream to serve


Set the oven to 180c / 350f / gas4 and line a 24cm / 9inch baking tin

Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger into a bowl.

Warm the golden syrup, honey and butter very gently in a pan until the butter and sugar melts.  Stir the muscovado sugar.  Set aside and allow to cool slightly.

Halve the plums, or cut them into quarters and remove the stones.

Break the eggs into a bowl and pour in the milk and whisk lightly to mix.

Pour the golden syrup mixture into the flour and mix with a large metal spoon.  Pour in the egg and milk and continue stirring till you have a loose, almost sloppy batter.

Tip the mixture into the lined cake tin and drop in the plums and bake for 30 -35 minutes.

For the topping: halve and de-stone the plums and add to the same pan as you cooked the syrup and honey.  Add the sugar, butter and syrup from the ginger.  Cover and leave to cook down.

Serve the cake with a generous topping of the spicy plums and a dollop of cream.

I can't wait to get into the kitchen and make all of these lovely warming autumnal recipes, along with a few off Great British Bake off!!

I just love all the lovely warming ingredients that can be used at this time of year that warm you up nicely on a chilled autumn night!!

I hope you will enjoy making these just as much as i am going to!!!!


The Delights of Autumn

The Delights of Autumn

Autumn is here and there are lots to see and do!!

At this time of year one way of spending a nice relaxing afternoon is to go picking Brambles! What better way to while away an afternoon than wandering down a lane that is laden with ripe brambles to pick at your leisure. 

The amount of recipes you can add brambles too is extensive! From Apple and Bramble pie or crumble to Bramble and Coconut flapjack squares and everything in between!!

Another great thing about Autumn are all the beautifully coloured leaves that are produced by the trees!! These make perfect points of interest if you're a keen photographer and like to capture the essence of Autumn! We have a lovely local place to visit especially in Autumn, called Mulgrave Woods. These woods are perfect for walking with all the family, as there are conker trees so the kids can go and collect all the conkers ready to take home and either varnish them or paint them with vinegar and get them ready for a game of conkers!! Also in Mulgrave Woods there is the ruins of Mulgrave Castle. You do get some beautiful views from the ruins which again you will get to capture some love photos and some lovely family photos for the family album!

Another way to relax in the Autumn sunshine is a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway meandering along from Whitby to Pickering. With stops off in Goathland and Grosmont you can take in all the lovely scenery we have to offer in the Whitby area. Pickering is alovely market town so you could spend a couple of hours having a wander around and grab some lunch in the town centre!

If you are looking for some arts and craft ideas to keep the children entertained then why not collect some natural materials on your walk out! You could collect leaves and acorns to make pictures or patterns! Or if you are staying with us in October you could always do some supervised pumpkin carving and use the insides to make a delicious pumpkin soup or spiced pumpkin cake!

As you can see you can still accomplish a lot even if the weather isn't that great! Nothing nicer than wrapping up warm and digging the wellies out to go out exploring!

If you would like to come and stay with us then call our office on 01947 602664 and we can check on availability for you! We are also very close to the sea and beach, so there is something else for you to do and explore in the rockpools for crabs and other sealife!!

See you all soon