Spooky Goings on at Whitby Holiday Park

Spooky Goings on at Whitby Holiday Park

This week we are gearing up for the Halloween weekend and all the fun that it entails!

Steve our Touring Warden has made this coffin for the skeleton to lay in comfortably!! So if you are staying with us this week during half term then have a little hunt around the Park for the other spooky items that we have put out for you!

This weekend we will be having a Halloween Party so bring along your fancy dress outfits and join in the fun and games. 

Also from 26th October you will see that Whitby Abbey is lit up in changing colours. You can pay an entrance fee to get into the Abbey and  have a look around the stalls and hear the stories that will be told.

We have made a start on decorating our Reception up with window stickers and wall art! Don't forget you can decorate your caravan up too for Halloween! What is your favourite decorations for Halloween? Do you like to dig out your fancy dress costumes and go out trick or treating? I much prefer to get treats than giving our tricks!! 

Do you know where this is? Why not have a look around the Park looking for all our Halloween decorations? You never know we may add more spooky items each day so you will have to keep your eyes peeled!! 

In Whitby this coming week there is the International Film Festival which will show a whole range of horror movies! So if horror movies are your thing then head on down and catch a film! I'm sure there will be lots to choose from!. 

We all look forward to seeing you all this Half Term week! 

Don't forget if you do get dressed up for the weekend for Halloween, come and see us in Reception to show off your costumes! 

See you all soon!!



Spooky occurrences at Whitby Abbey...............


If you are staying with us over the Half Term and Halloween weekend, and have yet not decided what you are going to do to entertain the kids, then why not have a wander down to Whitby Abbey.  Over the half term they have some spectacular events taking place, for both adults and children!

From Saturday 22nd October through until Sunday 30th October there will be frighteningly fun and ghoulish activities going on around the Abbey grounds.

There will be everything from a spooky trail around the grounds to scary storytelling.

All activities are suitable for everyone.  Big kids and small kids too!

Fancy dress is encouraged for everyone.

Make sure you have a wander down as the Abbey provides the perfect setting for this fiendish holiday period

Prices for Entry are as follows:

Adult - £7.10
Child - 5-15yrs £4.20
Concession - £6.40
Family - £18.40

English Heritage Member - FREE

If that doesn't tickle your fancy, then why not visit the Abbey at Night, when they have special illuminations on over Halloween weekend!

From Wednesday 26th October through until Saturday 29th October, between 6pm and 9.30pm, the Abbey will be lit up in varying colours or all to see!

It is the biggest event that Whitby Abbey has on throughout the year, and the organisers are promising to be bigger and better than 2015!!

Throughout the event you can explore the Gothic splendour through a changing light display, whilst story telling, fancy dress wearing characters draw you in to the dark side of the Abbey's past.  There will be plenty of ghoulish tales covering grave robbing to witch trials.

If you think you know the Tale of Dracula, then guess again.  Each night there is a special performance, taking you through the grounds as the story unravels.


6.15pm and 7.15pm

Whitby's Myths and Legends- Tales of Whitby Folklore, including the famous Hand of Glory

The Resurrection Man - Join Burke and Hare Associates, and remember.......the fresher the body, the higher the price!!

6.45pm and 7.45pm

Victorian Ghost Hunting - meet the Victorian Ghost Hunter and hear his true tales of the Supernatural realm.

Meet the Undertaker - low life expectancy and high morality rates........find out about death the Victorian way!


Dracula - think you know Dracula?? Join the performers as they bring the famous story to life.

There will be plenty of stalls all around the grounds selling hot drinks, fine foods and souvenirs.

English Heritage will also be having a stall inside the visitor centre where you can taste some of their scrummy goods they have to offer!!

Prices for Entry:

Member - Adult £2.20
                  Child £1.40
                  Concession £2.00
                  Family £5.80

Non Members - Adult £9.00
                           Child £5.40
                           Concession £8.00
                           Family £23.40

If you pre-book tickets online for this event, you will save 10%!!

If you are staying in Whitby over this week/ weekend, then make sure you go along and visit the Abbey whilst these events are on!!  It is an absolutely amazing site and the colours add a lot of atmosphere to an already atmospheric place!!

If you do go, we would love to see any pictures you take of this amazing event!

Blog done by Kayleigh

Ideas for loved ones.......

Why visit Whitby?

Are you struggling with what to buy your loved ones for Christmas? 

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Well here's an idea!
Why not treat them to a relaxing break away at Whitby Holiday Park, we are a cliff top location situated on the East side of Whitby, we have fantastic sea views, the Cleveland Walk runs through our site and can lead you all the way to Robin Hoods Bay or to Whitby town, it is a short walk of 1.1 miles into the Whitby town and 6 miles to Robin Hoods Bay. 
Whilst you are staying at our park you will find lots of things to do for entertainment in the town and surrounding areas (* see below). You have got the option of hiring one of our static vans or staying on our touring field in your own vehicle, if you really want to push the boat out, why not hire one of our platinum vans, they offer en suite bathroom off the double bedroom, TV in the double bedroom, walkway decking and sea views, it is like home from home, visit our website for more information and booking option - whitbypark.co.uk or alternatively give the office a call on 01947 602664

On site we have the following: 

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  • family club that offers a kids club and evening entertainment with our resident entertainer 
  • small amusements arcade with a pool table
  • recently refurbished children's play park
  • mini market 
  • cafe
  • launderette
  • pot washing area
  • male and female shower/toilet blocks that are cleaned throughout the day to a very high standard - a small refundable cash deposit of £10.00 is required to get a key to access these facilities
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There are many things to do in Whitby and it's surrounding areas,why not visit: 

  • Captain Cooks Museum - www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk/
  • Falling Foss - www.fallingfossteagarden.co.uk/
  • Whitby Abbey - www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/
  • Goathland - Heartbeat Country - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goathland
  • Mini Monsters - www.minimonsterz.co.uk
  • Flamingo Land - www.flamingoland.co.uk
  • Alpamare Water Park - www.alpamare.co.uk


pumpkin carving ideas for all!!

Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Everyone!! 

As it is nearly that time of year again I thought I would share some pumpkin carving ideas with you, which you can do with Halloween just being around the corner!! 

As I am not the most artistic person I can't produce anything spectacular!! But if you love carving pumpkins at Halloween for your children or grandchildren then the following ideas may come in handy for you! 

Opposite is the original and classic ghost shape. To me he looks like something off Ghostbusters! 

One of my favourite films to watch is The Nightmare Before Christmas so this would make a great carving picture just like the one opposite. 

Other great ideas for your pumpkin carving activity are:

  • witch
  • howling wolf
  • cat
  • tinkerbell
  • cauldron
  • scary faces
  • minions
  • frankenstein
  • spiders and webs
  • skeletons
  • mummies.

The options are endless and you can make it as intricate or as plain as you like, but they all have the same spooky feel to them!!                                                                                                            
You can also carve swedes up just in the same way as the pumpkins - this is what we used to do as children! 

If you are bringing the children away and staying with us over the Halloween weekend then why not bring your pumpkins with you and make an afternoon activity of it. You could also make some toffee apples or coat apples in chocolate and sprinkles for a twist to the original toffee apple! 

I found a few websites that do have printable templates that you can use to get the general idea of where to carve. They are:

  • www.pumpkinlady.com
  • pinterest
  • www.partydelights.co.uk
  • www.goodtoknow.co.uk
or just google: pumpkin carving ideas!! 

So once you have carved your pumpkins and made your toffee apples, why not have a halloween tea party for the kids! Dont forget to serve up severed fingers in buns (hotdogs and tomato sauce in buns!!) as well as the gunge cakes (green butter icing on top of cakes!!)

Then it will be time for donning the costumes and going trick or treating!! Or if you are staying with us come along to the Family Club for an evening of entertainment with Charlie!