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Have you ever fancied a holiday in a static caravan but have put it off because you are unsure of what to expect? You are probably not alone so here is a little overview of what to expect...

  • Firstly I should point out that all our Holiday Homes have double glazing and central heating so they are totally cosy no matter what time of year you take your holiday. They all have fitted bathrooms with a shower and fitted kitchens with fridge freezer, cooker and microwave. 
  • We have a selection of Holiday Homes to suit everyone's needs...  
    • Platinum caravans:  We have both 6 berth and 4 berth platinum caravans available and these all have decking on them for that little bit of extra outside space. Providing some of the luxuries associated with home, the Platinum range provides gas central heating, double glazing, a flat screen TV/DVD in the lounge and master bedroom and an i-pod docking station. Fully equipped kitchen with contemporary fittings and appliances. Two bedroom caravans have a double and a twin room, shower and toilet, whilst three bedroom caravans have a double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, a shower and toilet and additional separate WC. 

    • Gold caravans We have 8 berth, 6 berth and 4 berth Gold caravans for hire. Clean contemporary interiors with elegant features and home from home comforts make the Gold caravans at Whitby Holiday Park a pleasure to holiday in. Each has a double bedroom, one or two twin bedrooms, double glazing, central heating, flat screen TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen and well- designed shower room.

    • Pet friendly With all the comfort and luxury of the other accommodation at our park, the Pet Friendly two bedroom caravans have double glazing, central heating and flat screen TV/DVD. With a choice of ten or twelve foot wide models, holiday homes can often offer a degree of flexibility when meeting customer requirements. Guests are welcome to bring one pet, with possibly a second at the Manager's discretion. The staff at Whitby Holiday Park are happy to be contacted directly to discuss with guests the specific needs and requirements of individual pets and their owners.

    • Access plus Our Access Plus caravan has a ramp up to the decking to allow for easier access for wheelchairs, pushchairs & prams. Having the same comfort and elegance as a Gold caravan our access plus caravan has the added space that some people might need for wheelchair access and for families with young children to have that extra bit of room.
As well as having a wide selection of caravans for you to choose from, Whitby Holiday Park also offers a great deal more than just accommodation. We are very child and pet friendly allowing the whole family to come along on holiday and make special memories together. 

For the children we have an excellent park for them to play in to their hearts content. We also have the beach on our doorstep where the children will just love rock pooling or fossil finding! What a great adventure! 

The dogs are allowed on the beach all year round so they can have a great time splashing in the sea as most dogs love to do. When they are all sandy and salty from the beach they can have a refreshing wash in our special dog shower before getting all cosy again in your caravan.

Even though all our static caravans come with a fully equipped kitchen you may not want to spend every night cooking your dinner. Well you don't need to because we have a cafe on site which is open all day from morning to evening, so whichever meal you decide not to cook yourself (breakfast, lunch, evening meal) you can get at the cafe.

In our newly refurbished Galleon Bar you can enjoy a nice relaxing drink with your friends or family, or if you fancy a bit of fun why not join in with the many games we have going on e.g. bingo / deal or no deal / pig racing nights... and many more games to entertain and delight all ages.

As you can see a caravan holiday can have a lot to offer so I hope I've managed to convince you to give it a go. I'm positive you won't be disappointed!!

Book today by visiting www.whitbypark.co.uk or speak to our friendly team on  01947 602664  


The Importance of Bees

The Importance of Bees

Why are bees important?

Bees are very important to the planets ecosystem as they play a vital role in sustaining it, and they pollinate a 3rd of everything we eat.
Around 400 different types of plants need bees and other insects to pollinate them as it increases their yields and quality.
Bees play a very important contribution to ecosystems around the world, for example, the seeds, fruits and berries consumed by birds and small mammals are all from plants pollinated by bees.

How do Bees Pollinate?
A bee carrying Pollen

A bee covers itself in pollen from the male part of the flower - the stamen, they carry it to the next flower and deposit the grains on the female part of this flower - the stigma
The bee does tend to visit the same plants when they are in flower, therefore, the plants do not cross-pollinate.

Why are bees in danger of extinction?

Most people have heard about colony collapse disorder, which happened in 2007 in the US and killed off a third of all honeybee colonies.Although it is not fully understood, it is believed to have been caused by a combination of parasites, pesticides, viruses and poor nutrition, sadly 40% of colonies are still dying each year in the US.

During winter the UK has honeybee losses, ranging between 10% and 33%, this data has been collected through annual surveys which started 8 years ago. During Spring and Summer when wintry weather confine the bees to the hive, bees become weak and are easy prey for the parasitic varroa mite to spread viruses that will kill off its host.

The future of wild bumblebees and solitary bees is alarmingly uncertain compared to the future of honeybees, as beekeepers are able to restock their hives each year.

Wild bees depend on their natural habitat to nest and explore, it is sadly rapidly disappearing due to modern farming practices and the ever increasing urbanisation.
97% of wildflower meadows in the UK have vanished since 1945, during this time 2 bumblebee species have actually become extinct and there are only 8 species commonly found out of the 24 left.
According to the IUCN, a quarter of the world's 250 bumblebee species are thought to be facing a risk of extinction.

John Muir, a leading voice of the conservation movement once quoted "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."this quote does sum up the importance of bees to the human race.....we harm at our peril.

What can we do?

The David Bellamy Scheme is thinking ahead and are putting forward planning in place as to what to do to enhance biodiversity. The forethought and dedication from the scheme is coming through loud and clear in the reports being received from the assessors when they visit parks that are involved in the scheme, the reports are on the work being done at these parks.
The parks involved are partnering up with their local Wildlife Trusts to look after the important Sites of Special Scientific Interest that lie within or near their boundaries. the parks involved are laying down new hedges, they are also putting new wildflower meadows on their premises and are installing bird, bat and other nesting boxes.

Our company - Coastdale Parks, is a proud member of the David Bellamy Scheme.

At Whitby Holiday park we have several flower beds with flowers planted in them that attract bees, we also have a number of bug hotels, this is to encourage a natural habitat which will help towards sustaining our planets eco system through pollination.
Planning to help bees is another piece of forward thinking that unites all David Bellamy parks.
Bees of all kinds will be out and about feeding as the late summer approaches, this is the time of year when bees find it more difficult to find the nectar they need, therefore it is important for flower beds to be blooming with bee-friendly flowers.
To find out which flowers are bee-friendly please visit the Bumblebee Conservation Trust 
https://bumblebeeconservation.org This online tool will help you to discover which are the correct 
flowers, it will also recommend other flowers you could plant to help things get buzzing!



Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally starts Friday 4th August till Sunday 6th August

Opening times are:   Friday - 10am to 5pm
                                   Saturday - 10am to 11pm
                                   Sunday - 10am to 5pm

Admission is Available online prior to event:
Early Bird: Adult £6, Over 65s £5, Under 16s £3, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Under 16s) £15
Advance: Adult £8, Over 65s £7, Under 16s £4, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Under 16s) £20
Available On the Day:
Adult £10, Over 65s £8, Under 16s £5, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Under 16s) £25

It is being held in Abbey Fields, Hawsker Lane, at the top of Green Lane near Whitby Abbey.

Along with all the vintage engines on display there will also be many other attractions including:

  • Adrenaline tour featuring Jason Smyth - this is a motorcycle and quad street style stunt show, it will feature Quad Freestyle Jumps, jumping over 70ft whilst catching items held 30ft in the air
  • Ridgeside Falconry
  • Ridgeside Lurcher Racing Team
  • Crazy Bears - The 6 bears will be entertaining the audience at various times throughout the weekend
  • Steam fair attractions - includes: Tractor Pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Stationary Engines and Vintage Commercials.
  • Trade Stands
  • Craft and fine food Marquee
  • Autojumble
  • Old Time and Modern Funfair
  • Spectacular Firework Display - Saturday evening

The weekend is packed full of entertainment to please all ages, it is a family event offering non-stop Arena Entertainment with catering and a licensed bar.