Whitby 2019



2019 Events in Whitby

Now that this season has come to an end many of you are already thinking about booking your holidays for next year. To help you decide on some dates to visit Whitby I am going to give you a list of upcoming events in the area that we know about for 2019. Some of these events prove very popular and our accommodation and touring pitches do fill up extremely fast, so if there are any dates you would like to come and stay with us, then I would recommend you don’t leave it too long before booking.

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March

Saturday 9th

Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour at Whitby Pavilion

Jason Donovan is extending hi Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series of dates. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before.


Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I'm A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.


Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other! 





Wed 27th 
Psychic Sally 
 10 Year Anniversary Tour at Whitby Pavilion

World-renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award-winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10-year anniversary show. 



Sally is one of the UK’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years. Sally’s jaw-dropping show has attracted amazing reviews from theatregoers and psychic fans.


The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; The 10 year anniversary tour showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best-loved medium.

Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side’.





April

Friday 12th - Sunday 14th
Spring Goth Weekend


WGW is held twice a year in Whitby with this being the first one. It began being held twice a year in 1997 and it is now one of the largest Goth events in the world. It attracts visitors from all over the UK and the world.

Most of the events are held at Whitby's Spa Pavilion. There are other venues used throughout the town but “The Spa” is the main location. 

The festival is open to any one of any age.  The event has been good for the economy of Whitby, no doubt leading to the warm welcome to the WGW each year. For restaurants, bars, hotels and other businesses in the area, the festival generates about 1.1 million pounds. 


Friday 19th - Monday 22nd
Easter


Always a very popular time to take a holiday as a lot of people have it as their first break of the year after Winter.




Friday 26th & Saturday 27th
Tomorrow's Ghosts Gothic Festival



Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival is a celebration of all things Gothic whilst embracing a wide range of alternative culture. The Festival aims to host both established and up and coming bands to reflect the diversity of the goth and alternative music scene as well as diversifying into film, art and spoken word.



Tomorrow’s Ghosts aims to be an inclusive event where everyone is welcome. They are committed to supporting charities through the event as well as supporting other events across the town which all contribute to the experience of visiting Whitby for the Biannual Goth Festival. 



May

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th
Fish & Chip Festival


What did sailors eat on long voyages? How was food prepared in rough weather when the stove could not be lit, and was it all as horrible as popular legend suggests? Sailors certainly had to eat salt beef, ships biscuits (and weevils too!) but there was much more. Cook had an unrivalled reputation for feeding his men well and keeping them healthy.


This exhibition explores food on Cook's voyages: what stores were taken, how food was preserved, how it was served, and what extra food was caught or gathered during the long voyage. There are many surprises. Imagine Cook using fine china at his table for his fellow officers and distinguished guests! Imagine the young explorer, Joseph Banks, equipping himself for expeditions on land and sea with a portable cooking apparatus, including a travelling pepper pot and nutmeg grater!


With the help of generous loans from Skaill House, Orkney, the Royal Geographical Society, London, and several regional museums, the exhibition opens an unexpected window on eating and food in the 18th century. The 'Fish & Ships' programme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.




July


Friday 5th - Sunday 7th
Northern Soul Weekend

Located in the Spa Pavilion on West Cliff this event offers you daytime sessions plus Soul nights spread over three days featuring the best in Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North's best loved DJ's


There are two huge rooms, offering Northern Soul Classics and Motown favourites on a superb dance floor.




Saturday 13th
 Lime Lizzy (Thin Lizzy Tribute Act)



Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.



Attention to detail and charismatic audience interaction have led to their performances being described as “beyond tribute”, by both audiences and critics alike. Throw in a stunning replica of the famous Lizzy mirrored, LED-lit backdrop, huge hung banners with the image of the man himself, Phil Lynott, and pyro explosions galore and you could be witnessing ‘Live & Dangerous’ before your very eyes!

Expect the usual razzamatazz and classic tracks such as ‘The Boys are Back in Town’, ’Whiskey In The Jar’ and many others we’ve come to expect from one of the most highly rated acts on the circuit



August

Saturday 10th - Monday 12th
Whitby Regatta


The Whitby Regatta  presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.
With over one hundred and seventy years of aquatic competition and entertainment the Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.



Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd
Folk Festival



There is a series of extra special events for you in 2019. Come along to experience several unique and spellbinding events.



Choose from over 300 concerts over seven days spread across 50 venues. There will be over 100 fantastic concert artists ready to entertain you.


Try your hand at anything from Melodeon to Medieval Dance, Banjo to Border, or join the Festival Orchestra. 
Perform your new found skills at the Workshop Showcase in the main venue, the Spa Pavilion.


For the youngsters there is a ‘Kids club’ with Ray & Bev Langton o
r you could watch your children transform a folk tale into a piece of drama at the ‘Children in Performance’ club.

Whitby Folk Week is great fun for youths and teenagers. For 2019 there is a Yoof Club with Bryony & Will (working with dance teams and artists), a 3-day ceilidh band workshop for teenagers, and a special youth ceilidh with Polkaworks.

There will be some of the best traditional dance teams performing around Whitby every afternoon. There’s also a chance to see all the teams perform in the Sunday Dance Extravaganza in the Spa Pavilion, and plenty of opportunities to learn from them through a series of workshops throughout the week.


During the week, Whitby’s best pubs and clubs are jam packed with music sessions and singarounds of all genres.






Wednesday 21st
Egton Agricultural Show


Egton is one of the largest village shows in the country run by a band of voluntary helpers.  The showground is open from 8:30am with the first judging in the main ring at 8:45am through to 5pm. 



From the A171 Whitby to Guisborough Road, take the turning for Egton. Arriva will be running a bus, which leaves Langbourne Road, Whitby at 9.30, is at Aislaby at 9.39 and arrives at Egton 9.50. This is repeated every hour until 17.30. Buses back from Showfield are at 9.55 then every hour until 17.55 (back in Whitby at 15 mins past the hour.)


September

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th
Pirate Festival

Please note this date is provisional.
A weekend full of fun, live music, kids entertainment and swashbuckling all in aid of the RNLI. Dust off your eye-patches and head to Whitby for a few days of swashbuckling fun for all the family.


10am-6pm: All ages

There will be live music, pirate themed activities; games, treasure hunting, face-paints, craft tent, appearances from some familiar kids characters, best dressed pirate and more.


7.30pm-Late: 18+

After a long day skirmishing and plundering there is chance to enjoy some grub and grog; The evening will see the first Buccaneers banquet followed by the Smugglers Ball.




October

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th
Musicport


Now it’s 19th year Musicport has an international reputation for the quality and diversity of the artists it books for what is one of the most intimate, friendly and trouble-free events in the most stunning of settings perched above the beach . All indoors, with 6 stages in one venue and over 50 acts. Being in the half term the festival is very family-friendly and the festival goes on tour to the local villages on the Monday to Friday following the main event. 

Acts previously booked include Buena Vista Social Club, Richard Hawley, Mahotella Queens, Lemn Sissay, Idlewild, Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch, Rachid Taha, Toumani Diabate, The Levellers, Misty In Roots, Courtney Pine, Richard Hawley, Hugh Masekela, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Chumbawamba, Mory Kante, Los De Abajo, Arthur Brown & The Blockheads.


Friday 25th - Sunday 27th
Autumn Goth Weekend

The timing of this Goth Weekend usually coincides with the Illuminated Abbey  which they have every year in October. This weekend is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike, and the diversity of costumes you will see as you wander through the quaint cobbled streets will amaze you.  If you have never been before you will be delighted with everything this weekend brings. 


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I'm sure there are many other events in Whitby that I haven't mentioned yet but if you keep an eye on our Facebook page then I will post updates as these events release their dates. There are usually a couple of 60's weekends, Steam Punk weekends and many other events to look out for.


Sue
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WGW October 2018


Whitby Goth Weekend

The first meeting of a group of pen-pals has now turned into a twice annual event for the town of Whitby, know as the Whitby Goth Weekend. In 1994, a group of about 40 pen-pals decided to gather together after meeting through the pages of NME magazine (New Musical Express). The meet-up was organised by Jo Hampshire and quickly became known as a musical event.

Whitby was first chosen because of its ties to Dracula. Bram Stoker included Whitby in his novel about the vampire. There are several references to the town within his book, including the description of the ruins of Whitby Abbey. It is said that Stoker discovered the name Dracula when he checked a book out of the library in Whitby while on vacation here.



Though the ties to the book may have prompted the festival to be formed here, Whitby was also chosen for its understanding and warm reception to event goers. 


The festival was originally organised to provide musical entertainment for Goths. It has since evolved into a festival celebrating the Goth and other alternative lifestyles. Goths generally dress in black clothing, with dark hair and make-up featuring dark eyeliners, lips, nail polish and sometimes, a white face. However, this style is not limited and there are so many different variations with the diverse characters who attend. As you walk around the town you will delight in the costumes and effort people put into them. It really is a sight to behold!!


WGW is now held twice a year in Whitby. It began being held twice a year in 1997 and it is now one of the largest Goth events in the world. It attracts visitors from all over the UK and the world.

Most of the events are held at Whitby's Spa Pavillion. There are other venues used throughout the town but “The Spa” is the main location. 


The festival is open to any one of any age.  The event has been good for the economy of Whitby, no doubt leading to the warm welcome to the WGW each year. For restaurants, bars, hotels and other businesses in the area, the festival generates about 1.1 million pounds. 


From its humble beginnings to the world’s largest Goth event, Whitby Goth Weekend only seems to be getting larger and more popular. 

The timing of the Goth Weekend also coincides with the Illuminated Abbey. This event runs from 25th - 31st October and proves very popular with tourists and locals alike. It is definitely worth a visit if you are staying here. In fact you will be able to see it from the park too.


For anyone who has already booked to stay with us you are in for a great weekend. If you haven't managed to book yet then we do still have a couple of our Holiday Homes left to hire for the full weekend. 

For our touring customers even though we are fully booked for the Friday and Saturday you could still come from Sunday 28th and enjoy the end of the Goth weekend and also still see the illuminated Abbey as it runs until the 31st.

Why not give us a call today to see what we can do for you? Call us on 01947 602664 and give yourselves a treat. The season is almost over so this could be your last break of the year before Christmas.

Sue
Reception

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The Holiday Season Continues


The Holiday Season 


The main Summer holidays may be over but our season here at Whitby Holiday Park still continues until the end of October.

It has been an amazing Summer in Whitby this year. We have had several weeks of glorious sunshine and have been extremely busy here on the park making sure all our happy holiday makers have been enjoying themselves. 



Our season continues until the end of October and we are still taking bookings all the time for the remaining dates. 

There is still plenty going on in Whitby during September & October... there is the Rock, Rhythm & Blues festival, the 60's weekend, the Illuminated Abbey which takes place every year around Halloween, and of course there is famous the bi annual Goth Weekend at the end of October.
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We currently have a 5 nights for the price of 3 offer on for our touring customers and this offer runs between the 30th September and 25th October.

If you would like to take this offer up then please ring us to make your booking and state this offer at the time of booking.

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Whitby is a very quaint seaside town with plenty to entertain family members of all ages. It is steeped in History with connections to Captain Cook, Bram Stoker and Lewis Carroll to name just a few.


  • If you like the Bram Stoker connection there is a Dracula trail you can follow which takes in many of the landmarks that form the setting for the Dracula novel. There is also the Dracula experience in Whitby along the quayside.

  • Lewis Carroll is another famous author who stayed at Whitby on several occasions. There is a blue plaque dedicated to him somewhere in Whitby. Can you find it? If you walk around Whitby you will find loads more blue plaques too. How many will you find? 




  • Captain Cook lived in Whitby and the house he lived in is now the Captain Cook museum in Whitby on Grape Lane. You will see his statue up on West Cliff near the Whale bones arch where he watches over the town. There is also now an Endeavour ship replica moored at the harbour where you can currently get a drink and will eventually be a restaurant too. The original Endeavour that Captain Cook sailed in was built at Whitby.



As well as all the wonderful history Whitby has to offer there is also plenty of other things to keep the family entertained. The children will love playing in Pannett Park or spending hours playing on the beach or even fossil hunting. If it's raining Whitby has some amusement arcades down near the pier. You can't beat having a go on the 2p slot machines (it brings out the big kid in everyone 😃).

There are walks galore in the surrounding areas and the other little bays are all worth a day visit to.

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If you were thinking of staying in one of our static caravans but think it might be a bit cold then don't worry as all of our statics have central heating and double glazing to keep you cosy and warm no matter what the weather is doing outside.

With a choice of Platinum, Gold and Pet Friendly caravans and a choice of Friday to Monday, Monday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday breaks to choose from there is something suitable for everyone to come and enjoy a break with us. To check availability and price just simply give us a call on 01947 602664 and one of our lovely team will be happy to help you.


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On the park we have everything you could need to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. We have a very well stocked shop selling items at a very reasonable price, a cafe serving delicious home cooked meals (and great coffee!), the Galleon Bar with cinema room and games room, a laundry room which also has a book exchange (bring in the book you've finished and grab yourself another one from the shelf). There are also toilet and shower facilities (including disabled access toilet & shower) and a pot washing room for our touring customers.

All our static holiday homes are self contained with kitchen, toilet and shower but all our customers are welcome to use the laundry facilities on site too if you need to.



(picture taken by Darren Mellor whilst staying with us)

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So I would like to thank all our customers this year for making it a wonderful Summer and I hope everyone enjoyed their time with us. For anyone who is yet to have their holiday with us we all look forward to welcoming you. If you haven't already booked then we are waiting to take your calls to help find you the best accommodation / touring pitch for your requirements.


Call us on 01947 602664 
email us at info@whitbyholidaypark.co.uk  
check out our web site www.whitbypark.co.uk


See you all soon

Sue
Reception










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2019 MODEL HOLIDAY HOMES FOR SALE!!

2019 MODEL HOLIDAY HOMES FOR SALE AT WHITBY HOLIDAY PARK 


Have you been thinking of buying your own little getaway place to head too on a weekend?
Are you thinking of something modern with all the comforts of home?
How about a retreat near the sea to while away the hours watching the boats sail by?
Looking for somewhere for the whole family to enjoy as well as your pets?

Does all of these things sound familiar?

Here at Whitby Holiday Park we pride ourselves on being a family owned park and having a great location! 

As we are located along the Cleveland Way, and the path runs right through the park, we have the advantage of a lovely scenic walk from the park and into Whitby. This path skirts around the edge of the famous Whitby Abbey and lands you near St Mary's Church where the 199 steps lead you down into the old part of Whitby. It also shows Whitby off with some spectacular views as you descend down the steps, taking in the harbour, piers and the west side of the town. 

There is no need to leave park if you are wanting a lazy day, as we have lots of facilities on park for you to enjoy! We have the Galleon Bar which is open daily with a cinema room showing newly released films, a hub room with ipads and xbox to entertain the kids! We have a cafe on park, so if you don't fancy cooking then you can head down to see Jo and taste some delicious food from her menu! We also have a well stock shop, and if there is something you would like in particular Michael will do his best to get it form you for the following day! 

Not to leave our furry friends out we have a dog shower, which has become extremely popular with pet owners (not so much the pets who have to get a wash!!) as this saves any sand or mud being taken back into your holiday home! Pets are also welcome in the Galleon Bar and Cafe, so they don't have to miss out on all the fun!! 

So now you know a little about what we have to offer as a Park and our location, lets have a look inside one of the holiday homes for sale!

With the Willerby Linwood the open kitchen leading to the lounge area offers a fresh and modern feel to the home. 

With a spacious layout, there is plenty of space for the whole family to relax in comfort and style. 

In the Linwood you will find beautiful spotlighting throughout - showing this stunning holiday home off in it's best light, taking what a first holiday home can offer to a whole new level. 

In the master bedroom there is a full length mirror, so you can make sure you look fabulous before you venture out for the day or evening!!


With wrap around seating in the lounge there is enough seating for everyone to sit comfortably for those evenings in front of the TV, or to spread out if there are only the two of you! 

In the kitchen you have the luxury of having an integrated microwave and fridge/freezer, saving on work surfaces for when preparing meals or snacks! 

We have a selection of pitches vacant to chose from on park, so you can have first pick of the pitches!  

 Having a 10.5 month season you will be able to get to see first hand the different seasons - spring with the daffodils, summer with the nice warm breeze and the sunshine, autumn with the changing colour of leaves and blackberries growing through to winter and walks you can do while all wrapped up nice and warm with the thought of arriving back at your holiday home to cosy up for the night with some nice warming food and a drink or two! 

We have other new holiday homes for sale on park, and we also have the option of ordering a holiday home for you if there is a particular model you really want! 

Come and visit us so you can see for yourself what a great place this is to own your own place to escape too! We have friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions you may have and to show you around our park.  







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Family Holidays Stress Free




Going on holiday is never easy, particularly when you have children and pets to think about too.  Staycations are becoming more and more popular as there is less hassle and you can take the whole family with you too – even the dog!!  

If you are going to holiday at home, then there is only one place for you to go........and that's to the Seaside!!  Every holiday should be spent within close proximity to the beach.  Whether you are young, or old, everyone likes a beach holiday.  Okay, so the weather may not be the same as in Spain or the Canaries, but who wants to spend 4 hours stuck on a plane and in the airport, only to be delayed for several hours??  No, I didn't think you would!


One of the best things about living in Britain is that you are never too far away from the seaside.  All you need to do is just jump in the car and within a couple of hours you are there!  Okay, so it may take a little longer if you are towing a caravan, but there's nothing better than being the first one to be able to spot the sea!

The hardest part is choosing where you want to go.  Do you go North, South, East or West!?  Well how about the North East Coast.  Nothing beats a holiday along the North East Coastline (and yes I am biased as I do live here!)  But once you have paid this part of the Coast a visit, you will never want to go anywhere else!!  



Whitby is one of the best places along the North East Coast to come for a family holiday as it caters for everyone young and old alike!  People from all over the country, (and other countries too), come to visit this picturesque seaside town, and some (like myself) end up never leaving!

There are plenty of walks along the beautiful coastline to other amazing seaside villages, all of which have amazing stories to tell and are worth a day trip to see.

This part of the coastline is also known as the Jurassic Coast and is the ideal place to come fossil hunting!  We here at Whitby Holiday Park are situated in an area known as Saltwick Bay which is well known for fossils.  We have direct access to the beach where people spend hours hunting for fossils.  But be warned, keep an eye on that tide, as once it starts to come in, it comes in fast!  Just a short 6 and a half mile walk along the Cleveland Way footpath, which runs along the cliffs, is the very popular fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay.  With its cobbled streets and quaint little shops this is another beautiful village that you must see whilst here. I like to walk there and then catch the bus back
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One of the best things about having a staycation is that once you have arrived, all you need to do is unpack and relax!  If you are lucky enough to be staying with us here at Whitby Holiday Park then why not unwind and relax with a nice cold pint in our Galleon Bar.  We also have a cinema room where you can relax with a family film for a couple of hours.  And don't worry about having to leave your beloved four legged friend stuck in the caravan as we allow dogs in The Galleon Bar too! 


Our static caravans that we hire out are like a home away from home.  Most of them come with a double room, a twin room and a pull out bed in the lounge.  They all have a bathroom which has a shower, sink and toilet so the only thing you need to worry about is who is going to use it first!  They all have their own kitchen facilities too, so if you decide that you want to cook, you can do. If not, we have our very own cafe on site which does take away!  We do also provide all of our static caravans with their own TV which comes with Freesat and a DVD player, perfect for those cosy nights in!  We even have specific caravans where you can bring your beloved four legged friend with you on holiday too!  We even provide a bowl, blanket, and a few little treats for them to make them feel at home too 🐶

As well as having The Galleon Bar on site, we also have a cafe and well stocked shop on site too, which provides most essentials for a caravan holiday.  So if you really don't want to go anywhere, you don't have too as everything is provided for you.

We really are the perfect stress free holiday, and pretty much right on your doorstep!  We have stunning views of both the moors and sea, both of which are within easy access of the Park.

So when it comes to that time of year again when you are starting to plan your next holiday away, why not pick somewhere that little bit closer to home and stress free.




Sue
Reception


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