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- Clifftop pop-up site with views of the moors and sea in Whitby
- A short walk to Whitby's beach, boat trips, museums and steam railway
- Food vans and bar on hand during Whitby War Weekend 2019
War in Whitby? Panic not: this is Whitby War Weekend, from 24 to 26 August 2019, an immersive history event involving World War II Allied and Axis forces, battle re-enactments, firing displays, live entertainment, catering and a licensed bar.
More? History fans attending can also immerse themselves in Blacksmith demos, archery, axe throwing, vintage exhibits, market street, animal encounters, ferret racing, airsoft range, field kitchen cooking demos, vintage vehicles... and, new for 2019, a multi-period living history event. And don't forget the 1940s hairdos...
Guests at this fab pop-up site on the cliffs next to Whitby Abbey get free family entry (two adults and three kids) to the War Weekend. There are serviced toilet blocks on site as well as water taps, and even though there's a war on, a fleet of food vans and a licensed bar will be seeing to the sustenance side of things (no ration books required, either...).
For a break from the battles, take the famed 199 Steps stairway down into Whitby for beach walks, watersports, whale spotting boat cruises and tours of the Captain Cook Museum; for thrills with a chill, take a Dracula Experience guided walk around the Yorkshire town where Bram Stoker dreamt up his fang-toothed Count.
Or for a more calming experience, take a stroll through leafy Pannett Park, finishing up with fishing history and fine art in the museum and gallery.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
Whitby War Weekend (24-26 August 2019): This event involves battle re-enactments, which will include loud noises, bangs and explosions. Please do not bring any pets or other animals on to the site if you think they are likely to be in any way affected by these activities.
Please be aware there will be participants on both sides of the conflict for battle re-enactments. They will be in uniform, carrying arms and acting battle scenes.
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War Weekend primitive grass site (2 adults and 3 children)
Max. persons: 5 x
Campsite size: unlimited
Ground type: Grass
War weekend entry is included in the price.
This event involves battle re-enactments, which will include loud noises, bangs and explosions. Please do not bring any pets or other animals on to the site if you think they are likely to be in any way affected by these activities. Please be aware, there will be participants on both sides of the conflict for battle re-enactments. They will be in uniform, carrying arms and acting battle scenes.
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Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Convenience store nearby
Public transportation nearby
Very large (over 200 sites)
- Coach stations
Whitby: Bus Station Station Square
— 0.5 miles
0.5 miles Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Cloughton (N Yorks): High Street Coach Stop — 12.4 miles
- Train stations
Whitby Rail Station
— 0.5 miles
0.5 miles Ruswarp Rail Station — 1.5 miles
1.5 miles Sleights Rail Station — 3.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side
— 25.8 miles
25.8 miles Transporter Bridge South Side — 25.8 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 33.3 miles
While you're getting historical, don't forget the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, whose steam puffers chuff their way from Whitby through the cracking landscape down to Pickering (40 minutes' drive), no doubt with added wartime touches during the War Weekend.
Walkers can choose to hop off this fab heritage steam railway at the restored stations of Levisham or Newton Dale Halt (40 minutes and an hour from the site) for paths across the moors and there's more fine hiking turf around Goathland (25 minutes), whose station might seem familiar to Harry Potter fans...
For coastal paths, it's a quarter of an hour's drive to Robin Hood's Bay, or a couple of hours' breezy clifftop walk. You can follow the 109-mile Cleveland Way right down to Scarborough (half an hour by car) for a spot of Edwardian seaside grandeur, rides on the Luna Park funfair, walks round the ancient castle and assorted shark/dolphin/sting ray interactions at the SEA LIFE sanctuary.
There are more rides and thrills to be found at Flamingo Land, along with a small zoo and for treetop walks and zipwires, Go Ape! Dalby is on hand, on the edge of the walking and nature-spotting opportunities of Dalby Forest Park (both 45 minutes).
- Whitby Abbey (0.2 miles)
- The Moors National Park Centre (11.8 miles)
- Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (15.1 miles)
- Yorkshire Coast (7.6 miles)
- Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping (13.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||Anytime|
Whitby Showground cancelation policy
No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Whitby Showground will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted at the parkVisa