Whitby UK – Things to do in Whitby

Things to do in Whitby seems to be the most obvious question asked by those on holiday or a weekend break or even day trippers.  There are obviously lots of things to do in Whitby but it is just finding the right combination on the particular day.

For younger children probably the most popular pastime would be to play on Whitby beach or paddle in the sea.  Making sandcastles in the sand and finding shells on the sea shore, perhaps finding small creatures in the rockpools  or kicking a ball around is another option.  Slightly older children may find fishing on Kiddie’s Corner with handlines for small crabs or catching small fish more appealing.  There is the option of crazy golf both along the West Cliff or in the amusements along Pier Road.

Older children may enjoy the putting green, the interactive science centre, the skateboard area or even the leisure centre with the swimming pool, tennis courts, badminton courts etc.

Families with children of all ages could visit the Pannet Park Museum where there are amazing fossils, jet carvings, maritime memorabilia and a multitude of fascinating displays. Behind the museum there is a new playground with a maritime theme incorporating a huge hammock, swings, climbing frames, slides and a small climbing wall.  Another museum worth of note is the Captain Cook Museum on Grape Lane.

Whitby Abbey, of course, is  one of the must things to do in Whitby. This historic ruin alongside the Whitby Heritage Centre is well worth a visit.  There is now an interactive part within the centre which children will enjoy alongside their parents!  Quite nearby is the St. Mary’s Church which is a most unusual building housing a triple pulpit.

Along Pier Road there are the Amusement Arcades incorporating a play centre and a crazy golf course, not to mention a small bowling alley as well as the usual assortment of slot machines.  Nearby, in the warmer months, there are small roundabout rides and a ‘Crazy House’ near the Battery Parade.

The aforementioned are only a few suggestions of things to do in Whitby. The list is endless and varies with each particular age group and preference.



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