If you’re spending some or all of your May bank holiday in Whitby, great choice! There’s lots of exciting this happening around the town and local area, as well as all the usual seaside fun.
Watch a ‘spec-Dracula’ performance at Whitby Abbey
All weekend, you’ve got the opportunity to watch performances of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the ruins that inspired him at Whitby Abbey. You’ll never have seen Dracula like this before!
Geochaching Treasure Hunt
Head out on a treasure hunt around the town, looking for clues hidden in little boxes placed around the town. Use your GSP unit to track down the boxes along the 2 mile (ish) route at Ravenscar just a few miles up the coast. Better still – it’s only £5 per family with a refundable £20 deposit for your GPS kit.
The North York Moors Railway
There’s never a bad time to take a trip along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, but the bank holiday means there’s lots of great events happening along the line. Why not visit Levisham Station on your way through to Whitby and experience the Levisham Animal Roadshow?
Visit Whitby Pavilion
There’s always lots happening at the Whitby Pavilion. This weekend, there are lots of cinema screenings of Sherlock Gnomes (U), the Whitby Pavilion Darts Masters event, and dramatic thriller theatre performances of ‘Anagram of Murder’ to keep you entertained.
The Great North Folk Festival
Okay, this one isn’t technically in Whitby, but it’s nearby on the moors in Botton village and so good we didn’t think you’d want to miss out. Between Friday 25th and Monday 28th, there are great musical performers, traditional dances, workshops and demonstrations, a craft fair and plenty of delicious Yorkshire food and drink.
Explore the coast and moors during Walk Fest 2018
What could be finer than taking a guided walk along the Yorkshire coast or through the moors and soaking in the natural world? Walk Fest 2018 has lots of great walks, take a stroll through Captain Cook’s Younger Years to celebrate #Cook250, conquer part of the famous Cleveland Way, or learn more about our iron mining history in Esk Valley.
Whitby in the Time of Cook
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage so there’s lots going on to celebrate. Come and discover what Whitby would have been like as he knew it in the 18th Century and learn a little more about the history of the town in the Captain Cook Memorial Museum’s 2018 exhibit.
Of course, you’ll also need to eat this weekend! Make sure you take a look at all the great food places you can try around the town. We hope you have an amazing Whitby bank holiday adventure!