Spend the afternoon at Whitby’s sweeping Blue Flag beach and bask in the golden sands perfect for little ones to build sandcastles whilst taking in stunning views of the Yorkshire coastline. See what sea creatures and hidden treasures you can uncover in the rock pools. Complete your family outing with an ice cream and a donkey ride on the beach. There is so much fun to be had beside the seaside.
Whitby’s Whaling history dates back to the 18th century where the Whaling boom completely transformed the fortunes of the town. Located on the West Pier, you’ll find the whale bone arch – one of the most famous sights in the town commemorating the fascinating heritage. The huge jawbones are superb sight towering over the harbour. Whitby continues to still be the best place on the Yorkshire Coast to spot whales, take a trip on one of the whale watching boat tours to see these beautiful creatures in the open water.
Follow in the footsteps of Captain James Cook and inspire the younger generation with his incredible explorations around the globe on HM Bark Endeavour. Visiting The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is a great way for all the family to learn about Captain Cook’s fascinating adventures around the globe. Check out the free explorer’s guide for children available from the Memorial Museum.