Following a site inspection of Whitby Showground unfortunately we have no option but to cancel Whitby War Weekend 2023 and the associated camping areas.
The showground area has been badly damaged from the Traction Engine Rally that took place a couple of weeks ago and was cancelled mid-event due to the ground conditions.
We have contacted the numerous re-enactment groups and supporting vehicle displays to inform them of the cancellation. In addition we have refunded ticket holders and all traders.
In regard to the public campers who have booked to stay on Whitby Showground; the showground in its current state is unusable. We are aware that some campers will have booked specifically for the war weekend, others will have booked specifically because of the Whitby location and others will have booked for a relaxing weekend away. We are also conscious that as it is August Bank Holiday Weekend a lot of other sites will be full at this stage. We have therefore made the decision to hire Scampston Hall (who we work closely with for several of our other events and have kindly offered their venue) to accommodate those campers who are still looking for a weekend away. The site will comprise of the same facilities: Electric hookup (if prebooked), Water Points, Toilets and Elsan Points. It will also feature a licensed bar marquee with evening entertainment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Catering units will also be present onsite. Inflatable Slides and Obstacle Course will feature for children (£3 for 10 mins, £6 for 1hr, £15 for a day wristband).
Scampston Hall is an excellent base from which to explore the landscapes and attractions of Yorkshire’s wolds, moors, and coastline; Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are all within easy reach. Nearby lies the market town of Pickering, home to the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway; an 18-mile line passing through breath-taking scenery.
Also, you can find Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum at Malton, Playdale Farm Park at Cayton, Piglets Adventure Farm near York, Flamingo Land Park & Zoo, Dalby Forest with Go Ape and its many walks and cycle tracks, North Yorkshire Water Park, Sea Life Centre Scarborough, Castle Howard, Sledmere House and Grounds, Wolds Way Lavender and the ancient city of York with its museums and many other attractions.
North Yorkshire is the largest county in England packed with two National Parks, charming market towns, quaint villages and of course one of the most spectacular coastlines in the country; all well worth visiting.
Please note if you have booked an electric pitch and transfer your booking to Scampston hall, this will be facilitated at this venue.
All public campers will receive an email today asking them if they want to transfer or receive a full refund.
Our focus is to try and ensure those still looking for a weekend away have an option to do so in this beautiful area of the country.
We would also like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, we have worked tirelessly to try to resolve things as best as possible in the circumstances.
New Venue: Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
Anyone that would like to book and currently doesn’t have a booking can do so below: