Day out in Whitby

A day out in Whitby is always a special treat.

The fishing village turned tourist town was a big part of my childhood. It was my mum’s favourite place to go when she fancied cheering her soul with some sea air. It combined her interests in history, walking and eating with Dad’s love of boats and the sea.

We headed for a day out in Whitby over the Easter break.

There is plentiful parking which is reasonably priced. That is always a great thing for putting a smile on Him Indoors’ face.

The sun was shining and Whitby was looking at its best.

Whitby boats

Loving the boat reflections!

We enjoyed checking out the various sights.


My youngest son is always happy to pose for a picture.


You are never short of somewhere to eat in Whitby and it is traditional to go and get fish and chips.

fish and chip box

Fancy a chip?

After the feast, we had a long walk enjoying the happy Bank Holiday atmosphere. We nipped in and out of shops where there is something for every budget. There are the traditional seaside shops where the children can pick up toys and games for pocket money prices. Whitby also boasts loads of stylish independent boutiques with something for just about every budget. For myself, I love exploring the charity shops too.

You can’t really go to Whitby and not take advantage of a boat trip.

Boat trip prices

So affordable and fun too!

Don’t miss out on exploring the back streets either where you can find some very interesting street names.

Loggerheads Yard

The mind boggles!

Can you tell we had a happy day out in Whitby?


As my younger two are determined to let you know, you only live once.

Tour de France bike


Have you had a day out in Whitby? What did you like best?

Packing my Suitcase


  1. mummyofboygirltwins April 14, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I loved this area when I was little. We went a few times. I haven’t been in adulthood however you’ve inspired me to visit! Lovely photo’s; the weather looks amazing 🙂 Jess x

  2. Baby Isabella April 16, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Great Post! We’ve never been to Whitby – isn’t it where all the witches and goths go…something to do with Bram Stokes?
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  3. Ting at My Travel Monkey February 25, 2016 / 10:50 am

    It sounds like the perfect family day, fish and chips and a boat ride – how good is the price? I haven’t been to Whitby in years! Would love to go back! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

  4. Sarah Stockley November 28, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Awww Whitby – I have never been to that neck of the woods. I’m a southern softy and have ventured north of the Thames very much since my grandparents died. They lived in Lincoln. I have friends who love Whitby (and I love fish n chips). Sarah #ExplorerKids

  5. Mandy November 28, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Aww Whitby has a very special place in my heart it was my mum’s favourite place and i’ve Some of my best memories visiting it. Looks like you and your family had a fab day and you’re right the best fish and chips!! Mandy xxx #explorerkids

  6. Laura November 29, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    It looks like a perfect family day trip! Would you recommend it also for toddlers?

  7. Jules ( November 29, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Such a beautiful seaside town. I have heard about it but have not visited myself yet, but we will for sure. #Explorerkids

  8. Louise November 29, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Oh I just love Whitby! We spend a week there this summer and just loved wandering and exploring. Great photos! Thank you for sharing #explorerkids

  9. Nicky @ GoLiveYoung November 29, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    A lovely day out in Whitby. What more could you want from a trip to the seaside..? #ExplorerKids

  10. Zenbabytravel November 29, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Loving the boat with hyacinth and wow, having a boy loving to pose! Congrats, quite an chievement, I really have to trick mine each time! #explorerkids

  11. Su {Ethan & Evelyn} December 4, 2017 / 10:32 am

    What a lovely day out! I do like to eat fish and chips at the seaside too. Yumm! We went to Whitby once 3 Summer ago. It was busy busy busy! But I do like the seaside, even though it was freezing! lol! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #ExplorerKids x

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