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Bringing you news, announcements and events from Crows Nest Caravan Park and around and about on the Yorkshire Coast.

With guest blogs coming from attractions in the area, members of staff and you - our visitors.

Would you like to write an article about your experiences in the Scarborough and Filey area? Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

East Riding Leisure

Our Best Local Swimming Pools - 22/10/2022

Our swimming pool is currently closed for the season but there are plenty of choices in the area for places to swim or spend a day out in the ... read more

Castle Howard

Rainy Day Inspiration - 26/9/2022

The weather might be a little colder and wetter at this time of year, but we have plenty of local attractions perfect for a rainy day � have a ... read more

Filey Beach Attractions

Filey Ranked as Most Child-Friendly Beach in Britain - 20/9/2022

A recent study led by Twinkl Educational Publishing announced Filey as the most child-friendly summer destination in England based on different ... read more

British Motorcross

British Motocross Championship Comes to Whitby - 25/7/2022

The Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled By Gulf Race Fuels takes its seventh stop of the Championship at Skelder Bank Motocross ... read more

North Yorkshire Water Park

Scarborough's Top 5 Rated Attractions - 4/7/2022

Looking for day out inspiration for your holiday with us this summer? We�ve collected the top five attractions rated by Scarborough�s visitors ... read more

Filey Beach

Visiting Filey - 18/5/2022

Filey is a small town located in between the large resorts of Scarborough and Bridlington, but despite its size it offers a big share of things ... read more

Crows Nest Caravan Park Review by the Family Explorer Club

A little gem on the North Yorkshire coast with stunning sea view! - 9/5/2022

We recently had the Family Explorer Club stay with us over Easter and they have written a blog about their experience. ... read more

Sunday Car Boot Sales

Yorkshire Coast Market and Car Boot Sales - 1/5/2022

Our local area is jam packed with outdoor markets and car boot sales on a Sunday - and even throughout the week. If you're looking for the ... read more

The Red Arrows

Scarborough To Host National Armed Forces Day 2022 - 18/4/2022

Scarborough is proud to finally be holding the National Armed Forces Day after Covid-19 postponed the event in both 2020 and 2021, on the North ... read more

Camping on the North Yorkshire coast

No Trace Camping: How To Respect The Great Outdoors On Holiday - 22/2/2022

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? From people to birds, remember to respect the ones who also live there. ... read more

Crows Nest Caravan Park

Preparing your Static Caravan for Winter - 22/10/2021

The end of the season is almost here! We've put together a list of tips and advice for readying your caravan for winter. ... read more

Covid-19 Update - 14/7/2021

Following the Government announcement on Monday 12th July to remove national covid-19 restrictions amid increasing infection rates, we have ... read more

Social Distancing

Covid-19 Update - 21/6/2021

Following the recent announcement from the government, we are delighted to announce that Crows Nest Caravan Park will open on April 12th 2021. ... read more

South Cliff Gardens | Scarborough - 1/4/2021

If you take a walk on the Esplanade you�ll come across the various South Cliff Gardens which are somewhat of a hidden gem in Scarborough. They ... read more

The National Birds of Prey Centre in Helmsley

Attractions Are Beginning To Reopen - 19/6/2020

Although we are currently closed here at Crows Nest, lots of the local attractions around us are beginning to open up to visitors again. ... read more

Covid19: How to Have an Indoor Camping Experience With Your Kids

Covid19: How to Have an Indoor Camping Experience With Your Kids - 27/4/2020

Keeping your kids active during the coronavirus pandemic is a tough task, but you can still bring the outdoors activities into the house and ... read more

Coronavirus Update - 24/3/2020

Further to this evening’s announcement by the Government, we are taking urgent action – the details of which will be emailed to affected guests ... read more

Coronavirus Update - 17/3/2020

This information is correct as of 11.00am 17/03/2020. ... read more

The Grange

Introducing High Oaks Grange - 23/9/2019

As many of you know, our hospitality presence in Yorkshire has recently expanded! In June this year, we finally revealed High Oaks Grange to the ... read more

The Caravan Show in Cottingham, Hull

The Lawns Caravan Expo 2019 - 30/8/2019

The Lawns Caravan Show is back next weekend in Cottingham. If you're thinking of buying a holiday home, the show is a perfect place to start! ... read more

Countryfile Live at Castle Howard

Upcoming Festivals & Events for August 2019 - 13/8/2019

If you’re staying with us over the next couple of weeks, check out these upcoming events in the area! ... read more

East Riding Leisure Centre

Visit Bridlington - 15/7/2019

If you’re looking for a day out from Crows Nest, Bridlington is the perfect resort for all the family with award-winning beaches stretching for ... read more

Top Camping Essentials Not To Forget - 8/7/2019

Take a look at our list of top things to check you've got with you before setting off! ... read more

Dog Friendly Beaches

Dog Friendly Spots for Walks, Meals and More - 1/7/2019

Bringing your beloved pooch to stay with us on your holiday? The Yorkshire Coast is a brilliant location for dogs! ... read more

Robin Hood's Bay

Visit: Robin Hood's Bay - 24/6/2019

The breathtaking Robin Hood’s Bay is probably one of the most photographed locations in the world - you can’t miss it when visiting this part of ... read more

Scarborough Spa Concert Venue

Top 10 Sights Within 10 Miles - 17/6/2019

The beautiful Yorkshire Coast is dotted with hundreds of picture-worthy locations, from small seaside villages to the sprawling Yorkshire Moors. ... read more

Top FAQs

Top 5 FAQs by Crows Nest's Visitors - 10/6/2019

Here we’ve put together the top 5 FAQs by our guests - take a look at our answers. ... read more

Robin Hood's Bay

What to do in June on The Yorkshire Coast - 6/6/2019

June is one of the best months to visit the Yorkshire Coast, bringing with it some of the warmer summer weather without the crowds of July and ... read more

Stained Glass Centre, Cayton

Foodie Events and Places to Eat and Enjoy Around the Area - 3/6/2019

Foodie Events and Places to Eat and Enjoy Around the Area ... read more

Scarborough Armed Forces Day 2019 - 30/5/2019

Scarborough’s Armed Forces Day will be celebrating its 11th anniversary from 10am on Saturday 29th June 2019. ... read more

Hutton le Hole in the North York Moors National Park

Guide to the North York Moors National Park - 9/4/2019

The unspoilt beauty of the North York Moors National Park touches moorland, forest, dale and coastline. Identified by the purple hue of the ... read more

Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track

Go on an Adventure in North Yorkshire - 5 Adventure Activities - 2/4/2019

Looking for a unique experience during your holiday in North Yorkshire? Then why not embark on an adventure? The North York Moors and the ... read more

Bluebell Wood

Local Walks - Grosmont to Beck Hole - 21/3/2019

Enjoy the signs of spring on a circular walk of just under 5 miles from Grosmont that starts with a shady woodland stroll through the bluebells ... read more

Caravan Hire at Crows Nest

Facebook Competition T&Cs - January 2019 - 18/1/2019

Win a 3 night short break in a caravan at Crows Nest Caravan Park. ... read more

Kids Yoga Scarborough - Little Yoga Stars

Kids Yoga Classes come to Scarborough - 6/10/2018

Little Yoga stars is bringing Kids Yoga to Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. Using stories based on popular books and films it brings Yoga to ... read more

Caravans for Sale at Crows Nest in Filey

September Price Crash on Caravans for Sale - 30/8/2018

September Madness has come early. We have just dropped our prices on used caravans for sale by £56k. All prices now include 2019 site fees too!! ... read more

3 Easy BBQ Recipes for a Camping Trip

3 Easy BBQ Recipes for a Camping Trip - 27/7/2018

One of the best things about camping is being able to spend some time with friends and family while being surrounded by nature. ... read more

Crows Nest Camping

Facebook Competition T&Cs - July 2018 - 19/7/2018

Win the Ultimate Camping Trip with Crows Nest Caravan Park. ... read more

5 Great Places to Visit in North Yorkshire

5 Great Places to Visit in North Yorkshire - 16/7/2018

From beaches to cathedrals to museums to natural parks, there is literally something for everyone in North Yorkshire! ... read more

Filey Beach Sunday Times Beach of the Year

Filey Beach - Sunday Times Beach of the Year - 30/6/2018

Exciting news coming out of Filey this morning... 🤗🤗🤗 Filey has won The Sunday Times' Beach of the Year. ... read more

6 Tips for Towing a Caravan Safely

6 Tips for Towing a Caravan Safely - 16/5/2018

Whether you’re an experienced caravan tourer or towing a caravan for the first time, it’s important to carry out regular safety checks on your ... read more

Eat Me Cafe Scarborough

Guide to the Best Cafes on the Yorkshire Coast - 11/5/2018

Scarborough and Filey are full of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops to satisfy your taste buds. ... read more

What to look for in a Tow Car

What to look for in a Tow Car - 4/5/2018

When you are looking to buy a tow car to match your brand new or existing caravan, it’s important that you choose one that is suitable for the ... read more

Staithes near Whitby

Step Back in Time in Staithes - 24/4/2018

With its winding streets, alleys and jumbled cottages sloping steeply down to the sea, a visit to Staithes is like stepping back in time. ... read more


5 Reasons To Go On A Caravan Holiday - 28/3/2018

When travelling away, airports and exotic destinations are not your only option. With the ability to hitch to your car and go, the possibilities ... read more

Crows Nest Camping

Top Tips for Camping in Windy Conditions - 14/10/2017

Crows Nest is a fabulous place to camp on the perfect summer day (and most other days too), enjoying a BBQ on the cliff top with amazing sea ... read more

History of the Yorkshire Wolds

The History of the Yorkshire Wolds - 17/5/2017

The Yorkshire Wolds may initially appear to only be a very small half-moon shape of chalky countryside, but there is in fact so much more here ... read more

Scarborough South Bay - the traditional British beach

Best Beaches on the Yorkshire Coast - 17/4/2017

Although the Yorkshire Coast has a great deal to offer in terms of attractions and things to do, it is the area’s beaches that are considered to ... read more

Surfing in Scarborough - A great place to Learn

Top 5 Reasons To Surf In Scarborough - 17/3/2017

Whether you are looking to start surfing or are already a capable surfer who is looking to explore a brand new part of the UK to test out your ... read more

Win a luxury caravan weekend at Crows Nest

January Competition 2017 - 12/1/2017

Win a luxurious 3 night stay in a fabulous 2017 2 bedroom Holiday Home!! ... read more

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby Goth Weekend - 26/3/2016

Twice a year Whitby becomes its alter ego- Goth town. Since its debut in 1994, Whitby Goth Weekend has become one of the world’s most popular ... read more

Best Sunday Dinners in Scarborough

Guide to the Best Sunday Dinners - 1/3/2016

When it comes to the best Sunday Dinners on the Yorkshire Coast, everyone always has an opinion which will no doubt cause controversy. Here are ... read more

2016 Caravan

February Facebook Competition - 1/2/2016

Win a luxurious 2 night stay in a fabulous 2016 2 bedroom Holiday Home!! ... read more

Scarborough Sea Life Centre Reef Sharks

New Look Display at Sea Life Centre - 22/1/2016

Residents of Scarborough Sea Life Centre’s new look ocean tank when it re-opens next month will include two very special captive-bred sharks. ... read more

Sawdon Pines Golf Club

Sawdon Pines Golf Club - 31/10/2015

Welcome to out latest venture. Sawdon Pines Golf Club is located in the village of Sawdon, just off the A170 road on the outskirts of ... read more

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle - 30/9/2015

Scarborough Castle boasts historic artefacts from different eras over its 3,000 years. The former medieval fortress sits on the rocky headland ... read more

Freddie Gilmore Statue in Scarborough

Scarborough and Filey Statues - 31/8/2015

Filey and Scarborough are home to four eye catching sculptures gifted by philanthropist Maureen Robinson. The first sculpture was gifted to ... read more

The Lawns Caravan Show 2015

The Lawns Caravan Show 2015 - 19/8/2015

The Lawns Caravan Show is the place to see the latest and best that the British caravan industry has to offer. ... read more

La Lanterna Restaurant Scarborough

Restaurant Review - La Lanterna - 28/5/2015

La Lanterna is not your typical Italian restaurant... but don't take our word for it. It has received critical acclaim from restaurant ... read more

The history of the Touring Caravan - The Wanderer

The History of the Touring Caravan - 4/3/2015

The people, models and manufacturers that shaped the touring caravans of today. ... read more

Hull | UK City of Culture 2017

Hull - UK City of Culture 2017 - 19/2/2015

Hull being named UK City of Culture 2017 may have come as a surprise to some people, but an exploration of the city's old town will soon put ... read more

Sci Fi Scarborough

Sci-Fi Scarborough is Back!! - 5/2/2015

Sci Fi Scarborough returns for a welcomed second year to the beautiful Victorian Scarborough Spa over the weekend of Sat 14th & Sun 15th March ... read more

February's Facebook Competition - 1/2/2015

Are you a follower of our Facebook page? Make sure you like and tag this month's competition photo to be in with the chance of winning a ... read more

Common Mistakes to Avoid when Camping

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Camping - 10/10/2014

Camping is getting back to the simple life, enjoying nature, yet campers often make mistakes, ... read more

A Guide to York

A Focus on historic York - 26/9/2014

Everyone loves York – and no wonder. This beautiful city is brimming with world class attractions and medieval history. ... read more

Walking the Cleveland Way on the Yorkshire Coast

10 Reasons to Camp at the Coast - 12/9/2014

Oh we do love to be beside the seaside… But don’t take our word for it – this is a scientifically proven fact. ... read more

Humber Bridge

Yorkshire Interesting Facts - 7/5/2014

We have found these little nuggets of information on Gods Own Country - Yorkshire. Take a minute to remember a few, you may need them some day. ... read more

A Guide to the Yorkshire Wolds

A Focus on the wonderful Yorkshire Wolds - 23/4/2014

If you are lucky, your journey to the Yorkshire coast will take you through the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds. ... read more

Ganton Golf Club in Scarborough

Golf Courses in Scarborough - 9/4/2014

Crows Nest is close to a number of first class golf courses, whether you choose a quick 9 holes or a world class course that has hosted the ... read more

McBusted at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Whats On at Scarborough Open Air Theatre - 26/3/2014

The Scarborough Open Air Theatre 2014 lineup has now been announced, with the giant stage on the lake continuing to play host to some of the ... read more

A Guide to Electric Hook Up | Crows Nest Caravan Park

10 Step Guide to Electric Hook Up - 12/3/2014

Whether you’re a newcomer to camping or a grizzled old veteran, there is always something new to learn. Here is a 10 step guide that is ... read more

Scarborough Athletic Football Club

Scarborough Athletic Football Club - 26/2/2014

Crows Nest Caravan Park is the proud shirt sponsor of the 2013/14 Scarborough Athletic FC away shirt. Scarborough Athletic currently plays in ... read more

Coastival Arts Festival Scarborough

Coastival Arts Festival - 12/2/2014

February 2014 sees the return of the Coastival to Scarborough in a 3 day extravaganza. Over the weekend of the February half-term (14th to 16th ... read more

Eat Me Cafe Scarborough

Eat Me Cafe - 27/1/2014

Eat Me Café has become the place to be in Scarborough. Evening settings are booked up to two months in advance, and those who do not make it ... read more

Thornton le Dale

A Focus on Thornton le Dale - 16/10/2013

Visitors to Thornton-le-Dale will be captivated by its beautfiful surroundings and scenery, olde worlde charm and friendly folk. It is ... read more

Puffins at Bempton Cliffs

A Guide to Bempton Cliffs - 2/10/2013

Bempton Cliffs form part of England's largest seabird colony between Flamborough Head and Filey. A family favourite, Bempton Cliffs are ... read more

Eat Me Cafe in Scarborough

Dining Out in Scarborough - Hidden Gems - 17/9/2013

Scarborough is full of restaurants and cafes, including the large chains you will see at home. Why not try one of the hidden gems of ... read more

Scarborough Surf Festival 2013

UK Pro Surf Tour heads back to Scarborough - 10/9/2013

It's back! Following on from the success of the 2012 event, The UK Pro Surf Tour is returning to North Bay, Scarborough on Saturday 5th & ... read more

Yorkshire wins leading award

Yorkshire wins Europe's Leading Destination award - 3/9/2013

Yorkshire has beaten Berlin, London and Madrid to win the title of Europe's Leading Destination in 2013. The tourism agency Welcome to ... read more

Peasholm Park in Scarborough

A Guide to Peasholm Park - 27/8/2013

Peasholm Park is an oriental themed park located in the North Bay area of Scarborough. It opened in 1912 and became a favourite venue for galas, ... read more

Hickorys Road House Scarborough

Restaurant Review - Hickorys Road House - 25/7/2013

We were fortunate to be invited to a pre-opening meal at the new Hickorys Road House restaurant in Scarborough, we thoroughly enjoyed it and it ... read more

Scarborough Armed Forces Day

Scarborough Armed Forces Day - 26/6/2013

This Saturday 29th June is the fifth annual Scarborough Armed Forces Day celebration that could attract more than 20,000 people toScarborough ... read more

The Cleveland Way near Filey

A Guide to the Cleveland Way - 12/6/2013

Crows Nest Caravan Park has direct access to one of the most fascinating walks in the UK – The Cleveland Way. The Cleveland Way is 109 miles / ... read more

Scarborough North Bay Railway

North Bay Railway & Sea Life Centre - 29/5/2013

We enjoyed a trip to the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough on a busy bank holiday Monday. To get there we first went on the North Bay Railway ... read more

Filey Beach and Brigg

A Focus on Fabulous Filey - 16/5/2013

Filey has it all - Edwardian charm, one of the best beaches in the country, quaint shops, nature trails, stunning scenery and a friendly, ... read more

Playdale Farm Park - Guinea Pig Handling

Family fun at Playdale Farm Park - 2/5/2013

We have just returned from a family day out at Playdale Farm Park. This family friendly attraction is only 5 minutes by car from Crows Nest ... read more

A guide to safe camping

Stay Safe when Camping - 11/4/2013

Camping is fun and rarely considered a dangerous pastime - however there are hazards to be aware of. Follow these simple guidelines and keep ... read more

Film Locations on the Yorkshire Coast

Film & TV Locations in Yorkshire - 28/3/2013

The Yorkshire Coast has featured as a location in many TV shows and even the occasional Hollywood blockbuster. Why not visit these sites on your ... read more

This is Yorkshire - View from Sutton Bank

Yorkshire - God's Own Country - 14/3/2013

Real ale and rhubarb, culture and vibrant cities, stunning walks and waterfalls, golden sands and sea. This is Yorkshire. ... read more

Relax on Filey Beach

Holiday on a Budget - 1/3/2013

With small children of our own we recognise the need to find cheaper/free days out when on holiday. ... read more

Chris Addison

A trip to the Theatre - 15/2/2013

This is the story of our first evening out in 8 months, the parents who read this will sympathise, anyone else will just think I am a bit… sad ... read more

Jimmy Carr at Scarborough Spa

Scarborough is the new comedy hot spot!! - 1/2/2013

Scarborough has once again strengthened its position as the up and coming comedy hot spot in Yorkshire. Scarborough Spa is set to host comedy ... read more

Tour de France Grand Depart 2014

Yorkshire to host the Tour de France - 17/1/2013

It has been announced that Yorkshire will host the 2014 Grand Depart, the opening stages of the Tour de France. ... read more

Dog Friendly Beaches

Dog Friendly Beaches - 10/1/2013

The Yorkshire coast has amazing beaches, knowing where and when you can take your dog can be a problem. Here is what you need to know about our ... read more

Dalby Forest achieves star gazing recognition

Dalby Forest best for star gazing - 3/1/2013

Its official... the night sky above Dalby Forest is among the best in the country for stargazing. Dalby Forest has earned official recognition ... read more

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