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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.

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, everyone always has an opinion which will no doubt cause controversy. Here are our favourites. ... 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

McFly starring at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre

Big Names Announced at Open Air Theatre - 20/12/2012

Scarborough Open Air Theatre has announced a star studded line up to its summer entertainment, featuring Leona Lewis, McFly and Status Quo. ... read more

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