04/02/2024  •  

We reopen for the 2024 on Tuesday 12th March 2024.

24/05/2023  •  Holiday Home for Sale - Grouse Hill

Holiday Home for Sale  - Grouse Hill

Our holiday home which is currently for sale is set in a lovely part of our site.

With woodland to the rear, the holiday homes has a parking space and is set amongst other holiday home owners who also love staying at Grouse Hill.

The image below gives you an idea of how it looks in our holiday homes 'area'.

03/05/2023  •  Our Glamping Cabins at Grouse Hill, Whitby

Our Glamping Cabins at Grouse Hill, Whitby


What our cabins here at Grouse Hill include!

Here at Grouse Hill, we have two types of glamping cabin, created by the respected and well known Wigwam Holidays brand.

Our cabins are either a Big Chief or a Running Water, and they are also referred to as camping or glamping pods.

Both cabins are made from timber and are fully insulated with heating, lighting and electric.

The Big Chief cabins can take up to a family of five (two adults and up to three children).

Big Chiefs are spacious with heating, lighting, a lockable door, windows, storage shelves, toaster, kettle, fridge and microwave.

They also have comfy mattresses, a wall heater and an outside parking space.

The mattresses make up the seating areas during the day and can be made into the sleeping area at night.

Pictured is a Big Chief cabin interior set up for daytime use.

Each Big Chief also includes an outdoor picnic bench and a decking area.

You can also bring your dog if you are a pet owner, tariff applies.

The Running Water cabins take up to two adults and two children in each.

These also include heating, lighting, a lockable door, windows, storage shelves, toaster, kettle, fridge and microwave. They also have comfy mattresses, a wall heater and an outside parking space.

There is a fixed double and then the other seating area makes a small double at night.

In addition, Running Water cabins include a small hob, sink and taps, a dining table, chairs, a toilet and washbasin.

Running Water cabins also have a picnic table and an outside decking area.

What guests need to bring with them.

Customers will need to bring all bedding, towels, kitchen items, crockery, cutlery, glasses, food, drink, toiletries and clothing with them if they are staying in either a Big Chief or a Running Water cabin.

There is a pub nearby (The Flask) if you fancy a meal out (booking strongly advised).

Our cabins have decking areas outside them which are elevated and give great views of the site.

Our cabins are made from timber and are fully insulated for maximum comfort, making them super-warm in the cooler months.

Onsite facilities

We have three facilities blocks onsite including showers and toilets, and we also have a laundry.

For the kids we have a good play area, sports field and access to lots of walks.

We have an onsite shop and reception area open at selected times.

Our site does permit dogs however a pooch tariff applies.

Where we are based.

We are close to the Yorkshire Coast, with Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, Scarborough, Boggle Hole and Hayburn Wyke not far away.

Inland you can enjoy the North York Moors National Park, Falling Foss, May Beck, the Hole of Horcum and Goathland.

Our cabins are perfect for a short break so you can explore the area.

We have lots of couples and families who return each year to enjoy the site and the location.

Why not book your stay with us? Click here to book!


02/05/2023  •  Attractions to Visit in 2023

Attractions to Visit in 2023

Thinking of staying with us on the Yorkshire Coast?

As well as a warm welcome, a lovely site and stunning location, we are half way between Whitby and Scarborough here in North Yorkshire.

We are on the edge of the North York Moors National Park which is a glorious place to explore.

We've put together some of the most popular attractions in this list ... you might have more that you would like to us to add?


Top Ten Visitor Attractions in Whitby


Whitby Abbey

199 Steps

Whitby Museum

Falling Foss Tea Room & Waterfall

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Museum of Victorian Science

Whitby Lighthouse

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Whitby Beach

Whalebone Arch

And some free things to do include fossil hunting, a visit to Whitby Lifeboat Museum, a visit to the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre, walking parts of the Cinder Track and Cleveland Way, 

Top Ten Visitor Attractions in Scarborough

Peasholm Park


Sealife Sanctuary

North Bay Railway

The Rotunda

Scarborough Spa

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Fair

Free things to do in the Scarborough include a visit to the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre; a visit to the Esplanade Gardens play area; a walk around the Marine Drive; a stroll along Peasholm Glen; and of course, there's the stunning North and South Bay beaches to enjoy.


14/10/2022  •  

Our opening date for 2023 is 9th March 2023.

We close on 12th October 2023.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you all next year! 

You can make a booking via our online booking platform.

15/09/2022  •  Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

As a mark of respect for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, our office will be CLOSED on Monday 19th September and will reopen on Tuesday 20th September 2022.

06/09/2022  •  Closing date for 2022's Season.

Thank you to everyone who's stayed with us this summer.

We will close for the 2022 season at midday (12noon) on Tuesday 11th October 2022.

We will announce our opening date for 2023 very soon.

You can also book online for next year.

30/06/2022  •  Holidays Not Too Far From Home

Holidays Not Too Far From Home

This 2022 summer season, the new trend for this year's holiday season is to book one not too far from home.

Petrol, diesel and electric prices are so high, who needs to go hundreds of miles to reach your staycation location?

Fuel costs form a significant part of your holiday budget, so why not holiday closer to home and spend money on your holiday experience instead.

Holidays Nearer to Home

Campers, caravanners and glampers all love a change of scene during summer break season.

However you don't need to go miles and miles away to get enjoy the staycation 'vibe'.

Within just 90-minutes from Grouse Hill, if you live in Teeside, East Yorkshire or on the edge of West Yorkshire, then you're not too far away.

Benefits of Holiday Destinations Nearer to Home

As well as the obvious 'pluses' such as lower fuel costs, chances are you have a shorter, less stressful car journey.

And as Grouse Hill is just a couple of miles from the nearest beach, then once you're here, the coast is within walking distance.

Rather than money being spent on exorbitant petrol prices (or on unreliable flight tickets!), you can be here and relax straight away.

By saving on fuel, you could also afford to stay a little bit longer here at Grouse Hill!

Better for the Family

If you've got kids then the shorter journey means the kids tend to be happier and don't forget, we've got a football field and a play area onsite so they can burn off their excess energy.

Likewise if you have grandparents joining in the fun, its less time in the car and more time getting into the holiday mood.

The Local Economy

As the econony tries to keep itself on a even keel, keeping within your region helps the local economy too.

Near to Grouse Hill, there are numerous indoor and outdoor attractions, fishing villages, beaches, forests and moors.

Must visit locations include Robin Hood's Bay, Boggle Hole, Hayburn Wyke, Staithes, Sandsend, Pickering and other locations. 

Once you've got here, book at table at The Flask, our local pub which is just a ten minute walk from our site.

And we are very lucky to have a bus route that takes customers to Whitby, Scarborough and other destinations, with bus stops just outside The Flask going in either direction. Great news if you have a valid bus pass!

Get to Know the Local Area

If you live within an hour or so of Grouse Hill, chances are you don't have time to explore some the best things on your doorstep.

A holiday nearer to home is a great way to discover new things that you've always intended to visit.

What to do Next

Book your camping pitch, tourer pitch or glamping cabin with us today. 


28/04/2022  •  Willerby Manor 2022 Luxury Holiday Home For Sale At Grouse Hill

Willerby Manor 2022 Luxury Holiday Home  For Sale At Grouse Hill

Stunning Willerby Manor holiday home for sale at Grouse Hill near Whitby.

£59,995 including connection for this static holiday home, two bedrooms.

Close to the seaside in a peaceful location.

This Willerby Manor holiday home measures 38ft by 12ft

Environmental green exterior, close to site woodland. 

Wooden decking to front and side (to be fitted). 

Includes kitchen, dining area, spacious lounge

Bathroom with shower, toilet, washbasin

2022 to 2023 pitch fee included

Open March to November


Lovely site on the edge of the North York Moors National Park., beautiful location, close to moorland walks, forest landscapes and the Yorkshire Coast close to Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough. Beaches close by.

Site located on edge of North York Moors National Park, ideal holiday home.

 Call us for a quick chat on 01947 881230 during office hours

27/04/2022  •  Events in Whitby and Scarborough 2022

Events in Whitby and Scarborough 2022

Another summer is just around the corner!

Unlike the previous two years or so, there's plenty of events taking place in Whitby and Scarborough.

In Whitby, the Abbey is hosting events in July and August including Dracula and Viking shows.

Why not head to Scarborough Castle for their summer programme?

Whitby Regatta takes place 13th to 15th August and the Whitby Pavilion has a full programme of events.

In Scarborough, the Open Air Theatre season includes BIG names such as Simply Red and Christina Aguilera. 

Let's not forget the other attractions such as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Whitby), the North Bay Railway (Scarborough), Alpamare (Scarborough) and the North York Moors Centre at Danby.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre includes a good summer programme too at this Scarborough venue. 

07/03/2022  •  We Re-Open Tuesday 15th March 2022

We re-open on Tuesday 15th March 2022.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


14/09/2021  •  Closing Date for 2021 Season

Grouse Hill will close for the 2021 season at midday on Monday 18th October 2021.

We will reopen 15th March 2022.

Many thanks to all our guests, staff, friends and family for all their support in 2021.

07/09/2021  •  Group Bookings Update

Following a challenging season in terms of group stays, we've recently announced on Facebook and via updated Terms and Conditions that we no longer accept group bookings here at Grouse Hill.

This decision was not an easy one, however we would like to thank all our customers who've given us the most amazing support following our announcement.

We understand the no group booking policy will affect those of you who've been regulars and have been able to stick to our simple terms and conditions.

As with all such situations, the minority spoil it for the majority.

We do feel this decision is the right for Grouse Hill.

We are a site that wants to offer peaceful surroundings for guests and given the curfew for noise is 10.30pm (which is later that some camping sites) we have found that some group bookings flouted this request on numerous occasions.

So for the benefit of everyone and so our future guests can make the most of the stunning scenery, Grouse Hill is no longer a group booking location.

Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding. 


07/09/2021  •  TV Transmitter Update

Earlier this summer, the Bilsdale TV transmitter was put out of action by a lightning strike.

At the time of writing, the transmitter is still out of action and therefore the TV sets in our Running Water cabins will not be able to pick up a TV signal for the foreseeable future.

We will update guests ass soon as we hear of any progress.

Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding.

22/04/2021  •  Holiday Home for Sale

Holiday Home for Sale

Luxury holiday home for sale £49,495 includes decking, siting, TV connection and site fees.
Phone number to call is 01947 881230 during office hours.
Details correct as of 22nd April 2021.

07/12/2019  •  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

May we wish all our guests a very merry Christmas and happy New Year ... hope to see you in the new decade!

The new decade already has some exciting events lined up at the Open Air Theatre, in Whitby and along the Yorkshire Coast.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates before we open in March 2020.

Thank you, everyone!

07/09/2019  •  Closing for the season on Tuesday 8th October 2019

Closing for the season on Tuesday 8th October 2019

So it's that time of year again!

Another season under our belts, as the saying goes.

We close for the 2019 season on Tuesday 8th October.

We would like to thank everyone that's joined us this year, and we hope to see you in 2020.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page as this will keep you posted as to the Grouse Hill 'gossip!'

18/08/2019  •  Fylindales Festival 2019

Fylindales Festival 2019

What are you doing on Saturday 7th September 2019?

This is the date for the Fylingdales Festival which includes live music, food, bar and stalls, 1pm to 10pm.

The event includes the Fylingdales Charity Cup, too.

Music will be supplied by Counterfeit Celts, Bongo Man, Dirty Windows, Rough Cuts, Adrian Berry, Jack Maw and Harry Crawhsaw. 

There is also an auction at 5pm.

Venue? It is Barnacres, Fylingdales, near Whitby, YO22 4QH, opposite the Flask Inn.

Free parking and there's also the X93 bus route nearby.

Admission is £10, under teens free.

Sponsore dby Transtools in Scarborough.

Proceed to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

03/08/2019  •  Events for the Autumn

Events for the Autumn

So if you want to visit us in the autumn, when the weather is cooler, the nights start to draw in and the kids have gone back to school, then you are welcome here at Grouse Hill!

There are lots of autumn events in the area, too.

Events include the Goldwing Light Parade 7th September in Scarborough.

Scarborugh Jazz Festival, 20th to 22nd September in Scarborough.

The Annual Steam Gala on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 27th to 29th September.

There's also lots happening in Whitby including the Motown Weekend 13th to 15th September and Whitby Sixties Festival on 27th to 29th Septebmer. 

Lots to keep you occupied while you stay here with us!


07/07/2019  •  Events for Summer 2019

Events for Summer 2019

With the autumn now with us, there are countless events taking place in the area.

As well as well-known landmarks such as Whitby Abbey and Scarborough Castle, which host their own events, there's also the North York Moors National Park, lots of museums, and of course theatrical entertainment in both Whitby and Scarborough.

We close in early October so why not stay with us and make the most of the light nights and Yorkshire attractions?



31/05/2019  •  Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

We are delighted to announce that we've been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2019 by the world-renowned travel website, Trip Advisor.

We really appreciate all our guests who've helped make this possible with their reviews and comments. 

Thank you everyone for making this possible. 


18/05/2019  •  Enjoy the seaside!

Enjoy the seaside!

The sound of the gulls, buckets and spades, ice creams, fish and chips ... we can only be talking about a trip the seaside!

Here at Grouse Hill, we have the North York Moors National Park on the doorstep and within easy driving distance we have the seaside resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.

Scores of events take place over the summer, including Filey Food Festival (June); Seafest in Scarborough (July); Whitby Regatta (August); Whitby Pirate Festival (September); Scarborough Goldwings Parade (September); Yorkshire Fossil Festival (Scarborough in September).

To find out the dates and further details, click the link below. You are spoilt for choice, and this does not include the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough, Whitby Pavilion and other venues that also have a summer programme. Enjoy! 

02/05/2019  •  Tour de Yorkshire 2019

Tour de Yorkshire 2019

For those of you joining us this weekend, it's worth knowing the Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race comes to the Coast on Saturday 4th May. There will be road closures in place along the Yorkshire Coast. 

To find out more, click the link below.

06/04/2019  •  Scarborough Food and Drink Festival 2019

Scarborough Food and Drink Festival 2019

Love food? Enjoy a drink?

Then get your tastebuds ready for the Scarborough Food and Drink Festival 2019!

This year's dates are Saturday 11th May (11am to 6pm) and Sunday 12th May (11am to 4pm).

The foodie extravaganza is taking place at the iconic Open Air Theatre in the North Bay.

The Scarborough News and Yorkshire Post have joined forces to help bring this event to the coast.

There will be live demos from well-known chefs including Stephanie Moon, James Mackenzie and Rob Green and many more.

09/02/2019  •  Open Air Theatre - More 2019 Acts Announced

Open Air Theatre - More 2019 Acts Announced

We always look forward to the Scarborough Open Air Theatre announcing its new acts for the following summer season. 

The dates and artists due to take place this summer include: Kylie Minogue - Thursday 1st August. Lewis Capaldi returns to Scarborough on Friday 30th August. Queen Machine Symphonic featuruing Kerry Ellis will perform on Saturday 31st August.

The Open Air Theatre is just a few miles south of us here at Grouse Hill. There is parking nearby, plus places to eat and of course the spectacular North Bay with its golden beaches.

There will be further announcements soon, so we'll keep you posted. Details correct at time of posting.


03/11/2018  •  Looking ahead to 2019!

Looking ahead to 2019!

So we've been for over amonth now - can you believe it!

However, that doesn't mean that we're resting on our laurels.

We're already looking ahead at events taking place in Whitby next year. 

Events include The Creedence Collection at Whitby Pavilion on Friday 15th March 2019.

Psychic Sally will also appear at the same venue on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

And the famous Goth event, Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival, will take place in the town on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2019.

Other events include the Whitby Regatta in August and dozens of spring and summer events throughout the high season of 2019.

So ... join us here at Grouse Hill to enjoy some fabulous events on the Yorkshire Coast. 

30/09/2018  •  What A Season!

What A Season!

The Yorkshire Coast has had one of the best summers in years!

Scarborough's Open Air Theatre welcomed some great names, including Britney Spears, James Arthur, Texas and James.

The attraction has now closed for for this year. We're waiting for the 2019 acts to be announced, and we'll keep you posted.

In Whitby, the annual Regatta was a huge success and there were some other fabuolous events, including the Goth events in spring and autumn. 

As we are within the North York Moors National Park, then we would encourage you to make the most of this beatiiful location. There's so much going on througout the year, you are better visiting their website to find out more.

We hope you can join us again in 2019 for whole new raft of events. Our Wigwam® Holidays booking system is now taking bookings for 2019.

01/09/2018  •  Update on our open and closing dates for the season.

Update on our open and closing dates for the season.

We will close on Tuesday 9th October and re-open Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Wigwam® Holidays booking system now taking bookings for 2019.



27/07/2018  •  Award-Winning Grouse Hill

Award-Winning Grouse Hill

We are delighted to let all our guests know that we've been presented with the Four Pennant Gold Award from the AA!

We usually get an inspection in July each year, and we're so pleased we've achieved this standard once again.

The inpsector said: 

"Great to be able to visit this superb example of a touring and camping park ... Arrival here is most pleasant; the long drive, now completely resurfaced, clear signage and secure barrier all give excellent first impressions. This continued on the park itself where again some resurfacing noted, the main reception and shop buidlings are very well maintained and presented and all grassed areas, hedging and planted areas are in superb order. Woodland play areas and camping pods also impressed. Terraced pitches here give superb views over the surrounding moorland ... Amenities blocks are very well presented, all touring sets very clean, superbly maintained and accessible. A high ratio of private, family rooms also noteworthy."

20/07/2018  •  Scarborough's Open Air Theatre - What A Summer

Scarborough's Open Air Theatre - What A Summer

Scarborough's Open Air Theatre, which is close to the town's spectacular North Bay, is THE venue for great summer entertainment!

There's been some fantastic acts already 'on stage', with the following arriving soon:



Bastille (Saturday 28th July) * Texas (Saturday 11th August) * Britney Spears (Friday 17th August - sold out) - James - Saturday 18th August.

Join us at Grouse HIll are about half an hour's drive away! 


16/06/2018  •  What's Going On This Summer?

What's Going On This Summer?

Time to get the diaries updated with all the events that are taking place in Whitby this summer!

As well as Armed Forces Day (Saturday 30th June), there's the Captain Cook 250 Festival (6th to 8th July); Whitby Steampunk Festival (27th to 29th July); Whitby Regatta (11th to 13th August);


Whitby Folk Week (18th to 24th August); Whitby Pirate Festival (7th to 9th September).

These events are popular and take place just a few miles up the road from Grouse Hill. Remember to check any events are taking place before you travel, just in case there are any changes.

02/06/2018  •  Armed Forces Day Whitby 2018

Armed Forces Day Whitby 2018

A key date in Whitby's calendar is Armed Forces Day, which this year takes place on Saturday 30th June.

This special occasion is a chance for the town to show its appreciation of the Armed Forces, their families, veterans and cadets.

Taking place in the Green Lane area (YO22 4EH), the day will include lots of fun events such as various stalls, including ones representing the Army, Navy and RAF; family activiites such as a climbing wall; displays including one from the Drum Cadets and dance displays.

Always a busy event, the town is tranformed and has a great atmosphere.

Similar events take place in Scarborough, which will also include aerial displays. 

The Whitby event starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.

Please be sure to check details before you travel.

16/05/2018  •  Wonderful Whitby!

Wonderful Whitby!

Whitby is one of the best-known seaside locations in the UK and Grouse Hill Camping and Glamping is just eight miles from this fabulous town.

The town has connections to Captain Cook, Dracula, the jet industry and lots more besides, as well as being famous for its kippers!

Whitby is divided by the River Esk, one of Yorkshire's greatest rivers. The two sides of the town are divided into East Cliff (on which stands Whitby Abbey) and West Cliff (which includes the famous Whalebone Arch and Captain Cook Monument).

The incredible harbour, which includes two impressive piers, is bustling with fishing boats and pleasure launches, perfect if you want to sample life on the ocean wave.

Whitby is a hub of activity throughout the year, with famous events such as the Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby Regatta and Whitby Folk Week all attracting the crowds.

With such a long history, the town includes Pannett Park Museum complete with beautiful gardens and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in which the famous maritime explorer cut his nautical teeth when he was a young lad.

Whitby is also a great favourite for food fans and those who like a bit of shopping, with a plethora of fabulous places to eat and eclectic shops to browse around.

And we must not forget the golden beaches at Whitby and the colourful beach chalets! Cliff top walks are also a favourite with visitors. 

Many folks have made their fortunes in the town, and there is many a traditional trade still thriving in Whitby's cobbled streets. There are several jet jewellery makers, a kipper house, and a busy fishing fleet that supplies some local eateries with fresh seafood.

There is also Whitby Pavilion which hosts a number of live performances, films and coffee dances throughout the year.

Here at Grouse Hill, we are just a short drive from the main Scarborough to Whitby road, and if you prefer to travel by bus, then the nearest bus stop is just a short walk from Grouse Hill's entrance, and can be found just outside the Flask Inn. 

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