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Member Name: juicy_lucy
Park Resorts Cayton Bay Caravan Park (Scarborough)
Advantages: Lots of entertainment
Disadvantages: Poor drainage round the park
We had already been on a Haven holiday, (although this is Park Resorts and similar), so, when the vouchers in the newspaper once again became available, we once again collected the vouchers to get a caravan!
We had to chose 5 dates and 5 parks and within a few weeks, were allocated Cayton Bay. We once again chose the Scarborough area because we wanted somewhere close enough so that the journey wasn't arduous but far enough away so that Little Miss felt as though she was off on some adventure. There were also a couple of places we wanted to visit (Eden Camp and The Deep), so we decided to use the campsite as a base.
HOLIDAY PARK DETAILS
Cayton Bay, Scarborough, YO11
01723 583 111
FINDING THE PARK
We had the tom tom set with the post code so it was easy to find and about 20 miles from Eden camp where we had visited on the way from Newcastle. Situated between Scarborough and Whitby and only 100 yards from the beach, it is ideally situated to do a spot of sight seeing. There are lots of caravan parks on the stretch of road but all well sign posted so it's easy to find the one you are looking for.
Having been on this kind of holiday before, we felt like old hands and had a good idea of what to expect. The site was well signposted from the road and when we drove through the large gates, things looked clean and tidy and everything was well sign posted. We drove to the admission hut where we had been given our key on a previous caravan holiday, but were directed to the entertainment area. Here we were given our key, and park information, the route to our designated caravan was explained and off we went.
Once again, and as we expected, the number of caravans made it quite tricky at first but we did find our way to the caravan. Once we had parked (plenty of marked spaces) it was a short walk along a paved path to the caravan. It did take some finding because the numbers on the caravans weren't clear so if looking for a caravan at night a torch is recommended.
The caravan itself was in a row of caravans, with grass surrounding the caravans and paths leading from the parking bays to the caravans. Unfortunately there was no path from the caravan to the main path so when it rained on the Sunday it was like a bog!!
Two doors led into the caravan, unfortunately both opening outwards so they were quite awkward to open once standing on the steps., Once inside there was a sitting room with a large sofa, wall cupboards, a table with chairs and a fire with a large mirror above it. The kitchen was to the back of this area and was well kitted out with units, oven and gas hob, fridge, cd player, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc, even a corkscrew which came in handy later on!
Inside the caravan were three bedrooms, so it must sleep 6 very comfortable with each other and patient people. There were only three of us,so we had one double room, a room with bunk beds and one with two single beds.
, The double room had a double bed with duvet, pillowcases and although we had the option of hiring bed linen, we did actually take all of our own, which was just as well because the fitted sheet on the double bed was torn and had clearly seen better days. A built in wardrobe and small unit completed the room, and left just enough room to walk around the room. The two small rooms very tiny with hardly any room between the beds but Little Miss thought her chosen room was cosy and did actually sleep like the proverbial log for the two nights.
A toilet and shower room completed the caravan- all clean and functional although the water wasn't very fast flowing, and there was some mildew on the bathroom bline which was a tad off putting.
A short walk along the paths brought us to the entertainment area. There were security people at the doors but entertainment passes didn't have to be shown. The area we entered was full of gambling and quiz machines. with everyone having a great time spending their money. There were plenty of coin machines so no excuse not to spend- the 1p and 2p machines seemed to be the best and most popular option.
One of the doors to the side led us to the main entertainment area which is open every evening throughout the season; this being Halloween weekend there were plenty of Halloween themed sketches and parades! The cabaret and disco were loud but lively and although some of the sketches were above the heads of children, it's definitely not a place where children are seen and not heard! There is also a bar called the Boathouse which is open lunchtimes and evenings and had a large tv screen showing mainly football.
General swimming in the pool is included in the entertainment pass, although some of the other entertainments have to be paid for. We didn't partake of any additional activities as we travelled around the area.
We had booked for a three night stay but because of work on Monday, we stayed for only two nights and left the park on Sunday evening.
The caravan was clean and well equipped although there were small things I could grumble about, such as the mildew on the bathroom blind. Not nice but bearable for two nights. There was also a lack of paths so when the heavens opened on the Sunday morning the lack of drainage was noticeable, and we had to plough through puddles.
The shop on the site was clean and well stocked and unusually for somewhere like this, it wasn't over priced.
There was plenty of entertainment at night and all of the entertainment was well planned and organised. The staff are friendly and helpful and more showed more enthusiasm than i could muster given that they had to be full of beans every night.
For the money we paid, which was £70 for the three of us and then about another £4 more for the entertainment passes, this was a good value holiday and Little Miss had a great time!
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Holiday park