When Its Raining


Don't panic! If its a really stormy day then bring your camera and plenty of waterproof clothing, Whitby is incredibly dramatic when a big sea is running and you can take some great pictures. Take a look at our storms page to see what we mean.


Prefer to stay dry? Then test your creative ability at Doodlepots. It really is great fun for all the family, choose a pot, paint it, fire it and take it home!


Whitby Museum is only a short distance from the town centre and is a fascinating place to discover the history of our important fishing port. There is an astonishing variety of exhibits and children love it! They also serve excellent homemade cakes.


Mini Monsterz is a superb play centre for children of all ages. With an indoor play area, huge slides, a climbing wall and an outdoor adventure playground for when the sun comes out, Mini Monsterz is just two miles from the town centre in the pretty village of Ruswarp.


The North Yorks Moors Railway runs from Whitby and Grosmont to Pickering. When its wet here it may be fine further inland so check on our weather pages, take a trip to explore the lovely market town of Pickering and enjoy a journey through the heart of the moors.


This lovely harbourside house was home to Whitby's most famous sailor, Captain James Cook. It is now a museum which is packed with information about his life and is well worth a visit.


Whitby Abbey dominates the town but if its too wet to walk amongst the ruins then you can still visit the superb multi-million pound interactive visitor centre and discover 2,000 years of history.


Go further afield. There are loads of places to go within a short drive of Whitby which provide a wide variety of entertainment for all the family. Visit our Further Afield page for more details.


If all else fails: EAT! There are many good restaurants in and around Whitby where you can enjoy a leisurely family lunch, so look at our recommendations and take your pick. There are also lots more choices on our places to go pages. It is advisable to book a table as other people might think this is a good idea too!