When life presents you with a a gorgeous coastal town known as Whitby you grab it with both hands. The furthest North we have ventured as a family is St Anne’s, Lytham which I have written about so many times on this blog – but as it is relatively close we were hoping to venture out a little further for our Easter break. Which in itself is an adventure for our little family, as much as we love to explore we verge on creatures of habit too and rarely deviate from what we know, a huge contradiction I know to going on an adventure.

And so when Mr H stumbled across these gorgeous camping pods in Whitby we couldn’t help but begin researching the local area. Oh my goodness were we surprised with where our research took us and left us all feeling so excited if not a little apprehensive. Well, actually that would just be me, the boys were nothing but excited and not phased at all. I was completely unsure about what to expect from the camping pods, wondering whether I would sleep, would it be warm enough and really what would it be like not having our own personal facilities. I spent my summers camping as a young child, we explored most of the South as a family but since my teens I have never camped again.

I have so much to share with you. And so I thought it might be best to break down our little adventure to the North across two posts. Whitby has so much to offer and all within a short drive from our camp site. Lets start with the view, our Pod at Partridge Nest Farm well all of the Pods actually are perfectly placed with this gorgeous meadow and rapeseed field as a backdrop. It is one of the most peaceful locations and certainly not expected as you drive into the town, nestled in the Yorkshire Moors National Park you quite literally feel like you are miles and miles away from another living soul.

The camping pods have all that you need – a picnic table and an instant barbecue stand perfect for an alfresco breakfast! There is power, lighting and a heater which really makes the space so cosy. The Pods are of course lockable with double glazed windows, if you stay in an en-suite pod you then have the additional benefit of a toilet, side table and chair below the window. And something which I think is important for families – you then get the extra light in the toilet, which helps if you have a little one who doesn’t particularly like the dark. As well as the opportunity for the adults to stay awake a little longer with a small amount of light.

The pods are roomy, clean and really well designed, I love that Caroline (the owner) encourages you to decorate your pod, we took bunting and fairy lights – I surprised George by decorating the pod on our first morning which really added to the fun. We also took our own garden games but actually we didn’t need to as there are a whole bunch of them in The Turvey’s. I loved the addition of the USB points for charging as well as plug sockets for kettles and the like. They have thought about everything that you need for a luxurious stay and even delivered brown sauce and matches to our pod as we had forgotten the essentials.

Due to availability we enjoyed the luxury of an en-suite one night and then moved to a pod without (see photo below) for the second night – personally I preferred the one with facilities and love the addition of the table and chair. Completely not necessary for your stay, just personal preference. Each Pod has a sofa bed which on reflection is quite slim, be prepared for that as I was a little surprised despite the measurements on the website. If you have a larger frame then this bed would be perfect for the children to sleep on. You just need to bring your extra airbeds, bedding, towels and camping gear as if you were camping.

That’s enough about what I loved, now let me tell you all about what our gorgeous five year old loved about our stay. The camp fire and toasting marshmallows, eating an alfresco breakfast at 7am, exploring the woodland around the pods, and then there was the hammocks which were so much fun – the giggles from when he got stuck in one had Mr H and I chuckling and lets not forget the meadow. Such a beautiful spot enjoyed by all the family. And lastly, he really enjoyed our second night which was when two additional families arrived with young children, very quickly they were playing together and soon we were all snuggled around the campfire toasting marshmallows. I love that this is one of his favourite memories, isn’t that what camping is all about?

I was also really impressed with the additional facilities – The Turvey’s which have toilets, a freezer and washing facilities for your dishes. A really clean space. And let’s not forget the shower facilities which are clean, new and just what you need. There are only two so I can imagine if all Pods are full there may be queues but I think this is all part of the fun, George loved taking a shower and found the whole experience really fun. I took a shower in the evenings and got caught out by the light sensor which may have made me scream out. They are literally a few steps from your pod which is so handy when you need to make a dash to the toilet.

You can read {Part 2} of our stay in Whitby here – all about where we visited, our recommendations for what to do with a five year old and a couple of spots Mr H and I loved also. I hope you have enjoyed reading all about our stay at the Partridge Nest Farm Pods. I would just like to say that I have not been compensated for writing this review, I really just wanted to share it with you as we had such a great adventure.

24 comments on “Our Little Family Easter in Whitby {Part 1}”

  1. They look so good and the en suite bit would have me sold as I’m definitely not a traditional camper. I’ve never been to Whitby, ever, but keep wondering about going!

  2. What a beautiful location! I’ve looked at pods and wondered what they’d be like to stay in so this post has be so helpful. I don’t know whether we’d squeeze both our girls in with us in one but it’s something I’m looking into. Especially if it means I don’t have to sleep in a tent to enjoy the outdoors! xx

  3. It sounds and looks like the most magical family place ever. Now, hold so many of these beautiful memories for your crew too. Love your photos always such creative angles and beautiful lighting, full of happiness and love to no end babes. Beautiful words too. #wrc

  4. These pods look amazing! My husband won’t go camping in a tent or even on holiday in a caravan but I could maybe persuade him with one of these.

    Jodie x
    #TriedTested

  5. We are pretty close to Whitby, and its such a lush place. Especially in the summer! So glad you got to come to Yorkshire ahha these pics are gorgeous and it looks like a fab break x #TriedTested

  6. I’m not a fan of camping but would definitely give these pod’s a go. They look adorable and I love that you get the experience of camping without the soggy tent. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

    • They are really lovely, the perfect little camping experience albeit not sleeping in a tent!

  7. Aren’t they just the cutest! I loved seeing all the photos popping up on your instagram feed and would love to stay in the pods – though perhaps they’d be a squish for a family of five?!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

    • I think they are, much bigger than they look too so I definitely think you would fit five in, especially with your littles being so young, they would all sleep in the bed!x

    • Its the perfect compromise and with it being such a lovely area too you won’t be disappointed

    • It really is a lovely site and actually they are soon to add a little camping area too as they have lots of land

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