Robins Hood’s Bay Camping And Attractions
Robins Hood’s Bay is rich in history and a great place to camp for all ages. There are plenty of educational, fun and exciting activities to keep you busy during your holiday. As always, a little information can go a long way, so here’s the low-down on this holiday destination.
The land upon which Robin Hood’s Bay now sits was once a deep sea. Millions of years ago, sea animals would bury themselves into the mud.
Over time, these ancient sea creatures have become fossilised making Robin Hood’s Bay one of the best sources of fossils in all of Britain.
North East Yorkshire Geology Trust offers events all year round. Sign up for a guided fossil walk, attend a lecture or participate in their many educational activities for the children.
At low tide you can see the fascinating formations of rocks that are more than 170 million years old – check local information for tide times, which is also great fun for children and adults alike when the rock pools teem with a variety of sea creatures.
For creative types, a visit to Doodlepots can quickly become a family favourite. Located on Skinner Street, young and young-at-heart can paint their own ceramic pots, mugs, money boxes and more.
Whether you are an expert rider or just beginning, a horseback ride along the coast is always an inspirational activity. Take a ride down the old rail path, beach, moorland and fields. Stop by Farsyde Riding Centre for more information.
Robin Hood’s Bay museum and mortuary is run entirely by volunteers and can provide an educational and fun day trip during your camping stay. Exhibits include fishing, local history, geology and shipwrecks.
Mark Laycock’s Woodcraft Workshop can be yet another point of interest during your camping holiday. Mark invites you into his workshop to learn and observe as he creates contemporary and sculptural giftware and furniture. In his shop he uses only sustainable, high quality English hardwoods.
When you’re ready for a little fresh air and exercise, Trailways Cycle Hire and Railtrail Visitor Centre has a cycle adventure for all ages and sizes. Travel down the Scarborough coastal “railtrail” for traffic-free cycling fun for the entire family.
Typically, Robin Hood’s Bay tide times are about 15 minutes after the Whitby listed times. The Old Coastguard Station is an excellent place to learn more about the tides and rock pools.
Don’t leave Robin Hood’s Bay without stopping by Old St. Stephen’s Church. Built in 1821, the church stands regally on the hillside looking over the sea. The site has been a place of worship for centuries and this church has been beautifully preserved offering a true glimpse into the past.