We are lucky enough to live a mere 20 minutes away from Whiby and thankfully the boys love the place as much as MadDad and I do. We take every opportunity to escape the humdrum and melt in to the old fashioned perfectness of Whitby, but we don't often go to the Abbey, in fact I can not remember the last time we went.
So on Friday as the sun was shining, school had not yet started and MAdDad was off, plus we were looking after my 5 year old niece (as her Nanna is terminally ill), so we decided Whitby was where we were going.
We loved it, yes it is often windy, but it is a fantastic place to explore and allow the children to be free. I have to say that we have been members on English Heritage since Maxi was born and I love visiting with the boys.
We took a picnic and some books and had a wonderful relaxing visit.