We visited whitby Goth weekend for the fourth time running at the weekend.
It is one of my favourite things to do out of the whole year.
Goth weekend has been happening since 1994 and I can’t believe how much of a huge event it is a whitby now.
Whitby is one of my favourite places and I feel lucky to live half an hour away.
We started attending the Whitby Customs car show that takes place along side WGW every year when we got our first camper, Mavis.
There is some amazing cars there…..
If we hadn’t went for the car show we many not have bothered with Goth Weekend but I’m so glad we did and have made a new tradition for our family now.
We took our second camper Vinny too, he was a hit, a beautiful sunburnt Californian camper…he fitted right in with all the American cars.
I always feel a little sad going to the show when we don’t have a camper anymore….but we now have our Hymer Motorhome, which we took last year and stayed over in.
My three loves and our Hymer ❤️
View from the Motorhome from our spot camping in the car park!
We didn’t stay over this year as we had an early appointment on the Sunday but it was probably just as well as the weather was crazy!!
It was snowing! We nearly never went at all as the moor roads are so bad in windy snowy weather but we did. It was absolutely freezing cold and so so windy.
It certainly didn’t put the goths off though! The best thing is seeing everyone dressed up.
We didn’t get dressed up but I have said to dan we HAVE to next year! I’m excited already! Ha!
I love the busyness and the atmosphere and most of all the huge collection of weirdos.
Screenshot of #whitbygothweekend on insta.
I remember coming to whitby as a child and walking past the abbey as my dad told us stories of Dracula. I was petrified but it was also magical and I want the kids to have the memories and the magic too.
Our shadows, Arthur is in the sling!
Last year when we stayed over we went to the Abbey for the Illuminated event. The Abbey is all lit up and there is a retelling of Dracula. This happens every year.
Ollie loves it and has made some lovely friends………haha!
If you can make it to Whitby for Goth Weekend it is definitely a fantastic event for all the family, especially if you stay over and enjoy the night time shenanigans, and it’s something the kids will always remember.
Here is us two years ago when I was 7 Months pregnant with Arthur.
And now with him sleeping on my back….
I look forward to many more years!
We’re having a day of pumpkin carving and baking tomorrow night in preparation for Halloween….whatever you do to celebrate (or not celebrate) have a great day ❤️
If your stuck for ideas check out my previous blog post for some magical Samhain/ Halloween activities.
Thank you for reading!