Pinewood Holiday Park

Pinewood Holiday Park

Address: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5TG
Telephone: 01723 367278
Season: Open All Year
Pitches: 43
Seasonal Pitches: No
Pinewood Holiday Park is a small, family run site, ideally situated within walking distance of the town centre, approximately two miles, and there is pathway to follow all the way into the town.

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CAMP PINEWOOD' is our Tipi camp and we have 4 types of tents to choose from:

We have 4 large authentic American Indian Tipis (or teepees), which come complete with wooden floors, on a large decked area with a picnic bench, carpets, rugs, a full size brown faux leather futon bed and 2 faux leather cube beds. These do have the luxury of access to electric, which is metered to avoid wastage, and there is an electric fire for extra cosiness on a night. These Tipis are based on the traditional ways the Indians would have made a Tipi, with 15 wooden poles and natural cotton canvas and are very spacious.

We have 8 large canvas 'modern' Tipi tents; which have 1 central pole instead of 15 wooden poles. These are still very spacious, and are on wooden decks, with a picnic bench on the grass, with carpets, an electric fire and an electric point (metered), a full size faux brown leather futon and 2 faux brown leather cube chair/beds. These Tipis are great fun and very popular.

We have 2 cowboy cavalry Tipi tents. These are 90% similar to our modern Tipis - still made from canvas with a central pole - same spacious size, but slightly different shape. These are sited on wooden decks with a picnic bench outside, with carpets, a double futon and 2 single cube beds. These also have an electric pretend 'wood burning' fire and also an electric socket (metered).

New for this year are our Cowboy Camping Shacks. These are made from wood, are double glazed and insulated, and have basic furnishings like our Tipis. They also have a large covered veranda with a rocking chair and table. These Camping cabins are perfect for all year round camping, as they are double glazed and insulated.

We introduced access to electric in our furnished Tipis because some guests have said that while they enjoy getting away from 'it all', and enjoying a new and different holiday experience, they would also like to have a couple of home comforts; like a lamp or a potable DVD player to quieten the kids down after a hectic day! And of course there's the hair straighteners that many guests just can't live without!! We feel that by offering the electric, we are giving our guests the choice, and by metering it, our guests pay for the electricity which they use - so we can continuing our 'green eco' ethics, as guests are careful not to leave electricity on unnecessarily. By doing this, we can also provide very reasonable Tipi holidays.

Feb 13th 2009 at Pinewood. The snow wasn't enough to stop visitors enjoying themselves!

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We have a number of weeks, which we are offering for half price. Arrival day is a Friday and is a 7 night stay. You'll pay just £7 per night for 2 people - that's a full week for only £49 for 2 people. There is a maximum stay of 1 week in the same month with this offer, but are welcome to book as many of these half price weeks throughtout the year as you like, and you are more than welcome to stay an extra week at the normal rate.

The dates are as follows:

FEB 2012 - 17th or 24th

MARCH 2012 - 2nd, 9th, 16th or 23rd

NOV 2012 - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd or 30th

DEC 2012 - 7th, 14th or 21st.

Please remember that there may not be toilet facilities in Dec, Jan, Feb & most of March - if these are important to you, please call/email to ask if these are available.


We are offering a limited number of HALF PRICE MID WEEK TIPI HOLIDAYS. These are on selected dates, and are for a minimum stay of 2 nights (Sun - Thurs inclusive) and are to stay in a modern Tipi. The price is just £35 per night for up to a family of 4.


The arrival dates are as follows:

APRIL: 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th.

MAY: 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

SEPT: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th.

We have a number of weeks, which we are offering for half price. Arrival day is a Friday and is a 7 night stay. You'll pay just £7 per night for 2 people - that's a full week for only £49 for 2 people. There is a maximum stay of 1 week in the same month with this offer, but are welcome to book as many of these half price weeks throughtout the year as you like, and you are more than welcome to stay an extra week at the normal rate.

The arrival dates are as follows:

SEPT 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.

We are extremely pleased to have teamed up with the SeaLife Centre to offer our customers an amazing discounted price, saving nearly £20 on a family ticket - these can be purchased on arrival, or at any time during your stay. A family ticket will cost £46.80 on the door, or £27 from us - a great family saving. Cash payment is required on SeaLife tickets bought from Pinewood reception.


We offer custom made packages to suit virtually any occasion.

Our standard package (see below) includes 2 foil balloons, 2 Birthday balloons, a Birthday flag banner, a small Birthday cake and a bootle of sparkling wine/Cava, at a cost of £25.

We offer additional Birthday balloons at £2.50 for 10, and can swap items; for example - bottles of pop or sweets instead of the wine, and also add to the package at your own request. Nothing is too much trouble and we strive to make special occasions memorable ones at Pinewood.



Fri 26th for 2 nights

Join us for some spooky fun & in your own Cowboy Camping Cabin you’ll find:

A carved pumpkin

A skeleton


A cauldron/pumpkin of sweets

Spiders, webs & snakes

& a Halloween gift

And then enjoy a scary scavenger hunt or quiz with scary prizes!!

But hurry – only 4 available on each date

£180 for a 2 night stay for up to 2 adults & 2 children.

A small gift for everyone who comes for their photo taken in fancy dress while at this event.

If you are looking for something extra special, to show your mum or wife (i.e. mother of your children!!) just how much you care; then we may have the perfect solution and perfect surprise!

We can arrange a special Mother's Day weekend surprise, by having chocolates, wine, balloons, a Teddy bear and another Mother's day gift all waiting for you on arrival. Imagine the look on her face! The Tipis are very luxurious, with carpets and a full size faux leather futon, as well as faux leather cube beds, electric fires and electric sockets - they really are home from home. There's plenty of room for the whole family. There's some lovely walks near by, and the town centre is within walking distance - as are plenty of restaurants and shops.

We do not charge any extra at special occasions like this, but if you would like to book the special Mother's day package, this will be an additional £35. If you would rather surprise her with other things, then you are more than welcome to just book a Tipi without the package.

Arrive Friday 16th March 2012 for 2 nights is only £175 for up to a family of 4 - including the Mothers' Day package.

Dad's and Grandads can be very difficult to buy gifts for - but a weekend in a Tipi or camping cabin would make a lovely treat.

The Father's Day package includes: your Dad's favourite beer/lager or cider, chocolates, a foil balloon and a special Dad's mug. This whole weekend for 2 adults and 2 children is only £165. We can also customise the package, and can include other items at an additional cost.

Arrive Friday 15th June for 2 nights.

Fri 10th & Sat 11th or

Sun 12th & Mon 13th Feb 2011

Celebrate a romantic Valentines weekend in one of our new cosy Cowboy Camping Cabins, and on arrival you will find:

a bottle of Cava/sparkling wine



a Teddy bear

table decoration & Valentine confetti


Book a romantic break in one of our Tipis. Prices are still the same normal rate but if you really want to show how romantic you can be; we also offer a special Anniversary package. This will include: balloons, Cava/sparkling wine (or beer/lager/cider of your choice), box of chocolates, a table decoration and heart confetti and a Teddy bear. The additional cost of this package is only £40 (contents may vary). The tipis and cabins are very romantic, and you can sit and watch the sun set while enjoying a glass of wine, or visit one of the restaurants or pubs nearby.

We do not charge any extra during peak times and holidays, so we do get booked up very quickly. Bookings are being taken for Christmas and New Year

Caravan/motorhome arrival date for Christmas: 22nd Dec 2011 for 5 or 10 nights only.

Caravan/motorhome arrival date for New Year: 27th Dec 2011 for minimum 5 nights.

Please remember that you may need to use your own toilet/shower facilities over the winter period.

All special offers must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

All special offers can not be used in conjunction with any other special price or promotion.

No refunds will be given under ANY circumstances. If you cancel a booking; alternative dates will ONLY be offered if we have managed to fill all your original dates booked.

Pinewood has 4 fantastic authentic native American Indian Tipis, 8 large canvas 'modern' Tipi tents and 2 cowboy tents, 4 Cowboy Camping Shacks, and new for 2011: 2 Western Wagons.

A fun, unique and environmentally friendly way to spend time away from the hustle and bustle and stresses of every day life. Wake up to the birds singing, drift off to the sound of the owls, and just simply enjoy the mixture of old fashioned camping in a truly beautiful place, while being at home with nature. You'll go home feeling re-charged and re-freshed.

Our modern tipis sleep up to 6 people - 2 adults and 4 children (our price & furnishings are based on a family of 4), and are a lovely cosy place to spend time as a couple or a family. Young and old (and all those in between!), will have an extraordinary experience.

This photo above, taken in 2009, is of one of our furnished authentic Indian Tipis.

All of our tipis are on wooden decks, and have electric heaters and most are furnished with futons and are surprisingly spacious. As they are raised off the ground, they are very clean and homely. All you really need to bring are your sleeping bags and pillows, a towel/toiletries, a torch, and any food and drinks you would like, and your sense of adventure! You'll have a real fun time!

Tipis are perfect for so many people; families, couples wanting a romantic break, walkers, bird spotters, surfers;.... the list goes on. Why not surprise a loved one as a birthday or anniversary treat.

You can hire a gas stove from us (please book this when booking your holiday) if you wish to travel extra light, although you are more than welcome to bring your own, as well as any home comforts that you desire; i.e. BBQ, portable DVD player, radio etc. It makes a welcome change to get away from it all, but there are some things we just can't seem to live without in this modern era (we keep trying to tell our own kids that we managed perfectly well without mobile phones when we were kids - but they just don't seem to listen!).

Each Tipi has it's own picnic bench. You can sit outside and watch the sun set - it's beautiful to watch and very memorable.

LARGE AUTHENTIC TRADITIONAL INDIAN TIPI TENTS (as above but now on a large wooden decking area)

Our authentic traditional native American Indian Tipis are quite spectacular. They have been built in the same traditional way in which native Indians built them hundreds of years ago. They have 15 wooden poles, and are covered in a thick traditional canvas. We now have them erected on a large wooden decked platform; each with it's own outdoor space. they each have a picnic bench, and enough room for you to enjoy an outdoor meal together or a BBQ. They also have a full size faux brown leather futon, and 2 single cube chair/beds, a small table, an electric heater and an electric socket (metered). Great for up to a family of 4.

This photo above shows an open cowboy tent, then behind is a closed cowboy tent, with a modern Tipi in the background and an authentic Tipi to the left. Taken in 2009, we have now moved the cowboy tent nearer to the Cowboy Shacks.

LARGE MODERN TIPIS (as pictured below)

We also have 8 large modern Tipi tents. These are very stylish, traditional and made from 100%cotton, which is a natural and replenishable material. They are very sturdy, and instead of the authentic wooden poles, they have just 1 central pole, and guy ropes connected around the top of the walls are tensioned to keep the elegant shape. They are very spacious and sleep 6 comfortably (max 2 adults & our prices are based on 4 & they are furnished for 4 - if additonal guests staying; extra air beds or travel cots can be brought, but we do not have spare beds on site). The tipi tents are based on a traditional design, but have been improved for modern day use. They keep the inside cool on hot days, and the electric heater keeps them warm and cosy on cooler nights. These TIpis also have an electric socket (metered) for your convenience. The tipi tents are placed on a wooden deck, have coir matting, a double faux brown leather futon, and 2 faux brown leather cube chair/beds and a small table. They are all ready for you to just to bring your sleeping bags, a pillow, torch, towel, toiletries and food and drink. Of course, as you have the convenience of metered electric, but you don't have to use it if you don't want to, you are very welcome to bring a kettle or toaster for an easy breakfast, or anything else electrical.

This photo above, of a modern Tipi, was taken in 2009. We have now replaced these with brand new ones for 2011, and while they are still sited on these wooden decks, the new ones have an electric fire instead of a wood burning stove.


Our Cowboy Tents are 90% similar to our modern Tipis - still made from canvas - slightly smaller in size, but slightly different shape. They are now sited on a large deck with carpets, a double futon and 1 single cube beds and a small table. They also have a picnic bench outside. These are very similar to the modern Tipis - the only main difference is the shape, but these are also slightly smaller and would suit a couple or a family of 3.


New in 2010 are our Cowboy Camping Shacks. These basic cabins are ideal for all year round camping. They have the same basic furnishings as our Tipis - a double and 2 single cube chair beds, a small barrel table, a small storage box and an electric heater, a table lamp and socket (metered). They are double glazed and insulated and are very cosy. They also have a large covered veranda, with a rocking chair and table and stools; which is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sun set. These camping shacks are an ideal addition to our Cowboy and Indian themed area. A family of up to 2 adults and 4 children can fit ion these, although beds are provided for 4 guests, and prices are based on a family of 4. There is room to bring air beds and travel cots. Families with younger children benefit from lockable doors and a slighlty quieter position on site.

NEW FOR 2011: WOODY'S WESTERN WAGONS (pictured below)

These brand new wagons are the first of their kind in the UK. They fit in perfectly with the Wild West theme and are great fun and unique. They have been hand crafted especially for Pinewood, and are a fully enclosed wooden structure, with a canvas cover over the roof to resemble an old Wild West 'chuck wagon'. They are fully insulated so are perfect for all year round use. While they do have the old Wild West Wagon look; they come complete with some modern day comforts like 2 single beds, 1 double bed, lights, a mini fridge and microwave and kettle and a toaster, as well as a picnic bench outside and a small covered porch area. Woody's Western Wagons also have metered electric like all the other accommodation. sorry; but dogs are not allowed in the Wagons.

Woody's Western Wagon

Easter - Friday 6th April - 4 nights, Tuesday 10th - 3 nights

May Day - Friday 4th May - 3 nights

May Half Term - Friday 1st June - 3 nights, Mon 4th - 3 nights, Thurs 7th - 3 nights

Main School Holidays - from Friday 20th July - Sunday 4th September - any Friday for 3 or 7 nights, any Monday for 4 or 7 nights.

Special Events will take place outside of these dates, but ordinary bookings will not be taken.


We have introduced electric to most of Tipis (18 in total) because many guests have said, while they enjoy getting away from 'it all', they would also like to have a couple of home comforts; like a lamp or a potable DVD player to quieten the kids down after a hectic day. All electric on our site, whether staying in a carvan, tent or Tipi is metered, and you just pay for what you use. Of course, you do not have to use the electric if you are wanting a 'techno free' holiday.

Above: cowboy tent. Below: modern Tipi (photo taken in 2009, but now all modern Tipis have electric imitation 'wood burners' not real wood burning stoves).

Please be aware that the interiors of your Tipi may differ from what we have described above, as we are constantly improving and altering our site. If you would like to know exactly what is in your Tipi, please ask when making your booking.

This is us, with our 2 sons, Jordan & Brad, enjoying some quality family time, and testing out the Tipis for the first time. Until then, we hadn't even been camping before!!

This photo was taken in 2008; when Tipis were brand new to Pinewood. We have now improved them in many ways; including decking, carpets and proper furniture. We have actually replaced our original Tipis from then, as they were sub-standard, and they did let in the rain. Our new Tipis are a 1000% improvement on our first ones.

Jordan was in charge of keeping the fire going!!

Brad enjoying himself!!

Pictured above is Sophie and her staff enjoying a weekend away from Teahee Espresso Bar in Easingwold, York.

If you are searching for the ultimate wedding reception with a difference - then look no further! We have a number of weddings already booked in this year - for couples wanting an alternative or 'eco' wedding - or maybe just somewhere unusual or more memorable.

Your wedding would be a DIY wedding - with you taking control on how you wanted your day to be. You would have access to the whole site; tenting field, caravanning area, and all the Tipis, aswell as an additional field which could be used in a number of ways; car parking, play field for the children (young & old!!), maybe to put up a bouncy castle or a marquee - the choice would be yours.

As far as food and entertainment - again it is up to you; your own band or disco, a BBQ, roasting marshmallows around a camp fire, a hog roast or outside caterers.

Our first ever wedding reception was held in April this year. Karen and Guy hired the whole campsite for a weekend in April. Click on the picture above to see our rather shaky video!

While we want you to organise your wedding of your choice; obviously we are here to help and we are happy to assist you.

Other events at Pinewood are also proving very popular - family reunions, special Birthday weekends, charity events, staff weekends away and team building events.

Please see the price list for details on hiring the whole site and please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any other information which you require.

We have 5 electric hook up points, all hard standings, set out over half an acre to accommodate caravans, campers, and motorhomes.

While we love children, we also realise that there are very few sites in the area that are adult only. We feel that by separating a small area for the over 21's only, while still having plenty of space for families, we are catering for more of our guests needs.

As our Tipi camp is fairly close by, there may be occasions at busy times where you may hear the children playing. What you will not experience though is children playing ball games or running around your caravan. It's sometimes a case of hearing but not seeing here at Pinewood!

While Pinewood is open 365 days a year - please be aware that in December, January, February and possibly March toilet and shower facilities will not be available, as all units will be disconnected from the water supply, so that we do not problems with frozen pipe work etc. (as we have experienced this last winter). Please do not book in during these months if you cannot manage with your own facilities.

While this area is adults only; the newly refurbished central toilet and shower blocks are for the use of all customers on site.

Easter - Thursday 5th April - 4 nights

May Day - Friday 4th May - 3 nights

May Half Term - Friday 1st June - 3, 6 or 9 nights, Mon 4th June - 3 or 6 nights, or Thursday 7th for 3 or more nights.

Main School Holidays - from Fri 20th July arrivals Fridays only - 7, 14, 21, 28 night stays only

Easter - Thursday 5th April - 4 nights

May Day - Friday 4th May - 3 nights

May Half Term - Fri 1st June - 3, 6 or 9 nights, Mon 4th June - 3 or 6 nights, Thurs 7th June - 3 or more nights

Main School Holidays - from Fri 20th July - 3 nights arriving on a Friday or 4 nights arriving on a Monday or 7 nights arriving on a Friday or Monday.

Our tenting field is open for everyone to enjoy, and has 14 metered electric hook up points. In order to keep noise levels fairly low we try to keep our tent numbers to around 14. There are stunning views over The Yorkshire Wolds to be enjoyed.

Our tent pitches can only accommodate standard 3-4 man tents (2.5m x 3.5m maximum size) with a maximum of 4 people per tent. If your group consists of more than 4 people or you have a larger tent, then you will need to book 2 pitches. Please inform us of numbers and tent size at the time of booking, and call us if there are any changes, to avoid disappointment on arrival. We do not want to over crowd out tenting field and we will NOT allow tents to be too close or for the guy ropes to cross over each other (we are required to enforce this by law, and while many sites do not - we do - this is mainly a safety issue but also for noise levels).

Cars can be parked next to each each, but we do not allow vans (of any size), and small camper vans, or folding campers on the field (even if these are not being used for sleeping in), so please only book a tent pitch if you will be travelling in a car, as we do not want to have to refuse you on arrival because you have travelled in a camper or van.

Our whole tenting field can be hired out to groups of families and friends as part of the group booking of the tipis to use for activities or for putting a marquee on. Please give us a call for further details.

We pride ourselves on providing a very tranquil, relaxing and peaceful setting, and for this reason we only allow couples and families, unless the whole site is being hired. Unfortunately we cannot book more than 2 families or firnds togther, as experience has told us that a number of tents togther, unintentionallyspoil it for other guests.

FULL payment is now required with ALL caravan & tent bookings – we regret having to ask for this, but so many guests have let us down this year by booking a certain number of nights & then arriving & changing their nights, but not wanting to pay for the nights which they originally booked. We have been left with lots of empty nights which we could have filled by guests whom we had previously turned away.

No refunds will be offered due to bad weather.

Pinewood, Racecourse Road (A170), Scarborough. YO12 5TG United Kingdom

Tel: UK 01723 367278 Mobile: 07787378111 (this is the best number to call us on as we spend all day working on the site)

Office opening hours: 9am - 7pm


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Postcode: YO12 5TG

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