New stuff at Waitby

And this is before Uruguay scored...

So, exciting news at Waitby School – wait for it – drum roll – we have a new TV and sound system! Over the years we have been stocking an extensive library of CDs to play through our wired-in Bose surround sound speakers. There are two main disadvantages to this, the first being that more »

Britain’s Finest competition winner

Sunrise at Waitby School

In Autumn last year, Waitby School organised a competition in partnership with our friends at Britain’s Finest. The prize was a long weekend at Waitby, complete with Champagne, chocolates and a voucher for a local restaurant. Congratulations to our prize-winner, David Clarke. We know you more »

Social hiking at Waitby with Paul Steele and friends

Two of the Nine Standards

In November, Waitby School hosted the first of what we hope will be many Bald Hiker Social Hikes. Organised by the Bald Hiker, world-famous travel blogger Paul Steele, the aim of these weekends is to socialise and enjoy the countryside. “I get asked many times if I would help introduce people to more »

From our younger guests…

Hannah, you win the awesome genius award for your drawings!

We’ve had some wonderful feedback over the years (see our testimonials), but one of the most uplifting things that we get to do is to read the views and stories of the children who have stayed at Waitby School over the years. Gracie has left a book in the school desk and some little more »

Cumbrian and London breweries collaborate on Brit Hop

Brit Hop

London brewer Fuller’s has teamed up with the Hardknott Brewery in Cumbria to create a limited edition seasonal ale called Brit Hop, which will be available in Fuller’s pubs and selected freehouses throughout April. Brit Hop (4.1% ABV) is brewed with eight British hops. Hardknott head more »

Britain’s Finest competition winner

Britain's Finest prize

Congratulations to Jainie Fordham, winner of the Britain's Finest competition, which more than a thousand people entered. We hope you will enjoy your Champagne and chocolates weekend at Waitby School. In the meantime, here's a picture of what's waiting for you when you get there! And more »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Waitby School!

Happy New Year to everyone from the team at Waitby School holiday cottage. We've had a great year and thanks to all our guests - new and repeat visitors - who chose to holiday with us over the last 12 months. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Once the Christmas and New Year more »

Waitby School on VisitBritain SuperBlog

Walk from Waitby School

A couple of weekends ago, a VisitBritain SuperBlogger visited Waitby School – and what a nice chap he is. VisitBritain is the UK’s National Tourism agency which promotes Britain overseas and it created this travel blog to bring together, “Some of the most influential and creative minds in more »

Northern Lights – getting closer

Coronal Mass Ejection

Open the papers or look at the biggest news websites today and you will probably have seen some awe-inspiring pictures of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis – and the photos haven’t just been taken in Scandinavia or Scotland! Photographer Paul Kingston (follow him on twitter - more »

Kirkby Stephen in October issue of BBC’s Countryfile Magazine

Kirkby Stephen Train Station

Open this October’s issue of the BBC's Countryfile Magazine  and past guests of Waitby School will recognise the iconic Smardale Gill viaduct splashed across a two-page profile of walking in Kirby Stephen. For those who haven’t stayed with us yet, Smardale Gill is a short walk directly from more »

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