With all this glorious weather we’ve had over the last few months, I was unusually relieved that we never got round to booking a holiday abroad. Instead, we headed to Yorkshire for Thea’s first ever holiday, and our first ever campervan holiday. I’ve always been a huge fan of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, but sadly my dream of converting a caravan is not shared by Michael. It turns out a Mercedes Sprinter van conversion however, is more up his street. Before dashing to the nearest van yard we, rather sensibly, decided to do a test run and hire a similar vehicle first, so off we went to pick up the very yellow Mo from Quirky Campers. Mo is no ordinary Sprinter van, she has been lovingly converted into a beautiful, practical and deceptively spacious campervan. For our mini holiday we stayed at the Crow’s Nest Campsite near Scarborough, and being able to park up and open the back doors to an uninterrupted sea view (see photo below) was definitely the highlight of the whole trip.

We spent a few days exploring the North Yorkshire Coast, including the stunning, but rather steep, Robin Hood’s Bay. I conveniently wandered off to take photos when it was time to push the pram back up the giant hill. Sorry Michael. Next, we headed to Whitby, where Thea enjoyed her first boat ride. She enjoyed it so much that we literally had to pull her off at the end. After so much excitement we spent our last afternoon parked at the Cliff Street Park, with the van doors open overlooking Filey and the North Sea. A pretty good end to a great holiday. Now we just need to go van shopping…