Are your kids fans of the BBC Children’s show Old Jack’s Boat with Bernard Cribbins playing Old Jack, the retired fisherman?
This could be the perfect day out for them.
On this trip we will visit the North Yorkshire seaside village of Staithes, where the TV series is filmed each year. We can walk the streets and see all the sites from where Old Jack regales tall tales. There are plenty of people in the village involved with the show locations, who can give you the inside track on the show.
To help get to know the village we can spend an hour doing the Staithes Treasure Trail, tracking down house signs, Old Jack pictures and interesting village memorabilia.
Staithes, is a beautiful old fishing village once home to Captain Cook, with winding cobbled streets and lot’s to see and do. It is also one of the most photographed places in Yorkshire – so don’t forget your cameras.
Our agenda for morning and afternoon, will be dependent upon the weather and the tides. If the weather is good and the tide out we can play on the beach, walk around the headland, look for fossils and spend a couple of hours rock pooling.
If the tide is in, we can take our buckets and crab lines, walk past the lifeboat, to the breakwater – a top crabbing spot, with fantastic views of the village across the harbour.
This is a special day, offering a traditional British seaside experience. No matter what the weather, with waterproofs this day is great fun for all the family!