Welcome to the Wayside Family

We like to think of Wayside as a family.

From our seasonal touring families to the occupants of our holiday lodges and the team here; owner Mark Goodson and Park Managers Trevor & Angela. There’s always a friendly face, a chuckle or conversation drifting between the homes on the park.

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Friendship and family doesn’t stop at our door, we’ve long believed in having friendships with organisations and groups throughout Ryedale and North Yorkshire. They’re relationships we’re both very grateful to have established and proud of our contribution to; here’s three of them.

In 2012 we began supporting Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team. The organisation is totally voluntary and provides a year-round, weather-regardless, service to the North York Moors and beyond – they’ve even been called out to Hull!

The team relies on donations and support from the public and here at Wayside it was obvious we should be supporting them. As park owners and holiday home occupants, we can enjoy the landscape around us safe in the knowledge if something does go wrong, a highly trained team is there to support us.

Towards the end of 2014 Wayside Lakes owner Mark Goodson helped to secure the future of a cancer support group in Pickering, just a couple of miles from our front door.

It would probably be fair to say that most of us have been impacted by cancer in some form, whether directly or through witnessing friends and family battle the illness. Thankfully there’s numerous groups offering support to sufferers and their families, but in tough financial times they’re often hard pressed to secure funds.

The Ryedale Cancer Support and Social Group runs free monthly drop in sessions in the market town of Pickering and despite numbers growing, funding had been reduced and nearly lost. That’s where Wayside was honoured to step in.

After being approached and made aware of their position Mark was able to make a donation that helped secure the group’s future. We are delighted to have been able to make a positive impact to our local community – community matters now more than ever, if we can play our part we’re delighted to do so.

Once upon a time you could catch the train from Malton to Driffield, whizzing through the stunning Yorkshire Wold landscape on your way to the invigorating Yorkshire Coast. In 1950 however, that option was lost with the line’s closure.

There’s a fantastic twist to this tale, one that keeps it alive and well! In 2008 the Yorkshire Wolds Railway Restoration Project formed, with the intention of return a portion of the line to a heritage tourist attraction.

Yorkshire has so much history and we feel it’s important we must never lose or forget it. To that end we’re proud to be backing the Yorkshire Wolds Railway – as a business reliant on tourism and Yorkshire’s incredible tourism offer, it was a match made in heaven for us to help the Trust reach its aims.

We’d love it time to see the Yorkshire Wolds Railways become as successful as our near neighbour, the North York Moors Railway. Until then, we can’t wait to climb aboard!

The Wayside Family: diverse, incredible, Yorkshire – we’re proud to be part of it.

Article Update: Main Image Updated 2020