Haven Kiln Park.
Having just come back form Kiln Park just last Friday I thought I would write a review now.
We had a brilliant holiday and the weather was glorious.
As we booked out holiday through the Sun Holidays we didn't really have the option in what caravan we wanted to stay in, Kiln Park offers Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Prestige and Platinum but a week before our holiday I had a courtesy call from Kiln Park who rang to tell me they now had drive through Check-in and asked if we wanted to upgrade our caravan. Seeing as we were trying to save for our holiday I politely refused the upgrade but was wishing I did! But at £2 per person per night it seemed a little steep.
Anyway after wondering what our Standard caravan would look like we were about to find out.
We arrived and went through the drive through check-in an hour and half earlier than we were supposed to this was no problem and we were given our entertainment passes, caravan key and maps etc.
The lady at check-in was fantastic and gave us directions to our caravan but informed us that entering the caravan before our check-in time of 4pm would mean that we would take responsibility if we entered it sooner so we didn't! We drove around the park to find out just where everything was and found our caravan. About 3.35pm we saw the cleaner coming out of our caravan and locking up so we asked if it would be to go in then and she informed us that it was fine.
From the outside I thought our caravan looked quite old and me and my hubby both made eyes at each other as if to say what on earth is this!!
But opening the door I was thrilled to see just how nice it was inside.
It was very clean and the toilet had a tab going around it to say that it had just been cleaned and was hygienic.
The living/dining area was lovely, really big and spacious and it was obviously an on-site caravan as there was no personal touches at all, the carpet was clean as were the sofas.
The kitchen was nice and neat and not too compact and then we went through a door which led to the bedrooms. We had three bedrooms which were lovely and bright, the beds were made and the rooms were nice and clean. The bathroom was also clean and nice and bright.
As we had a travel cot with us for our little one my hubby took on of the beds away and stored it in our bedroom and there was ample room for the cot and the other bed.
The wardrobes had hangers inside and there was plenty of storage space.
As it was a self-catering holiday we took a lot of food stuff with us and although there wasn't a separate freezer (just the ice box in the fridge) we managed really well.
The caravan was well stocked with kitchen utensils and cookware and it was all spotless, my only disappointment being that the microwave was too small to accommodate my sons microwave sterilizer, I boiled his bottles in the sink bowl instead but reading the guide file I quickly noticed that there are steam sterilizer units available on site you just have to inform reception that you would like to use them.
Our caravan was situated a 5 minute walk from the clubhouse which is called FunWorks, the park, the outdoor pool, and the shop (Spar).
Just walking around the site you could see that it was very clean and family friendly. The were minor building works going on just outside the Mash and Barrel which is the clubs restaurant. This wasn't anything to spoil our holiday though and we barely noticed it.
Having been informed the pool was brand new and had only opened the previous Friday, my boy's were eager to go check it out, which we did on the second day. The changing rooms were really clean with lovely big rooms set to look like little beach huts. There were hairdryers available to use free of charge and the changing room area was really bright.
The pool was lovely. There's a little kiddy pool which leads to the larger pool and a little Jacuzzi. To the side there is also a big slide which my boy's loved (big and little haha!!).
There is an outdoor pool which looked fun and it is heated but unfortunately doesn't open until May!
The club itself is based upstairs and although there is a lift it was a little scary! The lift is like the disability ones that some people have installed in their houses rather than stairlifts and I am sure they are not meant to be used as much as this one is!
Upstairs the club is quite big with plenty of seating and holds approx 300 people. On our first night they had a live act in and he was really good, but other nights just had the FunStarz singing and although they were good it's nicer when they have acts in to perform (I think).
The drinks in the club are very pricey!! Expect to pay £3.50 for a pint of lager and £4.85 for a double Bacardi and coke! Slush puppies cost £2.
There's a little shop that sells a host of kids stuff at stupid prices too! £12 for light up glasses!
I do expect this however as it is always the same in holiday places.
Situated downstairs is a Papa Johns Pizza place and a Burger King, these were at the usual prices and also downstairs is the arcade area.
Here you will find the penny pushers, 10p pushers, ticket machines, teddy grabbers and fruit machines. There's also an over 18's fruit machine arcade right at the front of the clubhouse.
The Spar shop is really big and sells the usual stuff.. Bread, milk etc and also sells the extortionate priced toys!
From the site you can also walk down a path that leads to Tenby North Beach and you can walk right across and into Tenby town itself.
I adore Tenby, I have been going there since I was a child and it is so picturesque.
Tenby town has a Boots, Tesco Express and other shops and banks. It also has a Sainsbury's, which is situated just underneath a big Multi-storey car park.
My Thoughts and Feelings.
I really enjoyed my holiday and will be going back in the future, everyone was really helpful and friendly. I really have nothing bad to say other than the high prices but as I have already said that is to be expected.
The site is really nice, it was clean and tidy and very child friendly. The park is lovely and I really don't have anything at all to complain about.
My children really liked it and found their way around really easily. My eldest would come and go from the club upstairs down to the arcade and he made friends and generally had a really nice time.
Although Tenby only really has Sainsbury's as a supermarket a 20 minute drive up to Carmarthen will get you to a big Tesco's and also a Morrison's.
(I have posted this review online before and I am the owner of the photos provided, these show Tenby beach and the kitchen area of the caravan)