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Fancy a Haven holiday? Testers needed – free stay plus £80 shopping voucher, £75 activity pass and £80 meal vouchers in return for feedback NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Mar-14 11:47:13

We have been asked by the team at to find three lucky MNers and their families to enjoy a free stay at a Haven park and report back on MN.

Haven say "At Haven you'll find plenty to keep all the family happy and some things we think you might not expect including climbing walls, fencing and archery. We also have some exciting new activities with professional players from the BBL Basketball team teaching ball skills during the school holidays. But when the big kids are at school our parks are just great to take your tots. This year we have some lovely new interactive sessions with the Seaside Squad, our very own fun loving characters. All parks have heated pools many with flumes, water slides, lazy rivers and space bowls and plenty of additional fun like Aquajet Racers and Water Walkerz.

At Haven it's not just about activities... there's plenty of green space to run around and many parks have beautiful nature walks and trails to explore and access to some stunning coastal walks"

For more information:

We're looking for families who are able to visit a park on the following dates – they are not set in stone but are a guide:

w/c 31 March – term time – so a family with pre-school aged children
w/c 4 April – holiday time – so a family with school aged children
w/c 21 April – term time – so a family with pre-school aged children

You can pick the park you’d like to visit: for a full list see:

Selected families will be booked into a Prestige caravan for 4 nights – these sleep up to 6.

You will need to make your own way to the park.

Each family will be also offered a £80 Tesco voucher so they can stock up on food for the caravan before they go, or pay for petrol to get there (there's also a Spar on site to top up any bits you have forgotten about).

Each family will be treated to a meal in the onsite restaurant (maximum £80).

In addition they will receive 12 activity passes, which can be used to book lots of different activities see

In return for this free trip (worth up to £710 Easter break/ £494 March – April break) each MNer will be asked to:

~ Make a video diary of their trip and submit this to Haven. These videos will be edited and will be shown on the forthcoming Haven pages on MN, on as well as possibly elsewhere. They will be hosted on YouTube.
~ Add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet – at least three times. We're looking for feedback before you go, once you're there (you'll need to be able to post whilst you're there – there are WiFi hotspots available) and when you return. Please note tips and comments may well be used by Haven on their (forthcoming) pages on Mumsnet as well as possibly elsewhere (including on social media, in the press etc). Your MN name will not be used.
~ Add photos to the feedback thread (these don't need to show the children/ yourself, eg they could feature the caravan, food, footsteps on the beach etc)
~ Tweet about the stay including photos
~ Add a review on Mumsnet to the Self Catering pages

If you'd like to sign up please add your details here.

We will be in touch with selected testers asap and their details will be passed to the team at Haven so they can make the booking arrangements.

Thanks and good luck!

MyLeftElbow Mon 10-Mar-14 15:59:10

Signed up, fingers firmly crossed!

ilove Mon 10-Mar-14 16:04:40


Llareggub Mon 10-Mar-14 16:05:42

Worth bearing in mind that school holidays vary across the UK. I'm in Wales and the second date you've listed is still term time for us.

Manchesterhistorygirl Mon 10-Mar-14 16:14:17


pinkangelita Mon 10-Mar-14 16:30:24


TurnOffTheTv Mon 10-Mar-14 16:34:29

Bugger. Completed the survey but we are still in school on the 4th April hmm

MyGastIsFlabbered Mon 10-Mar-14 16:35:52

Darn it, we've just booked our holiday, doubt that we'd want to go twice in a year!

MyGastIsFlabbered Mon 10-Mar-14 16:36:18

We've just booked our Haven holiday my post should say

ThePortlyPinUp Mon 10-Mar-14 16:48:17

Done, would love to go away this year, starting my nursing degree in September and think holidays will definitely be on hold for the next three years.

dancemom Mon 10-Mar-14 17:51:52

Done, would love this, dd loves Haven!

InMySpareTime Mon 10-Mar-14 17:57:49


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Mar-14 18:03:24

Oh yes don't worry...dates are a guideline. You can add a note about the dates on the form.

RudolphLovesoftplay Mon 10-Mar-14 18:38:02

Signed up!! Fingers crossed

This would be amazing, we had to cancel our haven holiday last year due to chicken pox! Kids were gutted!

LESuffolk Mon 10-Mar-14 18:44:37

Shouldn't you be asking Local Editors to do this? smile.

kazzawazzawoo Mon 10-Mar-14 18:48:40

Done. We would love to do this smile Hope we will find out soon, as I will need to apply for time off work smile

PandaFeet Mon 10-Mar-14 18:51:41

I can't go. But here's a bit of feedback.

The UK includes Northern Ireland. If Haven don't have any parks in Northern Ireland they shouldn't really have "UK" all over their website.

Great Britain. That's the term they need.

Dirtymistress Mon 10-Mar-14 19:00:20

Signed up. We can but daydreamsmile

SweetPeaPods Mon 10-Mar-14 19:04:07

Done. Fingers crossed I can dream

trickydickie Mon 10-Mar-14 19:15:42

Done. I am living in hope.

idleweiss Mon 10-Mar-14 19:24:01

This would be great!! We are yet to go on a family holiday together, and it would be lovely to do so before my 3rd LO makes an appearance! Have everything crossed! smile

GuineaPigGaiters Mon 10-Mar-14 19:43:24

The only time I've ever been to haven we found a pair of the previous occupants dirty undies under the bed...the staff were less than helpful. Never again...shudder

aprilanne Mon 10-Mar-14 20:02:49

all done so here,s hoping

IAmNotAPrincessIAmAKahleesi Mon 10-Mar-14 20:15:01

Wow this is an amazing one!

Done smile <crosses everything>

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