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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!

lottietiger Mon 10-Mar-14 20:28:36

aahh power went off near the end and im not sure im it went through or not, now it wont let me back on sad id love to go on our first family holiday ..

MiconiumHappens Mon 10-Mar-14 20:35:15

Done - smile

NonnoMum Mon 10-Mar-14 20:36:40

Ooooh! Exciting!

telsa Mon 10-Mar-14 20:40:18

Oh oh oh, us us us please. Children would be soooooo happy.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 10-Mar-14 20:43:31

We can't do any April dates, but for MNHQ reference - not all parts of the UK will have school holidays w/c 4th April. The last day of term here (vale of glamorgan) is Friday 11th April.

CrewElla Mon 10-Mar-14 20:53:01

The survey doesn't seem to be working this evening. I've tried on my phone, iPad mini, & desktop.

pickles184 Mon 10-Mar-14 20:54:04

Done, keeping fingers and toes crossed!

VelmaD Mon 10-Mar-14 21:48:35

I would love to do this, but dont do twitter - does that mean I can't enter?

blueberrycupcake Mon 10-Mar-14 22:05:46

I have my fingers crossed.

sharond101 Mon 10-Mar-14 22:08:33


MojitoMadness Mon 10-Mar-14 22:10:46

Signed up, fingers crossed.

Tortoise Mon 10-Mar-14 22:15:26

Keeping everything crossed. Can't afford a holiday plus it's mine and my son's birthday during 4th April week. grin

kazzawazzawoo Mon 10-Mar-14 22:25:07

It's my dd's birthday on 5th April, would make a great birthday treat smile

OhBabyLilyMunster Mon 10-Mar-14 23:11:16


SwingYourPantsNow Mon 10-Mar-14 23:14:24

Oh, I'd love to go - we love Haven! With two boisterous boys we always find there's tons to keep them amused... grin
<crosses fingers and toes firmly>

nickelbabe Mon 10-Mar-14 23:27:53

oooh, we always went to Haven holidays when I was a child.
that park got taken over by Don Amott, and it was never as good afterwards.

Grockle Mon 10-Mar-14 23:38:07

Has it closed already? I tried to sign up but it says 'website unavailable' sad

nickelbabe Mon 10-Mar-14 23:57:39

i did it about half an hour ago and it was fine.

try again

Solo Tue 11-Mar-14 00:10:30

I don't understand why they class a 15yo as an adult. They aren't adults Haven. Adulthood begins at 18.

nickelbabe Tue 11-Mar-14 00:18:13

that's bad.

StarsAbove Tue 11-Mar-14 00:59:26

Did it work properly if after pressing submit, it takes you to the MN survey page?

Pickofthepops Tue 11-Mar-14 03:02:13

Amazing opportunity, fingers crossed! I used to walk past Devon Cliffs when waking Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton on the south west coastal path. It always had a lovely atmosphere and looked clean and fun. Amazing views.

The spa looks lovely too. Mind you, all the parks I've checked out look great. The website was very impressive too - really easy to find the information and check options.

DS age 6 would love these activities and DH would have faith restored in UK holidays after a week (!) at Brean Sands Pontins last year!!!

Hope I haven't invalidated our entry by mentioning am pregnant and had HG last time. I feel v sick, Haven, but only been ill a few times and I'm v clean.. The sea air will help so muchgrin

BeaWheesht Tue 11-Mar-14 04:49:01

Me me me! I want to go I am often to be found extolling the virtues of haven. Pick me!


herecomesthsun Tue 11-Mar-14 05:16:10

I have just looked at the activity pages and they look very good - I had no idea Haven did all that.

Ledkr Tue 11-Mar-14 07:30:38

Done. We love Haven and I'm often amazed at the snobbery surrounding those type of holidays.

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