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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!

Tortoise Thu 20-Mar-14 07:34:12

Well done to the lucky 3.

ThePortlyPinUp Wed 19-Mar-14 16:57:22

We'll done lucky families, hope you all have a great time smile

Pickofthepops Wed 19-Mar-14 16:54:17

Well done lucky folk smile

RandallFloyd Wed 19-Mar-14 16:50:54

I just had an email come through as I was reading this, my heart was in my mouth for a second!

It's ok though, I don't need a free holiday anymore, it was from the US Treasury office letting me know about $1500 they owe me. I'm just off to send them my bank details.

Have a lovely time you lucky, lucky people. Have a sangria for me!

GinSoakedMisery Wed 19-Mar-14 16:47:24

Well done to the lucky three. Have a lovely time.

NonnoMum Wed 19-Mar-14 16:45:46

Congrats to the lucky ones... Have a great time...

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Mar-14 16:37:09

hello - emails to the three lucky folks have been sent out now.

We were inundated with folks for this I know there will be some disappointed folks. We'd love to pick all of you but it would be impossible.

custardcream1000 Wed 19-Mar-14 13:36:19

Hi Anne,

On the form I selected the week commencing 4th April, but I have just realised that my eldest is still in school that week!

Could I please change our available date to the w/c 21st April smile

Thank you

YoureAShoe Wed 19-Mar-14 07:23:27

Eeee will it be announced soon?

NonnoMum Tue 18-Mar-14 17:58:02

Baited breath... (Or is it bated?) think it's baited...

Tortoise Tue 18-Mar-14 11:54:08

I put Weymouth but could do Devon Cliffs.
Fingers tightly crossed here too but I'm not that lucky!

custardcream1000 Mon 17-Mar-14 13:19:04

Fingers crossed. Good luck everyone smile

idleweiss Mon 17-Mar-14 11:10:47

My fingers ache, I've got them crossed so much!!!! This would be our first ever family holiday if chosen! Here's hoping!! smile

CrushingCandies Mon 17-Mar-14 09:27:31

Fingers crossed grin

capecath Sun 16-Mar-14 21:43:26

Ah thanks Ann just seen your last post. Sent you a pm.

capecath Sun 16-Mar-14 21:25:19

Oo when are we going to hear?? So keen for a holiday. We'll actually be very happy to go to any of the parks in Northern England or Scotland. Pleeeease pick us!!

NonnoMum Sun 16-Mar-14 21:11:11

Ok Honeybadger - if they allow 7, I'll chuck out the oldies and you and your DS can come join us. Hope you like noise/mess/chaos and a game of swingball.

TheCrimsonQueen Sun 16-Mar-14 19:49:06

Done - hope it worked

RandallFloyd Sun 16-Mar-14 19:40:21

Does it have to be a 'prestige' caravan?
Only one of the main attractions for me is that I could bring my dog but they're only allowed in the 'standard' ones.

Stockhausen Sun 16-Mar-14 19:37:00

Done, hopefully!

TheHoneyBadger Sun 16-Mar-14 19:25:36

nonno i only put myself and my son down - i could find more to take if needs be. doubt they'll picking on that basis.

NonnoMum Sun 16-Mar-14 18:42:30

Just to let you know, the form gave me 7 fields for holidaymakers, which I filled in, but I think the caravan might only sleep 6.

We can easily dump grandma and grandpa and just be a family of 5 for research purposes!!

TheHoneyBadger Sun 16-Mar-14 18:18:12

everything crossed here. hoping that being available for any of the dates helps.

kazzawazzawoo Sun 16-Mar-14 17:34:32

Thanks Ann smile Fingers crossed.

Pickofthepops Sun 16-Mar-14 14:09:18

Thanks Ann smile

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