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Can anyone recommend a naice caravan park?

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MozzchopsThirty Tue 30-Dec-14 22:43:52

Looking for Catholic easter hols so usually a bit cheaper.

Need a recommendation though as I have no idea which parks are good, clean, have things to do locally

Something within 3 hours of Cardiff would be good

Dcs are 10 and 5

jellybeans Wed 31-Dec-14 00:50:52

Snowdonia is lovely. Greenacres is a nice Park with lots in the Porthmadog area. Fabulous beach also with direct access. Clean quietish park but with lots to do.

MozzchopsThirty Wed 31-Dec-14 10:47:57

Sorry I was hoping for devon or South from here
I don't want to stay in Wales

I should've been clearer in my op

VivaLeBeaver Wed 31-Dec-14 10:50:53

River dart

Spinaroo Wed 31-Dec-14 10:53:02

What are Catholic Easter holidays?

PitchWrapped Wed 31-Dec-14 10:58:24

We went to ladram bay in devon this summer. No idea if its naice or not but the caravans were lovely and we enjoyed the park.

MozzchopsThirty Wed 31-Dec-14 10:58:25

They don't finish school until good Friday, so are in school Holy Week
Which means when other children have gone back to school we still have another week off which is often much cheaper

DottyDot Wed 31-Dec-14 10:58:52

I was going to recommend Greenacres too! My favourite place.

MozzchopsThirty Wed 31-Dec-14 10:59:35

Does river dart have caravans, pool etc?

Spinaroo Wed 31-Dec-14 11:03:07

Ah, ok- thanks. In Scotland and for the past few years most councils have had 'spring break' at a set time regardless of when Holy Week is.

tortoisesarefab Wed 31-Dec-14 11:09:47

We loved ladram bay too. Caravans were nice and clean and we had one with a sea view and decking on the front.

MyGastIsTinselled Wed 31-Dec-14 11:14:37

We stayed in Doniford Bay in Somerset last year & it was lovely-we want to go back next Summer. Not sure if it's 3 hours away though.

MozzchopsThirty Wed 31-Dec-14 11:19:36

Thanks smile will take a look at these

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 31-Dec-14 11:21:35

Stowford Meadows just outside Ilfracombe is lovely.

I've got two children, 1 primary 1secondary who have different weeks off sad

MozzchopsThirty Wed 31-Dec-14 11:25:58

Doniford looks lovely smile and perfect price.
Can you tell me any more about it?

TheJiminyConjecture Wed 31-Dec-14 11:31:46

Is there more than one Doniford Bay? Because we went to one a couple of years ago and it was vile. Filthy site, stinking caravans, facilities all run down/shut or broken and surly miserable staff. We stuck it out for as long as we could but only managed 2 nights. We went easter hols also. Never again <shudder>

MyGastIsTinselled Wed 31-Dec-14 11:32:38

We went with Haven so had access to the entertainment. They've got a pool, Spar shop, restaurant & bar, amusement arcade, soft play etc. Our boys are 2 & 4 & there was plenty to entertain them. Lots of things to do in the area too. What else do you want to know? Am trying to think of what we did!

Llareggub Wed 31-Dec-14 11:36:11

Have you checked that they are different? Ours are the same this year as the other state schools.

MozzchopsThirty Wed 31-Dec-14 11:40:18

Ours finish good Friday in 2015
Although if all other schools are in Holy Week it would explain why everything is so expensive

Leviticus Wed 31-Dec-14 11:56:48

Newlands in Charmouth, Dorset is independent, clean and set in beautiful rolling green hills. It's a short drive to Lyme Regis.

Nice clubhouse and caravans, friendly staff.

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 31-Dec-14 12:11:39

It depends on the area mozzchops

Ds is in staffs & breaks up Holy Week
Dd is in cheshire & breaks up the week before.

MozzchopsThirty Wed 31-Dec-14 12:36:59

Oh wow I loved Lyme Regis as a child so will def look at that, thanks

WUME Wed 31-Dec-14 14:20:25

No idea when holy week is but all state schools here which break up on Good Friday.

Haven Devon Cliffs. Best Haven park going and has its own beach too.

We have been going there every year for about 8 years now and love it.

AliceMum09 Wed 31-Dec-14 23:00:27

We (in Sheffield) finish for the easter holidays on Friday 27th March. The Easter weekend falls in the middle of our two week break.

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