Similar UK destinations to Centreparcs?

(14 Posts)
Lily2020 Wed 09-Sep-20 11:10:51

Any recommendations for a nice UK break for a family of 3 - child age 2.
Loved centreparcs & the bay at filey.
Ideally something similar, with enough to do to keep daughter entertained! Pool a must!

Thanks 😊

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emmathedilemma Wed 09-Sep-20 13:29:55

parkdean, Hoseasons and Haven all offer on site entertainment and a lot have a pool. Forest Holidays are lovely lodges and sites but they don't have a pool.

bakewelltarty Wed 09-Sep-20 13:44:04

I've just come back from Sandy Balls in the New Forest. Would highly recommend.

Ricekrispie22 Wed 09-Sep-20 17:14:38

Finlake www.haulfrynholidays.co.uk/our-parks/south-west-england/finlake/

iklboo Wed 09-Sep-20 17:36:08

I want to go to Sandy Balls just for the name! We've always had very enjoyable holidays with Haven. Lots to do, plenty of local attractions and pools. We were supposed to be going this year but...well... you know.

sultanaloaf Wed 09-Sep-20 17:47:58

Second Finlake. Beautiful part of Devon and lots to do on and off site.

bakewelltarty Thu 10-Sep-20 16:34:33

iklboo

I want to go to Sandy Balls just for the name! We've always had very enjoyable holidays with Haven. Lots to do, plenty of local attractions and pools. We were supposed to be going this year but...well... you know.


You will be very pleased to know that the local pub is called The Fighting Cock smile

Foldinthecheese Thu 10-Sep-20 16:38:56

I’ve never been, but Bluestone in Wales comes highly recommended. We were hoping to go this year but it was booked up before we could get ourselves organised.

ShivRoy Thu 10-Sep-20 16:40:47

Another recommendation for Sandy Balls. And The Fighting Cocks pub is great if you love donkeys!

NotGenerationAlpha Thu 10-Sep-20 16:45:19

We went to bluestones when the DC were very young. It's a lovely place for little ones. They have activities on site, which my DC loved. There's a big indoor adventure center with bouncy castle, softplay, indoor goape type thing, climbing wall. The dinner show was very good too. It also has lots in Pembrokeshire. Their website has all the details. I remember we went to folly farm, Tenby, some iron age settlement. There are also some really neat prehistoric stones, and a cliff side chapel.

We normally go to centerparcs because from the south coast, it is a long drive to Pembrokeshire. Both Longleat and Woburn are much closer.

NotGenerationAlpha Thu 10-Sep-20 16:45:51

Never been to Sandy Balls so can't compare. We are near the New Forest so will never pay to stay in there!

nevermorelenore Thu 17-Sep-20 19:49:27

iklboo

I want to go to Sandy Balls just for the name! We've always had very enjoyable holidays with Haven. Lots to do, plenty of local attractions and pools. We were supposed to be going this year but...well... you know.

Same here! There used to be an advert for Sandy Balls on TV with a soothing male voice and the way he'd say Saaaandy Balllls used to have me in stitches. If we go, I want a t-shirt with the park's name on it.

Depends what you liked about Centre Parcs really. We found Haven very good at that age. I think DS was around 3 when we did Riverie Sands in Cornwall, which had activities like messy play and dance classes for little ones, plus the cheesy evening entertainment! Haven Thorpe Park has a decent indoor pool plus slides etc and an outdoor bit, plus seaside-y stuff nearby.

TakeMeToYourLiar Thu 17-Sep-20 19:54:52

Bluestone is probably closest

Haven Hopton is lovely. Right on the beach. If you are up early you can see the sun rise over the beach.

Big swimming pools indoor and outdoor, activities and evening shows. Easy drive to Norfolk broads abc attractions

Sumlove Sun 27-Sep-20 17:29:10

Highly recommend bluestone, especially with a little one. We have been twice. Gorgeous part of the world too. Just beautiful.

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