Haven holidays

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Peabody25 Thu 22-Jul-21 12:46:44

Anyone been to a particularly good haven holiday park please? We're in West Yorkshire and probably want to travel no more than three hours.

Looking to go next May half term for the week. We've already done a few on the east coast and happy to go back, but would like to try others as well.

Needs to be a coastal site ideally, with plenty to do on site but also nearby too to entertain 8yo DS. He loves swimming, climbing, anything outdoors really and needs to be constantly moving.

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Mrsjayy Thu 22-Jul-21 12:51:42

We used to love Primrose Valley near Filey it was our favourite or Haggerston castle , Ayr in Scotland is nice enough right by the beach you can go on the beach from the caravan site, we don't have half term in Scotland so might be quieter but it's fully open.

Mrsjayy Thu 22-Jul-21 12:54:44

My friend went to Seaton sands a lot when the kids were younger they loved it I've not been so can't comment it's in Prestonpans.

emmathedilemma Thu 22-Jul-21 15:07:38

I've not heard great things about the clientele at Seaton Sands!

Mrsjayy Thu 22-Jul-21 15:13:43

I've not heard great things about the clientele at Seaton Sands!

Fair enough if it's not great then best avoided.

emmathedilemma Thu 22-Jul-21 21:25:29

Seton sands is in a bit of a random location. There’s a beach across the road but it’s not “seaside” with facilities and a prom other than toilets in the car park. And it’s a bit out of the residential area which isn’t the most desirable part of East Lothian. But it tends to be reasonably priced, particularly if you fancy a day trip or two into Edinburgh.
Haggerston castle is meant to be good and I know people who go who is trust their judgement!

Nohomemadecandles Thu 22-Jul-21 21:27:40

Hafan y Mor is decentbin N Wales.

We used it as a base to see N Wales when the kids were little. Immaculately clean. The party bar is what it is but playground, beach, pool all good.

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Mrsjayy Thu 22-Jul-21 21:29:18

Well all that sounds a bit Meh I think my friend met English family there so perhaps that is why she went, and "the kids" are nearly 30 so maybe it's changed.

Mrsjayy Thu 22-Jul-21 21:30:38

Ah the was a reply to emmathedilema

Nohomemadecandles Thu 22-Jul-21 21:31:05

We did archery , rope bridge things and fencing from memory.

Fluffmonkey82 Thu 22-Jul-21 21:34:39

I have been to quite a few Haven sites and my favourite is Berwick as it is such a friendly lovely wee park but maybe not enough activities for you. Thorpe Park is massive and has good beach access, just back from Hafan Y Mor, the park itself is lovely and the pool is amazing but there's not a lot to do in the surrounding area well there wasn't for my kids.

Nohomemadecandles Thu 22-Jul-21 21:38:32

Fluffmonkey82

I have been to quite a few Haven sites and my favourite is Berwick as it is such a friendly lovely wee park but maybe not enough activities for you. Thorpe Park is massive and has good beach access, just back from Hafan Y Mor, the park itself is lovely and the pool is amazing but there's not a lot to do in the surrounding area well there wasn't for my kids.

Yeah we schlepped them to Abersoch beach, Criccieth beach, Carnarvon Castle etc. And when they were really tiny we drove around a lot! Whilst they slept in the car grin there's nothing to walk to. The heritage railway at Porthmadog is fab. Takes you to a lovely old disused railway station with loads of kid stuff.

Peabody25 Thu 22-Jul-21 21:39:13

Ooh brilliant, some lovely ideas here. I'll have a look.

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Whatelsecouldibecalled Thu 22-Jul-21 21:42:13

We’ve just come back from Thorpe park. Loads of activities. Probably fits your criteria. Cleethorpes not overly pretty though.

I’ve heard good things about primrose valley.

Went to Berwick last year which was nice but I don’t think enough activities for your criteria

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