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Anyone been to the Haven BERWICK site?

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JumpingDizzy Wed 06-Aug-08 18:02:57

thinking of going with my mate her dd and my dss. Anyone been and what's it like?

JumpingDizzy Wed 06-Aug-08 18:13:43


JumpingDizzy Thu 07-Aug-08 11:20:01


Dalrymps Thu 07-Aug-08 11:21:37

Is that Berwick upon tweed? If it is I haven't been but I live in berwick adn it's very nice smile. If it's somewhere else please ignore me.

JumpingDizzy Thu 07-Aug-08 11:22:56

yes berwick upon Tweed. Thanks smile

Dalrymps Thu 07-Aug-08 11:24:56

I'll ask dh what it's like when he comes in for dinner, he grew up here and might know more about it than me. Will post later if he has more info smile

JumpingDizzy Thu 07-Aug-08 11:34:25

cheers. I know it's next to the sea so that's a bonus smile

Dalrymps Thu 07-Aug-08 12:02:43

Yeah there's quite a few little beaches here.

JumpingDizzy Thu 07-Aug-08 15:05:32

I'll have to get the kids some fishing nets if we go smile

Dalrymps Thu 07-Aug-08 15:07:40

He he how exciting smile

MmeLindt Thu 07-Aug-08 15:13:10

Do you mean Haggerston Castle?

If you do, we hated it. Sorry. I found it tacky and expensive. You have to go through the amusement arcade to get to the playpark/swimming pool. Ok, if you are good at resisting, "Mummy, want a go on that".

The pool was nothing special. We did not go to the restaurants.

Saying that, I have friends who have been several times and loved it so maybe it was just us. We went with Tesco vouchers so it was reasonably priced, I would have been annoyed if I had paid full price.

The area itself is great. Great beaches, we were at Bamburgh. The castle there is nice too.

A great place to go, though very expensive is Alnwick Castle and Gardens. (Hogwarts in the films) Take a picnic and spend the whole day there. Great for DCs.

The Honey Farm is great too.

How old are your DCs?

I would go again to the area.

MmeLindt Thu 07-Aug-08 15:14:02

You cannot access the beach from the park, btw. It is a bit inland.

Dalrymps Thu 07-Aug-08 15:16:21

Haven carravan site is totally different place to Haggerston Castle HTH

MmeLindt Thu 07-Aug-08 15:24:27

Oops, sorry. Then disregard the stuff about the park. I did not realise that there were 2 Haven parks so close.

But the area is still fab

Dalrymps Thu 07-Aug-08 15:35:01

Yeah there's one nearer to the sea, in Berwick although I'm a bit confused as to which the op is going to now too!

JumpingDizzy Fri 08-Aug-08 00:01:19

Dalrymps it's the one near the sea I'm thinking of going to not haggerston.

I've heard about haggerston from a friend.

Dalrymps Fri 08-Aug-08 09:12:09

Oh right, well dh says the one you are thinking of going to seems nice, he hasn't stayed there himself but has delivered things there as part of his job and says there is a posh spa bit or something like that and that the restaurant bit looks really nice.
He said it's very popular, doesn't know much more than that though, sorry.
One more thing is, if you come to Berwick it's only about 45mins-1hr on the train to Edinburgh and the shops there are lovely smile. Hope you manage to decide on where you want to go and have a nice holiday.

jellybeans Fri 08-Aug-08 16:39:36

Have been. It is a lovely area. Park can be very lively/rowdy in August. Quite a few groups youths drinking etc. Police did 2 blue light runs to the park while we were there. Hard to get a seat in the entertainment late at night. Funstars try and sell stuff constantly to the kids. 'go ask your mum to buy one of these t shirts like ours in the shop over there,' etc and coming round with light up dummies. The beach is nice but there was glass and bottles on the way down. Lots of these things happen everywhere of course. We had a good holiday but used it more as a base than anything.

JumpingDizzy Fri 08-Aug-08 18:01:44

thanks. we're going in september so hope it isn't as rowdy?
Edinburgh is my favourite city so no doubt we'll pop there smile

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