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Tortoise Tue 16-Jun-09 13:28:30

Have you been there?
Trying to find out what it is like. smile

Or have you been to Hazelwood holiday park? Reviews are not too good so i need someone who has been to give their opinions.

Tortoise Tue 16-Jun-09 20:06:40

Bumpety Bump!

Tortoise Tue 16-Jun-09 22:09:07

No one answers any of my threads. sad
grin

elvislives Tue 16-Jun-09 22:18:45

We went to Dawlish Warren many years ago and had a great time. Not recently tho, so it's probably not much help.

Tortoise Tue 16-Jun-09 22:24:29

Thanks.
Did you stay at either of these parks? smile
I guess the park doesn't matter so much when there is a beach so close. grin

morningpaper Tue 16-Jun-09 22:26:10

Dawlish is a bit grim IMO

It's very erm... arcades and fat naked men with beer

imvho

Do you have any other options?!

morningpaper Tue 16-Jun-09 22:27:32

Aw I have just looked at your profile - what a lovely pic!

Actually, for your 4 kids, Dawlish would be fine

Not that you are a fat beer-drinker, but they are not toddlers so will probably just enjoy racing around making friends on the sands all day

Tortoise Tue 16-Jun-09 22:35:35

Thanks MP smile. That was taken 2 yrs ago at Haven!
Well, i am fat lol! grin And i do prefer beer to wine! grin
Only other options really are exmouth(Never been here either) or Weymouth (again!) Has to be near a train station because i don't drive.

rolledhedgehog Tue 16-Jun-09 22:46:40

I have been to a holiday park in Dawlish called Welcome. It was nice. Dawlish is an ok place as a base. Huge beach. Kids loved it. There is a chav factor but not as much as other places. I have unwisely been on holiday e.g Great Yarmouth.

Is Hazelwood not quite far from the beach from memory?

Tortoise Tue 16-Jun-09 22:57:36

Thanks Hedgehog. Welcome looks nice too. And around the same price. Have sent off for a brochure.
Yes i think Hazelwood is close to the beach. Looks like welcome is pretty close too. Any ide if it is walking with luggage (and 4 DC!) distance?

tutu100 Tue 16-Jun-09 23:00:38

Exmouth is lovely. Loads to do both beach and in the town. Used to go there quite a bit when we had family living down that way.

I actually really liked the beach at Dawlish Warren, but not sure how easy it is to get to other places there if you don't drive.

Tortoise Tue 16-Jun-09 23:03:37

Thanks tutu. smile
Have looked into transport and there are trains to Dawlish and Exeter.
Also 15th Aug is carnival week in Dawlish which includes a free air show on the 20th. Kids would enjoy that and i love the word 'Free'!

rolledhedgehog Wed 17-Jun-09 13:46:44

Welcome is a walk not far. I had a little toddler in a buggy and a 3 year old and it did not seem a trek (can't get my head round 4 kids as now have 3 and seems a tribe!). I think because of the way it is laid out there are no parks right next to the beach. It is very close to shops and restaurants etc.

Tortoise Wed 17-Jun-09 16:50:50

Thanks.
We are used to walking a lot but short walk is better with all our luggage!

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