Memories, all alone in the moonlight......
Visited with: Infant
Childhood memories of a caravan park on the beach, hot, sunny summer days and tons of entertainment are the things that tempted me back to Haven at Caister-on-Sea and I can honestly say my illusions were not shattered. We travelled as a party of mummy, daddy, the twins, our 2 year old niece and Nanny and Grampie! We all stayed in 3 bedroom caravan. On arrival at the park we were greeted by a friendly security guard who gave us brilliant directions and made a suggestion that as it was tipping it down ('In Britain?' I hear you cry?? Never) we could perhaps take the children to the soft play. We did just that and were amazed at how large the facility was and the fact it was free was an added bonus. After burying ourselves in the ball pool for an hour we were ready to check in. The caravan was clean and tidy (if a little snug). I would suggest if you are at the stage of needing a travel cot, to remove one of the fold away beds to make space in the bedrooms as it is a little tight. Haven is a self catering site so we cooked tea in the caravan and then headed to the evening entertainment. The 'Live Lounge' is really large and we found a seat at the front ready for the disco and childrens show to start. The entertainment provides something for everyone. My only criticism of the entertainment over the 3 nights was that it is quite slow and often the children had to do a lot of waiting around (with 3 two year olds this didn't quite work for us!). After lots of dancing to children's songs, we retired to bed. The following morning there was a big shiny thing in the sky so we quickly ran outside to stare at the novelty. We headed to the soft play again and then went down to the beach. The beach literally is on the parks doorstep. Sand dunes are beginning to colonise the area but there are some lovely sandy spots with a little shale. The sea is quite shallow and freezing cold. We then tried the swimming pool as we felt that this may be a little warmer. We had great fun. There is a large seating area on the poolside for those people who don't want to swim and the changing rooms were clean with family rooms. Following another night of disco dancing, we were up bright and early for a trip into Great Yarmouth. Great Yarmouth is a lovely seaside resort. It has a long sandy, clean beach and the promenade is full of typical British seaside resort attractions. We were planning to visit the Sealife Centre but as it was such a nice day, we went on the donkeys and then played in the arcades. For lunch we visited a carvery restauant on the seafront called 'The Terrace' (see seperate review). It really was great value and we left feeling full and contented. Children sleepy, we headed back the caravan and got ready for our final night of entertainment. The site is full of attractions for toddlers, children and teenagers (some things free, some not). Oveall, we had an excellent time on this holiday. It was cheap, cheerful and the customer service was excellent ! We will definately be back!
Tags: Affordable, fun, busy