April Break : Wonderful Holiday Park in Devon
Have you come across the Sun Holidays for £9.50 they are such a great bargain I have got a couple for this year after doing some last year. You can be a bit hit and miss with the holiday parks for example I went to Pontins last year and would not recommend anyone going here so make sure you do your research for which park you are going to choose
Read more about my Horrible Experience at Pontins
Anyway I was not expecting much with my stay as it had cost £40 for 4 nights I would not grumble I was just looking forward to some time away with my mum. I was so pleased with Woolacombe Holiday Park I would highly recommend even I would return again paying full price as we had such a lovely time.
There are four holiday parks and if you stay at one you have access to the other three which is great. We stayed at the Golden Coast Holiday Park. When we first arrived I went to the wrong park due to my own mistake and not realising there were four parks. The staff were so nice and explained I had arrived at the wrong park but directed me to the correct one which was minutes away.
I would have loved to have stayed at the Woolacombe Bay as it had the most amazing views of the sea. They had a terrace with deckchairs that you could have afternoon tea and look at the views and I wish I had more time so I could have done this.
But our park was just as nice. We had a lovely warm welcome. We were staying in No.28 Pine Cones which turned out to be a one bed chalet I was expecting to stay in a caravan so this was a surprise.
I stayed here with my mum but it catered for 4 people. We had twin beds in the bedroom which were a little uncomfortable but that is our personal preference as the beds were hard. We decided to take our own bedding and save on the linen charge, but pillows and duvets were supplied. There was also a pull down double bed in the living area.
This chalet was quite modern and very clean. I loved the bathroom décor which it had a shower over the bath. We could not park outside the chalet but I managed to find a parking bay not too far away and we could stop briefly outside the chalet to unload and load the car.
We had plenty of space for the two of us but it would have been cozy for 4 adults. There was a picnic table outside where we sat and enjoyed the ducks that came to visit. One of the ducks was making so much noise and kept coming into our garden then all of a sudden he had a diarrhea explosion I have never seen so much poop from a little animal I am just glad it was not fling over head and it would have been even messier. So I spent my few 20 minutes at the chalet cleaning up duck poop cant say I have had to do that before, poor little duck no wonder he was making so much noise. Also beware of the seagulls as they were huge.
There was a fully functional kitchen which even had a dishwasher, making this the perfect self catering stay in the Devon area. There was plenty of storage, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, pots and pans, spatulas, jugs, plates, the cutlery was really good quality. We had brought food with us but there was a Nisa shop on site. Everything in this Chalet was good quality and clean.
There was a 2 seater sofa, a small table and 4 chairs. A TV in the living area which I think was a little high on the wall as you got a pain in the neck watching it there was also a tv in the bedroom. You can hear noise from other chalets but nothing too disruptive and the sound of seagulls is something lovely to wake up to.
There is plenty of outdoor space which is lovely is the weather is nice. The kids staying on the resort enjoyed playing on this little park which was opposite our chalet. There was also a fishing lake and it was about a 15 minutes walk to the beach.
I think this resort is best if you have a car although I did see bus stops quite close by. You can pay £5 per person per stay to use the park interlinking bus if you want to move around the parks.
This was just a relaxing break for me and my mum and we were using it as a base to explore Devon rather than focusing on the facilties but there was so much for families to do especially children. There was a bowling alley, swimming pools, a high rope course, crazy golf, pool kayaking and a wave surfer, some of which had additional charges.
There is a cinema at two of the sites and we had planned to see a film during our stay as we try to visit the cinema when we are on holiday. however they do not accept the disabled cinema card which I have and is accepted in every cinema in the country so we decided to visit one near by to save money although it was only £5.50 per person which is still quite reasonable.
This is a wonderful holiday park for families, couples or even solo travellers I would recommend to anyone visiting Devon. I live in Bristol which is only a couple of hours drive and I hope to visit Woolacombe Bay again.
Have you stayed here or do you recommend another holiday park in Devon if so get in touch I would love to hear more.