Monthly Archives: October 2012

Anna Duggal

The countdown is on for Children in Need night!

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As we get closer and closer to Children in Need’s main fundraising evening, our team are stepping up their game to reach the target!

Our target is £100,000 and we have currently fundraised £78,000! Haven’s team and guests have been participating in a whole host of events, from a sponsored swim across the English channel to a selection of fetes, marathons and other activities – and we have plenty more planned over the next few weeks!

15 members of the team from our Craig Tara Holiday Park walked up Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran on Wednesday 24th October. It took the team two and a half hours to reach the summit and they hope to raise £1000 for their efforts!

Becky Roberts, the assistant general manager at Craig Tara, described the differences to the team’s training strategies on the run-up to the event, “Some of the team are active hill walkers and some of the team did nothing!”

Nonetheless, the team did great and can now enjoy a little rest before they get back to work!

Craig Tara are hosting some more events for Children in Need, including a Gala day and Owner parties.

Our other parks are also hosting events, so get in touch with them directly for more information and help us help a worthwhile charity!

Follow this link to see a little more information about the charity and see what fundraising activities we’ve been up to so far: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p00zsl6h

 

 

 

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Recreating that summer feeling…

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With half term approaching, I’m looking forward to a break from the manic morning routine.  Whilst it would be lovely to be heading off to Haven, I don’t have to travel to create lasting memories – and still avoid noisy afternoons with squabbling siblings in expensive soft play areas.

Keeping children amused is something Haven’s FunStars have down to a fine art.  We recently spent a fortnight at Blue Dolphin and the children had a ball from dawn to dusk, so next week I’ve been inspired and we’re going to practice some of the things that we learned on holiday.That’s what I love about Haven.  It’s the holiday that keeps on giving.

Together, we’ll create our own sandwiches for a picnic in the park where we’ll become Wildlife Detectives once more, using the autumn pages of our Haven spotters’ guides.  Later, at home, we’ll use any leaves and seeds we’ve collected to make “fossils” with plasticine.

On rainy days we can use our imaginations to make a den and pretend we’re off somewhere more exciting.  With Hallowe’en around the corner we’re going to create our own fancy dress costumes – will we be circus clowns or scary witches?  Then, we can use some scraps of wool to make pom pom spiders to frighten any guisers.

In fact, there are so many ways to keep the children amused this half term that the biggest problem will be fitting it all in.  What are your […]

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Anna Duggal

Balloon Mail – the latest in long distance marketing

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Yesterday, Haven holidays park Allhallows, near Rochester, had an email from Frank Selsemeier. He contacted our park to let us know that a balloon from the park had landed on the shores of Germany – on the pretty island of Langeoog. It travelled an amazing 464 miles and was still inflated when it was found!

A spokesperson for Allhallows said, “We’re not sure how long the balloon took to reach the German beach but these ‘Welcome balloons’ are put out for guests on arrival days so it probably ‘escaped’ either Friday 5th or Monday 8th October.  We’re delighted the Allhallows welcome can go such along way and it was lovely that Frank sent his ‘greetings’ back to us! “

 

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Naomi Woodstock

Award winning message…

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Autumn is the time of year when the travel industry gets together and through a combination of travel agent feedback and public nominations, determines which brands and companies deserve recognition for being at the pinnacle of their particular category And I am delighted to announce that Bourne Leisure brands are leading the way…  

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