Monthly Archives: December 2013

Anna Duggal

Doggy blog – Christmas special!

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This year we have met a variety of lovely Haven dog owners. As a Merry Christmas present, we’d like to introduce you to Leo! Leo is a part-time working dog, and we hope he is being rewarded with a big juicy bone for Christmas after all of his good work in 2013! For more info on pet holidays, visit the Haven site here.

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Anna Duggal

Who likes Pinterest?

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Haven have Pinterest!
Why not check out Haven’s new page by clicking here!
For fun pictures from behind-the-scenes FunStar recruitment, rainy day activities, beautiful pictures of the regions in which our parks are located and even the winners of our recent Christmas photo competition!

Merry Christmas and see you in 2014!

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Anna Duggal

Discovering Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire is a beautiful region, with the grand, historic city of Lincoln, some beautiful greenery and a cluster of traditional seaside towns. For a holiday with a range of things to do, this is the region for you, so here’s some recommendations for you! Lincoln The capital of the region is a pretty, quaint little city. Start at the Cathedral, take a tour of the towers and learn about the history of the area. Then follow the cobbled streets and tea rooms over to the castle where you can scale the walls and take in views over the city. Then head down Steep Hill (named for obvious reasons!) to the more modern part of the city, with its shops, bars and restaurants overlooking the Quayside and the university. Why not: Follow the path from the Quayside down the canal to the Pyewipe pub where you can grab a drink or some lunch. If you don’t fancy the walk, there’s a boat tour down the same route. Interesting Trivia: Does the cathedral look familiar? That’s because it was the inspiration for Westminster Abbey and featured in the Da Vinci Code. Whilst you’re there: Check out Daisy Made Farm on the outskirts of Lincoln, a drive-through ice cream parlour. There’s also a petting zoo and crazy golf for the kids!

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A sustainable haven!

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Yet again, Brian O’Brien and the fantastic team at Devon Cliffs have been hitting headlines about their fantastic sustainable work for Haven!

This time, Devon Cliffs, alongside Quay West and Presthaven holiday parks, have been awarded a Special Distinction Award from David Bellamy for their over and above work on their parks.

Quay West were rewarded for their woodland walk and Presthaven for their work with the local community to preserve the nearby dune system. And Devon Cliffs…. well we’ll let you read the article from BH&HPA yourselves!

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Anna Duggal

A trip to Yorkshire anyone?

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As our regional blogs come to a close, Tom Proctor takes us through Yorkshire’s finest! A region not best known for its weather, but, as witnessed in the recent City of Culture 2017 draw, a region of culture, beautiful scenery, history, good grub and friendly folk. So… over to Tom! “The often-parodied Yorkshire accent truly is a wonder, much like most of the Yorkshire countryside; famed for its beauty, greenery and stunning landscapes. Throw into the mix some scenic moors and untouched Dales, and you have yourself a great holiday! Not the country walker type? Fear not; Yorkshire is full of vibrant towns and cities, with interesting history, as well as a dash of culture thrown in. Don’t forget your camera, there’s a tonne of stuff to snap! So, let’s discover Yorkshire: Best for lunch: Head to Beverley, a small pretty market town, famous for its Minster. Beverly looks like it’s walked straight off a postcard, with its cobbled streets, markets and fields of grazing cows and wild deer. There’s lots of shops, tea rooms, bars and restaurants so don’t eat too much at breakfast! If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, put your money where your mouth is and check out the racecourse, not far from the town.

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Anna Duggal

Why try Northumberland?

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Northumberland is home to some beautiful coastlines, castles and towns – an area which doesn’t get anywhere near as much recognition as it should. If you want a holiday with a nice balance of coastal walks, historical sites and cream teas, then Northumberland is for you. But with so much culture and history, I’d recommend you have a quick Google search and put together a to-do list before you go! Below are a few recommendations of things that might tickle your fancy: Lindersfarne (Holy Island) – You can drive on and off the island at certain times of the day (check online or in the local Tourist Information beforehand). It’s a lovely island to walk around, with a great view from the castle courtyard, gardens and old ruins. You can then drive over to the mainline, park up with a picnic and watch the tide come in – lovely! Top tip: remember your binoculars to spy some seals from the castle.

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