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Madeleine Woodstock

Allhallows: officially a work of art!

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Earlier this year we received an usual request. An artist who had been commissioned to make a film about the Thames estuary had stumbled across Allhallows and wanted to come and film part of his piece on the park. Filming requests are not so unusual but they are normally for hidden camera shows or documentaries…never before had we had a request for a Haven park to be included in a work of art!

 As an Art History graduate, when the opportunity came up to oversee the filming I jumped at the chance. Nikolaj Larsen is a Danish artist living between Paris and London who for the last few months has been travelling up and down the Thames estuary, capturing every aspect of it from industry to leisure. We had a brilliant couple of days with Nikolaj and his co-artist Yonas at Allhallows trying to catch glimpses of sunshine between the clouds. We met with a couple of our lovely owners who bought their first holiday home at Allhallows back in 1988 as an escape from the city. They filmed with Marty, Allhallows’ resident radio DJ, from the top of the fort with amazing views of the river, and around the park capturing the atmosphere and community spirit. From the footage across the two days, 7 minutes will be edited together and displayed alongside the other areas they have filmed.

So there we have it, Allhallows is officially a work of art! […]

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Anna Duggal

Anna’s big day out at Allhallows!

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It’s hard for us to gush about all of the great things we have to do on and around our parks if we haven’t experienced them first hand. So I went out to Allhallows Holiday Park in Kent for a weekend and these are the unexpected things I found to do! Allhallows sits on a lovely stretch of the Thames, with a large 9 hole golf course at one end of the park and a serene fishing lake at the other. You can discover the area between these two on cycle go karts which look much more effortless than they actually are! I would recommend getting a family size one (with two cycle seats) as at certain points, I had to jump out and push the kart up the hill… Why not give mum an afternoon of pampering in the on-site hair salon. The converted caravan has all of the fancy equipment, reasonable prices and a very jolly award-winning hairdresser! If you fancy relaxing, why not drop by Marty’s radio studio near reception where he broadcasts Allhallows-on-air live from 11am until 2pm every day. Marty loves special guests on his show and takes requests — you can even record a jingle with him!

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