As a mum, you come to realise that your kids have an almost magical ability to create fun and games from anything and everything they come across. You could empty your purse taking them to a theme park or theatre show but you know that they’d have had the same amount of fun staying at home playing with the worms in the garden and cardboard boxes (as well as their imaginary friend, natch).
It may not come as surprise to you but at Haven we are passionate about our beaches. So passionate in fact that we are active within the community to help restore, care for and clean up the beaches that surround our parks. 19 of the beaches that are near our parks have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Beach award — something we are extremely proud of.
Several months ago, 10 year old Emily won a holiday at Haven with her family. She has written a lovely holiday review to share her experiences with you all. Enjoy! “After winning a competition of a trip to Haven, I went all the way to Hafan y Mor near Pwllheli in North Wales with my family! When I arrived I couldn’t believe how enormous it was! We got our caravan key and we drove off to find our caravan. I had loads of different thoughts as to what the caravan interior would be like. This is me unlocking our caravan for the very first time! When we went in it was really clean and really pretty, we had to get lots of pictures before our family messed it with all of our luggage! On the same day we went down to the beach near Abersoch. It was a really good beach, probably would have been even nicer without the rain that we had! This is me, my dad and my little sister Lucy on the beach.
Dyson and Apollo are two of the many dogs whose owners have holiday homes at Haven. Along with their owner Colleen, they’d like to tell you about why a holiday at Perran Sands is so ideal for the dogs and their dog owner needs! Names: Dyson and Apollo Walker Breed: Springer Spaniels Age: Dyson 10 years old, Apollo 2 years old Park: Perran Sands Likes: Favourite food is fresh cooked chicken but if made to eat dog food it is always Pedigree. Love Perran Sands for the vast amount of sand dunes and the free run on the beach. Like to visit Perranporth, Fistral and Mawgan Porth beaches. We own our own caravan at Perran Sands and really enjoy our time there. It has miles of dunes and grassy hills to walk over with a lovely sandy beach. On the beach is an enormous drinking bowl — but don’t be fooled, it doesn’t taste very nice so we would advise you don’t drink out of it…
Today, the Blue Flag awards were announced. 55 English beaches and marinas received the award, marked on their facilities, water and sea life health, environmental aspects and safety. We are happy to report that many of our park’s local beaches have fallen into the category! Why not see if you are holiday-ing at one this year! Blackpool Central Beach — Marton Mere Fleetwood — Cala Gran Mablethorpe — Golden Sands Cleethorpes — Thorpe Park Clacton-on-sea — The Orchards Filey — Blue Dolphin, Primrose Valley and Reighton Sands