If you’re lucky enough to have a birthday whilst you’re at Haven, make sure you let our FunStars know about it! We love to make a fuss — as Jack Ashford, our blogging friend — will tell you! “On the 11th of October, after school, we left to go to my Nan and Grandad’s caravan at Devon Cliffs for my birthday. Little did I know that it was going to be the best birthday I will ever have! When we arrived at the caravan there was a package on the table with Seaside Squad wrapping paper and when I opened it, it was full of character goodies! Not long after that my mum was saying we had to leave for the club (usually she doesn’t want to go and just wants to stay in the caravan) but I didn’t think anything of it.
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!
It’s getting to the end of the summer holidays, the sun is waving its final rays of light and we are all looking for some way to fill the weekends until Christmas! Why not visit Devon Cliffs, Exmouth for the weekend of the 14th and 15th Sept as they have a fun, interactive weekend planned around the ‘Crabstock’ event. If you’ve ever visited the park, they are big on sustainability. Their South Beach Café, stocks locally sourced produce, and the park has an on park ranger who does everything from making wigwams with the kids to making a musical garden out of old caravan parts! ‘Crabstock’ is a festival to show off the great shellfish that the UK has to offer — there will be cooking demos and lots of new things to try — and if that isn’t enough, there will be family beach activities (sand sculpturing, rock pooling etc.), live local bands and demonstations by local air and boat rescue organisations.
Anyone visiting Devon Cliffs this year?
Why not check out their new scrap musical instruments! Brian O’Brien, the park’s eco-expert tells us all about their new activity.
“The idea came from Hannah, a team member at Starbucks, who had been in a scrap music band. She came up with a lot of suggestions and examples of the types of stuff they used.
I had been developing an area of woodland for families to explore but wanted some interactive things for them to do and this seemed perfect.
After further research I came up with the Xylophone. I found some old metal caravan supports and got my wife, who is very musical, to help me tune them by cutting them to different lengths. The sound is lovely and quite bell-like!
The grounds boys Mark and Tal made the frame and 2 days later they came back with old drainage pipes made into a thwacker, which is played using a flip flop!
Since then loads more team have approached me and before long we should have a Glockenspiel and some metal drums in there too.
The response has been great from all age groups. I had a granddad in there with his grandchildren the other day hopping around on one leg because they had nicked one of his flip flops!
The children love them as you don’t have to be musical to get a good sound out of them!”
It’s great to hear that Devon Cliffs now have even more interactive stuff for families […]