uk holidays

Anna Duggal

Your top beaches in the UK!

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We asked you on Twitter and Facebook to tell us about your favourite beaches in anticipation for summer and we’ve compiled the best photos below! Thank you for your amazing pictures! Weymouth Bay What beautiful colours for a sunset… Thank you Kasherelle Knight for the photo. Did you know: Weymouth Bay sits on the Jurassic Coast which is said to be millions of years old.

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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

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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Madeleine Woodstock

Things to do in Kent

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Kent is also known as the Garden of England because of the number of green and leafy orchards and hop gardens — but did you know it also has 8 blue flag beaches? There are lots of great family days out around the Kent area, both by the sea and inland. Here are some of our favourites, all within an hour or so drive from Allhallows Leisure Park… Some parts of Knole House in Sevenoaks date back to the 1450s – just before the Tudor era! The grounds have remained mostly unchanged for the last 400 years and for £11.25 for a family you can go for a ramble around the impressive estate — keep a look out for deer! You can go into the stately home for an extra price — visit the National Trust website for more information. (55 minutes from Allhallows) The South Foreland Lighthouse Walk in Dover is a ‘secret’, a 4 mile walk starting at the Visitors Centre, over the white cliffs to the Lighthouse and back again. After the walk it’s worth climbing to the top of the lighthouse to take in the amazing 360° view. For more information on the walk click here. For information and admission prices to the Lighthouse click here. (1 hour 15 minutes from Allhallows)

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Madeleine Woodstock

Things to do in Sussex… Brighton!

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Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to take you on a tour around the UK, dropping into regions which house our holiday parks but telling you about the cities, the events and the things to do off park which make that area worth a visit! Sit yourself comfortably, grab a cuppa and tune in whilst Madi starts us off with Sussex — enjoy! Around an hour’s drive or train ride from Church Farm and Combe Haven Holiday Parks is the fun and vibrant city of Brighton & Hove. It has a long and fascinating past from a sleepy fishing village, to a seaside resort in the Georgian and Victorian eras to the vibrant and cultural centre it is today. Here are our top Brighton tips of places to go and things to do…  The city is full of quirky independent boutiques — whether you’re looking for clothes, toys, presents, furniture or homeware… explore the narrow streets in the North and South Lanes to find yourself some new, old, vintage or handmade hidden treasures. Some streets we’d recommend heading down are… Sydney Street, Kensington Gardens, Gardner Street, Bond Street and Meeting House Lane. The Brighton Pier (formally known as the Palace Pier) provides some great views of the city and beachfront and there are lots of arcade machines to keep kids busy! Walk down to the seafront and turn right towards Hove to take in the views of the sea, the [...]

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