We feel like we’ve got lots in common with our customers, with the number 1 thing being that we all love Haven.
Back in March on our Facebook page we ran a competition to find out exactly what your favourite thing is about a Haven holiday from a choice of 6 options, with a short break as a prize for a winner chosen at random.We had over 3,000 entries and our winner, Lesley Ann from Glasgow is off on her free break to Craig Tara with her family at the end of this month – watch this space for a blog from her!
So, the countdown of the results from 6 to 1…here we go!
In 6th place…Fit and fun (sports and games) with 2% of the votes
There’s much to do at Haven parks with our kids’ clubs, entertainment and of course, our lovely beaches and outdoor spaces so it’s maybe not surprising that sometimes people forget about all of our amazing sports activities. From fencing and archery to climbing walls, golf, aerial adventures, football training and basketball coaching with players from the British Basketball League this year to name just a few! Who says exercising on holiday isn’t fun?
In 5th place…Simples Pleasures (time together outside) with 10% of the votes
Life in towns and cities can be busy and crowded, governed by alarm clocks and emails with little time to enjoy the great outdoors. We love that on Haven parks our holidaymakers can do just that – take a step away from everyday life and go explore. Head off on a nature trail, wander down the coastline, get stuck into one of our free NatureRockZ activities or put your feet up at one of our fishing lakes to get the catch of the day. Nothing beats the simple pleasures in life!
It’s a close one but in 4th places it’s…Splash time (pools and water activities) with 11% of the votes
Call us biased but our swimming pools are awesome. Water slides and flumes, space bowls, lazy rivers, splash zones and water activities galore with our AquaJets, AquaGliders, Turbo Paddlers and pool kayaking as well as our Learn2Swim programme to help get kids get confident in the water. We’ve also got paddle boarding and a surf school at our Perran Sands and Riviere Sands parks down in Cornwall… “duuude!”
Next up in 3rd place it’s… Lots for tots (activities for little ones) with 12% of the votes
One thing’s for sure, little ones will never be bored on holiday at a Haven park. There’s kids clubs and activities for all ages and abilities like the new for 2014 Swim a Song with Polly or Anxious’ Sensory Morning. Or how about a ‘Sunny Side Up’ breakfast in the Mash & Barrel with the Seaside Squad? Then there’s mini fencing, mini archery, mini football Learn2Swim and water confidence to name a few of our sporty activities just for under-5s.
In 2nd place, not quite at the top spot it’s…The Beach (sea and sand) with 24% of the votes
Ah, the Great British Seaside! We certainly love it and it’s clear that you do too. With many of our parks having some incredible and uninterrupted views of the coast and lots with direct beach access, it couldn’t be easier to spend hours playing in sand dunes, running along the beach and splashing in waves. We’re also incredibly lucky to have lots of award winning and Blue Flag beaches close to our parks too – more on that to come on our blog soon!
And in 1st place it’s… Entertainment (FunStars and the Seaside Squad) with a massive 42% of the votes!
They do a fabulous job of entertaining our holidaymakers from March until November every year, our amazing Entertainment Teams have taken the top spot and won the ‘We all love’ poll by a mile! Along with The Seaside Squad (Rory, Bradley, Greedy, Polly, Ned and Anxious), our FunStars are a merry and very talented bunch dedicated to giving you and your family the best holiday ever. There’s kids’ clubs, game shows, amazing performances in the all singing and all dancing shows like Girls on Film and Live@, plus party dances, Seaside Squad shows and loads more.
Has anyone ever listened to FunStars Go Live and not had it in their head for hours afterwards? Well if they truly are stuck in your head you can actually download some of the tracks off Itunes! Or why not check out our other videos we have on Youtube? We upload new videos every Tuesday and Friday so there is no chance of ever getting bored!