If you thought Haven was just for people with young children you thought wrong! We asked some ’empty nesters’ to head up to the welsh mountains and see if owning a holiday home at Hafan Y Mor in North Wales, is the right choice for them…
We’ve always been a fan of caravan breaks when the children were younger so now the kids have all grown up and moved out we have been toying with the idea of buying a holiday home but where?
I enjoy walking and hiking, where as my hubby likes an easier life, he also likes to be kept entertained. This is where Haven fit in perfectly. There is lots of activities to book on to on park, as well as owners events and communities we could join if we wanted.
We went to Hafan Y Mor to test the waters.
We traveled down in the pouring rain, fighting the traffic from Yorkshire to be greeted in reception by a lovely friendly receptionist.
We found the caravan after a short drive and we were very impressed with the accommodation – especially after not having stayed in a caravan for over 10 years!
We have to be honest and we did have some preconceived ideas of what to expect – how wrong can you be? Things have really moved on!
The caravan was light airy clean and really roomy. Wanting to waste no time, we dumped the bags and went to the Mash and Barrel restaurant for a much needed meal and drink. We could not complain! The menu is great and the service is too.
We woke up on Saturday and the weather was on our side – the sun was out! This was great news as we had a Segway adventure trail booked (something for the hubby!)We all agreed this is an absolute must!
After the training in the compound off we set with our “leader” on a tour around the park taking in the woods and part of the coast path.
I thought that this was something that only the young would try (and succeed!) but as we are all over 50 this is was definitely not the case!
Although maybe it should be,as one of the party (who shall remain nameless) had to be pulled out of a bush and one tried his hand at ‘segway dancing’ – definitely not in the training .
The Hubby enjoyed it so much that apparently we are getting one to travel to work on!
Even though all our children are grown up and we were a group of adults it was great to see so many children there and having a great time – with all the activities I can see no reason for them to leave the park!
We sat outside taking in the afternoon sun near the lake having a drink watching the fitter ones trying out the bikes. This also looked great fun but too much like hard work for a lazy Saturday afternoon for us 🙂
Cooking was also a breeze in the caravan, as there is a fully equipped kitchen – perfect excuse to try out a ‘cooking in a caravan’ recipe.
We settled on ‘The fried egg sandwich with a twist’ and it went down well with the fella’s .
After our hearty breakfast we went for a bracing walk along the coast path and on the beach, working up an appetite for a coffee and cake back in the caravan.
Then its time to get ready to go back and try out some more of the facilities on offer, so we set off to watch the shows at the The Broadwalk and after about 20 minutes in we realised we had been watching the children entertainment for quite a while!
This turned out to be a massive plus as we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and found ourselves joining in with the songs – a great time and shows we may still be young at heart!
Time to pack and go home, and I have to say that we have had a great time! There is something for everyone, bit of lazing around, a bit of trying something new and a lot of just been catered to and having fun.
Do we think Haven is right for us ’empty nesters?’ I think it’s a yes from us all.
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