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The best Haven parks for your UK staycation

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Haven

With 37 holiday parks across 16 regions to choose from, it's no wonder that Haven continues to be as popular as it was over 50 years ago when it was first founded. And with many of us choosing to stay in the UK for our holidays this year, Haven makes a fantastic choice for families of all sizes, whether you're looking for something low-key and as relaxing as possible or something that keeps the whole family busy.

To give you some inspiration on where to head this summer, we've picked eight of the best Haven parks for your much-deserved break this year. 

Riviere Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall

Riviere Sands
Perched high on the cliffs overlooking the beautiful white sands of St Ives bay, you'll have a breathtaking vantage point looking out across the surrounding coastline. Water babies are welcome at Riviere Sands Holiday Park and older family members can get to grips with surfing and paddleboarding on the beach before working their way up to the waves. For littlies, make use of the heated indoor and outdoor pools or head out of the park at holiday favourite St Ives, a working harbour, with winding streets, old pubs, cafés and galleries to explore.

Features:

  • 3 food and drink venues
  • Adventure playground
  • Crazy Golf course
  • Direct beach access
  • FunWorks amusements arcade
  • Outdoor play area
  • Paddling pool

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Devon

Devon Cliffs
Haven's biggest park is situated in the gorgeous East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its intimate wooded combes and fertile river valleys. Head to the beach and frolic in the sea or stick to dry land and score a hole in one with Adventure Golf. Whatever you choose to do, finish your day with sea views as sumptuous as the local seafood served up at the South Beach Café.

Features:

  • 2 entertainment venues
  • 3 outdoor play areas
  • 12 food and drink venues
  • Adventure Golf course
  • Bowling alley
  • Nature trail
  • Direct beach access

Rockley Park Holiday Park, Dorset

rockley park

You'll be spoilt for nature to explore as Rockley Park is situated on the lovely heathland of Ham Common nature reserve. With its adjoining beach, lake, and woodland, Ham Common is a wonderful place to visit and you may even spot some of the rare wildlife that calls it home. Or why not visit Poole Quay with the family and take in all its wonderful views of Poole Harbour as well as the many restaurants and shops where you might be able to find a quirky souvenir. 

Features:

  • 4 food & drink venues
  • 4 outdoor play areas
  • Nature trail
  • Outdoor flume
  • Pic 'n' Paint Pottery Studio
  • Entertainment venue
  • Heated indoor pool with water slide and mini SplashZone

Lakeland Holiday Park, Lake District

Lakeland

Situated near the gorgeous Lake District in Cumbria, one of the country's quintessential holiday getaway locations, Lakeland Holiday Park has all the usual favourites in its indoor and outdoor swimming pools, plus a lake for kayaking, canoeing, pedalos and paddle boarding with our their own water sports centre. They've also recently developed a brand-new events arena, which opened in Autumn 2020. Prepare to be spellbound by the innovative flexible space creating magical, cosy corners one evening and a huge events space the next. 

Features:

  • 3 outdoor play areas
  • 9-hole golf course
  • Adventure trail
  • Boating lake
  • 3 food and drink venues
  • Water sports and activity lake
  • Nature trail

Wild Duck Holiday Park, Norfolk

Wild Duck
Haven's only woodland park is packed with things to do, such as a heated indoor and outdoor pool and all the archery and Crazy Golf your youngsters can handle. It's got forest trails and secret wooded clearings to explore. Why not hire some bikes and see what you can find? And you can make the most of this neck of the woods by opting for a spot of glamping if you fancy it.

Features:

  • 2 food and drink venues
  • All-weather multi-sports court
  • Crazy Golf course
  • Entertainment venue
  • FunWorks amusements arcade
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Multi-lane water slide
  • Nature trail

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland 

Haggerston Castle
There really is a castle at Haggerston Castle Holiday Park plys a rooftop bar up there for you to take the weight off your feet and refuel. This park is the perfect retreat and holiday for toddlers and babies where they can get messy and express themselves with Pic 'n' Paint, Sand Art, and Pic 'n' Bobble in the Creative Studio, making the perfect memento to take home. But there's also so much more, from beautifully landscaped walkways and peaceful lakes to a relaxing (depending on how competitive you are!) round of golf or a soaking in our heated pool – a holiday here will make memories that will last a lifetime.

Features:

  • 3 outdoor play areas
  • 5 food and drink venues
  • ShowBar (entertainment venue)
  • Oodles family amusements centre
  • Bungee Trampolines
  • Boating lake

Greenacres Holiday Park, North Wales

Greenacre
There's oodles for kids great and small at Greenacres Holiday Park like Archery Coaching, Adventure Golf and the arcade - but if you explore outside the park too, there is lots to enjoy too. Like Black Rock Sands: miles upon miles of Blue Flag beach right alongside the park. You'll find a nature reserve in the dunes near the beach and, of course, the jaw-dropping beauty of Snowdonia National Park just around the corner. 

Features:

  • Marina Bar and Stage (coming in March 2021)
  • FunWorks amusements arcade
  • Toddlers' pool
  • 5 food and drink venues
  • Nature reserve
  • Outdoor play area

Craig Tara Holiday Park, Scotland 

Craig Tara
One of Haven's largest parks, Craig Tara is rammed with family fun. The perfect retreat and holiday for toddlers, babies and adventure seekers, the Splashaway Bay multi-level water complex and all-weather Airspace sports hall will leave your whole family feeling exhilarated. There's no need to worry about the weather, come rain or shine thanks to the spectacular Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village which will have the whole family on the go all day long. Or for days where you just feel like spending quiet time together, take a stroll along the rugged Ayrshire coast.

Features:

  • 6 food and drink venues
  • Harbour Bay (events and activities hall)
  • Huge heated indoor pool complex
  • Airspace indoor SportsDrome
  • Bakehouse
  • 5 outdoor play areas
  • Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village
  • 2 entertainment venues

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