Beach holidays are wonderful things and living on an island, beaches are never far away for a short break or longer holiday. Haven has 35 holiday parks around the coast in England, Scotland and Wales catering for families with self-catering caravans to stay in, swimming pools, kids’ clubs, day and evening entertainment and many other features.
Caravans, chalets, apartments, glamping tents and beach houses
The make, model and manufacturer of Haven’s caravans are varied and accommodation types vary from park to park. There are 9 different types of caravans ranging from Standard to Platinum. Two and three bedroom caravans are available that sleep up to 4, 6 or 8 guests respectively.
Caravans are self-catering with a kitchen and bathroom and include microwave ovens, gas fire in the lounge, colour TV and fridge. Towels and bedding are not included at the lower specifications, but can be requested for a surcharge.
Chalets are available at Caister, Doniford Bay, Hafan y Môr, Perran Sands, Seaview and Weymouth Bay. A range of apartments are available at Craig Tara and Hafan y Môr and Perran Sands also have fully furnished glamping tents and beach houses.
On-site leisure facilities
A range of leisure facilities like swimming pools, both in-door and out, roller blading, adventure golf, kids’ clubs, shows and entertainment are available at all parks. Some activities are included, like swimming pools and kids’ clubs, whilst others carry a surcharge that can be paid at the park or an activity pass containing a pack of tickets can be purchased when booking for a 20% discount.
Places for some activities can be booked and reserved on-line prior to arrival. To get an idea of which activities are free, which can be pre-booked and which has to be booked at the park after arrival, have a look at Perran Sand’s activity list (pdf) here.
Adapted and accessible caravans
Adapted caravans are two bedroom only with some having twin beds in the main bedroom. All adapted caravans are 12ft wide, the same size as a Standard plus and have the following adapted features:
- Ramped access for wheelchair users
- Wide sliding doors
- Converted shower room
- Toilet and a Trapeze lift handle in most caravans.
Haven has a special needs team who can help customize your holiday to suit personal requirements. More information for people with disabilities here.
Registered assistance dogs
Registered assistance dogs are welcome and in all adapted caravans, whilst Standard, Standard Adapted and Standard Plus caravans are suitable for pet friendly holidays. Be aware that dogs are not allowed at Burnham-on-Sea, Riviere Sands or Lydstep Beach.
There is no charge for registered assistance dogs for disabled guests and Haven advises:
“If you have a registered assistance dog, please select 0 for the number of dogs in the check availability and prices booking panel and continue with your booking. When you have completed your booking please contact our customer services team to notify them you will be bringing an assistance dog.”
Haven holidays parks offer great UK based holidays, particularly beach holidays. Their location is usually excellent, the on-site facilities like swimming pools and kids’ clubs as well as places to eat is convenient. Beaches are often within walking distance and some caravans and chalets have a fantastic sea view.
Great deals are available regularly throughout the year and the variety in choices can make it an affordable choice for those on a tight budget as well as a more luxurious retreat for those interested in added extras like a large flat screen TV, early check-in, private parking, bedding and towels included, double glazing, central heating and top quality furnishings.