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This Easter holidays we were invited along to Beverley Holidays in Paignton for a mini break. It was perfect timing as far as I was concerned as the Easter holidays are always a tough one as the other half is away a lot; manically trying to get the boat ready to go back in the water for the start of the boating season. This gave us something to look forward to and an opportunity to spend some time together as a family.
Today I thought I would share our experience with you.
‘Whether it’s family fun at the seaside or a relaxed holiday in the rolling hills of Devon, our family of parks offer something for all.’
Beverley Holidays is a family run, multi award winning holiday park. There are 4 different parks in total with accommodation ranging from luxury hot tub lodges, caravans, camping pods to touring and camping pitches. We stayed in Beverley Park which I guess you could say is the main park, as they say on their website ‘It’s the heart of the action’.
If you choose to stay in one of their caravans there are different types that you can book. We stayed in one of their Premier Plus caravans ‘A popular choice combining an ultra modern decor with luxurious touches.’
My first impression was wow! It was very modern and very clean. Henry even stated “I think this is the best caravan we have ever been in”.
The caravan had the following…
- Tv and Dvd player (so make sure to remember some dvd’s for the kiddies)
- Fully fitted kitchen with microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer
- Bed linen, duvets and pillows
- Heating in all the bedrooms and the lounge area
- En suite in the main bedroom
- Picnic table outside
Towels aren’t included so remember to bring your own or you can hire some from reception, also remember to bring a tea towel and some washing up liquid; unless of course you plan to eat out the entire time.
Please note: each caravan is different and has different items included so do check what yours includes before you get there.
The beds were really comfortable with egyptian cotton bed linen. I swear the bed was more comfortable than our bed at home! I was also particulary impressed with the shower which was very powerful and hot.
The first thing we did when we got there was go and explore the park and see what they had to offer.
- Indoor tropical pool
- Sauna, steam room and hot tub
- Outdoor pools
- Soft play
- Crazy Golf
- Restaurants, Cafes and Takeaways
- Starlight Cabaret Bar
The kids enjoyed the soft play in the Fantasy Island area which also has the Waterfront Poolside Cafe. I thought that was a touch as we could have a quiet, relaxing cup of tea while the kiddies went nuts in the adjoining room. We also had lunch in there on the Saturday, cheese and ham toasties for us and fun boxes for the kids. It was very nice and priced well.
The Swimming Pools
There are 3 pools in total, one indoor and 2 outdoor. As it was April and the weather wasn’t great we only used the indoor pool. It was warm which is always good, nothing worse than a cold pool. I also used their steam room which had a lovely aroma. Obviously I couldn’t get a shot of the indoor pool but it was very nice.
The outdoor pools looked great and had lots of sunbeds around the outside. I imagine in the Summer it would be the perfect place to chill out for the day.
Adventureland is the playpark on the site which was quite close to our caravan which was handy. It had swings, climbing frames, spinning things and slides.
On the Sunday we had a go at the crazy golf. It costs £1.50 per person. Henry loved it, Lowenna not so much, she got cross because she couldn’t get the ball in the hole. She gave up in the end, much to Henry’s delight as that meant he ‘won’.
Upperdeck Bar, Restaurant and Terrace
On the first night we had supper in the Upperdeck restaurant which is situated above the cabaret bar. The food was good and the kids enjoyed watching the kiddies show from the viewing window.
Starlight Cabaret Bar
We spent our evenings in the Starlight Cabaret Bar. They had a kiddies club which started at 7:30pm, it included dancing, party games and an appearance from Beverley Bear. They also had some craft activities in Sandy’s Shack which is a room just off the bar. Lowenna made a beautiful sand art butterfly. This cost £3.50. They also have a tv in there which was playing Happy Feet.
The entertainment was fun and the kiddies certainly enjoyed it especially when they got to drag Daddy up on the dance floor to do the can-can. I was in the loo at the time so unfortunately didn’t manage to get any video evidence. Curse my post children bladder.
We had a really lovely family experience. The park was very clean and it was obvious that the owners take great pride in their park. Some of the holiday parks that we have been to in the past look a bit battered and run down but everything here seem liked new. The staff were very friendly and genuinely seemed to enjoy working there.
We would definitely recommend Beverley Park if you are looking to have a holiday in Devon.
Day One Vlog
Day Two Vlog