I'm just back from spending a lovely week long break in the crimdon Dene Holiday Park, with my wife and twin toddlers. We booked a 'Gold' rental static to use as a base for visiting relatives in Sunderland, and the 2 bedroom option meant we had plenty of room and could relax when the kids went to bed..something we could never do in a hotel!
The caravan was immaculate, and incredibley warm (warmer than our house as my wife repeatedly reminded me) We were ther for the pre-Easter week, so temperature was always a consideration. Couldn't believe the kitchen. lots of space, a huge cooker and a washing machine as well. Bathroom even had a bath, which was a huge bonus for the kids.
We spent a few mornings chilling in the very well maintained swimming pool, were the staff were always very friendly and attentive... Our daughter even managed to do her first piece of swimming without us holding her up!
The whole expereience was hugely impressive. As a family friendly break it couldn't be bettered in terms of flexiability or cost. With so much to see and do, wihin an easy drive, we'll be going back, later this year.