My partner, his 5 year old and i have just returned from 7 nights at Holywell Bay, run by Parkdean Holidays and its was our first family holiday and it was totally worth the travel and money. We stayed in a Trevose caravan, listed as 'new for 2009' and it was clean, spacious and everything we could ask for. It even had central heating and double glazing that wasn't listed in the description. Bonus!
The park itself was fairly small, with the outdoor pool, two arcades, small shop, entertainment facilities and a take-away. It did have two small adventure play areas which the 5 year old loved.
The beach is a stones throw away and is beautiful, and the pub which you walk past to get there does excellent pub food, reasonably priced too, which was good as the downfall of the caravan site was the fact that it only had a take-away and it was expensive! 2 pizzas, 2 chips n onion rings coming to over £22!
The entertainment for the 5 year old was excellent, the entertainers, namely Scott, was thoroughly entertaining and did a fantastic job of tiring the little man out most nights. Yes it was cheesy, but kids loved it. The later entertainment was what you expect from a holiday park but it did make us laugh.
The location for this park was excellent and there were at least six-to-eight, if not more, locations/attractions to visit within a 30 minute driving distance. We visited Dairyland Farm World, Holywell Bay Fun Park, Lappa Valley Railway, Newquay and Oasis water park, all of which were excellent, reasonably priced and within 20 minutes of the caravan park.
An excellent holiday was had by all and we hope to return next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in the gorgeous Ellenglaze Valley, and surrounded by sand dunes, it's the perfect summer retreat.Just a ten minute stroll from a beautiful beach, a short drive away from Newquay's exciting attractions, and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. * Direct access to the coastal path from the park * Only 7 miles from Newquay's superb attractions * Heated outdoor pool with 300ft slide * Kids' club fun with Sid & Lizzie ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Holywell Bay Holiday Park Hotel Newquay
- Parkdean - Holywell Bay Holiday Park Newquay, Cornwall