Spent a Mon-Fri here at the start of July. Myself (40), Mum (63), 4 teenagers ranging from 18 to 13 and a 3 year old.
So let's start with the bad...they could do with having a word with the cleaners or certainly the ones who did our van. Cobwebs, toothpaste stained mirrors and dirty marks on walls are not the best first impression...especially when a quick wipe down sorted it all which I did myself. The park is a bit tired in places, if you're put on the outskirts of the park expect a trek to the complex, the pool area is far too small for the size of park it is and please remember to take out a mortgage to pay for drinks...£12.40 for two bottles of Cider (3 for a fiver in Spar!!) £11.20 for 2 cokes, a slush and a half lager. Of course it's all designed to make you have your hand in your pocket as often as possible...flashing things, pictures with things, slush, machines, tickets...you name it and it's over-priced...but hell if you're not expecting to have to fork out for over-priced nonsense you've clearly not been to a British caravan park before!
So the positives...and despite what you think there are plenty! The staff we met were all friendly and polite. The entertainment staff do a great job and at night and the little ones will be fully entertained for a few hours and there's all the usual old school family fun. Us adults might not enjoy the whole sardine packed pool thing but the kids don't seem to care. The shop is well stocked and reasonably priced and there's nice stroll along the cliffs.
The area itself is great...loads to see and do...Scarborough is 5 minutes away and a nice day out. Great beach, donkey rides and the fairground. Filey is lovely, Bridlington is worth a wander. You're not far from York and all that is has to offer and a visit to Flamingoland Resort is a must (about 40 mins away)...well worth the money compared to the big theme parks and just as much to do (book online in advance and you'll save about £6 each)
We paid £178 for a standard plus 3 bed. 7 of us went. That's £25 a head for 5 days away from the grind and a change of scene. You can't moan at that!
- Also Known As:
- Blue Dolphin Holiday Park Hotel Filey
- Blue Dolphin Holiday Park - Haven Filey, Yorkshire