Like many other people this year i decided to risk a holiday in britain to save a bit of money.
But soon after i booked it i was grumbling to my wife about having to spend a week in wales in a caravan with 4 kids.
But i was totally wrong.It was a great place.
The weather was kind to us,which is the main problem with staying in britain, and on the hot days when i was sat on the decking at the bar area facing the sea, it was just like being abroad.
I didnt see any drunk teenagers or people swearing there heads off like i expected.
There was a couple of all weather football pitches that looked new, and my 11 yr old son spent most of his holiday there.The other kids and teenagers who where allredy playing a match would always invite him to join in and where really friendly.
The restaurants and bars where really good and look like they had just been modernised.
The beer wasnt over expensive and there are good shops on site, including a really good chppy.
There is a good tradtional pub about half a few hundred yards from site that sells really nice food cheaply.
The on site pool is OK for little kids, but the liesure centre in swansea is brilliant and has loads of water slides and wavepool.Its about half an hour drive, but best to book before you go.
We went to Oakwood theme park which was also very good and quite cheap for a family ticket.It is About an hour and half away.
Caravans are nice, but a bit of a squash with 4 kids and three adults.
Porthcawl is only a short walk on the promenade and has shops, market stalls and a fair and a really nice beach.
In conclusion, trecco bay caravan park is brilliant, but we where lucky with the weather, and i would imagine that it would have been rubbish if it had rained all week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One fantsatic big family fun park!You bring the family - we'll supply all the entertainment with crazy kids' clubs, our fabulous Splashland indoor pool, wet and wild outdoor play, bowling, bingo and basketball. And that's just for starters! When you're not whizzing down zip wires and watching live shows, you're only a hop, skip and a jump from a blue flag beach and countless other fantastic visitor attractions. * One of the UK's largest holiday parks * Right on the edge of a lovely Blue Flag beach * Explore the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline * Fantastic Splashland pirate themed pool * Live Showtime Entertainment every night ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Trecco Bay Holiday Park Hotel Porthcawl
- Parkdean - Trecco Bay Holiday Park Porthcawl, Wales