Last week I was lucky enough to have a week down south in Somerset. We had a Monday to Friday break using the Sun Holiday scheme at Haven in Burnham on Sea.
The booking system is simple online, allowing you to search by date and park until you find something suitable for you. It also allows you to upgrade if you wish to. Much easier than the postal system where it’s the luck of the draw which park you get.
We chose Haven as we have visited this particular park before and had a lovely time. Last time we got an upgraded caravan for free so we decided to pay for an upgrade this time, although I wouldn’t bother again as the free upgrade was better than the paid for one. No balcony this year was a bit disappointing given the beautiful weather.
The caravan itself was nice enough, although the beds were a little uncomfy. The phone signal also wasn’t great to catch up with a bit of work but I suppose holidays aren’t for working!
We had some great weather for England last week so we were lucky we could go to the beach. We also went to the theme park in Brean, the little one had a great time but it is small so not much for older kids, the Sooty show was brilliant though, worth a visit for that.
The swimming pool on the Haven site has a slide indoors and a toddler pool so enough to keep the little one entertained for an hour. There is also an outdoor pool for those brave enough.
The entertainment was ok, not what it used to be when I was growing up but still good for the kids. The Seaside Squad characters are the main attraction for my little one and he loved meeting them. The drinks at the bar however weren’t great, very overpriced but it seems to be the norm for those sort of places which is a shame as it seemed quiet in there so perhaps drink prices had put people off.
The food onside was average quality and highly priced but we did find a lovely fish and chips shop just off Burnham high street, I think it was called British Chips.
Overall we had a great holiday, and luckily I remembered my Avon Sun tan lotion as we had the unexpected heat. Not much work was done so I best put a bit of effort in before the next holiday.
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