Monday, 7 May 2018

Down by The Bay...

When my husband was a teen, he joined a canoe club and each year, they would head down to North Devon for the early May Bank Holiday and spend the weekend camping and kayaking. He continued this tradition well into adulthood and when kayaking no longer held an interest for him, was so in love with the area that he continued to travel down there and enjoy the local area instead.

Fast forward a few years and I found myself invited on one of these weekends and fell in love instantly (with the area, not my then boyfriend, I was already long gone on that front)! We have returned each year ever since and even got engaged down there in 2011, which makes it an even more special place for us.

We camp on a site called Easewell Farm, which is one of the Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks. The great thing about it, is that we get the peace of a quiet site, with the opportunity to visit the other sites in the group if we want a bit more action. 

Easewell Farm:
Really quiet. 
Children's play area with climbing frame and swings (most suited to 5+ but younger children will be able to access if helped by an adult).
Small pool.
Large toilet and shower block (with baby bath and changing area).
On site cafe and takeaway.
On site bar with entertainment.
Small shop.
Small amusement arcade.
Washing up facilities.

Twitchen House:
Kids club.
Kids discos.
Evening entertainment.
Larger children's play area with a range of equipment to suit all ages.
A wider range of shops.
Paint your own pottery.
Indoor and outdoor pools.
Outdoor activities.

Woolacombe Bay:
Small soft play (very recently refurbished so no longer smells of feet).
Large amusement arcade.
Large, modern bar with stunning views from the terrace.
Large pool plus kids pool with awesome water play area.
Large Nisa shop.

Golden Coast:
Bowling Alley.
Soft play.
Pool (with super cute beach hut changing rooms).
Large bar
Pool shop.
Amusement arcade.
Indoor surfing.
High ropes course.

These are the facilities we have made use of at each site over the years, there's loads more we haven't explored yet, so head over to the Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks website if any of them sound like what you're looking for!

The open top bus is definitely worth a ride, we paid £5 per adult (children under 5 are free) and the ticket was valid for the whole of our stay. The journey takes quite a bit longer than simply driving into town as it stops at all the parks in the group, but the scenery is beautiful and you don't have to pay for parking when you get there!

In town, our days revolve around food. Pasties, milkshakes, waffles, pizza and cheesy chips, whatever you fancy, we can tell you the best place to go! Once we're fed, the only question is do we turn left or right when we get on to the beach (we're team right by the way ;-).

Honey and Ace wear... Woolacombe Bay hoodies by Shore 2 Surf

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