Me an my freind stayed here with my 2 daughters aged 2 + 3, an her daughter aged 2 (very nearly), from 15-19th oct, we payed for a 2 bed standard caravan, when we arrived (by train) we queued up to check in, the queue was very long but only took about 10 mins to get to the front :) and the bear character was there entertaining the kids while we waited.
We got to the caravan only to find we had been given a 3 bed caravan, which we were very happy about :) it was lovely spcious enough for the 5 of us, clean, flat screen tv, microwave, toster ect. The bedrooms were cold at night as there was no heating in them, but I found the covers were thick enough to to the job. And when the gas fire in lliving area was on, it was fine.
We were a stones throw from the train line, and about 5 mins walk to the complex, admittedly the train is pretty loud when it goes past, but it didn't seem to bother my kids, nor me once I was asleep. And you probably wouldn't hear it if you were the other side of the site.
Showbar was great, the arcades smelt of sick, but easyly ignoreable. My kids loved the arcades, and us aswell. Lots of little rides for the toddlers. And we also ate in the mash and barrel resteraun twice during our stay, it was as reasonably priced as any other resteraunt you would eat in, kids meals were great, average, £4 per kids meal. And food servive was brilliant, we waited tin mins an our food had arrived, an it was lovely too :)
Mini bus was handy, 50 per adult, and saves the near enough mile walk from the site to the entrance, the driver was lovely an told us all the best places to eat/visit outside of the site.
Spar was overpriced on some items a 2pint milk is £1.07!!, the gift shop was nice, an fairly priced, and all clothes were by one get one free which was great with my 2 girls.
We went on 2 rides from the little fairground on site, the wheel, and the merry go round, we would have liked to take our kids on another 2 of the 3 remaining rides, but at £2 per person (under 2's free) it was very expensive.
Overall I think a holiday is what you make of it, and as we had a brilliant time, we will definatly be returning next year :) I read the reviews on here before we stayed, an was put off....a lot, and wanted to let people know that 90% of what's written in bad reviews is extremely eggadurated, an I didn't seem to experience the majority of the thing written on there. Wouldn't know how it was as an adults only visit, for example, getting bags searched b4 entry to entertainment, but havin come on a kiddie holiday we only went to the early shows an there was no bag searching then.
Anyway great park, defo visit!!
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