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Parkdean - Southerness Holiday Park
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“The best weekend break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on Friday for a few days away in a caravan the staff are very efficient the site is very clean and tidy the caravans are first rate we had no 29 Lakeland view the children's facility's are very good with lots to do and the park is also very dog friendly with no mess the owners are considerate as there is lots of children about I would give this site a five star rating .

Stayed April 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited with friends for 3 nights, van was generally clean, very comfortable, with good views and in a good location. Good value for money.

Beach is nice for walks can walk for hours, it's made up of mainly pebbles but there's quite a bit litter.

The park itself is clean and well maintained but the sewerage works need to better maintained sewerage was constantly leaking down the fence and it stunk I'd hate to have been located in the van next door to the sewerage leaking.

The venue was full of busy, reasonable prices for drinks however the parkdean live was disappointing the magician was hopeless and focused on entertaining the kids rather than adults, I thought the 9pm slot was more for adults than kids.

The bingo ticket buying slot of 30mins was ridiculous the park was obviously full and the queue for tickets was at least 30 or 40 people deep with only 1 person serving and the other ents staff making jokes over the mic about the amount of people queuing!! The bar had no queue yet 3 bar staff stood around chatting don't see why they couldn't help? Maybe the ticket buying time can be extended to an hour to avoid queuing in the future?

Check in is 4pm and check out is 10am I think the time frames are a little unreasonable 4pms too late and 10ams too early what about a 12 noon check out? It would be less of a rush and would make all the difference you may even get more people sticking around for lunch in the restaurant?

Anyways overall had a good stay but think things could be better with a couple of tweaks.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

5 night break with the touring caravan which was OK.
Pitches are good but toilet block although modern could do with better drainage in showers.
Shop good with most things you might have forgotten available at a reasonable price.
Pool fine but rest of entertainment areas pretty much like Haven or Park Resorts.
Restaurant fine, had one evening meal which was OK and one breakfast (big) which was good value for money.
Bar prices only just fair!
On the whole a reasonable stay.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for first time with Sun Holidays. Well worth money. Only downside was cold swimming pool and rain but site itself was clean, tidy and pleasant staff. Would return in the summer. Evening entertainment put on from staff was entertaining and worth watching. Didnt eat in restaurant as self catered but tried chipshop onsite which was fine.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just back from a lovely last minute weekend here with my parents, husband and 5 children between the ages of 18 months and 11. It was clean, great entertainment for children, great play area for younger kids, great food, great atmosphere, kids loved the flume and swimming pool even if it was a bit cold! I stayed here around 4 years ago and what an improvement!

Every member of staff I spoke to was lovely, very friendly and helpful, always asking if everything was ok, nothing was too much for them. The bar staff were friendly, entertainment staff really patient and good with the kids, the lifeguards were also good with the children, and the staff in the amusements kindly opened the shop early so the kids could cash their tickets in for prizes before we left to drive home.

Kids meals were good value for money, sandwiches and wraps were very tasty, and the carvery on Sunday with hot apple pie and custard was amazing :) Even managed to get a free pudding from the chef :)

Stayed in a tweed caravan in Criffel View and it was beautiful, very clean, 2 toilets, and very spacious. Also, a very short walk to the complex.

We all really enjoyed our stay here and will definately be back.

Room Tip: Criffel View only 2 minutes walk to complex
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

I would recommend this site, its been well improved over the year's like a new swimming pool.

The beach is a good one the kid's, go and do the nature trailif you are a animals lover's

You can get the bus to Dumfries from outside of the site

Room Tip: The complex swimming pool is good for the kids and adults
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stayed here 2013 food was terrible very poor sunday lunch was burnt and took ages to arrive arcade was ok but pool was cold and very busy the caravan was very good and cozy, the bar had no atmosphere but the entertainment staff in show bar were fantastic
esp DJ Danny

overall would not return

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Parkdean - Southerness Holiday Park
Address: Off Sandy Lane, Southerness | Dumfries, Southerness, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Southerness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Southerness
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover why south west is best...If ever a park was in a perfect spot, this is it. Set right on the edge of a beautiful beach, Southerness boasts stunning sea views over the Solway Firth... with lots to explore nearby from peaceful sandy dunes to bustlingmarket towns.But one of the biggest and best attractions is on the park itself! A 25m indoor pool with giant flume, amazing water sprays and a really relaxing spa bath. It brings a whole new meaning to 'soaking up the fun'. * A sea view park, right next to Southerness beach * On the wild and rugged Galloway coastline * Spectacular sunsets over the Solway Firth * 25m indoor swimming pool with flume * Fun for kids with Sid & Lizzie ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Southerness Holiday Park Hotel Southerness
Parkdean - Southerness Holiday Park Scotland

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