Having heard some positive remarks about the caravans at the site we decided to book a summer break at Skipsea Sands with a tent on one of their touring pitches.
Making the booking was a pleasant enough experience, even when we had to change dates, and the reception staff were friendly enough on arrival but I'd find it difficult to highlight many more positives.
The touring area was cramped, the pitches were muddy and we were placed between two halves of a large group which was poorly planned to say the least. Some of the site's guests constantly drank, swore and played loud music until the early hours - not at all ideal when you have young children. Others provided repeat performances with loud arguments thrown in. There was no kind of noise curfew which we were aware of at other sites and so for much of the week we were there, all we wanted to do was go home!
The facilities on site looked tired and in need of some serious TLC - not a patch on other holiday sites we'd stayed at. The toilet and washing facilities at the far end of the touring area where the majority of motorhomes and caravans were sited, were in a much better state than those where we were pitched. They were tatty and there appeared to be a constant leak from one of the toilets.
Buying food was hit or miss in our experience. Staffing levels were incredibly low considering we stayed during school summer holidays (this appeared to be the case in most areas). The coffee bar / takeaway was regularly closed and at one point we were left standing in the bar/restaurant with nobody in sight to serve. The shop was as expected - catered for the basics but pricey. The fish and chip shop off site just down the road was a better option than anything on site.
The children's play area was reasonable but with a fair sized duck pond next to the playground, youngsters would need to be closely supervised at all times as they could easily fall in and get into difficulty. We did pay for a few of the kids' activities but our children weren't impressed either. As we were leaving my 8 year old son said he never wanted to stay there again!
This visit was an opportunity for us to give a second chance to Park Resorts, having had a previous poor experience in one of their other sites. After this break, we've all agreed that we won't be going back to any Park site in future. We gave feedback when we got home and were even telephoned in February this year to give our views, which we did - and again expressed our disappointment. This was very cheap holiday- and we certainly felt that we got what we paid for. We will DEFINITELY NOT be going back.
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- Skipsea Sands Holiday Park - Park Hotel Skipsea
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