Caravan fun

At the beginning of our summer trip home we spent a fantastic week at Devon Cliffs

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We hired a lovely caravan privately, which was like a home away from and super comfortable. A far cry from the caravans I used to stay in as a child where the dinning table was your bed. It slept 6 easy had a spacious kitchen and living area. It even had a wii which I was thankful for when we got to experience the real British summer time.

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What a fantastic place, we had a superb location with a sea view. 5 minutes walk to the park, a Go Ape type off ground obstacle course and bungee trampolines. These did come at extra costs but wasn’t ridiculously expensive. A stones through away from a beautiful beach, which when the tide was out left behind lots of gooey seaweed which the children loved and a wee little island with rock pools for crabbing. The indoor and outdoor pools were fantastic with slides for all ages and heights. It got extremely busy so I recommend either going for opening or around 4pm. I have a huge phobia about public swimming pools don’t ask However it was super clean and bearable. Even when there was a leaked swim nappy incident on the pool side it was cleaned promptly. However I did feel it was time to leave after that 💩

The main club had various fast food places, a sports bar with a soft play and restaurant up stairs. The amusements made us suitably bankrupt of 2 pence pieces and each night the children’s club ran shows and entertainment. Miss C very much enjoyed donning her pretty dresses and having a wee boogie! One thing it was lacking for me, was a gym. Or a gym that I could actually use. Daily I walked past a completely empty gym as it was only for “owners”. When I asked if could use it even if I paid, the member of staff looked at me like I was Oliver Twist, a peasant asking for exclusivity! “Oh no, it’s for owners only”. Personally I felt it was a total waste considering most of the owners I saw were sat in their private bar, drinking. I want to exercise that’s all. Can you sense it p***ed me off?

Its was a short bus ride away from Exmouth which had another lovely beach and great fantastic beach side activities

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The children loved the bikes and it’s not everyday that you can say you’ve reversed parked a swan! We spent a day at Paighton Zoo (another post) a bit of a trek away but if you have your car it’s not a problem.

The children had a fantastic time, I’m a strong believer that all children should experience a caravan holiday, eat crap, drink frozen E numbers and have sandy ham sandwiches.

However these places to not make it easy if you’re on a budget, with what we spent in a caravan, club/pool passes, food, amusements etc You could probably get an all inclusive somewhere. Would you have a better time? I don’t know, I don’t think you can beat a good old fashioned holiday! I have amazing memories of mine and now hopefully my children do too! I would actually consider in the future investing in a caravan, I’m may even to use the gym 😂

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One thought on “Caravan fun

  1. Wow, brave kid! I’m nervous just seeing how far up that is.
    There are some really nice caravans out there. I saw a few at Ideal Homes show, its tempting I know what you mean. I’m looking forward to our staycation in Isle of Wight next month.

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