Sun £9.50 holidays - post your favourite campsites here please

(63 Posts)
ChippyMinton Wed 02-Jan-08 09:22:22

Start collecting tokens from Saturday in the Sun newspaper. Lots of dates for easter, spring and May bank holidays.

Anyone got any favourite sites to recommend?
Mine is Nodes Point on the Isle of Wight

MellowMa Wed 02-Jan-08 09:31:02

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MegBusset Wed 02-Jan-08 09:43:40

Am new to this lark, how does it work, can you get holidays in term-time too?

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Wed 02-Jan-08 09:44:45

shock that CM buys the Sun. FGS woman, you're from Surrey!!!

wink

KaySamuels Wed 02-Jan-08 09:54:42

Primrose valey on NE coast is lovely. smile

We did one sun holiday and if you book your next holiday while you are there it is half price so we have done that since. Going for a week in April for £60! When you book through haven entertainment passes and gas/elec are included in price, only optional extra is linen but we always take our own anyway.

ChippyMinton Wed 02-Jan-08 11:07:28

Duchess, I send a lackey out for it grin.

Meg, there are lots of dates, either Fri-mon or mon-fri breaks. Buy the Sun everyday from Saturday and save the tokens. When you have enough, either book online or by post, as soon as you can. You have to choose 4 dates and four holiday parks and you will get one of those combinations. Cost is £9.50 per person, plus some parks charge an extra service charge and for leisure passes. Details are usually on the Sun website (not there yet, just checked) and in the paper with the booking form. HTH

dd666 Wed 02-Jan-08 11:17:01

we went Hafan Y mor!
didnt like it campsite was dirty, entertainment had odd setting, swimming pool had tiles etc missing, slides broken, pools shut because they dangerous,
we didnt get any of dates we chose was given end of season date so shops on site werent all open just a few basic ones were we got last place on the list of places to go we wasnt impressed hmm
and to top it off went with my mom four sis neice dp dd not good combination

wemys bay is lovely.
really good entertainment. lovely views.

MegBusset Wed 02-Jan-08 11:41:01

Any campsites recommended for 18mo?

ADDICTEDtosayingHAAAAAAAPYxmas Fri 04-Jan-08 19:38:17

has anyone been to doniford bay or presthaven sands?

grumpyfrumpy Sat 05-Jan-08 09:51:21

Any good ones in the south east?

TwoToTango Sat 05-Jan-08 10:47:03

I've been to both sites ADDICTED (about 3 years ago) - both Haven I think. presthaven Sands is a massive site, if I went again I would upgrade as the caravan we had could have been cleaner tbh (although for £9.50 pp I wasn't going to complain). You can get on to a nice beach directly from the site. there is a nice pub with a play area outside. Its quite well located for day trips around the local area - zoo etc, about 1/2 hr from Rhyl IIRC.

doniford bay is a small site, nice pool, again leads onto a beach which is pebbles/rocks. I found the site a bit small as there wasn't much by way of entertainment etc but again a good base for exploring the local area on day trips.

HTH - about as much as I remember.

I have been going on 1 or 2 sun hols a year since they started and have never been disappointed. Even if its not the best site for what you pay its a good deal.

tortoise Sat 05-Jan-08 10:51:07

We went to Weymouth Bay Haven last year. Had a great time.
I want to do these hols again but am worried we won't get the dates for easter hols. Last time they gave us the week before half term which school weren't all that happy about plus there weren't many people there to make it more fun for the Kids.

MulledwineandJ2O Sun 06-Jan-08 19:10:59

does anyone know the closest sites to Alton towers out of the ones offered please?

TwoToTango Mon 07-Jan-08 10:01:53

The sites are mostly around the coast but I imagine (crap at geography though!) that the closest ones for Alton Towers would be ones in North Wales or Somerset (Weston) - and they would be 2.5 - 3 hrs drive away I should think.

Haylstones Mon 07-Jan-08 10:07:24

ADDICTED< if you can avoid it do not go to Doniford Bay. We had a pretty unpleasant time there for several reasons- accommoadtion was only thing I could receommend tbh. We've been to loads around that area and are hoping to get Woolacombe Bay this time and Doniford Bay is the only one we would never return to!

pagham, near chichester was really nice, in the south east
it's called church something, i think

nappyaddict Mon 07-Jan-08 23:22:53

haylstones what was wrong with it? is the swimming pool nice?

harris48 Mon 07-Jan-08 23:54:10

warmwell nr weymouth fantastic and ty mawr n.wales am hoping for sandford holiday park next anyone been there

Haylstones Tue 08-Jan-08 11:34:06

NA, there was lots wrong with it... We went at the end of the season, everywhere was closed, the soft play was so well hidden we didn't find it until the morning we left, the entertainment was hit or miss, the shop was practically empty, the food was unimpressive. the main problem we had was when dd aged 2 at the time tried to sit on a chair and the back fell off and she landed backwards on her head; I can still hear the huge thud, stopped everyone in their tracks. THe staff were totally unhelpful, nobody asked if she was OK and when I complained to the bar staff they just moved the chair to the side of the rooma nd gave her a MArs BAr (she was 2 ffs). I complained to reception afterwards and they didn't care and also wrote a letter of complaint to which I received no response. The pool wasn't great, although I know they have an outdoor pool that was closed so I can't say what that is like.
Sorry, you did ask! Devon Cliffs (our face), Minehead,Ilfracombe (John Fowler)are all pretty good

Haylstones Tue 08-Jan-08 12:12:47

Oh and there was an overwhelming stench of stale vomit in the bar hmm

MulledwineandJ2O Tue 08-Jan-08 15:01:01

thanks 2tango, i only live 2 hours away anyway i'm so bad at geography, may have to ask on a new thread so people can actually see the qustion

Trix11 Wed 09-Jan-08 11:09:16

Which parks around Weymouth have the best facilities - particularly good pools - my dc love spending time in the pools if they have lots of good slides. I have been to some in the past (south Wales) where the pool was filthy - had hairs floating in it!!

myjobismum Wed 09-Jan-08 11:30:48

can someone please tell me how many tokens we need for 4 people and as i only have saturdays so far will i have enough to book by the end of the offer?

also please what dates are we likely to be allowed (looking to go in june - mon2fri either 2nd, 3rd or 4th week of june!

advice please - we are going to book a week anyway for 5 of us for £170 and dont want to miss out on it if the sun holiday is going to be a no no anyway (i.e. wont get enough vouchers - or only available til easter etc!)

off out to pick up DS from pre-school now - will check in later to see

thanks

Trix11 Wed 09-Jan-08 11:43:07

I think you need five tokens - also I think the dates you want in June are available to request although its not a guarantee that you get the dates you request. The sooner you get the completed form posted the more likely you are to get the dates you want.

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