Haven: a modern twist on a traditional family holiday

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The UK is home to some fantastic holiday destinations that have been loved by families for generations; but with all the mod cons and fast pace of modern life, how can these traditional holiday resorts keep up with a 21st century family? Let’s take a look at three of Britain’s favourite holiday locations and how they are most definitely not stuck in the past!

Stay cool in Devon

Devon may be the epitome of all things English with its cream teas, rolling hills and seaside retreats, but did you also know that it’s one of the coolest surfing hotspots in the UK? Not just a quaint family destination, Devon attracts some of the coolest and most talented surfers from across the UK and they flock to its shores each summer to ride the waves.

Devon holiday parks are located right at the heart of the action and Devon Cliffs is just a short drive away from Bantham Beach – one of the best all-round surfing beaches in the country. If seeing some of the country’s top surfboarders inspires your kids, pick up a few boogie boards and head down to this beach. It has some of the best surf in Devon but plenty of shallower areas at low tide that are perfect for young and old boogie boarders alike. 


Think of Blackpool as a fading holiday resort? Think again! There’s more going on in Blackpool now than there’s ever been and when you stay at CalaGran Blackpool you’ve got it all on your doorstep. From the speed and sounds of the Blackpool Air Show to the adrenaline rush of riding Europe’s tallest rollercoaster – the Pepsi Max Big One – you’ll need a holiday to recover from your holiday after coming to Blackpool!

If this isn’t convincing enough, check out the reviews on TripAdvisor yourself. With rides for kids of all ages and something for young and old alike, you’ll soon see that this place is far from past it. 


If it’s not broken, don’t fix it; that’s the motto for holidays in Norfolk. Nothing beats a traditional British seaside holiday and nowhere does it better than the home of Great Yarmouth – the original Great British Beach Holiday.

Since the Royal Wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, the ‘best of British’ is back in fashion. Take a relaxing boat ride on the Norfolk Broads or spend a day building sandcastles and paddling in the sea; and when you’re done, the bright lights of Great Yarmouth will be waiting for you. The holiday parks in Norfolk are just a stone’s throw from the Great Yarmouth seafront and you’d be mad to miss it.


*Guest Post for Haven, views fully supported by Alice and I! 


  1. I'm from Blackpool haha! It used to be a fantastic place to go for a break but its very scruffy now :( it's a real shame as it was a lovely family holiday destination once. They need to seriously spend some money doing it up, cleaning the streets of drugs and getting rid of some of the stags and hens to attracts families back

  2. Hello ..
    I am very interested in staying at your place and was curious to know about the rent. It will be a great help to me if you share some pictures of the house. I have to stay for three months.



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