In September 2015 we went on holiday to Park Resorts California Cliffs Holiday Park in Scratby near Great Yarmouth. I had booked it with the Sun Holiday codes and I paid a good price for our stay in the static caravan. Can’t quite remember the total price for the holiday but it was a bargain! (As I write this (11/01/16) the Sun Holidays deal is running at the moment – you can check it out here – http://club950.co.uk/. You need to collect tokens to take advantage of the offers. Last year when I booked this California Cliffs stay I also booked up for a 2016 Sun Holiday at Park Resorts Southview in Skegness and Butlins Skegness for later this year.)
It is a lovely holiday park – not too big but has everything you need. It is well maintained and suited to families. My daughter really liked the play area, amusements and the swimming pool, as did I. 🙂 There was entertainment on site in the evenings and each night we went to see what was on and then spent time watching the act / show or playing in the amusements. There was a really nice family atmosphere and we would definitely stay here again as we had lots of fun! We didn’t go at the best time of year and it was tipping it down and rather muddy between the static caravans but a holiday is a holiday and you have to make the most of it while you are there….which we did!
The staff were all friendly and there was a handy onsite shop and Fish and Chip shop. At night we did tend to get kebabs/burgers or Chinese from the takeaways that are outside the park as that was what we felt like eating at the time. Also , right outside the park gates there is another amusements called The Pink Palace (the takeaways and amusements are run by a different company – not Park Resorts) and a bus stop that you can use to catch a bus to places such as Great Yarmouth, Hemsby or Caister, etc. We did this most days and caught a bus to Great Yarmouth to do some shopping or go to the amusements.
There is an inside and outside swimming pool and we went most days to have a swim. Even though the weather was rather cold and miserable most of the time they did still have the outside pool open at certain times so we did have the chance to have a go in the outside pool , even though it was only briefly. I bet it is wonderful in the summer! You can access the pool by swimming through the dividing doors of the inside pool (when they are unlocked and open) – you’ll see what I mean in the photo above. I had taken my Turkish Cotton towel with me, that KUK Shades gifted me for review back in 2014, to use as one of my swimming towels but instead I ended up using it as door curtain as there wasn’t one in the static and I like to have the doors/windows covered at night time so the caravan is cosy. Luckily in the caravan I had there were two nails on the door so I hung the towel up by the tassel trim loops. It worked perfectly! 🙂
The static caravan had a double bedroom and a twin room plus there were beds which could have been made up in the lounge. The caravan was lovely quality and had all the essentials such as cutlery, plates, microwave, TV, gas fire in the lounge, broom etc. I had also paid extra to have linen in the rooms and it is a fee worth paying as it means you don’t have to take all your duvets, pillows and sheets with you.
The only thing is that the static caravans are all quite close together in rows so it can be a bit difficult to manoeuvre your car about and past other cars if you want to keep driving off the site throughout the day…especially when it is muddy like it was when we were there. I didn’t have a car as my parents had dropped us off at the site so it wasn’t really an issue for us anyway. Our caravan was situated nice and close to the entertainment complex which was great for us! 😀 We only had a couple of minutes walk to get the the pool, restaurant and amusements.
It was a lovely holiday park and there was even a crazy golf which you can pay to play plus there is a little go-kart activity which you buy tokens to put in so you can ride them around a track. I can’t remember the price of these activities now but it wasn’t a lot and my daughter enjoyed it. During the day there are swimming activities that you can pay for your child to take part in – things such as Aqua Jets and Water Walkers, my daughter didn’t do these but the kids that did looked like they were enjoying themselves.
We didn’t go to Scratby beach on our holiday as the weather really wasn’t the best for lounging around on the sand but I believe it is about a 5 minute walk away from the site, should you wish to visit.
I love Park Resorts holidays as they have a full calendar of activities (most sites do but it does probably depend on the site and time of year) for the kids during the day – should they wish to get involved. Some things cost extra, some things don’t – but the best bit for us is the evening Teamstar Entertainment. The Teamstar members encourage the kids to get up and dance and interact with their shows and it is their happy, friendly nature that makes everyone enjoy their family holiday. I also love the fact that most evenings they have a Park Resorts Linked bingo which you can pay to take part in. I’ve not won yet….but maybe one year!
This is a nice, compact size family park and there are all the things you need for a fun, family holiday. I do also love the bigger parks but this was perfect for us at the time of year that we went. On one afternoon we hired a Go- Kart to pedal around the site , I say we, I mean my daughter pedaled around the site. I have been there and done that and it is too much like hard work! She loved it and it certainly tired her out. There was lots of roads / paths she could pedal on and it is an activity that is worth doing while you are there.
We have some lovely memories from this holiday and we look forward to visiting this park again in the future.
One of my daughter’s favourite bits was when I paid for her to have her breakfast with the Park mascots / characters one morning. It was really well organised and lots of kids attended. We recommend this activity! 🙂
If you would like to book a Park Resorts holiday at California Cliffs Holiday park please visit their website – https://www.park-resorts.com/holiday-parks/east-anglia-and-lincolnshire/california-cliffs/holidays/
- Please note that this is not a collaborative post. I booked and paid for my holiday and just wanted to write an honest review up on my blog for you all to read 🙂