in England are designed around fun family holidays beside the seaside. The
parks will have swimming pools, a huge range of activities, and evening
entertainment to ensure that everyone has a full, action-packed, enjoyable day. With all the on-site facilities, safe sandy beaches and lots of things to do, dragging the family away from the park to discover the local area
and its history and scenery maybe be a bit of a task!
Its very design ensures that a holiday park shoulders some of the stress of arranging a family holiday in England. With the variety of activities on offer within the park complex and a beach just minutes away, there is always going to be something that interests everyone. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can take advantage of a choice of food outlets which should satisfy all tastes, and if you’ve forgotten something there is a small convenience store on each site.
All-in-all, a holiday park makes your stay easy, fun, and relaxing for all the family.
Pontins have five holiday parks spread around the English coastline, and another site in north Wales. All the parks are beside the sea and have beautiful sandy beaches. How you would choose which one to stay at for your holiday I don’t know, perhaps distance from home, list of activities, or possibly the lure to explore a new part of the country.
To help, I’ve compiled a list of sites, activities, and things to do that are close by. These details were correct at the time of publication and may change without notice. Also, note that some of the activities may not be free!
View Along Brean Beach
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Swimming pool and slides, fun bikes, go carts, snooker & pool, tennis & table tennis, darts, inflatable course, trampolining, basketball, bingo, crazy golf, play area, amusement arcade, quizzes, & blue coat entertainment.
SS Nornen shipwreck, Brean Down Fort, Cheddar Gorge & Caves, The Helicopter Museum, Glastonbury, & Wells.
The Blue Flag Camber Sands Beach
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Swimming pool and water walkers, go carts, snooker & pool, table tennis, darts, inflatable park, trampolining, bingo, crazy golf, play area, skate park, amusement arcade, quizzes,
& blue coat entertainment.
Rye Nature Reserve, Camber Castle, RH&D Railway, Dungeness Lighthouse, Bodiam Castle, Battle 1066 Battlefield, & Rye.
The Beach at Pakefield Holiday Village in Suffolk
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Swimming pool, snooker & pool, tennis & table tennis, darts, crazy golf & pitch & putt, bowls, play area, quizzes, & blue coat entertainment.
Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Ness Point, Sutton Hoo, Southwold, & The Norfolk Broads.
Weston Super Mare Pier at Sunset
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Swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, snooker & pool, table tennis, darts, bingo, crazy golf & pitch & putt, amusement arcade, & blue coat entertainment.
Brean Down Fort, Cheddar Gorge & Caves, The Helicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare, Glastonbury, & Wells
View Along Southport Beach to the Pier
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Swimming pool and water walkerz, fun bikes, pony cycles, go carts, darts, inflatables, trampolining, bingo, crazy golf, play area, amusement arcade, kids cinema, quizzes, & blue coat entertainment.
British Lawnmower Museum, Botanic Gardens, West Lancashire Light Railway, Blackpool, & Liverpool.
Prestatyn Beach at Sunset
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Swimming pool, water walkerz & sports, fun bikes, go carts, snooker,
tennis & table tennis, darts, inflatable course, trampolining,
basketball, bingo, crazy golf, play area, amusement arcade, quizzes,
& blue coat entertainment.
SeaQuariam, Botanical Gardens, Point of Ayr Lighthouse, Rhaeadr Dyserth Waterfall, Gwrych Castle, & Conwy & Llandudno.
Yes, I know this is a website about England, and I’m blogging about holiday parks in England, but I’ve got to include the site along the North Wales coast as it is such a beautiful part of the UK. Mind you Wales is renowned for its rain, so this may affect your decision making if you prefer to have a drier holiday or short break in England!
In general, accommodation in a Pontins Holiday Park is in apartments, with either one or two bedrooms to sleep a maximum of four or six people respectively. Each apartment offers comfortable furnishings, a fitted kitchen, private bathroom, and a lounge area with television. The apartments come in either standard or club level:
If you would prefer a little more privacy and space, then most sites have a bungalow that can also be rented.
If you’re having great fun and adventures during your holiday, you may not want to stop and prepare meals. Pontins recognise this and offer either self-catering or half-board holidays. On some selected breaks, you may even have the option of full board!
On each site you will find a “Queen Victoria” pub which serves traditional pub meals, great beers, fine wines, and soft drinks. There is the option to enjoy your meal or drink alfresco when the weather is kind to you.
There is also the option to dine at the on-park restaurant, where you’ll find all-you-can-eat buffets at breakfast and dinner times. Also on site, there are take-away food outlets for fish and chips, burgers, and ice creams.
And if you don’t mind preparing your own meals, there is a convenient “Nisalocal” store on each site that sells general groceries.
The famous Pontins “Bluecoat” team is on site at each holiday park and will keep you entertained throughout your stay. There is a great choice of organised kids’ events and adult entertainment. There are even special adult-only themed events on selected weekends throughout the year!
Now comes the difficult part as you have to choose between the different sites. I’m convinced that whichever part of the country you decide to stay in, you and your family will have great adventures and make wonderful memories. Happy holidays!
For more holiday or day out ideas return from our holiday parks in England page to the England Holidays page.