Haven Holidays are probably one of the best known travel companies in the UK offering caravan holidays.
With 40 holiday parks, dotted throughout England, Scotland and Wales, you’ll never be far from a Haven Holiday park.
Related: Holiday Parks in the UK
Who Are Haven Holidays?
Established in 1964, Haven Holidays were bought by the Bourne Leisure Group in 2000. Haven offer not only caravan holidays, but also the option to buy a caravan, or book a pitch for a camping or touring holiday.
A Haven Holiday can be taken all along the UK coastline – according to their website “most of our parks are only a 2 to 3 hour drive from your front door” – which is definitely appealing if you are travelling with young children, or you are only getting away for a quick weekend break.
Who Are Haven Holidays Best Suited For?
Families love Haven Holidays – not only are they located in some great destinations, they are also filled with such a wide range of activities, both day and night, that everyone will be entertained and find something fun to do.
What Is The Best Haven Park?
With so many holiday parks to choose from, 40 to be exact (at the time of writing), it’s hard to say which is the best Haven park.
The answer will likely come down to budget and personal holiday style.
What Is The Biggest Haven Holiday Park?
Devon Cliffs is the largest of the Haven Holiday parks. In fact, Devon Cliffs is one of the largest holiday parks in Europe!
Devon Cliffs is in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are plenty of activities available, both onsite and locally.
Visit Sandy Bay, winner of the Blue Flag Beach award in 2019, test out your skills with a little bit of surfing or paddleboarding. If swimming in a pool is more your thing, there is plenty of fun to be had back onsite. Devon Cliffs has a multi-level outdoor pool as well as multi-lane water slides and flumes in their giant indoor pool.
Out of the water there is plenty more to entertain the whole family – have some fun at the Adventure Golf course, experience a Segway ride or brave the dizzy heights from the Aerial Adventure course.
As you would expect from such a large and popular holiday park, there is plenty of on-site entertainment to enjoy, both during the day, and in the evenings.
What’s On A Haven Holiday Park?
The onsite facilities, activities and entertainment will vary according to the holiday park. However, they do all include the following;
- Supermarkets – including a wide range of Co-op products, meals deals and Grocery Starter Packs available for pre-order.
- Activities – there are over 100 indoor and outdoor activities available across the Haven holiday parks, so far too many to list out here! When you’ve booked your caravan holiday, choose and book your activities on the Haven app too to avoid disappointment.
- Swimming Pools – heated indoor and outdoor pools, some with water slides.
- Outdoor and indoor play areas
- Restaurants, cafes and bars
- Daytime entertainment
- Evening entertainment
What Facilities Are Included?
* There have been some changes for 2020 Haven Holidays with some shared facilities being unavailable and some restrictions in place. For the latest up to date information please check the Haven website *
If you book directly on the Haven booking platform Fun Passes are included with the cost of your holiday. This gives you access to;
- swimming pools
- sports and leisure activities
- entertainment complex
If you are booking a caravan directly with the owner you need to check if they include any Fun Passes in their prices. If they are not included, ask the owner to arrange or advise you on how you can buy them separately. Prices will vary depending on the park.
What Accommodation Types Are There?
Haven offer a range of self catering holiday accommodation across their holiday parks, catering to a wide range of budgets.
You can even pick which area of the park you want to be located on (for a small extra fee).
Currently, Haven offer the following accommodation types (depending on which holiday park you pick);
Each holiday park has caravans with 2 or 3 bedrooms, including some units that have been adapted for those requiring extra accessibility.
You can choose to book a caravan that is under 2 years old. The younger models have central heating, double glazing and a 32″ TV. The newer Prestige caravans also have a 22″ TV in the master bedroom and a dishwasher.
The caravan types are;
- Platinum with decking
Luxury Lodges and Beach Houses
Luxury Lodges are available on 10 of the Haven Holiday Parks, sleeping 4 guests in a 2 bedroom lodge, or 6 guests in a 3 bedroom lodge. Luxury Lodges have floor to ceiling windows and are set in locations offering the best available views..
Beach Houses at Haven are exclusive to Perran Sands in Cornwall. Like the Luxury Lodges, the Beach Houses have floor to ceiling windows, and, as the name suggests, have views of the stunning Cornish coast.
And the wow factor doesn’t end there – the Beach Houses also have private hot tubs, a BBQ, sun deck and garden as well as allocated parking.
The Beach Houses sleep up to 6 guests.
If you are tempted to experience the fun of camping, without giving up your holiday luxuries, Haven also offer the following glamping options;
- Safari Tents
- Geo Domes
Touring and Camping
Haven have a choice of 22 touring parks with the following pitch types available;
- Basic pitch
- Tent pitch
- Electric pitch
- Euro pitch
- Super electric pitch
Are Haven Holidays Dog Friendly?
If you are looking for a dog friendly caravan holiday, Haven have 33 parks that allow dogs.
Dog friendly accommodation is available in Standard, Deluxe and Prestige caravans, as well as chalets and apartments (depending on the park).
What Should I Bring On A Haven Holiday?
Most of the essentials should be included in your accommodation. However, you might choose to pack a few little extras such as condiments for the week, or some oil to cook with, or maybe, if you think you might need to visit the on site launderette, some washing powder.
All of these items are available in the on site supermarket so don’t worry if you forget to take them – it just might be preferable to take your own.
Other items to think about packing;
- Favourite DVDs (if your accommodation has a DVD player!)
- Bucket and spade
- Swimming gear (including any goggles and swimming aids)
- Bikes, scooters etc
- Board games, packs of cards
Are There Any Haven Deals?
There are usually some good Haven deals available, check the Haven Offers page for the latest options.
Haven Caravans For Sale
Buying a caravan at your favourite holiday park is an exciting option. If you’ve fallen in love with caravan life you might want to consider investing in a holiday home to give you the ability to visit time and time again.
Remember you can also hire out your private caravan during the times of the year you won’t be using it. If this is something you would like to find out more about please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your options.
Where Are Haven Holiday Parks?
Haven Holidays are pretty much around all of the UK coastline! This is fantastic news for beach lovers – if you book a Haven Holiday you will never be far away from the beautiful UK coast.
Currently there are 40 Haven holiday parks, check them all out listed below;
– Cala Gran
– Marton Mere
– Perran Sands
– Riviere Sands
– Devon Cliffs
Related: North Devon Holiday Parks
– Weymouth Bay
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– The Orchards
– Golden Sands
– Thorpe Park
– Wild Duck
– Haggerston Castle
– Cardigan View
– Garreg Wen
– Hafan Y Mor
– Craig Tara
– Seton Sands
– Doniford Bay
– Kiln Park
– Lydstep Beach
– Penally Court
– Quay West
– Church Farm
– Combe Haven
– Blue Dolphin
– Far Grange
– Primrose Valley
– Reighton Sands
– Thornwick Bay