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Forest Holidays Cropton

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Forest Holidays Keldy

Follow the forest road as it drops deep into the wooded valley; feel the calm of the forest wrap itself around you, and listen… silence. This is Keldy, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. If ever there was a place to feel that special magic of the forest, it is here, a paradise of sunlit glades, tumbling crystal clear brooks and shy woodland creatures.

Forest Holidays’ Keldy cabins blend delightfully into their woodland surroundings, some hidden beneath the trees and others opening out onto soft grassy glades. Warm and welcoming, in an idyllic woodland setting, they provide a peaceful haven from the world outside. Children and teenagers will love lounging in your private  hot tub and once the little ones are in bed and the teenagers back indoors on their phones, pour a glass of Champagne and enjoy the hot tub to yourselves. And our pet friendly cabins mean you can bring your dog too!

For more information, please read the blog here.

Forest Holidays Keldy Cawthorne, Pickering, YO18 8HW
For pre-travel enquiries and bookings call: 03330 110 495

Aysgarth Lodges, Leyburn

Aysgarth Lodges (refurbished 2018) combines luxury with the ultimate in sophistication in this collection of chic lodges each with its own hot tub ideal for soaking up the Wensleydale views. As the perfect complement to your holiday experience, the new Falls End bar and restaurant is available to take advantage of the best of Yorkshire’s famous hospitality.

Family friendly with children’s playarea, petting farm and lots of attractions nearby to entertain the kids.

Westholme Bank, Leyburn DL8 3SP. Tel: 01969 663268

Blue Dolphin – Haven Holidays

If you’re looking forward to some fresh sea air to reinvigorate you, look no further – Blue Dolphin Holiday Park is set right on a clifftop! But it’s not just the breeze and stunning views that will leave you feeling refreshed. Whether you want to have fun or just sit back and relax, Blue Dolphin is the perfect place to enjoy some time for yourself. You can play with the kids in our indoor pool with multi-lane slide, try something new in our Sports Dome, or head out to explore the surrounding countryside. Want to be the first on the beach? Be our guest. Scale the climbing wall before lunch?

Recommended by Mumbler LK  2017

Gristhorpe, Filey, YO14 9PU. Tel:: 01723 515155

Bluestone – Wales

5* National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire. All weather free range lodge and cottage breaks for all the family with spa, waterpark and activities for all ages.

The accommodation comprises of luxury holiday cottages around the resort and they all have travel cots, highchairs and stair gates available as standard.

The Grange, Canaston Wood, Narberth SA67 8DE. Tel: 01834 862400


Cayton Bay Holiday Park

Swim in the Waterworld fun pool with flume, play sports on the all-weather multi-sports court, relax on the beach, a short walk away. Enjoy the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant or Takeaway. Aim for a hole-in-one on the crazy golf course.

Recommended by Mumbler MT 2017

Mill Ln, Cayton Bay, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3NJ. Tel: 01723 583111

Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest

“The original centre parcs and in a lot of ways starting to show its age with facilities starting to look a little dated and in need of a revamp and other onsite developments ongoing. Lacks the ability to pay by wristband like Woburn. But still a very good family holiday with lots to do and if you hadn’t been to the others you wouldn’t notice the shortcomings. Only thing to avoid is the swimming pool changing rooms between 2.30 and 3.30 – absolutely manic, although the pool was relatively quiet and this was even in the week in term time.

Overall a lovely family holiday unaffected by the weather but starting to showing its age and better more modern alternatives are available. Can get pricey if you do a lot of activities and eat out a lot.”

Mumbler AN visited Feb ’17

Centre Parcs Woburn

“The newest of the parcs and everything very fresh and new with lots of improvements learnt from the other parcs. Wrist bands that you can pay for things with, which is brilliant in the pool. Cabins laid out a bit like Ramsay Street but clean and tidy and have everything you need for the week. Activities really good but don’t get carried away; 1 activity a day plus swimming which is free, is more than enough otherwise you can run up a large bill. Plenty of choice of food on site from a variety of outlets but predominantly on the fast food side and always good with quick service, but expensive enough. If you are so minded the cabin kitchen is perfectly good for preparing your own food and there is an on site supermarket for essentials. We never left the site all week as plenty to do and had friends come and visit. We were there in term time so predominantly families with preschool children like ourselves and a 1,500 person conference which was ideal as the parc was full but the conference weren’t using any facilities and kept themselves to themselves. The ultimate family holiday in the U.K that isn’t effected by the weather but it can get pricey with activities and restaurants etc if you are not careful.”

Mumbler recommended AN – visited Feb ’16

Crieff Hydro Hotel, Crieff, Perth

“A very traditional activity based hotel now with additional log cabins. The fore runner to centre parcs. Far more traditional and laid back than centre parcs with less of the hard sell and set in incredibly beautiful surroundings even in Feb. Lots of local attractions to visit and on the edge of Crieff which is a short downhill walk away (uphill on way back). Lots of activities predominantly outdoors for children none of which were particularly expensive and some free. Conventional indoor pool with a slide which was ideal for getting little ones going as never busy. Good crèche and babysitting service. Rooms traditional, functional and clean, staff extremely helpful. A variety of foods are available from a number of different restaurants etc to suit all tastes from French cuisine, traditional afternoon tea to spaghetti hoops. We were there in term time so there were plenty of families with small children like us, then business conferences and pensioners coach trips so very quiet and laid back no noisy bars or discos.”

Mumbler Recommends AW – visited ’16

Darwin Forest Country Park

At Darwin Forest Country Park the lodges are nestled within a stunning woodland setting making them the ideal place to relax and enjoy a perfect holiday.

Darwin Forest is a great place to explore the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

The onsite facilities include the Evolution Health and Fitness Centre with a swimming pool gym spa and beauty therapy rooms. For younger children Little Monkeys play centre will provide hours of fun and entertainment as will the outdoor play area.

For the whole family the woodland walks cycling trails and activities such as mini golf and tennis. Foresters bar and restaurant on site.

Darwin Forest Country Park, Darley Moor, Two Dales, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5PL

Te: 01629 732428

Mumbler recommended CR ’17

Mablethorpe Golden Sands – Haven Holidays

Golden Sands is one of our most spacious holiday parks, with plenty of room to explore within the park itself or on the stunning nearby beach which is, as the park name suggests, both golden and very sandy. There’s lots to keep you occupied during your stay, from splashing around in our pool to family friendly fun at our funfair and crazy golf course. Fancy a go at something a bit more adventurous? Jump into a safety harness and have a go on our climbing wall and high ropes course! And if something a little more relaxing appeals to you we have the perfect answer for that too – a few hours sat beside the waters of our two beautiful fishing lakes.

Golden Sands Holiday Park, Quebec Rd, Mablethorpe, LN12 1QJ. Tel: 01507 477871

Primrose Valley – Haven Holidays

The first thing you notice about our Primrose Valley Holiday Park is how big it is! Big in size, big in personality and big in things to do. And we can promise you one thing: you’ll never have a dull day here. Have a splash around in our refurbished swimming pool with its flumes and water features. Out of the water, have a go on our climbing wall and see if you can make it all the way to the top. If you’re in the mood for something more relaxing, spend a few hours lazing on the banks of our fishing lake. The kids will love spending time at the funfair, and if a day trip appeals, the picturesque town of Filey is just a short way along the coast.

Recommended by Mumbler FB 2017

Primrose Valley, Filey YO14 9RF. Tel: 01723 513771

Ribby Hall Village, Blackpool

Child friendly self catering cottages and pine lodges with all the comforts to ensure parents a stress free holiday. Full range of activities and entertainment including two indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a climbing wall, archery and much more.

The North’s only 5 Star holiday park.

Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green near Blackpool, Lancashire PR4 2PR

Tel: 0800 085 1717

Mumbler recommended CR ’17