Sunday 27 October 2013

We're back from our holiday!!

Hello everyone,
We are back from our holiday at Devon Cliffs and we had a fab time! There was so much to do that there wasn't a dull day despite the wintery weather!
The swimming pool at Devon Cliffs if fab and use of it is included in your stay. The pool has 3 main water slides and then a smaller section with the water fountains and 2 smaller slides for toddlers. We obviously have a dare devil on our hands as at 4 he wanted to go on all the main slides lol!! I was a little hesitant but he enjoyed them all!!
We also decided to try out some of the free activities on offer that are put on my the Haven and Devon Cliffs staff.
First up we tried archery. They have 2 different age groups for this 3-5 and 5-8 and these are held at different times. 
James was in the younger group and he really loved this activity! It lasted 30 minutes and started with a small demonstration of how to use the bows and where to shoot and then the kids were off. There is a large target area for them to shoot and the target is a picture of knights on horseback and dragons which they have try and hit.
Here he is having a go....
Next up we tried an activity called Walking with dinosaurs. It didn't really have any description in the leaflet as to what it was it just said to meet at the beach. Again this was a free activity put on by the Haven and Devon Cliffs staff and was open to all ages.
We headed down to the beach intrigued to find out what it was all about.
Walking with dinosaurs turned out to be an educational talk about the Jurassic coast and the man who did the activity spoke about the changing coast and about fossils and where dinosaurs came from. It doesn't sound very child friendly but it really was aimed at the children and every effort was made to include them and it was spoke about in a way the children could understand and join in answering questions.
After the talk the children were put into groups and armed with spades, buckets and rakes (provided by the staff) they constructed there own sand dinosaurs!
Here is James enjoying the beach in his wellies and some of the Jurassic coast that was spoke about during the activity....
James also enjoyed lots of other free activities including little cubs arts and crafts club, Rory the tiger workout session, Petting session with some small animals (the goat was James favourite!), parachute games and lots more!
The evening entertainment was also great! There was plenty of staff who really got into dancing with the kids and nothing seemed to be to much trouble for them! There seemed to be a variety of activities in the evening including a tots disco and them a themed story performed by the Haven character's! The drinks are also very reasonably priced! James loved dancing around and taking part in all the actions and was always straight to sleep when we got back to the caravan!!
Overall the holiday was great! The caravan was spacious, clean and well maintained and only a short distance (easily walking distance) from all the amenities. The swimming pool is well kept and clean and has plenty to entertain kids and adults of all ages. The site offers tons of free activities for kids of all ages that run through out the day everyday!
The staff are fab and really go out of there way to ensure that you enjoy your holiday which we thoroughly did!
We would really recommend checking out Haven if your looking for a family holiday packed full of fun!! They have lots of Haven sites dotted all across the country! We visited the Devon Cliffs site this time and it was great!
Why not check out more Haven holidays here ... www.haven.com 

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