We’re finally in the full swing of summer, and the school holidays are almost upon us. Whether your kids are already out, or they’re just about to finish, it’s time to get excited and start planning your North Devon holiday.
Luckily, we’ve got a whole host of fantastic local holiday parks. Surrounded by stunning scenery, packed out with family-friendly accommodation and plenty for the kids to get up to, they make the perfect place to get away from it all for a while. We thought we’d recommend some of the very best in the area - keep reading to discover them (and keep your eyes peeled for a few cheeky offers along the way!)
Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
Croyde Bay is a fantastic resort just a stone’s throw away from one of North Devon’s best beaches - in fact, it has direct access, just over the sand dunes. A 4* resort with a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame certificate, it’s safe to say that this is one of the top holiday parks in the area.
With fantastic accommodation including a hotel, self-catering cottages and lodges providing a cosy place to rest your head at night, the days will be pretty packed out. With easy access to a multitude of North Devon’s best attractions and the surfing mecca that is Croyde Beach, there’s also plenty to do on-site, including sports facilities, a playground, a swimming pool, gym, and evening entertainment for both adults and children.
There’s also no better time to book a break, because they’ve got an incredible offer on over the summer - you can book a 4 night break in a family hotel room for as little as £721! This offer includes breakfast and dinner and sleeps up to 5, to accommodate 2 adults and 3 children. Click here to find out more.
Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park
Combining the best of North Devon’s rural and coastal settings, Woolacombe Sands provides a holiday that balances tranquility with action-packed family fun.
With caravans, chalets, camping and more - as well as providing dog-friendly accommodation - there’s something to suit whatever kind of break you have in mind.
Just 15 minutes from popular Woolacombe Beach, on-site entertainment includes swimming pools, a fully licensed shop, bar and restaurant, and Woolly Bear, who entertains the kids in Kid’s Club at 10am, or from 5pm in the Clubhouse. A great location also provides easy links to other unmissable tourist attractions in North Devon, as well as providing incredible views for the duration of your stay. Don’t forget to check out their special offers - they run quite a few of these and there’s nothing better than enjoying a break for a bargain!
Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Situated on the edge of stunning Combe Martin, one of North Devon’s prettiest seaside towns, Sandaway Beach promises spectacular sea views, alongside a private beach and plenty of family entertainment.
Follow a stepped, private path down to Mermaid’s Cove, a perfect little beach for rockpooling, relaxing, and spotting boats or wildlife - or explore the nearby beauties of Ilfracombe, Lynton, Lynmouth and easy access to the South West Coast Path. The rest of the resort offers other family friendly activities, with evening entertainment to unwind before a rest in fantastic accommodation, of which there is a choice of chalets, caravans and apartments.
It’s a great time to book, with the chance to save £50 off your holiday or up to £100 if you’re staying for 7 nights or more.
Surf Bay Holiday Park
Surf Bay is located within close proximity to Westward Ho! - one of North Devon’s most iconic golden beaches. It has quick access to the beach, as well as Northam Burrows and the Pebble Ridge, one of North Devon’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Offering static caravans and 4* apartments, the park boasts pet-friendly accommodation as well as other options with hot tubs for those in need of a rest after a long day. A stone’s throw away from a bustling seaside village, there’s plenty of local activities including arcades, tennis, golf or even riding stables. Westward Ho! Beach at low tide is the perfect place for the kids to safely play, with space to build sandcastles, sunbathe, or swim in the sea.
Twitchen House Holiday Park
Nestled into picture-perfect countryside at the foot of a historic, Edwardian manor house, Twitchen House offers the perfect combination of a rural respite alongside a busy, fun-filled family holiday.
With a woodland footpath leading you twenty minutes down to Woolacombe Beach - well known as one of the best in the UK - the coast is just a stone’s throw away. The park itself is positively brimming with things to do; from incredible indoor waterslides, a sensory light pool, and an expansive outdoor pool, to fantastic facilities that include an Entertainment Centre (complete with amusements), on-site cinema and more.
Get back to nature with outdoor activities, entertain the kids with adventure golf or soft play, before resting up in cosy, homely accommodation.
Ruda Holiday Park
Ruda Holiday Park is also based in Croyde, offering quick access to a vibrant village and its stunning stretch of golden beach. Guests can make their way out with ease to discover the natural beauty that North Devon has to offer - but there’s plenty to enjoy on site too.
With facilities including Kids Clubs, tennis, outdoor play with an obstacle course and of course, Cascades Tropical Adventure pool, which includes rapids, slides and giant flume to get the adrenaline pumping, there's something for everyone. Relax in the evening with a bite to eat, a couple of drinks and entertainment, before settling down into comfortable accommodation. You have the option of caravans, lodges, apartments and even camping!
Braddicks Holiday Centre
Braddicks Holiday Centre is an award-winning park, set in the fantastic, beachside location that is Westward Ho! and offering self-catering holiday homes, villas, apartments and caravans. Pet-friendly options are available to ensure that you can book a holiday with every member of the family, while there’s something to suit every taste and every budget.
With spacious yet cosy and comfortable accommodation, you’re easily able to rest up for a big day spent exploring North Devon. Easy access to Westward Ho! Beach makes for busy days spent out on the sand or sea, or the vibrant, bustling village which is packed out with seasonal activities, including amusements, go-karts and more. Children will love the Kids Club, while evening entertainment welcomes all ages for a range of memorable shows.
They have a fantastic summer offer, which is a 10% saving on summer holidays and short breaks on certain dates, at the end of July and August - hurry up and take advantage!
Golden Coast Holiday Park
Golden Coast is absolutely perfect for those seeking an adventurous, activity-centric break with a landscaped park brimming with exciting activities.
Boasting facilities that include an exhilarating Surf Simulator, all-weather Sports Complex with hire wires, climbing walls and four-heated pools, there won’t be a dull moment. The huge range of activities means it’s particularly popular for families with slightly older children and teenagers - and to make it even better, Woolacombe Beach is just down the road.
A range of comfortable holiday homes, apartments, villas and lodges - as well as camping facilities for those looking to get back to nature - promises a great space to rest up after a big day of exploring the North Devon coast. Golden Coast also offers pet-friendly accommodation, so that every member of the family is catered for.
With so many to choose from, there’s a holiday park to suit the requirements of any family, to make the most of an exciting stay on England’s Adventure Coast. You’d better hurry though - we’re in the midst of North Devon’s most popular season and these will be getting booked up pretty quick!