Thursday, 30 August 2012


This September and October enjoy savings on our touring and motorhome pitches three nights for the price of two, or seven nights for the price of six.

Whitby Holiday Park

Whitby Holiday Park is a 4* Holiday Park that offers great Caravan Holidays & facilities for Touring Caravans, Motorhomes & Seasonal Tourers, between Whitby & Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire. 

The Holiday Park welcomes customers on to its Touring Park. This cliff top area, with its great views of the North Sea & Whitby Abbey, has large grass pitches & 16 amp electric hook ups. The area is served by a recently refurbished Toilet & Shower Block & has access to all the park facilities. 
Whitby Holiday Park has Static Caravans for Sale and offers competitively priced site fees, with a 10.5 month season. 
There is access from the park to the nearby Saltwick Bay beach for families and dog owners.

Holidaymakers can enjoy a great Caravan Holiday with us by booking any one of our modern Caravan Holiday Homes. We have Caravans that are suitable for pet owners, those with limited mobility, young families & people looking for Short Breaks & off peak holidays. Please contact us for further details of prices, Special Offers & Discounts.

Modern park facilities include a well equipped Laundry, Park Shop (open daily), & a Cafe serving homemade snacks & beverages. A Family Club & Bar is open during the main season offering great evening family entertainment.

Book Now At Whitby

The caravan park offers 12 hardstanding pitches for touring caravans and motor homes on what is a pleasant and exclusively developed touring area. Facilities include 16 amp electric hook ups, water points, Elsan Point with easy access to a brand new Toilet & Shower Block. 

The development enjoys privacy from the rest of the park yet has the added advantage of being close to all the park's main facilities, local shops & amenities and Pakefield Beach.
Book Now At Pakefield

Touring, motor home and tent pitches are situated in a sheltered touring area next to the sand dunes, providing fully serviced grass pitches with 16 amp electric hook-ups, chemical disposal point and easy access to the recently refurbished Toilet & Shower Block, Launderette and a well stocked shop. The bus stop into Newquay, St. Ives and Hayle is just outside the park.

Atlantic Coast Holiday Park caters for both seasonal and overnight business from customers and the park is open from March 1st until January 8th.

Book Now At Atlantic Coast

Free Wi-Fi is now available throughout the park.Dog owners are most welcome. (certain breeds excepted)Caravan and motor home pitches are situated on two areas of the park. One area is adjacent to the childrens play area and is suitable for caravans up to 22ft in length, and is ideal for keeping an eye on your little ones whilst playing. For those with larger caravans, up to 26ft in length, there is newly refurbished quieter area a little way away from the main facilities.All pitches have their own water end 16amp electricity supply.The amenities block has recently been refurbished to a high standard which includes central heating. There are four new family rooms which are fully tiled and include a cubicle shower, toilet and wash basin within the one room. We have an Elsan point, waste water disposal point and pot wash room which is accessible by those with mobility problems. There is also a disabled wet room which allows completely level access and is very spacious. There is a £10 fully refundable deposit for the amenity block key.

Book Now At Garreg Goch

Friday, 24 August 2012

£50 Off During September @ Atlantic Coast In Cornwall

Atlantic Coast Holiday Park is offering a £50 off a 7 night break during September 2012.
Contact the park direct who can make that reservation for you today over the phone.Atlantic Coast offers a great selection of modern holiday caravans to choose from, with each comprising a comfortable lounge, spacious dining area, gas heating and colour TV, fitted kitchen with utensils, bathroom with shower and comfortable bedrooms. All our prices include gas and electricity, and caravans are regularly replaced.

PET FRIENDLY – We welcome bookings from dog lovers and have 
Bronze and Silver Caravans that are ‘pet friendly’. 

Bronze caravans sleep 4 people and come with Double Glazing, electric and plinth heating, TV, fitted kitchen, fridge, microwave, bathroom, shower and 2 comfortable bedrooms. 

The Silver Caravan has two bedrooms and can sleep 6 people. It comes with Double Glazing & Central Heating.

NB: When making your booking, please inform the park of your dog’s breed as certain breeds are not allowed - limitations apply.

DISABILITY FRIENDLY – The Park has a modern mobile home suitable for the elderly and some disabled customers. Features include wider doors, lower work surfaces, extra grab rails and ramped access. For further information about this caravan & the Park’s Access Statement, please contact the Park Reception.

Book Now For £50 Off During September

Sunday, 19 August 2012

UK Set For An Indian Summer

Temperatures are set to continue to soar, following the hottest day of the year on Saturday.

Most of the UK enjoyed temperatures in the high 20s on Saturday, but at Cavendish, in Suffolk, the mercury reached a high of 32.4C (90.32F), eclipsing the previous high of 31.4C (88.5F) recorded at London's Olympic Park on July 25.

Much of East Anglia and the South East saw the hottest temperatures with Charsfield in Suffolk basking in 31.4C and Santon, Downham, recording temperatures of 31.3C (88.5F).

And the baking heat looks set to continue, said Gareth Harvey, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the Press Association's weather division.

Saturday's sweltering conditions saw thousands packing out seaside towns and an increase in sales of barbecue foods and drinks as sun lovers enjoyed the Mediterranean conditions.

Music lovers also enjoyed the warm conditions at the V Festival Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Much of the UK was hotter than popular European holiday destinations such as Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, where tourists enjoyed top temperatures of 29.8C (85.64F). The Caribbean islands are currently experiencing temperatures of between 30C (86F) and 32C (89.6F).

Large parts of Europe were savouring the weather too but it was remarkably hot in parts of France and Italy, with Paris experiencing highs of almost 39C (102.2F) and Florence 38C (100.4F).

Mr Harvey said: "It has been very hot around Europe. Much of western France has been exceptionally hot, central France has seen temperatures in the 40s. There is a southerly flow of weather coming up from Africa."

The conditions ensured a hot start to the Premier League season with hundreds of thousands of fans travelling up and down the country to watch their team play. 

The sun also provided an ideal setting to the third day of the test match at Lords between England and South Africa.

Touring and Motorhomes

Criccieth Antiques & Collectors Fair

Criccieth Antiques & Collectors Fair, Memorial Hall, High Street, Criccieth, LL52 0HB.
Opens 9.00.a.m.-3.30.p m

Admission adults £1.00, concessions 70p, accompanied children free. Many local facilities for the visitor to enjoy..

Fridays throughout August
 Tina Holley and Hilary Leigh

Electric Mountain Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, LLANBERIS, Gwynedd LL55 4UR

Joint Summer Exhibition - Tina Holley and Hilary Leigh An exhibition and sale of original paintings and prints by two of North Wales’ most popular artists. Open daily from Tuesday 14 Aug 2012 to Tuesday 4 Sep 2012

Summer of Slate

Join us for a range of slate-tastic activities this summer. Decorate a slate, colour your own geological timescale, get creative with the museum’s Art Cart, try your hand at making perfect patterns in the foundry sandpit or get all dressed up in the quarrymen’s houses. Something for everyone! Children’s crafts £1 per child.
National Slate Museum Llanberis Padarn Country Park, LLANBERIS, Gwynedd  LL55 4TY
Today to Friday 31 Aug 2012

2012 is the National Slate Museum’s Birthday. Since 1972 we’ve welcomed over 2 million and we’re celebrating throughout the year so come and join us. Until 31st December 2012: FABULOUS FORTY EXHIBITION - Visit our 40th birthday exhibition – FAB 40 – which highlights the variety and relevance of our industrial museums in Wales. more
National Slate Museum Llanberis Padarn Country Park, LLANBERIS, Gwynedd  LL55 4TY
Today to Monday 31 Dec 2012

Crafts Stall at Ffestiniog
Craft stalls on Ffestiniog Railway Platform, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Public admission free.
Ffestiniog Railway Harbour Station, PORTHMADOG, Gwynedd  LL49 9NF
Sunday 19 Aug 2012

Art in the aisles
Arts and crafts trail in the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, between Harlech and Barmouth. Free entry to all 5 exhibition sites, showing quilts, photography, paintings and other craft items. Sales at the Church Hall. This year’s theme is ’to Have and To Hold’ and there will be a special display at Llanddwywe church showing a hand made wedding dresses, antique and new, together withan exhibition of related items made by children from Ysgol Dyffryn.
Refreshments available at 2 caves in the village. 

For more information see Facebook/pages/artintheaisles.

Sunday 19 Aug 2012 to Thursday 23 Aug 2012 - 11am to 5pm daily

Food on the Move Trains
Want to fit in as much as possible during your holiday... then come for a ride on one of our ‘Food on the Move’ trains. These trains leave from Harbour Station, Porthmadog at 18:20 every Tuesday and Wednesday evening during August. You can then make the most of your time as you sit back, relax and eat in comfort, enjoying the spectacular views from your carriage window while travelling through the Snowdonia National Park on a round-trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Tuesday evening’s train is our ‘Bangers & Mash’ special - with food served at your table shortly after the train leaves Porthmadog. Alternatively, you can choose our ‘Chip-Shop Trip’ on Wednesday evenings - with your menu choice delivered to the train at Blaenau Ffestiniog - 01766 516024

Say At Garreg Goch Caravan Park

Holiday Homes
Enjoying a peaceful and picturesque location, the park offers a wide range of comfortably equipped holiday accommodation for couples and families alike.

All our mobile homes have colour TV, refrigerator, microwave, cooker, shower and full self catering equipment. Our prices include gas, electricity and bed linen. We have a number of mobile homes that are pet friendly. Please check when booking. The Park also has a modern mobile home suitable for elderly and some disabled customers. For further information about this unit and the Park’s Access Statement please contact Reception....MORE INFORMATION

Touring & Motorhoming

Free Wi-Fi is now available throughout the park.

Dog owners are most welcome. (certain breeds excepted)

Caravan and motor home pitches are situated on two areas of the park. One area is adjacent to the childrens play area and is suitable for caravans up to 22ft in length, and is ideal for keeping an eye on your little ones whilst playing. For those with larger caravans, up to 26ft in length, there is newly refurbished quieter area a little way away from the main facilities.

All pitches have their own water end 16amp electricity supply.

The amenities block has recently been refurbished to a high standard which includes central heating. There are four new family rooms which are fully tiled and include a cubicle shower, toilet and wash basin within the one room....MORE INFORMATION

Book for 3 nights or more during September and October and receive 1/3rd discount on the pitch price. 

This discount will be added automatically if booking online. For telephone bookings, please quote promotion code GG3FOR2.

Please note this applies to pitch price only, all extras will be charged as normal.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Experience the "Plains of Africa"

An awe-inspiring re-creation of the African Savannah, where the animals of the plains roam freely together, as in the wild.
Enjoy a walking family safari at one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions, set in 100 acres of dramatic coastal parkland. Get close to the animals and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the world's most vibrant and exciting continent. Discover giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas and hundreds more African animals and birds.

Please note that this experience is seasonal and subject to availability

Enjoy a stunning bird's-eye view of the lion's domain from the Lookout Lodge.

Feeding talk times vary throughout the year and include giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hyaenas, otters and meerkats.
Also look out for special feeding talks during holidays and themed events.
For an up to date list contact Park Reception near or on the day of your visit.
Please note that some feeding talks and displays are seasonal and may also be subject to change or cancellation, without notice, due to inclement weather or operational factors.

If the size of the park sounds a little daunting, don't worry, just take a trip on the free Safari Roadtrain with it's fascinating live commentary.

A must-do for children and parents is Farm Yard Corner; here you touch and feed some of the park's farm animals, and don't miss the scary snakes, lizards and bats in the house next door.

Your day out will not just be exciting and entertaining! For the kids it's a hands-on learning experience too; visit our NEW Discovery Centre and get up close and see some of the smaller residents of the park! The Centre is also filled with interesting animal information and hands-on artefacts. You can find plenty of fun facts on the different types of animals plus information on the conservation campaigns that Africa Alive! is supporting and how you can help conservation in the wild. You can bring your school group here for an interesting curriculum linked discovery session!

An incredible experience at Africa Alive! where the wildlife can't wait to meet you!
Come and be captivated by our beautiful ring-tailed lemurs. Experience their incredible antics as you walk through their enclosure - they won't fail to bring a smile to your face and they'll ensure that a truly magical experience is had by all! (seasonal opening - please check prior to your visit.)

We have plenty of facilities around the park offering a tempting range of hot and cold meals and snacks. (Some food outlets are closed off-season)

Complete an exciting day with a visit to the gift shop. You'll love the furry toys and unusual present ideas!

Africa Alive! is open daily from 9:30am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, please note last admission is 1 hour prior to closing.

  • 31st March 2012 to 30th June 2012: 5pm Close (Last Admission 4pm)
  • 1st July 2012 to 2nd September 2012: 7:30pm Close (Last Admission 6pm)
  • 3rd September 2012 to 27th October 2012: 5pm Close (Last Admission 4pm)
  • 28th October 2012 to Spring 2013: 4pm Close (Last Admission 3pm)

Africa Alive! is located 3 miles south of Lowestoft on the A12
For Satelite navigation systems please enter NR33 7TF, White's Lane

Africa Alive!, White's Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7TF
Tel: (44) 01502 740291 Fax: (44) 01502 741104

Great Yarmouth 25 minutes
Norwich 40 minutes
Ipswich 50 minutes

Stay at Pakefield

Pakefield Caravan Park is a 4 Star Holiday Park in apeaceful and tranquil setting on the ‘Sunrise Coast’ in Suffolk. 

Suitable for families and couples, the caravan park has some fabulous sea views and is only 2 miles from the resurgent coastal resort of Lowestoft and ten miles from Southwold & Great Yarmouth. 

The waterways of the world famous Norfolk Broads are within a short distance of the park as are the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park and Africa Alive. The park prides itself on its high standard of contemporary holiday accommodation.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Events Around Cornwall

Visit Atlantic Coast Holiday Park

Why not take in the beautiful Cornish Coast whilst enjoying the Open air cinema and various outdoor screenings in the local area.

7th Blue Juice            Godrevy Hayle 8pm
14th Top Gun             Newquay Airport 8pm.

Thurs 16th August
10am – 4.30pm.
Various attractions…..tombola, BBQ outside The Sloop Inn, Stalls, Lifeboat & Helicopter displays.

Friday 17th August

Fishermans Friends sing Sea Shantis and traditional folk songs outside the Slipway Hotel, Port Issac in the evening.

What will you find at the rally?

2012 Rally, 17th,18th &19th of August, at Stithians Showground, Stithians TR3 7DP

Full Size Steam Engines

This long established event sees the coming together of some 50 full size steam engines from all  parts of the country. There are stunning showmans engines with their gleaming twisted brass,  (often working the fun fair), road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage engines and  agricultural engines.

 Miniature Steam Engines

There are also miniature steam engines, the ability of these scale engines is often  underestimated, they can pull a vehicle of considerable weight, plough fields and power saw  benches, some will be giving free rides to the public this year.

Working Section

The working section puts on a number of demonstrations including wood sawing and threshing,  mainly driven by steam.

Stationary Engines

A varied selection of stationary engines demonstrating their ability to power machinery.

Steam Cars

A selection of these rare vehicles will be on display each day.

Vintage Vehicles

All types of vintage vehicles including cars, motorcycles, tractors, commercials and military  vehicles will be on display.

Fun Fair

Many older type rides add to the fun of the fair including steam gallopers and juvenile rides, all  old favorites.

Model and Crafts

The marquee holds a delight for everyone interested in model engineering and traditional crafts.

Trade Stands

A wide variety of wares to buy from the many traders who regularly attend the rally.


Throughout each day parades of the various types of vehicle displayed, including a grand parade  of steam engines. You will also see the steam engine crews having fun driving around the site  and showing what the engines were designed to do.

Rural Ring Entertainment

In this area you will see working horses demonstrating, a farrier, a hawking display and  entertainment with dog agility, Morris Dancers, Carnkie Cloggers and more.

Daytime and Evening Entertainment

There will be a range of different bands and singers performing during the event, including  Jonah's Lift, an Irish Folk Group, The Cornish Wurzels and Clive Cash who will be performing in  the LTC bar & Restaurant Marquee at various times along with resident DJ "Darren"

On Saturday evening the old time fun fair will be in full swing, so come and enjoy the atmosphere
Another favorite for the Saturday evening is the sheaf pitching event, come along and have a go

Local Brass & Silver bands will be performing during the weekend

 Re-live the days of the wild west with "The Searchers", who will be re-enacting "shoot em up"  shows to entertain you

The two-times world record breaking escapologist Roslyn Walker will be performing throughout  the event

Join in the fun of an auction in the main bar on Saturday evening in support of our nominated  charity "Cornwall Air Ambulance"


A wide and varied range of food will be available at the rally. There will also be a licensed bar (LTC) with restaurant  facilities and evening entertainment

More details here

A Shop

Will be on site from Wednesday 15th August supplying daily papers, provisions and other consumables