17 May 2013

{Family Mini Break}

I spent many a holiday as a child in a caravan on a Haven holiday park. I have fond memories of these holidays. The fun had, the travelling there, the staying in caravans, the party dances and generally having lots of fun.

We wanted to have a little break as a family but there is no way we could afford a trip abroad so after a little browsing I found an aweseome deal for a 4 night break for us. We opted for a site which was not too far from us for travelling  - Church Farm in Chicester.

Our caravan was lovely and spacious. Had everything we needed. Even the TV had freeview and DVD player in which meant in the evenings once M was asleep me and the hubby could watch someting (also meant we had cbeebies for the morning wake ups!) The site was lovely. Not too big and the main complex was enclosed which made it more comfortable with letting Maxwell having a little bit of freedom to run about. Everyone we spoke to on the site were polite friendly and made us feel welcome.

We ate out on the site one night, and the food was very nice. A kind of harvester / pub grub feel. The only downside was as this was the first night of our break M was so excited by the arcade he was not up for sitting still and eating. The rest of the week we bought stuff to cook at the caravan - either at local supermarkets or the little Spa on site. Which was stocked with basics to be able to whip up a dinner for 3.

We were so lucky with the weather - it was truly glorious. The boys even spent the majority of the week in shorts and t-shirts. We visited some local places West Wittering beach (which was stunning!) and also Chichester town centre (which M spent the whole time asking to go to a toy shop. Sigh)

The amenties were good on the site. A small pool which was big enough for M to have a splash about it and enjoy it. An arcade, which M was just happy to walk around, look at the flashing lights and sit on the motorbikes. The arcade also had a free of charge soft play area. This was unsupervised but not too big so you could easily keep track of the small one. The restaurant (which served breakfast, lunch and dinner!) was large and spacious. Plus had free wifi. Outdoors there was a playpark and a adventure golf - which both went down well with M. There was lots of actiivites on offer but we didn't partake. I think if went back to a site later in the year we would consider it.

Overall we throughly enjoyed our mini break together. Super relaxing. What made it better was hearing M say EVERYDAY - this was the BEST day ever. Makes it worth it.



  1. Bless him looking so exhausted there!

  2. Sounds similar to the experiences we had as children. I've yet to take my boys to a park but we do go somewhere most years and just enjoy spending quality time together on the beach or visiting other places of interest! I love that he thought it was the best day ever, he obviously adores spending time with his parents!

  3. Oh wow looks lik eyou had a lovely time, holidays even if they are sort are great. I love the seaside pic :)

    Laura x

  4. Thank you for your great blog post and I'm glad you had such a lovely experience - even the weather behaved for you! I hope you have many more lovely hols with us and keep blogging!

    Anna and the Haven social team