out of 10
We stayed at the park during the first week of the summer holidays. I went with my young child, grandparents & our dog. We had a lovely carvan, boarding on lodge :) roughly the middle of the park. The surroundings were lovely, scenic and fairly quiet, which was what we wanted. The caravan was spacious, modern, clean with everything you would need when away from home.... everything! We were very impressed.
The park was kept very clean and tidy and I often saw staff out and about, cleaning and tending to the grounds and facilities. We did make use of the facilities, as the weather was so good. We used the pool each day, which was big,
With lots of beds, tables & chairs and had plenty of life guards, which was nice to see. My little one loved it. It did get very busy though and there was a colour band system in place. I completely agreed with this approach, which was a fair way of allowing all holiday makers time in the pool. It worked out about 1.5-2hrs which was plenty in the pool, especially in the heat. There was those that completely disregard the system, but it really didn't effect our enjoyment. She also loved the adventure playground, but it was quite small for the volume of children, but she played happily and made friends.
The park is quite big as it also does camping. It was alot bigger than what we have been to before. We found the evening entertainment area very busy, so we only went once, but my little one did enjoyed it. The entertainment team were young and enthusiastic and this shone through. I thought they were great and really engaged the children. It was quite expensive too. They also needed more bar staff for the volume of customers, however despite being run of their feet, they were friendly and polite.
My Mum was also a little disappointed with how the bingo was done and she looks forward to this. It was only 3 games, costing over £10 and was linked up with other parks, with no one at ours winning anything. She didn't think it was good value.
We also went out & about most days exploring Dorset, visiting various tourist spots. This park is a great base for this. Dorset is a lovely place to explore. The fantastic weather helped.
On our final day we thought we would treat ourselves to breakfast. Sadly it was disappointing, very disorganised. The coffee machines had broken down and this seemed to throw the staff. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying at the park.