Have you looked at Somerset for your Family holidays yet?

Commissioned by Haven

If you’ve never been to Somerset, you could be missing out on a great holiday in one of Britain’s most beautiful counties. Read on to find out just how good Somerset can be and whatever you do, don’t miss a trip to Bridgewater Bay.

For families, this pocket of the UK is an all-rounder; with fresh flowing rivers, white sandy beaches and a massive National Park to explore. Plus, there are two holiday parks here that have everything a kid could wish for…with some added Somerset camping goodness for mum and dad.



A massive coarse fishing lake makes up the heart of this holiday park in Somerset but beyond the freshwater, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities:

  • Climbing wall & zip wire
  • Football pitches & tennis courts
  • Nature reserve & nearby beach

Now, about that beach…

Somerset Haven Holidays

Access the seaside promenade straight over the road from Burnham-on-Sea holiday park. You can stroll along the sandy ridge to the pier and local town but the best thing you can do is race down the sand until your toes touch the water – what’s a holiday without a dip in the sea?-

The park itself is secluded from the bustling town of Burnham-on-Sea, thanks to its surrounding lakes, rivers and forestry. It’s a hidden holiday park, right next-door to a destination full of fun.


Doniford Bay

What do you want to see on the British coast? Doniford Bay has it all – including wild ponies and red deer roaming the area without a care in the world. This is a real country escape and your accommodation sits just a few crooked footpaths away from Exmoor National Park, which lines the coast with its stunning rocky cliffs.

The holiday park fits into the beauty of its surroundings and is just an hour away from the famous fields of Glastonbury. Besides the loveliest setting for your summer holidays at Haven, here’s a few more things for mum & dad to enjoy on-park:

  • Evening live lounge
  • Café Bar & Grill (with Wi-Fi)
  • Traditional fish & chip shop

With a massive four-lane slide into the heated outdoor pool area, the fun factor is cranked up a notch for the little ones too. You’ve got kayaking, go karts and a load of splashing water activities to jump into – it’s a park for the kids by day and a haven for grownups by night.


Booking early for 2013

What’s the best thing about booking a holiday early? You can usually get a discount when you reserve your spot in advance – plus once you’ve booked, it’s time to start counting the sleeps until the day you hit the road.

If you’re looking to get ahead of the summer holiday rush and take advantage of every ‘early bird’ perk, don’t just focus on Burnham-on-Sea and Doniford Bay (though these parks really are amazing). There are lots of places for the family all over the British coast – pick your fave and book as soon as possible.


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