Situated in a glorious woodland meadow, deep in the heart of Cropton Forest, Forest Holidays’ luxury self-catering cabins with private hot tubs make an ideal base for adventures, exploring or simply relaxing. The North York Moors are on your cabin doorstep and the coast is only half an hour’s drive away. The forest itself is a paradise for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike, while open-plan cabins provide the perfect family accommodation.
Offering simple luxury in a picturesque location, the majority of cabins come complete with private hot tubs on the decking, ready to hop into whatever the weather, day or night. And pet-friendly options mean you can bring the dog too!
Cropton Forest Nr Pickering, YO18 8ES
For pre-travel enquiries and bookings call: 03330 110 495
Follow the forest road as it drops deep into the wooded valley; feel the calm of the forest wrap itself around you, and listen… silence. This is Keldy, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. If ever there was a place to feel that special magic of the forest, it is here, a paradise of sunlit glades, tumbling crystal clear brooks and shy woodland creatures.
Forest Holidays’ Keldy cabins blend delightfully into their woodland surroundings, some hidden beneath the trees and others opening out onto soft grassy glades. Warm and welcoming, in an idyllic woodland setting, they provide a peaceful haven from the world outside. Children and teenagers will love lounging in your private hot tub and once the little ones are in bed and the teenagers back indoors on their phones, pour a glass of Champagne and enjoy the hot tub to yourselves. And our pet friendly cabins mean you can bring your dog too!
Forest Holidays Keldy, Cawthorne, Pickering, YO18 8HW
For pre-travel enquiries and bookings call: 03330 110 495
If you’re looking forward to some fresh sea air to reinvigorate you, look no further – Blue Dolphin Holiday Park is set right on a clifftop! But it’s not just the breeze and stunning views that will leave you feeling refreshed. Whether you want to have fun or just sit back and relax, Blue Dolphin is the perfect place to enjoy some time for yourself. You can play with the kids in our indoor pool with multi-lane slide, try something new in our SportsDrome, or head out to explore the surrounding countryside. Want to be the first on the beach? Be our guest. Scale the climbing wall before lunch? Go ahead – it’s your holiday, you call the shots.
Recommended by Mumbler LK 2017
Gristhorpe, Filey, YO14 9PU
T: 01723 515155
Swim in the Waterworld fun pool with flume, play sports on the all-weather multi-sports court, relax on the beach, a short walk away. Enjoy the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant or Takeaway. Aim for a hole-in-one on the crazy golf course.
Recommended by Mumbler MT 2017
Mill Ln, Cayton Bay, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3NJ
T: 01723 583111
“The original centre parcs and in a lot of ways starting to show its age with facilities starting to look a little dated and in need of a revamp and other onsite developments ongoing. Lacks the ability to pay by wristband like Woburn. But still a very good family holiday with lots to do and if you hadn’t been to the others you wouldn’t notice the shortcomings. Only thing to avoid is the swimming pool changing rooms between 2.30 and 3.30 – absolutely manic, although the pool was relatively quiet and this was even in the week in term time.
Overall a lovely family holiday unaffected by the weather but starting to showing its age and better more modern alternatives are available. Can get pricey if you do a lot of activities and eat out a lot.”
Mumbler AN visited Feb ’17
“The newest of the parcs and everything very fresh and new with lots of improvements learnt from the other parcs. Wrist bands that you can pay for things with, which is brilliant in the pool. Cabins laid out a bit like Ramsay Street but clean and tidy and have everything you need for the week. Activities really good but don’t get carried away; 1 activity a day plus swimming which is free, is more than enough otherwise you can run up a large bill. Plenty of choice of food on site from a variety of outlets but predominantly on the fast food side and always good with quick service, but expensive enough. If you are so minded the cabin kitchen is perfectly good for preparing your own food and there is an on site supermarket for essentials. We never left the site all week as plenty to do and had friends come and visit. We were there in term time so predominantly families with preschool children like ourselves and a 1,500 person conference which was ideal as the parc was full but the conference weren’t using any facilities and kept themselves to themselves. The ultimate family holiday in the U.K that isn’t effected by the weather but it can get pricey with activities and restaurants etc if you are not careful.”
Mumbler recommended AN – visited Feb ’16
Coastfields main holiday village is at the heart of Ingoldmells amid the hustle and bustle of the East Coast resort. Located 100 yards from the beach and 5 minutes walk from the rides of Fantasy Island. The village has top-notch entertainments with shows, singers, acts and much loved kids character ‘Luckie The Lion’. A selection caravan home from top of the range platinum standard to the great value bronze range. Caravans sleep 6 or 8 persons all with heating. Coastfields is a ‘Visit England’ 4 star Holiday Park.
Recommended by Mumbler LI March 2017
Coastfields Holiday Village, Vickers Point, Roman Bank,Ingoldmells, Skegness,Lincolnshire, PE25 1JU
T: 01754 872592
“A very traditional activity based hotel now with additional log cabins. The fore runner to centre parcs. Far more traditional and laid back than centre parcs with less of the hard sell and set in incredibly beautiful surroundings even in Feb. Lots of local attractions to visit and on the edge of Crieff which is a short downhill walk away (uphill on way back). Lots of activities predominantly outdoors for children none of which were particularly expensive and some free. Conventional indoor pool with a slide which was ideal for getting little ones going as never busy. Good crèche and babysitting service. Rooms traditional, functional and clean, staff extremely helpful. A variety of foods are available from a number of different restaurants etc to suit all tastes from French cuisine, traditional afternoon tea to spaghetti hoops. We were there in term time so there were plenty of families with small children like us, then business conferences and pensioners coach trips so very quiet and laid back no noisey bars or discos.”
Mumbler Recommends AN – visited ’15
At Darwin Forest Country Park the lodges are nestled within a stunning woodland setting making them the ideal place to relax and enjoy a perfect holiday.
Darwin Forest is a great place to explore the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.
The onsite facilities include the Evolution Health and Fitness Centre with a swimming pool gym spa and beauty therapy rooms. For younger children Little Monkeys play centre will provide hours of fun and entertainment as will the outdoor play area.
For the whole family the woodland walks cycling trails and activities such as mini golf and tennis.
Foresters bar and restaurant on site.
Darwin Forest is the perfect place to enjoy quality time with your friends and family.
Darwin Forest Country Park
Telephone: 01629 732428
Mumbler recommended CR ’17
Set within the breathtaking mountains and beautiful lakes of the Lake District, and less than 10 miles from the historic town of Keswick, lies Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat. Ideally located, with sights and attractions easily accessible, this stunning brand new for 2017 lodge retreat offers an opportunity to experience the best of the Lake District from a luxurious base.
‘Keswick Lodge retreat…amazing place’ NM 2017
Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, Bewaldeth, Keswick CA139SY
T: 017687 76510
Come to Limefitt Holiday Park near Lake Windermere and you’ll discover a relaxed park within some of England’s most beautiful scenery. It’s perfect for walkers and a great base for exploring the towns and villages of the Lake District. Located in the pretty Troutbeck Valley, the Troutbeck mountain beck passes right through the park.
Recommended by Mumbler HB 2017
Limefit Park, Patterdale Road, Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1PA
T: 07884 438624
Golden Sands is one of our most spacious holiday parks, with plenty of room to explore within the park itself or on the stunning nearby beach which is, as the park name suggests, both golden and very sandy. There’s lots to keep you occupied during your stay, from splashing around in our pool to family friendly fun at our funfair and crazy golf course. Fancy a go at something a bit more adventurous? Jump into a safety harness and have a go on our climbing wall and high ropes course! And if something a little more relaxing appeals to you we have the perfect answer for that too – a few hours sat beside the waters of our two beautiful fishing lakes.
‘Haven Golden Sands at Mablethorp is fab, we’ve been for the last 3 years and have never had a bad holiday there. There is plenty to do round and about, there is a swimming pool, shop, amusements and eating places on site and also entertainment every evening from 6pm till 9pm for the children then after that they have more adult themed entertainment’ LL 2017
Golden Sands Holiday Park, Quebec Rd, Mablethorpe, LN12 1QJ
T: 01507 477871
Family-friendly Holiday Homes, Gypsy Cabins, Touring Pitches
and Camping on the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast.
Middlewood Farm Holiday Park
Robin Hood’s Bay
Tel: 01947 880 414
9.30am – 6pm only please – not Sundays between November and end of March.
The first thing you notice about our Primrose Valley Holiday Park is how big it is! Big in size, big in personality and big in things to do. And we can promise you one thing: you’ll never have a dull day here. Have a splash around in our refurbished swimming pool with its flumes and water features. Out of the water, have a go on our climbing wall and see if you can make it all the way to the top. If you’re in the mood for something more relaxing, spend a few hours lazing on the banks of our fishing lake. The kids will love spending time at the funfair, and if a day trip appeals, the picturesque town of Filey is just a short way along the coast. Kick back and take it easy, or pick up the pace and have a full on day – it’s up to you.
Recommended by Mumbler FB 2017
Primrose Valley, Filey YO14 9RF
T: 01723 513771
Our Reighton Sands Holiday Park is the perfect destination for adventurers, explorers and those who want to have fun. This park may be small, but it certainly makes up for it by the sheer number of activities and facilities on offer and five miles of beautiful golden sands. We have an indoor pool with outdoor lazy river just waiting for you to jump into and a 9-hole golf course set in 140 acres with some pretty magnificent sea views. At Reighton Sands you’ll have a break that will leave you feeling refreshed and energised in no time.
Recommended by Mumbler MT 2017
Reighton Gap, YO14 9SH
T: 01723 890476
Child friendly self catering cottages with all the comforts to ensure parents a stress free holiday. Full range of activities and entertainment listed online so you can plan your break before you arrive. Well organised and equipped for a lovely family holiday.
Ribby Hall Village
Ribby Road, Wrea Green
near Blackpool, Lancashire PR4 2PR
T: 0800 085 1717
Mumbler recommended CR ’17
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“We have stayed twice at the Swan at Newby Bridge. This is definitely the best family hotel I have stayed in. It is located in a small village at the very bottom of Lake Windermere. It is a large, old building positioned right next to the beautiful river Leven.
Whilst it is reasonably expensive to stay there, it is good value for money and the service is excellent. The rooms are decorated to a very high standard, with plenty of character; we stayed in a suite the second time which gave us ample room for a family of 4.
The hotel has a good sized pool, along with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi and spa treatments. It also has an ice cream parlour, a lovely bar which has real ales on tap and great pub food. The separate restaurant is also excellent and very child friendly whilst still allowing the adults to have a great meal (if the kids behave!)
There are a number of snugs and seating areas as well as a big playroom for the kids. The hotel also offers a listening service and offers free warm milk and cookies at bedtime. There is a woodland walk in the grounds of the hotel which is quite nice to let off some steam, they also have a good playground.
The hotel is ideal for a 2 or 3 nights stay to explore Windermere. There are plenty of attractions around Windermere for toddlers and younger children. In our two trips, we have visited the World of Beatrix Potter, the aquarium, the steam railway, Treetop Nets at Brockhole, took a ferry along the lake and went for some short walks.
Highly recommended for a short break anytime of the year. We visited in February and September. Pack your waterproofs, it’s the Lakes! There is plenty to occupy you in the hotel if the weather is so bad that you can’t face outside activities!”
Mumbler recommends CB ’17
With twelve newly refurbished guest bedrooms, The Wellington is an ideal retreat for walkers, couples, friends and families.
Recommended by Mumbler DBF 2017
Nidderdale AONB, Main St, Harrogate HG3 2QQ
T: 01423 780362
Thornwick Bay Holiday Village is the newest member of the Haven family, and it’s unlike any of our others. It’s got everything you’ve come to expect from Haven, such as great facilities, an indoor swimming pool with waterslide, and loads of other activities for all the family to get involved in. But it’s also got so much more. Even on the sunniest of days you may be tempted to stay inside and enjoy our Activity Barn and all of the fun things we have going on inside it. We’ve got plenty of quality entertainment on offer too, with some fantastic full-scale shows performed by our very own Thornwick Bay Theatre Company. If you love the Haven experience and are ready to try something new, you have to come to Thornwick Bay and discover everything it has to offer for yourself.
‘We’ve just got back from Thornwick Bay and we loved it brilliant for kids the pool is amazing, food is lovely and shop isn’t too expensive, we will be going back there’
Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast, Thornwick Bay, N Marine Rd, Bridlington, YO15 1AU
T: 01262 850369
At Yellowtop Country Park we have 19 luxury self catering lodges, each equipped with their own private outdoor hot tubs. With 1 or 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2-5. Lodges all surround a well stocked fishing lake, with superb views. Free WIFI in all lodges (not 100% guaranteed).
Free range chicken coop to help yourself to fresh eggs.
Recommended by Mumbler MM 2017
Foggathorpe, Selby YO8 6PZ
T: 0845 468 2011