It’s a lovely setting and wish we’d discovered it when our kids were young. Does anyone know of a similar kind of place on the east coast, Suffolk downwards to Kent. We’re thinking it would be a great place for our daughters and granddaughters to holiday as North Wales is far to far for them in London.
Gracie, we used to go camping, when the children were small, in Abersoch. We had some lovely holidays there. Have you tried North Devon? I know that it's the other side of the country, but it's worth a look.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
The Warren is the really posh site. From what I can gather it's ridiculously expensive compared to all other sites. It's got everything including celebrities. I've driven past it but never been inside.
We're at our van at the moment which is fairly near there but it's a while since we've been to Abersoch. The beaches there are great and I used to take the boys there a lot when they were little.
I hope you were here on one of the good days. The weather on the Llyn peninsula can be so different to other parts of the country. It's as if it has its own climate sometimes. So many times we've had a day of rain and when we phone home we get told it's been a scorcher. Never seems to be the other way round though.
Magggzzz wewere there the weekend that it was boiling everywhere but in Abersoch it was 19! Still enjoyed it though. Really want somewhere within 2 hour drive Trisha as the granddaughters wouldn’t manage anything longer so Devon is too far. Needs to be on the east side, Essex, Suffolk, Kent.
Our van is on the way to Abersoch. From us it would take about half an hour to get there so that's all extra on the journey. I think I said we're losing our van this year so we're going as much as possible. We're at home at the moment but we're going back as soon as possible. There's always something though that seems to stop us. Doctors appointments, a wedding etc etc. I'll really miss it and driving away for the last time will be so sad.
If you're planning this as somewhere to take your grandchildren then there's things you should look out for on the site. Safety obviously. Somewhere for them to play. Also if there's other children on the site they'll make friends. My boys are still friends with other boys they met there. Our site now has got older as people keep their vans and the kids are grown up.
Some sites are also very strict with kids. There's rules about where they can walk and noise. One we stayed in a relatives van in Scotland and they were told off for walking where hey shouldn't but they didn't know.
When our boys were young there was almost always a massive game of manhunt every night when it went dark. Mrs Jones would come out about 11 and send all the kids inside. There used to be a play area in the middle with an old tractor for them to climb all over plus swings and a slide but she's taken all that away and there's just a toddler sized slide. Also there used to be a huge field with one tatty old goal net but they had a great time on there. Now she's taken most of that field back and installed a big basketball hoop.
It's still a nice site though and after this year they'll have a spare spot with a great view. (Parc Wernol, Chwilog)
One thing I would suggest is that you get in touch with the large static van sellers. I think there's 2 main ones. They'll give you a list of all the small privately owned sites that you'd never find otherwise.
Also once a year there's a caravan exhibition at GMex n Manchester. That's worth going to. You find out a lot this way. The big site franchises ( Haulfryn homes being one) are mostly a massive rip off. Of course if you fancy the Warren...go for it. I'm not sure if they have vans on there any more though, just chalets.
We're thinking as well that if we ever go for another van we'd like somewhere a bit closer. It's just that the areas are not quite as pretty.