Summer pursuits with Pitchup.com from £5.00pppn
Ago. 11 2014 Publicat per Samantha Marsh
--Outdoor sites with the best summer facilities--
--Devon, Dumfries & Galloway, Newquay--
With a few weeks left of the summer holidays, parents may be running low on ideas on how to occupy their little darlings. Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has handpicked three sites with fantastic summer facilities designed to keep the whole family entertained. Make the most of the final weeks of the school holidays with these summer sizzlers from just £5.00pppn.
Cofton Country Holidays – Devon, from £8.50pppn
Dawlish, Devon: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass tent pitches at Cofton Country Holidays this season with prices starting from £153 for a three-night stay based on six people sharing (£8.50pppn).
Tucked into a valley just a mile away from swathes of Blue Flag beaches, Cofton Country Holidays offers 80 glorious acres of meadows, woodland, fantastic activities and facilities. There is a large heated outdoor pool with a shallow pool for little ones, right next to an inflatable bucking bronco which provides fun for all ages. There are also three dedicated play areas, an adventure zone in the woods, and activities including pond-dipping and bug hunting. Alternatively, relax by one of the five outdoor fishing lakes.
The 10x10m non-electric grass tent pitches are spacious with great views and sleep up to six people per unit. Toilets, showers and disabled facilities are on site.
Burrowhead Holiday Village – Dumfries and Galloway, from £5.00pppn
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway: Pitchup.com has availability on its electric tent pitches at Burrowhead Holiday Village this season with prices starting from £40.00 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£5.00pppn).
Burrowhead Holiday Village is a spacious 100-acre parkland with views over the Solway Firth to the Isle of Man and the hills of the Lake District. On site, there are activities of all kinds, including sea fishing and golfing for adults, and play areas and amusement parks for younger guests. On-site leisure activities include an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Enjoy a drink, snacks and family entertainment in the Headland Family Bar. Ancient castles, market towns and colourful fishing villages can be explored nearby.
The electric tent pitches feature 16-amp electricity and sleep up to six people per unit. Showers and toilet blocks are a short walk from the pitch.
Treloy Touring Park, Newquay from £6.25pppn
Newquay, Cornwall: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass pitches at Treloy Touring Park this season with prices starting from £150 for a four-night stay based on six people sharing (£6.25pppn).
Situated in the famous Cornish town of Newquay, this fabulous family-friendly park boasts an endless list of on-site activities to ensure guests have a fun stay. With Newquay Zoo just a couple of miles away, zoo staff bring in furry friends during the school holidays to excite mini guests - who can also spot some resident critters on the Treloy nature trail. Meanwhile, guests of all ages will love splashing about in the outdoor pool and are sure to enjoy the evening entertainment which includes music and magicians. Treloy’s golf course with driving range and nine-hole course is just down the road, and some of Cornwall’s best beaches are only a few minutes’ drive away.
The 10x12m non-electric grass pitches cater for tents, tourers and motorhomes and sleep up to six people per unit. Includes awning, gazebo and pup tent. Showers and toilets are a short walk from the pitch.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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