For a fun-filled holiday, Haven holiday parks know exactly how to entertain the whole family.
But where do you pick for your next break? Which Haven holiday park has the best overall facilities? Are there things to do nearby?
Whether you are planning a short break or a week away, you can have a great value stay with tonnes to do.
We’ve investigated the best Haven parks so you can make amazing family memories.
Best Haven Holiday Parks
With 37 different caravan holiday parks to choose from with Haven, you might wonder if it’s best to pick the one closest to you, the cheapest Haven caravan park, one near the sea, or where you can explore activities outside the park.
In our comparison, we’ve looked at a one week stay in August 2022 to find the cheapest and best overall value Haven holiday parks.
Best Haven Park
1. Thornwick Bay, Flamborough – best overall value
Best for: Outdoor space and beautiful surroundings
What is the best Haven site? Haven’s newest park packs a punch with tons of entertainment, set on Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast’s cliffs – enjoy tons of activities at a fantastic price!
Price comparison: £859.20 for a family of 4 in August 2022
Step onto the beach and enjoy clear waters in the bays. The local beaches have both sand and pebbles, so instead of just playing in the sand, go rock pooling and see what marine wildlife you can find. As the park is set in such a stunning location, you can head to the cliff tops with views out to sea while enjoying wandering through ancient forests.
In the park, head to the lake to enjoy a spot of fishing or head to the pool for a play. Any water babies will love the pools as it has a fun slide and a paddling pool for smaller ones. They have an Activity Barn packed with activities to fill every schedule, from archery to bike coaching if you have someone who’d love to learn to ride. You can also get involved with table tennis and fencing and learn to ride a segway. Head out on the mysterious adventure trail and explore the nature garden. You can also hire bikes to explore the coast further and learn the old technique of firelighting.
When the adults want a break, but the kids are still craving to play, take a break on the outside terrace of the Lighthouse Bar and Restaurant, which sits opposite a huge sandpit and play area. So you can relax while watching them burn energy.
There is a supermarket open daily on site for anyone who gets hungry where you can stock up on essentials and basics to make a meal or grab a takeaway from Cook’s for fish and chips or The Lighthouse for pizza. There are two other venues for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks to bring in the evening, plus a cafe serving ice cream on the way to the beach. On top of that, there are live shows from the Entertainment Cast and Seaside Squad in the ShowBar entertainment venue planned through the day and night.
While you might enjoy the break from home and work (and YouTube/TikTok etc.), there is free WiFi available in the main complex for anyone who needs to access the internet.
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Best for: Nature lovers
Rockley Park is a five-star park next to a lake and river with its direct beach access, plus woodland and wildlife. Plus, it’s close to Sandbanks Beach.
Price comparison: £1,157.79 for a family of four in August 2022
You’ve got plenty of activities, plus an inside and huge outside pool. Both pools are heated, and there is an outdoor flume and mini SpashZone.
If you want to be a little more active, try the crazy golf, nature trail, arcade, segways, archery, mini sports, arts and crafts, bungee trampolines and the climbing wall! There are four outdoors play areas (a toddler soft play), an all-weather multi-sports court, or go exploring around the woodland. Nature Rockz rangers can show you (well, the kids) the bugs and wildlife.
Cook yourself (there’s a shop on site), or enjoy a takeaway from Papa Johns. There are also a Cook’s Fish and Chips and three other venues for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in the evening.
And, just as importantly, there is free guest WiFi in the main complex for those who cannot switch off.
The park is next to Ham Common nature reserve, and Poole Harbour and Quay is close for water sports, boat rides and shopping. The park is also dog-friendly.
With everything at Rockley, it’s a strong contender if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Centre Parcs.
Best for: Swimmers of all abilities
Craig Tara Haven hosts Splashaway Bay heated indoor pool, suitable for every generation of guests, including those with reduced mobility.
Price comparison: £789 for a family of four in August 2022
The Spashaway Bay in Craig Tara are EPIC indoor swimming pools. Instead of one pool, you’ve got lots of different aqua areas. There are multi-levels and multi-lane water slides. Plus, you’ve got flumes, a lazy river, tipping water buckets and water features to play and have fun in. Forget Haven; this is one of the best water parks for family fun in the whole of Scotland!
There’s a Toddler’s Play village and a one-meter-high ropes adventure away from the water so smaller ones can enjoy the aerial experience. If the British weather isn’t great, the all-weather Airspace sports hall is the place to be for activities like mini sports and segways. Or, head to the Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village, packed with activities and the inflatable obstacle course.
And if you want to do something a little quieter, take a walk around the trail of rugged coastline and beaches, or tee off on their nine-hole golf course (for adults) or the adventure golf course (for the whole family).
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Best for: Toddlers
Haggerston Castle is one of the best holidays for smaller kids and babies due to the facilities.
Price comparison: £679 for a family of four in August 2022
This is the only of the Haven Parks with its own castle tower! If that’s not enough to impress, there’s an Oodles amusement centre for little ones, and the roads are flat and quiet, which is perfect when kids are learning to ride a bike. However, there is still plenty for older kids to enjoy too.
There’s an aerial adventure course for the thrill seekers where you can climb high platforms and obstacles. There’s a boating lake where you can relax on the water in a pedalo with the family. Then, you can enjoy the nine-hole golf course, outdoor play areas, mini sports, bungee trampoline, tennis court, get creative making slime or painting and go on a bug hunt. Take a swim in the heated indoor pool, with impressive slides for bigger kids (and adults).
And, finally, when the kids start to calm down, adults can take advantage of the rooftop bar! If you want more relaxation as an adult, enjoy the serene spa, sauna and steam room (plus gym, if you’ve got the energy).
Location: North Wales
Best for: Water lovers and toddlers
Hafan Y Môr is where you’ll find Splashaway Bay, one of the UK’s best water parks!
It’s also an excellent place for toddlers as there’s so much packed in for little kids.
Price comparison: £1,113 for a family of four in August 2022
As a suggestion, bring two swimsuits to allow the other time to dry out! You could swim in the pool lane, or why not get an adrenaline rush from the multi-lane slide and flumes. Then wait for the wave machine to start and enjoy the lazy river. There are also water features and a tots pool and slide, so they don’t miss out.
Being one of Haven’s biggest parks, there’s more than just swimming. Head to Adventure Village, where you can try 4×4 Off-roaders, Aerial Adventure, Segways and more. Or try Dragon Lakes and hire a pedalo. You’ve got arts and crafts, mini-sports, an aerial adventure course, toddlers-friendly activities and multiple play areas.
When you get hungry (and don’t want to cook), you’ve got nine restaurants to choose from and takeout from Papa John’s, Burger King and Millies Cookies.
Only if you run out of things to do, Snowdonia is just a stone’s throw away!
Take a look at our caravan holiday checklist so you don’t miss any essentials when you’re packing.
Best for: A lazy sunny break
Set in the official “sunniest place in England”, you can relax and soak up the sunshine at Church Farm.
Price comparison: £859.74 for a family of four in August 2022
The park is next to a lagoon where you can spot wildlife and take in the natural surroundings.
Head to the single beach to enjoy splashing around in the water and playing, then head back to the beach for heated pools with flumes and sun loungers to take advantage of the (hopeful) weather.
Kids can get involved with firefighting techniques, outdoor play area, archery, segways, zip swing, mini sports, an all-weather sports range, bug hunting, den building, bungee trampolines and crazy golf.
And, if you want a full-on beach, Bognor Regis is just down the road. If you want to get further afield, take a look at picking up a cheap National Trust membership that gets you access to hundreds of historic homes and gardens.
Best for: People who like a packed schedule
A lot is going on at Reighton Sands – and while you can pack in as much or as little as you want – you won’t get bored!
Price comparison: £992.02 for a family of four in August 2022
You’ve got a perfect seaside location with lots of things to do on site! The park is within steps of FIVE MILES of beautiful sandy beach! So, you can walk, play and swim to your heart’s content.
Activities on site include archery coaching and den building. Or, get your swimming costume out and enter the pool or head outdoors to float around in the Lazy River. You can also enjoy the nine-hole golf course with views over the North Sea, ball game area, outdoor play area, junior segways and RNLI Water Safety training.
Kids will love to feel like mini explorers, learn the art of firefighting, and then hunt for bugs and creepy crawlies. They can also get crafty and make coastal sand bottles, pottery paintings and colourful slime.
And that’s all before the schedule of entertainment and shows from the main venue. They run through the day and well into the evening.
Best for: Adventurers
You’ve got amazing views river and the coastline from the Doniford Bay park while also taking in the glorious countryside – it’s like getting to experience two holidays.
Price comparison: £1,137 for a family of four in August 2022
You’ve got a fantastic lake view so have plenty of places and explore and take walks. Plus, you’ve got heated pools inside and outside with a four-lane water slide in terms of activities.
Enjoy action-packed activities like Archery Coaching, junior segways, zip wire, climbing wall, outdoor play area, crazy golf, or get icky and make slime with colours, glitter and more! Plus, head to the arcade for penny machines and grabbing machines. There is a sports range where you can enjoy football or basketball practice.
As the holiday park has direct beach access, you can spend hours hunting for seashells, building sandcastles and paddling in the water.
Within the live lounge, you’ve got a schedule of entertainment and shows to enjoy. While there may not be as much entertainment and activities as other parks, the reviews are great, so it is a must-visit park.
Location: South Wales
Best for: Beach and water sports lovers
Whether you want to relax on the beach, play in the sand or get involved in water sports, this peaceful setting is perfect for people who love the beach.
Price: £1,680 for a family of four in August 2022
Lydstep Beach is very different from the other Haven Holiday Parks. There are smaller facilities with the entertainment and restaurant combined, and the activity programme smaller…however, you make up for it in other ways.
The holiday park is more peaceful if you’re looking for more of a relaxing break. Being so close to the beach makes it an excellent spot for a staycation where you can enjoy the sea air.
There is a wide range of water sports activities on the beach, including kayaking. If you want your younger ones to spend more time in the sea, it’s worth looking into the RNLI Water Safety training, where they can learn the basics to keep themselves out of harm’s way. You also have National Park Rangers to guide you around the beautiful area and explore scenic walks and views.
You still get an outdoor play area, sports centre, and an amusement arcade in the park itself. If you want to avoid the salt water from the sea, take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool. Having said there’s not as much; you’ve also got archery, a climbing wall, mini sports, den building, organised bug hunts, and you can make your own grass head. It’s a dog-friendly holiday park too.
The Haven reviews for this park are also much higher than others, so it gets a mention.
Best for: Spotting wildlife
Wild Duck is Haven’s only woodland park, which means it’s excellent for exploring nature in their forest trails and hidden clearings.
Price: £1,166.40 for a family of four in August 2022
The park is packed with all the usual Haven sites favourites set in a beautiful wilderness environment.
As you’ve got woodland all around, hire a bike or multi-seater karts and take advantage of the trails and clearings with the family. If your little ones haven’t mastered bike riding, coaching is also available.
Get involved in den building, going on an organised bug hunt or making creature and nest boxes. If you have a competitive edge, head to the crazy golf, or why not give archery a go? You’ve also got a multi-sports court for football, tennis or even basketball, junior segways, outdoor play areas to burn off steam and a cashless amusement arcade (so you don’t need to pack any pennies)!
And don’t forget the indoor swimming pool and heated outdoor swimming pools, including a multi-lane water slide, where you can swing, splash and play! There are tons of organised entertainment and shows from the Entertainment Cast, Seaside Squad, and live acts throughout the day and evening.
You’ve got a mini-mark on site to stock up your caravan with essentials and meals, or you can pick to eat out with fish and chips, pizza or any meal from one of their other venues.
And, if you do get bored (?!), Great Yarmouth is close by for you to get stuck into the usual seaside fun.
Here are these cheapest week stays at Haven UK holiday parks for a week in a standard/saver caravan in August for a family of four:
Cheapest Haven Holiday Park:
- Haggerston Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland – £679 – cheapest Haven Park winner
- Craig Tara, Ayr, Scotland – £789
- Thornwich Bay, Flamborough, Yorkshire – £859.20
- Church Farm, Bognor Regis, Sussex – £859.75
- Reighton Sands, Filey, Yorkshire – £992.02
- Hafan y Môr, Pwllheli, North Wales – £1,113
- Doniford Bay, Watchet, Somerset – £1,137
- Rockley Park, Poole, Dorset – £1,157.79
- Wild Duck, Near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk – £1,166.40
- Lydstep Beach, Tenby, South Wales – £1,680
(Prices correct as of April 2022)
There are another 20+ caravan parks across 16 different regions that you can pick from. Take a look here or below if the ones mentioned above aren’t quite what you’re looking for.
There are a total of 38 Haven holiday parks across the UK at some of the best loved UK coastal hotspots.
If you don’t fancy staying in a caravan, Haven Holiday Parks also have camping and touring sites at 19 locations – all at great value.
Don’t worry as Haven offers a Price Promise on their holidays! If you find your holiday at a lower price after booking, give Haven a call on 0330 202 5435, and they’ll give you the difference back. Find out more here.
There are plenty of dog-friendly breaks at Haven – with some fantastic walks to experience with your furry friend!
A Play Pass gives you access to as much indoor and outdoor swimming pools as you can handle and all the entertainment during your stay. You also get access to free and paid for daytime and evening activities, plus their on-site restaurants. Find out more about how to book Haven activities.
However, if you don’t want to swim or do any of the activities, save money and pick a Haven Hideaway break instead, where you can use the caravan and site as a base to explore the local area.
All Haven holiday parks compared
We’ve looked at the best overall value in our roundup, considering costs, reviews, and overall facilities.
That does mean there aren’t slightly cheaper parks for two adults and two kids in the middle of August and potentially caravan holidays that ranked higher for a TripAdvisor review.
To help, we’ve shared all our research so you can pick and choose the best Haven site which may be better for you.