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A Short Break at Andrewshayes Holiday Park

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June 5, 2017

We visit West Dorset fairly regularly as we adore fossil hunting and exploring the Jurassic coast, so when we were invited to stay at Andrewshayes Holiday Park, just over the Devon border we jumped at the chance.
The holiday park offers all-season camping, motorhome pitches, glamping pods and static holiday home rentals, all sat in rolling hills just off the A35, making it so easy to find that I didn’t even have to plug in my satnav.
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
Our home for a couple of nights was a static 3 bedroom holiday home which comfortably sleeps 6. It had a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge and dining area, bathroom, 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each, a master bedroom with a double bed and en suite toilet and a decking area outside with a patio set. Some of their luxury homes even have a hot tub!!
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
The caravan was modern, well equipped and comfortable and the weather was so warm that we had to open all the windows so a nice cool breeze swept through.
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
This of course let in a rather large wasp which freaked us all out as we didn’t have our resident wasp catcher with us (Daddy). Thankfully the team at Andrewshayes came to the rescue and sent up their resident wasp catcher who soon sorted the problem for us.
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
What really sells the park is its location and the onsite facilities. It is set in the rolling Devon countryside and the manicured lawns and flower beds merge into the hills in the distance, plus it has everything there to keep your comfortable should you not want to leave your holiday home including, a small shop, Ploughman’s Bar and take-away, small toddler soft play room and games room for older kids (and adults).
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
What really sold it to the kids was the heated indoor swimming pool and I struggled to tear them away each time we wandered down to use it.
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
Just behind the swimming pool is a shaded children’s park complete with seesaw, swings, slide, obstacles and a climbing frame.
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
The holiday park was nicely arranged too, with caravans nicely separated and room to the park you car beside it.
Andrewshayes Holiday Park
There is also a woodland nature trail for the kids to complete and a large field where you can let the kids loose with a football.
I would certainly stay at Andrewshayes Holiday Park again, it is the perfect destination for visiting the Jurassic coast and everything it has to offer. Next time though, I want to stay in one of their new Glamping Pods.
During our stay we visited Pecorama and the Beer Heights Railway, Wildwood Escot, the Axe Valley Wildlife Park and the Jurassic Coast including Beer, Seaton, Lyme Regis and Charmouth.
Have you visited Devon before?

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    June 5, 2017

    It looks like a fantastic place to spend your holidays! My grandparents had a caravan for the majority of my life, so that kind of holiday holds a special place in my heart 🙂

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    June 5, 2017

    That accommodation at Andrewshayes looks absolutely amazing. Absolutely ideal for kids!

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    June 5, 2017

    Oh this looks lovely, I haven’t been to Devon but would love to when my little man is older

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    June 5, 2017

    The accommodation looks really nice. I think my children would love a trip there too. The’d be swimming every day!

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    June 5, 2017

    We are massive fans of staying at holiday parks I can’t sing their praises enough this looks like a fab one which I’ll definitely be adding to the list!

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    Cath - BattleMum

    June 5, 2017

    I haven’t been to Devon yet and would really like to. We’ve actually moved into a static home in Portugal while we figure out if it’s the right move for us and they are surprisingly big inside.

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    five little doves

    June 5, 2017

    That looks like a fantastic holiday park, and you certainly got the weather for it! Looks like fun!

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    angela hamilton

    June 5, 2017

    This looks like a beautiful holiday park. I love caravan holidays, brilliant fun for the whole family I think x

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    Sarah - let them be small

    June 5, 2017

    We have never made it to Devon but is somewhere I would love to visit with my children x

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    June 5, 2017

    This looks like such a lovely resort and definitely one that we would be interested in! We love short breaks and dorset is a great place to visit! The inside of that caravan is lush!

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    June 6, 2017

    Looks like a lovely clean site and that caravan looks very comfy.

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    Jen Walshaw

    June 6, 2017

    That looks like a really well equipt campsite. The one great thing about the vans in France is the mesh blinds on the windows

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    Deborah Nicholas

    June 6, 2017

    oh wow that looks fab and i love that there seems lots for the kids to do – mine love a good pool!

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    June 7, 2017

    Some of my happiest childhood memories are from staying in a static caravan in Eype with my family including grandparents. Looks like you had a great stay with Andrew Hayes Holiday Park 🙂

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    Zena's Suitcase

    June 7, 2017

    The caravan looks lovely, and I’m really impressed with the facilities. I wouldn’t mind a hot tub to be honest 🙂

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    June 7, 2017

    What a lovely little getaway. The boys certainly enjoyed it.

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    June 7, 2017

    We love staying on holiday parks like this. I too would like to stay in one of those glamping pods

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    Kerry norris

    June 7, 2017

    I like the look of the glamping pods. The accommodation looked great. X

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    Suzy McCullough

    June 8, 2017

    This place made it to my Top 30 family friendly caravan parks list. I can see why. It looks lovely. I’d love to stay in a glamping pod too. An indoor heated pool is certainly a bonus

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    June 11, 2017

    This looks like a great place to visit. I’ll definitely research it for a weekend away.

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    June 14, 2017

    What a lovely park! I love Dorset and would return at every opportunity.

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