Local experts reveal the best holiday parks to visit in the UK 2020

Staycations are the new holidaying term we are hearing a lot more of aren't we? The UK is brimming with many holiday parks to choose from now that most of us won't be leaving the country until next year. A staycation seems the best bet for many families not wanting to risk booking a trip abroad, and it's certainly not a bad thing where many of the countries most beautiful coastal areas are concerned.

Here we look at the most tempting holiday parks to book right now for the remainder of the school summer holidays. Here are a handful of coastal holiday parks you can visit now according to our local experts at Manchester Evening News which are within a two hour's drive from Manchester.

Blackpool

  • Cala Gran:- Cala Gran Holiday Park is right by the Lancashire coast and only a quick tram ride away from Blackpool. Whether you're looking for traditional end-of-the-pier fun, or a peaceful place between coast and country, we have it for you.

    You'll find soft sand and gorgeous dunes at Fleetwood and Cleveleys, while the Forest of Bowland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And the park itself is just chock-full of fun for grown-ups and little ones.

  • Marton Mere:- You can see Blackpool Tower from Marton Mere Holiday Village - that's hardly surprising, as it's only three miles away. But if you're not in the mood for end-of-the-pier fun, don't worry.

    This peaceful park feels like it's a world away from the Golden Mile. It's named after the large mere (or lake) that's just next door. And there's a lovely nature reserve crammed with birds, butterflies and wildlife.

    If you feel like ranging further afield, there's loads more beautiful Lancashire countryside to explore. But if you don't feel like going out at all, that works too - we've got tons of Haven fun to keep you busy.

Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

There's plenty to keep the kids entertained at Hafan y Mor. Their recently refurbished indoor pool features a whole host of exciting slides, a bubble pool, a lazy wave pool and a water play area too.

The park also put on a number of water-based activities for children including Aqua Glider sessions, AquaJets and even swimming lessons for water babies that need to build their confidence. Out of the water there are plenty of outdoor activities including archery, fencing and even an aerial adventure and bungee trampolines. Their Nature Rockz activities encourage kids to learn all about various wilderness survival techniques.

Their daytime and evening entertainment programme is loved by kids of all ages - from fantastic shows, interactive story experiences to hands-on activities where they can get involved with paint, glitter and even crazy science experiments. You can find out more on their website here or call 0333 202 5250. Here are a handful of holiday parks you can visit now according to our local experts at North wales Live.

Snowdon View Caravan Park, Brynrefail, Caernarfon Situated in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Snowdon View Caravan Park is surrounded by beautiful scenery with magnificent views of Mount Snowdon itself. Visitors can enjoy boating or fishing on the waters of the lake or take to exploring the beautiful surrounding Snowdonia National Park offering a scenic ramble or a great climbing experience for the adventurous.

The ideal base for independent adventurers, Snowdon View is in close proximity to the mountain range which includes a number of climbing and hiking opportunities. The neighbouring Lake Padarn is great place to go for a paddle and has areas of flat calm water for novices to practice canoeing and kayaking and is even popular with wild swimming fans. Dog owners can bring their furry friends along too, as the holiday park has a specially devised nature walk perfect for canine companions.

And at the end of a day discovering Snowdonia, there's an on-site olde-world country tavern to relax with a drink by the inglenook fire. Talacre Beach, Talacre Talacre Beach is part of the Go Active Breaks Collection; a 5 star Tourist Board award winning retreat that blends the traditional seaside holiday with a contemporary twist, and a touch of nostalgia.

Set beside miles of ancient golden sand dunes and beaches and alongside the Point of Ayr RSPB nature reserve; it's been the firm favourite with families for years and is perfectly positioned to explore a wealth of amazing castles, beaches, golf courses and the magnificent Snowdonia National Park. On site there's a tropically heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room and an activity selection that includes snorkelling, body zorbing, crossbows and raft building. There's also great year-round entertainment for adults and fun for kids with the entertainment team too.

You can get more details on the website here or call 03454986060. Here are a handful of holiday parks you can visit now according to our local experts at Cornwall Live.

Sandymouth, Bude


This family-friendly resort available to book at Hoseasons is set within 24 acres of meadows and gardens is within walking distance of Sandymouth Bay and the North Coast and has so much to keep everyone entertained. Sandymouth Holiday Resort is part of their Go Active Breaks Collection and has seen a multi-million pound renovation.

Enviably located within walking distance of Sandymouth Bay amidst 24 idyllic acres of rolling meadowland and immaculate gardens, this stunning resort is just moments from the North Devon border and only 15-minutes' drive from Bude. A perfect choice for cherry-picking the best of coast, countryside and child-friendly facilities to do as much or as little as you please in glorious North Cornwall. See more here on the National Trust website.

St Minver, Rock


Set in the grounds of an old Cornish manor house, this holiday park you can book at Park Dean Resorts is surrounded by ancient woodland and is near three beaches.

The park has plenty of facilities for all ages from an indoor pool, amusement arcade, crazy golf, sports court, nature trail, kids clubs and a sauna and steam room.

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