Top 5 best John Fowler holiday parks in the UK

Our Top Five John Fowler Holiday Parks

In the South West of England & Wales

John Fowler Holiday Parks have a range of coastal locations across the South West of England and Wales. Some of those offer direct access to idyllic beaches whilst others involve just a short walk, or at most, a short drive to that moment where you’re able to dip your toes and spend the day relaxing and listening to the waves lapping the nearby shoreline. Some of those John Fowler Holiday Parks could be described as action packed and offer a vast amount of entertainment, activities, facilities and attractions. However they also have parks which offer a more relaxed feel to them which would suit those looking for complete relaxation whilst their away on holiday.

Choose from a wide variety of accommodation choices to including camping, glamping, caravan and luxury lodge options. With all locations offering pet friendly stays, perfect if you like to travel with your favourite four legged friend. We have selected 5 of their holiday parks to review which we consider the top 5 John Fowler Holiday Parks for a variety of reasons. Whether that be due to their proximity to the beach, the facilities on offer, the accommodation options or their location and options to explore the local areas. We hope you appreciate our top five, however if you feel we have missed one that should have been included. Then please do let us know!

Brixham, South Devon

What could be better when driving down the M5 than the anticipation of an action packed, family focussed holiday close to and overlooking the idyllic and still working South Devon harbour town of Brixham on the stunning English Riviera.  The accommodation choices at South Bay Holiday Park are either caravans or chalets including wheel chair adapted caravans featuring wet rooms and wider door frames. These range from value options through to platinum plus featuring hot tubs and pet friendly stays.

Once settled into the accommodation which suits your family requirements and budget the kids will either want to run down to discover the local beach and it's refreshing and revitalizing ocean. Or spend time on the park itself discovering the amazing choice of activities such as the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool complete with a flume, offering a choice of adventures such as aqua gliders and water zorbing. Staying dry, they may prefer the adventure playground or a family game of crazy golf and basketball. When it's time to refuel, South Bay Holiday Park offers a convenience store selling everyday essentials including a range of local produce. If you would prefer to eat out there's also the 'Chef's Corner' offering meals throughout each day from morning through to the evening.

There is plenty of entertainment to choose from such as the water activities already mentioned, cabaret acts and 'The Foxy Club' to name just a few. Further a field there is plenty to see and do with visits to the local Brixham harbour, beautiful coastal path walks and attractions such as Dinosaur World or the Splashdown Waterpark near to Goodrington's beach. South Bay Holiday parks is an ideal John Fowler Park if you want lots to do for the kids in a beautiful location, Brixham is a really pretty location and there is loads going on in the local area and you can view more great holiday parks in Brixham here.

Why is South Bay Holiday Park a great place to visit in Devon?

  • Direct access to the beach and hours spent having fun or relaxing, it's your choice!
  • A dog friendly holiday park featuring pet friendly stays
  • Heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools at certain times of the year
  • Located on the English Riviera offering a warm climate and a stunning coastline

South Bay Holiday Park
South Devon
Tel: 01803 853004
South Bay Holiday Park

Brixham Harbour near South Bay a John Fowler Holiday Park

Gower, Wales

Set within the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Llanrhidian Holiday Park is perfectly located and surrounded by beautiful beaches, secluded coves, mature woodlands and wide open spaces. Ideal for those who may want to escape from the city and relax, spend time walking along the coastline and exploring the many different beaches. The Gower offers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of water sports such as surfing, kayaking or coasteering. For those who prefer to stay dry why not explore by this beautiful part of South Wales by going on horse ride, or head out on your bike on the many different cycle routes around this, the first ever awarded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Similar to South Bay Holiday Park in South Devon, Llanrhidian Holiday Park has a choice of caravans offering a variety of price points including an adapted 2 bedroom pet friendly caravan. Additionally you can choose from a range of platinum lodges including those with private outdoor living areas and hot tubs. Unlike South Bay though, this holiday park is far more likely to be regarded as a peaceful, more relaxing park with only visiting entertainment on offer and only during the school holidays. They do have an outdoor heated swimming pool which is open during the peak months of the year and a children’s play area including a large soft play area. There are pool and table tennis tables with a basketball hoop and a 5 a side football pitch and a gym for those who like to keep active whilst their away.

There is an onsite convenience store selling the daily essentials should you wish to cook for yourself or the Purple Badger Pub and Restaurant to visit which serves a good variety of refreshing drinks and meals. As with all John Fowler Holiday Parks, this park welcomes well behaved dogs providing dedicated dog walking areas near to and surrounded by wooded areas.

Away from the park there is a great choice of days out to be had such as The LC Swansea which has a wave pool, water slides and an indoor climbing wall. A traditional pier to tread the boards out to sea on in The Mumbles and of course many beaches to explore including the historic Worms Head and the very surfable Rhossili. You can view more great holiday parks by the beach in Wales here.

Why is Llanrhidian Holiday Park a great place to visit in Gower?

  • Centrally located perfect for exploring all areas of the Gower Peninsula!
  • A dog friendly holiday park with dedicated dog walking areas
  • Heated outdoor swimming pools open during peak periods of the year
  • Located on the beautiful Gower Peninsula, ideal for a natural relaxing and refreshing break

Llanrhidian Holiday Park
Tel: 01792 391083
Llanrhidian Holiday Park

Three Cliffs Bay Beach near John Fowlers Llanrhidian Holiday Park

Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

For its easy to reach location and only a short distance from the M5 motorway, we have chosen to include Sandy Glade Holiday Park. This top 5 John Fowler Holiday Park is in Burnham-on-Sea which is well known for it's long sandy beach, beautiful coastal walks and lots of entertainment on offer in this very much established British coastal holiday town. It's the long sandy beach which makes it perfect for dog lovers and walkers alike, however if it's more adventure and excitement your after then a visit to The Brean Splash Waterpark or the Brean Leisure Park would be well worth a look.

The fun very much continues on Sandy Glade Holiday Park as well, with a heated indoor swimming pool where the kids can either swim or walk on water in a zorbing activity. There's an adventure playground, table tennis and pool tables or why not check out the amusement arcade for hours of push penny fun? The children can check out the many activities on offer at 'The Foxy Club' with the whole family able to enjoy a variety of cabaret acts and disco's. There's a 'Chef's Corner' which provides refreshing snacks and meals throughout each morning and evening, or if you prefer to whip up a tasty family meal, there is an onsite convenience store which sells a variety of foods.

This John Fowler holiday park has a range of accommodation to choose from including, chalet’s, caravans and lodges to suit a range or budgets and requirements including a adapted caravan. If you do stay and discover this is an ideal place for you and your family to visit over and over again, why not check out their selection of new and pre-loved holiday homes for sale or more holiday parks in Somerset here.

Why is Sandy Glade Holiday Park a great place to visit in Somerset?

  • Easy access from the M5 motorway
  • A dog friendly holiday park with dog friendly beaches nearby
  • Activities and facilities for hours of family fun and excitement
  • Long sandy beach, picturesque cycle routes and close enough for days out at Cheddar caves 

Sandy Glade Holiday Park
Tel: 01278 751271
Sandy Glade Holiday Park

People inside an Indoor Swimming Pool at a Holiday Park in Somerset

Lelant, West Cornwall

We have included St Ives Holiday Village which enjoys a beautiful and tranquil woodland setting yet is only a short distance away from the traditional harbour side fishing village of St Ives and the stunning, picturesque wide sweeping St Ives Bay. St Ives is a wonderful place to spend a day discovering the many different local stores, eateries, galleries, ice-cream vendor's and fudge makers throughout its maize of beautiful cobble stoned and narrow streets. Not forgetting of course the inspirational Tate Gallery which overlooks the beautiful Porthmeor beach which is ideal for sand castle building, jumping over the waves and surfing.

This John Fowler Park has a wide range of accommodation types to select from, suitable for all budgets and family requirements, such as chalet's, caravan's, lodges, cottages and bungalows, including wheelchair friendly and assisted accommodation. Described as one of John Fowler's 'Big & Lively Parks', not only do they have a wonderful nature trail the kids will love exploring but they also have a fantastic heated indoor pool and woodland play area. There are pool tables and entertainment for all the family including 'The Foxy Club' the kids will love! Like all of the best John Fowler parks we have already mentioned, there is a restaurant and terrace which serves a range of foods and refreshing drinks and a convenience store selling the daily essentials in order to cook for yourselves. You can view our top holiday parks in St Ives here.

Why is St Ives Holiday village in Our Top 5?

  • Accommodation set with mature woodlands which is perfect for those who love to explore nature and swing from the trees
  • Dog friendly Holiday Park with woodland nature trails nearby
  • Carbis Bay and St Ives nearby with a range of stunning beaches to explore nearby
  • Woodland play park and heated pool

St Ives Holiday village
St Ives
West Cornwall
TR26 3HX
Tel: 01736 752000
TR26 3HX

St Ives Holiday village

Children playing in the Woods at John Fowlers St Ives Holiday Village

Near Polperro, South Cornwall

With the majority of John Fowler parks located in Cornwall we felt it was important to reflect that within our top five choices. Therefore, for our final review ,we have chosen a second Cornish John Fowler holiday park to review. But that in itself proved difficult. We narrowed it down by selecting one of their parks located on the south coast of Cornwall, having already chosen to review one of their north Cornish coast parks. However with two fantastic choices in Killgarth Manor Holiday Park and Trelawne Manor Holiday Park, this posed a problem as both are great choices with similar reviews of 4.0 on Trip advisor. With Killgarth Manor Holiday Park being ever so slightly closer to the beach we decided to choose that one to review, but it was close and you should definitely take a look at Trelawne Manor Holiday Park if you fancy a holiday on the south Cornish coastline this or any year.

Set just a short mile and a half walk away from the picturesque traditional fishing village of Polperro, famed for its small harbour, beach and individual cottages. Killgarth Manor Holiday Park has a lot to offer including a heated indoor pool, a play area, a crazy golf course, tennis courts and a fitness suite. There's also kids bingo, 'The Foxy Club' and family entertainment provided and everyone’s favourite an amusement arcade. There is the Smugglers Bar  & Club, convenience store and an onsite take away. With a fantastic range of accommodation to select from including the usual, caravans, lodges, apartments and character properties with some offering sea views.

Great days can be spent at the beautiful Talland Bay where you will find many a rock pool for the kids to explore and discover the local sea wildlife on this stunning area of south Cornish coastline. With day trips to The Eden Project only a short drive away.

Why is Killgarth Manor Holiday Park in Our Top 5?

  • Dog friendly holiday park with a dedicated dog walking area
  • Both new and pre-loved holiday homes available to buy
  • Polperro beach, The Eden Project and Talland Bay to explore nearby
  • Football nets, a toddlers and heated pool

Killgarth Manor Holiday Park
Near Polperro
South Cornwall
PL13 2JQ
Tel: 01503 272216

Killgarth Manor Holiday Park

Holiday homes at the John Fowler Park, Killgarth Manor Holiday Park,

We do hope this helps you in your search for a fantastic holiday ahead at one of the John Fowler Holiday parks accross the south west of England and Wales. There are many other which probably should and could have made the top 5 and we would love to hear from you as to reasons why?