CALH best 7 away resorts holiday parks

Our Top Seven Away Resorts Holiday Parks

Away Resorts have a number of holiday parks across the UK and here we have selected a number of those which we believe to be worthy of a feature within our top seven best Away Resorts holiday parks.

We have predominantly tried to have an even spread across the entire United Kingdom rather than feature only those from the south west as an example. But what makes one Away Resort holiday park better than another? Is it due to it's location, the facilities on offer, the daily entertainment schedule, or the fact that it maybe a vibrant holiday park as opposed to a relaxing quieter holiday park? Each couple or family require different things from their holiday, whether that be due to family size, requirements and budgets etc. With that in mind we do hope you agree that we have selected a good range of holiday parks within The Away Resorts portfolio to review which reflect a range of dirfferent features. 

Tattershall, Lincolnshire

Tattershall Lakes Country Park really packs a punch with regards to location, surroundings and activities and that makes Tattershall Lakes our favourite Away Resorts holiday park. The facilities, location and the lakes are outstanding and this is a firm favourite with many families and we think it is one of the best parks in the country!

The park is surrounded by numerous lakes featuring man made beaches and locations where you can relax with a drink in hand. There is also a whole host of water based activities to participate in including gentle pedlo and Jet Ski rides.

The facilities and activities do not stop there though and there are far too many to mention here. You should really check them out! There's a wonderful outdoor lakeside lido, exciting aqua parks including an inflatable waterpark. If you prefer to stay dry there's a high rope course, zip wires and an adventure playground. There are a number of places to eat and drink including restaurants and bars with outdoor terraces overlooking the beautiful lakes. With a variety of entertainment and an amusement arcade, there's never a dull moment.

As with all reviewed Away Resorts above there is a range of accommodation to stay in suitable for small and large groups with private hot tubs if you wish. There is also the opportunity to purchase holiday homes in this wonderful part of the Lincolnshire countryside near to days out at the famous resort town of Skegness or The Wolds Wildlife Park.

Why is Tattershall Lakes Country Park Our Top Away Resorts Holiday Park?

  • Water sports enthusiasts will love this location with so many options to choose from
  • Holiday homes to purchase in this vibrant holiday resort
  • Gym, cafe's and numerous bars to choose from 
  • A whole heap of entertainment and events on throughout the year

Tattershall Lakes Country Park
Sleaford Road
Tattershall Lakes Country Park

Tattersahll Lakes Country Park from Away Resorts

The New Forest, Hampshire

Sandy Balls Holiday Park would be a fantastic choice for those who enjoy forest walks, feeling sand between their toes and alpaca walking. Yes you did read that correctly! Alpaca walking is one of the activities you can do whilst staying at Sandy Balls Holiday Park in The New Forest.

Alongside the alpaca experience, there is lots to do at Sandy Balls Holiday Park in this beautiful area of Hampshire. Activities include arts and crafts, archery and cycling. Don't worry if you can't fit your bikes on the roof of the car as they have a cycle hire centre where you can hire bicycles for all the family to explore the local surroundings and wildlife. If relaxation is more your thing, then there’s a heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor swimming pool which is open during the warmer months of the year along with a spa retreat offering a range of revitalizing treatments to choose from.

Sandy Balls Holiday Park has a forest kitchen and takeaway which serves delicious foods throughout each day from hearty breakfasts in the morning, to tasty pasta dishes in the evening. There is also an onsite deli shop which sells all the daily essentials and local produce should you prefer to cook for yourself. The park has a dog friendly bar to relax in and catch up with friends of an evening, with live acts performing throughout the season.

The New Forest is a glorious part of the UK if you and your family love walking or cycling through ancient, established woodlands and forests, admiring the local wildlife including the horses which roam free. Days out at the nearby vibrant town of Bournmouth with its beautiful beach, pier and lots of local independent restaurants is only a short drive away. However if the kids find out that Peppa Pig world is also nearby, be prepared for a day of laughter and excitement there.


Why is Sandy Balls Holiday Village One of the Best Away Resorts Parks?

  • Pet friendly holiday park surrounded by woodland and forests
  • Holiday homes available to purchase
  • Beautiful local beaches nearby
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with an outdoor swimming pool during the summer months

Sandy Balls Holiday Village
Southampton Road
The New Forest
SP6 2JZ  
Tel: 0330 053 7000
Sandy Balls Holiday Village

Award winning Sandy Resorts Best Holiday Park

Gwynedd, North Wales

For those who love the outdoors, you won't be disappointed with a stay at Barmouth Bay Holiday Park. This is one of our best Away Resorts holiday parks located in North Wales is surrounded by and has direct access to a beautiful golden sandy beach, with dramatic, beautiful and rugged mountainous landscapes nearby.

Choose from a range of accommodation types to suit your family needs and budgets including pet friendly stays. With features such as revitalizing hot tubs, a perfect choice following a day spent walking up Mount Snowdon, or those which have a rooftop lounges ideal for enjoying the views in good company with a glass in hand.

There's a heated indoor swimming pool, a very impressive wooden adventure playground and a multi-use court ideal for all the family if you’re looking to have fun whilst staying on site. Equally there are great days out to be had at nearby places and attractions such as site seeing at the historic Harlech castle. Fast and exhilarating fun above ground on a zip line or head below ground at Zip World Llechwedd where you can explore caves whist bouncing on huge trampolines.

Whilst they do not have a bar or restaurant on site, they do have a coffee shop and there is a good selection of places to eat out nearby. If you find that you and your family never really want to leave after a stay here, then why not consider this wonderful holiday park on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park as a location to begin your holiday home ownership adventure.


What makes Barmouth Bay Holiday Park one of the Best Away Resorts Parks?

  • Pet friendly holiday park with wide open spaces all around which your dog will love
  • Amazing wooden structure adventure play area for hours of fun for the kids
  • Located very near to the Snowdonia National Park
  • Direct access to the beach

Barmouth Bay Holiday Park
North Wales
LL43 2BJ  
Tel: 0330 053 7000
Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

Away Resorts holiday parks in Snowdonia

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Just a short ferry ride away from mainland U.K is the beautiful island of The Isle of Wight. A very popular and well established holiday destination for many UK and international visitors on the south coast of Hampshire.

Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park is a great choice on an island which boasts four Away Resorts to choose from, presenting a problem in itself as to which one to choose for our top ten to review. With that said, we chose Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park with it's impressive and stunning location benefitting from views over and private access to the sandy beach below with it's own beach cafe. Here you can enjoy a relaxing coffee whilst the kids dip their toes or build sand castles.

Onsite, there is lot's to do for all the family such as a visit to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools complete with slides. There's a wooden playground, a mini golf course and activities to take part in such as art and crafts and archery, too many to mention here so do take a look yourself! There is entertainment on offer throughout the season including live music acts.

The Isle of Wight really does offer so many great days out to suit all family members such as sight seeing and chair lift rides at the majestic Needles Landmark attraction. You could take the children to see a variety of animals such as primates and large cats at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary. Or why not head out to Blackgang Chine the UK's oldest fun park for a day full of fun and adventure. With festivals, shows and boat races throughout the year there's certainly a lot going on.

There is a variety of accommodation choices on site to consider ranging from touring pitches, glamping, caravan's and luxury lodges including revitalizing hot tubs. For food and refreshments there is a bar and restaurant, the previously mentioned beach side cafe and 'The Culver Club' where you enjoy an evening of family entertainment.  If you have often considered owning your own holiday home, then you could take a walk over to the holiday home showground where you can discover what accommodation is available to purchase.


Why is Whitecliff Bay a Top Holiday Park on The Isle of Wight?

  • Pet friendly holiday park with a variety of accommodation options
  • Adventure play area, archery and indoor swimming pool to keep the kids smiling throughout their stay
  • Family entertainment throughout the peak season
  • Direct access to the private beach with a beach cafe

Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park
Hillway Road
Isle of Wight
PO35 5PL  
Tel: 0330 053 7000
Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park

Boats in the Sea near the Away Resorts Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park

Hayle, Cornwall

Similar to The Isle of Wight, Cornwall also has a number of Away Resorts to choose from, with us selecting St Ives Bay Holiday Park to review within our top seven due to it's proximity and private access to a 3 mile stretch of beach. Cornwall is a much loved and visited area of the UK and with good reason due to it's warm climate, stunning beaches, visitor attractions and rugged coastline.

St Ives Bay Holiday Park from Away Resorts really benefits from it's beautiful location within the St Ives Bay area allowing you to really feel relaxed in it's natural coastal surroundings. Here you can feel the sand beneath your toes, explore the sand dunes and take long walks along the wide open expanses of beach or play in the surf. Whatever you do, do we’re sure this Away Resort park is a good choice for a much needed family break.

There is an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor play area with sea views for the children to enjoy. There's a bistro, bar and restaurant which offer a good choice of foods and drinks  at venues to relax and unwind in. These Include a beachside terrace where you can relax in good company with drinks in hand.

St Ives Bay Holiday Park has a great choice of ways to consider for your stay depending upon what your family requirements and budget are. These include, electric and non-electric camping pitches, pods, chalet's, caravan's and lodges. With a selection of those being pet friendly and others featuring hot tubs for that full revitalizing experience.

Further a field there is a wide selection of days out which can be explored such as 'The Track' near Portreath if your kids love spending time on their bikes. Surfing lesson's with their onsite surf school or why not head over to 'The Eden Project' where you will be amazed by their botanical gardens.


Why stay at St Ives Bay Holiday Park in Cornwall?

  • Pet friendly holiday park with private access to the local beach
  • Terrace bar & play area benefitting from idyllic sea views
  • Onsite surf school offering surf lessons
  • Holiday Homes available to buy

St Ives Bay Holiday Park
73 Loggans Rd
Upton Towans
TR27 5BH
Tel: 0330 053 7000
St Ives Holiday Park

St Ives Bay Away Resorts best holiday park

Filey, North Yorkshire

The East Yorkshire coastline offers a great deal in terms of it's natural beauty and wide open spaces. The Bay Filey Holiday Park is an award winning holiday park suitable for romantic getaways or family holidays including those people who love to bring along their four legged friends. Situated above a glorious five mile long beach, this top Away Resorts holiday park is surrounded by headlands, cliffs and benefits from its own access to the beach.

There are a number of different accommodation choices to consider including those with sea views or even lakeside views. Dogs are also welcome here, so why not take a look at the range of cottages, houses and lodges on offer to suit your requirements and budget. 

The leisure complex here includes a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. There are activities on offer such as art and crafts and archery. There's also a tennis court, boules, a table tennis table and an adventure playground to keep the children entertained. With a bar, eatery and restaurant on site you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a refreshing drink or a wonderful bite to eat. This is ideal for those who have may have spent the day out, having enjoyed a spectacular coastal walk, a refreshing east coast surf or playing in the sea or exploring nearby nature reserves.


Why is The Bay Filey Holiday Park a Great Away Resorts Park?

  • Pet friendly holiday park ideal for romantic and family breaks
  • Holiday homes available to purchase
  • Leisure complex including a gym and swimming pool
  • Direct access to a very long beach known for it's clear waters

The Bay Filey
1 Moor Rd
YO14 9GA  
Tel: 0330 053 7000
The Bay Filey Holiday Park

People walking along a path down towards the Sea

Angus, Scotland

Surrounded by rolling hills, sandy beaches, world class golf courses and beautiful lochs, Piperdam Leisure Resort located in Scotland is a great choice for golf lovers, people who enjoy complete relaxation, rest and recuperation whilst the kids participate in a variety of 'go active' activities.

There are a range of natural built lodges in a beautiful setting to choose from to suit your family needs and budgets including pet friendly stays. Some of those lodges have hot tubs and sauna's, with some benefitting from lakeside and woodland views and there is a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, spa and sauna room offering a huge range of treatments. There's a soft play area and a number of 'Go Active' activities the kids will love to get involved in during their stay such as foot golf and table tennis.

The real jewel in the crown for golf enthusiasts is the two onsite golf courses, one a nine hole course whilst the other being a full 18 hole par 71 course set in beautiful surroundings. Away from the resort, there are lots ofoptions for great days out such as a visit to the V&A at Dundee, or if the children love animals and wildlife, a trip to Camperdown Wildlife Centre would be a great idea.

At the resort, there is a wonderful restaurant which serves food throughout the day and there's also Howies bar which serves drinks and shows live sporting events. The restaurant even delivers freshly prepared food to your lodge should you wish to have this wonderful dining experience. 


Why is Piperdam Leisure Resort a Top Lodge Park in Scotland?

  • Pet friendly resort in stunning surroundings
  • Indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna
  • Two golf courses on the resort for those who love to travel with their golf clubs
  • Lodges which offer hot tubs with lakeside views

Piperdam Leisure Resort
DD2 5LP.
Piperdam Leisure Resort

Piperdam Away Resorts Park

It's always difficult to select a group of holiday parks to feature in a top seven. However we believe we have selected a fine group of locations within the Away Resorts portfolio. We have really tried to cover a wide range of choices based upon a good facilities, activities on offer, a good choice of ways in which you can stay and probably most importantly locations which are diverse across the UK.

If you do feel that another location should be included within the top seven featured here? Then please do let us know, and thank you for taking the time to read these reviews.