Fancy a get-away but don’t fancy flying? Caravan holidays are the perfect option for people who need a holiday but are put off from flying in an airplane or going abroad. We understand that people with disabilities including autism, anxiety, and physical disabilities too, are more likely to feel overwhelmed and incapacitated at a noisy, busy airport. There are a lot of things that can go wrong and cause feelings of stress when it comes to flying- from the dreaded customs to the claustrophobic plane itself.
That’s why we have decided to seek out alternative caravan holiday resorts around the UK where families can go and have a fun, relaxing and sensational holiday away without worrying about flying. Caravanning holidays are a great way to enjoy different parts of beautiful England.
Why You Should Stay at This Caravan Holiday Park…
One of the most accommodating holiday parks is the caravan park near Blackpool in Marton Mere- a Haven resort that includes:
Accommodating static trailers to stay in.
Loads of spaces for people to bring and stay in their own caravan.
Decent toilet facilities.
A bar and restaurant with a relaxing vibe.
Arcade centre that is fun and interactive.
Swimming pool facilities that include indoor and outdoor pools, slide and comfortable changing facilities.
Entertainment and events at the main theatre which includes comfortable seating, big stage and a bar serving drinks.
Take-away food vendors including a fish and chip shop and a Burger King.
A retail store selling groceries and essentials.
Miniature crazy golf.
Other fun activities including pedal carts.
A nature reserve with plenty of gentle walks and footpaths to explore.
There is something for everyone, including children, adults and elderly visitors. The caravan park is within driving distance from the main city of Blackpool, a popular tourist location in the North of England on the west coast.
Accessibility Around the Caravan Holiday Park
Marton Mere Caravan Holiday Park has a lot of points of accommodation and accessibility to make your stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible and inclusive for people of all needs and requirements.
There is toilet blocks located throughout the site all within walking distance. There is no steps so wheelchairs can get easy access to the disabled toilets. All toilet blocks have men’s and women’s toilets as well as a separate disabled toilet. Each toilet block also has a sink and washing-up point for campers to wash their own dishes.
There is a bus service that runs from the site directly to nearby locations including Blackpool. The bus stop is at the main entrance of the caravan park.
Throughout the centre, the paths and roads are all maintained so they are all flat and easy to walk on. There are some gravelly areas. The footpaths at the nature reserve are wide and flat, but mind the vegetation can become over-grown occasionally. The site maintenance keeps on top of cutting the grass and vegetation to keep footpaths assessible. The main visitor centre and entertainment complex is also easily accessed by wheelchairs, there is disabled toilets throughout the centre and in the swimming bath changing rooms their is disabled changing rooms too.
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Leisure facilities around the caravan holiday park include the swimming pool, arcade, miniature golf and entertainment centre.
The swimming pools are kept moderately warm throughout the day. The indoor pool is shallow so safe for people with little toddlers, babies and for disabled people too.
The changing facilities are spacious, but they can get busy at certain times.
People must book one hour slots for the swimming pool so it tends to get busy once every hour, in between it is quiet and people can access the pool after the busy rush.
The pool itself can also get busy, their is the option of using the outside pool called the “Lazy River”. The Lazy River is a gentle flowing stream of water running in a loop, and it includes a jet-bubble area which is extremely relaxing to sit in.
There is one slide called the “Space Bowl” which involves a quick ride down a narrow tube and there is a funnel-shaped feature. A lot of people will find this fun and exhilarating, however, there is a lot of steps to climb to get on the ride and some people with back problems would not be able to go on it.
There is always staff around to inquire in regards to health and safety concerns and other accessibility queries.
Arcade centre. The arcade centre is a lively hub of activity, it can get busy and noisy. There is immediate access to the main entrance to leave and go outside if the noise is too much.
The entertainment centre. The entertainment takes place is a large hall with a stage and plenty of seats and tables to sit at and another bar serving drinks as well. Most of the entertainment is family-friendly so kids can come along and enjoy it. Some of the entertainment features loud music, but the room is easily accessible and the entrance to the room is never far away if people need a quiet space.
Bar and restaurant. The bar is an open-spaced venue just next to the swimming pool. It has plenty of seating for varied numbered groups of people to sit at. There is music playing in the background. One section of the bar is for bookings only and there is also outdoor seating as well. The menu is very extensive and includes vegan and vegetarian options, allergen information, diverse options of food dishes, healthy choices and gluten-free options too. The drinks include alcoholic and soft drinks, and many different kinds of drinks including beer, lager, cider and spirits, as well as sugar-free soft drinks and regular soft drinks. There is Costa coffee served at the bar too, including all kinds of hot drinks from coffee to hot chocolates, with skimmed milk options as well as sugar-free sweeteners. The bar accepts both cash and card payments and their is free wifi too.
People coming to stay at the site can easily drive around the park, there are speed bumps around and signposts for each section of the site. There is a car park for people who are staying in static trailers, but most static trailers have space for vehicles to park right outside. The caravan spaces also have space for cars to park outside the caravans once they’ve been hitched up.
Caravan Holiday Park Information
Caravan spaces. Each space has a solid concrete slab for the caravan to be hitched on, and a small gravelled space next to it as well as a grassed area that is kept maintained by grass-cutters.
The water and electric points are situated right at the back of each space. All of the caravan spaces are relatively flat and they are all divided by a low hedge for privacy.
People staying on the site are required to make minimal noise from 11pm so families with children and people with disabilities are not disturbed are distressed.
Internet accessibility. Throughout the site there is no wifi. Internet can be accessed at the entertainment complex including the bar.
Dog-friendly. The site is welcoming to dog-owners to bring their pets. There is plenty of footpaths and nature reserve for people to take dogs for walks. The indoor venues are not dog friendly but they allow dogs in the outdoor seating areas, picnic area, playground etc.
Shopping. There is a shop on site near the entertainment complex. It is easy to access, but there is just a couple of steps to get into the shop entrance. The shops sells drinks kept cool in fridges, fresh fruit and veg, snacks, bread, frozen food and all other essentials. There is also a hot food counter at the front too. The shop accepts both cash and card payments.
To find out more about the park and if you’re interested in staying at this caravan holiday park near Blackpool, check out their website here!
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