Does your little on love the water? If so, there is a lovely swimming pool here on site and a shallow splash pool too that lots of fun. Haven also run water confidence sessions and swimming lessons too and these will be listed on the what’s on guide. Lessons and activities can be booked at the swimming pool reception.
Book early during busy periods to avoid disappointment. You may even wish to telephone the park directly before your holiday to book in advance, activity bundles can be purchase from Haven too.
In the swimming pool reception, you can buy a wide range of swimming accessories, including arm bands, rings, noodles, goggles, costumes and other floatation equipment.
Say Hello to the Seaside Squad
The Haven characters really are great, they’re known as the Seaside Squad. Your little ones will get to meet DJ Ned, Bradley Bear, Rory, Anxious, Greedy and Polly at various points throughout your stay.
You can join the Seaside Squad characters for a character breakfast, watch their early evening ‘Go Tots ‘ performances or even watch a puppet show. They certainly capture the hearts of small children and no doubt you will come away with at least one character toy in your luggage.
After Go Tots in the evening, younger children enjoy the snaperazzi sessions where they can have their pictures taken with the Seaside Squad characters.
Most days the the fabulous Funstars team run a variety of child-orientated sessions in the Showbar for younger guests, including sensory play, activity and make a mess sessions.
These are a great opportunity for children to interact with other guests’ children, whilst engaging in something fun and sometimes getting a little messy.
The Funstars also provide some fantastic evening entertainment for children and adults alike. They work really hard to ensure everyone has fun whilst on site.
Dotted around Hopton Holiday Village, you will find a number of lovely parks designed with young children in mind. With open spaces to run around in, a range of play equipment to enjoy and lots of things to climb, the parks are a good way to tire out the little ones or allow them to let of steam.
You will find the play areas in: Birkdale, Greenways, The Links, in the main complex and over in Southreach.
Each park has different play equipment to offer variation. The park in Birkdale is a trim trail, in The Links it is a big green space with swings for older children and climbing apparatus. In the main complex, there is the bouncy castle, a climbing frame and see-saw. Over in Southreach, the park area is enclosed by fencing and more suited to younger children. Finally, in Greenways, you’ll discover a sand park that’s lots of fun if your children enjoy sand but the tide is in down at the beach.
Many of the local attractions run offers throughout the season so it’s worth picking up some leaflets from Haven’s main reception and asking the staff if there are any Haven exclusive deals to be had.
Whether your children love boats, transport, animals or a bit of history, there’s something for everyone locally to keep you busy during your stay.
If you’ve found a fantastic place that’s not on our list, please let us know.
Baby and Toddler Friendly Holidays – Equipment Hire
As parents of two children under five ourselves that love caravan holidays, we know how much stuff you usually need to bring with you. And it’s a LOT! With this in mind, we like to provide guests with baby and toddler friendly holidays; we’ve tried to make as many of our caravans as child-friendly as possible, providing lots of little extras to not only keep them occupied but to save you from having to pack so much stuff for a few days away.
We have a range of items available to hire free of charge for the duration of your stay. However, we do recommend you book what you need at the time of booking to ensure we can provide you with what you need.
Items we can provide include:
- High Chairs (Ikea Antilop)
- Pushchairs (raincover and cosy toes)
- Bouncy Chair (Baby Bjorn)
- Steriliser and weaning equipment
- Travel cot (own bedding needed)
- Bed guards
- Night lights
- Toys, books and board games
- Beach toys (selected vans)
- Outside toys and ride-ons (selected vans)
Please note: Some caravans have more baby and children’s equipment than others, so don’t hesitate to contact us to double-check which ones. Larger items such as strollers, bed guards and travel cots are allocated on a bookable basis so don’t forget to request the items you need at point of booking.