August Bank Holiday Weekend at Newlands - August 26th, 2011
It’s finally arrived – August Bank Holiday weekend is upon us, and we’re really excited to meet the new guests who are heading down for the long weekend, plus some familiar faces who have stayed with us before and are returning to Newlands for a late Dorset camping holiday this year.
The weather hasn’t been the best so far today, but it’s forecasted to clear up nicely on Saturday and Sunday, so we’re expecting some lovely sunshine which should please all our campers no end!
As for activities over the weekend, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do both here at the park and further afield. Fossiling Family Week at Monkton Wyld Court (between Axminster and Charmouth) starts on Sunday, with plenty of food, fun and games for budding fossil hunters young and old. Meanwhile in Weymouth, there will be the final firework display of the year taking place in the bay on Monday, so head to the beach for the best vantage point!
As for us here at Newlands, this is our schedule for the bank holiday weekend:
Kids Club starts Friday morning, and will continue in the evening from 7:30. The theme this week is circus, so its big top crafts and clown colouring in the morning, and in the evening there will be the Big Top Show and the disco with Dino Dan. He loves a good disco, and he’s quite the mover on the dancefloor!
The main entertainment on Saturday night will be provided by a local band, so it should be a good one for music fans!
On Sunday there will be a children’s entertainer, followed by a singer.
Finally on Monday, there will be kids club in the morning and evening and also an appearance by The Twurzels, the UK’s finest Wurzle tribute band, who will be dropping by to entertain us with their rural sing-a-long tunes, and will still be here on the Tuesday.
August Bank Holiday Offers & Late Availability - August 12th, 2011
August Bank Holiday weekend is always a popular time for people taking a holiday – the warm weather and the extra day off work is a great draw for people who want to get away one last time before the kids go back to school.
For families with kids, a stay at the seaside is always a treat, especially in Dorset, where there’s so much to see and do for all age groups.
And if you just want a chilled, relaxing getaway, then what better way to spend your bank holiday than by escaping to the Jurassic Coast, laying back and letting the world go by in unspoilt villages and harbours?
So with the bank holiday just a couple of weeks away, we’ve got some great last minute deals to offer you for both short breaks and week-long holidays in Dorset. All offers are very limited, so we urge you to book fast, or risk losing out!
• 3 night break arriving Fri 26th Aug – 6 Berth Caravan (1 only) – £299
• 2 night break arriving Sat 27th Aug – 6 Berth Caravan (2 only) – £199
• En suite rooms also available for short breaks
Late Availability 7 Night Breaks
• 7 night break arriving Fri 26th Aug – 2 Bedroom Poolside Apartment ( only 1 remaining)
• 7 night break arriving Sat 27th Aug – 3 Bedroom Lodge ( only 1 remaining )
• 7 night break arriving Sat 27th Aug – 6 Berth Caravan ( only 1 remaining)
• 1 fully serviced hardstanding pitch available from 26th August for 7 nights
Touring and camping pitches are going fast for August Bank Holiday, so you will have to be quick to secure a pitch!
To make a booking, call us now on 01297 560259 or book via our website
Why Choose a Jurassic Coast Holiday? - August 5th, 2011
We’ve had a really busy week here at Newlands, and it’s been great to see everyone enjoying themselves in the beautiful sunshine. This week in the blog we thought we’d talk about what makes the Jurassic Coast such a special area, and why we think a Jurassic Coast Camping trip is one of the best ways to spend your summer holidays in the UK.
What is the Jurassic Coast?
The Jurassic Coast is a 95 mile stretch of Devon and Dorset coastline famed for its stunning natural landmarks, beautiful beaches and abundance of prehistoric fossils.
In 2001 it was awarded World Heritage Status, putting it in the same league as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef in terms of unique natural beauty and scientific value. This kick-started a huge wave of interest in the region, with visitors flocking in from all over the UK and around the world.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, the Jurassic Coast area was a tropical paradise teeming with an incredibly rich and diverse collection of marine life. The remains of these creatures can now be found embedded in the cliff faces or nestled amongst the rocks on the beaches around Lyme Regis and Charmouth.
What to do on the Jurassic Coast
A day’s fossil hunting makes a great family activity – you can either join a guided expedition with local experts or simply go looking by yourselves. Either way, whatever you find is yours to keep!
If you prefer to relax and put your feet up on your holidays, you will find a huge variety of beautiful beaches along the coast, ranging from large sandy tourist hotspots to tiny, quiet, hidden-away coves with not a soul in sight.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the area’s fantastic food and drink, including freshly-caught local fish and seafood. There is also the famous Dorset Cream Tea, which is perfect for an afternoon sat outside a café in one of the many charming, beautiful villages dotted along the coastline.