Camber Sands Holiday Park – activities

publication date: May 7, 2012
author/source: Olivia Coates
Camber Sands Holiday Park

Camber Sands Holiday Park
provided children's activities in the morning, and due to the bad weather the beach wasn't an option so we gave them a go. From 9.30 to 10am were activities for the under 5s. The young man who was running this was energetic and sang with the children, engaging them and was extremely encouraging. For those who didn't want to do this there were puzzles, instruments and colouring. Each child received a certificate and a sticker and they were all very chuffed.

From 10.30 to 11am were activities for the five to 11 year olds. There were very few children over five there as it was term time, so we were told by the young man running the previous session that it would be ok for us to stay on and join in. The girls running that session, however, seemed put out by this and did not engage Harriet or Evie very much and we were told the activities were too advanced. If I had thought the session too advanced I wouldn't have let Harriet join in, however I was unimpressed with their response, especially due to the fact that they spent most of the time rolling balls back and forth, which I think Harriet and Evie are quite capable of doing.

The pool facilities were of a good standard, there were plenty of changing rooms, kept perfectly clean and toilets and baby change too. There were also numerous showers, and aside from a little bit of flooding were fine. Lockers were available to those that wanted them, however as there were so few people in the holiday park - as it was school term time - we were able to leave our stuff by the pool.

There were four pools, two for general swim and families, a baby pool and a lane swimming pool, and also a flume. I'm sure that these would all be full during school holidays, but we enjoyed the luxury of having the pools almost to ourselves. Unfortunately one of the family pools was closed, as was the flume, which disappointed Liv! Harriet and Evie really enjoyed their swimming.

The pool closed relatively early: 4.30 was the last admittance and you had to be out by 5pm, which would have been a shame for any parents that may have wanted to go on their own in the evening.

The facilities were within easy walking distance of most of the camp, but there was adequate parking space for those who preferred to drive. As it was generally pretty drizzly and very windy, we chose to drive over most days!

We both found it irritating that we had to walk through an amusement arcade full of slot machines to get to the restaurant.

Neither of us got to visit the spa, however it looked perfectly adequate and in working order.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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