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Another fabulous weekend break at Thorpe Park this is our 5th time to this park. Lovely caravan in in the Orchards site. A couple of maintenance issues when we arrived to the Caravan but all fixed very quickly. Love the new pool area and noticed there was more security staff on site. Thank you to all the staff at Haven for a lovely break, you are all helpful, friendly and lots of smiles was also observed. Fun start staff really work hard to keep the children entertained.
Just returned from a lovely weekend at Thorpe Park and felt I needed to give some credit where credit is due.
To give it some context, we have been to a variety of similar sites - Haven, Butlins and Pontins - and this was by far the favourite.
Firstly, the caravan. We were in a Prestige 2-bed for 2 adults and 1 child. Facilities were fine with everything worked fine. Cleanliness- The van was clean enough. Generally, it was fine but if you looked carefully, there were some manky bits. That is to say if I'd had a toddler, I probably would have cleaned the van myself again but with an 11 yr old boy for a weekend we'd be mostly out, then it was fine. The shower didn't look nice - riser was beginning to rust and really should be replaced - BUT it worked fine and there was lots of hot water. So, 7/10 for the van.
Many reviews on here talk about damaged facilities. Yes, I saw the damaged bridge, the one swing that was broken and the outdoor splash park is still out of order BUT it did not spoil my trip. I did not go there for those things and the indoor splash worked perfectly.
The Carousel bar was lovely, not overly crowded at any point, food was pretty good and the only long wait we had was Saturday night. The bar staff were great - friendly, chatty, hard-working - really made my holiday. The queues were fine - no pushing-in and prices were very reasonable. We only used the Show Bar once but again was impressed. We even got a table for the 9pm show without having to be in there from 6 - unheard of on some sites! The toilets were clean and tidy and when I reported one problem, it was dealt with straight away. Again, much better than other sites I've been to.
So in general, I would highly recommend it. So much so that we are looking at buying a caravan here. Enjoy!
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