Posted 313 days ago
Paul Miller, 35, from South London, took the kids on a family break to Weymouth
Me and my wife, Helen, wanted a hassle-free family holiday that would keep our three boys entertained. With Finley, 4, Henry, 8, and Thomas, 10, in tow, we headed to Weymouth…
Where to Stay?
We stayed at Osmington Holiday Park and one of the best things about it is how family orientated it is.
Set in a pretty wooded valley it’s only a 5-minute walk from a shingle beach and rock pools – perfect to keep the boys busy for hours!
The park has caravans and lodges to rent, and they’re currently building eight new modern lodges that should be ready by next year.
We stayed in the 6-berth pine caravan, it was clean and had everything you need for a family holiday, like a telly and all your bed linen. The only thing we needed to bring was towels.
If you do forget anything, the park shop is open seven days and week for all your basic essentials plus holiday treats such as fudge, chocolate and buckets and spades.
You’re also only a 10-minute drive away from the seaside resort of Weymouth.
What to do?
The holiday park has a great outdoor heated family pool, with a safe shallow end for toddlers.
Finley, 4, loved the fact that he could splash around in the shallow end.
And if you like water, you’ll love the neighbouring lake. The boys spent hours there fishing and Thomas, 10, was in his element when he caught a carp.
We also ventured down the cliff path to the rock pools with our crabbing nets.
But if you prefer dry land, there’s horseriding with Ranch House Stables just 5 minutes walk away from the park.
And if you still need to tire the kids out, Osmington Rangers run activities for children including ‘Bug Bonanza’, ‘Chocolate Party’ and the ‘Scavenger hunt’. The kids get to search for wildlife, play chocolate games and competitions, and find hidden objects around the park, whilst you relax!
If like us, you get stuck with the rain, there’s a great Tank Museum a 10-minute drive away, and the Sea Life Adventure Park in Weymouth.
We also took advantage of the Sea Life Pirate Adventure Golf, which is a 19-hole crazy golf course. Great fun!
The Park’s Country Club has a licensed bar and restaurant and Helen loved the fact you can take-away anything off their menu back to your caravan!
They did everything too – from traditional food, to loads of spicy Thai dishes. The food was excellent and great value for money.
Alternatively, if you fancy a stroll, Smugglers Inn Restaurant was a 5 -minute walk away and had a lovely cosy oldey worldly feel. Perfect for fuelling up before you set off on a coastal adventure!
For information on horseriding contact 01305 833578
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