If you have children you know holidays around peak season / summer holiday time you’re looking at paying a small fortune. We’ve come to the conclusion that holidaying abroad with Olivia is not only costly insurance for long term health conditions really racks up but she’s unpredictable and quite frankly it’s not the worth the risk just for a holiday, especially when the UK has some pretty awesome destinations.
We decided to spend a few days last week in the very lovely resort that is Golden sands nestled on the north coast of Kinmel bay, Wales.
Which if you’re arriving by car, is only one hour thirty minutes drive from Manchester.
Even with short notice We booked rather last minute we secured a pretty fantastic deal of 3 nights 4 days for £256.
Not too shabby considering that if you’re looking for peak holiday season usually you’re looking at £500+
We had a super easy drive as most people seemed to be returning from their holidays so traffic was virtually non existent. Plus both girls slept the entire car journey WIN.
Our caravan, quite literally, took my breath away.
Mostly because we were a stones throw away from the beach and on the newly renovated Golden Sands complex.
We luckily secured a gold static caravan, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Large open plan kitchen, dining and living area. It was perfect!
Whilst the Caravans start at around £100 for bronze grade, there’s also extra extravagant platinum grade caravans with hot tubs. Unfortunately these were fully booked I checked! *Emoji tear face.
Also available are accessible caravans with convenient access ramps, fully fitted bathrooms with appropriate facilities and wide sliding doors. Making everybody’s stay more comfortable.
Our stay was short but sweet we decided to pretty much stay within the resort. There were only a couple of shops and entertainment parks a short away, but the main glittering lights of Rhyl town were visible from our location so everything was close by.
On site there were a variety of entertainment options including indoor / outdoor pool, restaurant including entertainment hall perfect for Child friendly entertainment and arcade.
Being so close to the beach was incredibly peaceful. So peaceful in fact that it instantly cleared my mind and just made me feel relaxed, kinda a bit zen, I guess.
We spent our four days mostly doing all the typical glorious family things you do on UK mini breaks – We ate dinner outside by the beach, we played outside picking rocks, we went to the aquarium and we took afternoon naps after our long walks along the promenade.
We spent our evenings at the entertainment and eating fish and chips. Sitting together laughing and enjoying a bevvy in the crisp night air.
It was perfect.
I’m a bit gutted I didn’t take more photos but I barely touched my phone and was too busy in the moment.
Our last day was spent in the peaceful coastal town Llandudno which is known for North shore beach and the 19th century Llandudno pier.
Firstly stopping by Bodafon Farm a great day out for the entire family. With Amazing views of Llandudno bay and the great Orme. Bodafon Farm is the kind place you want to return to day after day, decked sun terrace, Italian courtyard with large gardens. It was the perfect end to the perfect weekend.
So would I return again? Absolutely.
It’s the perfect affordable place for completely switching off and enjoying family time.