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Hoburne HolidaysDeciding where to holiday can be tricky – particularly if you’ve got a range of ages to please. After all, where can you go that’ll satisfy the energy and enthusiasm of young children, offer ample choice for days out, and also allow you the space to switch off and recharge?

To help you find your ideal break, we’ve partnered with holiday park company, Hoburne Holidays, to bring you six UK holidays with something for all the family. Since opening their first holiday park in 1912, Hoburne Holidays have attracted thousands of holidaymakers every year.

With nine holiday parks, each set in wonderfully diverse locations and a range of holiday caravans and lodges to suit every need and budget, there’s something for everyone. Plus, many have dog-friendly facilities, so any four-legged members of the family can come along too.

1. Dorset


Full of natural beauty, stunning countryside trails, and magnificent stretches of beach, Dorset is a popular holiday destination for a reason. And, with an estimated 364 more hours of sunshine a year compared to the UK average, it’s a fantastic choice for those chasing the summer sun.

Hoburne Park was the very first holiday park to open its doors back in 1912, and it continues to attract holidaymakers to the beautiful Dorset coast every year. Close enough for a day trip to Bournemouth but far away enough to escape the hustle and bustle, Hoburne Park is ideally placed for exploring the best that Dorset has to offer.

Why not start your trip hiring bikes and exploring the surrounding area of Christchurch? Founded in Saxon times and a treat for history lovers, its pretty Georgian streets are a wonder to explore.

At Mudeford Quay, which sits at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour, you’ll find a range of watersports, as well as opportunities for crabbing or simply relaxing on the beachside, fish and chips in hand. If you fancy a scenic cruise down the charming River Stour, self-drive hire boats are available from Christchurch Quay – and they’re dog-friendly too!

Then, a little further down the road is the world-famous Jurassic Coast with its dramatic cliffs, castle ruins, and panoramic scenery. The South West Coast Path walking trail is an excellent way to see the amazing landmarks and take in the fresh sea air.

Nearby there’s also Splashdown Water ParkLongdown Activity FarmBournemouth Oceanarium, and Snowtrax Alpine Activity Centre, so the kids won’t be short of entertainment either.

2. Gloucestershire

The Cotswolds is known for its beautiful countryside and picturesque villages. But much less known is the fact that The Cotswolds are also home to one of the UK’s largest water parks. We’re not talking slides and whirlpools, but natural and manmade lakes that are a haven for watersports and wildlife alike.

Hoburne Cotswold has four lakes of its own – including one with pedalos and kayaks available to hire, as well as plenty of fish for any visiting anglers. And if that wasn’t enough, the nearby Cotswold Water park has another 180 lakes to explore and, at Cotswold Country Park and Beach, you’ll find the UK’s largest inland sandy beach.

If you’d prefer to stay dry, Hoburne Cotswold Reach might be more up your street. Just a stone’s throw from the main park, Hoburne Cotswold Reach is set in its own tranquil countryside location. It’s the ideal hideaway experience and particularly well-suited to those who feel at home in nature, as bird song is the natural morning alarm here!

While you could easily spend every day relaxing and enjoying the parks’ fantastic facilities, if you’d like to explore some of Gloucestershire’s other attractions, there’s plenty to keep you busy. You might like to set off on a countryside stroll through the valleys and rolling hills, or enjoy the shopping opportunities in nearby Cheltenham or Cirencester.

If you’re an animal lover, Cotswold Farm Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park (the largest private zoo in the country) are just a short journey away. And Cerney House Gardens is the ideal place to switch off and breathe in the serenity of 40 acres of stunning parkland. Don’t forget to stop off for a sweet or savoury treat in the gardens’ traditional tea rooms after!

There’s good news for history lovers too, as Chedworth Roman Villa and the Corinium Museum are also within easy reach.

3. Cornwall

Cornwall is officially the top coastal spot for a UK holiday, and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re a sun-seeker, nature lover, or a history buff, Cornwall has it all.

Hoburne’s Cornwall holiday parks are designed for those who want to get away from it all – so you won’t find the usual holiday park facilities, including cafes, restaurants, and fitness centres. Here, it’s all about the accommodation, which has been finished to the highest standard and decorated with cool, nature-inspired colour-schemes – as well as plenty of outdoor space.

Hoburne St Mabyn’s Hideaway accommodation is available in both coastal and country styles, and has luxury hot tub facilities. And, at Hoburne Doublebois, there’s a choice of both caravan and lodge accommodation, with hot tubs that offer beautiful views across the golf course and Cornish countryside.

There’s plenty to keep you busy nearby too. The charming towns of Padstow and Port Isaac are well worth a visit, and popular attractions like Newquay Zoo and the Eden Project are within easy reach. If it’s history you’re after, Bodmin JailTintagel Castle, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan might spark your interest. Or, why not head off on one of Tarquin’s gin distillery tours?

And of course, a Cornwall holiday isn’t complete without checking out a coastal trail or two. The 18-mile multi-use Camel Trail is a fantastic option, open to walkers, cyclists, and horse riders alike. And that’s all without mentioning the county’s unrivalled beaches…

4. Somerset

If you’re torn between booking a rural or seaside break, you might wonder where’s best to go. But at Hoburne Blue Anchor, you can have the best of both.

Set in a unique beachside location, you can watch steam trains here – or set off on a revitalising walk in nearby Exmoor National Park.

The sand and shingle beach of Blue Anchor Bay also stretches for miles and will be right on your doorstep. Play games on the beach, build a sand castle, or simply relax and soak up the sea views.

Plus, you can hop aboard the West Somerset Steam Railway for a nostalgic trip along the UK’s longest heritage railway. You’ll chug past the beautiful Quantock Hills (Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty); England’s smallest city, Wells; and the rolling hills and rocky cliffs of Exmoor.

If you’d prefer to stay on your feet, the trails at Exmoor National Park are unrivalled. Potential wildlife sightings include everything from tawny owls and cuckoos to wild orchids. And if you’re into history, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the Chapman Barrows, a collection of 11 Bronze Age burial mounds.

There are also plenty of picturesque villages dotted around Exmoor, so when you’re ready for a break you won’t have to travel far to find a cosy pub or pretty tea room to enjoy.

5. South Devon

South Devon

Known as The English Riviera for its sunny climate, sparkling waters, and long stretches of golden sand, dotted with quaint villages, Devon is a popular destination for a family holiday. And at Hoburne Devon Bay in South Devon, you can spend your days enjoying the very best of it.

With heated swimming pools, adventure golf, nature trails, and a packed event schedule, as usual, the park itself has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. But there’s lots to explore nearby too.

Paignton Pier has fantastic food, seaside views, roller coasters, and arcade-style entertainment – it’s a must-visit for those seeking a classic British seaside holiday experience. But while seaside attractions are a big part of Devon, they’re not all that this wonderful county has to offer.

Nearby, in Dartmoor National Park, the landscape couldn’t be more different. With 368 square miles of vast moorland, granite tors, exhilarating trails, and open landscapes that have inspired authors, artists, and poets for years, Dartmoor beckons adventure.

Ponies roam the craggy landscape, and there are countless trails that wind through valleys where you’ll find Bronze Age stone circles and Neolithic tombs.

Though, if you’d rather leave the hiking for a different day, why not swap walking boots for a journey back in time and hop aboard the Dart Valley Railway? This scenic trip takes you along the former Great Western Railway line between Paignton and Kingswear. It’s a wonderful way to see Devon’s beautiful countryside.

Paignton Zoo, Pennywell Farm, Babbacombe Model Village, and Kents Cavern are also within easy reach.

6. Hampshire


Hampshire is the perfect blend of coast and country, and Hoburne has two fantastic holiday parks designed to help to experience the best of both.

Hoburne Bashley is set in the heart of the New Forest – Hampshire’s most renowned destination. It’s the ideal spot to get back to nature and enjoy everything that these 140,000 acres of ancient woodland and untouched grassland have to offer.

Set out on one of the enchanting forest trails, look out for the famous New Forest ponies, or try your hand at some of the forest’s outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, and archery. Alternatively, you might be happy kicking back and enjoying the onsite spa, heated swimming pools, and nine-hole golf course.

Other nearby attractions include Beaulieu National Motor MuseumHurst Castle, Paultons Park, and Longdown Activity Farm, ideal for keeping the whole family entertained.

If you’re after a bit of seaside fun too, Hoburne Naish, Hoburne’s other Hampshire holiday park, is perfectly placed between coast and countryside.

Perched right on the border of Hampshire and Dorset, at Hoburne Naish, you can enjoy the golden sands of local beaches (the park benefits from its very own private beach path!), which offer stunning views across the Isle of Wight. Or, hop in the car for a quick journey to the New Forest.

Final thoughts…

With a range of ages to please, picking a destination for a family holiday can be tricky. However, set across a range of wonderfully varied locations with a diverse range of accommodation and facilities suited to every need and budget, Hoburne Holiday Parks offer the ultimate family break.

Whether holidays to you mean exploring the great outdoors, kicking back on the beach, or visiting local attractions, there’s a Hoburne Holiday for everyone.

To browse all holidays available through Hoburne Holidays, head over to their website.

For further reading, head over to the travel section of our website. Here, you’ll find inspiration for everything from UK staycations to long-haul adventure holidays.

What are your travel plans for this year? Have any of these UK breaks caught your eye? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.