Family Holiday to Dawlish, South Devon

Like most people we really missed our summer holiday last year. We had hoped to go to Devon in 2020. We booked in March this year and just hoped everything would turn out ok so that we could go. Thankfully by the time it rolled around all was going ok and we were away. We booked our holiday at Lady’s Mile holiday park, Dawlish, Devon.

Outside ourcaravan at Lady’s Mile

We arrived at the park around 5 pm after traveling most of the afternoon. Check in was easy and we headed straight to the caravan. I was really impressed with the caravan and it was even nicer than the pictures on the website. We booked through Hoeseasons and got a Blue Light discount so it was a really good price for school holidays. The holiday park offers camping, caravans, lodges, safari tents and luxury lodges so there is something to suit everyone. From what I could see the camping pitches were huge and had electric hook up. There seemed to be plenty of facilities around for camping guests too (showers/toilet etc). I quite fancied one of the lodges with a hit tub included!

Park near the Marquee bar at Lady’s Mile

Lady’s Mile holiday park have some great facilities. The playground is large has a range of play equipment for different ages. There is a pump track that is suitable for bikes and scooters. This was very popular with my two. Next door to the pump track they had a sports area that had basketball and football nets. There is a large indoor and outdoor swimming pool area. Both areas have fun slides. There was a splash pad area but sadly that was closed at that time. The games arcade had a variety of video games and slot machines. I mean you can’t go on holiday and not play the 2p slots can you! The gym we did not visit. The club house had a variety of activities for children and these were listed on the app. There was also evening entertainment like a live singer or disco. There was ample seating available. The clubhouse served food and the menu was decently priced for a holiday park. Away from the main clubhouse they also had the Marquee bar. This was an outdoor area with a licensed bar and limited food menu. Street food type options. Again decently priced for a holiday park. There was plenty of wide open space for children away from the bar area and a small play area too. At peak times they have live music. I preferred this area to the indoor club area as the children could run around and play and I felt more relaxed.

Waiting to get in the outdoor pool at Lady’s Mile
Pump track at Lady’s Mile

Places to visit in the immediate area are Dawlish Warren and Dawlish Town. Dawlish Warren has a lovely sandy beach and if you visit be sure to get a Yarde Farm ice-cream. There are a couple of places to eat and a few beachwear outlets and also a lovely grassy area to have a run about. There is a traditional seaside fun fair which is reasonably priced, a couple of seaside shops and a great chippy. You can walk along the coastal path from here to Dawlish Town. It’s a beautiful walk with the sea on one side and the railway on the other. The beaches this end are more stony but you may be lucky enough to find some treasure in the way of sea glass.

Dawlish Warren beach
Yarde Farm ice-cream at Dawlish Warren beach
Beach huts at Dawlish Warren beach
Coastal walk from Dawlish Warren to Dawlish town
Beach at Dawlish Town
Shops at Dawlish Warren

Dawlish is home to the black swans and we managed to find these in Dawlish Park. A lovely green space at the centre of the town, ideal for picnics or a run around for little ones. It was a much welcomed rest as we had walked a fair bit on a hot day. There are plenty of seaside shops and an arcade in Dawlish Town.

Dawlish railway line
Black swan at Dawlish park
Dawlish park

Dawlish is situated in a lovely location so that it also serves as a great base to explore other areas in South Devon. We visited Woodlands Family Theme Park, the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and we went to Exeter to meet my lovely insta friend Samara and her boys. Keep an eye out for my upcoming blogs on the National Marine Aquarium and Woodlands Family Theme Park.

Sunset at Dawlish Warren beach

We had an amazing holiday in Dawlish and would definitely recommend it as a place to holiday as a family. Lady’s mile holiday park was also a fantastic site to stay and we would go back to stay there again. Hope you’re all having a lovely summer holidays.

Love and peace xx

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