Following My Birthday post, I am now sharing our lovely experience – weekend (Friday to Monday) break to Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park (Haven Holiday), which was gifted to me by my wonderful (sometimes) cousin. 🙂 He with the family has also joined us for a trip.
Driving to Devon took us approximately 4 hours. It actually doesn’t feel as long, as it sounds. Daniella slept in the car for about an hour and Harry had a very short 20 minutes nap. Despite Harry (11 months old) was mostly awake throughout the journey, he was totally brilliant. Our baby was looking around, playing with his toys, having a laugh with his sister – he was such a good boy!
I actually start to really enjoy our long family journeys/ road trips. It is a perfect time to spend some quality time with each other- to talk, to sing, to play games. Yes, we sing and play games while we are all in the car for several hours. It’s really fun and time flies by! While on the way to Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park, we played words guessing game (Hangman) and we actually had so much laugh. Then we were all getting crazy once Justin Timberlake’s song – Can’t Stop the Feeling started playing on the radio (that song really makes me dance!). Music was as loud as it possibly could be in the car and we were all dancing, jumping, screaming in the car trying to be cooler than each other! Edward was driving, but even he was trying to show off his dance moves ha ha.
Once we entered Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park at around 6pm on Friday, we were quite amused – it looked like a proper holiday resort! I’ve never been to a caravan holiday in England before, it was totally different from what I’ve imagined. We all got even more excited and after collecting the keys were off to find our caravan, where we were going to stay together with my cousin’s family.
I was so pleasantly surprised again! Our caravan had a sea view and was really modern and cosy! There was a kitchen together with a living room, 3 bedrooms- 2 twins and 1 double, a toilet and a shower. It was really spacious enough for our 2 families. We unpacked our stuff and went for a little walk to look around. And it was great!
That evening we made BBQ dinner next to our caravan, loads of snacks and some drinks. We enjoyed every minute of it.
Day after, in the morning, we went to resort’s indoor swimming pools – kids were over the moon. In the afternoon, we had decided to visit Kingswear, which was approximately 1 hour drive away from Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park and then the plan was to take a ferry to Dartmouth – my cousin has promised, that the town is really pretty. Pretty was not the right word to describe it, to be honest. It was beyond amazing! Kingswear and Dartmouth are perhaps the most beautiful places I have ever been to in England! The town, the views, the sea – it really takes your breath away. I was probably walking with my mouth widely open with the amazement it’s just indescribable. Incredibly beautiful place. I fell in love. 🙂
We spent the whole afternoon in Kingswear and after in Dartmouth. There was so much to see. After we got exhausted because of a lot of walking (it’s pretty hilly in there), we had a tastiest fish & chips, prawns and calamari ever from the local take away in Dartmouth.
Short drive back to Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park and relaxing rest of the evening with a glass of wine and each other’s company at our caravan.
On day 3 in Devon Cliffs Caravan Holiday Park, we were off to the beach. the weather was great- sunny and hot, so we packed our BBQ kit, swimming suits and other equipment and were excited to enjoy our day outside. It was faultless again.
We got back home on Monday at around lunch time. 4 hours drive went fast again and kids were all well-behaved in the car. I couldn’t have wished for a better weekend- it was perfect. Thank you so much to my cousin Lukas and his family. We must repeat it soon! 🙂