Welcome to Doniford Bay
With stunning beach and lake views, Doniford Bay Holiday Park benefits from an elevated position on the Somerset coastline, perfect for a active and relaxing holiday. Expect both sand and shingle from nearby beaches and plenty of rock pools to explore, making this location great for family-friendly summer getaways. Onsite there is a host of activities to try out, including a climbing wall, riding segways and a leap of faith, as well as indoor and outdoor pools to splash around in no matter the weather! Venture off the park to visit some amazing sites in the local area, a highlight being Exmoor National Park.
Haven Doniford Bay Sports & Leisure
Facilities at Doniford Bay are quite simply amazing. Whether you're looking for none stop action and adventure or rest and relaxation, there are activities to meet your needs. The only decision you'll have to make is what to do first!
The heated indoor pool is always popular, but during the summer months make the most of the outdoor pool, where the 4 lane waterslide is a hit with kids. Water based activities are plentiful and include Aqua Jets, Aqua Gliders and Aqua Paddlers so you can whiz around the pool in style! The Inflatable session is a firm favourite, perfect for the kids to race across the obstacles and make a splash.
When it's time to get your feet back on dry land, try your hand at archery or fencing, with coaches on hand to teach you new skills or help you take your technique to the next level. Try renting segways or karts to explore the park or for those seeking an adrenaline boost, the new Climbing Wall is a challenge you won't want to miss.
Some activities are subject to a moderate extra charge
Food & Drink at Doniford Bay Holiday Park
Eating out as a family is a real holiday treat and a great opportunity to spend quality time together. At Doniford Bay you'll find The Café Bar and Grill, great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The alfresco terrace provides a space to dine outdoors and make the most of the summer weather. There's a varied menu serving up food favourites guaranteed to make everyone happy.
If you fancy a seaside classic, head to Cook's Fish and Chips, where you can get your fish fix. Whether you love a battered cod or prefer a sausage and chips, Cook's is the place to go. No trip to the seaside is complete without it!
Box Bar is a great spot to grab a drink, whether in the evening or while watching some outdoor entertainment, what better way to relax on holiday than with a nice cold drink. This is great for a quick stop to refresh yourself and take a moment to enjoy the sunshine.
The onsite Mini Market is perfect for everyday essentials, whether you need some ingredients to cook from your caravan or are looking for some snacks. You can even pick up some ice creams and souvenirs as a treat.
Kids Will Love
Family holidays are really all about making sure that the kids are happy! At Doniford Bay, there are plenty of activities for children of all ages where they can make new friends, learn new skills and gain confidence.
Activikids sessions are aimed at 5-10 year olds and include a range of fun sports to try out. Dodgeball is a fantastic team game, sharpening throwing skills and getting everyone running around trying to dodge the balls flying across the court. Everyone gets stuck into the competition, enjoying the team spirit. There are also sessions for obstacle courses and relay races if your kids want a real challenge. These sessions are well structured and very engaging, encouraging kids to take part and have fun.
Activitots sessions are aimed at kids aged 2-4 and provide a safe and welcoming environment for toddlers to play and make new friends. The Balance and Co-ordination Skills session is a jam packed class where they'll get to run around and play whilst also developing new skills.
If your little ones want to try some new sports, the Mini Fencing and Mini Archery sessions are a fantastic ideas. Allow the activity leader to introduce them to the sports and have a practice in a safe and secure setting. There is also a variety of creative activities for kids to have a change of scene - why not get outdoors in Bug Hunt and search for insects, or have a go at Sand Creations using colourful sand to make a picture? There really is something for everyone!
Don't forget to watch the entertainment onsite throughout the day and evening. The Seaside Squad are Haven's new team bringing new fun interactive shows to the park and have become a firm favourite with the kids, ensuring lots of laughter and smiles!
Haven Accommodation at Doniford Bay
At Doniford Bay, choose from a selection of self catering caravans or lodges. The classic caravans have everything you could need for a comfortable getaway with the whole family, whereas the lodges offer some extra space to relax in.
The caravan range includes saver, bronze, silver, gold and signature. They are ideal for families of all sizes, measuring between 10 and 14 feet and accommodating between 4 and 8 people. Each is self-catering and has a contemporary open-plan living and dining space with a 32-inch Freeview TV. A private decking area with outdoor furniture is included with caravans from the silver line, allowing families to eat meals outside or simply relax in the sunshine. Additional amenities include a second TV and a bluetooth speaker, which are ideal for relaxing nights in. The signature model benefits from picturesque views of the lake for extra luxury.
The Emerald Lodge is a more spacious property at 16ft width, sleeping 4-6 guests. Complete with a 40-inch TV and bluetooth speaker in the living room, this lodge is a great space for spending time together, whether chilling or sharing a tasty meal. The balcony and outdoor furniture is a great space to bask in the sun.
All Haven holiday homes come with an Accommodation Guarantee to give you complete peace of mind for your holiday. This means that on arrival, any guest not entirely satisfied with the standard of cleaning or maintenance in their accommodation will immediately be offered a full "no quibble" refund.
All Accommodation includes
- Shower room & WC
- Colour TV
- Gas fire in the lounge
- Free gas, electricity and hot water
Out & About in Somerset
Although the park has enough going on to keep even the most active family happy, the area around the park is really worth exploring too. Somerset is a richly rewarding corner of the country offering winding country lanes, thatched cottages, pretty villages and of course stunning long sandy beaches.
The nearby town of Watchet is a charming destination with a rich maritime history. Explore the picturesque harbor, visit the fascinating Watchet Museum, or take a stroll along the town's quaint streets lined with independent shops, cafes, and art galleries.
Situated about 10 miles away, Dunster Castle is a magnificent medieval fortress with stunning gardens and grounds. Visitors can explore the castle's rich history, admire the beautiful interiors, and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Doniford Bay is conveniently close to Exmoor National Park, a vast and diverse landscape that encompasses moorland, woodlands, and dramatic coastal cliffs. Visitors can indulge in outdoor activities such as hiking, wildlife spotting, and scenic drives through the park.
Experience a nostalgic journey on the West Somerset Railway, a heritage steam railway that runs between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. Enjoy the scenic views as you travel through the picturesque countryside and visit the various stations along the route.
The Cheddar Caves and Gorge are also a must visit, a stunning natural site that combines magnificent limestone cliffs, a picturesque gorge, and a network of underground caves. The gorge offers breathtaking views and is a haven for wildlife and plant species.
Customer Reviews of Doniford Bay
Reviews of Doniford Bay are very impressive. Many families return year after year and do so because of the fantastic facilities. One reviewer recently commented. "We never go anywhere else. It has everything we could want and the kids love it."
Haven News at Doniford Bay Holiday Park
Why not treat yourself to a fantastic family holiday on the Somerset coastline at Doniford Bay? There's plenty for all the family to do and visit, and it is sure to become a memorable holiday for everyone!