5 Star Holiday Park
Firstly, Haven Hopton Holiday Village has been awarded 5 stars for the second year running by Quality in Tourism, the official reviewers for VisitEngland. This is a coveted award and an amazing achievement for everyone that works so hard to make Hopton a wonderful place to be. Now we wait to hear if Hopton is in the running for Park of the Year again. They won it in 2014 and again in 2016. Who will be the 2017 winner? UPDATE: Hopton won Park of the Year 2017!! Congratulations to all of the team at Hopton.
New for the 2018 season are the junior Segways!
The Ninebot MiniPRO Segway instructors will teach children aged 6-11 years to learn to control them; weaving their way in and out of obstacles and once mastered, compete against each other on the sports courts and all-weather surfaces. Under 8s will require parental supervision and all participants must wear the protective clothing provided.
Each session is 30 minutes and costs £10.
Learn to Scoot
This is another fantastic new activity for 2018!
Scooter experts will be on hand during the teaching sessions to help children aged 2.5-6 years master the art of riding a Micro Scooter. During the 30 minute session, the kids will learn balance, safety, coordination and awareness of others. We hear there may be a trick or two to learn too! All children will require parental supervision and all participants must wear the protective clothing provided.
Each session is 30 minutes and costs £5.
Pick ‘n’ Paint Pottery
Move over a little bit Papa Johns and make some space for the new pick and paint area. Enclosed within a cutesy picket fence in the foyer, you will find the new pick and paint arts and crafts activity area. Children will be able to unleash their creative side by selecting a pot, jar, vase or animal and painting it with a colourful glaze before it goes off to the kiln to be fired. No matter how talented an artist your child is, they can enjoy creating a bright and colourful pottery momento to take home with them.
No set session duration and cost is variable.
Tom, the new head of grounds and his team have been busy over the closed season re-landscaping areas on the park, including the Belfry. Presently, the works are mid-way to being complete but I have been told they will soon be replanted and looking lovely again for this season.
Over on Mentmore, the heavy machinery is busily laying the foundations for 8 new holiday homes.
As last year, certain areas of the park are seeing new driveways installed. These are now well underway and the higher numbers of Southreach will have new tarmac driveways ready for the 2018 season. This means even more of our holiday homes for hire will have proper parking spaces.
Sound System & Wifi
The Showbar is having a new sound system installed so be prepared to be wowed by this year’s entertainment. It’s now also has wifi too. There is improved speed wifi hotspots now in the Showbar, Garden House and reception area of the park.
No one wants to use a whiffy old loo so bring on the brand spanking new, super-duper Showbar toilets. They are all having a complete makeover during the closed season. The much needed makeover promises to be a welcome improvement. As soon as I get some pictures, I will update you.
New Nature Beds
To continue with the work started to attain the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award at Hopton, the grounds team have been installing new raised beds around the park using railway sleepers. The honey bee friendly scheme aims to get as many parks as possible working to conserve Britain’s bees and other polinators by planting forage crops, providing places for bees to live and promoting bee conservation.
“Protecting, conserving and enhancing our sites’ environmental value has become core to our business and we have found that this work not only makes our parks better for wildlife – it also makes them better places to spend a holiday.” Haven Environmental Coordinator
Book Your Holiday at Haven Hopton Holiday Village
If you’d like to come to Haven Hopton Holiday Village on holiday or for a short break this year, we have a wide range of stunning caravans available to hire.