oakcliff holiday park :
when we arrived after eight hours of travel with three children in tow the first thing you want to do is get into your accomodation but sadly we had to wait until five thirty PM!!! feeling very tired, hungry and thirsty all we wanted to do was put our luggage and find somewhere to eat.
On the first night we were all ready for a good nights sleep but we sadly were unable to get this ! a festival or something was happening nearby and the music did not stop until 5am.
would i go again YES the park was quiet and not too busy for the rest of the week.
The entertainment was ok but a bit more for older children is needed!
We stayed at Oakcliff for a fornight last July. We had never been never been to Devon before and had such a good time we are going again this year. The caravan we had was spacious and fantasticaly clean. There was a full sized cooker, microwave and full sized fridge. The t.v had teletext! The bedding arrived promptly and spotlessly clean. There was even bin bags for the bin.
On the site there was a swimming pool but this is only lifegaurded in peak season. A shop which is adquately stocked but somethings can be slighty overpriced also the shop had strange opening hours. The good thing was you can get phone top ups here!
Entertainment was fantasic with all the staff taking it in turns to entertain. There was a quiz on thursday nights. Launderette was modern and clean. There was a take away with a good selection. Staff are very helpful and efficient with the owner constantly walking around the site checking everthing.
In Maryland paddock there are execllent sea views and the site is only 5mins from a brilliant beach which is lifeguarded. No dogs are allowed on the site and smoking is banned inside the caravans. The bus stop and post box are right outside the entrance.
Plently to do in Dawlish Warren. There is a bakery, small supermarket, takeaway shop, and couple of other shops. There are 5 family pubs with most serving meals which are good but I would advise you to book for a meal in the mount pleasant as it's that busy. Welcome also has sky. There are 3 amusements but the best two are near the railway bridge. Every forthnight on a thursday night there is a daredevil show. There is an excellent market on a tuesday well worth a look. The bus service is excellent and the drivers are very helpful and friendly with the service reliable. There is a small funfair near the seafront which has go-karts which good value for money. It also has a crazy golf. Away from the beach is a nature resivation.
We have 3 young children and wanted a child friendly holiday. This is just what we got. I love Devon and went there with my family a lot as a child. We have stayed at many holiday parks but Oakcliff Park was by far the best. Oakcliff is in Dawlish Warren about a 5minute walk from the beach. You can either stay in a large caravan, a pine lodge or a log cabin. On one side of the park is the reception, club house, shop, childrens play area, outdoor swimming pool, and different sorts of eating places. You can then cross over a road to the otherside and you have the other half of the site. This is situated on a lovely piece of green with a wonderful play area and sandpit for young children. You can always see where your children are from you accommodation. When you arrive at Oakcliff you can get into your accomodation after 3pm which we did find a bit late, but sometimes if they have finished cleaning you may be able to get in earlier. When your holiday is over you have to be out of you accomodation by 10am, this we thought was a bit early but was by no means a problem. We have stayed in the same pine lodge for the past 2 years, and will be returning again next year. The pine lodge that we stayed in was spotless. It was so clean and tidy that it was a pleasure to stay in. If you are anything like me the cleanliness is what comes to the top of my list when we are going on holiday. This was absolutely perfect. You can hire cots and bed linen for a small fee. This is by far the best holiday that we have had and the kids love it so much. We will definately be returning to this holiday resort again. One week at Oakcliff in August cost us £545.00, this included bed linen and a cot.
Oakcliff Holiday Park is located in Mount Pleasant Rd, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, DEVON, EX7 0ND. tel: +44(0)1626 863347.