Haven really wouldn’t be the same without its Character family. I'm sure you'll agree, they really make a holiday special for your little ones - whether they’re reading stories, involved in another exciting adventure or just making your photo memories special. Don't be shy, come over and introduce yourselves to them.
“Sometimes I feel a little shy - but I always know my singing and dancing can really cheer people up! So I like to be around to help my friends have the most fun they possibly can...”
Join Anxious to celebrate her birthday over a four night midweek break: Monday 28 September - Friday 2 October
“It’s my job to make sure the rest of the gang behaves themselves. And I love to have fun and entertain (especially at picnics!), too. Don’t tell the others but... I reckon I’m a hero bear and born to save the day!”
Join Bradley to celebrate his birthday over a 4 night midweek break: Monday 12 October - Friday 16 October
“Get ready to rumble! I’m definitely the most fun-loving prankster in the gang. Some call me ‘naughty’ but I’m really all about enjoying the magical mayhem we like to get up to here...”
Join Ned to celebrate his birthday over a 4 night midweek break: Monday 23 March - Friday 27 March
“I might be a wee bit clumsy - but I’m bonkers about bananas and love to tell stories and play practical jokes with my pals! And did you know that I’m from bonny Scotland?”
Join Greedy to celebrate his birthday over a 4 night midweek break: Monday 8 June - Friday 12 June
“I’m everyone’s best friend. And I like to be the organiser of the gang too - keeping an eye on Greedy and Ned. But I’m not too bossy (honest!). And you’ll often find me in the kitchen, cooking up some tasty treats...”
Join Polly to celebrate her birthday over a 4 night midweek break: Monday 29 June - Friday 3 July
“I’m the big guy that’s always (well nearly always) in charge. Of course, I’m a bit of a prankster and very cheeky but I love my friends - and always keen to make new ones!”
Join Rory to celebrate his birthday over a 4 night midweek break: Monday 4 May - Friday 8 May
The Seaside Squad - our resident bunch of fun-loving, mischief-making, cuddly Characters. And they all love two things: the seaside and making new friends. That's why they live with us at Haven, where they can meet you and your little ones on holiday.
We know how difficult it is to get the kids to have breakfast on holiday, when all they can think about is dashing to the pool. So let us slow down those manic mornings with a lovely breakfast served in one of our bar and restaurants, and a morning meeting with a few of our Seaside Squad too! Let us start your day with a little excitement!
Let us introduce quiz time to your little ones. Along with our fun-loving Seaside Squad we’ll make it enjoyable enough to keep any energetic young ’un happy! What’s even better is it’s totally free and available all season, so no one misses out on the fun. Let’s see who can answer Rory’s first question.
Got your trainers tied up tight? Our Seaside Squad will be holding a number of sports day events so you can expect plenty of weird and wonderful games to play; from wellie wanging to the bean-bag-between-your-knees race. So if you’re under 12 why not get involved? There’s a small cost – so you’ll have to ask Mum. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved as we have events throughout the whole season.
There ‘aint no party like a Ned’s Non Starty Party – and this is true. Ned is hosting his very own party, and there are sure to be a few hiccups along the way. Will it go to plan? Come along and find out. All kids aged between five and twelve are welcome and there’s a small charge that varies by park. Ned’s party goes on during the whole season – so no one needs to miss out.
Join our very own Seaside Squad lifeguard, Polly, as she teaches the little ones how to have fun in the water – just before they get in the pool. This great activity gets all the kids singing new fun tunes, it’s perfect for tiny ones up to four year olds and best of all, it’s totally free!
We love all things seaside. So what could be better than a traditional Punch and Judy show with a modern twist? Hosted by Rory the tiger, you can come and join this cheeky trio and see what happens when they meet the other Characters – let the madness and mayhem begin. This great show is totally free and runs throughout the whole season – so no one needs to miss out on all of the fun. That’s the way to do it!
You can count on the FunStars to keep your family entertained every day of your holiday. When you arrive we'll give you a guide to all the fun family activities we have on each morning, afternoon and evening of your holiday.
It wouldn’t be the seaside without a Punch and Judy show. So bring all the family along to see the crazy Characters in this seaside favourite. There’ll be plenty of laughter and madness to join in with. This show is free and runs throughout the whole season too, so no one needs to miss out. He’s behind you!
Craving those bright lights and buzz of the fun fair? We have our very own just for you to enjoy. So try your hand at the coconut shy, hook a duck, tin-can alley, splat the rat and so much more. Even the kids get a chance to become part of the fun and frolics by having the chance to look after their very own stall! It’s suitable for all the family and is free for all.
The FunStars love being outdoors, and this summer we are making the most of this. Come rain or shine we’ll have a collection of games and activities for all the family to enjoy.
If your kids love to get their hands grubby with all things creative then bring them along to our arts and crafts sessions. They can get to grips with all paints and mix-media and make a perfect keepsake of their holiday to treasure forever. As long as kids are over five, they’re more than welcome to get involved with our friendly team. It runs throughout the whole season. So paint brushes at the ready – it’s gonna get messy!
Just like us our Seaside Squad like to celebrate their birthdays too. So if your holiday is lucky enough to fall on these dates, then you’re cordially invited to help party with our Characters (for all kids aged five and 11). There will be plenty of party dances, cupcake decorating, party games and lots of photo opportunities too!
It’s the little things in life that matter – we all remember creating forts and ships with cardboard boxes, and things haven’t changed a bit. Bring along your kids aged between five and twelve for this great, free activity... So with nothing but paper-based tape and dozens of recycled cardboard boxes, we give kids the freedom to create anything they like – as imagination has no limits.
Is there a hidden star in your family who’s waiting to shine? If so, why not enter them in our competition? An all-time holiday entertainment show will never fail to bring you to tears of laughter. It’s free to enter, so what have you got to lose? This is a great competition and it runs throughout the season, so no one misses out on the fun. Get practicing those notes and dust off those dancing shoes; it’s time to show us what you’re made of.
Become a true star and get involved with our exclusive photo shoots with the Seaside Squad. If you’re lucky you may have a chance to have your picture taken with all of the Characters. However, they are very busy bees so it may depend on what’s happening on the day. Get your picture to treasure forever – say cheese!
Family time is the most treasured and fun time. So grab your rain macs, sunscreen and comfy shoes and join in our seaside games. It’s the best excuse to get the kids off their phones and tablets and create some precious memories together. We have plenty of team games for everyone such as Frisbee, rounders and Kwik cricket. Our seaside games are totally free, and as long as the little ones are aged three and over everyone’s welcome.
This club comes together every day for pre-school-style fun gatherings. Your little cubs will love all the exciting musical games and creative activities we put on for them; like our messy morning craft sessions.
Sssh – don’t tell Mum! With Messy Morning you can get as grubby as you like. With plenty of pots of paint, tubes of glue, sprinkles of glitter, variety of coloured paper and so much more to get your hands on. As long as you bring an adult family member with you to our Little Cubs club for kids up to four years old, it’s totally free. Overalls at the ready; cos it’s gonna get messy!
Sit back and close your eyes as Anxious guides you and your tots through an epic imaginary adventure. You can find us in our Little Cubs club for kids up to four years old and it’s completely free. Glide in and out of reality as it sends the little ones gently to sleep.
Let DJ Ned introduce your little ones to making music with this fun and interactive session. You can find DJ Ned in the Little Cubs club for kids up to four years old. It’s totally free and you’ll find Ned’s Tots and Tunes runs throughout the whole season – so everyone has the chance to make a good old racket!
Let Anxious delight your kids’ senses, such as hearing, smell, sight, touch and taste – with the wonders of exercise! This activity is best for kids under four years old and you’ll find Anxious at our Little Cubs club. You’ll see the benefits to your little one’s development and you’ll know they’re having fun too!
Rory the Tiger and Bradley Bear have started up their own, special club for 5-8 year olds. They love arty stuff like painting and gluing, and they often head outside to play games and learn about nature and wildlife.
Dear little ones, if you want to let your friends know how much of a great time you’re having on holiday then come along to our Holiday Pen Pals. You can design and write out little postcards to send to whoever you like. Come and find us at Club R&B for kids aged between five and eight years. There’s no need to bring any pennies – it’s free. Love from, Haven.
We urgently need your help – all our Seaside Squad have gone missing! Follow the clues to help us track them down. You’ll find us at Club R&B for kids aged between five and eight years. It’s free to help so bring along Mum and Dad and let’s get tracking.
We know the little ones just want to be like the big kids. So we’ve created Mini Stompers; it’s an easier version of the teens’ ZStomp dances so they can keep up with the rest! It’s perfect for kids aged between five and twelve and you can find this free activity in Club R&B and Skillz club.
As the name suggests, this club is all about picking up fun new skills so your 9-12 year olds can go home and impress their friends. From footie tricks and arty tips, to map reading and juggling, there's loads to learn.
Everyone loves a postcard but they usually arrive way after you’ve got home. We’ve got the perfect solution – creating virtual postcards to send home instantly to friends and family. Personalise your own messages and get really creative with it too. It’s perfect for kids between nine and 12 in our Skillz club, completely free and fun.
We know the little ones just want to be like the big kids. So we’ve created Mini Stompers; it’s an easier version of the teens’ ZStomp dances so they can keep up with the rest! It’s perfect for kids aged between five and 12 and you can find this free activity in Club R&B and Skillz club.
Polly and Ned from The Seaside Squad teach the little ones how to sign through fun songs and actions.
Calling all budding writers out there! If your kids would love the chance tell the world about their holiday bring them along to our blog so they can get the chance to become a reporter, photographer or newspaper journalist for the day. We publish every week, so there’s always fresh work on the press! This is available for kids between nine and fifteen and is included in our Skillz and T-Co clubs. It runs all season and is totally free.
Teen's are happiest around other teens, so over the summer we run this club for 13 year olds and over. It's nice and social and we'll be organising cool activities like archery and fencing. T-Co Club runs throughout the Summer school holidays.
Calling all budding writers out there! If your kids would love the chance tell the world about their holiday bring them along to our blog so they can get the chance to become a reporter, photographer or newspaper journalist for the day. We publish every week, so there’s always fresh work on the press! This is available for kids between nine and 15 and is included in our Skillz and T-Co clubs. It runs all season and is totally free.
Our ZStomp classes are perfect for teenagers who want to learn a few new smooth moves with our Latin-infused dance parties. Whether they’re beginners or die-hard dancers this class is perfect for working up a sweat and having fun at the same time. You’ll find ZStomp in our T-co club and it’s especially for teens. Bring along your towel and water bottle and experience some South American boogie – Arriba Arriba!
If you can steer your teenagers away from their phones then there’s our T-Co club that runs throughout the summer. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends in a social environment by the beach – we’ll be playing Frisbee, rounders and volleyball – so get them involved! This club is free but it does depend on what the weather’s doing.