Great British holidays partner of Team GB
For many athletes, their dream of competing was put on hold after it was announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed until the summer of 2021.
The athlete preparations have continued, all be it, a little differently through 2020 and as they get ready compete, we get ready to cheer them on in 2021 as a proud partner of Team GB.
Our passion for sport is at the forefront of what we do, and with a dazzling array of activities and incredible pools across 36 Haven holiday parks, we hope to inspire the next generation of athletes.
Read on to meet our ambassadors and see who has been selected to compete for Team GB in the Olympic Games.
Tokyo 2020 is just around the corner, and it's time to introduce the team's latest coach recruit…. Kerry Godliman.
As part of the Games build up, Team GB Olympians Nile Wilson, Asha Philip and Owain Doull will be put through their paces with some inventive training methods including:
- Jumping off a 12ft platform
- Crazy Golf
- Carb loading
Winning an Olympic medal jumping off a 12ft platform?!
Owain Doull isn't used to getting dropped. Certainly not by Kerry Godliman…
Crazy Climber? Completed.
The newest coach Kerry Godliman puts Asha Phillip through her paces (Well, sort of…)
The secret to gymnastic greatness? Crazy golf apparently…
Before hanging up the leotard, Nile Wilson was only taking gymnastics tips from the best. And Kerry Godliman.
If you're in need of some added entertainment to get you through ongoing lockdowns, school holidays or just a bad day, Tom Daley is on hand to help.
He has set a series of fun challenges to bring a little Haven to your homes with limited edition prizes up for grabs. Simply click on the videos below to see your challenges.
We're tee-ing off Tom's Daley Challenge with an un-fore-gettable crazy golf task.
We want you to show us your best attempt at setting up a golf course in your house using whatever equipment you can find – brooms, vacuum cleaners, even a washing line – we're not picky!
Check out the video to see how Tom got on – it's a wonder what a plant pot, broom and a little creative license can do.
The sky's the limit for challenge two and we want you to get (aerial) adventurous!
We've all pretended the floor is lava at some point, right? Even the grown-ups! Well, all you need to do for this challenge is to get from one side of your room to the other without touching the floor – just like you would on one of our Aerial Adventure courses.
Get your rugs, chairs and even family members at the ready!
Get your craft on with challenge number three, but be warned, it's not for the paint-hearted.
We want you to try our Pebble Art activity at home! From rainbows to Union Jacks, and even a diver, check out Tom's creations in the video for some inspiration.
You can use whatever you find around the house to ensure your masterpieces really rock!
For the final challenge, we've taken it back to old school den building!
We want you to recreate our Nature Rockz favourite with materials from your own home! Your den can be made from blankets, boxes and everything in between. It can be a chill out zone or party central, the choice is yours!
Watch Tom's attempt for some guidance – would you give him a perfect 10?
HEAD TO HEAD
Tom Daley and Nile Wilson
There's nothing like a bit of competition between friends, right? Particularly Team GB athletes. Watch Tom Daley and Nile Wilson take on a range of activities at Craig Tara.
From the Crazy Climber in the Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village to speedy slides at Splashaway Bay, check out how the guys got on as they went head to head!
Who do you think will win?
Tom Daley and Denise Lewis
Tom Daley and Denise Lewis officially launched our exciting developments at Craig Tara in Scotland during 2019.
They had the chance to try some of our new adrenaline filled activities. Tom, who is no stranger to taking the plunge from high platforms, took a leap from The Jump and Denise took on the new Crazy Climber.
Every year, we invest in our parks and 2020 was no different. New concepts were trialled at 5 different parks across the UK in 2019, which were given the seal of approval from our guests. Check out our super exciting developments in 2020 here.
See what Tom and Denise thought below and keep checking back for more exciting updates!
Meet our ambassadors
Denise Lewis OBE is a retired Team GB track and field athlete, who specialised in the heptathlon. She won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
In 2008 Tom Daley became Britain’s youngest ever European gold medallist just shortly before his Olympic debut in Beijing – where he became Great Britain’s second youngest male Olympian, aged just 14.
Nile Wilson became Team GB's first gymnast to ever medal on the horizontal bar when he secured bronze at Rio 2016.
Born in Oxfordshire, Will Satch was educated at Shiplake College near Henley-on-Thames where he still rows for Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world.
Desiree Henry was one of seven who lit the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony after being nominated by double Olympic champion decathlete Daley Thompson.
Owain Doull has helped Great Britain win three European team pursuit titles, as well as back-to-back silver medals at the World Championships.
Amy Tinkler was not only the youngest Team GB medallist at Rio 2016, but the youngest member of the entire 366-strong squad.
Vicky Holland made history at Rio 2016 by becoming the first Team GB athlete to win an Olympic women's triathlon medal and Tokyo 2020 will be her third Olympic Games.
A former world junior mini-trampoline champion, Asha Philip became the first British woman to achieve a global 100m title when she won gold at the 2007 World Youth Championships.
Bryony Page made history at Rio 2016 in winning Team GB's first ever Olympic trampoline medal after the Crewe-born gymnast claimed silver in Brazil.