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10 reasons you must visit Wales

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From rolling hills to dramatic mountains, endless collection of castles and cascading waterfalls, there’s so much to see and do in Wales. And, with a rich cultural heritage to match, Cymru beckons visitors with its unique charm and diverse offerings. 

For those contemplating a retreat to one of our seven Haven holiday parks in Wales—Quay West, Greenacres, Presthaven, Kiln Park, Hafan y Mor, Penally Court, and Lydstep Beach—here are ten compelling reasons why this enchanting country should be at the top of your staycation list.

Breathtaking scenery

Breathtaking scenery

Wales is a visual feast, boasting stunning landscapes that range from rolling hills to rugged coastlines. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas at Snowdonia National Park, where towering peaks and serene lakes create a picturesque backdrop for unforgettable holidays. Discover hidden waterfalls, explore ancient woodlands, and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Rich history and culture

Rich history and culture

Discover Wales' rich history and cultural heritage through its mediaeval castles, ancient ruins, and charming market towns. Explore landmarks like Caernarfon Castle or Conwy Castle, less than an hour’s drive from Presthaven Beach Resort, each with its own tale of kings and knights. Stroll through quaint villages, where centuries-old traditions come to life, and witness the living history of this captivating land. 

Coastal beauty

Coastal beauty
Rhossili Bay: rugged and spectacular

With a coastline that stretches for an estimated 1,680 miles, Wales offers some of the most captivating coastal scenery in the UK. From the rugged western cliffs to the golden sands of Cardigan Bay, each shoreline promises a unique seaside experience. Explore hidden coves, watch the sunset over the Irish Sea, and feel the soothing rhythm of the waves along the pristine shorelines. 

Our very own Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach and Penally Court holiday parks are all situated in Tenby that’s famous for its beautiful beaches and has the dramatic cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast within driving distance. Meanwhile, Presthaven Beach Resort in the north of the country spoils visitors with five miles of sandy beach.

Outdoor adventures

Outdoor adventures
The over water zip line on the Aerial Adventure here is the ultimate obstacle

For the adventurous at heart, Wales is a playground of outdoor activities. Hike through the Brecon Beacons, surf along the Gower Peninsula, or zip-line through the treetops in Betws-y-Coed for an adrenaline-fueled escape. The diverse landscapes offer everything from mountain biking to kayaking, ensuring that outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds will find their perfect adventure. 

The best part is you need look no further than our holiday parks for your outdoor fun, most of our Welsh parks have plenty of activities to wear you out, such as the Aerial Adventure at Hafan y Mor.

Welsh hospitality

Experience the warm welcome of the Welsh people. Engage with locals in charming villages, savour traditional Welsh cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. 

From lively markets to cosy pubs, every encounter becomes an opportunity to connect with the heart and soul of Wales as you explore the fantastic towns that divide the rolling hills.

Discover Haven breaks

Quay West self catering holidays

Quay West, South Wales

4 nights from £49
Kiln Park self catering holidays

Kiln Park, South Wales

4 nights from £49
Presthaven self catering holidays

Presthaven, North Wales

4 nights from £49
Penally Court self catering holidays

Penally Court, South Wales

4 nights from £69
Lydstep Beach self catering holidays

Lydstep Beach, South Wales

3 nights from £139
Greenacres self catering holidays

Greenacres, North Wales

4 nights from £49
Hafan Y Mor self catering holidays

Hafan y Môr, North Wales

4 nights from £49

Unique entertainment

Unique entertainment
When it's showtime the lights and modern LED screens bring the entertainment to life on the Marina stage

Wales hosts a vibrant calendar of events and festivals celebrating its traditions and contemporary culture. Plan your visit to coincide with events like the Eisteddfod, showcasing Welsh music and poetry, or the lively Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts. 

Immerse yourself in the creative spirit of Wales through music, literature, and artistic expression. What’s more, you can get your fill of Welsh entertainment on site at Haven in parks such as Greenacres that plays host to a range of acts at the modern Marina Bar and Stage entertainment venue. 

Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve

Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve

For stargazing enthusiasts, the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve offers unparalleled views of the night sky. Experience the magic of constellations and shooting stars in this designated area, perfect for a romantic evening under the stars. 

Alternatively, join an astronomy event to get educational with the kids or simply lay back and marvel at the celestial wonders that light up the miraculous Welsh nights.

Swimming opportunities

Swimming opportunities
Little ones will love a splash in our pool.

Wales is home to ample clean Blue Flag beaches and freshwater lakes of Wales, for those who like a natural swimming experience. But for those days when the sun won’t come out to play, take advantage of swimming opportunities in the heated pools of our holiday parks, ensuring both relaxation and fun for guests of all ages, in any weather. 

In particular Hafan y Mor Holiday Park is a great draw for our guests with its famed Splashaway Bay, a pool complex filled with a four-lane slide, water features and flumes. 

Literary legends

Wales has inspired some of the world's literary greats, including Dylan Thomas and Roald Dahl. Visit places like Laugharne, Thomas's writing shed, or the Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay to connect with the literary legacy of Wales. 

Explore the landscapes that fuelled the imagination of these renowned authors and delve into the pages of their timeless works. 

Welsh wildlife wonders

Welsh wildlife wonders

Explore the diverse wildlife of Wales, from charming choughs along the Pembrokeshire coast to the marine life of Cardigan Bay. Whether birdwatching or seal-spotting, Wales offers a chance to connect with its natural wonders. 

Discover nature reserves, embark on guided wildlife tours, and witness the captivating biodiversity that thrives in this scenic country. 

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Important information

New holiday homes from £33,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom Willerby Ellerton Extra holiday and includes siting, connections and standard accessories. 

From 12 July 2024 the holiday home price is reduced from £37,995 to £33,995 and will remain at this price until all available stock is sold. 

The holiday home price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.    

As at 12 July 2024 this price is available at Berwick, Burnham-on-Sea, Devon Cliffs, Doniford Bay, Hafan y Mor, Kent Coast, Lakeland, Marton Mere, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands and Weymouth Bay. 

Haven reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.   

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.   

Pre-owned holiday homes from £14,995 Holiday home price is based on a pre-owned holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.  

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.  

As at 12 July 2024, price is available at Blue Dolphin, Combe Haven, Caister, Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Golden Sands, Greenacres, Haggerston Castle, Skegness, The Orchards, Quay West and Wild Duck only until the stock has been sold. Haven reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them. 

New holiday homes from £29,995 – reduced from £33,995 

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom Willerby Ellerton Extra holiday and includes siting, connections and standard accessories. 

From 12 July 2024 the holiday home price is reduced from £37,995 to £29,995 until 31 August 2024 at which point it will revert to £33,995. At Far Grange the holiday home price point is reduced from £33,995 and will revert to this price on 31 August 2024. 

The holiday home price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.    

As at 12 July 2024 this price is available at – Blue Dolphin, Caister-on-Sea, Cleethorpes Beach, Come Haven, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Greenacres, Haggerston Castle, The Orchards, Quay West, and Wild Duck 

Haven reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.   

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.   

Pre-owned holiday homes from £19,995

Holiday home price is based on a Bronze Grade pre-owned holiday home 6 years or older and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale.  Subject to status and availability.   

As at 12 July 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Cala Gran, Church Farm, Cardigan View, Cleethorpes Beach, Craig Tara, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Orchards, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands, Seashore, Seaview, Skegness and Thornwick Bay.   

Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times. Park cannot be used as a permanent residence.  

Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL.  We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Site fees from as little as £150 a month with Let2offset at Lydstep Beach

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.    

“Site fees from as little as £150 a month with Let2offset” is available at Lydstep Beach. The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance. Offer is subject to availability. 

"Site fees from as little as £150 a month with Let2offset” is applicable to new customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior gradeholiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion. This offer is available at Lydstep Beach only and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade) for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Site fees from as little as £150 a month with Let2offset” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Lydstep Beach with a monthly site fee of £899.00 (includes purchasing discount of £29) and monthly letting income of £719.00. The monthly difference equates to £151 which will be charged to the owner's account monthly; to meet the site fee payment of £150 per month, an additional credit of £1 per month will be applied to the owner’s account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.     

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.    

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.  

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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