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5th August 2015 | Park News, Regional News, UK Holidays

6 Reasons White Acres Is My No. 1

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Cornwall, having recently joined Parkdean’s marketing team it was my very first park visit, and I hate to admit it but at the grand old age of 33 it was also my first experience of the Cornish way of life.

I stayed at White Acres Holiday Park, near Newquay and I don’t know what excited me more, being in Cornwall or staying on park.  I’d seen the brochure pictures and watched the park’s online videos so was dying to get involved with the whole experience!

So here are my top six reasons to make White Acres your number one this summer:

1. The Scenery

My first impression of Cornwall was how amazingly diverse it was, I passed stretches of wonderful coastlines and lush green areas of countryside on my way to White Acres, those views alone are enough of a reason to come visit.

I was blown away by the fantastic scenery in and around the park; White Acres is set in 184 beautiful acres of Cornish countryside and has 13 tranquil lakes. With the sun sparkling on the gentle ripples of the lakes, reeds swaying softly in a slight breeze and ducks bobbing up and down happily dabbling away, it felt like jumping into the most picturesque of postcards.3

2. The Accommodation

I had the pleasure of staying in a lake view timber Penrose Lodge. It was spacious, comfortable and had every amenity I needed for my stay, but the best thing of all was this view!


Just imagine sipping on your morning cuppa or enjoying a cold glass wine of an evening on the veranda with your friends and family, lapping up the quiet relaxing atmosphere, Bliss!

3. The Fishing!

Having secured my fishing permit and licence I was excited to join the anglers and have a go at fishing, with this being my first encounter I decided to take part in a junior angling tuition session.

After an hour it was evident that I didn’t have the raw talent to become a champion fisher woman, I did however have a great time learning how to bait a hook, use a rod, cast off and reel them in!91

4. The Beach

I took a little trip to the seaside for the day, which I have to admit was nothing but a treat for me. Holywell Bay was where I found myself, only 15 minutes’ drive from the park and it was a far cry from the British seaside I was expecting, Holywell’s golden beach and bluer than blue skies had me lost for words, I felt like I was abroad!


Lifeguards patrol this sandy stretch of beach making it all the more family friendly, and there’s loads for the whole  family to do, from surfing schools, kayak tuition, sand castle building and a handful of caves to explore, you won’t be disappointed if you choose Holywell for your seaside day out. Even better, we have another holiday park with a fab outdoor pool just a 10 minute stroll from this beach.








Top tip: Bring your entertainment passes along and you can use the outdoor pool at Holywell Bay Holiday Park for free!


5. The Food

Being a bit of a foodie I had to sample a Cornish cream tea during my stay, all in the line of duty of course! I called into the quaintest tea shop in the town of Holywell and plumped for a very ”British” cream and jam scone which didn’t disappoint, fully living up to its reputation!

Back on the park, Polkerris Bar & Grill never failed to deliver, my personal favourite was the gourmet Stack it Your Way burger, I’d highly recommend the grilled chicken Reggae Reggae stack, delicious!

I did also manage to squeeze in a dessert of Bannoffee waffles, not to be missed; they’re just as yummy as they look!6

6. The Facilities

I spent a full day enjoying the activities and facilities on park; playing crazy golf, embarking on an adventure aboard the kids’ pirate ship in the play park, splashing around in the pool, getting competitive in the arcade zone, I even managed to squeeze in a quick visit to the on park gym (mainly to help work of the delicious bannoffee waffles!) before rolling up my sleeves for a master class in pizza making and topping it all off with smashing evening entertainment from the Parkdean Troupers.


I’ve worked in the travel industry on and off now since I was 19 mainly in Europe, and I honestly thought that England didn’t possess the same magical beauty as some other countries I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing , but I have to admit I was wrong, I was so wrong . Cornwall certainly holds just as much beauty as our European neighbours.


So, if you fancy a Cornish getaway why not take a look at one of our 8 Cornish parks they all have a different experience waiting for you.


I was so captivated by the place that I’ve booked my very own 7 night staycation for 2016!


Written by: Simone Bryce, Marketing Assistant (and UK holiday convert!)


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