You may remember a few weeks ago, I blogged about booking our £69.00 bargain break to Scotland in a caravan. Well we returned from our break on Friday and I thought I would blog about our trip.
Our break was to Auchenlarie Holiday Park which is in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. We had previously visited the park 5 years ago, and had a great time. Again this trip up to Scotland did not disappoint. I knew we had booked a standard caravan, which had 2 bedrooms and a fire in the living room. We took our trusty electric fire too for the bedrooms, as everyone knows Scotland can get quite chilly. The trip up took us 3 and a half hours, and we were glad to get there and check in.
I had asked for a caravan near to the complex, and I was really pleased with the location. I am always first to go and open the caravan, with the children hot on my heels. Now to be honest, at £69.00 I was not expecting much. But I was really surprised when I was met with a lovely, clean and spacious caravan complete with decking and sea and country views ! Plus we had an en-suite, and the icing on the cake was a third bedroom. No squabbling kids trying to get them to sleep.
The park is stunning, and as the caravans are on a hill, all vans have sea views and decking. It is a small family run site, with the majority of vans being owned. There is entertainment which we went to every night, which our daughter loved. And yep only my daughter could win a balloon like this ! Oh how we laughed trying to get it into the car the following day.
There is also a pool which has the most gorgeous sea views, small arcade area and a Bistro which served lovely meals. All in all Auchenlarie is perfect for us. As the children have got older, we prefer to go to more smaller and family run parks. There is also plenty to do out and about, and we visited a fantastic ice cream park, and also Laggan Outdoor Activities where my crazy family went down a HUGE zip wire. We are already planning on returning towards the end of August, and I am keeping my fingers crossed for another excellent bargain break !