Saturday, 22 July 2017

Our Stay in the Safari Lodge Tent Waterside Holiday Park

We were invited to review the Waterside Holiday Park & Spa  Exclusive Safari Lodge Tent in Weymouth.  The accommodation is stunning, set further away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday park in landscaped gardens. 


Each Safari Lodge Tent is very spacious, plenty of room for a family to unwind after a busy day onsite or visiting one of the many attractions in the area.  We also appreciated having private parking right by our tent.  I am not a huge fan of dropping your car off in a main car park, it’s much more convenient having it nearby.


Do watch my video below for a tour around our luxurious accommodation, so you can see for yourself just how incredible it really was, sorry my voice is quite low in parts, I had put the boys to bed then and wanted the little monkeys to stay asleep!!!



The biggest highlight was having our own hot tub, it was such an indulgence and the warm water helped us relax after cramming so much into each day.  


The accommodation also had powerful showers with ample hot water, perfect to ease aching muscles from all our walking!  

The accommodation was pristine, everything looked new and modern.  It was very well equipped with PS4 (but remember to bring your own games, I don't know if you can hire games on site it would be a nice idea to add it as an option if not, although you might find yourself far too busy for screens anyway!), wine cooler, dishwasher and the gas “wood burner” stove.  Glamping has never been so good, I really didn’t want to leave when our two nights ended.

I liked the thoughtful extra of a few family games included, a pack of cards, Jenga and Monopoly.  


It was very much appreciated in case the weather had turned, as it was we had clear skies for the duration of our stay and spent much of our time in the accommodation making the most of the hot tub.

Weymouth is a fantastic destination, it was our very first visit but already we have fallen in love with the area.  


We managed to do so much, we saw sand sculptures, climbed up Portland lighthouse, had a ride in a rowing boat across the picturesque harbour, walked around a fort and saw otters, penguins and turtles at the local Sea Life Centre.





We also made the most of the facilities onsite, yes, we don’t holiday by halves we fill every waking moment and Waterside Holiday Park & Spa is the place to do it.  There is never a dull moment here.  My eldest especially liked the outdoor gym, it had a fantastic view of the sea.  


There was also a football pitch and volley ball net for those feeling sporty!  

Both the boys enjoyed the arcade and collecting tokens.  They exchanged these for some sweets which pleased them no end, £1 can go a long way when you trade it for 2p’s.

Waterside pool was first-rate, a winning combination of slides, a kid’s area and an outdoor heated pool.  The water temperature is just right too.  It does get quite busy so I would try and arrive as soon as it opens (9am).  

The outdoor park was a decent size, lots of space for children to climb and explore. 


With wooden trains and boats to set off on an adventure!


There was also an indoor soft play, which the boys liked testing out.

We ate in the Waterside Restaurant one night and everyone enjoyed their meals.  The menu was extensive and it was nice having access to the salad bar whilst we waited for our dinner.  We made use of our 10% off food and drink discount card that comes with gold level accommodation, so that was a welcome bonus!

Afterwards we peeked in the Waterside Venue were the children’s entertainment had started, it looked like the staff member running it had completely captured the children’s attention and they all seemed to be having fun!  We didn’t manage to fit in much else in the way of the evening entertainment, I probably would have liked the stand-up comedian but didn’t want to miss out on hot tub time!  It's hard when your accommodation is so fabulous you don't want to miss spending time in it.

The site was very clean and the staff we spoke to were all very friendly, check-in was fast and efficient.  I liked the security on site, always checking passes, making sure those using the facilities were actual residents.  But the security staff had a very welcoming manner, always smiling and greeting some of the younger children by name.

I have no reservations recommending the Safari Lodge Tents to anyone.  Staying here might be a little bit more expensive than some locations we have holidayed at before but you get a premium quality stay that is well worth the money spent.  We left with wonderful memories.

To book your own holiday check out the Waterside Holiday Park website.

4 comments:

  1. Wow this looks brilliant! I think as our time off together is so limited you have to make the most of it with treats like this. Will be checking it out! x

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  2. This really sounds lovely for a family - the view from the outdoor gym sounds lovely and I know my son would have loved the arcade too (and we'd all have liked the hot tub). Plus, I totally agree about being able to park by the accommodation!

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  3. I love a holiday park and Weymouth looks really nice! Love a heated outdoor pool too x

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  4. This looks like such a great place to visit. Love the park and the accommodation x

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