Our holiday at Parkdean October 2017 Day 1.

Ryan’s family love to take a break down Newquay, in fact, they take the chance to pop down at every given moment. Why wouldn’t you? It is such a beautiful place.

We stay at White Acres holiday park which is run by Parkdean. What makes White Acres so special is the fact that there are numerous lakes scattered around the park. With both Ryan and his father keen anglers, this place is equivalent to heaven for them.

It is also brilliant for us too because White Acres is situated not far from Newquay beach, Truro, Charlestown and also big supermarkets and pubs. There really is something for everyone here!


 Saturday 14th October

The alarm wakes us up at 7.30am! Usually we are woken up way before then by a little monkey jumping on our heads. Turns out all the antics of the day before has left her extremely tired and of all the days to choose a lay in she chose today! Ryan had these high hopes of being on the road by 8.30am and somehow I just couldn’t see that happening – I still had a few bits that I needed to pack too… oops!

Both of us were running around like headless chickens. We decided to leave Shaniah asleep as it would make the last-minute pack just that little bit more bearable.

Just as 8.15am hit the clocks we were all in the car, Ryan was grumpy and I wasn’t in the happiest of moods as in order to see Ryan’s hopes of being on the road by 8.30am through I had to forfeit my bloody breakfast! Who does that to someone?

The journey down was super straight forward, not much traffic but then again I doubt anyone was as stupid as us to be setting off anywhere so early!

Less than 4 hours later we arrived in Newquay. However, first stop was McDonald’s as we were all getting a little bit Hangry by now. I only recently found out that McDonald’s do a chicken nugget meal for adults…Where have I been? Everyone knows that McNuggets are the best things since sliced bread and that is now my go to meal at the golden arches!

With our stomachs full to the brim we decided to head to camp and catch up with Ryan’s parents.

Although we come here numerous times a year this time first impressions weren’t all that. We had to wait until 4pm to get into our lodge which we could understand during peak season but there weren’t many people there.

When we finally got the keys we drove down to our lodge Shaniah sat on Ryan’s lap and helped him drive.

Shaniah sat on ryans lap driving the car

Once we arrived at our lodge, we weren’t impressed by the state of it. On the outside there was a lot of sawdust like someone had been doing something to the windows, There were also tin lids scattered across the front.

Sawdust and tin lids on the floor

Once we got inside, our opinions didn’t improve. The sofa was so far gone you may as well have been sitting on the floor. The carpets were all ripped up and the tap in the bathroom span on a 360°!

Parkdean Masters was taking place down on one of the lakes where the winner would win £25,000! We couldn’t help but take a trip down to check it out.

Parkdean fishing masters

Back at base we decided that tonight’s dinner was going to be chinese, a meal which went down perfectly with every single one of us!

It wasn’t long until the little ones were in bed and then we spent the evening catching up on the TV!

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