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Family fun for less at Woodovis Park

21st July 2010 Print
Family camping holidays

Big isn’t always best and if you love the idea of a family camping holiday with lots of activities but want to avoid overrun campsites, karaoke and amusement arcades, head to Woodovis Park on Dartmoor in Devon where quality family fun costs less this summer.

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor on the Devon-Cornwall border in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a designated World Heritage Site, award-winning Woodovis Park is a tranquil haven with a wealth of activities on its doorstep and on-site facilities including an indoor swimming pool and spa. What’s more, a summer break will cost from just £12.50 per person per night staying in the new camping pod or one of the fully-equipped two bedroom luxury holiday homes, which sleep up to six.

Choose from the following to keep everyone entertained:
• Water walking and archery without having to get in the car
• Dartmoor adventures for free, from swimming wild to letterboxing
• A ‘wild’ day out at the Screech Owl Sanctuary and the Tamar Valley Donkey Park
• Affordable exploits from rock climbing to canoeing, ‘tree surfing’, horse riding and biking

Water walking and archery are offered on site weekly throughout the school holidays so you don’t even have to get in the car to get active. Walk the length of the onsite indoor swimming pool inside a giant see through beach ball or test your metal with the trained archery instructor. Water walking costs £5 per person and a one hour archery session costs £7.50 per person.

Dartmoor for Free - Dartmoor is not just about the landscape, the ponies, or the tors, the history or the heritage. It's about getting out there, experiencing new things. Top activities include cycling the Granite Way or the new Drake’s Trail and horse riding. More unusual and free pursuits include swimming wild and letterboxing...

Wild Swimming - Hailed in the Wild Swimming book as '...possibly the most magical wild swimming in Britain', the River Dart on Dartmoor couldn't be better recommended. The setting is a sheltered gorge through steep forests with natural pools and water slides. Bushwhack down from Mel Tor or follow the river up from Dartmeet. 'There's no better place to be swimming on a hot summer day!' (Wild Swimming).

Letterboxing is similar to a treasure hunt - navigation, walking, running or hiking on Dartmoor amidst breathtaking scenery whilst searching for letterboxes and the coveted stamps inside. There are thousands of letterboxes hidden across Dartmoor; under stones and in all sorts of nooks and crannies. They are found in waterproof containers, containing an ink pad, rubber stamp to mark your own book and a visitor book.

Other activities include:

‘Wild’ Days Out - Enjoy a wild day out with all manner of donkeys, rabbits, ducks, pigs, lambs and calves plus free donkey rides at the Tamar Valley Donkey Park or baby owls and a new meerkat family at the Screech Owl Sanctuary. Entry to the Donkey Park costs £24.50 for a family of four, entry to the Owl Sanctuary costs £25 for a family of four.

Affordable Exploits – The money you save on your accommodation can be spent on high adventure, from indoor rock climbing to horse riding, canoeing the River Tamar or ‘tree surfing’ by wire high up in the forest canopy. Prices from £9.50 per person for an indoor rock climbing session to £22 per person for a canoe trip with Canoe Tamar.

Pitch fees cost £16 during July and August plus £7 per person per night. Children under five camp for free. The new fully-insulated camping pod costs £50 per night and sleeps up to four people. A fully-equipped two bedroom luxury holiday home, sleeping up to six people, costs from £506 per week during the summer holidays.

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Family camping holidays