Last weekend we took a very well needed family break to Coghurst Hall Holiday Park, near Hastings.
It was perfect! Great facilities, a beautiful fishing lake and many family friendly East Sussex attractions close by.
We felt that a UK, self-catering style holiday was our safest option under the current circumstances and this holiday resort was a perfect choice.
Coghurst have excellent COVID-19 safety measures in place. They have a slightly later than normal check-in time of 4pm to allow for all the caravans and lodges to be deep cleaned. There are hand sanitiser stations and social distancing signs all around the park and the pool are offering 30 minute swimming sessions to manage visitors and to allow for cleaning in between.
The staff are really helpful and the lovely manager here arranged a special welcome for the girls in our caravan, after I explained this was our first break away since lockdown. Thank you Kristie!
The kids absolutely loved it. So much that they really didn’t want to go home and asked if we could stay longer.
What is there to do at this holiday park?
There is a lot here to keep your little ones busy. We loved walking by the lake and seeing all the wildlife. We also saw a big outdoor cinema screen showing Mary Poppins on our visit and Sky Sports playing in the bar with an outdoor seating area. This park is also pet friendly!
Other facilities include:
What places can you visit locally?
The park itself is located along a long country road, so there isn’t a lot you can walk to, however Hastings sea front is only about a 12 minute drive away and there are loads of great places to visit here. There is a fantastic aquarium, Hastings castle and crazy golf, with a great selection of shops and restaurants too.
The historic town of Rye is also close by (20 mins by car) with pretty cobbled streets, medieval houses and a castle dating back to the 14th century.
If you are looking for a sandy beach (Hastings is all pebbles), then head to Camber Sands (30 mins by car). This is a beautiful, family friendly beach, perfect for making sandcastles; however, don’t forget your windbreaker as this beach is notoriously windy!
What do I need to pack?
Linen, pillows & duvets are all provided for the beds, however due to the new COVID-19 safety regulations, the beds are not made up for you.
You will need to pack towels, toiletries and food supplies. There is a shop on site if you forget anything.
Some extras that we recommend packing are:
DVDs (our TV had a built in DVD player)
Chargers for all your electronic devices
BBQ (if the weather is nice)
Extra toilet roll
We also took our own antibacterial spray, just to be extra careful!
The Wifi was really good and we were able to connect lots of different devices. This was free during our stay; however I believe this was due to some of the facilities not being available. There is normally a fee, but free Wi-Fi can be found in the Clubhouse.
Would we go back?
We would definitely return to Coghurst Hall, because it was a great base for exploring East Sussex from and we still have lots on our to-do list. We have also made a list of some other Park Holidays resorts we would like to try around the country, so watch this space…!