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February/22/2017

Gloria 20th Anniversary Golf Tournament

Plassey golf members enjoyed 7 days at the fantastic Gloria Golf Resort in Turkey. In addition to the superb hotel, fantastic food and immaculate golf courses there was plenty of memorable moments. Gary Freeth won his category on the final day and picked up a 7 day holiday for 2 people, a magnum of red wine and a beautiful trophy. Zara was presented with a special trophy for being the youngest participate at only 11yrs and also beating most of the ladies in her category. All in all everyone had a great time, so much so we will be organising another trip to Gloria Golf Resort in September.  

February/22/2017

2017 Golf Membership Deal

Join as a full 7 day golf member in March 2017 and receive 13 months membership for the price of 12 months. Please call our clubhouse on 01978 780020 or email sarahbrookshaw@btconnect.com for full details and a membership application form.

February/17/2017

The Most Picturesque Places to Visit in North Wales

North Wales is one of the most picturesque places in the UK, if not the world. We are lucky enough at Plassey, to have some of the most breath-taking spots within easy reach, making us a popular destination for caravan holidays in North Wales. In this article, we are going to round-up some of the most beautiful places you can visit when you stay with us.

 

The Lonely Tree at Llyn Padarn

Llyn Padarn is a circular walking route near Llanberis and offers stunning views of the Snowdonian Mountains. Accessible from here is the massive Vivian slate quarry which is now flooded. The whole walk will take you in view of some of the most beautiful scenery available, but the most photographed is a tree at one end of the lake.

 

Cwm Idwal in Ogwen Valley

Cwm Idwal is a really popular place for walkers, climbers and fishers as it is a valley stretching for 800 metres. Scooped out of the countryside by ice many thousands of years ago, it is a stunning example of a glacial valley. At most points in the valley, you can take in the mountain peaks and sharp ridges, and it is also home to the famous Idwal Slabs.

 

The Menai Bridge in Bangor

The Menai Bridge itself is a suspension bridge that was built to carry traffic between mainland Wales and the island of Anglesey. Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826 it actually holds the classification of being a Grade 1 Listed Building. So, why is this spot considered one of the most picturesque in Wales? Well, when looking at the Bridge from a distance you can see the beautiful Carneddau mountains of Snowdonia in the background, which are set off perfectly by the fast-flowing waters of the Menai Strait.

 

Llyn Elsi in Betws-Y-Coed

This small lake is surrounded by coniferous woodland and sits above the pretty town of Betws-Y-Coed in the Gwydir Forest. It serves as a reservoir providing water for the village and is also home to a collection of black-headed gulls. The woodland setting gives it an almost ethereal feel, especially on a still and calm day.

 

Abersoch Harbour

One of the most popular places to visit in Wales, Abersoch is home to not one but two beaches. The main beach is the most popular, and there are some spectacular views to be seen from here, but the less popular harbour beach is a more picturesque setting straddling the River Soch. When the tide is in it offers you a wonderful opportunity to take some fantastic pictures of the boats bobbing up and down.

 

Porthdinllaen

One of the best-kept secrets in Wales, this tiny coastal village is located near Morfa Nefyn on the Llyn Peninsula. With two miles of sweeping bays and spectacular views across to Yr Eifl and Snowdonia, it contains only 12 houses and the ever busy ‘Ty Coch’ Inn. Access is restricted to pedestrians only in an effort to retain the natural beauty of the place.

 

We hope this article has offered you some inspiration for places you can explore in this diverse and stunning region. If you wish to explore North Wales and enjoy one of the best caravan holidays in the area, then please give us a call on 01978 780 277 or send us an email to enquiries@plassey.com

February/16/2017

6 Reasons to Give Glamping a Go

Camping and caravanning have long been seen as a great way to enjoy some time away, but there is a newcomer to this area of holidaying – glamping. Glamping is the current buzzword in the camping world, as it offers a more luxurious take on classic outdoor accommodation and is a completely different experience to the sometimes damp and drizzly camping experience! As one of the leading North Wales holiday parks, offering both traditional camping and caravanning experiences and glamping experiences in the near future, we are excited to share some great reasons why you should consider glamping in 2017!

 

  1. You Will Stay Dry!

We haven’t finalised the designs for our glamping offering yet, but you can rest assured that we will go out of our way to make sure that you do not wake up in a puddle – whatever the weather! Glamping puts an end to open tent doors, holes in the structure and condensation, meaning you will stay warm and dry all night long.

 

  1. No Pitching Needed

Does anyone really enjoy pitching a tent? We’ve seen a fair few midnight peg hammering sessions and families trying to pitch tents in torrential rainstorms – and that is no fun for anyone! One of the joys of glamping is that everything is ready for you when you arrive, so you can just unpack straight away and get on with enjoying some family time.

 

  1. Great for All Ages

The older generation can be put off by the thought of having to spend a night or two under canvas, and this may mean that they don’t join you on your family camping get-togethers. However, glamping is a much more comfortable camping experience and far less physically demanding than classic camping, meaning the whole family can enjoy some time together in a beautiful setting.

 

  1. A Real Bed!

Forget lumpy floors, condensation on the ground, freezing nights and sleeping bags, when you are glamping you can enjoy a cosy night’s sleep in a warm and dry bed – like a home from home.

 

  1. Cosy Atmosphere

We don’t want to bash classic camping too much, after all, it is still one of the best ways to spend time together as a family in some of nature’s most beautiful surroundings and glamping is the same really, just with a touch of luxury attached – and who doesn’t like a touch of luxury?

 

  1. Weather-proof

A weekend in Wales wouldn’t be a weekend in Wales without a spot or two of rain now, would it? We love a bit of rain as it keeps our surroundings looking so green and lush. But damp toes are no fun for anyone, so when we put together out glamping area we will go out of our way to ensure that you stay warm and dry whenever the heaven opens!

 

Glamping is just one of the ways you can enjoy spending some time at Plassey, as we also offer tent, caravan and motorhome pitches in some of the most glorious scenery within the UK. To find out more about one of the leading North Wales holiday parks, please call us on 01978-780-277 or send us an email to enquiries@plassey.com

February/15/2017

Motorhomes Vs Caravans

As one of the leading touring sites in North Wales, Plassey is pleased to offer pitches for both caravans and motorhomes. Buying a caravan or a motorhome is a big investment, and it can be quite difficult to decide which is best for you. So, we have pulled together a little information to make things a little clearer for you.

Caravans are homes on wheels that are detachable from your car but do require a little bit of driving skill behind the wheel. The fact they are detachable from your car means that this gives you more freedom to go out and about exploring in the local area once you have set the caravan on site. Caravans are also getting more and more sophisticated interior wise meaning they are now more comfortable and packed full of mod cons than ever.

Motorhomes, on the other hand, are similarly equipped to caravans and easier to drive but don’t allow you as much flexibility for travelling around once you are set up on site. There is sometimes a bit of confusion as to what a motorhome is as compared to a camper van – camper vans (such as the classic VW model) are vans which have been adapted to provide accommodation whereas motorhomes are purpose built vehicles.

One of the main considerations which may affect whether you decide to go for a motorhome or caravan is cost. Caravans typically cost around £19,000 to buy new whereas a motorhome can cost upwards of £45,000. However, you need to weigh depreciation against this as although caravans cost less to start with they tend to depreciate more quickly than motor homes. One plus point for caravans though is that you do not need MOT, Insurance or road tax for them as you do for a motorhome.

Your decision may also be based on the type of touring you choose to do. So, for example, if you like to move around a lot – spending one night here, then moving on for a night, then spending two nights somewhere else, a motorhome may be a more practical choice for you. Whereas if you want to stay in the same spot for a fortnight, a caravan may work out to be more suitable.  Your decision may also be affected by whether you want to tow a caravan and are not put off by the thought of reversing and coupling and uncoupling at the end of your journey.

Whatever your decision, the pitches we offer at Plassey are suitable for caravans, motorhomes and tents and are available and we offer both Standard and Deluxe pitches. On a standard pitch, your caravan, motorhome or tent is supplied with a 16amp electricity hook up. Our deluxe pitches are only suitable for caravans or motorhomes and come equipped with 16amp electric, lighting, water and wastewater facilities, as well as full Digital TV and Sky Connectivity.

For more information about our facilities on site, or to place a booking, please call us on 01978 780 277 or email us at enquiries@plassey.com

February/9/2017

Get Outdoors More in 2017

The New Year is here, and it is time to make some resolutions and commit to them! As one of the leading holiday parks North Wales, we love the great outdoors and are lucky to be surrounded by some of nature’s most beautiful scenery. We would, therefore, like to encourage you to make some resolutions that are outdoor related. Research has shown that only about 12 to 20% of resolutions are actually kept, so here are our suggestions for some easily achievable ones:

 

Take a Break & Leave Your Phone Behind

Even if you can only manage 15 minutes a day, get outside and leave your phone behind. Give your brain a break, take in some fresh air and get your blood pumping. Leaving your phone at home allows you to focus more on your surroundings, and can even enable you to come up with some new ways to look at things.

 

Take a Hike

There is nothing more rejuvenating for your brain and body than taking in nature’s natural beauty and seeing the world through your own eyes and not second hand through your computer. Get rid of all the distractions, head out with your caravan and experience nature at its finest. Take a walk under the stars, paddle about in a pond, and lose some of your holiday pounds by taking a hike.

 

Learn to Use a Compass

Not much else to say about this except that you should leave your electronic GPS behind, and go back to basics to get your brain working.

 

Draw on Experience

If you want to try something really new and adventurous or even if you are a seasoned traveller, why not hire someone to teach you something that would otherwise take you months to pick up? A fishing instructor can teach you the correct technique, for example, whereas a hiking guide can show you paths you would never otherwise have found. If you are not convinced you could be taught anything then think about the world’s best athletes – they still have coaches, don’t they? Everyone can learn something!

 

Volunteer

There are loads of organisations out there dedicated to looking after our natural spaces so why not lend a hand? Whether it be assisting in a wildlife rehabilitation programme, volunteering as a guide, or starting a petition to save a piece of land in your city – there are a million and one ways that you can get involved.

 

These are just a few suggestions of ways you can get outdoors more this year and have a more fulfilling 2017.

For more information on our holiday park and booking enquiries, please call us on 01978 780 277 or drop us an email to enquiries@plassey.com

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