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September/26/2017

Spooky Night Golf Event & Disco

Our annual Charity Night Golf Event & Disco will be held on Friday 20th October from 7pm. With a spooky Halloween fancy dress theme, this years Night Golf Competition is now fully booked, however tickets at £5pp are still available from Haybank Clubhouse for the Halloween themed disco & curry (American Werewolf Hotdogs for the kids). All welcome to come and join in the fun for a worthy cause, which this year is Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 

September/22/2017

Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Plassey Holiday Park will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday 28th October with fun spooky activities for the kids which this year includes:-

*Kids Halloween Crafts
*Freaky face-Painting & Horrid Hair
Carve a Pumpkin Competition
Kids (Under 12s) Halloween Disco & Games
Haunted Train Trail Rides (For 5 – 12yrs & accompanying adults)
Voodoo Magician
Freaky Food Menu

September/21/2017

Plassey Golf Club – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Plassey Golf club celebrated their 25th Anniversary on Saturday 9th September with a spectacular Silver Celebration Gala. Entertained throughout the evening with the Lambert Singers on the first tee followed in the celebration marquee by Lorna Adams our surprise singing waitress and then later in the evening guests enjoyed a casino & disco. A truly magical night to remember, thank you to all our guests for sharing our special milestone. 

September/19/2017

Family Activities You Can Enjoy During Caravan Holidays in North Wales

We know from experience that families love caravan holidays in North Wales – they can take place at any point during the year and can be quite cost effective. Plassey has great transport links and so is easily reachable from the whole of the UK, so it is the perfect place for getting away with the family for the weekend – but you may be worried about keeping your family entertained when you get here. Here are some ways you can entertain the family outdoors:

Cooking

Everybody needs to eat so why not make it a focal point of the day by getting the whole family cooking outside? Grab a disposable BBQ and get adventurous. Get the kids involved by having them help you shop for and prepare the ingredients for a tasty meal. Our onsite mini mart has lots of local ingredients to choose from or perhaps you could cook some of the fish you caught in our ponds?  After a fabulous day enjoying the fresh air together, there is nothing better than a fabulous home cooked meal.

Hiking

There are lots of hills, mountains and forests nearby Plassey for you to explore at your leisure. On site, as well we have two miles of nature trails which include dog-friendly access gateways. Have some fun together in the morning getting together things for a picnic, and then enjoy your stroll outdoors amongst the local wildlife.

Fishing

This classic activity can be fun for the whole family, but you will need a little bit of patience! At Plassey, we have five free of charge course fishing ponds located a ten-minute walk from the site. Fishing rods are available to hire, and we sell bait on site, but you will need a fishing licence (which is available from your local post office or online). Our ponds are stocked a mixture of Carp, Tench, Roach and Perch and are set in a tranquil setting which will help you to appreciate nature at its best.

Scavenger Hunt

If you have young kids with you, why not entertain them with a scavenger hunt around the site? Make a list of things that can be found on the site, such as pine cones, leaves and tree bark and then wonder around with them to find the things on your list. Or why not prepare something before you come by printing off some pictures and then asking them to locate the thing that matches the image?

Stargazing

Most people are curious about the night sky, whatever their age. A trip to Plassey Holiday Park is a great way to get them involved in the wonders of the cosmos. Ask your kids to draw the sky or write a story about the moon – they will love the opportunity to stay up late!

There are lots of other activities on site to keep the family entertained, such as the Welsh Castle themed adventure play park and an indoor heated swimming pool. To book your superb caravan holiday in North Wales, please call us on 01978 780 277 or email us at enquiries@plassey.com

September/18/2017

A North Wales Caravan Parks Guide to Walking up Snowdon

At Plassey, we are lucky enough to be situated about an hour and a half drive away from Pen-Y-Pass – one of the most popular spots for people to begin their walk-up Snowdon.  As one of the most popular North Wales Caravan Parks, we have had many people staying with us who have done the walk-up Snowdon – in blazing sunshine, in snow and more often than not in the chilly welsh drizzle.

We have done the walk ourselves many times, and so we know it can be done when you are as prepared or unprepared as you like. Some people do it in jeans and converse with nothing more than a bottle of water in their back pocket, while others do it in the latest hi-tech clothing with a backpack full of supplies. While it is entirely up to you how you do it, we would recommend something in the middle. You don’t need a lot of equipment as it is not Everest at the end of the day, but it is a bit more strenuous than a stroll in the park so you should be a little bit prepared.

So, here is our guide to what to wear when walking up Snowdon:

Clothing

Base layers – The weather is usually quite chilly around the area, so we would suggest starting with a regular vest and then add on a long sleeved thermal top. You could also put a sweatshirt over this, bearing in mind that you will probably whip the sweat-shirt off quite quickly but it is worth having for when you are warming up at the bottom and at the top when you stop for a rest.

On Your Legs – Sports leggings are the best bet as they are not only comfortable but flexible too. You can wear normal cotton leggings if you prefer, but these tend not to be warm and won’t dry as quickly when it rains. Waterproof trousers are also a good idea as you can slip them on and off as you need – as the weather in Wales is quite changeable.

Hats and Gloves – In the cooler months any hats and gloves will do, but in winter you would probably be better off going for some ski gloves to make sure your hands are warm.

Shoes

One piece of clothing you should invest in to walk up Snowdon, it’s a pair of good shoes. Wearing unsuitable shoes means you are likely to get a blister halfway up, and this will ruin the hike for you. A lot of people find hiking boots too heavy although they may be the best idea for those who have ankle or knee problems as they need the extra support. If you prefer something a bit more lightweight then try a pair of sports walking shoes which give you the grip you need for the slippy and steep surfaces

Backpack

Bearing in mind, you will probably be up and down Snowdon in less than five hours; you can leave the huge backpacks at home. In your backpack should be about a litre of water, some sun cream (you might need it!), blister plasters, some high-energy snacks to keep you going, your phone and some painkillers (from personal experience our knees usually start to hurt on the way down).

If you do fancy walking up Snowdon, then why not book your caravan or motor home in at Plassey, so that you can relax in comfort afterwards? Call us today on 01978 780 277 or email us on enquiries@plassey.com

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