Written on: 23/08/2010 by markann11 (1 review written)
23/8/10. just back from 7 nights at havens primrose valley, i'm quite easy to please but the wife isn't so i booked a 2 bedroom prestige van,£700 for the week. some people complaining about check in times but with prestige van we were able to check in at 2.30, no queues , no fuss. our van was in eskdale, probably the furthest away you could get from the main complex, about a mile, 15-20 minute walk. we took the car so no problems there. the van was immaculate and well furnished, kitchen / diner with integrated appliances, en-suite bathroom, central heating, flat screen tv / dvd player etc.
the swimming pools and parks are free, but you have to pay for all other rides / activities etc. the prices are actually cheaper than we would pay when the travelling fair comes to town, (dodgems £2, twister £2, go carts £5 5 mins etc, some cash some via tokens you buy) so not extortionate as some people claim, i'm not flash with my cash but neither do i go on holiday to save money!
food on site nice enough, nothing flash but does the job,not too expensive, the on -site spar is not as overpriced as i was lead to believe, but if you are that concerned just take a 5 minute drive to filey, you will pass a herron store, selling branded goods at special offer prices.
tried a meal at the plough which we passed on the way in, but uinfortuanately it was rather dissapointing, mis -matched chairs, dirty tables etc, but huge plates of food, cheap and nearly cheeful, but not the best to be honest.
if you want to watch the entertainemnt in jester's bar i suggest you get there early (6pm) as we arrived 6.15 twice and couldn't get a seat, super busy with kids all over, but that's the idea isn't it?
plenty of places to visit locally, scarborough 15 mins, whitby 30 mins, filey 5 mins. peasholm park is beautiful, with naval warfare displays (google it!!) and of course you have to try fish and chips at the seafront.
overall i / we can't fault the place, clean, tidy, friendly staff,immaculate toilet areas and pool areas, good security. jam packed of activities, bars really busy at night times but it was peak time, the entertainment is pretty low brow but it is aimed at kids, standard holiday park style. i would reccomend this place to friends and i wouldn't be frightened to go back myself either.
yes , as reported before the whole place is geared up to make money at every oportunity but nobody forces you to spend it, and if you can't entertain your kids without throwing money at them , well i would suggest that's your downfall, not that of a holiday park...........