Summer Evening at Rockley Park

The summer is beautiful here at Rockley Park.

The kids can play. The adults can relax with a cold one. There is a great holiday vibe.

We even had the chance to pop up there and enjoy some time ourselves this week.

You can have a look for you in the short video we shot below.

And to think we didn’t even get a chance to hit the beach…!

Rockley Park New For 2017

Rockley Park New For 2017

So the good people at Haven thankfully invest some of their money each winter improving Rockley Park.  Some of the work you’d not realise, but some of it has a greater impact for both owners and holiday makers alike.

For 2017 there has been investment in the lighting and improving the paths around the site, as well as improvements to the Live Lounge – which not only has had infrastructure improvements but also can look forward to a completely new entertainments team for the coming season.

Think less cabaret and more theatre – we’ve not sampled it yet but will record and report back when we do!

We have taken a sneaky peek inside the Live Lounge to get a feel for the change of stage.    You can have a look too here.

 

We’ve also had a snoop around the Mash and Barrel bar and restaurant.  That was refurbished last year with new tables and chairs, new carpets, a new menu and a new feel.    Have a look here.

Long may the investments continue into what is a wonderful holiday park for all the family.   It’s no wonder we love it!

Holiday Prize Draw Winner Announced!

If you entered our competition to win a week’s holiday at Rockley Park staying in our beautiful holiday home then listen up!

We’ve made the first draw and announced our first winner… as well as some unannounced runners up too for good measure!

If you didn’t win this time then don’t worry – we’ll keep your name in the hat for the 2018 draw!

See it all here –

PS – If you want to book The Rockley Retreat for your family holiday for this year then you need to be quick! Much of the summer weeks have already been booked. Email the dates you want to therockleyretreat@gmail.com :)

Go Ape Moors Valley

So for the first time this week we went crazy at Go Ape Moors Valley; just half an hour or so from Rockley Park, located within Moors Valley Country Park.

According to Go Ape, their “leafy hideout at Moors Valley Country Park is famous for its adventurous woodland play and cycling trails. Our Dorset adventure not only boasts a double Tarzan Swing it also features a Skateboard Zip for visitors to jump onboard. Go Ape Forest Segway and Tree Top Junior are also available for all to enjoy!”

So we decided to take along the GoPro and film our adventures.

Our full Go Ape review can be seen below, and we also did a shorter edit with just the zip wires – the most fun part in our eyes!

A Walk Around Ham Common Poole – Next To Rockley Park

A beautiful area to discover and enjoy when visiting Rockley Park is Ham Common.

Right next to Rockley Park (and only a 2 minute stroll from The Rockley Retreat) there are many trails to discover by foot or by bike which lead to both a beautiful beach (complete with ice cream van, of course!) as well as the beautiful hidden lake!

Only the brave need to go into the water!

Enjoy!

Poole Restaurant Reviews – Lake Yard Club

So we thought we’d do something a little new on the website and begin to review some of the local restaurants. Especially the dog friendly ones!

We started with the Lake Yard Club as it’s only a short walk from Rockley Park.

The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for a spot of lunch.

Enjoy!

You can contact Lake Yard Club for reservations on 01202 676953 or check out their website and menus by clicking here.

We Found a Hidden Secret Lake at Rockley Park

So imagine our surprise and delight when we walking our dog around the beautiful nature reserve at Ham Common next to Rockley Park and we stumbled across an oasis.

Well, maybe oasis is generous, but we were shocked as the bushes opened up and we were treated to a vast secret lake we never knew even existed!

Thankfully, we can our camera with us so we can share it with you.

It’s really quite beautiful, especially on a sunny day.

Have you found it for yourself?