Rockley Park Beach Spring 2018

Rockley Park Beach is one of the highlights for our family at Rockley Park.

In fact, it most probably is for all families!

So close and convenient and will lots packed in to a small space.

We especially like it out of season, when it’s quiet, so that the dog can happily go bonkers without a care in the world.

Here it is in Spring 2018, before the sun and crowds come…

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 :)

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!

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?

The Beach At Rockley Park

The beach at Rockley Park remains one of our favourite activities when we come to visit.

The sandy beach, the adventure play area for the children, the new coffee (and cake!) hut and of course plenty of watersports available for kids of all ages!

We shot a new and updated video so you can see what to expect when you stay at Rockley Park.

Our Caravan For Rent At Rockley Park

We’ve recorded this short video to give you a guided tour around our caravan for rent at Rockley Park in Poole.

She’s a Swift Moselle and we love her!

With 3 bedrooms she can sleep 8 in comfort and is a real home from home.   She has an open plan living arrangement with two comfy sofas and a table which seats 6.

The kids will stay entertained with the iPod dock, board games and of course the Xbox.

Rockley Park itself has so much to do, and our caravan is located in one of the best areas, Purbeck View.   You’re only a two minute stroll away from the main entertainment areas and the nature reserve.   Close enough to enjoy the entertainment area but not so close that you can hear it!

If you’re looking for a caravan for rent in Poole then why not check out The Rockley Retreat?

You can check her availability here.

Dog Friendly Caravan Makes A New Chum

As a dog friendly caravan we get to make lots of new friends here at The Rockley Retreat.

And it is easy to see why; as a dog owner Rockley Park is a dream. There is plenty to do and so many walks locally as well as further afield.

Great for stretching all four legs!

Vinnie the French bulldog came to stay recently and this is what happened on a day trip to Lyme Regis.

Well, even dogs love the seaside!