The five nights we spent in Bournemouth and Christchurch were really wonderful.
The best thing about the Christchurch leg of the holiday was the relaxing aspect. All four of us were able to relax and enjoy each other’s company without everyday distractions, like doing chores, or working!
We stayed at a caravan park called Meadowbank Holiday Park
The park is a high quality caravan park, I stumbled upon their website when looking for attraction ideas on the visit Dorset website. They had some great special offers on, and so I called them and spoke to a very helpful lady who offered me a five night break, with a free upgrade and travel cot for a great price!
Their website states ‘Grove Farm Meadow is a visit England five-star and AA five pennant park. The park is beautifully landscaped and planted with an abundance of flowers, providing a peaceful and relaxing environment to compliment its stunning riverside location’ It really is lovely. So tranquil. I am a people-watcher type, and I like nothing more than rushing about and being busy, but I found this place so relaxing! Having two young babies we knew we would be heading for bed early, so after days out we walked around the grounds, ate and then relaxed in the caravan with a glass of wine or beer. It was bliss!
The site does not have a club or bar and operates a no pets policy (which suited us as Dave is allergic to most animal hair!) and this meant that there was no noise, hence the relaxation! There is, however a games room and a shop and launderette. I’d arranged for a Tesco delivery to the park on our arrival too, which took away any stresses of finding a shop etc. We only packed clothes and toys, so we had nappies, toiletries and food delivered, it meant more room in the car, which was a godsend! (We have a VW Golf, but once we had the double pram, Carrycot, Bumbo and readybed in there wasn’t much room for anything else!)
The caravan was spotless. Absolutely immaculate! I could not believe quite how clean it was! We stayed in a silver caravan, with two bedrooms and it more than suited our needs. (There was plenty of room for out Gruffalo readybed and inflatable duck bath too!)
We were based by the river, and the Children’s play area. When we arrived the new playhouse was being built, by our second night it was finished and painted much to Gabriel’s delight! What a lovely addition to a great play area. We spent a lot of time on the swings, slide and see-saw!
There are a lot of picnic tables in the vicinity for guests to use also, which is nice for a riverside picnic or BBQ.
The park is situated in Christchurch and is about a ten minute drive to Bournemouth. We visited both during our stay. We also visited Peppa Pig World, which took approximately thirty minutes to reach. So it’s a great location!
Our visit to Christchurch happened to coincide with their local gala. It was great, we walked around the very pretty town where the food festival was being held, and then headed over to the show fields, where we walked round looking at the stalls and then had a small Pimms and glass of champagne by the quayside. It’s a very sweet town! Their play area was amazing, with an outdoor wet-play area for the Summer months. Gabriel loved it!
Our visit to Bournemouth was nice. The weather wasn’t so kind to us but we managed to get on the beach, and walk around the town. We were very impressed with the local amenities offering baby changing facilities within the Men’s toilets. It’s something you rarely see up North, and that must change!
We shopped mostly! We bought some new clothes for everyone (and shoes) and had some pizza for lunch. The weather picked up in the afternoon, so we had a nice walk in the park and on the sea front.
We will most definitely be returning! Thank you for such a relaxing holiday Meadowbank Holidays
Love from The Crowtherclan x