Monday, 16 October 2017

Haven Berwick Northumberland Review

Back in May, we went on a little mini-break to Haven Berwick caravan site in Northumberland, about an hour away from Newcastle. We were not going to have a holiday this year as we moved late last year and we knew we would not be able to afford a holiday so we booked a little UK min break instead. We booked about six weeks in advance on the Haven website and for a four-night mid-week break in an upgraded three bedroom deluxe caravan, it was only around £160 for the five of us. 

Haven Berwick entrance


We have never taken the little two on a caravan holiday before, in fact they had never even set foot in a caravan before so it was a huge adventure for them. I have such fond memories of spending my summers as a child at my grandparent's caravan which they had at Berwick and then at nearby Wooler when I was grown up, I loved staying in the caravan and I was hoping my children would love it as much as I did as a child. 

Berwick beach

Getting to Berwick is really easy you just follow the A1 and there is also a bus and train station just a ten-minute walk from the site. As we had a Deluxe caravan we could check in from 3pm, checking in was really quick and straightforward and we were soon on our way to our caravan. The caravan was spotlessly clean when we arrived and really spacious, it had a double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and toilet, a separate toilet, fully stocked kitchen area and a large lounge/ dining area with TV. All of the beds were made up on arrival and it was in a really nice quiet area, it was a five-minute stroll to the entertainment complex and you could see the sea from the lounge area. 

Twin bedroom in a Haven Deluxe caravan at Berwick Northumberland

We were soon off exploring the site and heading to the onsite Spar shop to stock up on some essentials for our stay. I always expect onsite shops to be really expensive but it was not the case at all, everything was around the same price as my local Spar shop and it was really handy for stocking up on milk and juice. It also had a gift shop at the back selling a range of Haven products and seaside essentials like buckets and spades and fishing nets. They also have an onsite pottery painting store, the onsite entertainment complex which has a fish and chip shop, amusements, Briggs of tweed bar/ restaurant, show bar, indoor and outdoor pool and small play park and sports area. 

Outdoor pool at Haven caravan park Berwick

The site is really well maintained too with little wooden sculptures dotted around and well-maintained lawns and flower beds. It really is a very family friendly caravan site. The thing I really liked about this caravan site is the location, it is right on the beach - although be warned you have to go down some very steep steps to get there.


It is also just a ten-minute walk into the historic market town of Berwick which is such a lovely place to visit, it is also close to Seahouses and Lindisfarne and not too far from Scotland and Edinburgh. It really is the ideal location for exploring the local area. 


On our first night we ordered a Lebanese takeaway and oh my gosh it was delicious! I highly recommend it if you visit (we found it on Just eat app and ordered the family box for around £20 and there was so much food the five of us could not eat it all). We visited the onsite fish & chip shop another night but I found this really expensive with very small portions and it was not very nice, I really would not recommend it. We also ate out in Berwick one night and we visited the onsite Briggs of Tweed another night which was typical pub food but it was good value and we also visited for breakfast. 

full english breakfast at Briggs of tweed Haven Berwick

We spent our day times going swimming in the mornings in the indoor pool which the children adored, it was just a small pool with a deep end, children end and a slide but it was ideal for young children. I enjoyed sitting in the bar with a coffee each morning catching up on emails (free wi-fi) whilst the other half and the children went swimming as I could watch them through the glass panel. 


Each afternoon we would go for an explore either to the beach, into Berwick or following the castle walls and coast to the local play park. Every evening we would head to the amusement where the children had great fun playing in the arcades on the 2p machines. 


We visited the show bar each evening for the mini disco and Sophia adored the Fun Stars and Seaside squad, especially Anxious the elephant while Jacob loved Rory the tiger. Each evening Sophia was first on the dance floor and first in the line to get her photos taken with the characters. She had the best time ever. 

Haven Berwick rory and greedy

We all really enjoyed the little break and the four days whizzed by so quickly. It was so nice to actually spend some quality time together as a family and Haven holidays are perfect for young children under 5. My children still ask to go back to the caravan now five months later as they enjoyed it that much. 

Before we went I was a little unsure if I would like a caravan holiday and it sounds awful to say this but I was a bit worried it would be full of rough families drinking and kids running wild. However it was not like that at all, it was a really nice, friendly site and I would go back one day. We are going to Majorca on holiday next year but I think we will also book another little Haven mini break too as we all had such a lovely time. 

Have you been on a Haven holiday before? 




44 comments:

  1. Great detailed review. I would never have considered a caravan holiday but after reading this I am converted. Sounds like a lovely break and a big hit with the kids!

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    1. Thank you Lisa, it was so much nicer than we expected it to be xx

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  2. I used to love caravan holidays as a kid and even owned my own for a while. For a £160 it looks like you got a bargain, the park looks immaculate!

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    1. We really did get a bargain, everything was immaculate we could not fault a thing x

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  3. Oh wow, that Haven site sounds lovely. And with both an indoor and outdoor pool too, that's ideal for all weathers. I'm glad you had a good break!

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    1. It really was a lovely site, it was in the perfect location x

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  4. I do love a holiday park and have had some wonderful stays at Haven this looks like a lovely spot!

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    1. It really was the ideal spot as it was near the coast, countryside and also not far from Edinburgh and Newcastle x

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  5. I can not remember the last time I went on a caravan holiday but I remember how fun it was. I am glad you guys enjoyed this visit to Berwick

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  6. Ah we used to love our Haven holidays and really liked the one at Berwick! I've got an almost identical picture of the one overlooking the beach - gorgeous! Not sure if we had fish and chips there but we definitely had a Papa Johns pizza - love them! We always went on the Sun £9.50 offers - you'd save yourself a fortune!

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    1. We have never booked via the sun, will have to check that out sometime. xx

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  7. This looks amazing!! I remember going to a havens when I was little and I loved it! I loved the rooms and the little shows. I really hope we can take our son one day as I think he will love it too.

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    1. I am sure he would, my little two had the best time x

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  8. I remember going to the Haven in Hastings when I was younger and it was so much fun. I like the sound of the Lebanese take out x

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    1. These type of breaks are perfect for kids x

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  9. We need to do something like this, Sophie would love it. How nice to be so close to the beach x

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    1. She really would, my little two had the best time x

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  10. My kids love the adventure of a caravan holiday, particularly if they have onsite entertainment. Looks like you have a great time

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    1. The entertainment is brilliant for kids xx

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  11. This site looks lovely, We have stayed with Haven many times in the past and we do really like the thought that goes into designing the parks.
    (hubby helping out)

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    1. It really was lovely, perfect for a family break x

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  12. Good to know it is well maintained. Looks amazing.

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    1. It was very well maintained, much nicer then I expected x

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  13. I have not been to Haven for over 15 years. This place look lovely. You got great weather too :)

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  14. Oh I've never heard of this place before but it looks lovely. A great place for the family indeed!

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  15. I am so jealous, take me with you. The grounds look lovely, the perfect family getaway.

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    1. It really was the perfect family mini break x

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  16. This is round the corner from where my mum use to live. My sister goes here every year still!

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    1. Oh I would love to live in Berwick, such a lovely town. xx

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  17. I love a Haven holiday! We just came back from their Sandy Shores park. Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

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  18. i love northumberland. This looks like a great resort for families

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    1. It is perfect for families, Northumberland is magical place x

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  19. Sounds like a nice place. I love the cute huts around the pool.

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    1. The beach huts look like they belong somewhere more exotic then a caravan park in the North don't they x

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  20. Ah sounds like a brill little trip away!! we stayed at haggerston a few years ago and loved all the places around for visits! The site you were at looks nicer than that one!

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    1. We went to Haggerston a few years ago and I liked Berwick best. I think because it is smaller and so close to the town xx

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  21. What a lovely trip away. It's nice to take some time away as a family. It looks like you all had a great time.

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  22. How lovely to be by the sea! I love Lebanese food too, so that's something I'd definitely try. I've never stayed with Haven, but we've done this kind of holiday in the Netherlands and France.

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    1. I would love to do it France, hopefully in a few years when my children will sit in a car that long xx

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