Skirlington Leisure Park, Near Hornsea

Date of stay: 19th to 22nd April

Skirlington Leisure Park

OK – I have to admit, this is not our usual choice of site, we are just not into organised sites with a whole load of statics, fish and chips and bingo.  But, when it comes to a wet weekend with a few grandchildren then this site proved to be a great choice.

It certainly has everything.  A well stocked shop, a fish and chip shop (excellent), two pubs, a swimming pool with gymnasium, sauna and steam room, an amusement arcade, a Sunday market and goodness knows how many touring and static pitches.  All with direct access to the beach (although we never made it due to the rain).

Two nights at £28 a night seems steep, but there was a great deal of value to be had.  Firstly, each pitch had hard standing and an awning area with its own electric, tap and waste.  Good electricity – we were running 2kw Alde heating plus microwave etc with no problem at all.  The kids went swimming three times in two days.

The pool was well supervised by two lifeguards at all times and certainly not overcrowded despite the weather.

The Sunday market which also comprises a car boot sale was surprisingly good and is open to the general public not just people on site.  I would say it is well worth a visit any time of the year for everything from buns to caravan accessories to smart furniture.  There were also excellent bargains on a wide range of items from sweets to toiletries.

So, not the weekend I had imagined when I thought we might get away to Northumberland to a quiet CL before the grandchildren became involved but I have o say I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the rain.    Highly recommended we give it 7/10 certainly in the off season.

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