Haggerston Castle Sensory Caravan

Sophia Ainsworth

Location

Haven Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Description

Our sensory friendly 8 berth, prestige caravan with enclosed decking is situated in the quieter Golf Village area of the park on a large corner pitch with its own parking space.

There is a small children’s play park close by and the Haggerston land train stops a few hundred yards away and takes you directly to the complex or anywhere else you need to be on the park. The golf course and mini golf area are also close by along with the Fairways Café which serves breakfast, lunch, and homemade cakes.

Our caravan is fully set up to be autism and sensory friendly and is complete with a sensory area and themed children’s bedrooms. The choice of  themes in the 2 twin rooms are Superheroes, Toy Story, Lion King. Dinosaurs and Peppa Pig

The caravan sleeps up to 8 people when using the sofa bed in the lounge. there are 2 twin bedrooms and a double room that benefits from a king-size bed.  the children’s rooms have sensory lighting, TV’s and retro games consoles. Our unique sensory space has sensory lighting, fidget and sensory toys, colour changing bubble wall, spinning egg chair and toys.

The main double bedroom is spacious with vanity area and mirror and is also ensuite.  The bed has been replaced with a king-size bed for added comfort.

The 2 twin rooms have sensory lighting, TV-DVD combi and retro games console which is pre loaded with over 300 games.

Children can choose the themes of their bedrooms which can help lessen the anxiety of being in a new bed/bedroom, Choose between: Toy Story, Superheroes, Lion King, Peppa pig or Dinosaurs.

There is a good sized kitchen stocked with all the cooking utensils you will need on your holiday, Tea, coffee, sugar, creamers, Dolce Gusto machine and pods and children’s plates and cutlery. We supply bread and milk for your arrival and there are sachets of condiments and butter to use if you wish.

Our Spectrum pack is also available for you to use complete with blackout blind to create a dark den in the bedrooms if required.

The large decked area is complete with outdoor furniture and sensory dome mirror.

Easter bookings – An egg hunt will be set up for arrival

Halloween bookings – the caravan will be decorated with family friendly decorations.

Christmas and New year – The caravan will be decorated with family friendly decorations.

Included in your stay

WIFI, full Sky TV, Xbox one, Retro games consoles, Disney+. Netflix, Amazon prime, tea, coffee, bread, milk, condiments, Dolce Gusto machine and pods, Toys and books, Cleaning supplies and our Specrtum Pack or sensory toys and resources including:

A selection of handheld fidget toys
Light projectors
Handheld mirrors
Sensory light toys
And a range of sensory tactile toys
Visual resource pack

Before and during your stay

We understand that preparing an autistic person for a holiday can be challenging. At Spectrum Holidays we are always looking for ways to make this process easier for our families. We design bespoke, personalised visual stories and countdown calendars for every person that would benefit from additional preparation for their holiday with us.

Inside the holiday homes you will also find a set of visuals to help support you while on holiday, there is also a “now, next, later” travel keyring to take out and about with you as well as some information about the local area.

More information

Once upon a time Haggerston castle was a large country estate, now it is a lovely holiday park set in wonderful woodland with elegant Italian gardens and a boating lake. The castle tower still stands and now features a rooftop bar!

This park is the perfect retreat and holiday for all the family with landscaped walkways, 9-hole golf course and heated indoor swimming pool.

The park recently underwent a multi-million-pound development of their garden atrium style complex which now houses an indoor soft play, amusement centre, the Live lounge, restaurant and new VR dungeon!

Activities on offer at Haggerston include: Segway’s, archery, aerial adventure course and Nature rockz area with ranger led activities. There is also horse riding and birds of prey centre on site too.

There is a mini market, laundrette and takeaways on site and supermarkets a short drive away in Berwick.

Local Amenities and the local area

Haggerston castle lies just a few minutes away from Spittal beach, Cocklawburn beach and many more. The sandy beaches of the Northumberland coast are a very popular place for families and a good place for spotting seals and dolphins!

Haggerston Castle is close to an array of castles; Alnwick castle, which is the largest inhabited castle in the Europe and is of course most famous for being a location used in the Harry Potter movies. They have lots of activities on throughout the year, as well as having, on the same site, the award-winning visitor attraction, Alnwick Gardens. With its beautiful 12 acres of magnificent gardens, tree house restaurant and stunning water features that children can play in, Alnwick Castle and Gardens is a fantastic day out.

Bamburgh castle, loved locally for its amazing history and beautiful views across the coast, as well as the famously haunted Chillingham castle are all close by and well worth a visit.

Holy island is just 6 miles away and accessed by a causeway is a hugely popular place to visit.

The Farne islands are beautiful and home to thousands of sea birds and puffins. Sightseeing boats to the islands leave from Seahouses harbour regularly.

Like all caravans, due to fire safety regulations the windows do not lock with a key. The front door uses a key lock from the outside and a turn button lock from the inside. The french doors use a turn button lock from the inside and can only be locked/unlocked from the inside. The windows double as a means of escape route so we are unable to add restrictors to doors or windows.

Haggerston Castle holiday park has lots of lakes of varying sizes on the grounds. Our caravan is sited on  Turnberry and there are no lakes in that area.

Berwick is a 15 minute drive away from the caravan site where you will find all the shops and amenities you need, including.

Asda – you can get shopping delivered directly to the caravan.

Tweedbank retail park houses an Argos, Farmfoods, Marks and Spencer food hall, Halfords, Homebase and Poundland.

The swan centre is  a local leisure centre with swimming pool and gym.

Berwick also has many restaurants and take away shops.

Christmas and New Year

Haven parks close for holiday makers on the first week of Nivember however. as private owners we are still able to welcome guetss to our caravan. The park is a lovely quiet place in the closed season and many owners decide to spend this time at theor vans enjoying the season togrether as a family. We can now offer yoiu the cahnve to spend Chrostmas and New Year on park too! The onsite facilities are limited with the shop and some take aways remaining ipen for Niovember, ASll faciloties including the shop will close in Decdenmber however Asda and Morrisons deliver direct to the vcaravm and their are shops and restaurantys close by as well as in Berwick itsself. The price for these breaks are:

Short breaks (3 or 4 nights) £150 (£170 for 2021) and 7 nights £250

Party packages

Celebtrating a birthday or anniversary? Add one of our Party packages on to yuor booking and choose from a range of foods and entertainment! We have teamed up with the fantastic Dreams on Moonbeams to bring you character visits direct to the caravan! There are so many characters and packages to choose from so please get in touch for more information. The cast of Dreams on Moonbeams all have lots of experience in working with adults and children with autism and additional needs and can create bespoke package just for you.

Things you may need to know

As with all caravans, the windows and doors also act as a means of escape in an emergency situation and therefore window restrictors or key locks are not able to be fitted, the doors lock with thumb turners from inside and the front door locks from the outside with a key. The park is a Haven site and can get busy and noisy in all areas of the park – our pitch is one of the quietest area of the park however we cannot guarantee the behaviour of the other guests around you. Haggerston castle has a land train which is used by all guests to navigate the park. There are stops located around the park and 1 is approx 30 yards from our caravan . The train may come past the caravan a few times a day but is not very loud. Security vans drive by regularly and will sometimes carry gas bottle refills which can clank when going over speed bumps.

Pricing

Our prices for 2020 and 2021 are as follows:

Off Peak
3 nights Friday to Monday £200
4 nights Monday to Friday £250
7 nights Monday or Friday check in £450

Peak (School Holidays)
3 nights Friday to Monday £300
4 nights Monday to Friday £350
7 nights Monday or Friday check in £600

PLEASE NOTE – Fun passes are not included in the price but can be purchased from reception on arrival.

Details

Prices start at: £100 per night

Availability

Calendars are currently being updated. Please contact us for booking information.