Last October, we got a chance to take a break from our daily routine and enjoy a holiday at Reighton Sands Holiday Park in Filey, thanks to Maryam, our Family Worker at SYC. Not only did the place look massive but the staff were all so welcoming. The kids got frisbees and sweets on arrival and the caravan, which was our home for the next three days, was standard but had a really modern look.
On the very first evening, we went to the arcades and it felt so nice to see the kids having fun. We won loads of tickets in the arcade and then had fish and chips. Tea was nice but a bit over-priced – we didn't get much for the kids meals but we were fed and ready for the arcade again.
Our second day began with exploring the pool side in the morning. Zach loved it and didn't want to come out of it. The pool was very basic with no slides but it's great for little kids as it is not very deep. Afterwards we had dinner at McDonald’s in Scarborough which was about a 14-mile round trip so it’s good if you have a car.
We then went on a free beach bus ride, which collects passengers from a bus stop at the top of the site and then drives you down to the beach. The beach was rocky but it was lovely to walk on. We enjoyed our evening tea at the onsite Hawkwood restaurant. The food was fresh and tasty. The Show Bar is great for kids but expensive if you buy toys and stuff (light up toys, teddies).
The next day, we travelled to Flamborough and had a walk on the cliffs and sipped a cuppa in the café which was nice. Zach loved being out in the fresh air. We went for dinner at The Hawkwood again that night and the kids went back in the arcade to collect more tickets before we went into The Showbar and watched a pantomime.
We all really enjoyed our stay at Reighton Sands Holiday Park and we will definitely be going back in the future. The place was so nice and child-friendly – the kids loved it. The staff in the arcade are brilliant with the kids. Most importantly they are great with anyone with disabilities. It's a safe caravan site and children under 8 get a neon orange band (when swimming, but can be kept on during the whole holiday period), that has space to write emergency details on, so you can write your name and number in case your child gets lost on site.
The security people on site are lovely too and nothing is too much trouble. The disabled toilet has a baby change in there so we used it a lot and when we ask the security man for the key, we never got the feeling that they were fed up of us asking!!
Overall the holiday was brilliant and we’re looking at booking for next year for a mid-week break. Thank you so much Maryam – it was just what we all needed!!