Recently, here at Holiday Resort Unity in Brean, we were pleased to play host to channel 5 film crew who were making a programme called, “Happy Campers – Brits on Holiday”, due to air in late February.
The programme takes a behind the scenes, access all areas look at the running of a busy Brean Holiday Park and just what goes into creating the family entertainment that customers enjoy so much. As well as spending a day in Reservations, the film crew met up with our resort famous “Chunkie” to learn about what it takes to keep providing top-class family entertainment.
The program is particularly relevant since the big shift towards ‘staycations’ this year. As the new programme will show Holiday Resort Unity has always been popular among Brits on Holiday and has more than its own fair share of happy campers.
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Some of the reasons why families keep coming back include:
The huge choice of self-catered accommodation, whether its sleeping under the stars in tents and safari tents, glamping in one of our glamping pods, or staying in caravans or luxury lodges with hot tubs at the neighbouring country club development.
The range of facilities mean that you don’t’ have to leave the resort! These includes half-price entry to Brean Splash, Brean Play, and Brean Splash Gym, discounted play at Brean Golf Club and highly discounted wristbands for Brean Leisure Park. Also, we have large, enclosed outdoor play area with a pump track, ten pin bowling and amusement arcade, and Sunshine Farm which is home to pigs, goats, chickens, and a miniature pony.
Entertainment caters for all age groups across out multi-venue sites and includes games and quizzes, traditional bingo, and live acts which include tribute artists and famous faces from shows such as X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
There are also many local attractions and place to explore nearby including the well-known Somerset towns or villages such as Cheddar and Glastonbury, and the cities of Bristol and Bath too. A short distance along the picturesque Somerset coast you can visit the quaint harbours of Porlock, Blue Anchor, and Watchet, the medieval village of Dunster set beneath the stunning castle, or the busy seaside resort of Minehead. If you want to explore closer to home, there are many things to do on the doorstep in Brean.
Getting out and about, we have seven miles of golden sands, the National Trust site of Brean Down, and a variety of cycle routes and walks. As of 2018 we are now connected to the South West Coast Path, via the new stretch of the England Coast Path popular with both walkers and cyclists.
If you would like you own family of happy campers to enjoy a traditional ‘bucket & spade’ holiday, literally across the road you will find the flat sandy beaches of Berrow and Brean, ideal for making sandcastles, playing beach games, BBQs, and water sports. Burnham-on-Sea, with its beach and pier is just a 5-mile drive away, and Weston-Super-Mare, so popular with Brits on holiday with all its attractions, is just along the coast.
Holiday Resort Unity is a pet-friendly award-winning holiday park where dogs are welcome on all the camping fields (apart from a section of Yellow Field) and in a selection of pet-friendly hired accommodation.
Across the resort you’ll also find multiple food and drink outlets from branded favourites such as Subway and Costa Coffee, to Indian, Chinese, and traditional Fish & Chip takeaways and restaurants. Our entertainment venues, RJ’s on site for guests only, and The Tavern & the Bucket & Spade at Brean Leisure Park serve a traditional English pub-style menu daily, with the Tavern also serving traditional Sunday carvery.
For those who enjoy fishing, we have a well-stocked on-site fishing lake which is free to use whilst you are staying with us. This is a popular attraction and also attracts a great deal of wildlife, including resident families of ducks and Canada Geese.
2018 saw great success for Brean’s Holiday Resort Unity and our commitment to wildlife and conservation, from appearing on Hugh’s Wild West in the spring to opening the Secret Wood in partnership with Secret World Wildlife Rescue so animals can be safely released back into the wild. We have also been awarded the “5in5” badge for our wildlife friendly hedgerows, and the accolade as a “Honey Bee Friendly” park and will soon be producing our own honey! The resort and the surrounding area are a haven for wildlife, and wildlife events run during summer include wild walks, birds of prey demonstrations, mini forest schools and night vision experiences.