It’s the most wonderful time of the year... Hey Foxy Friends! It's very quiet here at our holiday parks in Devon, but even so, there are so many festive events going on around our static caravan parks! From Christmas lights switch-on events, Santa’s Grotto, festive markets – there are so many North Devon events to look forward to this winter.
Hello my dear friends, this week Cornwall has had its very own spectacular Blue Planet moment. Just a short distance away from Perran View Holiday Park and Tolroy Manor Holiday Park a pod of dolphins, hundreds of sea birds and a minke whale came together in a joint feeding frenzy off the Cornwall coast.
Hey my foxy friends! Halloween is nearly here and we are very excited to get dressed up and have a spooky time at all of our UK holiday parks. As this week is National Baking Week and next week is October half term, I wanted to tell you my favourite spooky biscuit recipe you could try out when you are enjoying your caravan holiday!
Hey foxy friends! School’s nearly out for October half term already and there is so much going on when you are on your UK family holidays and visiting our caravan parks.
Ciao my foxy amigos! This Friday is the start of our Oktoberfest weekend at our Cornwall holiday park, St Ives Holiday Village. This Bavarian themed weekend is all singing, all dancing, filled with fun and beer! Here is my favourite recipe using beer for you to try whilst on your caravan holiday this autumn!
Hello ladies & gents! Today at our UK holiday parks we are celebrating World Tourism Day, which aims to raise awareness that tourism is vital to our communities and how much it affects social, cultural, political and economic values around the world. Last year the UK was ranked by visitor numbers as the eighth largest international tourism destination sitting just behind the USA, France, Italy & China.
Hello there ladies & gents, we have a very exciting week ahead close to our North Devon holiday parks with the Appledore Book Festival. This year Appledore will host their biggest festival line-up to date with over 70 events including inspirational celebrities, chefs, poets, musicians, artists and some brilliant workshops.
Yippeeee! It’s that time of year when the Barnstaple Fair Carnival comes to town, if you are staying at one of our North Devon holiday parks this September you won’t want to miss this fun filled day!
Hey boys and girls! I hope you are all having fun back at school; I miss seeing you around our holiday parks! There is still lots to do for us little ones during your family holidays UK and I have made a list of my favourite attractions to visit whilst on holiday in Devon.
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me! Hey foxy friends! I am so excited for my birthday weekend at our Devon, Cornwall and Somerset holiday parks! Not only is it my birthday weekend, it’s a bank holiday, so we have loads of celebrations going on at all of our holiday parks.
Hey my fabulous foxy friends! The sun is shining today at our Cornwall holiday Parks, a perfect day for some sunny Snapchat selfies! You all know how much I love a good Snapchat filter to show off my favourite styles and now a special Snapchat filter is coming to Cornwall!
Hello everyone, it has been a bit rainy over here at our Somerset holiday parks recently, but I have been making the most of it by splashing around in the puddles and finding fun things to do in the rain whilst at our caravan sites in Somerset.
Ciao Foxy friends! I have some fantastic news of a new tourist attraction opening this week near our caravan sites in Cornwall. The Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre has been described as a celebration of all things Cornish and everything that makes the county’s food and drink so special.
Hey foxy friends! Cornwall’s biggest music and surf festival is officially underway and just over 10 miles from our Perran View Holiday Park! If you are staying in one of our caravans in Cornwall or looking for a cheap last minute break Boardmasters is one not to be missed!
Hey guys and gals- I hope you are all fabulous! If you are staying at one of our caravan sites in Devon or looking for a last minute UK break this weekend you are in for a treat!
Hey my foxy friends! I hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays in the UK! I have been speaking to my best mate Ferdi the Fox from Flambards, who is just up the road from St Ives holiday park, and he has been telling me what’s on at Flambards this summer and there is so much cool stuff going on!
Hello my old friends, it has been a while since we last spoke, I have been busy meeting lots of people on their UK family breaks. Those of you staying at our caravan parks next week are in for a treat as it’s my favourite time of year – National Park Week! National Parks Week is the National Parks family's annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about our 15 National Parks - Britain's breathing spaces.
What’s on foxy friends? Summer is coming and the family holidays and family weekend breaks are just around the corner! There’s still time to book one of our cheap holidays in Cornwall this summer and what better way to enjoy your family break than a BBQ on the beach?
If you are at one of our Devon or Cornwall caravan parks this weekend, you are in the best places you could possibly be on National Cream Tea Day! Whether you do it the Devon way and put the cream first, or the Cornish way with the jam first you will find some of the best Cream Tea’s in the country in Devon & Cornwall.
Caio friends! This week is going to be a scorcher at our Cornwall, Devon or Somerset holiday parks and taking place this week is National Picnic Week! Whether you are staying with us for a week family holiday or a short weekend break, grab your blankets, your baskets and have a picnic to remember this summer!
Hello there ladies and gents! The sun is shining in Cornwall and here at Killigarth Manor Holiday Park we are very excited to have the Polperro Festival on our doorstep for another year.
Hello my old pals, I am very excited that the Royal Cornwall show started yesterday, just a short drive from some of our Cornwall holiday parks; there is something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall show.
Ciao friends! Today is National Fish & Chip Day and at our Cornwall holiday parks I have been searching for the top 5 finest fish & chip shops around. Here's a fun fact to celebrate National Fish and Chip Day, the South West is the only part of the UK where curry sauce is more popular than mushy peas!
Hey there all of my awesome foxy friends, it’s nearly May half term week at our Devon, Cornwall & Somerset holiday parks, the sun is shining and there is lots going on over the next week!
Hello my foxy pals, I am very excited today at is the first day of the 2017 Devon County Show. Held at Westpoint in Exeter, only a short distance from our Devon holiday parks, more than 90,000 visitors are expected to flock to the 122nd Devon County Show this weekend.
Ciao ragazzi e ragazze! I had a lovely weekend break in one of our Cornwall lodges at St Ives Holiday Village, I went shopping for local produce at St Ives Food & Drink Festival ready to make some delicious recipes for National Vegetarian Week.
Ciao me amigos! This weekend, just 4 miles from St Ives Holiday Village, is the annual St Ives Food & Drink Festival celebrating some of the finest food and drink producers and chefs in Cornwall.
Hey guys and dolls! I am getting really excited about our first 80s weekend of the year at our Sandy Glade Holiday Park this weekend!
Ciao Foxy amici! Sadly most Easter family holidays have come to an end now at our caravan parks, but do not fear there is another long weekend on the horizon! In just a few days we have the early May Bank Holiday Weekend and a little over 20 miles from our South Bay Holiday Park is the Exeter Food and Drink Festival.
Hey ladies & gents! What a glorious week of sunshine we have had at our beach side holiday parks, and with Easter weekend just around the corner I have the perfect event for the grown ups!
Easter is my favourite time of year not just because of all the fun events that take place at our caravan parks or the chocolate eggs but because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! As the schools in Devon & Cornwall break up for Easter on Friday I thought I would make a ‘what’s on’ list around our Devon, Cornwall & Somerset holiday parks this Easter.
Hey guys! This week is very exciting week at all of our UK holiday parks because this week is English Tourism Week! The aim of the English Tourism Week, which is organised by VisitEngland is to increase awareness of English tourism and celebrate our world-renowned attractions.
Hello my dear old friends, there has been some exciting news down here at our South Devon Holiday Park in Brixham. Two extraordinary humpback whales have been spotted just off the coast of Torquay only 8 miles away from our South Bay Holiday Park.
Hey there my fabulous friends! If you are visiting one of our North Devon holiday parks over Mother’s Day I have some marvellous ideas of how to spoil mum during your family weekend break.
Hey my awesome Foxy friends! I’m just chilling at our Cornwall holiday park watching the first day of Crufts and I just can’t believe how cool all of these dogs are!
Hey guys and dolls! So I am sat here at one of our caravan sites in Devon, on a miserable and wet day, and I am thinking about today being International Women’s Day, the global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Ciao amici – I hope you are having the most fantastico family holidays at our caravan sites now we are open for 2017! This week is national pie week and I have been practising making my very own Italian pie recipes.
Hello there everybody! There’s only one more sleep until our holiday parks open for 2017 and to make things even more exciting today is World Book Day! I love looking at the pictures and books being read to me especially on my caravan holidays.
Hey Ladies & Gents, there is only a few days to go until our caravan parks open for the 2017 season and I am super excited about what the year has to offer, it’s going to be amaze-balls! I have been doing some digging about what is on near our Cornwall holiday parks this year and one of the main events is the Boardmasters Festival with a line up that looks incredible!
Hey girls & boys! It has been a while since we last spoke but I have been chilling out ready for the opening of our holiday parks next week. Just over a week to go until we open our doors and I’m so excited to see you all! We have lots of awesome things coming up in and around our parks for 2017 and what better way to kick off the season at our Cornwall caravan parks than the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project on Saturday 4th March.
Ciao friends! It’s been a while since we last spoke! I have been busy travelling around our Cornwall caravan parks searching for the best traditional roast dinners in the area!
Hello all of my old companions, I hope you are all well! This week I have heard some very exciting news that will be happening around our Devon holiday parks. The Devon Wildlife Trust have announced their plans to open the South West's first 'Nature School near Okehampton in Devon.
Hello my dear friends it has been a while since we last spoke! I have spent my Christmas taking winter walks around our Devon & Cornwall caravan parks observing all of the beautiful nature surrounding them. With miles of golden beaches and stunning nature walking spots it's no surprise to me that Cornwall & Devon have been ranked in the top 3 places to visit for a British holiday.
Hey there Foxy Fans, I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. To beat the January Blues I have put together my #bookitlist for 2017 Holiday Parks.
Hey there guys and dolls! I hope you have had a very merry Christmas and Father Christmas has been kind to you! I have spent most of my Christmas at our Devon caravan parks and I have been spoilt rotten by all of my Foxy friends! As the year was coming to an end I was catching up on all of the celebrity gossip and big news of 2016, and now a few days into 2017 I have put together my list of the top news stories of the year!
Hey Foxy friends! Only 13 sleeps to go and we are digging out our Christmas jumpers here at our Devon, Cornwall & Somerset holiday parks ready for the holidays!
Seasons greetings Foxy friends! I have been working on perfecting the ultimate Christmas dinner here at our Devon, Cornwall and Somerset holiday parks (I don't stop cooking even when the season is over!). Love them or hate them Brussels sprouts are a traditional part of Christmas lunch and I wanted to share with you my tips how to jazz up the humble Brussel sprout.
Only 18 sleeps until Christmas and I am getting so excited for Santa to visit our Devon holiday parks! All of the Foxy Gang have been getting into the Christmas spirit and planning our festivities and we have come up with a list of 5 fantastic family games to play this Christmas! These games aren't just for Christmas, they would also be perfect to play all year round on your caravan holidays!
Hey guys! Me and the Foxy Gang are so excited for Christmas here at our Cornwall Holiday parks, there is so much going on round here at this time of year it is awesome!! It feels like Cornwall has been turned into a magical winter wonderland and we are certainly not short of Christmas spirit! Here are some of the wonderful things going on over the festive period:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and festivities around our Somerset holiday parks do not disappoint! To get well and truly into the Christmas spirit Bristol and Bath have pulled out all the stops for a magical Christmas shopping experience!
Hey Friends! I can't believe it is nearly December; I am getting so excited for Santa Claus to come to town! Even though our Devon holiday parks are now closed we are still getting into the Christmas spirit here!
Ciao Foxy Fans. Today I am going to share with you some of the delicious recipes my mamma taught me. Now that our Cornwall Holiday Parks are closed for another season it is getting colder and these delizioso meals will help you keep warm and toasty.
With one week left at our Devon holiday parks until we close for the season you won't be short of things to do this half term! With a selection of scary, fun and spooky surprises at all of Devon's top attractions there will be something to keep everyone entertained. Here are my top 5 October half term activities:
October half term at our Devon, Cornwall and Somerset holiday parks is just around the corner and I am soooo excited!! Each park has their own entertainment guide for the week with spooky fun for all the family!
Ciao friends! Autumn is most definitely here and we are looking forward to the last few weeks of the season at our Devon, Cornwall & Somerset holiday parks. As the days get colder and the evenings get darker there is nothing better than comfort food to keep you warm.
Guys it doesn’t seem five minutes since our Cornwall holiday parks got quieter and the schools went back, October half term is just around the corner. There is lots of fun and exciting things to do in Cornwall this half term, I have been researching the most awesome things to do if you are staying at one of Cornwall holiday parks during the October holidays!
Hi there everyone. I'm so excited that Autumn has finally arrived as I get chance to thrash all the Foxy Gang at Conkers. I've been going round our Cornwall Holiday Parks collecting conkers - there are loads at Trelawne and St Ives! I've spent ages making the perfect conker to beat any other. I'm going to share a couple of tips with you here.
If you are staying at one of our North Devon holiday parks this weekend you will probably come across a lot of tractors!
Autumn is officially here at our North Devon holiday parks - but do not fear! With the leaves turning brown and the chill in the air there are loads of reasons to be excited about the next coupld of months, here are 5 reasons to look forward to autumn!
Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t done a blog for a while, I have spent the summer at our Cornwall holiday parks and I have just been having so much fun playing with all my friends! Cornwall recently got voted as the most family friendly holiday destination in the whole wide world and I can tell you I have not been bored all summer! Here are my top 5 favourite things to do in Cornwall.
It’s time to get groovy at our Ilfracombe Holiday Park, I’m so excited to relive the sounds of the Swinging Sixties, come and join me and come along to our 60s weekend from 30th September – 3rd October.
The leaves are falling at our Devon holiday parks and the nights are drawing in but to me there is nothing better than a peaceful autumn walk. With its rural and coastal landscape, autumn suits Devon.
The summer might be over boys and girls but here at St. Ives Holiday Village we still have Oktoberfest to look forward to! Oktoberfest will be held from 7th-10th October at John Fowler Holidays, it is traditionally a two week celebration event held in Munich and has grown all over the world, but now we are bringing Oktoberfest to our Cornwall Holiday Park!
I may be a mother but I am still the life and soul of the party and I am so Excited about Looe Music Festival!! If you are staying at Trelawne Manor Holiday Park in Looe this September be sure not to miss the festival from the 23rd - 25th.
Ciao amici, what a wonderful summer it has been, and it is not over yet! If you are staying at any of our Somerset holiday parks this September be sure not to miss the Weston Super Food Festival September 17th-18th.
The summer may be coming to an end, but if you are staying at one of our Cornwall holiday parks fear not, September is full of food festivals, spectacular theatre, glamorous music gigs and lots more. Here is our quick guide to what's on in Cornwall this September.
If you are staying at one of our North Devon holiday parks the Ilfracombe Sea Safari is a trip you won't want to miss. Over the weekend wildlife spotters have been delighted at the sights of an abundance of dolphins whilst onboard trips with the boat operator in Ilfracombe.
We are getting very excited here at our Ilfracombe holiday parks as we prepare for the 2016 Ilfracombe carnival this Sunday 28th August! With a diverse mix of floats that will keep you entertained all evening, the awesome event raises funds for local charities and is a fun night for all of the family!
Woo-hoo - Barnstaple Fair Carnival is fast approaching boys and girls, if you are staying at one of our North Devon holiday parks this September you won’t want to miss this awesome event. Barnstaple Carnival is a fun filled community day that has been part of the town for generations upon generations and this year we want to mark this special 70th anniversary in real carnival style.
Even in beautiful Devon it does rain occasionally, but that doesn’t stop play! If you are staying at one of our Devon holiday parks this week and are worried about what to do with the kiddies if the rain pours down, then look no further! I am an expert these days in keeping Freddy and Trixie entertained when we are waiting for the sun to come back out and luckily Devon has got plenty of indoor activities to keep everyone happy!
Salve ladies and gentlemen, I hope you are enjoying your summer at one of our Cornwall holiday parks! The town of Bude is a small seaside in north Cornwall, with a lot to love and so much to see and do Cornwall holidays have something for everyone. Following the 2015 British Travel Awards, Bude was named as Best UK Coastal Resort, from fun family holidays to romantic getaways, Bude has it all.
If you are staying at one of our North Devon holiday parks this bank holiday weekend then why not head down to Fremington for the Party at the Manor! Hundreds of people are expected to turn up to this super family event on August the 28th.
If you are at one of our Devon holiday parks this week or you are a passionate stargazer like me then this week gett ready for one of the biggest meteor showers of the year - between 11th-13th August! Under perfect conditions you could witness over 200 meteors every hour and with a large amount of secluded countryside North Devon here's my top 5 stargazing spots in the area.
What better way to spend your North Devon holiday than to enjoy a magical family picnic with the stunning views of the North Devon coast? Whether you want to lie your picnic blanket overlooking sights of the sea or views of the moors I’ve got it covered, here are my top 5 spots to enjoy a North Devon picnic:
Ciao boys and girls! The one thing I love to eat the most on my Cornwall holidays are Cornish pasties and I have just found out some fantastico news! After four years in development a family bakery has launched which they have declared is the worlds first official gluten free Cornish pasty.
School’s out for summer! Are you staying at one of our North Devon holiday parks and need some ideas of some fabulous things you can do with the kids on a budget? Look no further – here is my top 5 cheap summer days out in North Devon:
If you're like me you'll love to get out and about and enjoy nature on your holiday in Devon. This week is National Park week so I've taken a quick look at 5 activities you can take part in on our fabulous Moors.
Saluti mio amici! As you all know my passion is food and I will be spending my summer holidays popping up all over Cornwall as pop-up banquets become more popular than ever before. So if you are at one of our holiday parks in Cornwall this summer keep your eyes peeled for one of these pop-up banquets, giving you that element of surprise and offering something unique for us foodies! Here’s my top 5 to look out for:
School’s nearly out for summer and what better way to start the holidays than with a mini heat wave! Are you booked into one of our Devon holiday parks this week? If you are, get your shades on and your sun cream ready and get set to enjoy sizzling temperatures with the arrival of a mini heat wave across North Devon.
As the temperatures are due to hit a scorching 30 degrees this week, where else better to enjoy your Devon holiday than the beach. If you are a beach lover like me but you can’t stand the busy summer crowds, I have found five North Devon beaches that border our Devon holiday parks that are worth going the extra mile for this summer.
This is Jimmy the fox who has been visiting a couple in Yeovil not far away from our two holiday parks in Somerset.
Many people spend the year dreaming of their summer holidays, somwhere they can relax and enjoy a mug of Horlicks with the people they love. However the cost and hassle of going abroad these days can ruin the fun of your summer break. Here are three reasons why holidays in Devon could take away the stress of going abroad.
We are preparing for two royal visitors here at our holiday parks in Cornwall this week, because on Monday, just a few miles away, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Penzance to offically open two of the town's huge regeneration developments.
...if you are, get your Ray-Bans at the ready, research the top 5 hidden beaches of Devon and prepare for the hottest day of the year!
Guys...your holidays in Cornwall have just got a whole lot better, as Jubilee Pool in Penzance reopens its door for the first time since storm damage forced its closure in 2014.
Are you taking your caravan holidays in Devon at South Bay this weekend?
Are you coming to stay at our holiday parks in Cornwall, Devon or Somerset this June or July?
Well, the weather is certainly on the change down here in the South West! Guests at our holiday parks in Cornwall have been making the most of the sunshine, exploring the amazing coastline and visiting local events around the County.
Just a short drive from our holiday parks in Devon and you can experience the sweeping hills, vast moorland, sharp coastline and winding rivers of Exmoor National Park.
There is no denying the local RNLI teams do a heroic job patrolling the coastline near our caravan parks in Devon and Cornwall.
Trebah Garden is again the perfect venue as we countdown to the 3rd annual Wildlife Celebration.
As we march into spring, the Cornwall events calendar is gathering pace and our holiday parks in Cornwall are the perfect base to discover what’s going on in the county.
From Saturday 30th April to Saturday 7th May you can explore the unique coastline and countryside surrounding our Devon holiday parks, as the Exmoor & North Devon Walking Festival returns to the region for a 20th time.
You can never have TOO many Easter eggs, right guys...?
Visitors to our holiday parks in Somerset this week could be among the first to take steps on a brand new stretch of coastal path in the county.
Our first guests of the 2016 season have been enjoying some amazing weather at our holiday parks this week, and if reports are to be believed, those who have booked an Easter break are in for more of the same.
Cycling lovers staying at our UK caravan parks this September will be delighted to hear that the Tour of Britain is returning to Devon in 2016, after a 1 year break from the county.
Partnering with the Looe Music Festival this year means John Fowler Holidays get access to all the freshest details and announcements…which is only good news for those of you planning on going during your caravan holidays in Cornwall.
Hello my friends, it’s Cheffy here.
One of Freddy’s Top 10 Must Visit Cornwall Events In 2016 created a stir this week when it announced a superstar local as the first headliner for its beach-side festival.
Super exciting news for anyone staying at our holiday parks in Devon this May Bank Holiday, as Radio 1 announces its Big Weekend is coming to Exeter!
What a year 2015 was in the Cornwall events calendar! Did you manage to explore the counties best days out while visiting our holiday parks in Cornwall?
Now Christmas and New Year are out of the way you might be looking at booking a holiday to begin the countdown to summer.
It’s not uncommon to see filming crews documenting some of the most unique areas down here in the South West. And it was no different last week when a team shooting for BBC Countryfile scaled the cobbled streets of a fishing village many of you would have visited during your Devon holidays.
Cornwall continued its domination of the British Travel Awards this week, as the county clinched the title as the Best UK Holiday Destination for a seventh consecutive year.
If, like me, you spent your childhood exploring all corners of the county during your holidays in Cornwall, you might be interested to hear of a Cornwall digital archive that has just gone live.
Film fans will have ANOTHER reason to choose Ilfracombe as their self catering holidays destination next year, with the debut of the town’s first ever Film Festival.
Santa will be swapping Rudolph, Dasher, Blitzen and the rest of his trusted reindeers this December, when he returns to South Devon to hop aboard a famous steam train.
This Saturday, one of the top attractions to visit near our holiday parks in Somerset is staging a spectacular and unmissable fireworks display.
The bathing waters that surround our Cornwall caravan parks have maintained their excellent quality, as it’s revealed they scored an impressive 98.9% pass rate despite the stringent new European standards.
Is it really November already? Those summer beach days are a distant memory, but just because we’re into winter it doesn’t mean there are any less events happening down here in the South West!
The bustling streets of St Ives you’re used to seeing on your caravan holidays in Cornwall will be transformed this December, as the town welcomes Christmas lights, decorations, Santa and...camels.
Visitors to our holiday park in Somerset last week might have heard whisperings of something special happening on Brean Beach?
The latest short film in the Boat Stories series explores the diving environment off the coast of Ilfracombe, on the doorstep of our holiday parks in Devon.
Planning on getting away for a break in October, but not sure what’s happening around Cornwall?
Many of you staying at our Cornwall holiday parks would have visited the historic Grade II listed Charlestown harbour, particularly off the back of Poldark’s success.
Despite a disappointing summer weather wise, members of Ilfracombe in Bloom have done an exceptional job with the colourful floral displays around the town, a job which has recently been rewarded at a regional competition.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is only a week old, but what a week it’s been!
Tom, our Social Media Exec here at John Fowler Holidays, managed to prise Freddy away from his Foxy Club duties for a quick 30 minute Q&A recently.
Did any of you guys staying at our holiday parks spend the day surfing the famous waves of Croyde last week? I bet you didn’t even realise you could have been sharing the surf with some Team GB Paralympic medallists?!
It's no secret that walking is one of my most loved pastimes. The sea breeze, grumblings of the ocean and unique terrain make for a stunning stroll, particularly across the miles of coastline that border our holiday parks in Devon.
The last of the big summer music festivals takes place this weekend, and the excitement is bubbling as tickets are quickly snapped up by locals, visitors and you guys on your caravan holidays in Cornwall.
We're super lucky here in North Devon, awesome beaches, vast countryside, Exmoor National Park and stunning views almost everywhere you go in the region. So stunning that bringing a camera on your Devon holidays is a must – I think you'd agree?!
It’s Friday so I thought I’d give you some light-hearted foodie news involving Cornwall’s most famous snack!
One of my favourite things to do while I'm at our holiday parks in Somerset is get down the beach and fly a kite with the rest of the Foxy Gang!
So it’s been a while since the last instalment of ‘Paxo’s Celeb Watch’, but I’m back with a celeb sighting that’ll really paw at your heartstrings...
So the summer's drawing to a close – booooooooo! But that doesn't mean there's any let-up in the Cornwall events calendar, with some absolute crackers taking place in September.
What can I say, I’m buzzing after reading the news that the 2015 British National Surf Championships are being held at a beach so close to our caravan parks!
“The Poldark effect”, as we’ve appropriately named it here in the South West, has already brought a clear boost to filming locations close to our holiday parks in Cornwall. And if reports of a new 5 year deal are to be believed, tourism in the county could secure further millions from the hit TV program.
Vikings, gnomes, military personnel and even characters from Alice in Wonderland took to the streets of Combe Martin recently for its annual carnival. Not wanting to be upstaged, it’s neighbouring Ilfracombe’s turn to add a splash of colour and music to the streets this week, as carnival fever hits the town!
Time off from The Foxy Club is a rare occurrence during the summer, but when I do get a day off you’ll probably find me out and about taking pictures of the amazing coastline – that’s if the surf’s flat of course!
After pressing confirm on your family holiday booking, attention will naturally turn to how you'll get by with the local language.
Hello to all my Trixettes! Have you missed me?
Remarkable news coming out of the county over the past couple of days, as a 10 year campaign for a Cornwall archive centre is awarded significant lottery funding.
The world’s last seafaring paddle steamer, celebrating its 40th year in preservation, returns to a harbour close to our caravan parks in Devon this September.
So we find ourselves on the eve of Combe Martin’s biggest annual event, and I’ve yet to preview it for you guys on your Devon holidays – come on Freddy get it together!
Cornwall is buzzing all year round, but August takes some beating as the best month to visit...Agreed?
Well the first official weekend of the summer holidays flew by, and what an awesome one it was! I was super busy with the Foxy Club – you guys on your UK family breaks certainly kept us on our toes!
Coastal towns, where many of our caravan parks in Cornwall are based, received some super news this week, and I’m happy to share it with you guys on my blog.
How many of you taking caravan holidays in Devon next week know it’s National Parks Week?
Some wonderful news here in North Devon has brightened us up, despite this ongoing wet weather in July!
THAT time has come around again, voting for the 2015 British Travel Awards has officially opened and the headache of who to pick in hotly contested categories begins!
So today is officially the hottest day of the year across the UK – woooooooooop!
One of the most anticipated events in the Cornish calendar returns for its ninth year tomorrow, and the 3 day programme of entertainment has been a hot topic at our caravan parks this week!
With the domestic football season now officially over, and Euro 2016 qualifiers done and dusted until September, you might be craving a bit footy action?
One thing I can guarantee is you’ll find me around our holiday parks in Devon at the start of August. Most importantly to entertain to you guys on your family holidays, but also to catch some high-flying entertainment myself at the South West Birdman Competition!
Hi everyone! Its Freddy here and I thought I'd let all you music lovers out there know that we have the fantastic GoldCoast OceanFest coming up on the 19th, 20th & 21st of June!
Hi lovelies, it’s everyone’s favourite chicken here, Paxo!
Hi there Foxy friends! I have some great news to share with you today – The Royal Cornwall Show is back to celebrate its 222nd year!
One of the main draws for our Devon holiday parks is the spectacular North Devon and Exmoor coastline. Exploring this is a must, and for visitors to this area this May, I have just the event to help you!
I’ve been down at our caravan parks in Devon this week, and the region is buzzing with excitement as news broke that two superstar artists would be performing in the county this summer.
The South West is home to some of the UK’s best breweries and beers...fact!
Those of you who spend time with the Foxy Club know I’m not shy of bending the rules in the name of fun.
Every year I watch the London Marathon it inspires me to dust off and lace up my running shoes.
There is no argument when it comes to which part of the UK has the best beaches...agreed?
Lundy Island is a unique and popular attraction for visitors on their Devon holidays, but the Landmark Trust managed site is about to be cast into the national spotlight, as one of only 5 landmarks to feature a commemorative Antony Gormley sculpture.
I love spring. For a foodie like me spring brings lots of exciting things to do, including farmers markets and local food events and festivals – the next of which is just a week away!
Hello lovelies – sorry I haven’t blogged for a while, I’ve been sooo busy since the season started and then it was my birthday over Easter weekend.
So the weather has seen a change in fortunes of late, and with the days getting longer and longer, I can’t think of a better way to explore Cornwall than by foot.
In amongst the many visitors exploring St Ives’s delights yesterday was a hot off the press celebrity couple, prompting my latest article for ‘Paxo’s Celeb Watch’ series.
Well...what a cracking Easter weekend that was (no pun intended)! Beautiful sunshine, copious amounts of chocolate, and plenty of events staged in and around our Cornwall holiday parks.
Well, you guys must be on countdown now? Just a few more hours before you set off for a cracking Easter break at our holiday parks in Cornwall!
Every month of the year is event busy here in North Devon, and there’s no let-up during Easter, with even more fun-filled family goings on for you to enjoy on your caravan holidays in Devon!
You guys must have seen them, the water propelled hoverboards powered by jet skis? They’re called Flyboards, and flyboarding is latest water sport to sweep the globe.
Visiting our Devon holiday parks this Easter? Keep that sunscreen close at hand, I’m hearing reports April could be the hottest we’ve experienced in a good few years.
The South West has built a reputation as a prime foodie destination, and visitors looking for last minute caravan holidays are drawn to the area by the wealth of fresh produce, particularly the varied seafood.
It's not just the solar eclipse drawing attention this week, as an equally breathtaking phenomenon created its own unique display, as far south as our holiday parks in Somerset.
Has anyone else found their Sunday nights now revolve around Poldark, since the series’ re-release aired on BBC One?
As my readers are well aware I’m a big dog lover, so stories about pooches close to our dog friendly caravan parks, often make it on to my blog! I think you guys will love this one as much as me...
Many of you who visit North Devon on your UK short breaks will have taken a trip on the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway...right?
If you’re visiting Cornwall on your UK caravan holidays this June, you’ll be in legendary company...
The doors to John Fowler Holiday Parks are officially open today, and those of you who booked our self catering accommodation for the opening weekend are being rewarded with some superb weather!
Hello everyone! I haven’t blogged for aaaaaaaages, so sorry about that!
A British-based tech company is planning to use drone innovation to improve water safety off the coast that borders our Cornwall holiday parks.
Yesterday was a big day in the Devon calendar, as tickets officially went on sale for the area’s headline event, the Devon County Show!
Art enthusiasts visiting North Devon on their UK caravan holidays will be excited to hear of a Damien Hirst backed sculpture trail, set to feature in the seaside town of Ilfracombe in the near future.
Your caravan holidays in Cornwall come with a unique added extra this March – access to a completely free attraction that hasn’t been seen in 16 years...
After news broke that Woolacombe won ‘Best Beach in the UK’ in this year’s TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, the theme for this week’s ‘Freddy’s Favourite 5’ was made all the more simple!
One thing the UK isn't short of is awesome coastline, so when it comes to ranking our top beaches, competition is incredibly tough.
We’d have to go back to the summer for the last instalment of ‘Paxo’s Celeb Watch’, but I’ve got news of a recent hair-raising encounter for local residents close to one of our Cornwall holiday parks...
Wildlife enthusiasts visiting our holiday parks in Somerset will be excited to hear news of an evening with TV wildlife presenter Chris Sperring MBE, scheduled in Berrow next month.
Here at John Fowler Holidays, the 2015 season is just around the corner and we’re super excited to welcome you all back to our dog friendly caravan parks.
Cycling has fast become the most popular way to explore Devon. Those visiting the area on cheap UK breaks are opting for 2 wheels over 4, as a way to compliment a healthier lifestyle but also because many routes offer the best access to the county’s unspoilt scenery.
While you and I are likely to travel to our UK weekend breaks on 4 wheels, a large group of American visitors are making use of Ilfracombe’s coastal location to visit by cruise line!
A state-of-the-art, multi-million pound watersports centre, close to our holiday parks in Ilfracombe, is edging closer to reality after plans were given the green light this week.
When I speak to returning guests at our caravan parks in Cornwall, it’s clear that the region creates a love affair SO strong, it tempts people back year after year.
The Foxy Club and I have been saying it for ages, guests at our Devon holiday parks often suggest the same, but now it’s been officially confirmed that Devon is the best place to live in the UK!
As a holiday provider that focuses on UK family holidays, we like to keep up to date on everything family friendly. Although this story might not fit that bill exactly, it’s definitely struck a chord with me!
A number of popular seaside towns and attractions around our holiday parks in Cornwall are set for a multimillion-pound windfall, it has emerged.
Down here in Cornwall, you’ll never have to wait too long before the next pasty news story. The famous savoury snack, super popular with guests at our self catering accommodation, has hit the headlines again this week after Cornwall’s oldest bakery received a handsome funding package.
If there are 3 things you’re guaranteed from a break at our Cornwall holiday parks, it’s awesome beaches, scrumptious local food and unique wildlife. The later has been making the news again this week, after some pre New Year footage emerged of super rare dolphins frolicking off the Cornwall coast.
If you’ve spent the beginning of 2015 researching summer events for your caravan holidays in Cornwall, I’ve got some awesome news that might have you rewriting those itineraries!
Happy New Year my friends, or as we say in Italy Buon Anno. I know it’s a bit late to be saying it, but this is my first blog of the New Year so I wanted to wish you guys well for 2015!
2014 was a busy and exciting year for sealife sightings down here in the South West. I’d have young guests on their cheap caravan holidays coming up to me weekly, with pictures and videos of our acrobatical and cheeky marine life.
Popular BBC One daytime programme Flog It! is coming to Cornwall tomorrow, January 15th!
With this being my first blog post of 2015, I’d like to start by wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Your UK family holidays may have come too early in the year to experience winter in the Duchy, but Visit Cornwall has done an awesome job of capturing the magic for you!
Last week brought one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated award ceremonies of the year...
Developers behind a proposed 230-acre leisure, business and retail park on route to our holiday parks in Devon have enlisted the help of the Eden Project to create a Devon version of Cornwall’s most famous attraction.
Tremendous news for avid cyclists and walkers who spend their UK family breaks in Devon, as the final stage of the Exe Estuary Cycle trail officially opened yesterday.
Tonight it’s Ilfracombe’s turn to illuminate the streets and instil a festive spirit into another corner of North Devon, at the annual Lighting of the Lights ceremony.
So yesterday was our first meeting with Mr Jack Frost this season and with wintery weather forecasts cropping up in the news, it’s got me thinking about the chances of a white Christmas here in Devon.
Here’s an exclusive Freddy The Fox fact for you: My 3 favourite things about Christmas are 1) Elf 2) Turkey...and lots of it 3) Eden Project ice skating.
All I can say regarding the impact figures of this year’s Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta is...HOLY MEATBALLS!
With Christmas just over 5 weeks away, it seems only right for my blog to continue with its festive theme of late. After blogging about the Truro City of Lights festival last week, it’s time for the festive spirit to be brought to Penzance, thanks to the Trereife Christmas Gift Fair!
Stunning aerial footage of coastal and countryside spots around South Devon has been released, captured by a state-of-the-art drone on the perfect sunny day.
A Cornwall-based charity, dedicated to supporting military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress and amputations, is set to expand into more regions of the UK.
I’m not sure about you guys, but for me, the build up to Christmas starts when the iconic Coca Cola advert comes on the tele!
Autumn’s here and what better time to venture outdoors with your camera than the year’s most photogenic season?
Who’s as pumped as me about the 2015 Rugby World Cup being on home soil?
Those that have stayed at our Devon caravan parks will know how much of a part fishing plays in life around the coast, particularly in North Devon.
All I can say is wow! What a World Cup we're witnessing in Brazil. Do you guys think it's been quality too?
The South West has placed third in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Europe 2014’, a guide of the most irresistible places to visit in Europe this summer.
Do you love live music, surfing and beach sports? If you’re chilling with me at our North Devon holiday parks this weekend, make sure you don’t miss out on the biggest event in North Devon’s calendar, GoldCoast Oceanfest.
North Devon is home to the UK's most unique and challenging golf courses, all of which are within easy reach of our Devon holiday parks.
We’re on the cusp of summer and what better way to spend a pleasant evening on your cheap family holidays UK than at one of North Devon’s open-air theatre productions?
There aren't many dogs that don't love the sand between their paws, right?
I’m a big fan of Top Gear and loved watching the Ariel Atom seal the quickest lap around their test track – it flew around!
Cornwall is a lively place to visit all year round, but I reckon June just about pips it as the top month. After all, it does host the county’s most impressive event!
Food is a significant part of my life, so the latest food news never fails to interest me. This most recent story has really got my tummy rumbling.
Ladies, we all love a romantic love story right? Especially a royal one!
How would you like to return home from your last minute caravan holidays as UK Chocolate Chomping Champion?
Our holiday parks in Cornwall are ever popular with animal lovers wanting to take in the thriving wildlife around the coast.
“It will be nice to see people’s reactions to the food you serve them.”
When the sun is shining there’s nothing I love more than getting out in the fresh air for a round of golf.
So, I was reading the news on my iPad at John Fowler’s static caravan sites this week and came across some staggering statistics!
Following on from last month’s blog feature ‘Kenny’s 5 favourite dog friendly pubs in North Devon’, I’ve decided to focus on Cornwall for my next pet friendly holidays guide.
I hope I won’t end up having to walk the plank after this, but I’m pretty sure I’ve found the perfect family event if your spending your bank holiday weekend at South Bay Holiday Park.
Visitors to our holiday parks in Somerset will be familiar with the variety of wildlife on offer in the county. With Exmoor on its doorstep, the area around our caravan park in Somerset is alive with interesting species for animal enthusiasts to experience in the wild.
With the news last week that the Cornish have finally received ‘national minority’ status, I thought I’d share my reasoning as to why I think Cornwall would make an interesting independent country. Here you go...
Well, I know how I’ll be spending any time off from the Foxy Club this bank holiday weekend! And I can’t think of more exciting event to take in from your beachside holiday park.
The next time you’re in Cornwall for your caravan holidays UK things may well be slightly different.The language may be spoken even louder, and the county’s culture may be celebrated even prouder.
Most of my time spent on visits to holiday parks in Cornwall is either in the sea surfing, or rock pooling!
If the answer to that is yes, then you’re part of almost one million pet owners in the UK who have setup a social media profile for their furry friend, research from Gocompare.com has revealed.
Lighter evenings and the smell of freshly cut grass can only mean one thing – we’re approaching picnic season!
Being a chef I like to explore the local cuisine of the places I visit. Having spent a lot of time in Cornwall, I’m always surprised at how diverse the pasty landscape is down there. Ingredients and methods vary from shop to shop and the coveted “best pasty in shop in Cornwall” title has divided locals and visitors on their caravan holidays in Cornwall for years.
Dog friendly caravan parks, particularly in North Devon, have become an incredibly popular ‘staycation’ choice for people wanting to take their four-legged friends away with them – after all, dogs need holidays too right?!
A breathtaking video of the North Cornwall coastline, shot using a GoPro Hero3+ and TBS Discovery Pro drone has gone viral online.
Cycling enthusiasts staying at caravan parks in Devon this September will be excited to hear that the Tour of Britain is returning to the county.
With the Easter holidays just around the corner you may be looking for family attractions to top your to-do lists during your caravan holidays in Somerset.
A small town close to Sandy Glade Holiday Park in Somerset shot to fame last week when the biggest boy band in the world breezed in for filming. Sorry I couldn’t bring you this news beforehand ladies, it was kept very secret!
‘No makeup selfies’ was a recent trend that swept Facebook, raising £8m for Cancer Research in just 6 days. Although I wasn’t nominated myself, I still pledged my £3 to the deserving charity.
If you’re taking your last minute caravan holidays at Sandy Glade Holiday Park this month, I’ve got the perfect family day out for you to enjoy – with an added sprinkle of Middle Eastern tradition.
Although Cornish brewed ales are available all over the UK, there’s no better way to enjoy one than in the comfort of a traditional Cornish pub.
With this summer rumoured to be the hottest on record ever, beaches and pasty bakeries are guaranteed to be bustling with families on their caravan holidays in Cornwall, even before this latest news!
North Devon is one of the most beautiful and varied parts of the UK, with an abundance of protected Nation Trust spots to keep the county unspoilt.
Coming from a country that manufactures supercars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis, I can appreciate a beautiful motor when I see one!
Fishing has always been central to Cornwall's culture and economy. Pilchard fishing dominated the 18th and 19th centuries, and now in the 21st restaurants are serving locally sourced lobster and crab to visitors on their self catering Cornwall breaks.
Has anyone else ever had their ice cream stolen by a seagull?
This summer, holiday parks in Somerset will be bustling with families who prefer to stay offsite for Glastonbury.
Hi everyone! It’s Freddy and I’ve got some quality news for you!
Well, I’ve finally caught up with the Oscars!
In Italy we are blessed with some of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque secluded coves. Having spent a good few years visiting holiday parks in Cornwall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the some of the hidden coves created by towering cliffs and rugged coastline.
Those that have visited Cornwall on their last minute caravan holidays from the furthest points of the UK may have chosen to fly into Newquay Cornwall Airport, rather than opting for the long drive.
If you’ve stayed at South Bay Holiday Park during your caravan holidays in Devon, you may have caught glimpse of a magnificent sailing vessel in Brixham’s harbour.
What’s up, it’s Freddy here with some exciting news!
It’s about time we had some good weather news if you ask me! All these storms had me thinking I might be stuck inside all summer when we visit John Fowler’s caravan holiday parks.
With all the stormy weather we’ve been having in the last few days I’ve been thinking about heading out surfing again because the storms whip up some decent waves. I’d only go out surfing in big waves because I’m an experienced surfer and even then only with friends.
Cornwall has become one of the most popular destinations for UK pet friendly holidays in recent years, which is no surprise when the county offers miles of South West Coast Path across beautiful natural landscape. I’ve been lucky enough to explore the South West Coast Path during my time at John Fowler’s dog friendly caravan parks, so I’ve put together a list of my 3 favourite walks for you and your dog to enjoy…
Hey Guys! Who’s been watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi?
Hello lovelies, it’s Paxo here.
If your mummy and daddy said you are lucky enough to go on cheap Easter weekend breaks in North Devon then this is good because you might be allowed go to the BIG Sheep in a place called Bideford for the Easter Eggstravaganza! YAY!
Check out this video of a rascal seal hopping onto a boat to chill out in North Devon!
I’ve found such a cool thing to go to! People going to the South West on family holidays UK at Sandy Glade Holiday Park have gotta go and check out these old skool vehicles at the Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show this weekend. Old tractors are so cool!
I am so excited I could just pop! I’m going to see the horsey races! It’s in East Cornwall and it’s called the Point to Point. If your family holiday UK is near Trelawne Manor Holiday Park then you can go too.
Hello chums! Kenny here. You will never guess what has been spotted near a river in Devon? A beaver! Images of the rare animal were taken near the River Otter so if you’re on caravan holidays in Devon, and more specifically at South Bay Holiday Park, Brixham then you could stand a chance of getting a glimpse and the impressive chap for yourself.
Ciao! It’s a me Cheffy! As a chef I get asked about food a lot and one thing I get asked a lot at this time of year is what healthy meals people can eat.
I love dogs, they’re great for everything. They’re great friends, and you can tell them all the gossip and they won’t tell anyone! When I visit the dog friendly caravan parks at John Fowlers I see lots of pets I’d love to own myself. In fact, I might just tell you about my top 10 pooches I’ve seen on Pet friendly holidays UK.
If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do while you’re on your caravan holidays in Cornwall between 15 February and 02 March I’ve got such a cool thing to go and do! When you go to the Eden to see Freaky Nature you won’t ever be able to look at plants in the same way ever again!
With the delightful news that the Cornwall Wildlife Trust has spent £340,000 to create two brand new nature reserves I thought I’d give you some insight into to take a look at the top five Cornish beauty spots to see on your next visit to holiday homes in Cornwall.
When my family and I go on our annual cheap family holidays UK I find it’s hard to get the children interested in the culture of the area where we’re staying.
Hey guys! Freddy here! I’ve just found out we’re going to tour the holiday parks again for our holiday in August and I’m so excited!
This is some exciting gossip I have for you ladies visiting caravan parks near the North Devon area.
Hey guys! The other day I was playing football with my friend, Cheffy, at one of John Fowler’s Devon holiday parks and he asked me if I liked Cristiano Ronaldo. Come on Dad! Who doesn’t like himif you’re into football? He’s one of the coolest footballers ever and is super skilful, right? Well check this out; When Ronaldo came to Devon to play against Exeter City FC in 2005 for an F.A. Cup game with Manchester United he got totally out skilled by this dude called Scott Hiley and it’s pretty funny.
I’ve never heard anything like this in all my life! If you have ever been on weekend breaks UK and taken a trip to the zoo you would have seen monkeys eating bananas. Well not anymore! Monkeys at Paignton zoo have now been banned from eating that tasty fruit – because they are too unhealthy.
MY new year’s resolution is to get myself fit and healthy and I’ve decided to do it with a tour of the South West.
The Hayle Churks free iPhone app is the perfect accompaniment on your holidays in Cornwall, giving a historical tale of Hayle whilst walking around the small coastal town.
North Devon has long been a popular destination for keen walkers. This year, visitors to the area will get the opportunity to build on their new year’s resolutions and partake in Nordic walking around the beautiful coastline. This activity can populate itineraries of all ages during family holidays uk.