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Exeter Food & Drink Festival 2017

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.

Gin Festival Torquay 2017

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! 

The Ultimate Guide to Easter in Devon, Cornwall & Somerset

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. 

English Tourism Week 2017

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.

Humpback Whale sightings in South Devon

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.

Mother's Day in North Devon

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.  

Pet Friendly Holidays in Cornwall

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!

International Women’s Day 2017

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.

British Pie Week 2017: Cheffy’s Favourite Pie Recipe

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.  

Trixie’s 5 Favourite Books

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.

Boardmasters Festival 2017

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!

2017 World Pasty Championships – Saturday 4th March

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.

Top 5 Roast Dinner's in Cornwall

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!

Devon's Plans For First Nature School

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.

Devon & Cornwall ranked top places to visit for a British holiday

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. 

My 2017 Book It List

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.

Happy New Year...

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!

The Christmas jumper..

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!

How to make the ultimate Brussel Sprout

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. 

5 Family Christmas Games

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! 

Christmas in Cornwall

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:

Bristol & Bath Christmas Markets

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!

North Devon Christmas Lights

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!

Winter Warming Recipes

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.

Haunted October Holidays in Devon

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: 

Halloween Spooktacular at John Fowler Holidays

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! 

Quick and easy dinner recipe for your autumn holiday

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.

October Half Term in Cornwall

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!

Top Conker Tips for Autumn

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.

Vintage Autumn Tractor Run

If you are staying at one of our North Devon holiday parks this weekend you will probably come across a lot of tractors!

5 reasons to be excited about autumn in North Devon

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! 

Top 5 things to do in Cornwall with a baby or toddler

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.

60s weekend

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.

Top 5 autumn walks in Devon

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.

Oktoberfest 2016

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! 

Looe Music Festival

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.

Weston Super Food Festival

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. 

Your guide to Cornwall this September!

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. 

Dolphins, dolphins, dolphins with Ilfracombe Sea Safari

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. 

Ilfracombe Carnival 2016!

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!

Barnstaple Fair Carnival - 14th - 17th September 2016

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. 

Rainy Days in Devon

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!

Top 5 delicious places to eat in Bude

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.

Party at the Manor!

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.

Top 5 places in North Devon to watch the Perseid meteor showers

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. 

Top 5 perfect places for a North Devon picnic

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:

Gluten free Cornish pasty launched in Helston

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.

Top 5 cheap summer days out in North Devon

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:

Celebrate National Park Week

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.

Foodie news: Pop-up banquets in Cornwall this summer!

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:

Summer is here!

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.

5 Secret beaches of 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. 

Mama Mia! Jimmy the pizza- loving fox comes for dinner!

This is Jimmy the fox who has been visiting a couple in Yeovil not far away from our two holiday parks in Somerset. 

Kenny's top 3 reasons why a North Devon holiday is a dream destination

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. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall come to Penzance

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. 

Are You Visiting Our Devon Holiday Parks July 20th...?

...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!

Newly Renovated Jubilee Pool Reopens After £3m Improvements

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.

Family Fun at Bank Holiday BrixFest 2016

Are you taking your caravan holidays in Devon at South Bay this weekend?

June & July to Reach 30C as May Looks Set to Smash Records!

Are you coming to stay at our holiday parks in Cornwall, Devon or Somerset this June or July?

Freddy’s Favourite 5: May Events Around Cornwall

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.

Exmoor to play host to first ever South West Outdoor Festival

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.

Devon and Cornwall RNLI Teams Feature in Upcoming BBC Documentary

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 Hosts 3rd Annual Wildlife Celebration

Trebah Garden is again the perfect venue as we countdown to the 3rd annual Wildlife Celebration.

What’s On In Cornwall This April

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.

Lace your boots this May for the 20th Exmoor & North Devon Walking Festival

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.

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Cornwall Events for the Chocoholics

You can never have TOO many Easter eggs, right guys...?

58 Mile England Coast Path Opens in Somerset

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.

Mercury Set To Spring This Easter

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.

What’s On Around Cornwall This March

You know what happens in March right...?

2016 Tour of Britain to Return to Devon

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.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals confirmed for Looe Music Festival 2016

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.

Organisers announce James Morrison as Tunes in the Dunes headliner

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.

Coldplay to headline BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Devon

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!

10 Must Visit Cornwall Events In 2016

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?

10 Reasons You Should Choose UK Staycations Over Holidays Abroad

Now Christmas and New Year are out of the way you might be looking at booking a holiday to begin the countdown to summer.

BBC Countryfile make filming trip to Clovelly

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 Crowned Best UK Holiday Destination For 7th Consecutive Year

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.

Photo, Film and Audio Archive of Historic Cornwall Goes Live

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.

First Ilfracombe Film Festival to launch in 2016

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 to swap trusted reindeers for South Devon steam train this December

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.

Grand Pier’s Fireworks At Sea to light up Somerset sky

This Saturday, one of the top attractions to visit near our holiday parks in Somerset is staging a spectacular and unmissable fireworks display.

Cornwall bathing waters score 99% despite stringent new standards

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.

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Cornwall Events This November

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!

Camels to take the spotlight in St Ives December festivities

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.

VIDEO: Sand artist creates 160-metre starfish on Brean Beach

Visitors to our holiday park in Somerset last week might have heard whisperings of something special happening on Brean Beach?

VIDEO: Latest Boat Stories film follows dive team from Ilfracombe

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.

Top 4 things to do in Cornwall this October

Planning on getting away for a break in October, but not sure what’s happening around Cornwall?

Charlestown’s Poldark famous harbour sold!

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.

Ilfracombe takes gold in annual South West in Bloom awards

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.

Rugby World Cup: Kenny previews England v Wales

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is only a week old, but what a week it’s been!

Freddy Fox Q&A: Your Questions Answered!

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.

Team GB Paralympic swimmers learn to surf at Croyde

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?!

Famous Devon spot takes 2nd in National Trust’s top 10 coastal walks

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.

Star headliners to rock Looe Music Festival 2015

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.

North Devon photography competition could see YOUR photo travelling all over England

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?!

Cornwall bakery creates ‘The University Survival Kit’ for pasty lovers

It’s Friday so I thought I’d give you some light-hearted foodie news involving Cornwall’s most famous snack!

First ever Burnham-on-Sea Kite Festival flies in this weekend!

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!

Paxo’s Celeb Watch: Gordon Ramsay enjoys pet friendly holiday in Cornwall

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...

10 must visit events in Cornwall this September

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.

Croyde Bay to host 2015 British National Surf Championships

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!

5 years of Poldark could secure Cornwall millions

“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.

Carnival fever hits Ilfracombe this week!

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!

Flash prize up for grabs in Cornish Guardian photography competition

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!

Learn The West Country Lingo: Kenny’s Top 15 Phrases

After pressing confirm on your family holiday booking, attention will naturally turn to how you'll get by with the local language.

Peppa Pig and brother George to visit East Somerset Railway

Hello to all my Trixettes! Have you missed me?

£11.7m lottery funding sees plans move forward for Cornwall archive centre

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.

World’s last seafaring paddle steamer to return to Ilfracombe in September

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.

Freddy previews the 2015 Combe Martin Carnival

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!

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Cornwall Events This August

Cornwall is buzzing all year round, but August takes some beating as the best month to visit...Agreed?

Summer visitors to top 3.8 million in Cornwall!

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 around our holiday parks in Cornwall to receive funding

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.

Get involved in National Parks Week by exploring Exmoor

How many of you taking caravan holidays in Devon next week know it’s National Parks Week?

Ilfracombe among 4 North Devon coastal communities to receive funding

Some wonderful news here in North Devon has brightened us up, despite this ongoing wet weather in July!

Freddy’s Top 4 Wet Weather Days Out in Somerset

Errmmm...what’s going on with this weather guys?!

Are you voting Devon or Cornwall in this year’s British Travel Awards?

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!

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Places To Cool Off In A Heatwave

So today is officially the hottest day of the year across the UK – woooooooooop!

Extended 3 day programme for 9th annual GWR Polo on the Beach

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!

Hot Hoff the press...

You guys must know by now that I love a bit of celebrity gossip?

VIDEO: Football freestyle video with Cornish backdrop goes viral

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?

Exciting shake-up in store at this year’s South West Birdman

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!

Visit the amazing GoldCoast OceanFest this June!

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!

North Devon Beaches Win National Beach Awards!

Hi lovelies, it’s everyone’s favourite chicken here, Paxo!

The Royal Cornwall Show celebrates it’s 222nd year with a spectacular programme of events!

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!

Explore North Devon this May with the Exmoor Coast Festival

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!

Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne set to Crash Devon this summer!

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.

Bank Holiday Barnstaple Beer Festival Returns

The South West is home to some of the UK’s best breweries and beers...fact!

Freddy’s Favourite 7: Cornwall Events This May

Those of you who spend time with the Foxy Club know I’m not shy of bending the rules in the name of fun.

Cheffy’s top 3 scenic running routes in Cornwall

Every year I watch the London Marathon it inspires me to dust off and lace up my running shoes.

Skyscanner hands Saunton Sands the title of “UK’s best beach”

There is no argument when it comes to which part of the UK has the best beaches...agreed?

Landmark Trust celebrates 50 years with Antony Gormley sculpture on Lundy Island

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.

Porthleven Food and Music Festival 24-26 April 2015

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!

Saunton Beach hosts Dogs Trust ‘Wags and Waves’ this weekend

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.

Your chance to explore Cornwall during the Boscastle Walking Week

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.

Paxo’s Celeb Watch: Steve-O from Jackass Organises Raft Race in St Ives

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.

Exciting schedule for 3rd annual St Agnes Outsid’er Festival

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.

4 Things To Do in Cornwall Over the Easter Weekend

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!

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Easter Events in North Devon

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!

Adrenaline fuelled ‘Flyboarding’ arrives in North 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.

Record-breaking Easter will have you reaching for the sunscreen!

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.

Success for local project growing oysters off the Somerset coast

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.

Unique Northern Lights display spotted as far south as Somerset

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.

VIDEO: Stunning aerial footage of Poldark filming locations

Has anyone else found their Sunday nights now revolve around Poldark, since the series’ re-release aired on BBC One?

Say hello to Devon’s own Kardashian pups

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...

Royal visit for Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway’s 125th anniversary

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?

Motörhead announced as headliners for epic 2015 Eden Sessions

If you’re visiting Cornwall on your UK caravan holidays this June, you’ll be in legendary company...

Caribbean breeze brings spring sunshine to south west

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!

Head to the Eden Project for a Dogs Day Out this weekend

Hello everyone! I haven’t blogged for aaaaaaaages, so sorry about that!

Drones could be deployed to help life saving efforts on Cornwall beaches

A British-based tech company is planning to use drone innovation to improve water safety off the coast that borders our Cornwall holiday parks.

Tickets officially on sale for Devon’s headline event

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!

Sculpture trail backed by Damien Hirst set for Ilfracombe

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.

Biggest solar eclipse in 16 years to plummet Cornwall into darkness

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...

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Hidden Beaches of Devon

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!

Woolacombe crowned best beach in the UK & world’s 13th best!

One thing the UK isn't short of is awesome coastline, so when it comes to ranking our top beaches, competition is incredibly tough.

Paxo’s Celeb Watch: The Hairy Bikers Spotted in Polperro

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...

Berrow to welcome TV wildlife expert for talk on Barn Owl protection

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.

5 Unmissable Dog Friendly Days Out in Cornwall

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.

South Devon secures funding to grow cycle routes

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.

Ilfracombe to welcome MS Prinsendam cruise ship this summer

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!

Plans for new Ilfracombe Watersports centre get the green light

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.

Escape to Kenny’s Top 5 Romantic Spots in Cornwall

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.

Devon grabs the ‘best place to live in the UK’ title

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!

Wild Devon beavers are saved!

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!

South West coastal towns and attractions to receive multimillion-pound funding boost

A number of popular seaside towns and attractions around our holiday parks in Cornwall are set for a multimillion-pound windfall, it has emerged.

£1.6m funding granted to Cornwall’s longest serving pasty bakery

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.

VIDEO: Rare white-beaked dolphins caught on film off the Cornwall coast

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.

Is Cornwall set to host Radio 1’s Big Weekend?

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!

VIDEO: Magazine and video released to attract tourists to Somerset

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!

Youngsters invited to wildlife spot off St Ives coast

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.

BBC’s Flog It! coming to National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Popular BBC One daytime programme Flog It! is coming to Cornwall tomorrow, January 15th!

VIDEO: Latest Boat Stories short film captures Clovelly herring fishermen

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!

VIDEO: Magical Cornwall lit up during winter festivals

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!

Cornwall scoops British Travel Award for sixth consecutive year

Last week brought one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated award ceremonies of the year...

Eden Project forms partnership with proposed Devon attraction

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.

Final section of Devon’s flagship cycle trail opens

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.

Ilfracombe Lighting of the Lights

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.

Is Devon getting a white Christmas?

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.

Visit the Eden Project ice rink for its 10th winter anniversary

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.

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta brings multi-million pound cash boost to Cornwall

All I can say regarding the impact figures of this year’s Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta is...HOLY MEATBALLS!

Trereife Christmas Fair brings festive spirit to Penzance

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!

VIDEO: Stunning footage of South Devon captured from overhead drone

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.

Cornwall charity Surf Action to expand surfing sessions for military veterans

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.

Coca Cola Christmas truck to make first ever visit to Cornwall

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!

10 Top Tips For Stunning Autumn Photography

Autumn’s here and what better time to venture outdoors with your camera than the year’s most photogenic season?

VIDEO: Animated short film promotes Devon for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Who’s as pumped as me about the 2015 Rugby World Cup being on home soil?

VIDEO: Short film explores Devon’s lobster conservation

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.

World Cup Semi-Final Predictions

All I can say is wow! What a World Cup we're witnessing in Brazil. Do you guys think it's been quality too?

Lonely Planet ranks the South West the 3rd best place to visit in Europe

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.

GoldCoast Oceanfest 20th-22nd June

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.

Kenny’s top FORE! golf courses around North Devon

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.

Busy programme of open-air theatre around North Devon

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?

5 of the best dog friendly beaches in North Devon

There aren't many dogs that don't love the sand between their paws, right?

World’s fastest police car to be used by Avon and Somerset

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!

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Cornwall Events in June

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!

Former Masterchef contestant launches website supporting local eateries

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.

Prince Harry hopes for a match made in Devon

Ladies, we all love a romantic love story right? Especially a royal one!

Do you have what it takes to be crowned UK Chocolate Chomping Champion?

How would you like to return home from your last minute caravan holidays as UK Chocolate Chomping Champion?

VIDEO: Comedian launches Cornish satnav voices

What’s up everyone, it’s Freddy here!

Last minute May events in Cornwall

Hello everyone, it’s Paxo.

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Wildlife Attractions in Cornwall

Our holiday parks in Cornwall are ever popular with animal lovers wanting to take in the thriving wildlife around the coast.

North Devon chefs launch Seadog seafood trailer

“It will be nice to see people’s reactions to the food you serve them.”

Somerset gets behind National Golf Month

When the sun is shining there’s nothing I love more than getting out in the fresh air for a round of golf.

Run to the Sun 2014

Ciao amici, it’s Cheffy!

Devon, Cornwall and Somerset attract £552m from foreign tourism

So, I was reading the news on my iPad at John Fowler’s static caravan sites this week and came across some staggering statistics!

Kenny’s top 5 dog friendly gardens of Cornwall

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.

Success for Paxo celeb spotting in Cornwall

Hello my lovelies, it’s Paxo.

Ahoy! The Brixham Pirate Festival 2014

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.

Somerset Barn Owls shoot to online fame

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.

Do you think Cornwall would make an interesting country? Kenny says yes and here’s why...

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...

English National Surfing Championships 3-5 May 2014

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.

‘National minority’ status finally granted to the Cornish

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.

Brean Leisure Park to host free firework display

Hello everyone, it’s Trixie.

Freddy’s Favourite 5: Rock Pooling Spots in Cornwall

Most of my time spent on visits to holiday parks in Cornwall is either in the sea surfing, or rock pooling!

Does your dog tweet or cat check in?

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.

Paxo’s Picturesque Places for a Picnic in West Cornwall

Lighter evenings and the smell of freshly cut grass can only mean one thing – we’re approaching picnic season!

Philps of Hayle celebrates being the best pasty shop in Cornwall

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.

Burnham-on-Sea Bank Holiday Beer Festival!

Ciao friends, it’sa meee Cheffy!

Kenny’s 5 favourite dog friendly pubs in North Devon

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?!

Dramatic drone footage of North Cornwall goes viral

A breathtaking video of the North Cornwall coastline, shot using a GoPro Hero3+ and TBS Discovery Pro drone has gone viral online.

Tour of Britain returns to Devon

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.

Paxo’s top family attractions around Somerset

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.

One Direction film latest music video in small Somerset town

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!

Cheffy’s top 3 tastiest camping stove dishes!

Buongiorno friends, it’s me Cheffy!

Dog selfies raise money for North Devon based K9 Focus

‘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.

X Factor auditions coming to Newquay!

Hello my lovelies, it’s Paxo.

Charity camel racing at Cotley Point-to-Point

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.

Cornish brewed ale celebrates leading award

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.

Woolacombe named in Europe’s top 10 beaches

Hey everyone, it’s Freddy!

Cornwall tourism set to fly with Heathrow Airport advertising

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!

Kenny’s top 3 National Trust spots in North Devon

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.

Crash Box & Classic Car Club celebrating 50th anniversary in St Ives

Coming from a country that manufactures supercars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis, I can appreciate a beautiful motor when I see one!

Kenny’s 5 must-visit Cornish fishing villages

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.

Devon towns employ falcons to keep seagulls in check!

Has anyone else ever had their ice cream stolen by a seagull?

Glastonbury and the US await for Devon indie rock band

This summer, holiday parks in Somerset will be bustling with families who prefer to stay offsite for Glastonbury.

Hollywood prosthetics artist sets up studio in Cornwall

Hi everyone! It’s Freddy and I’ve got some quality news for you!

Paxo’s Oscars inspired top 5 movies filmed in Cornwall

Well, I’ve finally caught up with the Oscars!

Freddy’s guide to sport in Somerset

Hey gang, it’s me, Freddy!

Cheffy’s top 5 hidden coves of Cornwall

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.

Newquay Airport shortlisted for PrivateFly award

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.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Devon youngsters

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.

Somerset zoo welcomes first elephant to new luxury habitat

What’s up, it’s Freddy here with some exciting news!

Freddy's excited about ‘hottest summer on record’

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.

Hayle fishery plans to expand for disabled access

Hello again, it’s Kenny here.

Cheffy’s top 3 North Devon surf spots

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.

World Pasty Championships

Ciao everyone, Cheffy here again.

Kenny’s 3 favourite dog walks in Cornwall

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…

Winter Olympic commentary row inspires Freddy to become skier

Hey Guys! Who’s been watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi?

Easter Eggstravaganza at the BIG Sheep!

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!

After the Superbowl Freddy’s looking to play American Football

Hey gang – me again, Freddy!          

Ever seen a seal sitting in a boat?

Check out this video of a rascal seal hopping onto a boat to chill out in North Devon!

Paxo looks ahead to Truro cultural festival

Hello everyone, it’s Paxo here.

Freddy looks forward to the Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor Show

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!

East Cornwall Point to Point Horseracing

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.

Wild beaver caught on film at a farm in Devon

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.

Cheffy’s top five meals for a caravan holiday

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.

Paxo’s top 10 pooches

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.

Freddy excited for start of the Six Nations rugby

Wow, the Rugby Six Nations is about to start!

Don’t miss Freaky Nature at the Eden Project

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!

Trixie looks forward to an early summer treat

Hello everyone, it’s me, Trixie!

Kenny’s top 5 beauty spots to visit this year in Cornwall

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.

New app for the West Somerset Railway

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.

Freddy’s extreme activity plan for Summer 2015

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!

Made in Chelsea star Andy Jordan in North Devon!

This is some exciting gossip I have for you ladies visiting caravan parks near the North Devon area.

Ronaldo got nutmegged in Devon

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.

Love affair with bananas over for Monkeys at Paignton Zoo

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.

5 Ways to get Fit and Healthy Around the South West

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.

Hayle Churks Free Local iPhone App!

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.

Nordic Walking comes to North Devon

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.