Check out our new play equipment at Highlands End!

18 February 2020Holiday Park News

Where else would you get a children’s play area, with a view like this and with its own unique fire engine? Only at Highlands End – Dorset’s Holiday Park of the Year.

In August last year, the park was busy as ever and we were already planning our 2020 season. This is our 50th season as a family run holiday park.  Over the last few years we had built a new play area next to Martin’s Bar & Restaurant and also opened our new soft indoor play area ‘The Little Fire Engine’. So as the sun was shining on a glorious summer’s day I thought it was time we looked at upgrading our play area. This is situated next to the touring and camping area, close to the coast path.

After a few phone calls, visits by suppliers, measuring areas and ideas reviewed, by October we had a plan. And totally by chance we decided to fit in with all our other fire memorabilia at Highlands, and have our own life size play fire engine!

Construction of the new play equipment

Working with Cathy, PJ and their team at ‘Outdoor Play People’ on a damp day in December the work started. To say we had a new mud bath is an understatement. I think we decided to build a play area, on a cliff top, in the wettest and windiest December and January we have had for a while.

But by the end of January, we had our Bespoke Fire Engine and Fire Station Themed Play Frame complete. Including tower platforms, fireman’s poles, tube slide, V-net bridge, ladder bars. There is also a fire rescue training platform with a vertical climbing wall. And if this wasn’t enough, we have new swings including a Birds Nest Swing.

All of this is suitable for ‘Fire Fighters’ aged 5 to 14. Remember that younger Fire Fighters do need a more experienced Station Officer to accompany them at all times.

Indoor firefighter treats

You can make your visit even more firefighter themed indoors our younger visitors. We have lots of children’s fire helmets, the new Blaze Bear, Bags, Fire Engine Mugs and Toys available at the Park Shop ‘The Cowshed’. In Martin’s Restaurant we have our new Mini Firefighter Meals including Fireman Theo’s Bolognese and Station Officer Joe’s Chicken Nuggets.

 

 

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

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    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse