Landguard Holiday Park is operated by Park Dean Resorts in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. It’s quite a small holiday park but guests can share facilities with Lower Hyde holiday park, also run by Park Dean Resorts and is just next door. The great thing about this is you can choose where to swim and where to spend time eating and enjoying entertainment.
Shanklin itself is a lovely seaside town with plenty to see and do for families. Landguard is around 15 minutes walk or so from the train station and is close to a Lidl although there is a small shop on site. The park has play parks, an inside and outside swimming pool, a restaurant and entertainment lounge. There are a range of caravans and lodges on site for families of all sizes including accessible and pet friendly caravans.
We’ve stayed at Landguard twice now, once in October and once in July during the world cup. Both were different but fantastic experiences and it’s a place I would absolutely consider going back to again and again. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the entertainment is all inclusive and enjoyable. Having a Lidl close by makes self catering at Landguard very easy and we’ve done both breaks purly relying on public transport and taxis.
You can hire extras for your caravan such as cots and highchairs and there is plenty of flexibility in the type of caravan you can book. We find booking in January a great way to get a good deal on the type of accommodation we want. The last time we went we were in the middle of a heat wave and we were able to hire a desk fan for a returnable deposit of £10 which made a huge difference to our comfort when in the caravan.
The kids are always looked after when it comes to the entertainment and having the park and pool on site gives you something to do on days you want to relax however heading down into Shanklin provides you with plenty to see and do, especially if you want to try some great food. I would say the food in the restaurant is not the best quality and you’re probably better of going outside the park or cooking your meals but it does the job, especially on your first day after travelling.
We have always had a great holiday with Park Dean Resorts and they seem to be our go to when it comes to choosing caravan holiday parks to stay in. Have you been to the Isle of Wight? Where do you usually stay?