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Wherever we go on holiday, we always look for fun things for all of us to do. Holiday parks are great for the activities available. Here’s a run down of some of the activities at Cleethorpes Pearl holiday park.
Outdoor swimming at The Lido
Swimming is one of the main things we look for when we stay at a holiday park. Not only is it a great way to spend some time but it’s also usually included with your holiday. At Cleethorpes Pearl, you’ll find a heated outdoor pool at The Lido.
Over our break at the end of May, adults could enjoy a child-free swim between 9am and 10am. The pool was then open for everyone between 10am until 5pm. These times are seasonal and could change depending on the dates of your holiday. You will be asked to show your entertainment pass before being able to enter the pool area.
We absolutely loved swimming in the outdoor pool, even though I was a bit worried about it being cold to begin with. The pool is heated so it’s a lovely temperature once you get in. Music was playing all of the time too so there was a great pool party kind of feel going on.
Lined up around the pool are plenty of sun loungers with tables and parsols and we always found somewhere to sit. You will also find lockers and changing rooms to one side of the pool although it’s much easier if you turn up swim ready.
Lifeguards were always dotted around the pool keeping a careful eye on what was going on and it was lovely to feel so safe and looked after. Photography and videos aren’t allowed in The Lido so I took a picture while it was closed.
Cleethorpes Pearl has two separate play areas; one in front of The Lido, and one at the side near the sports courts.
The play area in front of The Lido is quite small and has equipment more suitable for younger children, such as small slides and easy obstacle course/ climbing frames. The other play area is much bigger, and spread over a large piece of land. Here, you’ll find a zip line, sand pit, swings and climbing equipment.
Both play areas are great for children to use and it means there’s an option for something free to do!
Next to the larger of the two play areas, there are two sports courts. Here, you can play tennis and football in an enclosed area. We didn’t use these facilities this time however, whenever we walked past they were unlocked and available to use. You don’t have to book a time to use them, just turn up and hope that they’re free.
The sports courts are open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 8pm.
Before your break, you can book on-site activities either via the app or the website. We always like to book Erin in to at least one activity so that we don’t have to go too far!
On this particular holiday, more of the bookable activities seemed to be aimed at younger children with not as many options for Erin’s age (7). However, we did manage to find a slime workshop, which cost £6 for half an hour. The session was great and we were all able to get involved if you wanted to. Making slime was quite simple, with a mix of cornflower and water and then glue, paint and a special mixing agent. Erin had an absolute blast and the entertainment staff running the session were great.
Other activities include Handprint Memories, Baby Ballet, Sensory Boards, Glitter Globes and Superhero/ Fairy Academies. Activities differ between Away Resorts locations.
In the evenings you can head to the Show Bar for the evening entertainment. During our May half-term break each evening started with bingo. You can buy tickets in the bar from 6-6:15 pm and games start at 6:30. Bingo is cash only but there is a cash machine on-site if you need it.
Between roughly 7pm and 8pm you’ll find some entertainment for the kids. At the beginning of your break you’ll be given a list of what is on for the week but you can also access this via the app. During our break we saw the stars of Welsh wrestling, Nutty Noah and a children’s gameshow about animals and dinosaurs. Erin had a blast every single night and we were crying with laughter at Nutty Noah!
Unfortunately, we didn’t stay for any of the later entertainment due to Erin going to bed. You can expect entertainment such as live music acts.
Was there enough to do?
We found there to be a nice mix at Cleethorpes Pearl. We were able to spend some time on-site, as well as exploring the local area. We were always able to get a table in the Show Bar, there was always space in the swimming pool and the play areas were never too busy.