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Plenty to see and do

If a walk along a sheltered award winning beach sounds like heaven, then Challaborough Bay Holiday Park which is set right on the bay will be the perfect location for you.

Challaborough Bay beach holds a prestigious Blue Flag Award which marks it as one of the best beaches in the country.

There is plenty to see and do both on-park and nearby whether you’re spending quality time as a family or couple. From surfing and stand up paddle board to the adventure playground with a pirate ship for the kids, Challaborough Bay Holiday Park has a wide variety of activities offer.

Catch the Sea Tractor over to charming Burgh Island, take a trip to the popular Dartmoor Zoo for a fun family day out or walk along the South West Coastal Path to discover all this sandy stretch of Devon has to offer.

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A frisbee game by the sea A frisbee game by the sea
A plodge in the sea A plodge in the sea
Fun at the adventure playpark Fun at the adventure playpark
Fun in the ball pit at soft play Fun in the ball pit at soft play


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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Enjoy a fun day out with the kids at Dartmoor Zoological Park. The park has a variety of animal attractions, including tigers, meerkats, monkeys as well as bugs and reptiles.

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National Marine Aquarium

Be amazed by the fascinating underwater world at the National Marine Aquarium. Explore the many wonders of the UKs largest aquarium attraction, including the Atlantic Ocean exhibit.

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Pennywell Farm

With a variety of animals, activities and rides, Pennywell Farm makes a great day out for the family. From a treasure hunt to ferret racing, there is plenty to do.

The indoor pool at Challaborough Bay 4

Splish and splash around

Keep the family entertained at the heated indoor pool with fun activities. Recharge in the sauna or you can go for a paddle with the kids in the toddler’s pool.

Various water flumes at Woodlands Theme Park 5

Woodland Theme Park

If thrilling rides, soft play, and a zoo-in-a-farm sound like fun, then look no further than Woodland Leisure Park, with a range of attractions to guarantee you hours of fun.

Ways you can stay with us



If you’re looking for a quiet setting to explore which is only a minute’s walk away from a sandy sheltered beach, then we have the perfect setting for your next break with a range of holiday caravans, plus Ocean View Cottages if you are looking for something a bit different.

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Caravans & Lodges for Sale

There’s no need to rush around your favourite attractions if you choose to purchase a Holiday Home. From the pretty nearby villages to the sandy stretch of beaches, the Holiday Homes are in a quiet setting which you will enjoy visiting time and time again.

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Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 857 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


We really enjoyed the holiday the place was lovely and the surroundings were stunning. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We would come again
Confirmed traveller:10 August 2018
Published on:13 August 2018
8 out of 10


Great location, just what families need right on the beach. Caravans very close together.
Confirmed traveller:04 August 2018
Published on:11 August 2018
6 out of 10


Not sure if we would return.
Confirmed traveller:04 August 2018
Published on:09 August 2018

Hi Craig,

A lot of our guests are return holidaymakers, who enjoy our parks time and time again, with each stay exceeding the expectations from the last.

It is disappointing to hear that we may not be welcoming you back to Challaborough Bay again in the future. We hope that you were able to speak with the team during your stay, to share any concerns or suggestions you may have.

We also have a central team, who are here to assist you after your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact us, so we can address any issues accordingly.


6 out of 10


Enjoyed our holiday but would not return to this park dean site as very overpriced for the holiday.
Confirmed traveller:04 August 2018
Published on:09 August 2018
4 out of 10


I visited Challaborough yearly whilst I was growing up - always a family tradition that we took our holiday here in the mid-late 90s/early 00s (back when it was a Haven caravan site)

We thought it would be lovely for all of our new families (my little boys/nieces and nephews) to get together and come back. The overall park hadn't changed and is very well looked after, however, regretably the same can't be said for Christie's, the evening entertainment, catering and staff service levels.

We were advised on many occasions in the restaurant the wait on food was 1.5hrs and on one evening had suspended service because of volume of orders (the restaurant was half empty!!). The takeaway pizzeria was closed throughout the whole week, we were advised this was due to staffing issues but it seems from TripAdvisor this has been the case since June.

The evening entertainment was incredibly poor, most evenings you just used the staff children's entertainers - where was the outsourced acts/magicians/comedians? I felt incredibly sorry for the staff as they were very clearly being overworked. I haven't seen Christie's so empty on an evening during peak season!

The entertainment for children is severely lacking, you have no daytime clubs and on the evening the same performance/songs are repeated by one member of staff.

I feel really let down by the whole experience and I'm genuinely upset that the park has been left in such a way. If you advertise "amazing evening entertainment" and onsite facilities (such as food), you should be keeping those standards and not letting people pay for, what ends up being, an overpriced caravan stay.

Parkdean need to invest time and money into fixing these issues else I'm sure returning and new visitors will begin to significantly drop.
Confirmed traveller:04 August 2018
Published on:09 August 2018

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