We spent the weekend at Thriftwood Holiday Park with my youngest son Jacob. Having arrived and received a very warm and friendly welcome we were shown to a almost level hard standing and for only the second time ever I needed to get the ramps out. Other than the fact the pitch was not quite level it did have its own EHU and water supply which I consider a bit of a bonus as makes life a little easier.
We then decided to get the Awning Room, we picked up from Leeds a few days ago, set up for the first time. It had all been explained to me in detail including cutting the slots in the main panel to feed the ratchet straps in at the same time to keep everything nice and stable.
Well it all took a bit longer than I expected and was awfully glad I had bought rock pegs from Go Outdoors and not just grass ones. I worked up quite a sweat banging all those pegs in. Some more than once as we quickly learned where not to put them and had to make adjustments so the sides were straight (well straightish anyway). Despite fiddling around quite a bit its still doesn’t look as perfect as Jeremy had his at the rally last week. I suppose with practice we will get better at it, oh and faster.
Once all put up to my almost satisfaction me and Jacob set off with the girls for a quick look around the site. Its set in some beautiful countryside and they appear to be doing some further development of new hard standings. We then came across the swimming pool which was quite frankly a bit of a disappointment being somewhat, well not somewhat, just very small and not looking good. The site also seems to be dedicated mostly to static vans and seasonal pitches with just a few touring pitches.
They have a great dog walk that is well marked out, as you can see in the photo, through some lovely woodlands with some quite steep up and down bits. With two pulling dogs doing the ups is an absolute breeze. However being pulled down a steep slope involves lots of shouting and colour changes in the trouser department. Dogs loved it though.
The toilets are a bit dated but the showers have been recently been refitted and certainly had some money spent on them. Shame they don’t turn on the massive radiator they have in there on. You need to have a key to get into the showers which is odd as the nearest village is 3 miles away and the entrance to the site is gated. Its a bloody nuisance as I get all the way to the showers to have to go back and get the key.