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Islawrffordd Caravan Park's new play area is a hit with the kids

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As part of ongoing investment, Islawrffordd Caravan Park, set on the coast near Barmouth in west Wales, has installed a new play area for the 2019 season.

The new £275,000 seafront play area, which opened at Easter is going down a storm with customers. The Evans family, which owns Islawrffordd Caravan Park at Talybont, opted to invest in new playground facilities after asking customers what improvements they would most like to see on the seaside park.

With an impressive Spanish galleon pirate ship, Santa Maria, as its centrepiece, the play area boasts a scooter track and a range of play equipment to suit all ages. The area is designed to be totally inclusive as there is a special roundabout for children using wheelchairs and entrance to the facility is via an electronically controlled gate.

The official opening took place on Easter Sunday with children hunting for 200 Easter eggs hidden within the play area. Everyone that took part also had their name placed in a draw for a large, fluffy rabbit named Harvey.

“I am delighted to say that the new play area has been a roaring success and the general feedback from customers is that they love it,” said Dylan Evans, a director of Islawrffordd Caravan Park. “We already had facilities that provided adults with a five-star experience and now we have a five-star play area for children to maintain that high standard. The aim is to give children the ultimate play experience in a safe environment where they can enjoy themselves.” 

The park’s other facilities include a swimming pool complex with a Jacuzzi, sauna and luxury toilet block, 40-cover restaurant and bar area and an entertainment complex. The 25-acre park has 201 pitches for caravan holiday homes and 75 fully serviced, hardstanding pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes.

Islawrffordd has invested more than £4 million over the past 15 years to maintain the park’s rating as one of the finest in Wales. The park won the AA Best Camping Park in the Principality for 2012. Among the caravan holiday home owners on the park is British motor racing legend Nigel Mansell who has holidayed there with his family since he was four years old.

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