13 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type


Date of travel

May, 2021

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip

Hubby and I decided to have a self-catering break in Lancashire along with our dog Boris. We stayed for four nights in a pet-friendly caravan at Haven Marton Mere Holiday Village, Blackpool. The caravan was very clean, modern, centrally heated and had all the equipment we needed for our comfortable stay and was well situated close to the wildlife reserve. Check in wasn’t until 5pm due to extra cleaning procedures due to Covid so when we arrived in Blackpool we headed to Central Pier to have some lunch at one of the cafes followed by a nice walk up to the lovely, quieter North Pier.
The following morning (Tuesday) we drove to Fleetwood which is approx 30 minutes drive away from the Holiday Village. It was lovely to have a look around Fleetwood as it had been many years ago when last visited. The indoor market is well worth a look for a little retail therapy. We enjoyed delicious fish and chips from The Ferry Cafe (14, The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6HF) which I would highly recommend.

Wednesday – We visited Lytham St Annes, approx. 25 minutes drive from the Holiday Village. Beautiful dry sunny day so we first of all headed for St Anne’s beach. Absolutely beautiful, the beach is so clean and there is an area on one side of St Anne’s pier which is dog friendly, so we were able to let Boris off his lead, so he could chase his ball, dig holes in the sand and have lots of fun. Afterwards it was good to sit having an ice cream and looking out to sea. We then went to Lytham town centre and had a look around there for a couple of hours. The town centre was very bustling it was good to see such a thriving, busy town centre and there were many shops and cafes open there.

Thursday – We visited the wonderful Stanley Park, it had been at least 40 years since we last visited. The park is still very well-kept, very vast and there are a lot of different activities available to do there including a BMX bike track, football facilities, tennis courts, etc. Canoeing was taking place on the lake the day we were there too. Afterwards one last trip into Blackpool North for a quick look around, something to eat then back to base again.

Friday – Headed home after an absolutely wonderful holiday. We enjoyed every moment and will definitely return again.


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.