What do guests and the press think about Hendra?
Some results from our 2013 surveys:
I really liked Hendra; the caravan was spotless even though we were in a budget one. All the staff were lovely. The site was very well managed and looked very clean and tidy
Excellent Park. High quality vans (Perran). That's why we will re-book.
Friendly staff, extremely clean static caravans, restaurants, grounds etc .Great location for visiting beaches, Newquay, Lands End.
We were very pleased with all round service, attractions and entertainment. Accommodation was perfect and so clean and tidy round the whole site. We will come again for fifth visit for sure, and continue to recommend to friends and family - cannot find one fault.
Excellent Park - already booked for next year on check-out.
“The Best Campsite in England!”
We return year after year & are never disappointed. We always come for October half term. Every caravan we have had has been relatively new, spotlessly clean & very warm.The site is huge & full of indoor & outdoor activities. My son particularly liked this years new addition, a skate park! Daily entertainment is top class & service is exceptional.Would thoroughly recommend Hendra to families with children of all ages :-)
TripAdvisor, Amanda, October 2012
“Lovely Park, really nice”
Just returned from a 6 night break at Hendra, has to be one of the nicest parks we have stayed at. The caravan was lovely, really clean, and had everything in it that you need. The park is so clean and the grounds were kept really nice. It has to be one of been the quietest holiday parks that I have every stayed on. The pool was great fun and the outdoor one was lovely, even in September. We enjoyed the Club and the Tavern was reasonable for food and was nice. All staff were really friendly and helpful. There is so much to do on the park itself and buses run from the park into Newquay all the time. We can recommend the site for anyone...and hope to return next year. Thanks Hendra for a lovely holiday.
TripAdvisor, Dave and Angie01, September 2012
“Fantastic park-great for kids!”
Just on our way home from a really good 4 night break at Hendra, we have always stayed at Haven sites and thought we'd try somewhere different for a change. Our caravan was small but perfect for us lovely and clean with great views-the park itself is well looked maintained with everything geared up for children-great swimming and even better evening entertainment much better than haven could offer as it included lots of audience participation! All in all a great holiday - will be back in the not to distant future!
TripAdvisor, Larny23, August 2012
“Great family holiday park”
Just arrived back from a week at Hendra Holiday Park staying in a Watergate Caravan which was lovely very well equipped and very spacious the added extra of heating was very welcome. The pool area is fantastic with great slides which the kids loved. The caravan site is very well maintained and is spotlessly clean. There is lots of entertainment for the kids including amusements, skate park, play area, kids club, football pitch etc. There is a small shop on site and a fish and chip shop and a pizzeria and a bar where you can purchase food. It is located approximately 3/4 miles for Newquay centre which is easily reached. There is also a Morrison's supermarket close by. All in all a really great place for a family holiday.
TripAdvisor, Kerry Middleton, June 2012
“One of the best parks in the South West.”
We have stayed at Hendra on quite a few occasions and have always found it to be a lovely clean site, and convenient for most attractions and lots to do for the kids.
We stayed in a new Perran this time which was lovely, a real home from home and very comfortable and warm.
We ate in the bar by the outside pool and found the food to be very nice with good sized portions.
The club is good but can get very busy. We managed to find a table in the end, it depends what time you go in there.
Newquay is only a 5 minute drive away with a Morrisons and McDonalds just over the road.
Kids love the Oasis pool, especially the red slide!
We have been going to UK caravan parks for many many years now and Hendra is now our first choice.
TripAdvisor, Tag1969, April 2012
Best and cleanest site in Cornwall
“This is our 4th yr running at Hendra and it just keeps getting better. The site is spotlessly clean and so well run. The entertainment for kids is first class and the Hendra team work tirelessly to show all ages a fun time. We have stayed at many caravan parks but believe Hendra have the best value and newest caravans in Cornwall. Although the site isn't next to a beach the beautiful surrounding meadows more than make up for this. There are some great touches such as Henry Hippo and the little Hendra train which is free and tours round the site each day. There is a fab pirates den indoor craft and play for kids free for the first half hour. My kids loved it. Yet another great holiday. Thanks so much to Dan and Laura and the rest of the entertainment team who made our holiday great.”
TripAdvisor, 77Amanda77, October 2011
“We have holidayed at Hendra many times now and have never been disappointed. The facilities are excellent and spotlessly clean. The perfect place for a fun packed British family holiday!”
Steve Brook (Information Britain): “Excellent campsite in Cornwall. Couldn't fault staff on any front. Good, varied entertainment. My four children, aged 7 to 10 years, have been to several parks across the UK previously but the package provided by Hendra put it head and shoulders above others. Will definitely be returning next year.”
Charlotte Auty (Information Britain): “This was most definitely the best holiday I've ever been on. The pools were amazing, the nightlife was great, breakfasts at the tavern were gorgeous, the pizza bar was slow but the food was good once it came, the supermarket had everything, the caravan was spacious and the shower is better than the one we have at home! The weather was beautiful but even if it wasn't, Hendra would have provided tons to do for all ages, I'm incredibly glad I went and I would go again and again.”
Angie Linford (Information Britain): “I have just returned from Newquay after spending the best week ever on your holiday site. There were 13 of us in total age ranging from 1 year old to 62 year old. There was lots of entertainment for all the family, including live wrestling, which my son absolutely loved! I have returned home and highly recommended your site to several friends some of whom don’t drive, but I told them they don’t need to as the public transport it fantastic! I will be returning next year as this was one of my best holidays in the UK! Thanks to all the staff for their friendly approach and entertainment they are all fantastic!”
UK Campsite BeachSeeker, April 2011: “What a lovely place to stay! Just returned from a fantastic four-day break at Hendra in one of their new caravans, as we decided it was a bit too chilly to get the camping gear out! Super, smashing, great! Nothing is too much trouble; the staff are really friendly and helpful. The whole place is spotless and it’s within easy reach of just about everything. We found Morrison’s just up the road and the local farm shop too, and MacDonald’s. Loved the indoor pool, loved the club. Can’t wait to go back later in the year camping - pitches look great!”
UK Campsite Marcoe, April 2011:
“We have stayed at Hendra on numerous occasions and simply cannot fault it.
The grounds are immaculate and well maintained. The toilet and shower block is warm, and spotless, regardless of how many visitors they have staying.
We have stayed both in a static van and our campervan and have always had the best service. The girls on reception are polite, well informed and always happy to help. I would most definitely recommend it to anyone. The facilities for children are very good and first class entertainment all the way.
Keep up the high standards.”
Claire: “We had a fabulous week camping there last August. Relaxing for us and enough action/opportunities to make friends for kids. The pitch was a decent size and the toilets, showers and washing up facilities were spotless.”
D. Pile: “Great indoor pool and good facilities. Plus Newquay is right on its door step. Lots of local attractions, towns, beaches and supermarkets. Easy to get to as well.”
Anonymous: “We stayed at Hendra in Newquay and it was the best site ever! 5 stars!”
Anonymous: “I used to live in Reading and visit Devon and Cornwall on caravan holidays. I now live in South Devon so I might know a thing or two about this. The best place I have ever been is Hendra Holiday park in Newquay, North Cornwall. Great location, close to Newquay town (which is a great place with some fantastic scenery) and other fantastic towns; Watergate Bay, Perranporth and Padstow. Quite a reasonable price I believe although the last time I went it cost £10 each with vouchers out of the local newspaper. Definitely worth a look.”
Big L: “If you are camping or staying in a caravan then I would recommend Hendra it is a great campsite and very very family orientated.”
Jezzer: “Hendra, located just outside Newquay, is a very family orientated site. A mixture of mobile homes and campsite. Has excellent facilities, including Oasis pool, restaurants and bar. Entertainment every night. We loved it. Kids loved it. Am returning again this year. Excellent Oasis swimming pool. Very disabled friendly. Close to local attractions, including Eden Project.”
Busboy: “Hendra gets our vote. No saxo boys screaming around at night. Great club house, close to town. Even stayed there on the cheapy £9.50 Sun paper deals. Happy days!”
Gubean: “We love it here at the Hendra Holiday Park. So clean, lots of entertainment. Pool is great. A must place to visit and stay. 10/10.”
Anonymous: “Have been to Hendra on many occasions and this site is fantastic. Ok nobody can control the weather and this summer was pants, but staff did all they could to help and gave out free groundsheets when pitches got muddy. Toilets have always been spotless and showers lovely and hot, but not easy to keep clean when people are in and out in muddy wellies! Kids entertainment fab, cabaret bar good but busy, but there again what do you expect at busy times. Mario’s pizza very reasonable and fantastic entertainment, Mike Norfolk is a legend. Newquay has loads on offer for all ages, town centre is about 25 min walk, £6 in a taxi or there is a bus stop right outside. Beaches are second to none. Harbour restaurant is fantastic as is The Meadery. All in all a five star holiday and will be going again next year... (have been 3 times this year).”
Donna: “Brilliant place, there’s plenty of things to do for all ages! It was my 3rd time this year at staying at Hendra Holiday Park and I can honestly say that is one of the best parks going. I am 15 years old and if you are of that age then trust me you'll love it. The best bit about the park to me is the night time entertainment is fab and late night discos are the best.” ;)
Marie Irving: “We have just returned from a week at Hendra, we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the park the caravan we stayed in was really nice, the staff we met were very helpful. All in all a great week for myself, husband and two grandchildren. We are going to book for next year."
Louise Ford: “A brilliant 10 day hol at Hendra with extended family. Two families had a top of the range caravan, superb, and three families had budget range. The premium ones where bigger with more things in them like duvets, and better heating but apart from that the budget ones where excellent with everything we needed! Everywhere is so clean and staff friendly. Our kids couldn't get enough of the kids club and the entertainment was great too, very funny comedian. Favourites was the indoor pools, couldn't get them out of there, the train and the club, and pizzas from the pizza cafe! Town and beaches very close, we loved Dairyland and the Zoo and Fistral beach surfing even though its was a bit cold! We've booked for next year and my sister has booked again for this July. Thoroughly recommended the park, fantastic value for money, genuinely family orientated (no groups of noisy singles!), and has everything you'd need.”
Mumsnet: “Close to Newquay and a big supermarket. There's lots to do with a fabulous DJ/Entertainer, Dean who kept everyone entertained all night. There's a train, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, play areas, soft play area, bowling, kids entertainers, Henry and Henrietta characters and lots of night-time games and music for the children and bingo. It's a very clean site."
Miss R.A. Foster: “Me and my partner and 3 children have stayed here for the last 3yrs running. It has been the best holiday park we have ever been to, kids love it here. We try to go abroad every year but never happens! Kids just want to go back to Hendra all the time. Entertainment is fantastic, staff are all very friendly and place is clean and tidy with loads to do in and around park. We have done the camping bit and holiday homes from basic to top homes they are all clean and fully equipped. I would recommend this park to all families with young children, they will love it and because your kids are having a good time, you parents will enjoy it just as much. Thanks Hendra and see you very soon.” :)
David Bellamy award scheme: “Hendra is one of the stars of the scheme, so well done on keeping your standards so high.”
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2009: "Newquay, where Hendra Holiday Park is located, is known as the surf capital of Britain, but it's also a very popular place for family holidays. The town has plenty of shops, restaurants and gardens, which make it a great place to explore. Or your family could just relax on its safe, sandy beach. This stretch of the Cornish coast is a great place to get involved in outdoor activities. Learn to surf or abseil, spend a day coasteering, or find a quiet place to go fishing. There are also some good golf courses in the area.
If you tire of the attractions on the coast, head inland for a day. The Eden Project is within easy reach. After walking through the extraordinary bio-domes admiring the thousands of plants, from all around the world, you can join in storytelling and workshops. Or try Truro, which has Georgian houses, a triple-spired cathedral and a good museum on Cornwall's long history. All these activities, so close at hand, make Hendra a great base for family holidays. If you want to leave the car behind, you can catch a bus from outside the site into Newquay.
You won't need to leave the site to find entertainment though. Facilities on site include indoor and outdoor heated pools with flumes, outdoor play areas, Henry Hippo's children's club, a family arcade with Bowlingo and a club with great entertainment. Parents who want to relax will enjoy the pub, which overlooks the pool area. The on-site bars and restaurants all serve a good range of food and drink. The site has both grass and hard-standing pitches spread over 12 fields. Numerous water points are located among the pitches. There are also some fully serviced pitches. Dogs are not allowed on all pitches, so be sure to mention them when you book. The washrooms are centrally located and the hot showers are free. Washing-up facilities are also provided on site."