We did a 3 night stay at the start of August but because it facilities were so crowded and busy we ventured into Dawlish instead. We pitched at the very back of the site and the walk into Dawlish wouldn't be so bad if they hadn't blocked off the access to the main road. We were happy with the amount of space the children had to play despite the rest of the park being so busy but for the price we paid it would be better if the site could offer a cheaper option for those that don't wish to use the facilities? We won't return in August but might consider camping at a different time of year.
A disappointing stay this year. A very busy park with just rows and rows of touring caravans - no room for the children to play outside. It does have a park but we were very far away from it. This is definitely more of a commercial 'pontins' type park - if you a family that like a game of rounder's outside your tent then this is not the park for you.
Nice pools but very busy as they let local residents use it. Evening entertainment was adults only bingo from 7pm so not very family friendly. Not one of the cheaper parks either. Have to also pay for electric cards when you get there. You buy a card that you top up to use the games machine - thus enabling them to charge you £1. 50 for games instead of the usual pound. They are definitely out to make a profit!
We have just returned from Lady's mile, we booked last minute as an add on to a trip to Cornwall.
The site and toilets/shower blocks were clean and tidy
The shop was always fully stocked
The play area was safe and secure, surrounded by high fences and rubber flooring.
The bar was really expensive
The amusements were on a card system which you had to top up at the bar, the kids swiped the card instead of carrying cash which you may think is a safer option HOWEVER they spent the money faster, and the top up machines never worked, each game was extremely expensive e. G one grab on the grabber machine is £1. 25!
The pool was nice but really over crowded.
Overall not the best experience and we will not be returning in a hurry.
We had a great weekend. The pool is lovely with a flume my son spent hours in the pool. There's a dog walking facility. It's a flat site good amount of space. The welcome inn just down the road does lovely food and it's value for money. We will visit again. It's a clean child and dog friendly site. It's close to Torquay Brixham and Exeter there are lots of places near by even if it's raining.
We spent 4 nights at Lady's Mile from 19-23 August. We chose this site because we were taking three of our school-age granddaughters camping and two of them were going camping for the first time. According to their website, Lady's Mile offered everything we would want for three young children including a decent play park, swimmimg pools, and indoor play areas.
Arrival was fine and staff were very helpful in explaining the barrier system and the use of the power cards. We found a decent pitch fairly easily. The pitches measure 10m x 9m which just was big enough for our very large 7 x 7. 5 m tent and car. However, it was very crowded. The term 'packed like sardines' springs to mind at Lady's Mile! I guess it was the time of year and the excellent weather, but this site seemed over-crowded with very little room around the pitch for our grandchildren to play. All pitches are next to a road and with the site being so busy, cars frequently moved up and down the road making it a little dangerous.
The facilities are just about OK. We were pitched quite close to the main club and reception complex and used the attached toilet/shower block. This is tired and worn out, Poor showers and dim lighting (inside and outside) require fixing urgently as does the total lack of lighting in the dish washing area. Most of the time the toilets smelt quite bad. There is a need for individual cubicles for washing rather than in an open area where you are washing while people are using the urinals.
The shop is quite well stocked and reasonably priced, but the takeaway food shop is very limited.
We used the swimming pools and found these to be pretty good, but very overcrowded for their size! The use of inflatables in the pools needs to be better controlled as they presented a danger to young children.
The main play park is very good, but got very crowded. The smaller children's play area is very poor!
We didn't use the club at all, but this was very noisy late at night and did cause a problem for getting our grandchildren to sleep. Another problem are the gangs of apparently drunken teenagers staggering around the site when the club has closed. I would have made a complaint but I couldn't identify anyone.
So overall, I would come back to this lovely area but not during peak times and I will never come back to Lady's Mile!
We have just returned from a long weekend here at Lady's mile, we are a family of five with three small children aged 5 and under, arriving at the site wasn't to impressive as its off an industrial estate and as soon as you turn in there it is all in your face, check in wasn't fantastic, no information give, no map of the site, nothing, I asked a few questions as it was a case of here are your bands and on to the next customer.
So off we went to pitch our tent, it was a very busy weekend and we couldn't see a free pitch for a while so as soon as we did we thought we had better stop and take it as it was big enough for our large tent and we didn't want to take the risk of not finding another, however if the lady at reception was helpful and told us there was a field at the very end of the campsite (which we later found when using the shower facilities) that was very spacious and near empty we would of found this and pitched out tent here, as it really was a case of sardines in a tin, and having three young children who couldn't play outside of there tent proved very restricting for them this would not of been the case if we had more space! massively disappointed about that.
The toilets and shower blocks were fine plenty of them too, the only issue I had with this was male cleaners in the ladies, my daughter was a bit uncomfortable with this, but it wasn't a big deal.
The main park was fantastic, brilliant play equipment for our children it was just a shame they couldn't always use the equipment as on a couple of occasions there were much older children(age 12/13) taking over using scooters on the slides and not allowing younger children to use them which was a real shame, not to mention the foul language, not appropriate for a children's play park, also the lack of parents supervising there young children was shocking it was a free for all, this is no fault of the park just the people that use it!
If we had a map we would of known there was another park in the field, when we found this on our last day it was very pleasant.
We used both indoor and outdoor pools, both fantastic loved that they have slides not something you see often these days, we had a great time using them, changing rooms were clean and was easy to find a locker, the only thing that made us feel uneasy was the lack of life guards, with there only being two lifeguards (one by each pool) was a bit worrying, as they would often go for a break and tell you that you are now swimming at your own risk and with the slides people were taking advantage of this and using them inappropriately, also the pool was extremely busy so for little or no lifeguard watch was worrying, although when they were there they did a good job.
We didn't use the evening entertainment, we did visit the shop and chip shop both reasonable and friendly service, chip shop portions generous and tasty.
The noise on the campsite on a evening was minimal which was pretty impressive considering the amount of people there even in the morning the noise was minimal.
Lovely campsite, great facilities, All that let us down was the lack of information on arrival and unfortunately many of the people that use this campsite, unsure if we would revisit.
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