This is just a short update to highlight some good deals we've spotted at Parkdean Resorts holiday parks on the Isle of Wight.
Generally, I'm not a big fan of 'last minute deals' at holiday parks. I find that you usually get the best deals by booking very early rather than very late.
The reason is that a holiday park has several grades of accommodation which differ hugely in price. The early bird gets the pick of the grades whilst the last minute deals are for whatever accommodation is best. You may well end up paying for upgrades you don't really need - such as an extra bedroom.
Anyway, the last minute deals page on Parkdean Resorts is currently showing these deals on seven night breaks:
That compares very favourably to the price for a three night break around the same dates. Nodes Point is £599 for a weekend or £619 for a whole week - only £20 difference!
At Lower Hyde Holiday Park you can have a whole week for £319 or £289 at Thorness Bay - that's almost half the price of the three nights at Nodes Point. Lower Hyde gets slightly better reviews than Thorness Bay, but the latter is closer to a beach.
At Lower Hyde, there are several types of caravan at that price. I would go for the ones with the green square saying 'New On Park' as that means they are less than three years old.
If you just want a weekend, then I would look at Lower Hyde or Thorness Bay which are £199 and £189 for July 15th (i.e. tomorrow).
There are also some good deals for glamping. You can either have three nights for about £300 during school holidays or seven nights for £300 outside of school holidays.
Here are the term time prices:
For more information on the four different Parkdean Resorts on the Isle of Wight, check out this comparison guide.
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