Hele Valley's Glamping Tips

Make the most of your stay in our snug glamping podsGlamping is big news in the staycation world, and if you’re looking to escape the hassle of a tent but still want an affordable holiday, glamping in Devon is perfect.
Forget worrying about pegs and getting tangled in ropes, because with our luxury glamping pods at Hele Valley Holiday Park, you can just turn up and feel immediately at home.
The Snug Camping Pods and Family Camping Pods are perfect for all seasons, are fully insulated and even each have a little outdoor seating area. The pods also have their own electricity supply, meaning you can enjoy the great outdoors with a few home comforts to hand.

So if you fancy putting the glam back into your camping trips in one of our timber camping pods, here are our top tips for making the most of your UK glamping trip:
GLAMPING TIPS Pack blankets. Our luxury glamping pods are snug and cosy, but don’t be mistaken in thinking it’s the same as a hotel room. You’ll need some blankets to keep warm…

Can't wait for summer 2017!

The team at Hele Valley Holiday Park have been working hard over the winter months in preparation for another exciting holiday season!On the 1st of April we will be re-opening the Holiday Park after the winter period. Yipee! We will soon be ready to welcome back our families and set out to do our very best to have our guests leave with an unforgettable stay and with memory's that last a lifetime. Each year throughout the Easter week we organise a variety of games to keep youngsters busy whilst mum and dad can sit and chill. Last year children took part in a duck race, Easter Bonnet competition, prizes, an Easter egg hunt and lots of other exciting games!

Whether you are on a fun family outing or a perfectly relaxed day trip for you and your companion, we have listed below just a few attractions and activities going on in and around Hele Valley over Easter!
Tapely Park are having a special Easter Mad Hatters Party on the 8th of April two sessions available at 11am and 2pm, a full tea…

Devon Tourism Awards 2016

In 2015, Hele Valley Holiday Park was nominated and ultimately took away the Bronze award in the Holiday Park & Holiday Village of the year category at the Devon Tourism Awards. Earlier this year we were amazed to hear that we were shortlisted for the third year in a row, this time not just for one award, but two!

The nominations were in both the Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year category, as well as the Holiday Park & Village of the Year category.

We were invited along with Devon’s top businesses to attend the 7th annual Devon Tourism Awards held on Thursday 10th November in the Great Hall of the University of Exeter. Hosted by Judi Spiers and with special guest Jo Pavey, throughout the evening the awards were presented to winners in categories as diverse as Spa & Wellbeing, Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Attractions.

Ilfracombe was noticeably put on the map with several outstanding local businesses showing their hard work and playing a big part in contributing to De…

8 interesting facts about North Devon and the surrounding area!

North Devon is most well-known for the miles of glorious sandy beaches, elegant countryside views and laid back fishing villages. The easy going pace makes for the ideal holiday atmosphere. 
It just goes to show that North Devon is understandably one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. But some things are a little less obvious. Take a look at these 8 interesting facts about North Devon and the surrounding area…

1. St Nicholas’ Chapel
At the peak of Lantern Hill in Ilfracombe is St Nicholas’ Chapel, allegedly the UK’s oldest working lighthouse, built in 1361! The building and its beacon have stood for over 650 years!
2. Tidal Range
The Bristol Channel separates South Wales from North Devon. It is placed second on the planet for the title of highest and lowest tides (second only to the Bay of Fundy in Canada), meaning that North Devon’s tidal range is among the largest! Records show that the biggest range is an enormous 45ft!

3. Westward Ho!
Westward Ho! is the only place in the cou…

Top ten things to do in the North Devon winter

It’s still winter here in Devon and while it may be cold for another few months, it certainly doesn't mean you’ll be stuck for things to do. North Devon takes on a completely different but equally as stunning character throughout the winter season. There is a whole beautiful county to explore, just be sure to wrap up warm and you’ll see for yourself the spectacular landscapes and countryside coastal views that the winter season can produce.
Today marks the day that the gates to our caravans and lodges close until Easter. Fortunately, our cottages are open all year round which are perfect for cosy family time as well as some brave adventures in the fresh sea breeze.
On top of that we've even gone to the effort of listing out the best things to do in North Devon throughout the frosty season.
1. North Devon is famous for it's beaches in the summer,but they can be even better in the winter. Go to one of the amazinglocal beaches in the refreshingwinterto blow away the cobwebs. You…


We're blogging again!
Unfortunately this year we have been slightly behind with our blog, our last post was almost exactly a year ago to be precise. But that is all changing, now we will be bringing you consistent reports of how things are going at Hele Valley Holiday Park and what we are all up to.

What a fantastic year it has been so far. Despite the often rather wet weather, it's amazing to see thousands of new happy faces (along with many familiar, just as happy faces) holidaying at Hele Valley in the stunning North Devon.

Here’s a quick insight into what we have been up to recently.

Devon’s Holiday Park and Holiday Village Award Winner

We were pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the Devon Tourism Awards in October announcing we were short-listed for another award, this time in the Holiday Park and Holiday Villages category for larger Holiday Parks.

The 6th annual Devon Tourism Awards took place on Thursday 26th November, at Plymouth’s Holiday Inn on the Hoe. The glittering …

Merry Christmas To You All!

Well, well, well, where has the last couple of months gone?  There has been so much happening here at Hele Valley, its hard to know where to begin!


Our End of Season Halloween Party was an absolute scream. Everybody had such a fantastic time.  This year we had a couple of surprise acts, one being the Hele Valley Dance Troop performing to Michael Jackson's, Thriller, the applause after was amazing and made all the rehearsing very worth while.  Our other act was Simon the Magician, who went around the tables successfully hypnotising the guests, everybody was amazed.  It is going to be a difficult job to top that next year, but we all have our thinking caps on already! Hats off to Steve, Neil and Izzy as the Fireworks were spectacular, everybody said they were the best ones we had ever done.

We held various competitions over Halloween week, The Campbells from B5 were very keen to participate and csooped up a lot of prizes, including 1st and 2nd prize for the Pumpkin Carving…