Last weekend we invited my brother and his children down to the coast to spend a weekend with us camping in Thanet. We took our caravan and they brought their tent and we booked two pitches next to each other, ours with electric hook up. I was delighted to try out my gorgeous OLPRO windbreak for the first time – it looks really cool doesn’t it?
One note to make is Manston Caravan park only has a 5 amp hook up which means the kettle will blow your connection every time. Annoying but can easily be worked around with a trusty camping kettle.
This beautifully kept park is very spacious with ten acres of perfectly kept fields lined with hedges to provide shelter from any strong coastal winds. It’s a well established park with well maintained gardens, one thing you most definitely won’t be here is cramped, there’s plenty of room for everyone.
Onsite facilities include washrooms, showers and a laundrette.
There is also a great adventure playground for the kids that’s also not on top of the pitches but within sight of all.
My OLPRO melamine set came in real handy too as you can see above, nothing broken and very easy to clean too.
Manston Caravan Park is all about tranquillity, there is no entertainment onsite and no club house, you will also be asked to turn any music off by 10pm which is fine by us as we spent a really peaceful evening chatting, laughing and catching up on family news with nobody overhearing our conversations as we were all so spread out.
If you don’t want to cook your own meal The Jolly Farmer is within walking distance and has an excellent menu catering for all types, in busy periods it might be worth reserving a table, especially for large numbers.
The caravan park is ideally situated for visiting Thanet, including Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and other Kentish seaside towns. The Turner Contemporary Arts Centre in Margate is well worth a visit, they are celebrating their millionth customer this summer so you could be ‘One in a Million’ too.
A view of the downstairs at Turner Contemporary with the current Curiosity exhibition
Margate Old Town which is enjoying a fabulous revival and a joy to walk around is also full of pubs and eateries where you can sit and catch up on Facebook like this guy is maybe is?
Our verdict: Excellent site for a peaceful stay with plenty to do in the surrounding area to let off a bit of steam. It has to be mentioned that Manston airport is close-by and we could hear the odd aeroplane taking off but not so many as to disturb our stay.