You may remember from one of my recent posts I mentioned that I had booked a treat for me and my boyfriend to a short weekend break for Valentines weekend. We went to the Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park, Northamptonshire for 3 nights stay in a luxury lodge. Unfortunately we had a few problems with our accommodation during our stay including the fact we ended up staying in a "posh" caravan rather than the lodge we were expecting but I won't talk too much about that for now as I have contacted the park and we are in discussion at the moment about how to resolve the problems. So I'll just try and concentrate on the better aspects of the weekend.
The park itself was actually much larger than I had expected. There were hundreds of static caravans and lodges, but it seemed pretty quiet while we were staying there so it was nice and peaceful, I should imagine the place would be heaving during the summer months. We stayed indoors for the first couple of nights/day due to the terrible weather of high winds and rain. We finally braved the outdoors on the Sunday and the weather was warm and sunny, I took advantage of this by snapping a few pics of the lakes and birds, and also the view from the balcony, so picturesque!
There are lots of activities available on the park including swimming, fishing, water zorbes, go karting, mini railway and climbing wall. There is also a multi-million pound leisure complex with indoor pool, gaming complex, restaurant and kids play area. Not to mention there are a variety of shops on site including a traditional sweet shop, pet shop, salon, vintage furniture, toy shop, shabby chic clothes shop and a convenience store in case you've forgotten to pack anything!
We stayed in a 3 Bedroom "Gold Caravan", although this is not what we booked and I paid £234 for it was perfectly positioned directly overlooking the lake along with some other lodges, and also had decking and outdoor furniture. The Caravan's interior was modern and nicely decorated, it had an open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area, 3 bedrooms, and a shower room. As you can probably tell I really enjoy staying in this type of accommodation, it makes it feel like we have our own little home together!
On Valentines night, Ashley was really romantic and while I was in the other room, he turned the lights down and lay rose petals and lit candles in the lounge and left a pile of pressies for me! He bought me the LUSH Lots Of Love Gift Box, Thorntons I Love You More Than Chocolate Gift Set, a cute cupcake and hanging decoration, and finally a dozen luxury red roses, perfect gifts and so thoughtful, if you're reading this, thank you! I bought him a Canon Powershot SX170 Camera, as he has just started a blog and needed a decent camera, and also some other little gifts including a photo frame, socks and his favourite Daim chocolate! We had a lovely cosy and romantic evening together, just how I wanted it to be! Away from everyone and everything!
Overall we had a lovely time, despite a few minor problems with accommodation and maintenance, but I have contacted Billing Aquadrome about this and found their customer service to be brilliant when dealing with my complaint, so I hope to be returning here in the near future for another relaxing break!