Family fishing holidays are a firm favourite
17 October 2017
Cofton is the home of family fishing holidays
At Cofton we have a resident angling coach. Our family fishing coaching is a great introduction to fishing for beginners, or a stepping stone to improving entry level anglers’ skills. These sessions run weekly throughout the school holidays, including half-term.
A coaching session will be fun and informative, all equipment, tackle and bait will be provided.
You may have already met our coach Roly Palmer, and with over 30 years’ experience he knows a thing or two about getting beginners catching and enjoying fishing! For anglers aged 12 and above, a current rod licence is normally required. However, whilst under the guidance of our coach, a rod licence isn’t required. We’re sure you’ll catch the bug, so for any further fishing you will need to obtain a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence.
Included in the coaching session will be 20 minutes of private tuition and from then you’ll be set-up to fish for the rest of the day. The coach will be on hand to watch over, assist and advise for the rest of your session. The fishing takes place from our comfortable platform swims, and we can also accommodate disabled anglers with our easy access pegs.
You’ll need to book to take advantage of this superb opportunity, at only £8 per person (including the above-mentioned bait, tackle and equipment), this represents fantastic value for those looking to get into the fabulous sport that is fishing!
The coaching session will hopefully give you the confidence to fish independently for the rest of your stay! Equipment is available to hire or purchase from our tackle shop as well as ongoing advice.
We’re perfectly situated in the heart of South Devon, allowing you to make the most of your holiday in Devon. There’s so many awesome attractions waiting to be explored, and here’s some of our favourite Devon Day’s Out. Being surrounded by luscious green rolling hills can often inspire our guests to get active! The flat and accessible Exe Estuary Cycling Trail is a favourite, even for those who may be a bit wobbly on the bike! You can pick up the trail less than a mile from Cofton, heading down to Dawlish in one direction, and taking in some breathtaking panorama’s as you head up the Exe Estuary towards the regional capital of Exeter. Our handy guide to cycling holidays in Devon will give you all our favourite rides!
Cofton kids love our daytime entertainment! Kid’s Club runs daily throughout the school holidays, and our Cofton-saurus Digby will be bouncing around causing mischief! Our evening entertainment is perfect for the grown-ups to relax with a cold beverage in hand after a busy day exploring. From March to October in the Warren Retreat, you can enjoy the company of our esteemed cabaret acts!
For something a little more cosy, head to The Swan Inn. Our very own country pub serves only the finest local fares, including our personal favourite Devonshire Red… aaah!
Are you ready for some action? Our school holiday activities include Zorbing, Segways, and Archery! Perfect for settling family bragging rights!
So, occasionally there’s the odd day when a splash of rain interrupts the day! Even the most active of families won’t be bored waiting for the sunshine to show its face again!
Swim and splash to your heart’s content in our indoor pool. Feel the heat and treat yourself in our sauna and steam room, our favourite way to unwind.
Bring your swag bag full of loose change – you could hit the jackpot in our amusements arcade. How about a game of Bowlingo to keep the competitive siblings happy!
Book your October Half Term Holidays break now
Some of your kind words...
A brilliant stay as always. We stayed in a cottage this time which was beautiful and very well equipped. Lots of lovely little touches with a welcome hamper and lots of board games. Hubbie was well impressed with the huge TV too. Loved the courtyard and we were lucky enough to have the weather to BBQ 2 of the days. All the staff from reception to the shop to the entertainment were friendly and very accommodating of both my girls. Used the chippy which has recently changed hands and the food was still great. There is lots to do, loved the swimming, the zip wire, the park and walk in the woods and around the fishing lake. Have to be honest though we missed the caravan...... will definitely be back, hopefully in the Fernworthy van with the hot tub.
Had an amazing weeks holiday. The park was immaculate, the outdoor pool was spotless and the cleaning blocks were cleaned regularly. All the staff were very helpful and the shop on site was reasonably priced. We went with two kids (aged 6 and 7) and our dog, the kids were never bored and had an amazing holiday. We will definitely be returning next year!
My family and I stayed for 5 nights in July, aged between 13 and 40 and we all had a brilliant family stay. The teenagers loved the outdoor pool and the woods and we all loved the donkeys. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and it’s still got a lovely relaxing atmosphere and has all the facilities you could want for a camping holiday. I must say the fish and chip shop is the best we have ever had at a holiday park, reasonable prices and good sized portions. We have booked to come back again on 25th August for a week and can’t wait!
I visited when my relatives came over from Canada and fell in love. I was lucky enough to stay for a week last August for my sons 2nd birthday. It has got to be one of my favourite places to go. Absolutely beautiful, quiet, good facilities, lovely restaurants. The staff are outstanding. I can't wait to come back again this year!
Stayed in campervan for a weekend. Great campsite good location, plenty of things for all to do. Great fishing lakes all in a short walk through the woodland to the lovely Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. Couldn't fault.
Highbridge, United Kingdom
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol