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What’s on in 2022

We’re springing into 2022 with a great line up of entertainment for all the family here at Northumberland caravan holiday park Golden Sands in Cresswell. 

The team here at Northumbrian Leisure HQ have pulled out all the stops to make this season extra special for our owners, their family and friends and our caravan holiday hire visitors to Northumberland. Click here for our full April, May and June entertainment line-up.  

All your favourite fun activities are back including Kid’s Club, popcorn and movie nights, discos, bingo and more. And back by popular demand is Golden Sands’ answer to Joe Wicks – our very own fitness and fun trainer Callum Law with great games and sports sessions throughout the season. 

Highlights include a fun-filled Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from Good Friday (April 15) to Bank Holiday Monday (April 18) with cracking fun for everyone including Easter Bonnet Making, Nigel’s famous Easter Egg Hunt. 

An egg-stra special day is planned for our Easter Sunday Funday with Segway rides, Cuddle-a-pygmy goat in the Pygmy Goat Pop Up Tent, bouncies, assault course, rifle shooting and more! 

Our May Day Sunday Funday on 1 May is full of fun for everyone with the cutest mini ponies to meet, an assault course if you’re feeling more daring, crazy creatures and more followed by kid’s fun and live music and bingo for the adults in the Clubhouse. 

May 2 is Northumbrian Leisure’s tee-riffic Golf Day. Putt your name down at reception to play. 

Platinum Jubilee Weekend 

Famous for our Royal Celebrations (Remember Kate and William’s Wedding Party) we’ve a Right Royal occasion lined up to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Join us for our Jubilee Street Party on Sunday June 5 to share an unforgettable afternoon celebrating 70 years of service by Her Majesty The Queen. Join the festivities including Ellington Colliery Band and family entertainment by pre-booking at table at the Street Party and bringing your own food – that’s fit for a Queen. 

Enjoy family fun and entertainment throughout Whit Week and the Bank Holiday weekend including Alpaca Walks in the Park, Kids Quads, Bouncies, Sports Afternoon and more. 

Get your spook on this Halloween at Golden Sands

Ghouls just want to have fun – which is just what we’ll be having at Golden Sands’ this Howl-o-een! 

The magic will happen on Friday October 29th with our fangtastic Northumbrian Leisure Halloween party at Golden Sands Holiday Park, Cresswell. Join us from 7pm and have a scream with games and prizes for the ghastliest fancy dress costume, so be sure to come dressed in your worst. 

Then on Saturday October 30th when we’ll be saying get ready, get set -GHOUL for trick or treating at 6.30pm, followed by a kids’ disco where little pumpkins can throw some spooky moves. 

Northumbrian Leisure owner Nigel Thompson said: “We’re looking forward to a fa-boo-lous Halloween with all our owners and having a scream together! 

“We missed everyone last year. So we’re looking forward to an extra spook-tacular time this year. 

“So boo from the Golden Sands crew and see you on Halloween weekend. Be there or be scared!”

Have a ball at Northumbrian Leisure Golf Day

We’re teeing off the season for Northumbrian Leisure caravan owners with our first-ever Golf Day.

Owners and their friends from our North East caravan parks are set to have a ball as teams of four play off in a Texas Scramble friendly at Newbiggin Golf Club on May 31st.

There’s a great line up of prizes up for grabs, including Longest Drive and Nearest The Pin at the event, which is being organised by Northumbrian Leisure, home of the best north east caravan parks with sites on the Northumberland and South Tyneside coastline.

Northumbrian Leisure owner Nigel Thompson said: “With so many of our owners loving a round of golf, we thought we would tee up the season underway by taking to the green for our first-ever Northumbrian Leisure Golf Day at nearby Newbiggin Golf Club which is a really lovely course to play beside the sea.

“We always like to give our owners fun, new entertainment and we’re looking forward to everyone enjoying our first-ever Northumbrian Leisure Golf Day, which is certainly proving a hit among everyone.

“We’ve ‘putt up’ some great prizes to play for, and it looks set to be a belter of a day out for everyone as we’re all enjoying getting back to normal and spending time together as lockdown restrictions lift. The event will give owners across our parks in Bamburgh, Seahouses, Cresswell, Warkworth and South Shields a chance to meet and socialise – we’re all looking forward to a cracking day.”

Limited places are still available for the event, which begins at 12.30pm. Places cost £20 per person. To book your place call 01670860256 or email

Northumbrian Leisure is known for its outstanding sites and caravan parks Northumberland in sought after, beach front locations. With a great range of new and pre owned static caravans available to buy, contact us for more information about moving into your perfect caravan holiday home.

Golden Sands Holiday Park Virtual Easter Egg-stravaganza

Who is egg-cited for Easter?

We certainly are, here at the north east’s favourite caravan holiday parks and we’ve got an Easter Eggstravaganza of virtual events lined up on Saturday April 3rd from our flagship static caravan holiday park Golden Sands Holiday Park here in Cresswell, Northumberland.

Easter is always an egg-star special time for us here at Northumbrian Leisure.

It’s the first Bank Holiday of the year and a time when our parks are usually buzzing with happy families and friends enjoying the best caravan parks in north east England.

While we still can’t celebrate together just yet (although hopefully there’s not long to go until our Northumberland caravan parks and South Tyneside caravan parks can open again), lockdown restrictions aren’t going to stop us from having a hoppy Easter Bank Holiday with all of our owners thanks to our Virtual Easter egg-stravaganza with the fantastic Dreams on Moonbeams team!

We’ve a cracking line up of virtual Easter fun for you to hop on line and enjoy via Facebook live or Zoom. From hilarious Easter bingo zoom, have-a-go Easter craft making, virtual treasure hunts so you can hop around our new Water’s Edge development and more.

Northumbrian Leisure owner Nigel Thompson said: “Easter is always a very special time for owners across all of our parks. It’s the first Bank Holiday of the year and a time when the parks are usually busy with families and friends enjoying their caravan holiday homes by the sea. It’s not long until we can welcome everyone back again, but in the meantime, let’s look on the sunny side and celebrate Easter together!

“We’ve a bunnylicious line up of free Easter fun to get everyone out of their shells! We hope you’ll be able to hop to it and join us on Easter Saturday for our legendary family fun events – virtually.”

To take part in any of our fun and free Easter activities below, just email us for a zoom link for the events you’d like to join.

Saturday April 3rd

1pm – 1.40pm Easter Bingo via Zoom

1.45 – 2.15pm Live Easter Crafts and story. Kids will need a paper plate, paper card and cotton wool balls.

2.40pm – 3.15pm Live virtual easter hunt around Golden Sands Holiday Park in Northumberland

3.30pm – 4pm – Virtual Easter Mini Disco

That’s all for now yolks! We’re looking forward to seeing you this Saturday April 3rd on Zoom or Facebook Live at Golden Sands Holiday Park in Cresswell, Northumberland.

Virtual VE Day Celebrations

Lockdown won’t be stopping us from celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day this Friday.

Here at Golden Sands we’ll be marking the occasion with virtual events throughout the day. We hope you’ll join us from your own homes as we celebrate together this special day when the Second World War ended in Europe.

 Live Two-Minute Silence
Join us at 11am on Facebook for a two-minute silence as we honour the sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the impact Covid-19 is having on so many lives across the world today.

Cheers for Victory
 At 3pm fill your glasses and join us in a toast to celebrate VE Day. We’ll be posting a video of us all at Northumbrian Leisure HQ on our Facebook page. Join in with us virtually by posting your Cheers for Victory pictures in a comment or send by messenger. Why not dress up for the event in red, white and blue, make a Forties playlist and learn how to Lindy-Hop? We’ll be commemorating the occasion with a special showreel of all your pictures and videos, so be sure to send them in over the VE Day weekend.

 9pm join us for a Golden Sands Singalong – We’ll Meet Again
We’re all facing some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War. That’s why we feel it’s important for us all to join forces together and keep our spirits up. 

Following the Queen’s address to the nation, join us on Facebook as we sing along with Dame Vera Lynn.. Waterproof mascara warning! Get your bunting out or make your own bunting, wear your red, white and blue and get those Union Jacks waving…

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again 

Some sunny day

Keep smiling through

Just like you always do

‘Till the blue skies chase

Those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won’t be long

They’ll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won’t be long

They’ll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day

Virtual Easter Fun at Golden Sands

As we all know, Easter’s going to be different this year for everyone.

We’re all doing our bit to beat the virus and stay at home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make Easter eggstra-special..

We’ve some cracking virtual events to bring our Golden Sands friends and family together with fun events and activities to enjoy without leaving your home…

Maundy Thursday April 9 – Golden Sands Virtual Easter Painting Competition
Calling egg-cellent artists! Draw or paint your own Easter themed piece of artwork and enter our virtual competition! There are four age sections: 4 years & under, 5 – 8 years old, 9 – 12 years old
13 years and over. To enter send a photo of your picture via our Facebook page, in an email or send your entry by messenger. Just remember to give us the artist’s full name and category being entered.

Deadline for entries is 4pm with the winner announced at 6pm!

Golden Sands Virtual Easter Talent Show

Good Friday April 10 – Golden Sands Easter Virtual Got Talent Competition

We know you’re a talented bunch! That’s why we’re calling on you to join in our Golden Sands Easter Virtual Got Talent Competition!

Whether you’re a singer, a dancer, a musician, a comedian, have a great trick to show – whatever your talent – join in our virtual Golden Sands Got Talent Competition! Closing date for entries: Friday April 10th at 6pm.

Shortlisted finalists will be revealed on our Golden Sands Facebook page later that night, with the act getting the most votes being declared the winner at 6pm on Easter Bank Holiday Monday!

Prize for winners is clubhouse vouchers for when we REOPEN!

There’ll be three age groups:
Under 12s
12 – 15
16 and over

Send us a two-minute clip of your entry by Messenger no later than Friday April 10th at 6pm. By sending us your clip you are giving your consent to Northumbrian Leisure Limited posting and sharing your footage on social media. If you’re under 16, please make sure you have the permission of your parent or guardian to enter and send your clip.

When making your video, please remember to stay safe and stay at home.

The judging panel will shortlist your entries and post the shortlisted finalists later that evening for YOU to vote who should be crowed the Golden Sands Virtual Got Talent Winner!

The winner will be announced on Easter Monday at 6pm.

What are you waiting for!

Easter Saturday April 11 – Golden Sands Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!
We carrot wait for the first-ever Golden Sands Easter Bunny’s Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

This is really going to CRACK you up.. Make sure you’re with us on our Facebook page on Saturday April 11th for our FIRST EVER virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

The first clue will be posted for all you Easter Egg hunters at 11am…

You will have just TEN minutes to post the answer in your comments to solve the clue for the Golden Sands Easter bunny who will go LIVE on Facebook to follow you’re answers.. (staying at home where he lives on the park and socially distancing of course)

Points mean prizes for every correct Egg Finder!

Join in the fun as we go virtually Easter Bunny Crazy!

Easter Sunday Funday April 12 – Easter Egg Decorating Competition

We are egg-static about our virtual Easter Egg Decorating Competition.

We’re sparing no egg-citement in setting you mini Golden Sanders the challenge of entering our amazing Decorated Easter Competition..

To enter, make or decorate an Easter Egg on Easter Sunday between 12 – 2pm.

There are four age categories for cracking creations:

Four years and under
Five – eight years old
Nine – 12 years old
13 years and over

Send us a picture of egg-cellent creations by messenger or in a comment on our Facebook page by 2.30pm on Easter Sunday and remember to let us know which category you’re entering! Remember to get permission from your parent or guardian if you’re under 16 to enter.

????Cracking prizes for winners

Have a bunnylicious Easter Weekend at Golden Sands

The crêpe fun begins on Good Friday at 11am with Golden Sands pancake flipping competition followed at 12 noon with our Easter Egg Competition.

Hop along at 2pm for creature fun from Animal Antics and at 7pm the Musical Monkies and a caricaturist will be in the Clubhouse.

It’s how we roll…. Our famous Golden Sands Easter Egg hunt takes place on Easter Saturday at 10.30am (8 years +) and at 11.30am (under 7s).

Flash a winning smile in the Photobooth in the Clubhouse from 7pm then throw some Easter shapes at our Golden Sands Disco.

It’s Easter Sunday Funday time! This egg-stra special day begins with a cracking Easter Breakfast at 10am. We’ve a full line up of Easter fun for all the family from 12 noon with our giant egg and spoon race, Segway fun, paintball, bouncies and more.

Don’t miss our special guest for the day – he’s crazy, he’s daft as a brush, he’s Mr Maynard Flip Flop! Be sure to come and see his bonkers antics.

Princes take your Princesses to the Disney Princess Disco on Sunday night from 7pm. 

The fun continues on Easter Monday  with face painting  at 11am, pony rides at 12 noon while its DVD night from 7pm in the Clubhouse.