Adult only Pontins Dance dance dance
Pontins in Pakefield Lowestoft is a 1950’s revival of the old family holiday parks. Offering Adult only pontins holidays as well as the usual family with children get away. Updated in 2011, it now has a brighter and fresher look. It is still a cheap and cheerful style holiday as is evident in the pricing. But where can you go these days where there is on site entertainment, food and in a great location?
We went in September so the weather wasn’t bad. The resort overlooks the sea with the beach an easy walk down a grass verge and path. Whilst staying on our pontins adult only week; we walked several times to lowestoft town center. This is only about 20 minutes along the coastline and is a nice amble along the flat beach.
Furthermore there is also a bus that stops directly outside pontins Pakefield to go to or from lowestoft town center. The bus number 60 and 60A at time or writing and this was handy when we wanted to catch it on the way back in time for dancing !!
Gotta love this big beach chair !! ha ha
The accommodation !!
The chalets themselves have undergone a revival, (known now as classic apartments). However they would still be considered at a 2 star level. To see the rooms please visit this link. The rooms in addition are mostly equipped with a microwave, kettle, cups and crockery for snacks and they also provide you with some tea, coffee, sugar and coffee whitener to get you started. There is a shop on site that is quite reasonable and has all the usual, little shop bits and pieces.
The Entertainment !!
We went for the big band and to dance, the ballroom was great for jive and ballroom dancing. The Ballroom floor located in the cabaret lounge is quite large so dancing around was just fabulous. There was the usual dance tunes for ballroom quickstep, foxtrot, cha cha cha, and waltz and also sequence dancing, so it was just wonderful.
The stage was also easy to see from most aspects of the room. There is a bar which stocks an array of beers, wines and soft drinks. Of course we had the wine, yum yum !!. A pool table for the avid snooker or pool players was also available. If you don’t mind the ogling from the bingo goers, well let’s just say I decided on the wrong time to play and got thrashed. All in the public view of people queuing to get their bingo tickets. ah the shame of it all !!!
The food !!
The queen Victoria restaurant, being themed on the QV boat so hence shaped like a boat from the outside it also has some rescue boat-shaped seating area within the restaurant. The Queen Vic has a separate bar area outside the restaurant. The area provides pool tables, a seating area and large flat screen TV’s. It is a great place to just hang out and relax, read the paper or do whatever. The food was abundant and not bad considering the all-inclusive price. It is not fine dining by any means of the imagination but it is in what could be considered home style cooking and served buffet style.
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For the children !!
There was plenty to do for children and adults alike, with a crazy golf, indoor heated swimming pool where you can rent water scooters and water zorb balls to play with or water walkers as they like to call them. So much more to do, as well for kids with onsite daily activities. As this is a review of Adult only Pontins I have just added in only a bit about the kids. ( didn’t want them to think I was leaving them out of it completely ha ha !!)
So if you are looking for an Adult only pontins experience this is definitely a must try.