Doesn’t 100 years fly by? So many holidays, so many memories and so much to celebrate!
At Away Resorts, we really don’t do things half-heartedly and that includes Sandy Balls’ 100th birthday! To help mark the big year, we will be hosting a couple of celebrations across June and we’d love you to join us to help make it that extra bit magical!
Here’s to another 100 years of Sandy Balls!
Throughout the weekend there’ll be lots going on to celebrate our big birthday. In exciting news we will be launching our brand new Bear character who will be even more interactive than ever before and we can guarantee he is super cute! Secondly, guests at the weekend will be the first to see our brand new shows; Monty & Mirabella, a mime show exclusive to Away Resorts and a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Oddsocks.
On top of all this, guests are welcome to take part in plenty of arts, crafts and forest themed activities, a Mad Hatter Tea Party, which features characters, cake and tea, as well as live music!*
Sandy Balls has welcomed tens of thousands of guests to the village since opening its doors nearly 100 years ago.
The name Sandy Balls dates back to the reign of King Henry VII when ‘sandyballas’ – domed sand and gravel outcrops on our western boundary first appeared on historic maps. The land was bought by Ernest Westlake in 1919. In the early years it was home to a youth movement but his ultimate vision was to provide a beauty spot for families, and so in 1937 several log cabins were placed among the trees.
These later became home to evacuees during the war. During the 70’s and 80’s the village began to transform into the Sandy Balls of today!
Do you have a favourite memory of a Sandy Balls holiday? Do you remember how the park was years and years ago? It so, we’d love to hear all about it! We’re going to share these special memories on the park throughout the season with future holidaymakers and owners. Please email your favourite memories to us at [email protected]
*Some additional charges apply.