Pirates of the Caribbean - Fencing top activity as ‘Jack Sparrow’ fever sweeps the nation

Tuesday 17, May 2011


Pirates of the Caribbean - Fencing top activity as ‘Jack Sparrow’ fever sweeps the nation


With the latest Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster hitting cinema screens this week Haven Holidays reports a surge of interest in swashbuckling.


Britain's favourite family holiday company says its fencing lessons are now more popular than free football coaching as young fans of Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, seek to copy their hero.


Haven offer a whole range of family activities including coaching in football, archery, tennis, golf and fishing – but interest in fencing is out stripping them all.  


‘We’re looking to arrange more fencing sessions to cope with the demand,’ said a spokesperson for Haven Holidays.   ‘The highlight of last year was the World Cup and football coaching was our most popular activity – but this year interest in fencing has been phenomenal!’


All 35 Haven Holiday parks around the UK provide families with award-winning facilities and an action-packed choice of activities.  Expect  heated indoor and outdoor pools, multi-sports courts and parks that offer climbing walls and the nerve-tingling ‘Leap of Faith’; Adventure Golf;  boating lakes and Laser Combat – facilities vary from park to park so check the website ( ) for details.


Prices for May Bank Holiday start at just £199 for a family of up to six arriving on May 27th for three nights in a two bedroom ‘Superior’ holiday home.  The special deal is available at a choice  of parks including Caister on the Norfolk coast; Haggerston Castle in Northumberland and Craig Tara on the Ayrshire coast.   Riviere Sands, close to St Ives where some scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean were rumoured to have been filmed is offering a similar break from £269. 


Fencing sessions are subject to a moderate extra charge – but buy an ‘Activity Pass’ to pre-book activities and save 30%  of the cost.



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