You can choose between the convenience of Half Board and the flexibility of self-catering, as well as from a range of standards of accommodation.

All the accommodation is in apartments, which are on the ground or first floor and have one or two bedrooms (sleeping two per room in single beds) as well as a sofabed in the lounge/kitchen area.

For Word Alive all prices include electricity and heating. Please note that unlike previous years you need to bring your own bed linen. Pillows and duvets are provided in all apartments.


Self-catering gives you independence and space to organise your day as you wish. Pontins has its own on-park supermarket for your basic needs. There are also some food vans providing a tasty break from doing the cooking yourself.

Half Board

If you fancy a holiday without the cooking and washing up then half board is for you. This year Pontins are charging £15/day for each adult (14 years and over) or £7.50/day for a child (aged between 4 and 13. Under 4s are free). Pontins can usually cater for special dietary requirements.

  • Wide range of food available
  • Healthy and vegetarian options
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks included

When you book simply add the number of half board places you would like and you will be charged £75/adult or £37.50/child extra. Please note that some of your party can be half board while others are self-catering.

Onsite accommodation comes in three grades. If you’ve been to Word Alive before please note that the bedding configuration has changed from previous years.

All accommodation has a fitted kitchen including a toaster, microwave, kettle and basic utensils.

Studios, Popular, Classic, Club

Accommodating just two people, studios contain a small kitchenette with toaster, microwave, kettle and colour TV. The bathroom has a full-length bath and shower.

Offering good value for money, Popular apartments have a colour TV, a bathroom with a full-length bath and a lounge area.

Classic apartments have all the facilities of Popular, but include a shower in three quarter length bath.

Club apartments have all the facilities of Classic, but include a flat screen TV with digital channels, a complimentary tea and coffee pack, iron, and daily newspaper token. They are situated near to Word Alive’s main venue, the Great Marquee.