Making it work for you

Staying off site can be a great way to attend Word Alive. But if you haven’t done it before there are plenty of questions that come to mind.

We’ve aimed to answer those questions below, as well as give suggestions of where you might stay, so do read below. Or you can download the Off Site Pack . If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Download the “Off Site Pack” PDF

food on site

Coming to Word Alive from your off site accommodation raises the question of what you’ll do during meal times. There are a variety of options available to you:

Food Vans

Anything from a coffee and
pastry, filled paninis and jacket
potatoes, to a pizza or burger.

Pontins Restaurant

You can buy lunch or an evening
meal at their restaurant.

Fish & Chips

Pontins have a fish and chip shop open during the event.

Bring your own!

Some guests bring a packed
lunch or tea.

Nisa Supermarket

You can buy snacks and drinks
here as well as other basic
grocery items.

Word Alive Cafe & Java Cafe

There are two cafes serving drinks
and snacks.

With all of the above you can sit down at a table in the Fun Factory or the activity marquee to eat.

a place to hang out

Not having your own chalet might make you ask, where can we sit down during the day?

If you know others at the event with their own chalet we hope they’ll invite you in for coffee.

In addition, the Fun Factory has lots of tables and chairs available. There are sofas on the stage which you can feel free to make use of. In 2019 the activity marquee will be extended to make room for more tables and chairs as a place to hang out.

There is also a seating area next to Pontins' reception.

If you do stay off site remember you’ll need to buy event passes to attend Word Alive which are available from our website.

Live Stream

We will live stream the morning Bible Readings and Evening
Celebrations in the Great Marquee. That means, if you have
access to the internet, you can watch those meetings from your accommodation. It’s like having your own Chalet TV! That might be useful if you have young children who need to get to bed or feel like a slow start one day. To access the
live stream just visit our website during the event and follow the link.

Access Points

It’s worth knowing there are three points of entry to the Word
Alive site as one may be more convenient for you:

  1. Pontins main entrance
  2. Beach gate at the north end of the site next to the Beaches Hotel.
  3. Side gate on the west of the site at the end of Bastion Gardens.

These will have a combination padlocks on them. We will give you the code at the event so you can come and go as you choose.

Supermarkets in Prestatyn

Prestatyn Shopping Park
Nant Hall Road, LL19 9LT

  • Tesco Superstore
    7am-11pm
    Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Marks and Spencer
    8.30am-8pm | Sat closes 7pm
    Sunday 10am-4pm
  • There is also Boots, Costa as
    well as clothes shops.

Iceland
72/74 High Street, LL19 9BE
8am-7pm | Sunday 10am-4pm

Aldi
Meliden Rd, LL19 9RT
8am-10pm | Sunday 10am-4pm

Supermarkets near Rhyl

Morrisons
Marsh Rd, Rhyl, LL18 2DH
7am-9pm | Sunday 10am-4pm

Sainsburys
Rhyl Road, LL18 2TJ
7am-10pm | Sunday 10am-4pm

Asda
Kinmel Bay, LL18 5EQ
8am-10pm | Sunday 10am-4pm

Accomodation list

A quick search online will show you that there are lots of different types of accommodation available. We’ve put down some suggestions which are within walking distance of the site or nearby.

Caravans

Lido Beach

This is about a 10 minute walk from the side gate of the park. Their rental units do get booked quickly, however you may be able to rent directly from a private owner. See the ukcaravans4hire link below.

Presthaven Beach Resort

This is about 3 miles from the
Pontins park.

Robin Hood Holiday Park

This is 3 miles west of the Pontins park.

It is often cheaper to rent directly from private owners. See
ukcaravans4hire.com and then choose the park you want.

Rentals

There are several apartments, rooms or cottages near the site. Use the following websites and search under Presatyn:
Cottages.com
Wales Cottages
Sykes Cottages
Airbnb
Trip Advisor

Lilac Cottage, Prestatyn

1.2 miles from Pontins

Vale View Cottages, Prestatyn

1.4 miles from Pontins

Walden Cottage Prestatyn

1.7 miles from Pontins

Hotels

The Beaches Hotel

0.5 miles from Pontins

Prestatyn B&B

0.9 miles from Pontins

Halcyon Quest Hotel

1 mile from Pontins

Plas Ifan Hotel

1.2 miles from Pontins

The Red Lion Inn

2.1 miles from Pontins

We plan for off site guests to be able to park on site each day. When you  arrive at Pontins stewards will tell you where you there is space to park.

If all those places have been taken the map shows you where you can park nearby and how you can then access the site.

Please park legally.

Disabled Guests

There is some limited parking on site for disabled guests.

Please make yourself known to a steward who will be at the main gate and they will give you a sign to display in your car and show you where to park.

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There is a charge of £3.50 to park for the day in the car parks shown. Some local roads don’t have parking restrictions, e.g. roads leading off Bastion Road.

extra tips for students

Off site accommodation can be a great alternative for CU students at Word Alive!

Off site accomodation is often more affordable, and spaces aren’t limited in the way on site accomodation is.

  • Talk to your CU Staff Worker or group organiser to let them know if you aim to book off site accommodation
  • off site CU students receive a free hot drink voucher for the Word Alive café each day - don’t forget to claim it!
  • Remember you’ll need to get both an off site pass from word alive and book somewhere to sleep off site
  • Your off site passes are half price
  • Please note that most private caravan parks don’t allow single sex bookings to prevent stag and hen parties, so you may wish to contact the owners to see if there is any lee-way.  Here is some suggested wording: "We are a single sex group wishing to book this caravan. We are attending a local Christian conference that takes place locally each year. The event is ‘Word Alive’ and can you can see details of the event here: https://wordaliveevent.org. Due to our Christian values we do wish to book a single sex caravan, and we wonder if you could make an exception in our circumstance for our booking. If you have any further questions please do get in touch."
  • If you have any further questions about booking off site accommodation, please ask your CU Staff Worker in the first instance or contact info@uccf.org.uk or mail@wordaliveevent.org

event passes

Many guests stay in a B&B, caravan or cottage local to Prestatyn and come to Word Alive each day. This is an option we’re keen to expand so more guests can join us.

If you stay off site you need to buy an Event Pass giving you access to the full Word Alive programme as well as the facilities of the Holiday Park. These will be available on this website in the autumn.

The access points to the site will be available at all hours, so you can come and go as you choose, for instance staying late for After Hours.

Evening celebrations are streamed live on youtube, so if you have wifi access you can watch the evening meetings as though you had chalet TV.

Some local accommodation is within walking distance to the site. For instance the Beaches Hotel or the Lido Beach Caravan Park – see www.lyonsholidayparks.co.uk and click on Lido Beach, or call 01745 881915.

There are a variety of places to stay in and around Prestatyn – you may find the cheapest are caravan parks nearby.

Good news on prices!

standard rates

Event Pass prices for 2019 are being held at the 2017 rate:

Adult: £150

Child: £75 (aged 4-18 if they are still at school)

 Age 3 and under: free

concessions

We have half price event passes available to the following people:

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Low income families
  • Full time church or christian ministry workers & families

complimentary event pass

If you need a full time carer, we are pleased to offer a complimentary event pass to your registered carer.