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About Caister

View of the park

Discover why people from all over the world travel to the 'UK's leading Soul Music Event' (as described by the BBC when they filmed Caister). Once you have arrived you have 3 or 4 days of non-stop soul, funk and fun at your private exclusive holiday centre with no more traveling. Free admission to all the venues and when you feel like crashing out your own private accommodation is always there for you!  Plus you are assured of the highest quality in sound, lighting, accommodation and entertainment to make certain that you have the party of a lifetime - but we won't stop there...

INTRODUCTION

Never been to a Caister Weekender before? Even if you are a Caister regular....CLEAR YOUR MIND - PREPARE YOUR LIVER - IT'S PARTY TIME!  For those of you who have never been to Caister before and for those that have....Welcome! Below you will find brief details of what to expect in the way of accommodation, entertainment, on-site facilities, etc, ready for when you get to Caister.

WHEN & WHERE IS CAISTER HELD

Caister is now held twice a year every May-Day Bank Holiday Weekend and again at the end of September. Additional special events also take place regularly. The Caister Soul Weekender takes place in Great Yarmouth. We take over the UK's finest holiday centre exclusively, becoming home for the thousands of soul music fans that join us time and time again just to be a part of the magic that is Caister!!

Our superb Caister Soul Weekender site is the UK's Premier Holiday Centre, Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth. This award winning holiday complex is situated on the sunny East Coast it is easy to get to by road and rail (about a 90 minute drive from London). At the foot of the page you'll find directions to the Vauxhall Holiday Centre location.

ATTRACTIONS & DISTRACTIONS

Your services and facilities on-site include: Bars, superb new Restaurant, Late Night Takeaways, Supermarket, Solarium, Sauna and Gymnasium, Adventure Golf Course, Sports Centre, 10 Pin Bowling, Games Centre, Amusement Arcades, Pool & Snooker Room, your own 24 Hour TV Station - Caister TV; your own Radio Station - Caister Radio; plus Swimming Pools, Exclusive Merchandise and Record Stalls and much more!

THE VENUES

Once you arrive at Caister you are in your own private party paradise. With several separately themed venues, there's bars, there's dancing, there's food, there's fun - and then there is the Terrace which hosts the famous Caister BBQ party!! We have five different separately themed venues playing the very best in soul, funk, jazz, rare grooves, streetsoul, latin and classic Weekender Anthems. The best Soul music in the universe and packed with like-minded party people. Venues include the MAIN ARENA, featuring the very best in Soul and Jazz/funk along with special guests and our famous weekender anthems sessions. Then there is the V-LOUNGE and the HIDEOUT where we have a soulful mix of various top DJs and sets covering music as diverse as Northern Soul, Motown, Philadelphia tributes, New Brit Funk, Original Hip-Hop, Old Skool House, 60's R 'n' B, Nu Jazz & Latin, 60's / 70's Reggae, 70's Soul, Club Classics, Lovers Rock, Soulful House and much much more. Dont forget to check out the CHILLOUT LOUNGE as well!

Chillout

Caister Cans

THE ENTERTAINMENT BUILDINGS

Once you arrive at Caister you are in your own private party paradise. But first a little something for all of you to take a look at, a map of the main entertainment buildings at Caister. You can save this picture on to your computer, study it, memorise it, then eat it! Only kidding, but we thought it might be useful if you had an idea of where to go when you get here. For those of you who can't remember anything about any of the Caister events you have ever been to - we've marked the bars, food outlets, sports bar, etc in big lettersCool

The Entertainment Buildings

LIVE APPEARANCES

Although the Caister Weekender has always been DJ driven, we have regular live performances by some of the greatest artistes from today's Soul and R&B scene as well as many from the original days of soul. Over the past 30 years virtually every major soul act and artiste has appeared at a Caister Soul Weekender. But we won't stop there as we're always looking to add new and current artistes to appear at Caister.

THE FAMOUS CAISTER BBQ

BBQOur famous Caister BBQ sessions take place under the Terrace on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons at every event, starting at 12 mid-day. This is your chance to enjoy this famous Caister tradition with the Caister BBQ DJ team pumping out the tunes on a massive sound system. The Terrace has additional bars, food and non stop entertainment.

THE SATURDAY NIGHT THEME PARTY

At each event we have a special theme party on the Saturday night. The Main Arena hosts the spectacular Caister theme parties where everyone is invited to join in the fun. More details can be seen on the "Event Photos" page of previous Saturday night themes.

THE TROPICAL WATERWORLD

Our indoor tropical Waterworld is free for you to use throughout the weekend.  Along with the large outdoor sun terraces, the indoor tropical Waterworld is FREE for you to use over the entire weekend so you can shoot the rapids, frolic in the fountains, whizz down the waterslides or relax in the seating areas and watch the world go by. Just don't forget your swimming costumes Cool

EATING AND DRINKING AT CAISTER

A full choice of culinary delights await you at the Reedcutters restaurant adding to the many food take-aways and the on-site kiosk shop. The restaurant features self service breakfast brunch every morning followed by the Caister Carvery in the afternoons and evenings on both Saturday and Sunday. Other food outlets include the Shellfish Bar, Jades Kebab shop, The Americana Burgers and Southern Fried Chicken, The Pizza Parlour, Ocean Drive Fish & Chips and more. We nearly forgot to mention, if you happen to be near one of the bars then we are sure you'll find the usual selections of crisps & nuts etc, to nibble on.

Breakfast

Carvery

BOOKINGS

We take over the entire Holiday Centre complex exclusively for these events. Your accommodation, free use of all the facilities, plus all entertainment and entrance to all music venues is included in the price.  A small deposit will secure your places and you can book online on this website, or by post. So don't leave it too late to get blown away for these events....book now!

FITNESS CENTRE, GYM, SAUNA & SOLARIUM

BURN OFF THE BOOZE & BARBEQUES at the FITNESS CENTRE, GYMNASIUM, SAUNA AND SOLARIUM
Wouldn't it be great to go home from the Weekender looking slimmer, trimmer or even just browner?  Well at Caister you can!  Whatever the weather!  All Caister Weekender guests have Free use of the on-site gymnasium featuring state-of-the-art fitness equipment and Swedish style sauna.  There is a small charge for the solarium but it's worth it as that Mediterranean tan really improves your post-weekender glow!

HOW TO GET TO VAUXHALL HOLIDAY PARK

The fabulous Caister Weekender takes place in the completely private environment of your very own party paradise - Vauxhall Holiday Park at the semi-tropical resort of Great Yarmouth.

Easily accessible by car, boat, train, bike, helicopter, private plane and pack mule the accommodation is top quality - and you can be certain of the ultimate in Entertainment for the entire Weekend.

Road Map


LOCATION: Vauxhall Holiday Park is situated on the A47 Acle New Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 1TB

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recently added attractions we only have a limited amount of parking spaces available at the site, therefore please share cars or use mini-buses for larger groups whenever possible.

BY RAIL: Great Yarmouth Railway Station is is literally just over the road, virtually opposite the Holiday Centre. Come out of the station, turn left and go over the roundabout and you will see the Holiday Centre on your right.

FROM LONDON & THE SOUTH

ROUTE 1: Take the A12 all the way to Great Yarmouth, At Great Yarmouth turn left onto the A47 and Vauxhall Holiday Park is immediately on your right, Almost opposite the giant Asda store and railway station.

ROUTE 2: From the M25, Take the M11 (Junction 27) to Junction 9, Then take the A11 until you reach the A47, Then take the A47, East towards Great Yarmouth.

FROM MIDLANDS & THE NORTH
Take the A1 or M1 and find the A47 and head towards Great Yarmouth. Vauxhall Holiday Park is on your left as you come into Great Yarmouth.

 

THE FINAL WORD...

The Caister Soul Weekender offers you your Private Exclusive Site - Friendly People - Friendly Staff - and Friendly Security. Vauxhall Holiday Centre stands for quality - Caister stands for the best in Soul Music!  There is plenty to do when you are not inside the venues, all sorts of activities and facilities.... in fact if you're going to have one or two breaks this year then here it is, wrapped up in one mighty package.

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