Windermere holiday park strikes gold for touring guests


A picture-postcard Cumbria holiday park on the shores of Windermere, Park Cliffe, is now officially providing its touring guests with gold standard hospitality.

That's because Park Cliffe has joined a small elite of parks flying the coveted AA Gold Pennant, the most prestigious award given out by the AA to its highest rated parks.

In order to qualify for the award, Park Cliffe was subjected to a rigorous inspection regime which scrutinised almost every aspect of its facilities and services.

In the opinion of the AA's touring experts, the family-owned business can truly be described as a caravan and camping park right at the top of its game.

Events Inc - Celebrating 10 Years Working With Haven

Events Inc - Celebrating 10 Years Working With Haven

Events Inc are proud to be the chosen supplier to one of the largest providers of holidays and holiday home ownership in the UK. For the 10th year running, Events Incorporated continues to be the preferred supplier by Bourne Leisure to deliver a year’s programme of activity days, events and experiences, and new for this year some fantastic bespoke events, exclusively for Haven’s Holiday Home Owners. After a solid 5 months of work and 1000’s of hours, we have finally launched our bespoke events to Haven parks, as well as our Annual Experience Day Programme.

Caravan park gets electrical refurbishment - Caravan Industry & Park Operator

electrical refurbishment Rolec

A holiday park has had an electrical refurbishment thanks to specialist utility contractor Rolec Services, which installed high-voltage supplies and a park-wide lighting system.

The electrical refurbishment contract at Inverbeg Holiday Park, a site located on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland, was issued by Luss Estates directly to Rolec and included the design and installation of:

Bailey Caravans celebrate 70 years of making leisure vehicles

Bailey caravans anniversary model Pegasus GT70

A family-run caravan manufacturer is celebrating 70 years of production by bringing out an anniversary model. Founded in 1948, Bailey Caravans is the longest-established UK independent designer and producer of leisure vehicles. Over seven decades, the company has grown to become one of the UK’s favourite caravan brands, accounting for approximately one in three new caravan sales. It is also one of the largest producers in Europe and, since 2011, has produced motorhomes. The firm exports to markets as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Over 90,000 visitors flock to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018 finished on 25 February after welcoming 90,107 through the doors of Birmingham’s NEC over the six-day exhibition. On Saturday alone 23,137 ticket holders visited the show, with visitors including families enjoying a day out during half-term holidays. 

Key exhibitors confirmed a strong February event. “It was a tremendous event for Swift and the show continues to grow in importance,” said Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director. “Overall sales were very strong across the entire portfolio with standout performances on motorhomes and holiday homes. We were delighted that the launch of Swift Sprite Super at the show attracted considerable interest, generating a real buzz and a very encouraging level of retail sales.”

Shrewsbury company to celebrate Welsh links on St David’s Day

Shrewsbury company to celebrate Welsh links on St David’s Day

A Shrewsbury-based leisure company will become Welsh for the day as staff join in the celebrations for St David’s Day on Thursday, March 1.

Salop Leisure, whose Shrewsbury headquarters stand at the gateway to Wales, will be proudly flying the Welsh flag, some staff will be wearing traditional Welsh costumes and the company’s Love Coffee restaurant will also be serving up a special menu with a flavour of Wales.

In addition, customers will be handed complimentary daffodils, the national flower of Wales, on their arrival. Love Coffee’s treats will include Welsh cakes, bara brith and leek and potato soup.

Winner Takes Home £38,000 Prize - Camping and Caravanning Club

Winner Takes Home £38,000 Prize - Camping and Caravanning Club

A Buckinghamshire woman has won a New Generation Hyundai i30 plus Swift Basecamp camping crossover vehicle (CCV) worth over £38,000 in a Camping and Caravanning Club competition.

Rachael Gurr, from Milton Keynes, joined by her husband and 9-week-old son Benjamin, collected their prizes at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 20 February 2018. Alongside the car and caravan, the family also won a year’s free membership to the Club, plus a Club Caravan Manoeuvring Course for beginners. 

Caravan industry gearing up for another busy year

Caravan industry

As caravan parks across the Mid Wales and the Heart of England prepare to reopen on March 1, a leading Shropshire-based leisure company says there are positive early signs of another busy season ahead.

Tony Bywater, chairman of Salop Leisure, which has caravan and motorhome sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, believes “staycationing” is still as popular as ever with the British public.

“We were a bit concerned about the impact of the wet end to last summer, but the disappointing weather has not dampened enthusiasm for caravan holiday homes, motorhomes and touring caravans which allow people to get away whenever they wish to a location of their choice,” he said.

Investment into Verdant leisure

Verdant leisure continues investment drive with the acquisition of eighth leisure park
Verdant Leisure has announced the acquisition of its eighth leisure park. Scoutscroft Holiday Centre in the Scottish Borders is the fourth holiday park purchase in the last 18 months for the bespoke leisure park operator. Scoutscroft is just one mile from Coldingham Bay Leisure Park, the site Verdant Leisure purchased in early 2017.