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Verdant Leisure exhibiting at the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

Verdant Leisure

Verdant Leisure is to exhibit, alongside leading caravan manufacturers, at the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show.

The popular show runs from the 8th - 11th of February at the SEC in Glasgow and showcases the latest models and widest selection of caravans and motorhomes, from the country’s leading manufacturers and dealers. The show offers customers the perfect opportunity to compare models, layouts and specifications. The event also allows consumers to discover more about holiday and leisure parks.

Manchester Caravan and Motorhome Show review

caravan show teardrop van

Caravan show highlights included celebrity speakers and retro models

The Caravan and Motorhome Show 2018 took place in Manchester at the weekend and proved an exciting and productive weekend for traders.

Rob Hawthorne, show organiser, said, “It has been another fantastic year – caravanning is more popular than ever! It gives you a sense of freedom and adventure like nothing else, allowing you to travel both near and far. 

“Being Brits, we also take incredible pleasure from the simple things in life, and love being able to take our home comforts away with us on holiday. This also makes caravanning the perfect family-friendly holiday option.”

Amy’s HR career on target at Cumbrian leisure group

 amy leisure group hr manager

A major Cumbrian leisure group has triggered a new phase in a keen clay pigeon shooter’s management career by taking her on in a senior role.

Amy Parker is now the human resources manager of Holgates Parks, based at the company's flagship Silverdale Holiday Park near Arnside in South Lakeland. The newly created post at Holgates sees Amy put in charge of recruitment, training and other support activity for the leisure group’s 150-plus employees.

Pitchup advises owners on setting up a campsite or caravan park

campsite or caravan park washroom

Want to set up a caravan park or campsite or improve one you already own? Outdoor accommodation specialist and founder of Pitchup.com, Dan Yates, has some advice for all potential owners…

“For anyone with land to spare, setting up and running a caravan park or campsite can be a lucrative option. Statistics from VisitEngland show that caravanning and camping accounted for 28million bednights and £950million of spending by Brits in the first half of last year. With domestic demand up 11% and visits from abroad rising by 20% compared to 2016, this year could be the time to get a share of the action.

Bridge Leisure Announces £1 Million Investment Programme For UK Parks

Bridge Leisure

Following a year of record holiday bookings, the Bridge Leisure Park group has revealed a £1 million programme of developments at its eight holiday parks across the UK. 

In Cornwall, Bridge is investing almost £200,000 at its newest holiday park Hengar Manor, with the bulk of the spend going towards new holiday caravan accommodation. 

At Trevella Park near Newquay, the group is devoting more than £150,000 to new caravans and two-floor safari lodge tents, which are the latest addition to the park’s popular glamping village. 

New 'Super Six' For Ready Camp

New 'Super Six' For Ready Camp

Ready Camp, the fast-growing glamping brand from The Camping and Caravanning Club, has added six new locations for 2018.

The ‘super six’ new sites bring the total of Ready Camp locations to 44 in the UK with a total of more than 200 well-equipped, pre-pitched safari-style tents.

Ready Camp was first launched in 2015 to attract new people to the pastime while also appealing to those who like spending a night under canvas but with a few more home comforts. Last year Ready Camp revenue broke through the £1 million barrier for the first time.

Let the great outdoors do all the hard work

Is your park utilising Mother Nature to her full potential? From stargazing to squirrel spotting, the great outdoors can provide the biggest reasons to stay on your site and here are two examples of how park operators are taking full advantage of their surroundings.

A Dutch firm branching out into the UK market has been luring visitors to its Northumberland outdoor site with the promise of stargazing under the nation’s darkest sky. The award-winning Landal Kielder Waterside offers private lodges with the use of hot tubs, from where visitors can spot the Northern Lights and meteors.

Retreat Homes and Lodges Limited

Retreat

Nestled on the edge of a World Heritage site, the English Lake District in Cumbria, sits a unique and individual lodge manufacturing business, Retreat Homes and Lodges Limited.   Here, with over fifty years in the industry, experienced designers and skilled craftsmen hand build bespoke lodges with thorough attention to detail and particular emphasis on the internal and external aesthetics, structure and environmental credentials.  Built to exacting standards, each Retreat complies with BS3632:2015 Residential Park Homes & National Caravan Council Specifications.