It's all hush-hush as Cumbria park ditches diesel

Cumbria park ditches diesel

Holiday guests and wildlife residents at a Cumbria holiday park are resting easily now that its family owners have driven down noise and pollution by going all-electric.


Park Cliffe near Windermere, winner of the David Bellamy Conservation Award, has parked up its Land Rover in favour of the latest green transport technology.


Until recently, Susan and Derek Dickson and their staff relied on diesel to get around the 25-acre park, but had worries about this on a number of fronts:


"We did a lot of short, stop-start journeys in the Land Rover, but it proved both inefficient and uneconomical," said Susan.


Devon park treads red carpet in "holiday Oscars"

Devon holiday park

Well over half a million votes were cast – and it's now revealed that Devon's Beverley Holiday is officially one of the top three destinations for park holidays in Britain.


The verdict of UK families was announced at the 2017 British Travel Awards this winter when the Paignton park scooped a bronze accolade in the contest.


It beat thousands of other eligible parks to take a place in the final line-up of tourism super-stars competing in the "Best UK Family Holiday/Holiday Park Operator" category.


Members of family-owned Beverley stepped into the spotlight to receive their award at a high-profile winter wonderland gala night staged at London's Battersea Park.


Glastonbury touring park is tops – and so is Tara!

Glastonbury touring park

Glastonbury's Old Oaks Touring Park has been named by the AA as England's top destination for campers, glampers, caravanners and motorhome owners.


The family business beat hundreds of other eligible UK parks to take the overall Campsite of the Year title in the AA's 2017/18 Caravan and Camping Awards.


But the end of the season also saw honours for Tara White who, with her husband James, manages Old Oaks, based near the iconic Glastonbury Tor in the village of Wick.


For Tara received two top awards when she successfully graduated this autumn with a foundation degree in Tourism Parks Management.


New owner for Lincs park with grown-up appeal

park with grown-up appeal

Couples in search of child-free holidays can now stay on an "adults only" touring park which has been newly acquired by one of Lincolnshire's long-established family businesses.


Cherry Tree Springs near the coastal village of Sutton-on-Sea has joined Springs Holiday Estates which is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.


The group now comprises five holiday parks and one residential park all based in Lincolnshire and established almost half a century ago.


But whilst their other holiday parks welcome guests of all ages, Cherry Tree Springs is the only one promising that stays won't be accompanied by the patter of tiny feet.


Do you own a holiday home or are you a holiday park owner?

Do you own a holiday home or are you a holiday park owner?

Having a hot tub as part of a holiday accommodation package is becoming more of a requirement, than an optional extra, as holidaymakers have become more aware of the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy.


The interest in hot tubs has grown rapidly and they have become a very popular internet search term, so investing in them should assist you to increase your bookings and therefore your revenue! It is important to get the right equipment and then to have the correct water hygiene management and maintenance regimes in place. Poor quality products can wreak havoc with your business and will not only inconvenience your guests but could potentially be a court case waiting to happen!

Developing Customer Satisfaction & Repeat Business With Mobility Access

Developing Customer Satisfaction & Repeat Business With Mobility Access

In an ever increasingly competitive environment, the need for specific holiday and leisure attraction venues to reach out to a wider customer base is becoming a more pivotal influencing factor in managerial decision making.

A recent survey conducted within the industry has demonstrated this shift, with one in four businesses stating that they’ve noticed benefits as a result of making provisions for guests with accessibility needs¹.  It appears that higher customer satisfaction from accessibility provision often translates into repeat business. 

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018


DATE:             18th – 21st January 2018

LOCATION:   EventCity, Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Rd, M17 8AS

TIMES:            Thursday: 10am - 6pm

                        Friday: 10am - 6pm

                        Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm

                        Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm



Club Sites Open For Christmas

Nearly 30 Camping and Caravanning Club Sites across the UK are open and welcoming campers this Christmas, with many sites holding special events.

And what’s more, with a mix of pitch types available, the invite extends to everyone, regardless of their camping unit.   

From mulled wine and mince pies at Canterbury and Boroughbridge Club Sites to a series of special celebrations at Bellingham Club Site in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, there’s plenty of choice.

Willerby offers staycation inspiration with opening of new showground

Leading holiday home and lodge manufacturer Willerby has opened a brand new showground in Hull this month, where visitors can now view the largest collection of Willerby models all in one location.

The new showground offers dealers, parks and the public the chance to view Willerby’s extensive range of holiday homes, including the newly launched family friendly Skye that was unveiled earlier this year in response to the rise in British staycations. The showground is the second of its kind opened in the UK, following the success of its sister showground in Scotland in 2016.