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Nowadays campsite visitors are demanding more and more

5GHz WiFi

Nowadays campsite visitors are demanding more and more facilities from their campsite and access to the internet over WiFi is rapidly becoming de rigueur. With the modern busy lifestyle, visitors often require a WiFi internet connection for their laptop or mobile device so they can check email, catch up on social posts or simply check on an ebay bid! It is rapidly becoming a mandatory requirement now that a caravan site offers a stable and reliable WiFi internet connection and can often be the deciding factor as to whether a site is successful or not.

The days when an operator could get away with a simple WiFi router sat on the counter in the clubhouse are gone. Users now want a reliable site wide service which they can use outside or sitting in their 'van.

Using asset finance to fund the great British getaway

Arkle Finance

Daniel Bailey, managing director of Arkle Finance, discusses the financial options open to aspiring caravan owners.

Amid all the headscratching about the impact of Brexit, there has been one clear winner - the Great British Staycation.

The weak Pound has given a shot in the arm to Britain’s tourist industry as increasing numbers of Britons opt to holiday in the UK.

The trend has sparked extra interest in caravanning. The trade body the National Caravan Council recorded an 8.7% increase in touring caravan sales in 2017, and an impressive 14% surge in motorhome sales.

First Time Campers & Glampers Top Tips from Pitchup.com

First Time Campers & Glampers Top Tips from Pitchup.com

With the promise of ‘very warm’ summer weather for parts of the UK* and holiday budgets being stretched, some Brits may be considering taking their first-ever camping or glamping break. Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com helps make choosing and booking the right site hassle-free with a new guide to first-time camping.

As well as providing access to more than 3,000 camping sites in 45 countries, Pitchup.com publishes handy tips for campers including a handy guide explaining the differences between sites such as tents, touring and static caravans, through to how to set up a tent.

Lesko Modular Group Ltd

Lesko Modular Group Ltd

Following on from our success at the Stoneleigh Glamping Show 2017 and the NEC Holiday Park Innovation Show 2017, Rubi Modular are delighted to announce that as of May 1st 2018 they have joined the ever growing Lesko Modular Group Ltd.

Having undergone an eye-catching corporate rebrand, we are sincerely proud and excited to announce the NEW Leisure Division,

Production is steadily underway in our 100,000 sq. ft factory in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Which includes two production lines manufacturing our Leisure & Glamping Units. Glamping has really begun to take off in the UK and all over the world. Our pods are welcoming holiday makers all over the country.

Please register your interest for our upcoming OPEN DAYs on July 27th& 28th 2018!  

Charity chiefs praise park inspiring £10,000 windfall

Charity chiefs praise park inspiring £10,000 windfall

Two senior figures from one of Britain's largest cancer charities travelled to Cumbria this spring to thank a local holiday owner who inspired a massive donation of £10,000

Michael Holgate of Holgates Holiday Parks was the driving force behind a year-long fundraising campaign in the village of Silverdale for Pancreatic Cancer UK

It involved a raft of different activities, and was supported both by staff on his six holiday parks, and by residents of Silverdale and other surrounding communities.

Mature planting brings instant returns

Mature planting brings instant returns

As all successful operators know, a holiday park business cannot rely solely on their location or the surrounding countryside and must provide attractive, functional spaces to make their site a destination in itself. Failing to understand the business need for well-maintained outdoor spaces, especially in failing to see them through the eyes of your customers, will lead to poor budgetary decisions and missed opportunities. Planting provides a softer effect than fences or walls for dividing areas for privacy and security

Bedale Camping & Caravanning Takes Club's Best CS Crown

Bedale Camping & Caravanning Takes Club's Best CS Crown

Bedale Camping and Caravanning, a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site (CS) near the North Yorkshire Georgian market town of the same name, has picked up the top award in this year’s Best CS competition. 

Club members have voted the campsite the best CS for 2017. Owners, Ross and Lorraine Jenkins, have invested time and money in the site since its launch, with new spacious shower blocks, hardstanding pitches with electric hook-ups, a dog walking field and a cabin full of information on local attractions and what’s on nearby.

Certificated Sites are exclusively for Club members and are small, privately run campsites that can accommodate up to five caravans or motorhomes and up to ten tents per night. 

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018

WHAT:            THE CARAVAN & MOTORHOME SHOW, MANCHESTER

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

                       http://www.caravanshows.com/

 

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.

Newgate Hurdles Barriers to Growth with Quality Accreditation

Newgate is one of the UK’s market leaders within the traffic barrier and gate industry - designing, manufacturing and fitting automated and manual barriers, gates and blockades.

A traditional company, based in Newark in Nottinghamshire, Newgate is founded on family values and employs almost 90 people, many of whom are fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and mothers and daughters.

The company was established in 1984 and now boasts some of the country’s most well-known blue-chip companies in its long list of clients. Wherever you go - whether to the shopping centre or the train station – it’s likely you have experienced one of Newgate’s systems.

 

Identifying potential barriers