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Eco-friendly Cumbria park pulls plug on dirty dish chores

Eco-friendly Cumbria park pulls plug on dirty dish chores

The estimated 95% of men who do the family's dishes when on holiday have been handed a reprieve by Lake District holiday park Skelwith Fold.

That's because the Ambleside business is providing its touring guests with free use of an automatic dishwasher which takes just five minutes to clean and dry a full load.

Specially designed for touring caravan and motorhome users, the super-fast machines have recently become a familiar sight on many parks in mainland Europe.

But Skelwith Fold, according to the Dutch manufacturers Easy Be, is now the first UK park to install the eco-friendly facility for its guests.

It means that the party's official washer-upper can now jettison the J-cloth in favour of a cup of coffee while technology takes over the toil.

Shrewsbury’s glowing reputation for its Christmas lights display has rubbed off on a popular caravan park in the town.

Shrewsbury’s glowing reputation for its Christmas lights display has rubbed off on a popular caravan park in the town.

Every year, Oxon Hall Touring Park and Oxon Pool Holiday Home Park have an official switch-on of their own impressive Christmas lights a few days after the town’s lights ceremony.

The 2018 switch-on will be celebrated with a hog roast on November 17, which is free for holiday home owners on the park and people staying on the touring park. In return, the managers will ask for a donation to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the charity chosen by parks owner Morris Leisure and sister company Morris Lubricants in 2018.

Last year, the parks raised £2,865 for The Alzheimer’s Society. Such is the popularity of the Christmas lights switch-on weekend that pitches on the touring park have been fully booked since January.

Awards spotlight beckons for Dales family's holiday park 

Awards spotlight beckons for Dales family's holiday park 

Family and staff at a North Yorkshire holiday park are celebrating after their business was named this summer as a finalist in the prestigious White Rose Awards 2018.

Riverside Caravan Park in the village of High Bentham was declared by judges to be among the very best holiday providers in the county.

Now business owners Thomas Marshall and his wife Jane must wait until 12 November to see if Riverside is crowned as overall winner in the holiday parks category.

The finals will take place at a glittering ceremony at Harrogate Conference Centre attended by top tourism chiefs and other VIP guests from across North Yorkshire.

New Memoir Exposes “Dark Side” of Caravan Park Life

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In his new book, Hell of a Caravan Park, Septimus exposes all!

Millions of Brits dream of packing up working life, packing up the house and moving into a leisure park. Yes, the caravan lifestyle is about as perfect and British as it gets.

But not for Septimus Cooper, whose own transition from the world of finance to a retirement in Cumbria’s South Lakeland came with more than a few grey hairs. In fact, it was and still is a never-ending turmoil that destroys everything caravan life stands for.

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Five-star rating for caravan insurance provider

Caravan insurance Caravan Guard’s Director of Relations Neil Menzies

A specialist caravan insurance provider, Caravan Guard and Leisuredays, have scored the maximum five-star rating from independent research company Defaqto for yet another year. 

Defaqto, which rates, compares and analyses financial products, bestowed its highest honour to Caravan Guard’s tourer policy and Leisuredays’ holiday caravan insurance, in recognition of their highest standards of cover available in today’s caravan insurance market.

Caravan Guard’s touring caravan policy has been five-star rated since 2011 and Leisuredays’ holiday caravan policy for the last four years.

Windermere holiday park strikes gold for touring guests

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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.

BrightSounds 2 - An Illuminating Entertainment Product for Your Caravan Park or Camp Site

BrightSounds 2 - An Illuminating Entertainment Product for Your Caravan Park or Camp Site

BrightSounds 2 by Lava is a portable Bluetooth Speaker, Lantern and Powerbank which will help keep your guests happy all day and night long.

For those looking to upgrade their standard fixtures, or simply looking for an innovative retail/rental opportunity, BrightSounds 2 could be just what you’re looking for. Described as the Swiss Army Knife of Bluetooth Speakers by What HiFi Magazine – BrightSounds 2 has a lot to offer the outdoor community.