Awards spotlight for Norfolk park declared Britain's best

Awards spotlight for Norfolk park declared Britain's best

Tourism chiefs from across the UK gathered recently to see Norfolk's family-owned Searles Leisure Resort officially crowned as Britain's Holiday Centre of the Year by the AA.

The Hunstanton park took the overall title in the AA Caravan and Camping Awards which was celebrated at a glittering ceremony at Warwickshire's Manor Hotel.

Stepping forward to receive the trophy was Paul Searle and his wife Vicky whose family first began welcoming campers over 60 years ago onto what was then a farm.

Searles has since grown to become one of Eastern England's largest and best-loved holiday centres.

It provides more than 800 holiday home and touring pitches, including luxury lodges to buy and rent, plus a raft of family-friendly attractions and outdoor activities.

Top award for Norfolk park judged "happiness hero"

Top award for Norfolk park judged "happiness hero"

Staff and the family owners of north Norfolk's Searles Leisure Resort are celebrating this month after it was crowned as Norfolk and Suffolk's perfect park destination.

The Hunstanton business was the overall winner in the parks category of a prestigious new awards scheme with judges describing Searles as having an unbeatable "happiness factor".

Sponsored by major media group The Eastern Daily Press and Hoseasons, the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 made its star-studded debut in February. 

The competition is designed to highlight the region's top tourism performers, and drew almost 300 VIP guests to the glittering finals at Edmunsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds