Somerset touring park takes top "adults only" title

Somerset Hideaway

Readers of two top touring magazines have voted a Somerset Hideaway touring park as their favourite adults only holiday spot – for the ninth year.

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park won its title in the face of stiff competition from scores of other UK parks offering a totally grown-up holiday experience.

Based in Bishop Sutton near Bath, the family-run park's triumph came after it polled the highest number of votes from readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. The magazines' annual "Top 100 Sites" survey asks caravan and motorhome enthusiasts to give their verdict on the quality and hospitality of Britain's 3000-plus touring parks.

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

Willerby's new Juniper lodge allows owners to wallpaper its durable walls

Willerby Juniper lodge bed

A new luxury lodge that enables customers to tailor their own unique model, decorate the super-durable walls and gain a more restful night’s sleep was revealed by Willerby at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, Birmingham NEC. The Juniper lodge is the second installment from Willerby’s luxury Botanical Collection. With configurability at its core, the lodge offers owners options to shape their space, including panoramic bi-folding doors, two colour schemes and four-bed layout. 

Fully Booked! Generate more bookings for your glamping accommodation

Fully Booked! - Generate more bookings for your glamping accommodation with Glampsites

"How can I increase bookings for my glamping accommodation?” This frequently asked question is often heard from glampsite owners who continuously seek to boost their occupancy. can help you achieve that coveted ‘fully booked’ status. The online booking website, tailored specifically for the glamping industry, makes it easy for holidaymakers to search, find and book your glamping accommodation online. So how can Glampsites help you generate more bookings? Leona Mills, Marketing Manager at Glampsites shows you how.

Windermere holiday park strikes gold for touring guests


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.

How to make sure your park is well maintained

How to make sure your park is well maintained

In the UK, park homes remain a very popular option for those looking for a quiet but comfortable life away from the hustle and bustle of town and city centres. They're also ideal for retirees who want to downsize their properties without giving up any of the little luxuries that they are used to having.

As a park owner, it's incredibly important to do everything you can to ensure your residents are safe and satisfied with their living arrangements. Keeping your site in great condition will ensure they are more likely to reside with you for many years, as well as keep the day-to-day problems you need to deal with to an absolute minimum. And, with a pristine park, you'll be much more likely to attract new residents.

Events Inc - Celebrating 10 Years Working With Haven

Events Inc - Celebrating 10 Years Working With Haven

Events Inc are proud to be the chosen supplier to one of the largest providers of holidays and holiday home ownership in the UK. For the 10th year running, Events Incorporated continues to be the preferred supplier by Bourne Leisure to deliver a year’s programme of activity days, events and experiences, and new for this year some fantastic bespoke events, exclusively for Haven’s Holiday Home Owners. After a solid 5 months of work and 1000’s of hours, we have finally launched our bespoke events to Haven parks, as well as our Annual Experience Day Programme.

Caravan park gets electrical refurbishment - Caravan Industry & Park Operator

electrical refurbishment Rolec

A holiday park has had an electrical refurbishment thanks to specialist utility contractor Rolec Services, which installed high-voltage supplies and a park-wide lighting system.

The electrical refurbishment contract at Inverbeg Holiday Park, a site located on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland, was issued by Luss Estates directly to Rolec and included the design and installation of: