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Celebrating 50 Years of Caravan Industry & Park Operator Magazine!

Caravan Industry & Park Operator - a vintage caravan

We're celebrating a golden anniversary this year, 50 years after the first Caravan Industry & Park Operator magazine was published!

Caravan Industry & Park Operator is the independent caravan trade magazine for products and services, including park utilities, insurance, transport, park and site news, consultancy, events, security, legal advice and safety. In print since 1968, it's the oldest and most trusted industry magazine and has stood the test of time.

Caravan Guard up for two national insurance awards

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Caravan and motorhome insurance specialists, Caravan Guard, is thrilled to be a finalist in the 2019 British Insurance Awards for UK Insurance Broker of the Year.

It will go head-to-head with five other UK insurance brokers at a prestigious national awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London in July, where the industry’s top performing companies will also be headlining.

The Halifax-based company has also been shortlisted for Broker of the Year at the British Claims Awards, which celebrates the achievements and progress made by companies on behalf of their customer claimants.

Wales parks toast two decades with new wildlife scheme

Wales caravan park wildlife scheme

A Pembrokeshire family which swapped farming for a flourishing future in the leisure industry is this spring celebrating 20 years of success.

Celtic Holiday Parks, which owns three multi-award winning parks in the county, has become one of Wales's leading tourism providers.

But according to Huw Pendleton, who owns the business with his parents Vic and Ann, Celtic's anniversary year will be marked not just by a series of fun events.

He is also drawing up a series of environmental initiatives to reinforce the reputation of his parks as some of the greenest places to take a holiday in Wales.

It was in 1999 that the Pendletons sold the family's farm in Rhuallt, North Wales, and bought Croft Country Park in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

Red alert as holiday park puts medical lifeline on call  

Holiday park defibrillator

An iconic red phone box is now home to life-saving medical equipment at a remote rural holiday park in Lancashire, thanks to an initiative by its family owners.

Moss Wood Holiday Park in Cockerham near Lancaster has fully restored a classic K6 phone kiosk which is now installed at the park entrance and houses a  state-of-the-art defibrillator.

In the event of an emergency in the local community or on the park, the unit could greatly increase the chances of survival for someone suffering cardiac arrest.

With the park's hideaway location deep in the countryside, says Moss Wood's Henry Wild, the defibrillator can save vital minutes in providing treatment to a victim.

Cheshire park residents go wild in bid for green award

Couples living on the park enjoy river views from their retirement homes with their new green award

Residents at the tranquil Riverside retirement park in Cheshire are joining forces with its family owners to create a wildlife wonderland worthy of a major environmental green award.

Riverside Park in the village of Whitegate near Northwich has until later this summer to turn its grounds into a haven for birds and animals, including endangered species.

The park will then by visited by inspectors from the David Bellamy Award Scheme to see if its green credentials justify one of its prestigious accolades.

Sam Leigh-Jones, a member of the park-owning family, says the bid is receiving the full support of residents who live at Riverside.

New Van? Specify A Fully Galvanised Chassis!

A Fully Galvanised Chassis

When you start your search for a new caravan, it is likely that you will be attracted first by the brand and model, the interior layout/decoration and maybe even the exterior finish. At the end of the day, it’s a hard-earned purchase and you want it to look and feel the part. However, as the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep. If you don’t take the time to scratch the surface before you buy, you may only be left feeling disappointed in the long-run. The caravan chassis is an integral part of the build and making an informed decision will help you enjoy carefree caravanning.

Specify Fully Galvanised!

Vinyl Solutions partners with Away Resorts for £10 million development at Sandy Balls Holiday Village

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Vinyl Solutions will be the sole decking supplier for the new accommodation at the UK holiday park operator’s new £10m development

The new development features 108 new accommodation units at Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest, Hampshire

Vinyl Solutions has been selected as a partner and sole supplier of decking for the major development at Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest, Hampshire. Pioneering UK holiday park operator Away Resorts is investing £10 million into creating and landscaping a new development of 108 new accommodation units in its woodland retreat, continuing the evolution of this famous UK holiday destination.

Kingston Park and Leisure Homes

Kingston Park and Leisure Homes Lodge

Building a 4-storey building in Central London feels like a long way from delivering a number of lodges to some of the most exclusive holiday parks in the UK, but its exactly this experience that sets Kingston Park and Leisure Homes from the other players in the market.

The company was formed in 2016 as part of the sector leading Kingston Modular Systems who are one of the UK’s best modular building architects and manufacturers.  The company has taken all of its precision engineering experience, high profile project management and architectural skills to deliver a new generation of leisure homes that are already being recognised for their quality, luxury and durability. 

April Open Days At Park Leisure's 12 Luxury Holiday Parks

April Open Days At Park Leisure's 12 Luxury Holiday Parks

Park Leisure’s 12 luxury holiday parks are set to open their doors to the public throughout April with a series of special ‘Break Free’ open days - encouraging prospective holiday home owners to come and experience life on park at one of their stunning locations.

Handpicked for their areas of natural beauty and stunning scenery, each of Park Leisure 2000 Ltd’s 12-strong portfolio offers a range of amenities with some including their own restaurants, leisure complexes and gyms, as well as spa facilities. From coast to countryside, there’s a destination to suit everyone and an abundance of activities to help owners Break Free from the daily grind and truly unwind.