Park News

BBC award winning garden moves to Lincolnshire Parks

BBC award winning horse sculpture at Lincolnshire Parks

The focal feature of an award-winning entry at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show has moved to two Lincolnshire holiday home parks.

The life-size wooden horse sculptures which were hand-carved by an artist in Asia are now on permanent display at Lakeside Park in North Somercotes and Whispering Waters, Mablethorpe.
The ambitious show garden created by Horticulture and Construction students at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall won a silver merit medal at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in June.

New modern amenities block opens at award-winning Cornish holiday park

amenities block at Cornish holiday park

A top-quality new amenities block featuring modern underfloor heating has just opened for campers at Cornwall’s award-winning Pentewan Sands Holiday Park.

The block has been specially designed for the resort in Mevagissey Bay by Cornwall-based architects, The Bazeley Partnership, and its design reflects the high standards of the five-star holiday park.

Pentewan Sands offers 131 holiday homes in addition to well-maintained grass pitches for camping, caravans and motor homes. Most homes enjoy stunning sea views. 

New Luxury Holiday Cottages Offering From Park Leisure

Park Leisure Logo

Park Leisure’s popular Malvern View Country and Leisure Park has boosted its luxury holiday offering with the addition of five beautifully refurbished, stone-built cottages.

In a courtyard setting, surrounded by rolling countryside and access to five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottages are perfect for couples and families, or can be booked together for larger groups. Positioned opposite the park’s newly-refurbished lounge and coffee bar, hot meals and drinks are available seven days a week, ideal for breakfast or a light lunch.

Family-run leisure park named as finalist in prestigious Yorkshire tourism awards

A family at Patrington Haven Leisure Park

Patrington Haven Leisure Park has been named as a finalist in Yorkshire’s leading tourism awards.

The family owned and managed park close to the East Yorkshire coast has been shortlisted in the 2019 White Rose Awards, which celebrate the very best in food, drink, accommodation and attractions across the region.

New beach-fronted cabins now open at Pentewan Sands

beach fronted cabin at Pentewan Sands

A brand new set of luxury beach-fronted cabins are now open at Cornwall’s five-star Pentewan Sands Holiday Park - just in time for the summer holiday season.

New for 2019, the Beach House pods occupy a prime position at the park, just a stone’s throw away from the sea, and offer uninterrupted views of the glorious half-mile, privately-owned beach at Pentewan Sands in Mevagissey Bay.

Each Beach House can sleep up to six people, with accommodation including a flexible bedroom, twin mezzanine and sofa bed. The cabins are purpose-designed for families with an innovative, raised bunk area that is an especially fun sleeping area for children and a cleverly compact living space.

Children's author Claire opens new chapter of park visits

Children's author Claire visiting children at holiday park

Holiday parks with the David Bellamy Conservation Award are once again being invited to give their younger guests an entertaining new take on the environment.

International author Claire Culliford last year visited a number of DBCA parks by arrangement to provide readings from her popular children's books.

Now she hopes to be asked to attend even more parks over this summer and autumn, especially those located in the West Country and South Wales.

Claire's books are designed to inspire youngsters to become involved with the natural world, and to show how children can help the environment in fun and creative ways.

Wales park brings medical lifeline to local community

Warren Park in Powys, Wales

Staff and the family owners of a mid Wales holiday park were joined this month by local village residents for a training session in vital life-saving skills.

It followed the recent installation on Warren Parc in Powys of a defibrillator, bought by the family-owned business following a series of successful fundraising events.

Led by volunteers from the Welsh Hearts charity, the session showed how the new equipment could be used to save the life of a person suffering cardiac arrest..

Available to holiday guests and the local community, the fully automated unit provides simple audio instructions which allow its use even by those with no medical experience.

Family's Loch Lomond park crowned Scotland's best

Lomond Woods Holiday Park Staff With Award

Lomond Woods Holiday Park has been named at this month's Scottish Hospitality Awards as Scotland's finest park, beating hundreds of other businesses to the title.

Stepping up to receive the accolade in front of VIP guests from Scotland’s tourism industry at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow were members of the park-owning Wood family.

Lomond Woods is one of six parks owned by Wood Leisure, and this year's glittering awards ceremony also saw two of its other parks nominated for the Best Park in Scotland award.

They were Campsie Glen Holiday Park near Stirling, and Blairgowrie Holiday Park near Perth which gained a "highly commended" status in the category.

Super-star holiday park Hendra plans new £1.5m spend

Hendra holiday park owners with Gold award

Staff and the family owners of Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay are celebrating after scooping the English tourist board's highest possible grade for excellence.

The news that Hendra has retained its prestigious five-star gold status came after VisitEngland inspectors recently made a head-to-toe review of the park's facilities and services.

Only a handful of England's 3,000-plus holiday parks have been granted the gold accolade this year, putting Hendra among an elite of top-performing park businesses.

VisitEngland says its gold standard can only be achieved if a park exceeds all of the requirements necessary to gain a top five-star rating during its annual inspection.

MP meets Wales parks family driving quality tourism

MP with staff at Wales Park

The "entrepreneurial spirit" of a Wales park-owning family was praised this spring by MP Simon Hart during the celebrations to mark 2019 Wales Tourism Week.

Mr Hart made his comments during a visit to Meadow House Holiday Park in Amroth, Pembrokeshire, which is currently undergoing a multi-million pound makeover.

The MP was invited to preview the developments taking place in the grounds by Huw Pendleton, managing director of family-run Celtic Holiday Parks.

Now marking its 20th year in business, the three-strong Pembrokeshire parks group is owned by Huw Pendleton together with his parents Vic and Ann.