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Holiday Home Centre Touch Screen Park Finding Service

Holiday Home Centre Touch Screen Park Finding Service

Are you wanting a caravan on a family run caravan park but not sure how to go about finding the right park for you? 

Well we have some fantastic news.... 

Now launched our EXCLUSIVE in house touch screen park finding service. So from the comfort of our show room you now have the ability to search for parks that suit your requirements at the tip of your fingers. 

You'll be able to make appointments to visit the parks and you'll also be able to print off leaflets to take away with you. Whilst you're here you can browse the holiday homes at your leisure where we have expert advisors on hand to help you with any queries you may have. 

Buying a Static Caravan just got easier! So feel free to come down and see us! 

Welcome to Blackdene Shepherds Huts of Durham

The outside of the Blackdene Shepherds Huts

Welcome to Blackdene Shepherds Huts of Durham. We build 4 main designs: The Pennine, The Pennine View 2, The Pennine View 4 & The Wren.

We can also build any hut to meet your exact requirements, so if you'd like something bespoke - just let us know - we aim to please!

Blackdene Shepherds Huts​ are a small family business specializing in quality and luxurious mobile spaces. We are not a large company focused on high turnovers and huge profits. We aim to produce a small amount of quality huts per year. And if we can't make them well, then we won't make them at all.

Caravan Guard Team Saddling Up For Charity Bike Ride

Caravan Guard Team Ready For Charity Bike Ride

As Yorkshire gears up for the Tour de Yorkshire, Halifax-based insurance specialists, Caravan Guard, are proud to once again support the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride.

They have team of 11 saddling up for the charity bike ride and have pledged to raise more than £5,000 for lots of great Yorkshire charities. They’re also helping organisers with sponsorship money to help fund the event. 

And it’s extra special for their chairman Peter Wilby, who’s gearing up for his 25th ride!

The spectacular 70-mile cycle ride takes place on Saturday, June 15th, from Wetherby racecourse, across the Yorkshire Wolds, to the North Yorkshire coastal town of Filey.

A Decade Of Sponsorship For Halifax Paralympian

Halifax Paralympian Hannah Cockroft visiting youngsters at Caravan Guard

Halifax-based insurance specialists, Caravan Guard, have sponsored the town’s Paralympian Hannah Cockroft for a decade.

The five time Paralympic champion and 10 time world champion was presented with this year’s cheque for £1,000 during her visit to see Caravan Guard staff and some of their children.

Hannah was quizzed by the youngsters about her racing chair, her training regime and how fast she could go after letting them hold her collection of Olympic and World Champion gold medals and signing autograph books.

She also shared stories of her recent experience on the celebrity Stand Up To Cancer Great British Bake Off show and how she was preparing for next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Perrys Accountants

Perrys Accountants - Caravans by river

It is with no small modesty that Perrys can claim that they are probably the oldest professional firm of practicing UK accountants to be serving the Mobile Home and Holiday Parks industry, having been associated with the industry and its members for over 80 years. 

Indeed, some of Perrys earliest caravan park operating clients were themselves instrumental in the formation of the first caravan trade organisation, The National Federation of Site Operators, (now The British Holiday and Home Parks Association) which Perrys are proud to have been associated with for all these years 

Uniforms - They Can Make Or Break A Business

Two baristas wearing their uniforms
By Debra Stuart, Managing Director, Expertees

Branded workwear is becoming increasingly popular, as businesses large and small begin to recognise the importance of having a strong customer facing brand. From basic branded t-shirts through to embroidered hats, bags and ties. Being appropriately dressed for the workplace is becoming more important than ever across all manner of industries and never more so important in the hospitality sector.

Extending The Holiday Season: Are You On Board?

Hot tub in holiday park

Twelve-month holiday parks are becoming more and more popular, offering permanent residencies to home owners and the opportunity for holidaymakers to make the most of their caravans or holiday homes. However, it’s the local economy – including your park – which could really benefit from the winter trade. Here, we find out how year-round opening is changing the industry for the better...

Winter maintenance

A huge part of closing down for the winter is, let’s face it, the good old British weather. Storms, ice and snow are to be expected – but this needn’t mean a complete shutdown. Holiday homes require winter maintenance whether someone is living in them or not.

A Million Reasons To Enjoy The Great Outdoors

A Million Reasons To Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Ahead of its official 10-year anniversary this July, UK-based business Pitchup.com has reached an impressive milestone, taking its one-millionth booking on Monday 18 February. 

The bookings equate to nearly 22,000 years worth of trips, with 2.9 million people enjoying a Pitchup.com holiday - greater than the population of Madrid. 

The outdoor accommodation specialist has grown rapidly since its launch in 2009, receiving 18.5 million visits over the last year* and becoming the UK’s highest-traffic outdoor accommodation site in Summer 2018**. 

UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2019 - Vote for your favourite new outdoor products online now!

UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2019

Online voting for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2019 is now open, which provides an opportunity for consumers to select their favourite new outdoor products. Votes can be placed via theoia.co.uk/awards/.

Not only can outdoor enthusiasts vote for their favourite finalists online, but they will also be able to vote in person and see the products at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show in February (19th - 24th), where the finalist products from all ten categories will be on display to almost 100,000 visitors at the NEC in Birmingham.

New websites make booking a holiday even easier with Bridge Leisure

Bridge Leisure websites

UK Holiday park owner and operator Bridge Leisure Company, have today launched new websites for eight of its owned holiday parks, making it faster and easier for customers to find the information they need and to book their holidays online. 

They have also created a brand-new Bridge Leisure company website consolidating Bridge Leisure Parks and Bridge Leisure Management into one place, showcasing what services the business has to offer. 

The new websites were designed by Cornwall based IT specialists, Pitched, who are experts in website design for holiday parks across the UK. The project has taken 7 to months to complete and has seen a complete redesign of the both the look, feel and functionality of the park websites.