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
Bedale Camping and Caravanning, a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site (CS) near the North Yorkshire Georgian market town of the same name, has picked up the top award in this year’s Best CS competition.
Club members have voted the campsite the best CS for 2017. Owners, Ross and Lorraine Jenkins, have invested time and money in the site since its launch, with new spacious shower blocks, hardstanding pitches with electric hook-ups, a dog walking field and a cabin full of information on local attractions and what’s on nearby.
Certificated Sites are exclusively for Club members and are small, privately run campsites that can accommodate up to five caravans or motorhomes and up to ten tents per night.
WHAT: THE CARAVAN & MOTORHOME SHOW, MANCHESTER
DATE: 18th – 21st January 2018
LOCATION: EventCity, Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Rd, M17 8AS
TIMES: Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm
Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm
Nearly 30 Camping and Caravanning Club Sites across the UK are open and welcoming campers this Christmas, with many sites holding special events.
And what’s more, with a mix of pitch types available, the invite extends to everyone, regardless of their camping unit.
From mulled wine and mince pies at Canterbury and Boroughbridge Club Sites to a series of special celebrations at Bellingham Club Site in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, there’s plenty of choice.
Newgate is one of the UK’s market leaders within the traffic barrier and gate industry - designing, manufacturing and fitting automated and manual barriers, gates and blockades.
A traditional company, based in Newark in Nottinghamshire, Newgate is founded on family values and employs almost 90 people, many of whom are fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and mothers and daughters.
The company was established in 1984 and now boasts some of the country’s most well-known blue-chip companies in its long list of clients. Wherever you go - whether to the shopping centre or the train station – it’s likely you have experienced one of Newgate’s systems.
Identifying potential barriers
With over 23 years experience in providing bespoke Fire Protection equipment and services to the leisure industry, Cheshire Fire have developed a vast knowledge and understanding of the Caravan Site, Holiday Park & Residential Park industry requirements and believe they can offer you an unsurpassed level of superior product quality and services for your Parks’ Fire Protection.
Whale has extended their exterior utilities socket offering to include a wide range of electrical, gas and water outlets suitable for all recreational vehicles.
In addition to their current “Water In Socket”, the new Whale Easi-Slide Exterior Utilities Sockets range offers you a Mains Electric Out Socket, Multimedia 3 in 1 Socket, Isolator Switch Socket, External BBQ Outlet Socket, Water Out Socket, Motorhome Filler Socket and Motorhome Filler Socket + 12V Socket with a unique 2 in 1 design.
With 110 years of inspiring people to have adventures in the UK and abroad and 50 years insurance experience, the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers an unrivalled range of bespoke insurance policies for its million-plus members, tailored to reflect their ever changing needs.
Harvey Alexander, Director of Marketing for the Caravan and Motorhome Club, said that a priority for the Club is to make members aware of the extent of different policies available and the breadth of coverage provided. “Many members naturally think we just offer motorhome and caravan insurance. However, our range extends far beyond that to include car, breakdown/recovery and holiday insurance as well as home and pet insurance,” he said.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club has been named Best Caravan Insurance Provider and Customer Service Champion at The Insurance Choice Awards 2017.
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. It is caused by the legionella bacteria which can develop in any system where water is stored at temperatures favourable to its growth; water tanks, calorifiers, hot and cold-water systems, pools and spas.
On caravan and holiday parks, the statutory duty holder for the premises is responsible for making sure the site is risk assessed, and ensuring that regular checks are carried out to prevent the conditions occurring that might allow the bacteria to grow. Failing to comply can result in serious health implications and even death in some cases. Businesses also risk severe fines or, in the worst cases, prosecution for involuntary manslaughter.