Club sites invite members to celebrate festivities

Christmas tree - Club sites invite members to celebrate festivities

The Camping and Caravanning Club will welcome campers through to the end of the year. Ten Club Sites in the UK will remain open until early January, while 16 more are open all year-round.

Many of these Club Sites are also holding special events to help campers make the most of the festive period.

Darren Whittington, Director of Operations, said: “More Club Members are choosing to camp later in the year and we are extending our site opening periods to accommodate this.

“The Club is committed to ensuring all our sites are well-equipped for winter touring so that they can continue to stay open throughout the entire year.”

Legionella Risk Assessments For Holiday Parks

A man using a hose pipe that needs a legionella risk assessment

Enviroliance looks at why you need legionella risk assessments in your holiday park.

Holiday and Caravan Parks are great locations for families to spend time together and share memories however they are also great locations for Legionella Bacteria to colonise and form substantial risk to Guests and employees. If the conditions are right, legionella bacteria will thrive, so actions must be taken to control the risks and keep people safe. 

How Wi-Fi Can Help Create Memorable Experiences at Holiday Parks

Free Wi-Fi sign

Wi-Fi accessibility while in the great outdoors was previously taboo; however, for the modern holiday maker, the option to stream movies, keep up to date of business or communicate with family and friends over the internet, makes for a convenient and pleasant getaway. Online accessibility in hotels is a necessity so why should it not be available while on holiday and away from the hustle and bustle? Apart from the convenience, it is also safer and practical, providing guests’ peace of mind they can connect to the internet at will. A closer look at the reasons to provide guests with Wi-Fi can help you create incredible holiday experiences. 
The Importance of Being Connected

How one small product is boosting the winter holiday park trade

Floe - the small product that is boosting the winter holiday park trade

A huge problem for the UK holiday industry is, let’s face it, the weather. Not only are outdoor activities more or less off-limits when Mother Nature does her worst over the winter months, but motorhomes, caravans and holiday homes are not geared up for the harsh conditions – or so it was thought.

With the introduction of more modern and efficient materials – walls, outer shells etc which keep in the heat – and the introduction of heating in even the most basic of models, winter breaks are now on the cards for millions of caravan owners and those wanting to rent too. 

For those parks which close during the winter, the loss of revenue is now somewhat of an unnecessary evil. 

“But we drain down for the whole winter,” we hear you cry. 

Staying Connected At Holiday Parks & Campsites

Man using iPad - Staying Connected At Holiday Parks & Campsites

Staying Connected At Holiday Parks & Campsites

As the need for wireless connectivity increases across the leisure and hospitality sector – now a primary factor in booking decisions – holiday parks are no longer an ‘exception to the rule’ when it comes to connectivity.
Even those campsites situated in the most remote locations will need some level of guest WiFi.

Ranging from simple, low bandwidth activities such as checking emails or social media, through to bandwidth sapping video streaming and video calling, guest WiFi provision is always a bespoke design challenge with basic WiFi set-ups unlikely to make the grade.

Park Holidays UK to host hundreds of free holidays for Thomas Cook staff

Thomas Cook staff on holiday at Park Holidays

Park Holidays UK has invited more than 600 Thomas Cook staff and their families to enjoy a weekend by the seaside so that they can say “a proper goodbye”. 

The holiday park group will pick up the tab for their accommodation in fully-equipped holiday homes for up to three nights, and will lay on free entertainment. 

Scene of the huge reunion party will be Broadland Sands Holiday Park near Lowestoft which the group is opening up especially for the event on 8-11 November. 

Park Holidays UK marketing director Geoff Barnes said it would be a chance for staff to swap memories and let their hair down after Thomas Cook suddenly went into liquidation in September: 

Wales park brings medical lifeline to local community

Wales park

Staff and the family owners of a mid Wales 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. 

Is dog waste an issue on your land? It’s a foul subject…

Cleaning up after dog waste

Dog waste is a problem that we see on private property, public open spaces, parks, communities, beach fronts, woodland and areas of natural beauty.  The irony of something that does naturally biodegrade being placed in a single use plastic bag is hugely problematic.

To tackle the growing number of dog owners who fall foul of the law, TiksPac are now working with landowners and councils across the UK. A survey of these areas measured a 60% decrease in dog fouling complaints on average and a 50% decrease in in overall littering in the same areas.

Supplying 5 countries, 7000 stations across landowners and 26 million 100% biodegradable and fully compostable bags a year, Tikspac is leading the fight to remove single use plastic and protect community space in a positive way.

Innovative Inclusive Play Equipment From Huck

Children play on Inclusive Play Equipment From Huck

Being active is good for you – and that goes especially for children, youngsters, and adults with limited mobility.  Huck appreciate the importance of play not only as a means of keeping healthy but also as an aid to improving social and communication skills  Their range of inclusive play equipment is designed to ensure that everyone regardless of age, gender and ability can play together and have an exciting time.  

On offer is a colourful range of play equipment that is obstacle-free and designed to suit all. The pieces that make up the range includes swings with safety seats, hammocks and trampolines. This Huck series of equipment offers endless swinging and climbing fun, without over-exerting its users.  

Event review - HLPD Forum 2019

HLPD Forum - the networking meetings

Developed to meet the needs of the UK leisure and holiday park sector, this new event allowed professionals to share knowledge and extend their network.  

Last month saw the launch of the inaugural holiday and leisure park development forum (hlpd), developed to showcase new innovations and best practice in this exciting and growing sector. 

The vibrant, interactive format of the hlpd forum proved the ideal networking environment to discuss trends and to share ideas about creating holiday experiences that delight visitors and encourage them to come back for more.