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Parkdean Double at British Travel Awards

PARKDEAN Resorts is celebrating winning big at the British Travel Awards, taking away two gold trophies. The prestigious ceremony held in London on Wednesday evening saw the company win the highest accolade in the Best UK Family Holiday Parks Operator and Best Camping & Mobile Holiday Company categories. Taking place in Battersea Park with a […]

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Durable Decking from The Composite Wood Company

Perfect for holiday parks, composite decking is much more durable than timber. It is waterproof, splinter-free and slip resistant making it the obvious choice your park. Built to withstand anything that your guests can throw at it , composite wood from The Composite Wood Company has been time-tested with children, bicycles, barbeques, party-goers and paddling […]

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Oakdown is Crowned Park of the Year at Devon Awards

Family and staff at Oakdown Caravan and Camping Park in East Devon are celebrating after being crowned as Holiday Park of the Year in the 2017 Devon Tourism Awards. Members of the Franks family, owners of Oakdown, stepped into the spotlight at November’s finals to receive the congratulations of judges for their achievement. The sparkling […]

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Best of British Gather in Cornwall

Cornwall’s surfing capital of Newquay played host this November to a gathering of holiday park owners who are making a splash with quality-conscious visitors. Members of the Best of British parks group were meeting for their annual conference at Hendra Holiday Park, just outside the town, in the first week of its closed season. On […]

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EAG International & VAE – A Great Investment For 2018

When it comes to ideal January destinations, London’s Docklands may not immediately spring to mind. However, despite the inevitable wind, rain and sometimes snow, more than 5,000 decision-takers from the amusements and leisure sectors make the annual journey to ExCel London for the eagerly anticipated EAG International &Visitor Attraction Expo. The 2018 show will take […]

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Shamba Holidays Purges its Potholes

Shamba Holidays can now promise guests a much smoother journey along its mile-long private drive after a major resurfacing project which cost £50,000. But gaining the go-ahead to lay the tarmac has been a long and winding road for park owner Andrew Gray with more than a decade of lengthy negotiations. Now, however, the park’s […]

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Moor Lodge Goes Off-Grid

Computers are running on chips at a North Yorkshire holiday park where its family owners have gone entirely off-grid for their electricity supply. Moor Lodge Caravan Park near Wetherby believes it could now be the only park business in the UK generating 100 percent of its own power. All electrical items on the park, from […]

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Ladram Bay Tourism Award Triumph

Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Budleigh Salterton scooped a hat-trick of accolades this autumn at one of the tourism industry’s most prestigious award events. The family-run business was put under the spotlight no fewer than three times in one night at the annual conference of major holiday bookings agency Hoseasons. Ladram Bay’s first honour came […]

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Lomond Woods is Scotland’s Glamp Champ

Lomond Woods Holiday Park has been crowned as Scotland’s premier destination for glamping breaks in a major tourism awards scheme. Members of the family-owned business stepped forward to receive the honour at this autumn’s finals of the 2017 Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards. Based just a short stroll from the banks of Loch Lomond with […]

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Lynn Shearing Joins Parkdean

Chartered accountant Lynn Shearing is Parkdean Resorts’ most recent appointment, who joins as Mergers & Acquisitions Director following 18 years with a Big Four firm. Having spent her career to date with professional services giant PwC, Lynn has taken up the newly-created role based at the holiday park company’s Newcastle office. On graduating from Leeds […]

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