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Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

Fresh Ideas for the Holiday Park Sector

Holiday Park Scene Magazine

Holiday Park Scene is an essential read for everyone involved in the holiday park industries within UK and Eire.

Offering the inside track on the latest market news and reports, Holiday Park Scene covers all aspects of holiday park management from camping and glamping to the most luxurious holiday lodges.

Including everything from swimming pools to entertainment, we share advice on maximising the pulling power of holiday locations while cutting overheads.

THESE DAYS, family holidays mean including Fido and Bruno. Pic. Park Holidays

PAW-SOME HOLIDAYS - DOG FREINDLY

This summer, the Great British public reconnected in their droves with our furry housemates – that’s our pets, not the partners who have stopped shaving during lockdown. According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, a whopping 3.2 million people welcomed a new pet to the family during the pandemic.

Switched on holiday parks up and down the country recognise the earning potential and have made themselves ready to host guests and their furry plus ones.

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LONDON MEET IS JUST CAPITAL

LONDON MEET IS JUST CAPITAL Devon MP Kevin Foster was invited by Beverley Holidays to the recent British Holiday & Home Parks Association annual conference. Torbay MP Kevin Foster was the guest of Paignton’s Beverley Holidays at February’s annual conference of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association. Held at the QEII Conference Centre in…

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EXPANSION GETS THE GO AHEAD

EXPANSION GETS THE GO AHEAD The multi-million expansion of a south Pembrokeshire holiday park, that will create dozens of new jobs and provide a welcome boost for regional tourism and leisure, has been given the green light by Pembrokeshire County Council. The proposed development at the Heritage Park, Stepaside, will be delivered by Heritage Leisure…

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SMART MOVE FOR WELSH PARK

SMART MOVE FOR WELSH PARK When Three Cliffs Bay needed new utility vehicles to maintain the five-star standard at its holiday park in Gower, Wales, it chose STAR EV. In the move it upgraded to lithium power from petrol and that is always a smart move. From full charge to discharge, STAR smart lithium batteries…

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TOP OF CLASS FOR HOLIDAY MASCOT

TOP OF CLASS FOR HOLIDAY MASCOT Pupils at an East Sussex primary school are learning that recycling with the help of hanks to Park Holidays UK mascot, Loopy. The major holiday parks group has teamed up with Robsack Wood Primary Academy in St Leonards on Sea to help youngsters understand the importance of reducing waste.…

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PIONEERING GREEN HOLIDAYS

PIONEERING GREEN HOLIDAYS The husband-and-wife team behind a popular Windermere holiday park say that they were left reeling after learning that they had scooped two top awards in one swoop. Susan and Derek Dickson of Park Cliffe heard the couple’s five-star park near the shores of Windermere had taken first place in the Best Family…

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VALUE-ADDED PRICES ON OFFER

VALUE-ADDED PRICES ON OFFER The Camping and Caravanning Club has launched offers on touring pitches, lowering prices at more than 60 of its Club Sites across the UK. As pressure on household finances continues, the Club remains committed to providing great value campsites with quality facilities in amazing locations. Discounts can be enjoyed on stays…

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOOT

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOOT The traditional car boot season is about to launch and can offer steady extra revenue for appropriate sites as well as increased footfall for on-site attractions and catering. Traditional car boot sales are about to restart at Stonham Barns Park – one of Suffolk’s premier leisure, retail and holiday destination in…

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TOURISM TRENDS UNDER MICROSCOPE

TOURISM TRENDS UNDER MICROSCOPE Delegates from holiday parks across Scotland gathered in Edinburgh this winter for their annual national conference. Held at Our Dynamic Earth, the event brought together senior figures from many of Scotland’s near 200 parks providing camping, caravan, luxury lodge and glamping holidays. Members of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association…

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SCOTS EMBRACE ‘SLOWCATIONS’

SCOTS EMBRACE ‘SLOWCATIONS’ The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show returned this February at the SEC, Glasgow, to help Scots embrace ‘slowcations’, the hottest travel trend for 2024. With a selection of almost 200 vehicles and over 30 different travel brands to select from, visitors to this year’s show could pick their chosen mode…

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SHOWSTOPPERS

SHOWSTOPPERS More than 11,000 visitors flock to NEC for the recent business show… Inspiration was plentiful at the quartet of rural shows held in November at the NEC, run by Agriconnect, owned by Arc. Farm Business Innovation, Family Attraction Expo, Leisure Food and Beverage and Holiday Park and Resort Innovation were run concurrently, providing a…

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CUSTOMER SERVICE CHAMPIONS CROWNED

CUSTOMER SERVICE CHAMPIONS CROWNED Leisuredays wins prestigious national recognition… Static caravan and holiday lodge insurance specialists, Leisuredays, are celebrating after winning a top award for their high levels of customer service. The Yorkshire-based company was crowned Customer Service Champion at the 2023 Insurance Choice Awards. The awards are an annual campaign to find the most…

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DON’T SLIP UP!

DON’T SLIP UP! Freezing temperatures trigger increased claims… Compass, the insurance specialist, has issued warnings to static caravan owners to prepare early for freezing conditions this winter. With a 115% increase in claims for freezing pipes and escape of water year on year, almost 80% of December 2022’s claims were as a result of extreme…

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SIGNIFICANT DEPARTURE

SIGNIFICANT DEPARTURE Paula Skelton, associate director of Pinelog, has retired from a 36-year career with the luxury timber lodge manufacturer. Paula joined Pinelog Limited in 1987, taking up the sales reins at the company which was then based in Bakewell, Derbyshire, before it relocated to Chesterfield in 2023. Pinelog is the original pioneer in the…

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BE PREPARED

BE PREPARED Secure your action plan for flooding risks… Unpredictable and extreme weather conditions are having a profound effect on businesses in the holiday sector. It is vital you are prepared in the event of a disaster. Flooding is a significant risk to businesses and organisations. A relatively small depth of flooding can cause exceptionally…

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES Verdant Leisure offers an award-winning holiday formula… Creating the perfect environment for customers to relax, enjoy and experience is an award-winning formula for leading holiday park operator Verdant Leisure. Since its foundation in 2010, Verdant Leisure has gone from strength to strength, and now boasts 13 parks within its growing portfolio. Offering quality…

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MIND-BENDING CHALLENGES

MIND-BENDING CHALLENGES Reporting from the Hoseasons Owners Conference & Awards… Hoseasons, one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists, with more than 30,000 British destinations in coastal and countryside settings, gathered for its much-anticipated annual conference and awards event recently. From lodges and parks, to boats, cottages and apartments, the Hoseasons brand offers the widest…

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PARK OWNERS SET TO SCALE 200 PEAKS

PARK OWNERS SET TO SCALE 200 PEAKS Two Lake District holiday park owners are joining forces this year in a bid to climb all 214 Wainwright fells, and to land a windfall for Cancer Research UK. David Jackson of Castlerigg Hall near Kenwick, and Daniel Holder of The Quiet Site near Ullswater, are dedicating their…

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GOLDEN GLOW FOR PARK HOLIDAYS UK

GOLDEN GLOW FOR PARK HOLIDAYS UK Major parks group Park Holidays UK has earned two top quality awards, thanks to guests who say that they consistently enjoy gold standards of service during their stays. The first accolade was the prestigious 2024 Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award which puts Park Holidays UK among a small elite…

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SCOTTISH ACQUISITION FOR PURE LEISURE

SCOTTISH ACQUISITION FOR PURE LEISURE Award-winning holiday park operator, Pure Leisure Group, has announced the acquisition of Falls of Shin Visitor Centre in Lairg, Scotland, marking the first investment of this kind for the company. The Visitor Centre boasts a unique salmon viewing platform – one of the few remaining in the Highlands, a selection…

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WINTER BLUES FOR PONTINS CLOSURES

WINTER BLUES FOR PONTINS CLOSURES Following recent closures there are now just two parks left in the Pontins brand, Pakefield Holiday Village in Lowestoft, Suffolk, and Sandbay Holiday Village in Kewstoke, Somerset. No public explanation was given by Pontins, or its owner Britannia Hotels, at the time, but employees were allegedly told via email the…

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BALANCING ACTS – OUTDOOR ACTIVITES

GREEN ACTIVITIES like Forest Schools have never been more popular. Pic. Haven

Offering a holiday that suits the whole family can be a tricky game of swings and roundabouts. Excuse the pun. Making a holiday stay fun for the adults, the younger children and the teenagers too, is a delicate balance. Never have we been more grateful for the use of our outdoor space than coping with the challenges of the pandemic.

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