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Striking new play feature enhances popular touring park

Polmanter Touring Park in St.Ives, asked Russell Play to work on a complete redesign of their outdoor play area for older children.

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HOW ARE KAYAKS MADE?

Fatyak Kayaks, a leading British Kayak manufacturer based in Somerset, explain how their Kayaks are created.

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Fatberg warning for Leisure Industry

Leisure sites are being warned about the increasing risk of 'fatbergs' forming below ground in sites across the UK.

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Cheddar Woods landscape matures thanks to Wyevale Nurseries

ONE of the UK’s leading nurseries has helped create and is currently maintaining the landscape at a leading holiday park in Somerset.

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NEW WATERSIDE LODGES UNDERWAY AT CENTER PARCS’ ELVEDEN

The new lodges will overlook the lake through a rustic balcony equipped with a luxury hot tub. They form part of a larger expansion project set to bring 51 waterside lodges to the resort by next summer.

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LEISURE LAKES SET TO EVOLVE INTO MAJOR HOLIDAY RESORT

The new additions to the resort’s future vision include 107 woodland and lakeside holiday homes surrounding the east and west lakes, 33 floating holiday homes on the east lake and 225 static caravan pitches.

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CENTER PARCS’ INDOOR WATERPARK GETS £15M REVAMP

The improved waterpark will feature new raft rides, a children's adventure cove and new toddler pools.

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Kingfisher Resorts unveil plans for £25M development at Carbis Bay

Plans for the development include 96 holiday villas, an apart-hotel, and a variety of leisure facilities to compliment guests’ stays.

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BISHTA issues a nationwide consumer safety alert

BISHTA’s core aim is to ‘promote safe hot tub standards’ and advises consumers that it is important to know ‘what’s under the bonnet’

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New planning boost for park home sector

Park home operators could benefit from changes to planning laws, which identify residential caravans as an additional type of housing

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Waterplay Splash Pad in UK Named a 2017 Dream Design

New discovery-themed splash pad in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park, with product by Waterplay, recognised in the annual Dream Design showcase by Aquatics International

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Pirate ship play area for coastal village

Following success of nautical themed play area in Truro, Russell Play designs similar themed park in Flushing

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Overlooking task automation is losing you valuable time and money

Park owners are saving valuable time and money by automating their day-to-day tasks

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Chatzoome broke the ice for this pair

Chatzoome brings together people who are travelling for fun or business. Angie and Peter were in London’s Old Street – trialling Chatzoome, having downloaded the app following a promotion in Shoreditch.

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Wicksteed Playgrounds Creates Polar Bear for Scottish Leisure & Wildlife Park!

Wicksteed Playgrounds has designed and installed an engaging Arctic play experience at a major leisure attraction!

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New concept boardwalk for Center Parcs Longleat Forest

B and B Innovations’ unveils a 340m new build footpath incorporating a feature boardwalk to the centre.

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Touchwood help create £3million indoor timber play experience

TouchWood Play completes three-year project to create bespoke play equipment for William’s Den, a £3 million play adventure.

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Tingdene launches its first Allseasons Hotel at Waterside Park

Facilities at the brand new hotel include an indoor pool, free parking and Coast Bar & Restaurant.

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Roll-A-Ball installs UK’s largest Derby machine

Lancashire-based Roll-A-Ball has just installed a 19-player Derby game into Coral Island in Blackpool, the largest of its kind in the world.

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Why holiday parks need secure WiFi

It’s an important time for businesses on the Internet. Now, there are more threats than just financial and physical ones, there’s online threats too.

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The sunny side of Brexit: Caravan and Holiday Parks Market Report

2016 provided a largely fine summer, meaning a successful season for caravan and holiday parks.

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World Leisure Completes £1.5m Refurbishment for Ribby Hall

World Leisure completes £1.5m overhaul of swimming pool at Ribby Hall Village holiday park.

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Eden Furniture and GO IN Announce UK Partnership

In January 2017 Eden agreed a deal to supply the GO IN range of furniture in the UK.

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Plans for new hotel development at Twin Lakes revealed

Twin Lakes reveal their plans for a new 15-bed hotel. The Lancashire lodge park currently boasts over 50 high-end lodges as well as restaurant and spa facilities.

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Park Holidays acquire Carlton Meres Country Park for £13m

Countrywide Park Homes have sold their Suffolk site for £13m, which currently holds 280 lodges and planning in place for an additional 200 lodges.

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£6.6m development underway at Oxfordshire golf club

Feldon Valley Golf Club’s £6.6 million redevelopment includes the construction of four woodland lodges and a 13-bedroom hotel.

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Blackpool Holiday Village expansion plans approved

Bourne Leisure receive planning approval for 31 new caravans at their Marton Mere holiday park.

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Bespoke luxury holiday lodge manufacturer launches following staycation boom

Each Beverley Park Homes lodge is developed in close partnership with the customer, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, exclusive design.

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Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval

FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.

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Center Parcs injects £20m into Elveden to cater to 3G audience

The improved recreational and catering facilities seek to appeal to this growing audience of three generation families.

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Software Provider Reaping Rewards From The Holiday Park Boom

The holiday park industry is booming with turnover for UK's caravan, camping and holiday parks increasing by 9% in 2016.

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SALOP LEISURE TO UNVEIL 22 LUXURY GLAMPING LODGES IN SHREWSBURY

Love2Stay is said to become the UK's most luxurious and well equipped glamping site.

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HOLIDAY VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT AT LIGHTWATER VALLEY UNDERWAY

Lightwater Valley, now run by Livingstone Leisure, hopes to start construction soon.

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CENTER PARCS REACH £70.5M PROFIT

Center Parcs have made an impressive £70.5 million pre-tax profit this year thanks to maintaining an average annual occupancy rate of 97%.

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Anytime Booking integrates with IDS Group for seamless access control

Anytime Booking is now integrated with IDS Group’s barrier and ANPR solution.

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Why choose a sit on top kayak?

If you are buying a kayak, then you might feel a little overwhelmed by the choice you have on offer.

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UK Holiday Parks Are Changing

UK holiday parks are changing, with a much more luxurious feel designed to appeal to style conscious social influencers and successful city based business people.

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Caravan Fire Safety!

It is important that you keep both yourself and your guests safe.

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Scotland’s first artificial wave park plans unveiled

Wavegarden Scotland have just submitted a planning application to build the park in Edinburgh.

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BLAIR'S HOLIDAY PARK RECEIVES £2.2M INVESTMENT

Danske Bank's investment will aid the development of two new caravan parks in the popular north coast of Northern Ireland.

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SOUTH CLIFF CARAVAN PARK HOPES FOR MULTI-MILLION POUND EXPANSION

If the plans are approved, works will begin this Autumn.

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GRINKLE PARK ESTATE TO BUILD LUXURY HOLIDAY LODGE PARK

If the plans are approved, 60 lodges and two new lakes will be built, costing approx £5 million.

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CHEDDAR WOODS RESORT & SPA'S EXPANSION PLANS APPROVED

Darwin Escapes' 5-star resort expansion has been approved.

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UK HOLIDAY PARKS REACH £2.7BN TURNOVER

The combined revenue of the top 100 UK holiday parks has increased by 9% since 2011, and is expected to keep rising.

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£8.5M LUXURY RESORT & WATERSPORTS CENTRE PLANS UNVEILED

If the planning application is approved the Hurworth Burn Reservoir will be transformed into a luxurious holiday park.

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Keeping up with the new customer expectations - Are you?

How fast are things changing? Well they have changed, period.

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Legoland reveals 10 year plan

The plans to expand include a holiday village, a haunted house ride and an improved car park.

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Wales to Welcome Multi-Million Pound Adventure Resort

It will be a unique destination for those seeking indoor and outdoor adrenaline-fuelled activities.

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CENTER PARCS OPENS £3M SHERWOOD FOREST SPA

Aqua Sana at Sherwood Forest undergoes a £3m transformation and reopens with a re-imagined 'Forest Spa' concept.

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BREXIT HELPS CARAVAN HOLIDAY PARK INCREASE ITS REVENUE PAST £130M

Stark increase in caravan bookings since Brexit vote.

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Birchwood Lakes' multi-million development granted

Plans feature 158 cabins & lodges and hotel with spa & pool facilities.

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Groundworks Underway for £150M Holiday Village in Anglesey

Land & Lakes start phase one of construction for Penrhos Leisure Village.

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Ruda Holiday Park Develops £400K Glamping Village

It will feature 15 safari tents and six 'Safari Tent Plus', which include a TV and toilet facilities.

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A Guide to Tidal Forecasting

Tidal forecasting can be overlooked, but is important for a successful kayaking expedition.

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IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?

Countries vouching for eco-tourism to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.

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Golf Tourism in Scotland brings up to £286m a year and counting

The value of golf tourism rises, becoming a clear economic driver for rural Scotland.

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FOLLY FARM'S £10 MILLION HOLIDAY VILLAGE GETS APPROVAL

September will see the construction of a safari park, fairground and farm.

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58 HOLIDAY LODGES GET UNANIMOUS APPROVAL

The proposed holiday lodges, tennis court, cider apple orchard and toilet block with mobile washrooms get 'yes' by council.

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Record breaking inbound tourism

Tourism is worth £127 billion annually to the UK economy, creating jobs and boosting economic growth.

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BRADFORD'S NATIONAL MUSEUM GETS £1.8M REBRAND AND REVAMP

Featuring an interactive gallery and Tim Peake’s spacecraft, Wonderlab explores the science of light, sound and images through state-of-the-art exhibits.

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Free Marketing Training from the experts

Europe's largest Sales & Marketing Event, offering excellent free training & expert advice.

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Independent exhibitor case study - World Leisure UK

"We had a lot of interest from independent parks. We managed to secure two large projects from the previous year’s show and we are..."

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Exceeded Expectations

"We surpassed all our goals at the show... Within the first hour of opening we had two large confirmed orders from multiple UK holiday sites and..."

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Eden Project’s £8.5m hotel gets go ahead

Eden plans to start construction in late 2017 and open the hotel in April 2018.

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Brits forecast to spend £3.6 billion on touring holidays by 2030

Caravan & Motorhome Club commissions 'Adventure Report' with great spending predictions!

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Gulliver's closer to gaining planning permission for £37M development

Gulliver’s Rother Valley closer to obtaining planning approval.

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MCP ACQUIRE PARK LEISURE FOR £103 MILLION

Park Leisure’s co-founder Miles Dewhurst will continue to run the business and retain approximately a 20% holding.

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Haven invest £3 million in the redevelopment of Hafan y Môr swimming complex

Haven announce reinvesting to develop swimming pool complex at Hafan y Môr Holiday Park in North Wales as part of £5.5m reinvestment.

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Offer guests a fresh perspective during their visit

Create an eclectic, cutting edge building to provide additional space and rental income and really stand out from the crowd.

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Electric vehicles stay where they can charge

If you don’t have electric vehicle charging on site, you’re losing their business.

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Goosedale gets planning permission for £1.5m build of 9 luxury holiday lodges

The £1.5 million project features 9 luxury holiday lodges at leading Notts events venue Goosedale, creating around 30 jobs.

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Wookey Hole Caves buys Holiday Park

"We are drawing up plans for a major investment in the holiday park, ... bringing thousands more tourists to the area, which will benefit local businesses."

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Away Resorts acquires Sandy Balls creating group valued over £100m

LDC-backed UK holiday park operator Away Resorts acquires Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest, forming a group with six sites.

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Park Holidays UK sold for £362m

Expansion plans for Park Holidays UK following the announcement of the company's sale for £362m to the Intermediate Capital Group.

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Parkdean Resort sold for £1.35billion

"We look forward to working with Onex to further enhance our parks and leisure facilities...”

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AirBnB to expand into full-trip 'Experience'

“The problem [for visitors to a new city] is it's really hard to meet anybody who lives there. How do you immerse in a local community?”

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Holiday park operator receives £25m investment from BGF and HSBC

BGF reaches £1bn invested in UK small and mid-sized businesses

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Plans for £100m holiday lodge development in North Yorkshire

Plans have been submitted for the 78.5 acre sight to accommodate 300 lodges

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Foreign visitors spent extra £800m in the UK, as a result of work by VisitBritain

Every £1 invested in VisitBritain’s activities resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 in Britain

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CampPlus joins forces with CPES Ltd

CampPlus, Dutch manufacturers of en-suite campsite pods, will be represented in the UK exclusively by CPES, Caravan Park Electrical Services Ltd.

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DELIVERING 360 DEGREE TECH FOR TOMORROW’S HOLIDAY BUSINESSES

Acentic stand testing Radiant4 allowing holiday park owners to manage, monitor and maintain networks & internet connections

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C-side Architectural Design: bespoke design projects

Providing Holiday Parks, Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure and Activity Centres a full package design service...

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The suppliers making a splash at Holiday Park & Resort Innovation

From wave machines to hot tubs and kayaking, Holiday Park & Resort Innovation has all the water activity innovations and supplies that makes a holiday park unforgettable...

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Glamping advice for a greater market share

Glamping has grown in popularity over the last few years, and landowners are looking to cash-in on this blossoming UK industry...

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Glamping advice for a greater share in the market

Glamping has grown in popularity over the last few years, not only with those holiday makers looking for a break with a difference, but also with landowners looking to cash-in on this blossoming UK industry...

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Expand your Client Base with Play Area Facilities

Studies have shown that play areas become community hubs, providing meeting points, social interaction and healthy lifestyle changes.

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Realities of listed home ownership

It’s easy to understand the initial appeal of owning one of Britain’s beautiful, listed buildings. Many discover, however, that the reality of maintaining...

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itrike – A World First in Design Innovation

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The development of Glamping

With European holidays growing ever more pricey and inaccessible the great British summer holiday is making a huge comeback.

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The development of Glamping

With European holidays growing ever more pricey and inaccessible the great British summer holiday is making a huge comeback.

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Company bounces into action as demand for trampolines grow

Capital Play launches a new range of robust in-ground trampolines designed specifically for commercial and public use.

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Muddy Farm to Classy Campsite

Land owners, campsites and farms are taking advantage of the new “on trend” holiday rental market.

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GARDASOLAR – Electric and Solar Boats

Sea, rivers or lakes... discover the new Electric and Solar Boats for extend Your business!

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Increase your security, reduce your insurance risk

"...the more you invest in security protection the more you reduce your risk of claiming under insurance and consequently save on insurance premiums." IDS Group collaborate with Omar Insurance to offer preferential rates.

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Fantastic Natural Frozen Drinks

Supplying delicious drinks for over 20 years, offering first class customer service …

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Hoseasons reports record sales

Hoseasons reports sixth consecutive summer of record sales

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A £120m development

Developer Land and Lakes has purchased 600 acres of land for its £120m Anglesey leisure and residential development.

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Brand new park...

Work has started on a brand new £3.5m new park on the edge of Shrewsbury.

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Operating pools to Industry Standards

Swimming & Spa Pools can be an added attraction at any park, but need to be operated correctly...

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Darwin Escapes Chooses Acentic For Integrated Hospitality Technology Upgrade

Acentic, the global leader in hospitality technology, has been chosen by Darwin Escapes

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Away Resorts report multi-million pound holiday park investment

The £8m Tattershall Lakes project is part of a £12m investment programme across the Away Resorts portfolio

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Innovative Solutions: Future Rooms

Our Pods are versatile, affordable and perfect for generating new income from glamping, events and functions.

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Pathfinder Park Homes

Luxury residential park home and holiday lodge manufacturer Pathfinder has been acquired by their management team.

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Gleneagles announces multi-million pound refurbishment

Recently announced - an extensive refurbishment programme throughout the property.

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Park Holidays put up For Sale

Caravan park operator Park Holidays is up for sale with a price tag in excess of £250 million

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Full throttle for the Holiday Park Innovation Show

Full throttle ahead for the 2016 Holiday Park Innovation Show

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Cornish Caravan Park sells for £1.7m

Trelay Farm Park in Cornwall has been sold for £1.7 million

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A £12 million holiday park expansion

Tattershall Lakes Country Park is to benefit from a £12 million expansion

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Potential new caravan park in Shrewsbury

A potential new premier caravan park is hoping to be built near Shrewsbury by Salop Leisure.

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Hoburne announce £6 million investment

Hoburne Holidays have announced £6 million of investment in improvements to their holiday parks in 2016

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Hilton Hotel bought in Newport

The Hilton Hotel in Newport has been bought out by their rivals the Celtic Manor Resort.

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