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Monthly News Reel: What You Missed This November in the Holiday Park World


This month - the month of our show - has been filled with developments. Check out our monthly news from the holiday park world for more details...


Each year, new holiday parks open, close, get refurbished, receive awards, gain investments, and so much more. This month was just one of many months of newsworthy holiday park world intel.


With the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show been and gone, that doesn’t mean the industry slows down. Take a look at November’s monthly news, and get in-the-know...

This Autumn flatlay with a newspaper, coffee and gloves gives off the cold weather vibes

Holiday Park World Awards

This month seems to be the month for holiday park world awards, as five amazing venues have been commended for their exceptional work.


Firstly, Deeside Holiday Park, which was savaged by Storm Frank in 2015, has now won the Best Holiday Park award at the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards 2019! Wood Leisure have owned the park for 10 years, and even restored it to its former glory after Frank hit. Clearly their £3 million investment, after the immense flood damage, worked wonders.


Abergele’s Ty Gwyn Holiday Park, a Parkdean Resort, has won the 2019 David Bellamy Silver Conservation Award. The park, which is surrounded by some of Wales’ most beautiful areas, has recently started using solar energy, and is constantly making changes to support the natural world. So the award, named after the environmentalist, botanist, author and broadcaster, David Bellamy, was certainly well deserved.


Along this avenue, The Orchards Holiday Village in St Osyth, part of Haven’s collection of resorts, has been awarded the Green World Awards! This has marked them as one of the eco-friendliest holiday parks out there, so following their example could lead to great things.


What’s more, the Peak District, amongst a number of other brilliant areas, is up for the Best Rural Location in the National Staycation Awards 2019. Celebrating the companies who ignite visitors’ imaginations year-in-year-out, we’re sure the winner will be very worthy.


Finally, Northumberland’s Beadland Towers hotel has been given the accolade of being one of the best in the country! After a £3 million renovation, their boutique-style interior, idyllic beach location, and pet-friendly atmosphere make them a deserving competitor.

A Charitable Cause

Everyone needs a week or two off every now and again, which is why most Holiday parks make year-round profits. That’s why it’s so nice to see holiday parks putting this money and their name to good causes.


Holgates Holiday Park, a family run venue in Silverdale, have put their local prestige to a fantastic cause! Raising £16,332 for Pancreatic Cancer UK, they’ve made a fantastic contribution to the charity.

Raising money for charity is a great thing to do, especially when you're a holiday park who has lots of money to spare

Big Announcement

Haven Holidays is one of the most well-known holiday park and resort companies in the UK, and every month brings a new story from this industry giant. This month, Haven’s Lakeland holiday park, in Flookburgh, have unveiled a major new investment.


One of the main elements of what makes a Haven Holiday is the community aspect, which provides families with the opportunity to meet similar families to bond with. To keep up this reputation, Cumbria’s Haven Holidays have unearthed plans for a multi-functional space, which is ideal for sports, events, live music, dancing and more, during both the day and night.

Luxury Pet Hotel

Pet hotels are becoming all the rage. With the staycation industry booming, families are looking for ways to spend time with their pets outside of home. The answer? Pet-friendly hotels!


K9 Resorts, in Mount Pleasant, Houston, have recently opened their luxury pet hotel, welcoming in 300 attendees at their grand opening. The event was partnered by an animal cruelty organisation, Charleston Animal Society, and the hotel itself has been fitted with all the mod-cons, as well as antimicrobial flooring.


Owned by Kim Tyron, a former veterinarian, she’ll make sure that all guest pets are treated with the utmost care. Check out our blog post from one of our adjoining shows, the Farm Business Innovation Show, to discover some of the best pet-friendly hotels out there. Take inspiration from the companies who have done it themselves, and perhaps you could join the pet hotel trend.

This pub in a blanket on a hotel bed is very cute, and shows off why pet friendly hotels are a good business option

Monthly News, Wrapped Up...

Feeling inspired by the latest holiday park world developments? Want to change up your hospitality offerings to become part of the constant developments?


Our Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show, at the NEC, Birmingham on 11th & 12th November, has the solution. Either exhibit, to show off your brilliant product or service which will innovate the industry, or stay tuned for our FREE ticket applications to be released.


This is our last monthly newsreel of the year. We’ve loved updating you, every month, on the latest industry gossip. If you want to stay informed, we’ll be back for another news update in January. For now, we wish you a fantastic festive season!

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