Trio of UK holiday parks reveal big development plans

Posted in topic Holiday industry news on 15th May 2017

A Pembrokeshire holiday park has been given the go-ahead to begin its multi-million pound improvements to the site.

Kiln Park Holiday Centre received planning approval last week for its plans to relocate more than 100 caravan pitches and create nearly 60 new bases.

Owned by Bourne Leisure, the company told members of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park development committee last week that Kiln Park was vital to the local community, pumping £6 million into the local community.

The new development would meet an increasing demand for higher quality accommodation, the company said. A number of pitches would be moved from an area at risk of flooding with the redevelopment and relocation of 117 existing bases and the reduction in touring and tent pitches as well as the removal of 11 staff caravans.

hedley-campingBridge Leisure acquires North Cornwall park

A holiday park operator has further expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of a North Cornwall holiday park.

Bridge Leisure, which owns 5 other parks in the UK and manages several others, recently completed the purchase of Hedley Wood Caravan and Camping Park on the Cornwall/Devon border.

Hedley Wood is set in 17 acres of woodland and is only a short distance from the picturesque market town of Holsworthy, Devon. It currently offers camping, touring and static caravan holidays as well as caravan sales.

There is potential for further development with planning permission in place for 400 touring caravan pitches, 40 static caravan pitches and the storage of 200 touring caravans, reports Insider Media.

Ben Jones, director in the Holiday Parks team at Colliers covering the South West and Wales, said: “It has been developed on the site of a former brick works and retains some of the industrial architecture that adds to the site’s great charm, set amongst rolling Devon countryside with farmland and coppice surrounding.

“The park has been purchased from the Bryant family who have developed a wonderful family park that attracts a loyal customer base, who will be delighted to know that Maria the park manager has remained in the business.

“Bridge are excited about the opportunity to invest further in the site and facilities, making the most of the huge potential that it offers, whilst retaining much of the character and ethos that has been created by the Bryants.”

** Pitched is currently developing the new website for Hedley Wood – keep an eye out for the new-look site, which is expected to be live in July! **

New waterpark and leisure complex for Lincolnshire park

A new waterpark and leisure complex that aims to “bring Mablethorpe back” is nearing completion.

The aqua park is part of Grange Leisure Park on the Lincolnshire coast, with completion set for the coming weeks.

There will also be a new leisure complex on site which will house a site shop, show bar, arcade, reception, bar and restaurant.

Ryan Metcalfe, marketing executive for Coastfields Leisure which runs the park, told Lincolnshire Live: “The idea is to bring Mablethorpe back.

“The town has not had any major development or investment for a while. This will possibly be the biggest development and investment for the town.

“The industry is booming and the caravan industry is a huge industry in this area. More areas are being updated.

“The industry, as far as I’m aware, is doing better than ever. It’s exciting for us a company seeing it expand.”