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2014 news

Keep up to date with the latest news and events at Parkdean.


  • NOV 27

    Bronze Award Winners at the British Travel Awards | 27 November 2014

    Parkdean were proud finalists and winners once again at the British Travel Awards held at Battersea Park in London on 26th November 2014.

    At the 2014 Awards Gala Dinner Parkdean scooped up the Bronze Award for ‘Best UK Holiday Park Operator’ and listed as a finalist in the Best Camping & Mobile Holiday Company category.

    This is the fifth consecutive year that Parkdean have taken home awards in the ‘Best UK Holiday Park Operator’ category, including three Gold and one Silver award in addition to this recent win.

    More than one million votes were cast by holiday makers and industry experts to help the British Travel Awards arrive at their decisions for the gongs. The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. Recognised by consumers and travel professionals throughout the UK, the British Travel Awards are widely referred to as the "Oscars" of the travel industry.

    For more information about the British Travel Awards, including all 2014 winners, visit www.britishtravelawards.com

  • SEP 5

    British Beaches Need YOU!

    Join Parkdean and the Marine Conservation Society for the Great British Beach Clean


    Leading holiday park operator Parkdean is joining forces with the Marine Conservation Society this weekend to help clean some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. The ‘Great British Beach Clean’ will see Parkdean take a leading role by hosting 15 beach cleans across the UK and supporting another six.


    Every year, tonnes of marine litter washes up on Britain’s shores creating a risk to the environment, wildlife, industry and tourism. Although every effort is constantly being put into keeping beaches clean throughout the year, the event is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.


    The initiative is part of a wider effort run by the Marine Conservation Society that will see more than 10,000 volunteers take to the beaches to ensure they are restored to their litter-free glory.


    Parkdean is urging volunteers to join its staff on the 19th, 20th and 21st of September to help keep our great British beaches clean. The holiday park operator will be providing bin bags, gloves, tongs and refreshments to those getting involved. The events will be taking place all over the UK, from Norfolk to Newquay, from Wemyss to Wales.


    John Waterworth, Parkdean Chief Executive, said:


    “Most of our parks are on or nearby some of Britain’s best beaches and it’s vital that we play our part in keeping them clean from marine litter so that our customers can enjoy them for years to come. The beach clean is a great opportunity to teach our children to care for the environment and it will also be a fun day out. We hope our teams will be joined by as many locals and holidaymakers as possible”.


    Volunteers wishing to join the Parkdean teams can register and find more information on the events, locations and times at http://blog.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/national-news/join-us-this-september-for-the-great-british-beach-clean/.

    For more information about Parkdean visit www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk

  • JUL 12

    Parkdean Po-Am raises £25,000 for the Ayrshire Hospice | 12th June 2014

    The 27th Parkdean Charity Pro-Am took place at Belleisle Golf Course in Ayrshire on Thursday 12th June, raising much needed funds for the Ayrshire Hospice located near our Sundrum Castle Holiday Park. The day was a great success with the weather being very kind.

    36 teams of 3 amateurs took part in the competition, with participants travelling from all over the UK. Following the golf, a presentation dinner, auction and grand raffle were held at the Fairfield House Hotel.

    Thanks to our teams, our sponsors and our generous donators of raffle and auction prizes, we are delighted to announce that we raised £25,000.00 for the Hospice.

    This brings our cumulative total to £350.000 over the last 28 years.

  • MAY 21

    Blue Flags and Seaside Awards: Enjoy the World’s Best Beaches with Parkdean

    Parkdean is today celebrating three of its beaches – Hayling Island Beachlands, Challaborough Bay and Croyde Bay have received the esteemed 2014 Blue Flag and Seaside awards for quality, safety and cleanliness.


    Croyde Bay and Challaborough Bay, both in Devon, have received the Seaside Award for the second year running with Hayling Islands Beachland being awarded the Blue Flag award. As a result, visitors to its Ruda, Challaborough Bay and Hayling Island holiday parks can look forward to relaxing and playing on some of the very best beaches.


    The Seaside Award, run by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet guideline water quality.


    In addition to the award-winning beaches owned by Parkdean, holidaymakers staying at Parkdean’s Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire holiday parks can also enjoy easy access to a further 33 further prestigious public beaches within a 30 minute drive time, including stunning Oddicombe Beach, Ness Cove, and Preston Sands.


    Parkdean’s Chief Executive, John Waterworth, said: “We are over the moon to see three beautiful beaches on the doorstep of our holiday parks Hayling Island, Challaborough Bay and Ruda receive the prestigious 2014 Blue Flag and Seaside Award accolade. We strive to give our holidaymakers top quality accommodation and facilities, so we are extremely proud that our parks are either on, or near to, officially some of the best and cleanest beaches in the world.”

  • MAY 15

    From Bats and Bitterns to Sharks and Sunfish Spring into Watching Wildlife with Parkdean Holiday Parks

    With BBC’s Springwatch starting 26th May, instead of only watching wildlife on the TV, get up close and experience the great variety of fauna in and around our shores.


    Visitors to Parkdean’s holiday parks will be amazed by the sheer diversity of wildlife so close to home, especially as all of the 24 locations now hold the coveted David Bellamy Conservation Award for helping protect the natural environment. From one of the largest toad colonies in the country to basking sharks, seals and snakes – there are plenty of opportunities to spot some of the nation’s favourite wildlife. So, brush off the binoculars, walking boots and wetsuits, and enjoy the great outdoors with a Parkdean break.


    Whether its birds, marine life or mammals you’re looking for – you won’t be disappointed with the rich flora and fauna dotted all over the UK.


    Batty about Torquay
    Bat populations have suffered severe declines over the last century; however thousands of people still venture out to view bats in their natural environment. The Horseshoe Bat is no exception – this rare bat roosts in caves and can be spotted around Barry Head near Brixham. Regular viewing trips are organised by a local conservation group to allow people to encounter bats in their natural habitat without disturbance.


    Sharking around in Cornwall!
    Ocean lovers will be in their element exploring the coastal waters of St Agnes, home to some of the world’s most spectacular marine animals including minke whales, grey seals and Basking Sharks. Reaching lengths of up to 12m, Basking Sharks are the largest fish in British waters and the second largest in the world after the Whale Shark. These gentle, plankton-feeding sharks (that means no teeth!), re-appear in our coastal waters each spring and summer. The beautiful waters around St Agnes also attract the unique and rarely seen Ocean Sunfish too – a sight people travel across the globe to see.


    Twitching in Norfolk
    The habitat provided by the Broads is a twitcher’s dream, with a huge array of birdlife. The Broads is a paradise for wetland bird species; spot kingfishers, mute swans, the tufted duck, greylag and Canada geese. Reed beds hold a variety of warblers such as the Cetti's warbler, reed and sedge warblers. The area is also a strong hold for the bittern and marsh harrier. The area also supports other special species such as the Fen orchid, the otter and Norfolk Hawker dragonfly.


    Dolphin delight in Scotland
    Scotland is a haven for thriving wildlife and sea life. Lucky guests at Grannie's Helian Hame Holiday Park can spot bottlenose dolphins across the Dornoch Firth and along the coast at Chenonry Point – one of the best places in the UK for watching dolphins playing and fishing in the tide. Nearby are a variety of habitats such as mudflats and pine woodlands home to waders, pine martens and red squirrels.


    Parkdean’s 24 award winning holiday parks offer all the comforts of a home away from home with central heating and double glazing, spacious central lounges, flat screen TVs and fully fitted kitchens. Combined with an unrivalled selection of leisure and retail facilities, including indoor pools, kids’ clubs, bars & restaurants, live evening entertainment and beds made on arrival, there couldn’t be a better base for a Spring break!

  • MAR 27

    Parkdean invites kids to contribute to brand new ‘The UK, Our Way’ holiday guide

    From the yummiest ice creams to the beach of kids’ dreams, a national call out has been launched today to gather youngsters’ views on the UK’s top holiday hotspots.


    Nominations and votes will be taken throughout the upcoming weeks until the 6th May and will be used to populate The UK, Our Way; a holiday guide created exclusively for kids, by kids.


    Launched by Parkdean for the first time last year, The UK, Our Way was the first holiday guide to provide the inside scoop on what tiny travellers deem to be the nation’s holiday highlights and it’s been enjoyed by families across the UK ever since.


    Following this success, the UK’s leading holiday park operator Parkdean has today announced plans to launch a supersize second edition which will be available from this summer. Filled with fresh family fun, the new extended issue will include even more top tips for things to see and do in the UK across a variety of brand new themes.


    Joining past favourites such as ‘Best Beaches to Build Sandcastles’ and ‘Best Places to Fly a Kite’, the new categories will include ‘Most Cosmic Place to Learn about Space’, ‘Most Beautiful Natural Treasure to Explore’ and ‘Best Places to go Stargazing’ along with many more.


    John Waterworth, Chief Executive of Parkdean, said: “We understand the importance of spending quality time together as a family, welcoming thousands of parents and their children on to our parks each year.


    “Our parks are carefully designed to provide the very best facilities to keep children entertained during their stay, with delights ranging from ski slopes to tropical-themed pools and dedicated entertainment programmes. By producing this guide, we hope to take this commitment one step further and provide families with the ultimate resource for planning the perfect fun-filled getaway, including recommendations for fun days out and places to explore.


    “We were blown away with the response to our first The UK, Our Way, holiday guide and it’s clear that the demand is high for travel advice aimed at the younger holidaymaker. Creating a new and improved version of the guide, updated for 2014, was a natural next step in staying at the forefront of family holiday fun.”

  • MAR 18

    Parkdean Teams Up With Young Author to Inspire Children to Read and Write

    As youngsters everywhere enjoy the excitement of World Book Day today (6th March 2014), research has revealed that over a quarter of UK parents are concerned about their children’s reading and writing ability.


    The poll of almost 1,000 mums and dads* has shown that the average child is now learning to read for themselves at five years old, up to a year after their parents achieved this goal. One in ten children are also working at levels below their expected reading and writing ages at school.


    As a result, over half of parents are taking to bribing their children in order to convince them to read and write outside of school hours. Later bed times, sweet treats and extra time with TVs or games consoles are all amongst the most popular trading tools used, as parents try to extend the 15 minutes reading and 13 minutes writing time the average child spends each day outside of lessons.


    The research, conducted by holiday park operator Parkdean, also pinpointed the most common causes for children struggling to read and write at home. These reasons included tiredness, the distraction of technology and the fact that children found reading and writing boring.


    With this in mind, Parkdean aimed to inspire the nation’s children through its Fairytale of Parkdean competition. Youngsters across the UK were encouraged to read fairy tales, get creative and use their imaginations for their own stories. Winner of the competition, Samuel Moore (aged 11) from Waterlooville, has been working with the company to launch his brand new book which stars Parkdean’s beloved characters Sid the Seagull and Lizzie the Lizard.


    Downloadable from http://tinyurl.com/nv93wqw, Samuel’s book is also available nationwide through a selection of Parkdean holiday parks with donations being collected for the National Literacy Trust. The story has also inspired a short entertainment show which will be performed by the parks’ Star Troopers from Easter, hoping to capture the imagination of even more children.


    The launch of this book is the latest in a number of activities to be delivered as part of the Fairytale of Parkdean campaign. Ranging from interactive workshops delivered across the company’s 24 parks to a tour of UK schools that promoted story writing, the Fairytale of Parkdean campaign has already helped to encourage hoards of children to indulge in more reading and writing.


    John Waterworth, Chief Executive of Parkdean, said:
    “We were shocked to see that almost a third of children are discouraged from reading and writing simply because they find it boring, or they lack the inspiration to get started. One of the most popular activities we conduct across our parks is the Fantasy Fables workshop and so we know the appetite for reading and writing is still strong amongst youngsters. It often just takes an added creative element to engage some children when competing against the likes of computer games and TVs.


    “We’ve been delighted with the feedback we’ve received for our campaign so far and we’re incredibly proud of the impact it’s had on the children we’ve worked with. Samuel, in particular, has created a fantastic book that is sure to capture the imaginations of many youngsters. In winning our writing competition, we can only hope that his personal story proves to be equally inspirational and encourages even more children to pick up a pen or book when celebrating World Book Day today.”


    Samuel Moore, added:
    “I’m so thrilled to have won the competition. It was great fun writing my adventure and creating a story around Sid and Lizzie. It’s amazing to see my story as a real book and I can’t wait to watch it being acted out on a park too!”


    *Research conducted through YourSayPays with 941 parents of children 4-14 years of age.

  • MAR 12

    Holidaymakers Set to Benefit from Multi-Million Pound Investment Programme

    Holidaymakers booking a great British break with Parkdean this year are set to benefit from an extensive multi-million pound investment programme designed to improve the operator’s collection of award-winning parks even further.


    Following a significant £11 million spend; those visiting one of Parkdean’s 24 scenic locations across the UK can look forward to new caravan and lodge accommodation, including models with double glazing and central heating. Holidaymakers can also look forward to new and refurbished restaurants, tasty new menus using locally sourced ingredients and a host of new activities and entertainment to enjoy. Ranging from outdoor climbing walls and adventure play areas to fresh new takeaway and bar areas, there’s a plethora of improvements to make the most of.


    Providing an even wider range of premium holiday homes to enjoy, Parkdean has invested £7 million purely in new and refurbished accommodation across its parks. From two and three bedroom caravans with extra space to luxury four bedroom lodges, there are options for all manner of holidaymakers; many of which boast a range of home comforts such as flat screen TVs. The operator also makes all beds up on arrival, a rare and time-saving touch in the holiday park sector as any well-seasoned traveller will know.


    John Waterworth, Chief Executive of Parkdean, said:
    “Over the last few years, we’ve welcomed thousands of UK holidaymakers onto our parks as we continue to build on our reputation as one of the UK’s leading holiday park operators. We firmly believe that our success stems from a commitment to providing the highest standards of quality and comfort to our customers and so we continue to invest heavily in these areas. So many of our bookings come from repeat customers, in fact we’ve welcomed a record figure of return customers this year. In order to keep this number growing, it’s imperative that we not only meet customers’ expectations but exceed them and we hope that our latest programme of investment will help us achieve just that.”


    The investment activity also includes a £150,000 transformation of Spelding’s Bar & Restaurant at Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park in Scotland which has seen the eatery double its capacity and benefit from a spectacular glass front that overlooks the local marina. Down in Devon, Ruda Holiday Park has also introduced, for the first time, state of the art luxury four bedroom lodges nestled at Croyde Burrows behind the sand dunes of Croyde Bay.


    Also new for 2014, Parkdean has extended its popular (and FREE) Showtime Entertainment programme, delivered by the talented Parkdean Troupers, with four new live shows and two new children’s theme days due to launch this Easter.


    With 24 parks across six regions, the investment has been split as follows:

    • £3.4m invested across eight parks in Cornwall – including new and refurbished accommodation, new play equipment has also been added to the assault course at Newquay.
    • Over £2.1m invested across six parks in Scotland –including a six-figure investment in Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park’s Spelding’s Restaurant & Bar, a new traverse climbing wall and outdoor play area at Weymss Bay Holiday Park, a new indoor soft play area at Southerness and new and refurbished accommodation across the region.
    • £1.7m invested across four parks in Dorset and Hampshire - including new and refurbished accommodation and a £15,000 investment in outdoor play area equipment at Hayling Island.
    • £2m invested across three parks in Devon - including new accommodation, luxury lodges at Ruda Holiday Park and the introduction of the ‘Fresh and Fast’ takeaway at Torquay Holiday Park.
    • £454k invested in Cherry Tree Holiday Park in Norfolk – including a range of new accommodation.
    • £1.5m invested across two parks in Wales - including new and refurbished accommodation and a brand look for The Duck Inn bar at Pendine Sands.
  • MAR 6

    Even More Reasons to Enjoy a GREAT Break in Great Yarmouth

    Holidaymakers hoping to make the most of Norfolk’s fantastic festivals and stunning scenes now have even more reason to book their breaks, following a six figure investment in the region’s Cherry Tree Holiday Park, which is ideally located between Gorleston Beach and Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach.


    Owned by Parkdean, the award-winning holiday park has seen over £360,000 invested in new accommodation ahead of its 2014 opening in March. Extending its collection of quality holiday homes even further, the award-winning operator has added a range of new three bedroom caravans and two bedroom caravans. The significant spend at Parkdean’s Cherry Tree Holiday Park in Norfolk is part of a multi-million pound investment programme which has seen the company dedicate over £11m in its 24 holiday parks across the UK.


    The new accommodation at Cherry Tree provides customers with even more choice of non-smoking holiday homes, both new categories are also, at 12ft, extra wide giving families more space and comfort. Those staying in the new two bedroom holiday homes can also enjoy comforts such as double glazing and central heating. What’s more, all direct customers will once again in 2014 enjoy the benefit of all beds in the accommodation made up for arrival – allowing them to make the most of their holiday time and start the fun straight away!


    Those staying on the park can also enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools; a pirate-themed crazy golf course; a fitness suite; an all-weather multi-sports court; a Showbar with live, family friendly entertainment. Brand new shows for 2014 include Vacation Nation (which promises to deliver the ultimate feel good show) and 90’s United (which celebrates the hits of the Brit Pop era and the 90s’ club scene).


    The parks free kids’ clubs with characters Sid the Seagull and Lizzie the Lizard also feature new theme days, offering youngsters the chance to take control of the flight deck in an aviation-themed day or step back in time and join the knights in the jousting arena of King Henry VIII.


    Outside of the park there’s even more on offer, from a relaxing stroll down the golden beach at Gorleston-on-Sea to the thrills and adventure provided at local attractions such as Pleasurewood Hills Leisure Park, Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre and Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens.


    Furthermore, the region has a feast of festivities to enjoy throughout the spring and summer seasons in 2014 including:

    • Thetford’s Lost Tudor Sculptures - 1st November 2013 - 29th March 2014
    • Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival - 10th-11th May 2014
    • Norwich City of Ale Festival - 22nd May - 1st June 2014
    • Summer Fireworks at Great Yarmouth Central Beach- throughout July and August 2014
    • Ghost Walk at Ranworth - 3rd June and 5th August 2014
  • FEB 16

    Youngsters Set to Follow in the Footsteps of Jenny Jones on UK Dry Ski Slopes

    Dorset Snowsport Centre at Parkdean’s Warmwell Holiday Park has seen a surge in snowboard and dry ski slope enquiries, following the recent success of British snowboard champion Jenny Jones.


    Having started her snowboarding career on a dry-ski slope in Bristol, at 16 years old, the bronze medal winner has proven to youngsters across the UK that you don’t necessarily have to travel abroad to find or refine your sporting skills. Following this, the phones at Snowflex Ski Slope at Warmwell Holiday Park in Weymouth have been ringing off the hook with budding snowboarding and ski enthusiasts wanting to follow in Jenny’s footsteps.


    Kristian Carr, Centre Manager at Dorset Snowboard Centre, said:
    “It’s fantastic to see icons like Jenny Jones having such a positive impact on snow sports. Here at Dorset Snowboard Centre, we’re always looking for new ways to get youngsters involved in skiing and snowboarding and we offer a range of activities from hourly lessons to week long breaks to help people find their feet.


    “Jenny has done a great job of proving you don’t need access to real snow to get into a sport like snowboarding. Following this, not only are ski slope bookings being made far earlier this year but we’ve already seen skiing lessons for adults and children double whereas snowboarding is proving increasingly popular amongst teenagers. We look forward to welcoming lots of new and familiar faces to our centre this spring and we hope to spot some of our future sporting stars getting their practice in!”


    With short breaks available at Warmwell Holiday Park from just £169 and seven night breaks available from just £259, those wanting to get a slice of the dry slope action can get plenty of practice at a great price. Visitors can also benefit from the park’s comfortable woodland lodges, free entertainment and extensive range of facilities such as fishing lakes, fitness suites and restaurants during their stay.


    Those not staying on the park, or simply looking for a more subtle start in the sport, can also make the most of a range of activities including skiing and snowboarding lessons, recreational skiing and snowboarding and Swiss Bobbing. Lessons start from as little as £10 for a child’s half hour session* and residents at Warmwell Holiday Park will also benefit from reduced prices.


    Ringo, a fun and exciting activity that allows you to take to the slopes in a giant runner ring, is also available for those looking to simply enjoy the great outdoors and the speed of the slopes in different way.

  • JAN 17

    2014 Promises To Be A Fairytale For Samuel

    Talented youngster Samuel Moore, aged 11 from Waterlooville in Hampshire, will see his short story ‘Sid and Lizzie Go on a Nature Trail’ brought to life in print and on the stage this year, having been named the winner of a national writing competition.


    Competing against almost 100 budding young authors across the UK (aged up to 14), Samuel’s colourfully-written creation has been picked from a shortlist of five short stories to win the Fairytale of Parkdean contest; a competition launched by award-winning UK holiday park operator Parkdean to inspire children to do more reading and writing.


    Featuring Parkdean’s beloved characters Sid the Seagull and Lizzie the Lizard, and his new family of ‘Dodeclice’ creatures, Samuel’s entry was picked for his ability to show creativity, originality and a strong story structure. The five shortlisted stories were marked by an expert panel of judges including the creator of the Sid and Lizzie characters, Parkdean’s Entertainment Executive Martin Berger; actress and author Julia Peasgood and children’s author Holly Wright.


    Samuel will now see his story brought to life in print and sold across Parkdean’s UK holiday parks with proceeds going to the National Literacy Trust. He has also received a framed copy of his book, a holiday with Parkdean for his whole family and will get to witness his own story re-enacted on stage by Sid and Lizzie this Easter time too.


    Speaking about the announcement, Samuel said:
    “I’m so thrilled to have won the competition. It was great fun writing my adventure and creating a story around Sid and Lizzie. It’s amazing to see my story in print and I can’t wait to watch it being acted out on a park too! My family has been going to Parkdean since I was a baby so this really is a great treat!”


    Martin Berger, Parkdean’s Entertainment Executive and the creator of Sid and Lizzie, said:
    “Considering the quality of entries we received, it really is an incredible achievement to be crowned the winner of the Fairytale of Parkdean competition. We are so pleased for Samuel, his writing style showed real imagination and his creation will make for an excellent story to be re-enacted on our parks next year. Our Sid and Lizzie characters are loved by children across the country and this latest adventure by Samuel will make an excellent addition to the stories they can enjoy.”


    John Waterworth, Chief Executive of Parkdean, said:
    “We are delighted to announce Samuel as the winner of our national short story writing competition and to have inspired so many other talented youngsters to pick up a pen and paper. We created the Fairytale of Parkdean campaign following research we’d undertaken that revealed that almost 50 per cent of children needed an incentive to read and write at home. Almost a quarter of youngsters are too distracted by technology to read and write and a further one in four believe that books and writing are boring* - but we know differently!


    "When competing against the likes of computers and online gaming, reading and writing can often take a back seat unless we make an effort to support and encourage our youngsters to practice these skills.


    “Through our parks, we already offer engaging workshops such as our Fantasy Fables session and we see first-hand how much the children enjoy literacy-based activities. Building on this with the Fairytale of Parkdean competition has been a great success and we'd like to thank everyone involved."


    Lisa Rootes, Head of Partnerships, from the National Literacy Trust said
    “Congratulations to Samuel for penning such an exciting and creative story. The National Literacy Trust works in disadvantaged communities to help children gain the communication and literacy skills they need to succeed in life and Samuel can feel proud that the proceeds from the sale of his book will go to help our charity’s work.”


    A downloadable PDF version of Samuel’s winning story is available at www.sidandlizzie.co.uk.

  • JAN 10

    Stylish New Restaurant Fronts a £2m Investment Programme in Parkdean’s Scottish Parks

    Guests at Parkdean’s Scottish holiday parks are in for a treat this year, following a £2m investment programme to further improve its six Scottish locations.


    Thanks to this substantial spend, holidaymakers will benefit from a range of new activities and facilities including everything from new holiday homes with sea views at Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame Holiday Park to a brand new indoor soft play area at Southerness Holiday Park.


    Over £1.3m alone has been spent on improving accommodation facilities in these locations, including new and refurbished units, with a variety of new family-friendly two- and three-bedroom holiday homes having been added to the existing range. What’s more, all direct customers will once again in 2014 enjoy the benefit of all beds in the accommodation made up for arrival – allowing them to make the most of their holiday time and start the fun straight away!


    Perhaps the most significant transformation to take place is a £150,000 renovation of Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park’s popular restaurant facility Spelding’s Restaurant & Bar which is due to be unveiled at the park’s 2014 opening on 24th March. As well as creating a completely fresh and modern feel, the refurbishment has also doubled the eatery’s capacity allowing it to seat up to 100 hungry holidaymakers at any one time.


    Serving up picture perfect views of the nearby marina, the restaurant has also been fitted with a glass front which covers the entire length of the new building. As such, visitors to the park will now have the opportunity to indulge in the local coastline as well as a course or two from the tasty new menu with a Scottish twist (including a traditional highland breakfast).


    David Key, Regional Director for three of Parkdean’s six Scottish holiday parks, said:


    “Nairn is such a beautiful area and we’re delighted to be able to showcase our idyllic coastline location within this fantastic new restaurant design.


    “With Costa Coffee and a wide selection of food and drink available, The Spelding’s Restaurant & Bar has always been popular with our guests. Now, with the added space and scenic views on offer, we‘re even better placed to help our visitors to make the most of their holiday experience here in Nairn. We can’t wait to welcome the guests, both old and new, through our doors and we’re looking forward to hearing what they think of all our hard work.”


    Spelding’s Restaurant & Bar is just one of a host of activities and facilities offered at Parkdean’s Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park. From Drifter’s family entertainment suite to the heated indoor swimming pool and sauna, the site boasts a range entertaining and relaxing pursuits as well as one of Scotland’s most scenic settings.


    Parkdean, which is the largest holiday park operator in Scotland, has six parks across Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Clyde Coast, Perthshire and the Highlands. The significant spend across Parkdean’s six Scottish parks is part of a multi-million pound investment programme which has seen the company dedicate £11m in its 24 holiday parks across the UK.

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