December set to be “as busy as summer” says parks group
DECEMBER could be one of the busiest months of the year at Park Holidays UK after hundreds of families learned that their hopes for a November break had been dashed.
The new lockdown means that the company has had to cancel all November holidays, but director Tony Clish says that many guests have opted simply to delay their stay.
“Under our coronavirus guarantee, customers can book with confidence because we promise a full no-quibble refund if they are forced to change their plans.
“In fact, we’re finding that a large number of couples and families are asking if they can time-shift their break until December – and we’re happy to make the changes without cost.
“Added to the high volume of existing bookings we already have, I think it’s likely that December will be as busy as high season across our parks.
“It’s great news for everyone, including Britain’s tourism economy, but it means people will need to be fast on their feet if they want to enjoy an escape next month.
“Some of our parks are already approaching capacity, so we must work on the basis of first come, first served,” said Tony.
Instead of closing after the October half-term, a total of 13 of the group’s 30-plus parks are this year continuing to welcome guests until the week before Christmas.
Despite the heavy demand, says Tony, off-season prices will apply during December, and guests will stay in luxury lodges and premium grade holiday caravans.
The holidays are all being offered on an “accommodation only” basis with many of the parks’ usual facilities remaining closed or operating on reduced hours.
“There’s going to be a very relaxed atmosphere across our parks, and I think that’s exactly what people will be wanting after another month of lockdown,” said Tony.
“Roads, towns and visitor attractions will all be less busy, and you can enjoy beautiful coast and countryside walks with the feeling that you’ve got it all to yourself.
“It will be a great chance to chill – but also to stay snug as all our holiday homes have super-efficient central heating and high levels of insulation!”
Four-night breaks in December start from £99.00 for up to six people, and the company’s coronavirus guarantee will apply to all bookings.
To view the parks and accommodation options available, as well as more information about the availability of facilities, please visit www.ParkHolidays.com.