Devon park double-steps into tourism awards

Flashback to Cofton's top AA award this year and its presentation to the park's Helen Scott and Mellony Kirby

Flashback to Cofton’s top AA award this year and its presentation to the park’s Helen Scott and Mellony Kirby

Two spotlights will be shining on Dawlish’s Cofton Holidays in next month’s Devon Tourism Awards after it was nominated for honours in two separate categories.

The acclaimed family-friendly park will learn of the judges’ decision on 23 November at a sparkling awards ceremony held at the Guildhall in Plymouth.

Cofton Holidays will be hoping for a repeat of its previous top gold accolade in the awards, after which it went on to be highly commended in the national VisitEngland finals.

Earlier this year, Cofton gained a maximum 5-Pennant Gold accreditation in the AA’s Caravan and Camping Awards, recognised as the Oscars of the touring sector.

A picturesque fishing lake on the park is much admired by visitorsthe park is much admired by visitors

A picturesque fishing lake on the park is much admired by visitors

Helen Scott, director of Cofton Holidays, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted in both the sustainable tourism and best holiday park categories of the Devon Tourism Awards.

“Over the past year, we’ve worked long and hard to create a high-quality customer experience founded on a sustainable approach to operating our business.

“We’ve invested heavily in our biomass hub alongside a host of other environmentally friendly initiatives, including sourcing and celebrating local produce, and supporting local good causes.

“The park has also introduced extra first-class accommodation, and additional customer experiences such as our new Woodland Adventure area, which is free for everyone to use.

“As a family business of over forty years, we know just how important it is to create an experience that guests want to share and return to year after year, and generation after generation.

“It takes passion as well as investment, and also required a dedicated team of fantastic staff who come together year-round to make our guest’s holidays truly memorable,” added Helen.

Successful businesses in the Devon Tourism Awards will be fast-tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards next February 2018 – and may go on to represent Devon in to the VisitEngland finals.

Part of the park's popular new swimming pool and spa complex

Part of the park’s popular new swimming pool and spa complex

Cofton Holidays provides accommodation ranging from cottages and apartments through to caravan holiday homes caravans, plus pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents.

On-site facilities include a heated indoor pool with hydrotherapy loungers, a gym, restaurant, pub, steam room, sauna, fitness studio, soft play area, playground, sports wall, outdoor pools and much more.

Other free activities on site include the new £50,000 Woodland Adventure Area which features a 25m zip line, a climbing cage, rope ladders, balance beam, balance lines and scramble nets.

Guests also have access to five coarse fishing lakes, and miles of cycle paths and nature trails which take visitors through woodland to the golden sands of Dawlish Warren beach and nature reserve.

There is more information about Cofton Holidays at