Independent parks set to deliver on quality holiday quests
FIFTY-PLUS independent camping and holiday parks belonging to the Best of British group say they are ready to welcome families seeking a top-end UK stay this summer.
Extra demand is likely to come this year, it says, from people unable to take a holiday abroad, but who want to enjoy an equally memorable experience in Britain.
On offer are accommodation options from glamping and camping to luxury lodges and holiday caravans to hire, plus apartments and cottages.
Most crucially, though, the holidays are all based on friendly family-owned parks which have met stringent quality standards to gain Best of British membership.
Chairman of the BoB consortium, Richard Legg of Hidden Valley Park in Devon, says he expects to see many first-time staycation guests turning into life-long converts:
“Every season we find more and more people trying a UK holiday for the first time in years, and then becoming regular guests after realising what they’ve been missing.
“Not going abroad means fewer hassles, less uncertainties, and the realisation that best countryside and coasts all happen on this side of the English Channel.
“Youngsters especially are often much happier enjoying the freedom of a British park holiday.
“After weeks of lockdown, reconnecting with nature in beautiful and well cared-for surroundings is just the tonic that families need and deserve!” said Richard.
He confirms that all Best of British members are now looking at “an avalanche” of bookings, and are well prepared to welcome back guests:
“Over the last few weeks, our parks have been putting in a raft of safety and social distancing measures to ensure peace of mind for visitors and park staff.
“Everyone is excited at the prospect of seeing their parks buzzing with activity and smiling faces in just a short while – it’s been a long wait for both us and our customers.
“Happily, the countryside is now looking at its summer best, and we’ll be providing a warm welcome to match for both new customers and old friends,” added Richard.
Best of British comprises 57 parks in England, Wales and Scotland, all providing demonstrably high standards of service and hospitality, underpinned by their tourist board gradings.
Parks in membership and the type of stays on offer, along with details of available dates, are all featured on the group’s website at www.bob.org.uk