MP delivers vote of confidence in family’s Dales park
Congratulations were in order this November when North Yorkshire MP Julian Smith took time out to visit Riverside Caravan Park in the village of High Bentham.
Mr Smith was invited to the park by the Marshall family to inspect the latest tourism developments taking shape, and which will help draw even more visitors to the region.
Thomas Marshall told the MP that this summer had been one of the busiest in Riverside’s 49-year history, and that its staff had helped the business achieve a number of important awards.
Earlier this month, the park was named as one of the top holiday providers in North Yorkshire in the finals of the county tourist board’s White Rose Awards 2018.
Also in autumn, national tourist board VisitEngland presented the park with its rare and prestigious 2018/9 Gold Award for its outstanding standards of excellence.
In both awards, said Mr Marshall, the high standards of hospitality and professionalism shown by Riverside’s staff team played a big part
Julian Smith, who represents the Skipton and Ripon constituency and is the Government’s chief whip in the House of Commons, said that everyone at the park deserved hearty congratulations.
Mr Smith took a tour of Riverside’s sister-park called Wenningdale Escapes which adjoins the 18-hole Bentham Golf Course, also owned by the park.
It’s here that a £1 million-plus development is taking place featuring new luxury holiday lodges for sale and rent with contemporary design and picture-postcard views, plus glamping accommodation.
Mr Marshall said the family was delighted that Julian Smith was able to visit their park, and added that the MP clearly understood the value of visitor spending to North Yorkshire’s rural economy.
There is more information about the park at www.riversidecaravanpark.co.uk