Family’s Cumbria holiday park is England’s best, says AA

Michael Holgate (above) said the award was a credit to Silverdale Holiday Park’s hardworking team

STAFF and the family owners of Silverdale Holiday Park are celebrating after the AA crowned it winner of the 2022 Best Campsite and Caravan Park of the Year award.

The park, based in the village of Silverdale on the Lancashire-Cumbria border, won the all-England title for its outstanding overall quality and high levels of customer care.

Facilities at Silverdale Holiday Park include a popular indoor pool

Five-star Silverdale Holiday Park is the flagship of the Holgates group which has a growing portfolio of top-graded parks across both Cumbria and Lancashire.

All have received the highest possible quality assessments from VisitEngland.

Business owner, Michael Holgate said: “Every year we work hard to improve the guest experience across our parks.

“We are thrilled to keep winning these awards, and now the AA’s park of the year accolade for 2022 means we have been recognised as one of the top sites in the UK.

“It’s a real group effort and a great achievement for the whole team involved at Holgates, and I dedicate this award to them.

“Our customers will find a first-class holiday park with excellent facilities and friendly, welcoming staff, so it’s particularly gratifying for the AA to recognise our efforts.”

Established in 1956, the Holgates group is family-owned, and has been active for over 65 years in the leisure and tourism industry.

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Silverdale Holiday Park beat hundreds of other eligible parks to take the AA’s overall Best in England title