National tourism body salutes two Dorset park pioneers

Small paddocks divide the park, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity for its holiday guests

THE HUSBAND-AND-WIFE team behind West Dorset’s multi-award winning Monkton Wyld Holiday Park have earned praise and a special award from the park industry’s official body.

Joanna and Simon Kewley were thanked for their loyalty and services tourism this month by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA).

The organisation presented them with a commemorative certificate marking Monkto pioneer fresh air holidays in Dorset.

The award comes just weeks after Joanna and Simon’s park was crowned the overall gold winner in the camping and caravanning park category of the Dorset Tourism Awards.

BH&HPA as part of its 70th anniversary events is celebrating the longest-serving of its 2,400 members who are achieving the highest quality standards.

It said that Monkton Wyld, near the coastal village of Charmouth in West Dorset, should be rightly proud of its quarter-century of providing families with first-class holiday experiences.

Joanna and Simon first started welcoming guests to their family farm in the early nineties, and its idyllic location and friendly atmosphere quickly won them a large following.

Over the years, the couple have invested much time and energy into ensuring that the park offers families the perfect surroundings for a memorable Dorset holiday.

They have always been keen top gold level for many years.

Joanna and Simon have created many wildlife habitats in their 26-acre grounds where wild flowers flourish and provide foraging for honey bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

The tranquil atmosphere is maintained by the park’s division intorhome guests who come from across Britain and mainland Europe.

“Monkto lovers of natural beauty, not least because of the stunning countryside and nearby Jurassic Coast,” said Joanna.

“It’s wonderful being able to the region.

“We have always supported our trade association and all the help it gives to us in this way,” she added.

As well as pitches for caravans, moto own.

There is more information on the park’s website at