5 Star Holiday Parks in England, Scotland and Wales
Have you seen our social media posts or posts from other people who have stayed at our holiday parks and want to know what we’re all about? We offer 5 star accommodation via touring, camping and glamping sites, all of which are independently owned and family run. We currently have parks in England, Scotland and Wales. We thought we’d do an introductory post if you’d like a quick snapshot about what a 5 star holiday at a Best of British holiday park looks like!
1. Independently Owned Holiday Parks
We pride ourselves on welcoming teams, independent ownership and the parks being part of their local community. All our 5 star holiday parks are family owned and run, it is a condition of our membership.
In North Wales, The Plassey is an idyllic park near Eyton village in Wrexham, North Wales. Owned by the Brookshaw family since 1960, the estate has developed from the original Edwardian dairy farm into the luxury holiday park it is today. John and Sarah Brookshaw are the current custodians, working with their highly skilled team to bring you great holidays!
Tracey and Guy at Concierge Camping in West Sussex purchased the Ratham Estate in 2011 and transformed a 4 acre meadow into a luxury touring park. They offer complete luxury and guests know that they will find personalised service and the best facilities for campers, tourers and glampers. There are faces and stories behind all our parks and you’ll discover this when you visit.
You can view some Meet The Owners blog posts to learn more about the families behind the parks too! Take a look at Concierge, Fields End Water Caravan Park, Broadhembury Holiday Park and South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park.
2. Five Star Graded Accommodation
Whether you are camping, touring, glamping or staying in a holiday cottage at one of the parks, be assured the accommodation has been independently verified as being exceptional.
Our criteria for membership is very specific and members are invited to join Best of British by invitation. Accommodation must be five star rated, with holiday parks achieving the highest level of rating from the Tourist Board and the AA Pennant Scheme. Basically, the best of the best. These independent ratings provide visitors with assurances that their choice of holiday venue has been inspected and rated accordingly.
Above is Clippesby Hall in Great Yarmouth, a stunning woodland location for one of their lodges.
3. Award Winning
It’s natural that 5 star holiday parks win awards, and our parks have won a whole host of them! From local Tourist Board awards to the David Bellamy Conservation Awards, our parks proudly display their award badges on their pages on our website. And we haven’t even mentioned ‘Loo Of The Year’ – something very important for our camping friends!
Above is Eye Kettleby Lakes in Leicestershire who were announced the overall winner in the Top 100 Sites Guide 2021 and 2023. Below is Old Oaks in Glastonbury, 2022 overall winner in the Top 100 Sites Guide. Our sites have a history of major award wins!
4. Unique and Individual
Best of British holiday parks do not need to conform to group operating standards – the only standard is quality. We encourage uniqueness and strive to provide you with a choice of parks that are located in stunning areas, traditional holiday hotspots and places you perhaps hadn’t thought of visiting before.
Brighouse Bay Holiday Park in Scotland is a perfect example of a stunning location, and possibly not somewhere you’d think had a beach as beautiful as this on the doorstep… Or, if you’re in Dorset, you could consider Highlands End Holiday Park with their glamping lodges. Stunning scenery, unique accommodation.
5. Dog Friendly Parks
It’s not just humans we like to accommodate, family of the canine variety are welcome at almost all our parks too for a dog friendly holiday. Many have specialist dog washes, to ensure your furry friend doesn’t return to your tent or caravan with muddy paws! Some parks have fully enclosed or separate dog walking areas and all our parks can provide local knowledge of walks both from the park itself and further afield. At Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park in Somerset, Pup’s Parade is a popular place to be!
6. Child Friendly Parks
Many of our holiday parks are child friendly, offering fantastic memory making holidays with the children. They are focussed on providing excellent holiday experiences for those of all ages. Parks such as Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay are perfectly set up for family entertainment, Plassey Leisure Park in Wrexham have a Welsh castle adventure playground (below) and Polmanter Touring Park in St Ives have a softplay area. You’ll find different family friendly options at each park, each site is unique.
7. Adult Only Parks
But if you’d prefer an adult only tranquil break, some of our parks offer child free holiday locations. Old Oaks Touring and Glamping Park in Glastonbury is well known for providing peaceful holidays in the beautiful Somerset countryside. Our friends at Trethem Mill Touring Park in Cornwall are in their second season of adult only holidays, after making the change from a family friendly site. If you’re looking for a slightly quieter holiday experience, we have a selection of parks to consider.
8. Board of Directors
The Best of British Board of Directors are all holiday park owners themselves! They oversee the business of Best of British, ensuring we meet our standards and maintain our quality offering. They all do so on a voluntary basis. Our current Board contains Directors from the following parks: Bath Chew Valley in Somerset, Long Acres in Lincolnshire, The Old Oaks in Glastonbury and Hendra in Newquay (pictured below).
We hope that’s given you a good introduction to the Best of British parks, their ownership and why we think they really are the best that Britain has to offer in terms of holiday, touring and camping parks. Know a park you’d like to see be part of Best of British? Get in touch and we’ll happily make enquiries!