Over the quiet winter months many Best of British member parks began work on new facilities to unveil to guests in the spring. However, due to the current closures it's not possible to see these park improvements in person just yet, but with the benefit of technology, we can bring them to you! Here's our pick of what's new at Best of British Parks in 2020!
Oakdown Holiday Park, Devon
When Oakdown Holiday Park installed three new barrel pods, they invited their Facebook followers to give them flora and fauna inspired names. The newly christened Thistle, Heather and Bluebell pods are perfect for a glamping getaway - you can leave the tent pegs at home and say hello to some luxury camping! These unique wooden structures offer the same outdoor holiday experience as traditional camping, but with a bonus of a few added home comforts. They sleep up to 4 people, with a double bed and 2 single beds. They are fully insulated with double glazing, so you'll be warm and snug. They also come with heating, a picnic bench and free use of on-park amenities. If you're looking for a glamping option in Devon, this may be it!
South Lytchett Manor, Dorset
7 brand new hand crafted shepherd huts are being built at South Lytchett Manor by the team themselves! They updated us on their progress throughout the winter and we're thrilled to see their hard work has paid off. They created 31 sets of curtains and 70 cushions ready for the first guests. The Singer sewing machine was earning overtime working day and night to create bespoke designs - a bit different to its old job in the 1940s making uniforms for the war effort! Based near Poole, Bournemouth and the Jurassic Coastline, South Lytchett Manor is the perfect base for exploring Dorset's many attractions. If you haven't tried glamping before, the shepherd huts would be the perfect introduction!
Green Hill Farm Caravan and Camping Park, Wiltshire
Green Hill Farm is the perfect location to discover the peace and beauty of the New Forest National Park and the many activities nearby. Anika and the team have been working hard over the winter to bring something new to the park! The Wildlife Centre will be the hub of new activities, which will include; wildlife walks (rubbing posts and a booklet), bird feeders and nesting boxes, New Forest viewing stations and this fantastic bug hotel! We know that Green Hill Farm will be itching to show off their new wildlife activities as soon as the park re-opens.
Fields End Water Caravan Park, Cambridgeshire
Prior to the closure, Fields End Water had been developing a new lake with 20 fully serviced, hardstanding caravan pitches and 4 glamping pods on the edge of the water. A new toilet and shower facility is also being added and the entire area will be planted up and landscaped to develop into an amazing and mature park, named Waterside. Guests will be able to fish from their own pitch and the price will be included in the pitch fee. Due to open this year, we imagine that when we are able to return to Fields End Water, the first guests will be wowed by the wonderful new space that has been created. For now, we'll have to make do with the mock up of what the site will look like when it opens!
Broadhembury Holiday Park, Kent
A brand new outdoor adventure play park has been installed at Broadhembury Holiday Park. The equipment, which includes two slides, tunnels and a raised platform is aimed at under 5's and provides the perfect place to burn off some energy after a busy day! The team at Broadhembury can't wait for little visitors to enjoy this space when the park is permitted to open.
All the Best of British holiday parks look forward to welcoming visitors back when Government advice permits them to do so.