You may be missing your happy place, your favourite holiday park, but they are being kept company by a selection of local wildlife! With so many of the Best of British Parks located in idyllic countryside, or near beaches, it goes without saying that visitors don't just come in human form. Whether it's in the park itself, or a short walk or drive away, take a look at some of the wildlife that is awaiting you when the parks re-open.
Delph Bank Touring Park, Lincolnshire
Delph Bank is a small, picturesque and tranquil park set in the heart of the Fens and is perfectly located to explore Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The lush green grounds offer a wonderful selection of flowering plants, mature trees, birds and wildlife, making the perfect holiday backdrop. We love this butterfly photo taken by the team at Delph Bank and it shows the type of wildlife you'll find when you visit. Be sure to take your camera!
Long Acres Touring Park, Lincolnshire
Long Acres Touring Park is based in South Lincolnshire surrounded by three acres of fenland countryside. The long strip of land is an oasis for birds and wildlife – you can often spot barn owls, tawny owls, woodpeckers and cuckoos in the local area. However, it wasn't an owl that was spotted by the owners recently, it was a flock of sheep watching them intently as they went on their daily walk! This area is well known for wildlife and the pitches provide panoramic views across the countryside to the Lincolnshire Wolds (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the distance, so be sure to take your binoculars when you visit this 5 star adult only caravan site.
Lamb Cottage Caravan Park, Cheshire
Lamb Cottage Caravan Park have been keeping busy making bird tables and this bee hotel! Keen to attract the local wildlife, the team have been creative with their time. It may not look quite as comfortable as the accommodation offered to their human visitors, but Lamb Cottage have gone above and beyond to encourage wildlife to feel at home on the park. Set in seven and a half acres of meticulously maintained lawns and landscaped grounds, the park is situated in the heart of the Vale Royal area of Cheshire and is surrounded by farmland. By the time the park are able to welcome visitors again, we're sure the bees and birds will have taken up residence!
Trevalgan Touring Park, Cornwall
Trevalgan Touring Park shared this wonderful image of a seal, which the team spotted at Godrevy, just a 20 minute drive from St Ives. Cornwall's rocky bays are perfect for spotting seals and Mutton Cove at Godrevy Point is a perfect viewing spot. The resident colony of seals are sheltered in a bay below the cliff tops. Be sure to pack your long lens camera and binoculars!
The Old Oaks Touring Park, Somerset
Over the winter, Old Oaks introduced 5 new lodges. Alas, they weren't for humans, they were for hedgehogs! The British Hedgehog Preservation Society advises offering hedgehogs homes in the winter months to enable them to hibernate safely from predators. They also provide excellent nesting areas for a mother and her hoglets in the warmer months. Old Oaks is based in the unspoilt Somerset countryside and this quiet park benefits from an idyllic rural location, with panoramic views of the Mendip Hills. It is also just a few miles from the vibrant town of Glastonbury. An adults only park, they make an exception for the little hoglets they hope to spot this summer in the hedgehog homes!
All the Best of British holiday parks look forward to welcoming visitors back when Government advice permits them to do so.