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The Quiet Site on Ullswater near Penrith

Quiet Site brings top VisitEngland award home to Cumbria

Family and team members at The Quiet Site in Cumbria are celebrating their triumph in the finals of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020, announced on Monday 17 August....

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Henry Wild Skelwith Fold motorhomes

Motorhome newbies get soft landing at top Cumbria holiday park

First-time motorhome users are being promised a soft and sympathetic landing when they pull into one of the Lakes District’s most popular holiday parks for tourers. That’s because Skelwith...

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Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park Loo of the Year 2020

Cheers for Cumbria holiday park’s two chains of honour

Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park near Penrith is flushed with pride after its washrooms were named as top diamond winners in the latest Loo of the Year awards....

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Cumbria Tourism Gill Haigh and Tim Farron MP at Skelwith Holiday Park

Cumbria holiday park boss delivers thanks to tourism champ MP

As customers returned to one of Lakeland’s top holiday parks this weekend, owner Henry Wild gave his personal thanks to the politician who helped make it all possible. Tim...

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The Quiet Site - Ullswater

Queen’s Award for Cumbria holiday park is a national first

A family’s holiday park near Ullswater has become the first park in Britain to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. The Quiet Site in Watermillock near...

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Timber carving artist James Shelliker

Cumbria holiday park plans a wild welcome when visitors return

A popular Ambleside holiday park, Skelwith Fold, has called a temporary halt to its plans to carve out a celebration of local wildlife life in its 130 acres of...

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New claim to fame for Cumbria Tourism’s holiday park of the year

Lakeland’s newly-crowned holiday park of the year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019 can also claim a more historic title, according to recently discovered documents and publications. They reveal...

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Nostalgia games were winners at holiday park’s day of old fashioned fun

Snakes alive: youngsters enjoy a close encounter with a rescued adder at the fun day’s popular petting zoo Giant snails, sack races and ceramics helped pack a Lancashire holiday...

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Adding zip to staycations wins praise for Cumbria holiday park

Families have given the thumbs-up to a Lake District holiday park which took a £150,000 gamble on creating a series of high-octane experiences for children. Skelwith Fold in Ambleside...

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Beer buffs promised a real buzz from holiday park’s new brew

Craft ale lovers are making a bee-line for a Lake District holiday park which has just launched its own micro-brewery produced pilsner lager. But it isn’t only guests who...

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Quiet Site

Waste not: MP opens Cumbria holiday park’s all-green grocery

Cumbria MP Rory Stewart helped wave the flag for sustainable tourism this June when he cut the ribbon on a new “zero waste” food shop at a Lake District...

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Green motorhomes deserve red carpet, says Cumbria holiday park

Fragile areas such as the Lake District should be doing all they can to woo visitors in motorhomes, according to the owner of a major Cumbria holiday park. Henry...

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Cumbria holiday parks are pick of the bunch in bloom awards

Holgates Holiday Parks has brought eight floral accolades back to Cumbria this month after a succession of triumphs in the North West in Bloom awards. The group’s six holiday...

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How Cumbria holiday park is smoothing the way for fell walkers

The family owners of a Windermere holiday park have taken fundraising in their stride and donated over £2,000 to help repair hundreds of much-loved upland paths in Cumbria. Park...

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Six of the best for Cumbria holiday parks dubbed green pioneers

Six holiday parks owned by Cumbria’s Holgates Group have now become Britain’s cheerleaders for green tourism, according to international botanist David Bellamy. He made his comments after the announcement...

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Windermere holiday park makes splash in green tourism awards

Staff at Newby Bridge Caravan Park in Cumbria are celebrating after being told that their wildlife-friendly policies have scooped a major environmental accolade. The park, located at the southern...

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Triple triumph for family’s blooming lovely Windermere holiday park

Helping visitors to enjoy a truly colourful stay in Cumbria has won three top prizes in the 2018 Cumbria in Bloom awards for Park Cliffe in Windermere. The family-run...

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Cumbria holiday park woos staff with fitness and sauna sessions

Following a record year for visitors, south Cumbria’s Silverdale Holiday Park says it’s now putting staff recruitment plans into overdrive in readiness for an even more full-on 2019. And...

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Charity cheer as Lakeland holiday park welcomes iconic squirrel

Wildlife-friendly Silverdale Holiday Park in Cumbria has provided a local hospice with a £2,250 windfall – by offering a new home to a giant red squirrel. Named Mawson, the...

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Artist Melissa draws charity donations at holiday park exhibition

South Cumbria artist Melissa Elizabeth used her talents to help benefit two local animal charities at Silverdale Holiday Park this summer. An exhibition of Melissa’s acclaimed pet and wildlife...

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