Pedal Power At Woburn Forest


Thousands of Center Parcs bikes are
geared up to go at the new Woburn Forest Village.

Pedal Power At Woburn Forest

Officially open from Friday June 6, Center Parcs has taken delivery of 2,300 bikes at the newly completed Cycle Centre at Woburn Forest site in time for the village’s official opening later this spring.

Cycling has become synonymous with Center Parcs, with more than 20 per cent of guests choosing to hire a bike during their stay, and many more bringing their own. The new bikes will add to Center Parcs’ fleet of over 10,000 – making Woburn Forest one of the largest fleets in the UK.

A further 300 cycles have been allocated for the site team including housekeepers and technical services. Following a decade of planning and a massive £250 million investment, the new Woburn Forest village will welcome over 400,000 guests per year.

Short break bookings are already being taken for arrival from 30th June 2014 and spring breaks are expected to be released soon.

Haven Opens New Pool Complex At Burnham Holiday Park


The newly renovated pool at Burnham-on-Sea Holiday Park is now over 40% bigger, offering guests an improved swimming experience.

Haven Opens New Pool Complex At Burnham Holiday Park

Guests and owners at Haven’s Burnham-on- Sea Holiday Park in Somerset will benefit from a bigger and better new pool this season, following a £2million refurbishment project.

The new and improved pool has increased by 40% in size and now includes a children’s splash area, a fitness lane and added water features. The café and viewing area has also been re-designed and upgraded, to be in keeping with the main pool hall. Fran Hoyland, holiday experience manager said: “We are really excited by our new pool and we know it will really enhance our guest’s experience.”

The pool was officially opened at the end of March by Martin Cox, mayor of Burnham-on-Sea. “With rising fuel costs and our commitment to the environment we look to ensure our pools are energy efficient and have as minimal impact on the environment as possible” said Fran.

Burnham’s new pool uses combined heat and power technology, which in simple terms converts gas into electricity to provide heat in the pool. An air heat recovery unit re-circulates and re-uses the heat generated by the pool, therefore keeping the heat within the pool building.

Park Group In The Saddle


Park Holidays group in the saddle.

Park Group In The Saddle

A group of Park Holidays UK employees have completed a gruelling 230 mile cycling trip to France, to promote Britain as a go-to holiday destination, ahead of the 2014 Tour de France.

The ten men set out on the last weekend in March, wearing what is believed to be the first of the Grand Départ yellow jerseys to be seen in Britain.

Established in 1903, the race is the third largest sporting event in the world. Set over three weeks and covering 3,500km, it’s estimated to attract more than 12million spectators. It will be the first time Le Tour has visited the north of England, having previously made visits only to the south coast and to London.

Park Holidays UK Trigger £6m Investment

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Encouraging Park Holidays UK investment decision, was a start to the year which saw the highest-ever volume of holiday sales in its 25-year history, despite the turbulent weather. Pic: Park Holidays UK.

Park Holidays UK Trigger £6m Investment

Park Holidays UK has announced a multimillion investment programme for 2014 which will see new features and facilities introduced at all of its parks in south and west England.

The group says that the aim is to make the holiday experiences of guests even more appealing, and to ensure that the parks maintain quality standards of the highest order.

The schedule of work for the £6 million investment was drawn up with the assistance of feedback from its many holiday home owners. In a survey at the start of this year, homeowners were invited to submit a wishlist of what would improve the quality of their holiday lifestyles.

Partly as a result of the consultation, Park Holidays UK parks will see enhanced gym and fitness facilities, professional landscaping, redesigned restaurants and bars, and improved roads and lighting.

“Owners of holiday homes, who often spend many weeks of the year on our parks, are ideally placed to tell us what they consider would improve their experience,” said Tony Clish, group director of Park Holidays UK. “Their suggestions benefit the tens of thousands who come each year for short breaks and holidays, and work has already started on many of their recommendations.”

Other investments will include the proposed redevelopment of the group’s popular Riviera Holiday Park in Brixham. Subject to planning consent, the project will include the introduction of 75 extra holiday lodges and a new management building which will include a café/bar and gym facilities.