Holiday Parks in Cornwall

Cornwall Holiday Park has grown into one of the great national institutions. Generations of families, from the turn of the century onwards, have left Cornwall’s cities to head for their two weeks summer vacations on the British shore.
The Holiday Park had a rather humble start, essentially offering lodging, food and entertainment under one roof, more often than not on the border of a big conventional seaside town like Blackpool, Skegness or even Great Yarmouth. Trevornick
These vacation parks were very popular with families looking for cheap holidays, in a time when international travel was expensive and unobtainable for a big percentage of the overall public.
However as international travel became more affordable Britain saw the rise of the package holiday in the 70’s and 80’s, which meant that Cornwall vacations no longer provided the value that has been such a special selling point for many of the popular parks.
The challenging occasions that confronted the industry were definitely compounded by a shift in understanding of this holiday park encounter. When you mentioned vacation parks people began to think of this favorite TV series Hi-de-Hi and never ending rounds of knobbly knees contests, donkey rides and crimson coat style amusement. Unfortunately combined with chilly and windy chalets and indifferent food!
The holiday park has however come a long way since its humble beginnings and at the past ten years the industry has seen a huge revolution in the breadth, quality and manner of holiday parks offered in Cornwall.
Like many UK tourism industry the independent and numerous vacation park owners began to see a decrease in the interest in their vacation offering. The park owners came up with a number of solutions to counter the understanding and the enhance the standard of the holiday park encounter.
Primarily the lodging was upgraded. Clients were no longer happy with basic facilities, so holiday parks spent millions on improving lodging facilities, from updating the standard rooms to creating penthouse apartments with plasma TV’s, four poster beds and room service. This led in holiday parks providing a more upmarket feel to each of their lodging and provided customers with a far greater range of choice.
Second the amusement offering changed hugely. Some UK parks began to specialise in just offering special entertainment breaks. Top comedians, shows and musical acts have begun to top the bill and themed evenings specialising in entertainment such as continent american, 60’s revivals and dance and sport breaks. Parks have also become better at targeting key groups such as adult weekends, family activity holidays or special nights for stag and hen groups.
Thirdly the traditional three meals every day offering of parks has likely seen the best change. To accommodate to the shift demands of holiday makers an increasing number of parks have began to provide self catering options instead of providing full or half board and charging extra for meals. Some of the larger chain parks also have gone further and do not offer any catering, simply inviting the restaurants and fast food places to supply food on the Park. However, because the parks themselves possess diversified, offering different items to different vacation economies, so gets the catering, plus a few holiday parks now make a virtue of the fact that they provide three best quality meals daily.
One example of a business who stayed ahead of the match was Potters Leisure Resort. Since Cornwall’s only Five Star Independent Park they had long been investing to high quality infrastructure, entertainment and catering along with the first costs of this project have been rewarded with a reputation for high quality holiday park encounter.
But Potters aren’t the only firm offering high quality park style vacations. A growing number of developments in Cornwall are building the lodge style accommodation away from the standard holiday park centers of seaside towns. The inland lodge style developments have specifically moved away in the’playground’ picture and now provide champagne and hot tubs style breaks at a quiet and secluded rural environment. With so much innovation in the industry vacation parks will continue to provide more of what exactly the holidaymaker wants and desires – a high quality vacation experience.