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Holiday Parks in Cornwall

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Holiday Parks in Cornwall
Cornwall Holiday Park has become one of the great national institutions. Generations of families, from the turn of the century onwards, have abandoned Cornwall’s cities to head for two weeks summer vacations on the British shore.
The Holiday Park had a fairly humble start, basically offering accommodation, entertainment and food under one roof, more often than not around the edge of a large conventional seaside town like Blackpool, Skegness or even Great Yarmouth. Trevornick
These holiday parks were very popular with families looking for cheap holidays, in a time when international travel was expensive and unobtainable for a large proportion of the general public.
Nevertheless as international travel became cheaper Britain saw the rise of the package holiday in the 70’s and 80’s, which meant Cornwall vacations no longer offered the value that has been such a special selling point for lots of the popular parks.
The tough times that confronted the sector proved certainly compounded by a change in understanding of the holiday park experience. When you mentioned holiday parks people began to consider the favorite TV series Hi-de-Hi and never ending rounds of knobbly knees competitions, donkey rides and crimson coat style amusement. Regrettably combined with cold and windy chalets and indifferent food!
The holiday park has yet come a long way since its humble beginnings and in the past ten years the sector has witnessed a massive revolution in the breadth, quality and style of holiday parks offered in Cornwall.
Like most UK tourism business the independent and multiple holiday park owners began to find a decrease in the interest within their holiday offering. The park owners created a number of solutions to offset the understanding and the enhance the quality of the holiday park experience.
Firstly the accommodation was updated. Clients were no longer happy with basic facilities, so holiday parks spent millions on improving accommodation facilities, from updating the rooms to creating penthouse apartments with plasma TV’s, four poster beds and room service. This resulted in holiday parks providing a more upmarket feel to each of their accommodation and provided clients with a far greater selection of choice.
Secondly the amusement offering changed hugely. Some UK parks began to specialise in only offering special entertainment breaks. Top comedians, shows and musical acts have begun to top the bill and themed evenings specialising in entertainment such as county western, 60’s revivals and dancing and game breaks.
Thirdly the traditional three meals every day that of parks has likely seen the best change. To accommodate to the change needs of holiday makers more and more parks have began to provide self catering options rather than providing half or full board and charging extra for meals. Some of the bigger chain parks also have gone even further and don’t offer you any catering, simply inviting the restaurants and fast food places to supply food around the Park. However, because the parks themselves possess diversified, offering different things to various holiday markets, so has the catering, plus a few holiday parks today make a virtue of the fact that they provide three best quality meals daily. As Cornwall’s only Five Star Independent Park they had been residing to high quality infrastructure, entertainment and catering along with the first costs of the project have been rewarded with a reputation for high quality holiday park experience.
But Potters aren’t the only company offering high quality park style vacations. More and more improvements in Cornwall are constructing the lodge style accommodation away from the traditional holiday park centers of seaside towns. The inland lodge style improvements have specifically moved away from the’park’ image and today provide champagne and hot tubs style breaks in a quiet and secluded rural environment.
Parks are springing up directly across Cornwall around the coast and inland and over ever before Cornwall holiday park experience offers something for everybody from traditional amusement in Great Yarmouth, to five star luxury in the Cotswolds. With so much innovation in the business holiday parks will continue to provide more of what exactly the holidaymaker needs and desires – a high quality holiday experience.