Floral successes for holiday parks

Stephen Lowe of Radio Lancashire (left) presenting the awards to Andrew Brewer of Wyre Parks Scorton at the North West in Bloom Awards
Stephen Lowe of Radio Lancashire (left) presenting the awards to Andrew Brewer of Wyre Parks Scorton at the North West in Bloom Awards
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CLAYLANDS Caravan Park and Foxhouses Holiday Home Park are celebrating success after picking p Silver Gilt awards in the North West in Bloom competition.

Both parks form part of Wyre Parks of Scorton and each has been recognised for their stunning floral displays and attractive landscaping.

Foxhouses was created in 2004 when a former sand quarry was transformed into an attractive 30 pitch holiday home park, with extensive landscaping and environmental enhancements. This is the first award the park has achieved.

Andrew Brewer, of Wyre Parks, said: “The management and staff were delighted to hear of our success and with quality standards at caravan and holiday home parks increasing steadily, we are thrilled that our hard work has been recognised.

“We are particularly pleased that our environmental improvements at Foxhouses have been now been recognised.’’

Claylands Park, acquired by Fred and Margaret Robinson in 1959, is a caravan holiday park renowned for quality and excellent customer service.

Claylands has received many accolades over the years, including Caravan Holiday Park of the Year title in 1998 from Northwest Tourism and the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award in 1999 and again in 2009.

For Claylands Park this latest award follows shortly after success at the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism awards where it achieved highly commended despite being up against tough opposition in the holiday park category.

Claylands park also received praise during its 2011 AA Caravan and Camping assessment when the inspector acknowledged improvements to the park referring to “year-on-year improvements to the customer experience” and stating that the park had “pristine grounds maintenance, a diligent approach to cleanliness” and a reception “that has that Wow factor.’

Andrew added: “In spite of the difficult economic climate we have had another successful year at Wyre Parks, with many visitors choosing a caravan holiday.

“These awards demonstrate that the parks are improving continuously and maintaining the highest standards for visitors to the area.’’