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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 go for their two weeks summer vacations on the British shore.
The Holiday Park had a fairly humble start, essentially offering lodging, food and entertainment under one roof, more often than not on the border of a large traditional seaside town like Blackpool, Skegness or Great Yarmouth. Trevornick
These holiday parks were quite popular with families looking for affordable holidays, in a time when overseas travel was expensive and unobtainable for a large percentage of the overall public.
However as overseas travel became more affordable 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 many of the popular parks.
The tough occasions that confronted the sector were certainly compounded by a shift in understanding of this holiday park experience. When you mentioned holiday parks individuals began to consider this popular TV series Hi-de-Hi rather than ending rounds of knobbly knees contests, donkey rides and crimson coat style entertainment. Unfortunately combined with cold and windy chalets and indifferent food!
Like many UK tourism industry the independent and numerous holiday park owners began to see a reduction in the interest in their holiday offering. The park owners came up with numerous options to offset the understanding and the improve the quality of the holiday park experience.
Firstly the lodging was upgraded. Clients were no longer happy with basic facilities, therefore holiday parks spent millions on enhancing lodging facilities, from updating the 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 all their lodging and provided customers with a far greater range of choice.
Secondly the entertainment offering shifted enormously. 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 weekends specialising in entertainment like county western, 60’s revivals and dance and game breaks. Parks have also become better at targeting key groups like mature weekends, family activity holidays or specific nights for stag and hen groups.
Thirdly the traditional three meals every day offering of parks has probably seen the best change. To accommodate to the shift needs of holiday makers more and more parks have began to provide self catering options instead of providing half or full board and charging extra for foods. Some of the bigger chain parks have gone even further and don’t offer any catering, simply inviting the restaurants and fast food places to supply food on the Park. However, as the parks themselves possess diversified, offering different things to various holiday economies, therefore has the catering, plus a few holiday parks now make a virtue of the fact that they provide three top quality foods daily. Since Cornwall’s only Five Star Independent Park they had been investing to top excellent infrastructure, catering and entertainment and the initial costs of this project have been rewarded with a reputation for top excellent holiday park experience.
But Potters aren’t the only company offering top excellent park style vacations. More and more improvements in Cornwall are building the lodge style accommodation away from the standard holiday park centres of seaside cities. The inland lodge fashion improvements have specifically moved away in the’park’ picture and now provide champagne and hot tubs style rests in a calm and secluded rural environment. With so much innovation in the industry holiday parks will continue to provide more of what exactly the holidaymaker needs and needs – a top excellent holiday experience.