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 abandoned Cornwall’s cities to go for two weeks summer holidays on the British shore.
The Holiday Park had a fairly humble start, essentially offering accommodation, entertainment and food under one roof, more frequently than not on the edge of a big traditional seaside town like Blackpool, Skegness or Great Yarmouth. Trevornick
These holiday parks were quite popular with families searching for affordable holidays, in a time when international travel was more expensive and unobtainable for a big percentage of the general public.
However as international travel became cheaper Britain saw the growth of the package holiday in the 70’s and 80’s, which meant Cornwall holidays no longer provided the value that was such a unique selling point for lots of the popular parks. Together with the new found competition from ensured sunlight, cheap accommodation, food and drink, UK holiday parks came under increasing stress.
The challenging times that confronted the industry were certainly compounded by a change in perception of the holiday park experience. When you mentioned holiday parks people began to consider the popular TV series Hi-de-Hi and never ending rounds of knobbly knees competitions, donkey rides and red coat style amusement. Regrettably combined with chilly and windy chalets and tasty food!
Like many UK tourism industry the independent and numerous holiday park owners began to find a decrease in the interest in their holiday offering. The park owners came up with a number of solutions to offset the perception and the enhance the quality of the holiday park experience.
Firstly the accommodation was upgraded. Clients were no longer pleased with basic amenities, therefore holiday parks spent millions on enhancing accommodation facilities, from upgrading the rooms to developing penthouse apartments with plasma TV’s, four poster beds and room service. This resulted in holiday parks providing a more upmarket feel to all their accommodation and provided clients with a much greater range of choice.
Secondly the amusement offering changed hugely. Some UK parks began to specialise in just offering specific entertainment breaks. Top comedians, shows and musical actions have begun to top the invoice and themed weekends leading to entertainment such as county western, 60’s revivals and dance and sport 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 offer self catering choices rather than providing full or half board and charging extra for meals. Some of the bigger chain parks also have gone further and don’t offer you any catering, simply inviting the restaurants and fast food places to supply food on the Park. However, because the parks themselves have diversified, offering different things to various holiday markets, therefore has the catering, plus a few holiday parks now make a virtue of the fact that they offer three best quality meals all day. As Cornwall’s only Five Star Independent Park they had been residing to high excellent infrastructure, entertainment and catering and the initial costs of the project have been rewarded with a reputation for high excellent holiday park experience.
But Potters aren’t the only firm offering high excellent park style holidays. More and more developments in Cornwall are constructing the lodge style accommodation away from the standard holiday park centers of seaside cities. The inland lodge fashion developments have specifically moved away from the’park’ picture and now offer champagne and hot tubs style rests at a quiet and secluded rural environment. With so much innovation in the business holiday parks will continue to offer more of what the holidaymaker wants and needs – a high excellent holiday experience.