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About Us

Parkdean is a UK focused self-catering Holiday Park operator with 24 Holiday Parks; fifteen in the South West of England, six in Scotland, two in South Wales and one in Norfolk.

The company was established in 1999 and offers a range of quality accommodation, including caravan holiday homes, lodges, apartments and chalets, which are available for short breaks and longer holidays throughout the year.

In addition, caravan and camping pitches are available at many locations, whilst a number of pitches are also occupied by privately owned caravans under licence.

Our awards & achievements

Gold winner "Best UK Holiday Parks Operator 2017" and "Best Camping & Mobile Holiday Company 2017"

The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK for travel companies and sets the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the UK travel industry.

Votes are cast by the British public and as such they have become highly sought-after and recognisable accolades.

Despite fierce competition we are delighted to have been awarded the gold award for "Best UK Holiday Parks Operator" and "Best Camping & Mobile Holiday Company". This illustrates our commitment to providing customers with the best experience and delivering brilliant customer service across all of our holiday parks.


National Tourist Awards

All our parks have been declared exceptional or excellent by the British National Tourist Boards. This is your independent guarantee of our commitment to:

  • Quality
  • Services
  • Facilities
  • Cleanliness
  • Environmental standards


VisitScotland Thistle Award

The VisitScotland Thistle award indicates that the holiday home is of a high quality and the caravan park has been awarded four or five stars by VisitScotland Quality Advisors.

Each Thistle home is double-glazed and has full heating, mains water, electricity and drainage.  The lounge is spacious, the kitchen well equipped and there is an integral shower room and toilet.

When you see the 'Thistle', you can be sure that you’ll get the best.


David Bellamy Conservation Award

These prestigious awards are given to Holiday Parks that make real achievements in protecting our environment. Different species of animals, birds, flowers and trees find these areas ideal habitats in which to flourish.

18 parks with the gold award: White Acres, Newquay, Crantock Beach, Holywell Bay, St Minver, Mullion, Sea Acres, Hayling Island, Pendine Sands, Ruda, Warmwell, West Bay, Grannie's Heilan' Hame, Wemyss Bay, Tummel Valley, Southerness, Sundrum Castle Trecco Bay

6 parks with the silver award: Challaborough Bay, Torquay, Sandford, Cherry Tree Nairn Lochloy, Looe Bay


Honey Bee Friendly Parks

7 of our parks have been awarded Honey Bee Friendly Status for 2015 by the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme. This means our parks have worked hard to create a honey bee haven where they can access pesticide-free food, shelter and water.

7 parks with this status: White Acres, Crantock Beach, Holywell Bay, St Minver, Mullion, Sea Acres, Trecco Bay.


AA Holiday Centre

AA Holiday Centres cater for touring and camping, and are recognised as covering all holiday needs including entertainment and catering facilities.  They provide:

-  a wide range of on-site sports, leisure and recreational facilities
-  exceptional supervision and security
-  a choice of eating outlets
-  touring facilities of equal importance to statics
-  a maximum density of 25 pitches per acre
-  clubhouse with entertainment provided
-  automatic laundry

Our holiday parks with this award: Grannie's Heilan' Hame, Ruda, Mullion, Newquay, Holywell Bay, West Bay, Sandford, Sundrum Castle, Tummel Valley, Southerness, Nairn Lochloy


Blue Flag Award

The award of a Blue Flag beach is based on compliance with 32 strict criteria set by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). These cover aspects of:

1) Environmental Education and Information

2) Water Quality

3) Environmental Management

4) Safety and Services

All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time and the beaches are tested each year to ensure the quality and safety remains worthy of a Blue Flag.

Beaches with Blue Flags: Challaborough Bay and Trecco Bay


Seaside Award

Recognise clean well - managed resorts and rural beaches which have achieved at least the minimum legal standard of water quality.

A total of 28 criteria must be met. Resort Seaside Award beaches are usually actively promoted to encourage visitors and are within easy access of developed facilities. The resort beach typically provide toilets, public transport, first aid, access and facilities for disabled people, information boards, maps, appropriate safety management and excellent standards of cleanliness. The beaches sometimes have cafes or shops close by.

Beaches with Seaside Awards: Ruda, Croyde Bay, Devon Challaborough Bay, Devon


Check out our other websites

Parkdean Holiday Homes - Holiday homes for sale at our parks - The portal to our great holiday lodges sites across the UK

The Glade, Cornwall - Fantastic lodge development

Warmwell, Dorset - Superb lodges for sale

Argyll View - Great lodge development in Renfrewshire

Tummel - Our latest lodge development in Scotland

Surfer’s Paradise, Croyde Bay - Surfer’s Campsite

Dorset Snowsport Centre, Dorset - Fancy trying your hand at Snow boarding, Skiing?

News Reel, Cornwall - If it’s fishing you’re after, this is the place for you!


Our memberships

We are members of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH & HPA) – this ensures we are keeping up to date with changes in legislation and standards ensuring our parks are kept in the best possible condition for your safety and enjoyment.


Parkdean Holiday Parks Limited. Registered in England and Wales: Registered number: 3864124
Registered Office: 2nd Floor, One Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park, Newcastle, NE12 8ET