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Hidden Treasures

Welcome to Parkdean’s Hidden Treasures. Explore this page to discover our treasure trove of information where we uncover some of the UK’s best kept secrets that can be found on and around our 24 holiday parks in England, Scotland and Wales. Whether you already holiday in the UK or are ready to experience your first staycation, we’re sure you'll find something new and exciting to explore.

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Many of our holiday parks are found in areas of outstanding natural beauty and boast micro-climates which make them perfect homes for wildlife. Discover our top picks below and let us know what nature discoveries you have made.

Grannie's Heilan' Hame Nairn Lochloy Sundrum Castle Ruda White Acres Crantock Beach Warmwell Challaborough Bay

By coast, countryside and woodland, our holiday parks are home to a variety of jaw-dropping scenery providing the perfect setting for many films and TV shows. Maybe you were you lucky enough to see the filming of some of the famous scenes!

Pendine Sands Trecco Bay St Minver Ruda White Acres Newquay Crantock Beach Holywell Bay Mullion Looe Bay Sea Acres West Bay Torquay Challaborough Bay

Many of our holiday parks are set on the UK coastline, the setting for historic battles in years gone by. The beaches and cliffs carry scars, evidence and treasure which tell these old stories. Discover our top history picks:

  • Wemyss Bay was previously owned by Robert Wallace who introduced postage stamps.
  • Sundrum Castle - the exterior of the original castle has been renovated into apartments, walk around the back of the castle to see a beautiful river and waterfall.
  • The land speed record has been broken on Pendine Sands four times.
  • Warmwell was actually an RAF base before WW2.
  • Newton Beach near Trecco Bay was used by the Americans during WW2 for artillery training. This is a popular place for people to go with metal detectors.
Wemyss Bay Sundrum Castle Pendine Sands Trecco Bay Warmwell

With our holiday parks set in some of the UK’s most stunning holiday destinations, it’s no surprise celebs like to pay us the occasional visit. Jessie J used to perform at Looe Bay as a youngster and The Nolans had regular family holidays to Trecco Bay. Devon is a particular favourite with James Cracknell who named his son Croyde because of his love of Croyde Bay and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall spent time here sourcing and cooking food for a TV show right on the beach.

Trecco Bay Ruda Looe Bay

The competition has now closed. Thanks for all your fantastic entries!

For the last few weeks you’ve been sharing your hidden treasures from all over the UK with us and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response. We feel inspired to explore our beautiful country even further and we will certainly be adding your hidden treasure discoveries to this year’s holiday itinerary!

The winning entry is...

Near Holywell Bay, Newquay in Cornwall

The holy well at Holywell Bay. You've got to wait until the tide is really out to be able to get to it, but it's definitely worth it. We like to climb through the sand dunes and then follow the tide while it's going out to hunt for 'treasure' along the tide line. We've found lots of mermaid purses, pretty shells and sea glass, but have yet to find any of the famous Lego Lost At Sea!

By Mrs L Edmondson

Click here to read more fantastic entries and get inspired for your next staycation.


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