Park Conservation Attempt Gathers Award Steam

Honey bees, butterflies and bats have helped a Lancaster holiday park to wing its way into the finals of this year's prestigious Lancashire Tourism Awards. Moss Wood in the village of Cockerham has been shortlisted in the "sustainable tourism" category of businesses making exceptional efforts to protect the natural world.

Moss Wood's nature discovery trail, designed with youngsters in mind, is among its raft of wildlife initiatives

Moss Wood's nature discovery trail, designed with youngsters in mind, is among its raft of wildlife initiatives

Welsh Parks Flourishing Success

Petal power: Tree Tops propagates 16,000 plants each year to maintain a riot of colour throughout its grounds

A Flintshire holiday park have been busy exercising their green thumbs this summer as they receive the golden bouquet in the Wales Bloom awards. During the award ceremony judges described the North Wales holiday park "inspirational". The hard work and effort the park put in really did pay off as they landed the gold honour at yearly content which is very keenly contested.

The Bailey Pegasus Grande

We get a first hand look at the all new Bailey Grande range

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited to Stanton House Hotel in Swindon by the guys at Bailey Of Bristol. The reason for the invite was so I can have the first look at their brand new Bailey Pegasus Grande range which will be officially launched at the October NEC Caravan and Motorhome Show in October. But before then you can have a read of my first thoughts on the new 8ft wide Pegasus model

Swift Win Big At Business Awards

Swift swoop in for the win at awards last week

Swift are known for their annual awards to highlight and celebrate the dealers and companies that they work with. Now they are getting some recognition of their own following a sweeping victory at the UK Private Business Awards.

Silverdale Exercise Future Work Perk Plans

Michael Holgate and marketing executive Ellen Cartwright add more local job offers to Silverdale with great healthy job work perks

In previous articles we have mentioned various ways to keep fit while on holiday. A lot of which usually involved leaving the park and going on walks, bike rides and water activities. Well one site is ensuring that the staff that make your holidays so good also stay fit to make sure you guys get the level of holiday you deserve.

The CaravanTimes Editors First Year In Review

Me and my odd smile after a year of being the CaravanTimes Editor

Having joined the CaravanTimes team last September I was totally surprised how quickly my first year has gone. It has been a year of many different experiences from travelling around the UK seeing everything the industry has to offer to driving almost vertically up hill in the Albanian mountains in a Bailey Advance and getting stuck in no man's land for for 15 hours. It has been a real roller coaster of a year.

Cumbrian Park £10k Donation

In the gym where some of the charity challenges took place, Silverdale park's Michael Holgate and Jessica Douglas present the cheque to charity chiefs Lynn Quigley (left) and Amy Hannagan

Two senior figures from one of Britain's largest cancer charities traveled to Cumbria this spring to thank a local holiday owner who inspired a massive £10,000 donation. Michael Holgate of Holgates Holiday Parks was the driving force behind a year-long fundraising campaign in the village of Silverdale for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

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TRIBUTE TESTING BLOG WEEK 3: A Question of Driving

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In Week 3 of our long term test, we look at what it is like to drive the Auto-Trail Tribute 670. In this review, I will look at different common driving questions followed by a brief summary for anyone who is a novice and also a summary for the more experienced.

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In the second blog of our long term test of the Auto-Trail Tribute 670, we look at how the Tribute performs for the short getaway, that weekend reprieve or the impromptu break.

FEATURE: CaravanTimes introduces long term tests with the AutoTrail Tribute

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Here, at CaravanTimes we have reviewed literally thousands of caravans and motorhomes over the years. We have been involved in challenges, events and press junkets and now is the time to take it to the next level with long term reviews.

FEATURE: 21st century caravan construction: How are caravans made today?

Some companies have welcomed the change in technology

Regardless of your chosen caravan manufacturer, construction methods have changed unrecognisably over the last decade. Early adopters, Bailey of Bristol, were the first to change their construction with the introduction of Alu-Tech, but each of the manufacturers have done things in there own way. Below we have provided you with a quick synopsis of how all the main manufacturers make their caravans.