Park operator planning for busy autumn period
A holiday park operator has announced a number of new additions as more people take staycations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Parkdean Resorts – which runs Church Point at Newbiggin, Sandy Bay in Ashington and Cresswell Towers at Druridge Bay – is preparing for a surge in bookings for September, October and November.
The parks have been fully booked for July and August, and the company is making preparations for a second peak as demand for holidays in September, October and November has doubled compared to last year.
To entertain families during half term, Parkdean Resorts will be running a range of Halloween activities for families, including the Monster Ball, Zombie Fun Runs, Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting, Fancy Dress Competitions, Ghost Walks, Halloween Shows, and Pottery and Crafts classes.
The company has also hired an extra 1,500 team members across the UK to cope with extra demand.
Steve Richards, Chief Executive at Parkdean Resorts, said: “People have really fallen back in love with the Great British holiday, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure holidaymakers and holiday home owners can make the most of their staycation.
"Our teams on park have done a fantastic job and we’re determined to finish the year with a bang.”
Earlier this year, the company announced an £80million investment towards buildings, facilities, and environmental areas.