PARK Holidays UK has bolstered its already strong presence in the West Country with the acquisition of long-established Wood Farm Caravan Park in Charmouth.
Wood Farm joins the seven other parks operated by Park Holidays UK in Dorset and Devon, and brings to 32 the number of parks now in the group’s portfolio.
Wood Farm has been owned by the same local family for about 50 years, bought by Duncan and Joan MacKinnon in 1972 and now owned by their daughter and parish councillor Jane Bremner.
The park and boasts a long list of regional and national tourism awards for its quality standards.
Covering 38 acres, it has about 300 pitches in total for caravan holiday homes and for guests camping or bringing their own motorhome or touring caravan.
Wood Farm also has a popular leisure centre at its heart with facilities including a cafe and heated indoor swimming pool.
Park Holidays UK director Tony Clish said that Wood Farm was a perfect fit to the group’s other member-parks, and not just because of its geographical location on the Jurassic Coast.
“The park’s position on a beautiful stretch of Dorset coastline where we don’t already have a presence is strategically perfect for us, but there were other crucial factors,” he said.
“Like our existing parks, Wood Farm’s commitment to high standards has won it a large and loyal following, and a well-deserved reputation for delivering a first-class experience.
“We are greatly looking forward to being Wood Farm’s custodian in the years ahead.”
The group recently announced plans to invest more than £20million in its parks over the coming months, and said that advance bookings for 2021 were the highest in its 30-year history.
All of Park Holidays UK’s 32 coastal parks, which extend from Devon in the west to Suffolk in the east, are described on the company’s website at www.ParkHolidays.com