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19th February 2016 | National News, Park News, Regional News, UK Holidays

What Hidden Treasures Will You Discover?

Welcome to Hidden Treasures, taking you on a journey of discovery around our great British Isles, uncovering some of the UK’s best kept secrets! Hidden treasures have been uncovered on and nearby our 24 holiday parks and include everything from unusual and endangered animals to historic facts and even revelations that top blockbuster films have been shot just a stone’s throw from our beautiful locations.

Whether you already holiday in the UK or are excited to experience your first staycation, we’re sure you’ll find something new and exciting to explore.

Discover nature…

With an abundance of holiday parks in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and even some that boast their own micro-climates, our picture-perfect locations make excellent homes for wildlife. Explore our top picks below.


A number of endangered species have also found refuge on our holiday parks, with the rare Mediterranean Oil Beetle, previously believed to be extinct, spotted at Ruda and the Aquatic Warbler, a small, tuneful and uncommon bird, whose habitat is disappearing, found at Marazion Marsh, just 40 minutes from Mullion Holiday Park.

The Bee’s Knees

All 24 of our holiday parks have David Bellamy Conservation Awards for helping wildlife and saving resources, seven have even been awarded ‘Honey Bee Friendly Status’. These parks have worked hard to create a honey bee haven where bees can access pesticide-free food, shelter and water following news that the number of British honey bees is in decline. Our dedicated team at Wemyss Bay Holiday Park have also been awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards for 15 years in a row! We couldn’t be more proud of their hard work protecting the natural environment.

Look to the Skies

Keen bird watchers should head to Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame in the Scottish Highlands for sightings of mighty Golden Eagles, while the regal Peregrine Falcon can be found in the skies above Devon at Ruda and Challaborough Bay.

Marine Life

By the seaside, dolphins can be seen enjoying the waves in Devon, while Minke Wales appear in the water in the highlands. Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame and Nairn Lochloy, our most northerly parks, have their own resident dolphins, as well as seals regularly visiting their shores. Seals can also be spotted near Pendine Sands in Wales, Mullion, Sea Acres and Crantock in Cornwall as well as Torquay Holiday Park in Devon.

Close to Home

And then there’s our personal favourite, the wandering Roe deer at Warmwell Holiday Park. Amongst the tranquil woodland setting these tame, friendly deer often come out to play, don’t be surprised if one wanders up to your lodge veranda while you’re having your morning cuppa!


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