Most people think a holiday park is at its busiest during the summer, and while that may be true when it comes to the number of people on site, winter 2015/16 has been anything but quiet at South Meadows.
We’ve been using the off-season months to make changes at our site close to the Northumberland Coast to offer improved facilities for campers, tourers and our customers who have a static holiday home at the park.
Although many places were battered by heavy rain and flooding both before and after Christmas, we were fortunate not to be affected by excessive surface water. We already had a comprehensive land drainage programme in place and we’re continuing this on any parts of the site that need it. So when you arrive at South Meadows, you can be assured that we’ve done our best to make sure it’s as dry as possible.
We’ve also been busy with improvements to pitches across South Meadows. There are now 11 new super pitches – which boast electrical and water hook-ups and ‘grey water’ drainage – at the Willows 1 Area.
The grass pitches at The Willows 2 Area now has a Macadam ring road to counter any bad weather conditions, and pitches at Cherry Drive have been upgraded with new Macadam parking bays and roads.
We’ve installed a number of new parking areas too in the Seasonal Touring Area, to offset any grass conditions in the early and late parts of the season. Across South Meadows as a whole, we’ve upgraded our street lighting.
Plus, the final 20 static pitches on the park have been completed, and given the level of enquiries, we’ve received already, we expect these to sell out this. So if you’re interested in a new caravan holiday home at South Meadows, don’t leave it too late.
Finally, our commitment to the environment and the wildlife that is a much-loved feature of our park has not been forgotten. We’ve planted almost 2,500 extra hedging plants and standard trees, which also adds to the privacy of the site while providing homes for birds and insects.
We’d love to hear your feedback about the improvements, so whether you’re a regular or first-time visitor to South Meadows, please let us know what you think.