A new season and new improvements at South Meadows

The new season at South Meadows is upon us!  Despite the recent weather, we’ve already started welcoming visitors looking to enjoy staying in North Northumberland.

Our customers have started making bookings in earnest for 2018!  Interestingly over 60% of our visitors are coming back to us for the second, third or fourth time.  We like to think that this represents the loyalty we have built up by providing a quality experience for our camping, tourer and motor home customers.  Hopefully it shows we are doing something right!

Over the winter we’ve been working hard on improvements which we’re sure our regular and new customers will appreciate.

New roadways

The shower / toilet block has been completely refurbished: floors, walls and ceilings … lighting and air conditioning … shower cubicles and toilets.  We are really pleased with the result and we’re sure you will be too.

Refurbished washroom

New shower

As a result of listening to our guests, we’ll be opening a brand new toilet / shower block to better serve other areas of the park.  There are 3 showers and toilets each for men and women, a disabled toilet and wet room with toilet, 2 family showers and a baby bath area.  This is all finished off with underfloor heating.  The work is in the final stages and the new block will be ready later in spring 2018.

As part of our efforts to improve our ‘green credentials’ we’ve also taken the opportunity to build in as many energy saving and eco friendly features as we can.

Around the park, we’ve established 23 new grass pitches, all with electric hook-up, as well as 13 new super pitches, all with electric hook-up, dedicated water supply and grey waste.

Later in the year we are going to open up 5 ‘pods’ that we have invested in.  These are often referred to as ‘glamping pods’ … not necessarily for the camping or tourer purists … but an opportunity for people to sample outdoor holidays and the joys of camping with some of the comforts of home.

 

We’ve extended and refurbished the paths in the woodland walk area.  Also for the woodland walk area we’ve taken advice on the best plants to encourage insects which in turn encourage a wide variety of bird species.

Woodland walk bluebells

Robin in the woods

Red squirrel at South Meadows

Our objective is to make the woodland area a focal point and a place where nature is not only encouraged but celebrated.

 

 

 

 

 

As the year proceeds we’ll provide more information about the park, its facilities and how we are doing our bit for the environment.

In the meantime we are gearing up for the Easter break and look forward to seeing you soon.