Parkdean Resorts plans more family activities at its parks as bookings are set to surge
Parkdean Resorts, which has sites at Heacham Beach and Manor Park in Hunstanton, is preparing for a surge in visitors during the autumn months.
Bookings in September, October and November for its holiday parks in Norfolk and Suffolk have already doubled compared to the same time last year.
As more Brits turn to staycations, Parkdean is set to introduce a range of new activities for families at their sites. Earlier this month it compiled a list of the UK's whitest and darkest beaches to help holidaymakers find their perfect beach getaway, which featured both Brancaster and Holkham beaches.
Parkdean's parks have been fully booked for July and August, and the company is making preparations for a second peak later in the year.
To entertain the thousands of families set to descend on its parks during half term, Parkdean Resorts will be running an unprecedented range of ‘spooktacular’ Halloween activities and events 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.
Parkdean will have record numbers of staff on its parks in East Anglia for the autumn months this year. The company hired an extra 1,500 team members across the UK to cope with extra demand when holiday parks reopened in July, and teams will be staying on to help deliver the best possible experience on park.
Steve Richards, chief executive, 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 this autumn. Our teams on park have done a fantastic job and we’re determined to finish the year with a bang.”
Parkdean Resorts operates 67 holiday parks across the UK.
Earlier this year, the company announced its largest ever investment in its estate, with £80m committed towards buildings, facilities, maintenance, health and safety, and environmental areas.