After bagging two tourism honours, both the family owners and staff of a holiday park in Devon are feeling ecstatic and they have every right to. Ladram Bay Holiday Park, which is owned by Carter family and is located in Budleigh Salterton, was named as the Best Park in the West Country as well as one of the most environment-friendly in Britain.
This park features a wonderful sandy beach situated in a shielded bay, hence making it a good place for all marine activities and sports. The park started to operate in 1940, the year that Frank Carter welcomed a group of campers to his farm for the first time. As of today, he is 94 years old, but is still hands-on with the business.
The first recognition, the Best Park Award, was given by Hoseasons, the travel company which features the best sites in the UK on their website and takes bookings on their behalf.
Ladram Bay has also been linked to the surrounding countryside because of another honour it received, which is the David Bellamy Conservation Award. It is an accolade given to parks that contribute to the protection and enhancement of the environment and is the second consecutive year that the park won the award.
According to Professor Bellamy, Ladram Bay Holiday Park gave special treatment to the guests, moreover, it has native grown fauna and flora such as plants, animals, and different species of birds. The park also showed involvement in tree planting, and the sowing of flowers which bear blooms full of pollen, attracting both common and rare types of butterflies as well as being a habitat for bats and owls.
Aside from the environment care that it takes, Ladram Bay Holiday Park takes great pride in their accommodation packages, tents and touring facilities, and recreational services offered.