holiday parks celebrate wins at Somerset Tourism Awards
parks in the Burnham-On-Sea area are celebrating after winning several
top accolades at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.
awards, held at Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton, saw staff
from businesses across Somerset watch as 70 trophies were presented
to businesses and holiday parks across the region by Laura Rawlings
from BBC Radio Bristol and Marcus Trescothick MBE.
Farm Holiday Park in Brean came out on top in the Holiday Park of
the Year category, winning gold.
Resort Unity in Brean narrowly missed out on the gold but scooped
up a silver award for Access and Inclusivity with judges describing
the holiday park's new accommodation as 'state of the art.'
Eden Farm and Adventure Holidays in East Huntspill had a bumper
night and collected three bronze awards for Access and Inclusivity,
Glamping and Self Catering Business of the Year and Lympsham based,
Dulhorn Farm Holiday Park collected a silver accolade for Camping
and Caravanning Park of the Year.
winners were presented with individually crafted, hand inscribed
awards by Will Shakspeare, from Shakspeare Glass in Langport.
Glade Holiday Park in Brean also received a Highly Commended accreditation
in the Holiday Park of the Year category and Eat:Festivals won gold
for Tourism Event of the Year for Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival.
Nell Barrington, organiser of the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism
Awards, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "These awards showcase the
best that Somerset, Bristol and Bath have to offer visitors; from
food and drink to attractions, experiences, accommodation and new
for this year, guided tours."
hope that as many as possible can go on to win in the South West
and then VisitEngland Awards, to raise the profile of this magnificent
Mike Cresswell, chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, is writing
a congratulatory letter to all the local winners and said the awards
'demonstrated the variety and quality of what the area had to offer
visitors' and he wished them luck as they went forward to the South
West Tourism Excellence.
Matthews, a tourism consultant, who had five clients pick up six
awards collectively, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was delighted
to attend these awards and see so many local tourism businesses
picking up awards."
were by far more entries from across Somerset than Bristol and Bath
collectively and this can only be good news for Somerset tourism
at a time where inbound tourism and the staycation are very much
on the increase. We have a stunning area to promote along this stretch
of the Somerset coast and events like this put it firmly on the
businesses in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Awards will now be
fast tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February