We are a family run park of 3 generations (admittedly 9 year old twins Toby and Freya and 11 year old Max are young, but they are often about serving in the shop or emptying bins!) Owners Philip and Hazel turned what was once a derelict mill site into a caravan park.
Since opening in 1986 they have seen a wide range of tourism from fans of the BBC series Last of the Summer Wine (which was filmed several times on the park) to campers who just want to enjoy the outdoors and the great walking which the Holme Valley has to offer.
After 12 years of teaching, daughter Naomi and husband Ben with their 3 children decided to move back to Holmfirth and join the family business... and good timing too! Expansion was underway (like us on Facebook for regular updates) and the new luxurious toilet and shower block with family bathrooms opened April 2014.
As part of the Départ de Yorkshire, we saw the Tour de France race past the park entrance on in July 2014 - certainly the busiest weekend the park has ever seen and it was a fantastic atmosphere! Why not rise to the challenge and race the official route yourself?!
We aim to keep the running of the park as green as possible. Camping should be an ecologically sound way of holidaying, and guests, having chosen to holiday in the outdoors, should be able to enjoy the wildlife we are lucky to have on and about the park, from the squirrels in the woods to the ducks on the small lake and herons, dippers and kingfishers on the river.
We are grateful for the support we have had from our guests which helped us secure our twenty third consecutive David Bellamy Gold Award in October 2020. Further to this we can now label our new toilet and shower block 'award winning', as in October 2014 we were awarded the David Bellamy Special Distinction Award! A key theme in the awards has been the development of new 'green facilities' and particularly innovative projects that embody the latest thinking in renewable energy. We are thrilled and can now 'flush with pride'! In 2016 we were also short listed for a White Rose award for Best Yorkshire Holiday Park.
Please note although the camping fields have never flooded the safety of our customers is paramount. The Bottom field and New field do have a very small possibility of flooding and we ask that you check our flood risk signs for advanced warning of any flooding. We have a detailed evacuation plan should it be needed although most of the time the river Holme is just great to paddle in!