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4 Ways to Go Plastic Free This “Plastic-Free July”
Support the cause, and discover the 4 ways your business can go plastic free this Plastic Free July!
HOLIDAYS TO PLEASE FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS AND OWNERS ALIKE
An increasing number of holiday parks and leisure destinations are turning towards offering more pet-friendly options and services.
MILLENNIALS DRIVING STAYCATION BOOM
The millennial generation is proving to be the most likely not to stray from our shores in search of a holiday.
BUTLIN’S UNVEIL MULTI-MILLION POUND SWIMMING COMPLEX
Butlin’s Bognor Regis resort has just welcomed a new swimming pool, Splash, costing £40 million to develop and construct.
FARM PARK EXPANDS OFFERINGS FOR ALL THE FAMILY
One of the very first farm family parks in the country has announced a selection of new attractions.
GREEN ENERGY INVESTMENT FOR DORSET HOLIDAY PARK
The Waterside Holiday Group are looking to their future, investing more than £135,000 in green technology.
Alton Towers to open attraction and stargazing accommodation
It is now possible for visitors at Alton Towers Resort to get closer to nature, and wonder at the night sky, by booking a stay at the new Alton Towers Stargazing Pods and visiting their new attraction.
Amazing year ahead for North Yorkshire with luxury holiday lodge development
An exclusive holiday park in the North York Moors National Park has enjoyed an outstanding year.
Luxury Lodges announce they are launching a new resort
Luxury Lodges have announced they are launching a new resort in Laugharne
Darwin Escapes sponsor for World Championship 2019 with J/70
Darwin Escapes have appointed as headline sponsor for the J/70 2019 World Championships
Hoburne open their eighth park
Hoburne Group have opened their new holiday park with "Hideaway lodge".
Plastic Solutions Ltd Latest Press Release
Our Exhibitor Plastic Solutions Ltd's reveal their latest Product under Glampsan
Plans revealed for new £300m tourist attraction on Blackpool’s Golden Mile
Blackpool has revealed plans for a new £300 million tourist attraction on the Golden Mile named 'Chariots of the Gods'.
Plans for Afan Valley Adventure Resort unveiled
Fresh plans for the £130m adventure park will go before a Neath Port Talbot Council planning committee in early 2019.
Multi-million-pound luxury holiday resort could be built near Newquay
The development comprises 115 lodges and a 40-bed hotel and would bring a £26 million investment to the area.
New multi-million pound Brean Country Club opens its doors to the public
A new multi-million pound Brean Country Club opened its doors to the public last month.
Holiday lodge expansion planned for wedding hotel
The owners of a hotel near Louth want to open a new luxury 37 lodge holiday park behind their business.
Green light given for £30m Cornwall tourism development
Planning approval has been given for the re-development of Waterside Cornwall, an established country club and holiday park near Bodmin.
THE WAVE PLAN TO BRING ‘THE COVE’ TO LONDON
A state of the art project is planned for Edmonton’s Lee Valley Leisure Complex.
Rockley Park in Poole unveils plans for water sports destination
A Dorset holiday park and water sports destination could be in line for redevelopment - which would include residential apartments, a restaurant and a new water sports centre.
Benefits of kids colouring products in the holiday park industry
You can find out more information about Keeko Kids and the products they have by visiting them at the Holiday Park Innovation Show in 2019 at the NEC Birmingham on November 6 and 7.
Planning Permission Success For Savills Leisure
Savills Leisure, based in Chester, have been successful in obtaining two planning permissions for holiday development in Flintshire, North Wales.
Come and see the latest ideas in children’s outdoor play at Stand 1220
If you’re seeking inspiration for your attraction’s children’s outdoor play area, look no further than Stand 1220!
Milestones trace rise to prominence for CLS group in 50-year landmark
Sports contracting, groundsworks and landscaping group Cleveland Land Services dug into its past recently to unearth key milestones to celebrate 50 years serving the sector.
Naked Flame Eco-Tubs has fast become the chosen supplier to the Holiday Industry
Naked Flame Eco-Tubs is a trusted supplier to companies such as Sykes Cottages, Cool Camping, Wigwam Holidays and Canopy & Stars to name but a few.
The Long and Short of Holidays at Home
New research from outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com highlights Britain’s most popular short- and long-break destinations.
Darwin Escapes expands holiday park portfolio with luxury resort & spa in Norfolk
The leading holiday park operator is opening Norfolk Woods Resort and Spa in January 2019.
Holiday park shows green credentials
Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park near Padstow has been named as a finalist for the World Responsible Tourism Award.
Empty Ribble Valley pub to be transformed into holiday park
A historic grade II-listed pub is to be transformed into short-stay holiday lets with a caravan park and cafe.
Public has its first say on £300m Leisure Park revamp project
More than 1,500 people have voiced their opinions on what they would like to see as part of the redevelopment of the Basingstoke Leisure Park.
BAM Construction work with Roché Awnings at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool
BAM Construction UK approached Roché Awnings to help with the design and installation of specially designed awnings to shelter visitors, patients and staff.
Proludic Offers Fresh Insight into Customer Demand for Children’s Play in The Leisure Sector
Two out of three members of the UK public feel that a good play space for children should be a part of every visitor attraction’s offering.
£3m caravan park project to boost tourism in Co Antrim
A £3m Northern Ireland proposed holiday park will feature 110 static pitches, 52 touring pitches & 10 camping cabins alongside amenity buildings & play area.
45 acre derelict site to be transformed into retirement village
More details have been revealed about plans for the development of a former mushroom farm near Selby.
Richardson's Hemsby Beach Holiday Park gets a £10m refurbishment
From a rapidly expanding diverse brand to a company in need of direction, Richardson’s is now prospering after a £10m revamp.
North York Moors historic estate holiday park plan set for approval
A holiday park in the grounds of the former home of a world famous industrialist looks set to be approved.
CLS delivers ground-breaking work at Holiday lodge park “gem”
Groundworks and civils specialists CLS have completed a major infrastructure project under a £1.5m holiday lodge development.
Unique three-level aerial adventure opens in New Mexico, USA
The aerial adventure includes 25 elements, a 120m zip line & “Perfect Descent” on a hill side
TouchWood Awarded Four-Year National Framework Position with the Forestry Commission
TouchWood Play selected as one of only four companies in the UK to be awarded prestigious play areas framework position
Have your morning coffee with “Jacques” @snowmass, Aspen, Colorado USA
Gather your team and meet Kanopeo’s “boss” at the industry's premier Summer Ops Camp at Snowpass, Aspen, Colorado USA and play like a guest.
Be My Bear partners with Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Award-winning teddy bear company Be My Bear has teamed with the charity to help boost fundraising efforts.
Let’s stay active and healthy! TrikesDirect is providing a means to get out and explore
TrikesDirect offer holiday cycling solutions for older or disabled individuals.
Obtaining a five-star rating for your washrooms from Visit England
Learn here about what it takes to obtain a five-star rating
What are the top specifications for a washroom in the leisure sector?
Bring your washroom to life with these handy hints in 2018/19.
Visits to UK by overseas tourists Hit Record-Breaking Figures
Post-Brexit travel hasn’t put tourists from abroad off from coming to the UK
New 129-lodge holiday park to be created in Nottinghamshire
The holiday park will create 120 new jobs and will include a shop, gym, swimming pool, restaurant and reception.
Exclusive Holiday Park located on hill with links to Macbeth
A hill with links to Shakespeare's Macbeth has been transformed into an exclusive holiday park inspired by the story.
Haven Hafan y Mor plans to invest a further £12.5m on revamp
In the current year alone, Haven has spent £5.5m on revamping the site.
Alton Towers set to expand with 120 ‘camping pods’
The Staffordshire theme park has been given approval for more hotel facilities on its site.
Improve your customer’s experience by offering a safe and unique Saferoller Transfer mechanism
Leading Scottish holiday park seeks simplified solution for efficiency savings
Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort is the latest UK Holiday Park operator to invest in Elite Dynamics software solution.
What to consider when moving to an alternative Park Management Solution
Leona Mills, Marketing Manager at CampManager provides insight into what is involved and what to consider before doing so.
Extension set for approval for Yorkshire Holiday Park
Plans include new lodges, camping pods, facilities and a games area, and are recommended for approval.
New Multimillion Pound Visitor Attraction with Mythical Monsters To Be Built in Gateshead
Magical artefacts will be moving into Gateshead’s Old Town Hall Quarter in multimillion-pound regeneration plans.
£200k Investment into Waterside Holiday Park and Spa
The investment will bring a new beach bar and family play area.
Wookey Hole purchases second caravan park
The six-figure deal comes just over a year after Wookey Hole bought 7-acre park Bucklegrove Holiday Park.
Forest Holidays invests millions expanding its UK Holiday Parks
The company is ploughing millions of pounds into increasing its cabins from 571 to 750 over the next few years.
BUNN LEISURE ANNOUNCES FURTHER £12M INVESTMENT
Midway through a £17m investment programme the holiday park business has announced new plans for its 300-acre complex
AUGMENTED REALITY: HOW COULD IT ENHANCE THEME PARKS?
For true consumer-facing innovation, theme park designers are considering how using AR can create unmatched visitor experiences.
£37M GULLIVER’S VALLEY THEME PARK STARTING CONSTRUCTION IN JUNE
A brand new multi-million-pound theme park is set to open in 2020, and is expected to begin construction this month. Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park will be a £37 million project and will create more than 250 jobs.
Landal Greenparks announces £130M plans for Afan Valley
The 450 acre resort will include 600 luxury lodges, a 100-bed hotel, spa, ski slope, and aqua park.
Center Parcs reveals first photos of €233M Irish resort
Longford Forest will cater for 2,500 guests, in 466 luxury lodges and 30 apartments, with over 100 on-site activities.
Luxury holiday development planned for Whitby
Proposals have been submitted for a new £31M luxury holiday development within the 80 acres of Raithwaite Hall at Sandsend near Whitby.
Tree To Tree Idaho opens in Farragut State Park
Farragut State Park welcomes a new adventure park just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
IHG announces £830M expansion of UK luxury hotel portfolio
The addition of 13 UK properties will add 2,200 new luxury hotel rooms
£100m Land & Lakes project bought up by Bluestone
The proposed development includes 500 glass fronted luxury lodges, indoor water park, sports hall, cafes, bars and restaurants.
£1M luxury glamping launch marks the start of Wales Tourism Week
Celtic Escapes in Pembrokeshire will feature a new range of premium lodges and safari tents.
Local Company, RotoSpa WINS a Mass of Awards at the annual British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2018.
RotoSpa is celebrating after collecting Gold, Silver and Merit Awards at the prestigious event.
Wigwam Holidays Opens brand New Great Tregath Glamping Site
King Arthur Legend Goes Hand-in-Hand with Surfing at Brand New Glamping Site!
£10M plans approved for artificial surf park outside Edinburgh
Scotland's first artificial surf park will include surfing, zip lining, water tubing, snow-sports, luxury lodges, glamping and restaurant.
Brand New Luxury Cotswolds Glamping Site proposed for Seven Springs
The planned farm diversification on Cheltenham’s outskirts is set to open each year on race week.
199 holiday homes to be built at St Mellion Golf Club
Planning permission has been granted for up to 199 holiday homes to be built at St Mellion Golf Club.
Landal Gwel an Mor Named UK’s Number One Holiday Park
Landal Gwel an Mor has been voted the nation’s top holiday park for a second time at this year’s Visit England Awards for Excellence.
Rudding Park voted the UK's number one hotel
The Harrogate hotel boasts award-winning restaurants, golf courses and spa.
Glamping Decade at Award-Winning Glamping Site
Wigwam® Holidays Humble Bee Farm celebrates its tenth birthday in 2018.
Japan’s Arai Ski Resort is new 'IT' destination
Arai Ski Resort features the largest Aerial Tree Adventure in Japan, with a total number of 102 obstacle elements covering an area of 33,000㎡.
“Flotel” UK Glamping First
The UK’s first ever floating boutique hotel has just opened, boasting its own waterfront vista.
UK Resorts set for Staycation Surge
UK leisure and tourism sectors forecast £31 Billion boost this summer.
IDYLLIC £1M BEACH RESORT PLANNED FOR LINCOLNSHIRE
A Skegness hotel owner has bought a stretch of sand by the sea in a bid to develop a world-class beach resort.
Haven to invest £5.5M in revamping Hafan-Y-Mor holiday park
Visitors to the popular Haven holiday park will see significant improvements to its facilities and accommodation offering.
ALTON TOWERS ANNOUNCE NEW GLAMPING VILLAGE
The popular theme park's accommodation expansion hopes to encourage visitors to elongate their stay.
PLANS TO EXPAND NEW FOREST HOLIDAY VILLAGE REVEALED
Away Resorts have submitted plans to add 108 holiday lodge caravans to Sandy Balls Holiday Village.
DUTCH ADVENTURE PARK REOPENS WITH THE HELP FROM KANOPEO
Klimrijk Brabant attracts over 300 adventurers climbing at the grand re-opening of their treetop adventure.
PARKDEAN RESORTS TO INVEST £42M ON ITS PARKS
Most of the money be used to invest in new accommodation in order to keep up with increasing demand fuelled by the rising staycation market.
NEW QUARRY-TURNED-HOLIDAY PARK COMING TO FLINTSHIRE
Plans to transform a Flintshire quarry into a holiday park with 63 static caravans, 70 touring pitches & 47 luxury cabins have been approved.
NEW DESIGN PLANNED FOR UPCOMING £8.5M EDEN PROJECT HOTEL
A newly revised plan has been put forward for a 109 bedroom, £8.5m Eden Project hotel - with work predicted to start in November 2018.
£25M LUXURY RESORT IN ST IVES GETS GO AHEAD
Una St Ives will include an apartment hotel, an expansion of its leisure facilities and 130 villas & apartments.
Smart Hotel Room Tech
“Imagine a world where the room knows you, and you know your room."
Next generation portable outdoor cooking stove
Aquaforno to introduce its next generation portable outdoor cooking stove this Feb.
PLANS FOR LUXURY LODGES AT FIVE-STAR RESORT
Plans proposed for construction of luxury lodges in the grounds of a five-star spa hotel
HAULFRYN'S £8M FINLAKE WATER PARK OPENS THIS MONTH
The new addition to the resort, which will boast a variety of slides, splash zones, and two pools, will open its doors to the public on the 15th of February.
SOUTH LAKELAND FARMERS TO DIVERSIFY INTO HOLIDAY LODGES
Two Cumbrian farmers have been granted planning permission to diversify their Flookburgh farm into 15 holiday lodges.
£3.5M BIRCHWOOD LAKES ECO-TOURISM RESORT TO OPEN IN 2020
Habitat First Group’s ambitious eco-tourism project was approved last year, with the first holiday units potentially going on sale next year.
£7.5M SAFARI PARK PLANNED FOR WEST NORFOLK
Norfolk landowner releases plans for £7.5m safari park. Plans for the scheme also include an education centre, cafe & function facilities alongside holiday log cabins only accessible by electric buggies to preserve the peaceful surroundings.
OPPORTUNITY TO BUY UNDEVELOPED HOLIDAY PARK IN SHROPSHIRE
Sanderson Weatherall have been appointed to sell Bleathwood Lodges for a guide price of £1.9M.
Proposed merger to create new voice for hospitality
The BHA and ALMR to join forces in new trade body
Expanding Leisure Sector Operator Acquires Marina from the Crown Estate
Lakeland Leisure Estates Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of the freehold interest in Deganwy Marina from the Crown Estate
Camplify launches Airbnb for Caravans and Motorhomes in the UK
One of the world’s fastest growing, and Australia’s largest, peer-to-peer caravan hire and RV-sharing community ‘Camplify’ has announced its expansion into the UK.
New Year, New Glamping Site on a Private Estate!
Set in the heart of Fife, Wigwam ® Holidays Montrave Estate will welcome guests to its private estate from 1st March 2018.
FARMER BUYS ROSEDALE ABBEY FOR £2.95M
The established North Yorkshire holiday park already has permission in place for 6 camping pods, 5 holiday cottages, 75 tents and more than 200 caravans.
PLANS TO BUILD MAJOR CARAVAN PARK ON THIRLESTANE CASTLE GROUNDS REVEALED
Lauderdale Estates hope to set up 500 static caravans and 50 touring caravan pitches on the site.
LORD KITCHENER'S BROOME PARK SOLD FOR £6M
The iconic mansion has been bought by real estate developer Bonds Group, who seek to return the 250-acre estate to a hotel resort destination.
ECO-FRIENDLY TREE-TOP HOLIDAY LODGES PLANNED FOR HALL WOOD, PELYNT
Plans to build 15 unique tree-top timber holiday lodges at Hall Wood have been approved by the council.
£200M HOYLAKE GOLF RESORT PLANS STEAM AHEAD
Councillors have approved the commencement of preliminary site investigations to allow developers to prepare for the upcoming submission of the full planning application.
£500M LUXURY MARINA DEVELOPMENT AT EDINBURGH TO GO AHEAD
The marina will be the focus of the £500M waterside quarter development which will also include a variety of leisure and accommodation facilities.
5* LUXURY HOLIDAY PARK PLANNED FOR EAST DEVON
If plans are approved, the park will boast 52 timber lodges, 2 fishing lakes, a variety of woodland walks & nature trails and a farm shop.
DEMAND FOR HOT TUB ACCOMMODATION RISES AMONGST FAMILY MARKET
Holiday operator Hoseasons has experienced a 20% increase in family group bookings for lodges including hot tubs in the past year.
£80M GOLF RESORT PROJECT COULD INCLUDE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
A planning application has been submitted this week to develop a 32 bedroom hotel overlooking the site's walled garden. Other plans for the resort include an equestrian centre and a spa.
FOREST HOLIDAYS UP FOR SALE AT £100M
Currently owned by The Forestry Commision, the company owns just under 600 luxury wood cabins across 9 sites in Britain.
MOOR LODGE CARAVAN PARK TO RELY SOLELY ON GREEN ENERGY
The Wetherby holiday park has gone completely off-grid and now supplies its own electricity. The park is powered by the forest's timber, running entirely on green energy.
£4M LUXURY LODGE DEVELOPMENT PLANNED FOR SEAHAM HALL HOTEL
The 5* boutique hotel hopes to submit a planning application before the end of the year, but will first host an open consultation for local residents.
Ramside Hall Hotel invests in luxury treehouses
North East hotel invests millions in creating six luxury treehouses.
Birchwood Golf and Country Club Case Study
Anapos Thermal Spa Equipment were given the opportunity to manufacture, deliver and install the thermal Spa equipment at Birchwood Golf and Country Club in Kent.
InterFun discusses the latest in adventure and play
COTTAGES.COM SHARES SECRETS TO HOLIDAY LETTING SUCCESS
Staycations are continuing to soar in popularity
New woodland creation on former sheep farm in Scottish Borders
A former sheep farm, is one of the largest new commercial woodlands planted in the UK in recent times
Show Demonstration of Teleport Service
Global Teleports to Demonstrate Satellite Broadband and Occasional Use Service at Farm Business Innovation Show 2017
Business Property Relief for Livery Businesses and Holiday Lets
Door ajar for IHT Business Property Relief for Livery businesses, and slammed shut for holiday lets.
Mattresses are the key to happy guests!
A well-rested guest, is a happier guest.
Experience the British Woodland Indoors
Greenspan Projects Ltd help bring a bit of traditional British woodland indoors.
£450M PLANS TO TURN RUINED CASTLE INTO TOP TOURIST DESTINATION
Plans include turning the castle into a luxury hotel and adding 1000 eco-homes, holiday lodges and a waterpark.
Top Tips on Scaling a Business
If you’re looking to grow a business, join RAU Farm491 on stand 982
The innovations revolutionising the way we preserve the environment
Environment Award recognises those who protect our environment. Take a quick look at the noteworthy finalists, all of which will be trying to impress the esteemed judging panel and take home this award.
Planning for farms and estates
Are the opportunities really within our grasp?
Quirky & innovative: products redefining the future of the rural industry
Focusing on all key areas in rural businesses.
Top 5 Reasons not to miss Farm Business Innovation
Check out our Top 5 Reasons not to miss this amazing event!
Finding the right help and services for your rural business is vital!
Some of the most progressive firms in the sector make up the nominees in this year’s line-up.
Hornbeam, a marketing and communications agency
Hornbeam offers public relations, advertising, design, websites, digital marketing, video and social media.
A Sustainable Approach to Design
William’s Den is a great example of rural estate and farm diversification.
West Heath Barn, Norfolk. A Superb Rural Entrepreneur
West Heath Barn’s is a prime example, of how to offer luxury B&B and Self-Catering accommodation.
CLA and Terravesta co-host farm walk for Miscanthus enterprise
Those interested in learning about growing the crop should not miss the Terravesta & CLA co-hosted farm walk.
The Tipi Company launches new Computational Fluid Dynamics for their tipis
The Tipi Company believe that hand calculations aren’t sophisticated or safe enough.
Show Guide Sneak Peak: Brexit's impact on rural business
In these current economic times, ensuring your business is fully set up to face the uncertain future has never been more important.
Merlin Entertainments to build 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle
Merlin Entertainments have just submitted their plans to build a 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle as part of their 10 year plan.
Farm Business Innovation is only three weeks away
Voted ‘Trade Show of the Year’ by the EN Awards in 2016, the show is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on the 8th & 9th November 2017. Join the industry's most innovative suppliers and find everything you need to diversify your land.
FARMERS URGED TO ‘PLEDGE A FIELD TO REAP A FINANCIAL WINDFALL’
The UK remains an attractive proposition for investment in the country’s small wind energy industry
Protecting Warwick Castle’s 1100 years of history
Warwick Castle kept safe with CCTV perimeter intrusion detection ‘moat’
Innovators flock to boost British wool trade
Inventors are using British wool for a variety of weird and wonderful new products, prompting an industry revival
Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for National Award!
Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for Landlove Magazine Awards
Launching at Farm Innovation 2017!
The brand new Scrubmaster B120R!
SPEED YURT BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
Could you be the fastest Yurt builders in the West? Could you be the YFL Speed Yurt Building Champions of 2017?
New survey finds rural SMEs that export forecast double the revenue growth...
...as new Amazon Academy launches for rural SMEs
Making a success of your wedding or hospitality business
It is of course one of the most important days of a couple's lives and it has to be right!
Open Air Business FREE Subscription!
FREE subscription for Farm Business Innovation Show registrants!
The New Faces of Farming
What does the future of rural business look like?
STEPPING AHEAD OF THE ‘GLAMPING’ CROWD
Propelling venues into high-rent earning potential with the latest luxury accommodation solution on the market.
Interview with Roland Antonelli
An excerpt from an interview with Roland Antonelli…
Top tips for successful rural diversification
Those who own or are responsible for rural estate and land across the UK, looking at alternative revenue streams in which to diversify.
Defeating rural crime: Advice from top insurer
Data from rural insurer supported by National Crime Agency report.
Delivering Class Q Permitted Development
Class Q Permitted Development has changed the way we look at certain buildings and the potential of redundant or disused agricultural buildings.
Defender Bird Spikes send the birds packing from holiday cottage!
Defender Bird Spikes are manufactured by Jones and Son Pest Control Supplies in the UK.
Tree Tents – the next chapter
A year on from their Innovation Award win, Tree Tents’ new designs are redefining modern glamping.
Striking new play feature enhances popular touring park
Polmanter Touring Park in St.Ives, asked Russell Play to work on a complete redesign of their outdoor play area for older children.
Fatberg warning for Leisure Industry
Leisure sites are being warned about the increasing risk of 'fatbergs' forming below ground in sites across the UK.
Cheddar Woods landscape matures thanks to Wyevale Nurseries
ONE of the UK’s leading nurseries has helped create and is currently maintaining the landscape at a leading holiday park in Somerset.
FROM MILK TO SUPERCARS
The Morgan specialist decided to move his four generation car dealership out of Bristol’s City Centre to the family’s converted dairy farm in Horton.
De Vere re-launch following £100 million investment
De Vere have re-launched their country estate hotel offering thanks to a £100 million investment from Starwood Capital Group.
The Power of a Hot Tub
Properties with hot tubs to their name achieved a staggering 62% more revenue than those without
Rural business diversification survey launched
Savills Rural Diversification Survey results announced at the Farm Business Innovation Show
NEW WATERSIDE LODGES UNDERWAY AT CENTER PARCS’ ELVEDEN
The new lodges will overlook the lake through a rustic balcony equipped with a luxury hot tub. They form part of a larger expansion project set to bring 51 waterside lodges to the resort by next summer.
LEISURE LAKES SET TO EVOLVE INTO MAJOR HOLIDAY RESORT
The new additions to the resort’s future vision include 107 woodland and lakeside holiday homes surrounding the east and west lakes, 33 floating holiday homes on the east lake and 225 static caravan pitches.
CENTER PARCS’ INDOOR WATERPARK GETS £15M REVAMP
The improved waterpark will feature new raft rides, a children's adventure cove and new toddler pools.
Kingfisher Resorts unveil plans for £25M development at Carbis Bay
Plans for the development include 96 holiday villas, an apart-hotel, and a variety of leisure facilities to compliment guests’ stays.
Glamping With A Difference at Montrave Estate Wigwams
New Glamping Site in Scotland due to open late October!
Xerogrid helps farmer achieve £40,000 solar savings
This efficient off-grid energy system will be used to power his beef farm.
Data driven cleaning swings into monkey attraction
Check out how data-driven cleaning improves staff engagement and cleaning quality at a major Dutch attraction
Case Study - Black Pig Retreats
Black Pig Retreats is a Glamping Business near Shaftesbury in Dorset - they have been working with Farm Business Exhibitor Anne Clarke (Connected Thinking).
Waterplay Splash Pad in UK Named a 2017 Dream Design
New discovery-themed splash pad in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park, with product by Waterplay, recognised in the annual Dream Design showcase by Aquatics International
Glamping Site Now Open in Lovely Lincolnshire
Millside Wigwams is now open, welcoming glampers to their state-of-the-art, en-suite Running Water cabins in a beautiful part of country.
TMS provides solution for exterior flooring
In Clip&Ride, TMS supplies a system consisting of tough plastic slabs suited to outdoor usage, where the sub-soil is boggy/waterlogged.
Meet ‘Connie the Combine’ at Farm Themed Playground
Lee Valley Farm has enhanced its family picnic area with an exciting new farm themed playground!
Are Tents a Thing of the Past?
Here’s why we think campers and campsite owners should consider giving glamped-up containers a go!
Maximising The Value of Agricultural Buildings
The lack and available range of housing across the country is one of the big issues for the Government at present and different ways of creating new stock is being sought.
Alert Not Alarmed – Security Awareness Training for Volunteers
Volunteers are an important component in the safe delivery of the majority of events that take place in the UK...
Tingdene launches its first Allseasons Hotel at Waterside Park
Facilities at the brand new hotel include an indoor pool, free parking and Coast Bar & Restaurant.
Tips for rural landowners to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis
The CLA Stronger Foundations research showed that two thirds of rural land owners are keen to add to the stock of new housing available in rural areas across England & Wales.
How Britain’s countryside is becoming the new seaside
Rural Solutions predict we are on the precipice of it biggest change in centuries – and by 2027 the green, green grass of home could well be better known as a holiday destination than an agricultural hotspot.
Hydroponics From Nature
Growing plants is fun!
Odds Farm Boost Play with Timberplay
One of the largest Farm Attractions in the UK, Odds Farm consistently score highly on Trip Advisor and continually reinvest to ensure visitors return time and time again.
Cantref Farm - Timberplay Case Study
A family run adventure farm in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales, Cantref started as a working farm and riding centre sixty years ago.
Enter “The Great Linseed Challenge” at FBI ’17
Launched by Premium Crops in association with CPM magazine, there are three awards categories in the Great Linseed Challenge
Hasty’s create all-weather play
One of its key features is an undercover adventure play area, designed and installed by Timberplay.
Plans for new hotel development at Twin Lakes revealed
Twin Lakes reveal their plans for a new 15-bed hotel. The Lancashire lodge park currently boasts over 50 high-end lodges as well as restaurant and spa facilities.
Wigwam® Holidays Opens a New Site in Devon!
Sounding like it’s straight out of the pages of an exciting Famous Five novel!
Park Holidays acquire Carlton Meres Country Park for £13m
Countrywide Park Homes have sold their Suffolk site for £13m, which currently holds 280 lodges and planning in place for an additional 200 lodges.
£6.6m development underway at Oxfordshire golf club
Feldon Valley Golf Club’s £6.6 million redevelopment includes the construction of four woodland lodges and a 13-bedroom hotel.
Blackpool Holiday Village expansion plans approved
Bourne Leisure receive planning approval for 31 new caravans at their Marton Mere holiday park.
Bespoke luxury holiday lodge manufacturer launches following staycation boom
Each Beverley Park Homes lodge is developed in close partnership with the customer, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, exclusive design.
Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval
FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.
Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval
FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.
Unlocking Britain's rural potential
Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College Launch Consultation on How to ‘Unlock Rural Britain’s Digital Potential’
Farmers 74% More Likely to Diversify Due to Brexit
Rural business owners are quickly realising that diversification is the best was to remain stable and increase profits.
Center Parcs injects £20m into Elveden to cater to 3G audience
The improved recreational and catering facilities seek to appeal to this growing audience of three generation families.
Three Times the Fun at Wigwam® Holidays
Wigwam® Holidays, who will be exhibiting at this year’s Farm Business Innovation Show, is set to welcome three new sites this summer!
Rural Business Awards shortlist announced
The Amazon-backed awards have finally revealed their shortlist, with the ultimate winners being announced the 5th of October at the award ceremony.
Software Provider Reaping Rewards From The Holiday Park Boom
The holiday park industry is booming with turnover for UK's caravan, camping and holiday parks increasing by 9% in 2016.
FIRST WIGWAM GLAMPING SITE TO OPEN IN RIBBLE VALLEY
Ribble Valley Borough Council have finally approved Moorgate Farm's application following their re-submission last month.
TECH COULD BE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR FARMERS POST-BREXIT
The latest developments in technology for agriculture could help farmers produce, sell and export more post-Brexit.
Guides Farm to diversify into holiday lodges
“We want to diversify with the lodges to make the business sustainable for my family," says father-of-six Trevor Wilson.
Demand for ultra fresh produce drives agri-innovation forward
Modular farming systems are gaining popularity due to their ability to produce food locally anywhere in the world without any temperature, weather or seasonal constraints.
IoT infrastructure imperative when seeking to implement smart farming technologies
The report highlights the opportunities this can bring to technology developers whithin the rural sector.
Case Study - Glamp-in-Style
The couple already had Glamping in mind as an option for diversification and the Farm Business Show offered them the tools to make it happen.
SALOP LEISURE TO UNVEIL 22 LUXURY GLAMPING LODGES IN SHREWSBURY
Love2Stay is said to become the UK's most luxurious and well equipped glamping site.
CENTER PARCS REACH £70.5M PROFIT
Center Parcs have made an impressive £70.5 million pre-tax profit this year thanks to maintaining an average annual occupancy rate of 97%.
The Tipi Company Case Study – Dovecote Events
Tipis are a great tool for growing your current market. They bring diversity to any venue or hire company.
SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR LEAF'S OPEN FARM SUNDAY
Thousands of visitors all over the country enjoy a day out with their families in the hopes of learning more about the world of farming.
Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!
National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017. Supported by Wigwam® Holidays, all glamping businesses are invited to take part.
A Big Win for Green Energy in the UK!
On Wednesday June 7th the UK’s electricity supply was more than 50% renewable with wind, solar, wood pellets and hydro outperforming gas and coal for the first time ever!
Walk This Way With Wigwams!
We’re a nation of ramblers – and now Wigwam® Holidays are part & parcel of enjoying the National Trails of England and Wales!
Caravan Fire Safety!
It is important that you keep both yourself and your guests safe.
Diversifying your farm
Ideas to help diversify your farm or rural business!
Scotland’s first artificial wave park plans unveiled
Wavegarden Scotland have just submitted a planning application to build the park in Edinburgh.
World’s first treehouse on a crane comes to Bristol
200 lucky guests will be able to stay at Canopy & Stars' unique treehouse until the 30th of September.
BLAIR'S HOLIDAY PARK RECEIVES £2.2M INVESTMENT
Danske Bank's investment will aid the development of two new caravan parks in the popular north coast of Northern Ireland.
SOUTH CLIFF CARAVAN PARK HOPES FOR MULTI-MILLION POUND EXPANSION
If the plans are approved, works will begin this Autumn.
GRINKLE PARK ESTATE TO BUILD LUXURY HOLIDAY LODGE PARK
If the plans are approved, 60 lodges and two new lakes will be built, costing approx £5 million.
CHEDDAR WOODS RESORT & SPA'S EXPANSION PLANS APPROVED
Darwin Escapes' 5-star resort expansion has been approved.
UK HOLIDAY PARKS REACH £2.7BN TURNOVER
The combined revenue of the top 100 UK holiday parks has increased by 9% since 2011, and is expected to keep rising.
£8.5M LUXURY RESORT & WATERSPORTS CENTRE PLANS UNVEILED
If the planning application is approved the Hurworth Burn Reservoir will be transformed into a luxurious holiday park.
Enter now for the Rural Business Awards 2017!
Time is running out to register for the RBA’s. Entries close on the 30th June so in order to be in with a chance of winning register!
Team Septic - The solution to your pollution
For all waste water and sewerage treatment needs, The Septic Tank Store have a bespoke system available for you.
Make a date to discover the world of farming
Open Farm Sunday will see hundreds of farms across the UK open their gates to welcome the public on the 11th of June.
One month left to enter the Rural Business Awards 2017
Praising farms on their innovative diversification efforts, the awards are closing their submission window the 30th of June. Register now!
Diversifying as post-brexit insurance for farmers
It's uncertain how Brexit will affect the agricultural industry. The NSA suggests increasing your revenue streams to ensure sustainability.
KELBURN CASTLE GETS £1M FUNDING FOR GLAMPING EXPANSION PROJECT
The 13th century castle is receiving funding from Barclays, who are committed to support business growth in Scotland.
Family farm turns natural spring into business opportunity
They also use their land for other business ventures such as running a B&B, a holiday cottage, and producing bio-fuel.
RAGT Seeds - Understanding your customers
Finn Geotherm has completed a landmark installation for leading European agricultural plant breeder RAGT Seeds in Cambridgeshire.
Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams Perfect Combination
Combining an organic farm and a glamping business can be hard work but incredibly rewarding too.
Agricultural & Farming Jobs - Online Job Adverts discount
Agricultural and Farming Jobs are proudly working in partnership with the Farm Business Innovation Show
Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!
National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017.
Wales to Welcome Multi-Million Pound Adventure Resort
It will be a unique destination for those seeking indoor and outdoor adrenaline-fuelled activities.
CENTER PARCS OPENS £3M SHERWOOD FOREST SPA
Aqua Sana at Sherwood Forest undergoes a £3m transformation and reopens with a re-imagined 'Forest Spa' concept.
Birchwood Lakes' multi-million development granted
Plans feature 158 cabins & lodges and hotel with spa & pool facilities.
Groundworks Underway for £150M Holiday Village in Anglesey
Land & Lakes start phase one of construction for Penrhos Leisure Village.
Ruda Holiday Park Develops £400K Glamping Village
It will feature 15 safari tents and six 'Safari Tent Plus', which include a TV and toilet facilities.
FIVE ALTERNATIVE USES FOR YOUR LAND
With the value of farm diversification expected to rise past £580M in 2017, here are the most popular uses for your land that break from tradition.
IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?
Countries vouching for eco-tourism to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.
IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?
Increasing countries are starting to invest in eco-tourism in order to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.
Rural Businesses in Need of Reliable Internet to Succeed
Global Teleports and Bentley Walker amongst those bringing reliable internet connection to rural areas.
Turning 14 Acres Into Millions: The Benefits of Diversifying
From storage space to keep up with his fast growing retractable netting business to a team building site for sports clubs and schools.
Golf Tourism in Scotland brings up to £286m a year and counting
The value of golf tourism continues rising, becoming a clear economic driver for rural Scotland.
Chawton Park Farm Welcomes a New Shepherdess!
Hampshire’s only Wigwam® Holidays glamping site reveals yet another ‘first’.
Glorious Gloucestershire Cotswolds welcomes Wigwam® Holidays to its lush countryside!
Evenlode Wigwams are opening from 15th May 2017.
Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park to become a glamping resort
Country Park forced to seek new revenue streams following council funding reductions.
Glampsite opens stone's throw away from Greetham Valley golf course and Exton Park
The site offers six-person glamping domes to disconnect in comfort.
RBS supports former farm to become weekend retreat destination
'More to Mountain Retreats' has secured a six-figure funding expansion package from RBS.
Power to the Customer
CNG was built on the basis that the customer is at the heart of every business decision. Our approach to service is shaped by the key idea: ‘Bigger than Profit’ and, we mean it.
Record breaking inbound tourism
Tourism is worth £127 billion annually to the UK economy, creating jobs and boosting economic growth.
BRADFORD'S NATIONAL MUSEUM GETS £1.8M REBRAND AND REVAMP
Featuring an interactive gallery and Tim Peake’s spacecraft, Wonderlab explores the science of light, sound and images through state-of-the-art exhibits.
£425M REDEVELOPMENT OF CIRCUIT OF WALES
Circuit of Wales set to increase tourism by at least 750,000 visitors annually.
Seiont Manor hotel expansion plans
New owners of Seiont Manor hotel in Gwynedd have revealed more details on their plans to expand the site to make it sustainable.
£120 million available to support growth in rural areas
Businesses in rural areas are being invited to submit interest in support for jobs and growth under the Rural Development Programme for England
Basic Payment Scheme applications now open
Last year a record 80% of applications were received online and the BPS hopes to increase this by 2017.
National Botanic Garden of Wales celebrates £6m investment
Lottery award that will kickstart the biggest development in its history.
NFYF elect broadcaster Charlotte Smith as President
National Federation of Young Farmers elect new president.
Free Marketing Training from the experts
Europe's largest Sales & Marketing Event, offering excellent free training & expert advice.
Independent exhibitor case study - World Leisure UK
"We had a lot of interest from independent parks. We managed to secure two large projects from the previous year’s show and we are..."
Glamping Gets the Green Light at Glenlivet Forest Park!
Wigwam Holidays construct 24 luxury glamping cabins at Glenlivet Forest Park, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
Rural Funding Programme Aides South Hams Business
Funding from the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group focuses on aiding the rural economy.
Folly Farm submits plans for £10 million holiday Village
Award winning Pembrokeshire attraction submits plans to develop a quality Holiday Village.
New ways to make money from your land - National Outdoor Event Association
Meet event organisers looking to rent land.
Offer guests a fresh perspective during their visit
Create an eclectic, cutting edge building to provide additional space and rental income and really stand out from the crowd.
China to spend more than £285 billion through 2020 on renewable power
China now has the world's larges solar farm invest heavily in solar & wind farms.
Farming, tourism and job creation targeted by new £1.2 million fund
Applications are now being accepted by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects.
The Farm Business Survey publish growing value of diversification
2016 has seen a rise in agricultural businesses diversifying their land as an efficient way profit more from their land.
Amazing discovery for food production security in ''Bio-Clay''
Once BioClay is applied, the plant ‘thinks’ it is being attacked by a disease or pest insect and protecting itself from the pest or disease.
Foreign visitors spent extra £800m in the UK, as a result of work by VisitBritain
Every £1 invested in VisitBritain’s activities resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 in Britain
Glamping advice for a greater share in the market
Glamping has grown in popularity over the last few years, not only with those holiday makers looking for a break with a difference, but also with landowners looking to cash-in on this blossoming UK industry...
itrike – A World First in Design Innovation
The development of Glamping
With European holidays growing ever more pricey and inaccessible the great British summer holiday is making a huge comeback.
Company bounces into action as demand for trampolines grow
Capital Play launches a new range of robust in-ground trampolines designed specifically for commercial and public use.
GARDASOLAR – Electric and Solar Boats
Sea, rivers or lakes... discover the new Electric and Solar Boats for extend Your business!
Fantastic Natural Frozen Drinks
Supplying delicious drinks for over 20 years, offering first class customer service …