Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year award finalists named

This award recognises local camping, glamping, holiday parks, sites and villages providing memorable experiences for guests and demonstrating excellence in all areas.

Here are this year’s finalists.

Ely Standard: Albion Nights is an off-grid retreat in Bungay on the Norfolk/Suffolk borderAlbion Nights is an off-grid retreat in Bungay on the Norfolk/Suffolk border (Image: Nat Aubry)

Albion Nights

Albion Nights is a luxury, off-grid cabin set in a wildflower meadow in Bungay, on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk. The cabin has been hand-crafted using reclaimed, recycled and reused materials and aims to provide glamping at its best.

The brainchild of owner Helen McGrath-Doherty, Albion Nights offers the opportunity to indulge in a relaxing,

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From camping to glamping: Long-time holiday park visitors love Temuka

It began 34 years ago with a tent, a “tiny Austin car’’ with items packed onto the roof, and anywhere else the vehicle could fit them, one child and a desire to enjoy a holiday “close to home’’.

Camping has since evolved to glamping for Christchurch couple Gary and Pam Green, but the pair agree the Temuka Holiday Park has been a home away from home, and their children, over the past more than three decades.

“I would recommend it to anyone, but also I don’t want to give all the good secrets away,’’ Gary Green said.

“The park is

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Glamping in Suffolk: Birds & Bees Campsite offers eco-friendly option

When James and Emma Strachan decided to change how their farmland was used, never did they imagine their land would become one of the county’s most popular holiday destinations.

The duo are the masterminds behind Birds & Bees, a family-run eco campsite set in the heart of Suffolk’s Alde Valley.  

Located at Rendham Hall near Aldeburgh, Framlingham and Halesworth, the farm has been in James’ family since the 1970s. But in 2016, he knew he needed to adapt and move with the needs of the landscape in order to be as sustainable as possible.  

“We were a low-intensity farm, and

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9 Places to Go Camping or Glamping in the US for the Holidays

For seaside hiking and harbor activities, I’d book a luxury yurt on the charming San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state.

Lime Kiln Lighthouse. A stormy day on San Juan Island, Washington State. Waves crash against the rocky coastline. Shutterstock

Head to San Juan Island off the coast of Washington state for whale-watching and seaside strolls.

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Friday Harbor is a charming seaside village located on the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state, and I think it makes for a beautiful Pacific Northwest escape with an abundance of outdoorsy winter activities.

Hiking in particular is exceptional here, in my opinion. One of my favorite hikes is Jakle’s Lagoon & Mt. Finlayson just

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Tourism Awards: Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park award

8:30 AM July 25, 2022

The East of England Tourism Awards 2022-2023 are now open for entries. The Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year award, sponsored by Next Phase Leisure, recognises camping, glamping, holiday parks, sites and villages providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.   

Andrew Hird, general manager at Next Phase Leisure, said camping, glamping and holidays parks represent a significant amount of the available “bed stock” in the east of England, while playing a crucial role in attracting tourists to the region. “In addition, these businesses provide both

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Lancashire Tourism Awards: The full list of finalists as Marketing Lancashire looks for the hotel wedding venue of the year, the top camping and glamping sites,

Marketing Lancashire is full of praise of tourism and hospitality businesses saying they are “nothing short of remarkable” as it announces the finalists which are flying the flag in this year’s awards.

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “It was always going to take time for the sector to recover from the last couple of years, but if there was ever a good sign that Lancashire tourism is bouncing back, it is in the calibre and creativity of this year’s finalists in the Lancashire Tourism Awards.

“They represent the very best of the county’s accommodation, attractions and hospitality

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