OVER £ 6million has been invested in three Dorset holiday parks ahead of the 2021 season.
Parkdean Resorts has invested heavily in its Dorchester, West Bay and Poole resorts as part of an overall £ 70million spend in the holiday park operator’s nationwide business.
In Warmwell, near Crossways, £ 2.5million has been invested to renovate more than 60 chalets, introduce new luxury lodges and create a new ski chalet with an outdoor viewing area of the dry ski slope .
In West Bay, £ 400,000 has been spent on renovating the bar and restaurant and creating a new outdoor seating area for alfresco dining.
The seaside resort of Sandford in Poole has received a £ 3.8million infusion and has undergone a major refurbishment. The park will offer new luxury accommodation options, including the Durdle Glamping Village, which has 12 new safari tents for guests, as well as a new sports dome, high ropes course, virtual reality area, bungee trampolines and an agility course for dogs. An additional outdoor dining area was also created with the development of a new covered outdoor awning, and water activities such as snorkelling and inflatable kayaking were introduced.
Across the county, Parkdean Resorts employs over 460 people and hosted over 100,000 holidaymakers in 2020. In response to increased demand for UK vacations last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and a Expected increase again this year, the holiday park operator is currently recruiting seasonal workers in Dorset, for roles in sales, housekeeping and food and drink.
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Steve Richard, Managing Director of Parkdean Resorts, said: “Despite the toughest years, we continue to invest in our parks, creating an even better experience for vacationers and vacation home owners in 2021.
“With cutting-edge Covid safety standards, we look forward to welcoming people back safely to enjoying all that our parks and the surrounding areas have to offer.
“We know how much the local economy depends on tourism and we are convinced that we can help the region turn around by welcoming holidaymakers to have a well-deserved stay in Dorset.
For more information on Parkdean Resorts and to apply for a seasonal position, visit www.parkdeanresorts.co.uk/