We're proud to have been honoured with several awards and accolades over the years including:
Park Cliffe is proud to be recognised by Cumbria Tourism as a tourism businesses who is truly committed to being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how we operate and interact with customers, the wider community and the environment.
Cumbria Tourism Awards
We are very proud to announce that Park Cliffe Holiday Park has been named as winners of a major enterprise award.
Park Cliffe was crowned as a winner at the North West Family Business Awards 2023! Held at Concorde Conference Centre at Manchester airport, the glittering awards ceremony was attended by over 500 business leaders from across the North West.
In the category of ‘Leisure and Tourism Small Business of the Year’, we were declared winners, beating scores of other businesses to the title.
In order to reach the finals, our park had to undergo a rigorous inspection by competition judges to assess a raft of criteria. This included our record on innovation and our environmental responsibility.
North West Family Business Award Winners 2023
Park Cliffe Ltd recognises that the environment is important to our business, our staff and our guests. We have a responsibility to manage our environmental impacts carefully, including meeting all legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage guests, suppliers and staff to do the same.
The Quality Rose is the mark of England’s official, nationwide quality assessment scheme and is an independent, reliable, impartial assessment of quality covering just about every type of place you might want to stay.
We were proud to be a finalist in the 2019 Cumbria Tourism Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year of the Year Award.
We were proud to be a finalist in the 2018 Cumbria Tourism Holiday Park of the Year Award
Great to receive this accolade for the second year running. They said:
This outstanding site is a regular in our Top 100 Sites Guide, and with good reason: the facilities here are fantastic, and many of you told us that you return time and again.
There’s plenty to keep guests of all ages occupied during their stay – from the wonderful children’s play area, to the bar and restaurant serving good food – but it’s also a tremendously peaceful place, with plenty of wildlife attracted by the park’s decision to leave its grounds as natural as possible. While you’re staying, keep an eye out for buzzards, deer, swallows and more – as well as Chester, the site’s tabby cat!
With Windermere right on your doorstep, there’s plenty to entertain you in the nearby area, too.
Highlights of this beautiful region include the Gummer How Viewpoint, the market town of Kendal and the outdoor activity centre at Rookin House.
Here’s what you said when voting for the Top 100 Sites Guide:
“Fantastic bar and restaurant with amazing food. This is without a shadow of a doubt the best campsite that I have stayed at in the UK. For me it is a five-star campsite and its location makes a perfect base to explore the beautiful Lake District.”
“Beautiful views, a spotless site and great toilet and shower facilities – the best I’ve seen! The restaurant food was very good, too.”
“Very pretty location and the site was well-run. Always lots of friendly staff available to answer any questions and give advice. The restaurant looked very nice.”
The AA annually inspects caravan parks, the inspector’s visit is unannounced and parks are then classified from one to five pennants according to the range of facilities and the quality of the landscapes they offer. Park Cliffe has been awarded 5 gold pennants and was also awarded the AA North West Campsite of the Year in 2009.
The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. One of the first comments David made about the scheme remains true today: “My dream is to upgrade all caravan parks up to some sort of conservation status so that they can educate the visiting public and help them respect and care for the countryside.” www.bellamyparks.co.uk
This scheme ensures that you will receive a warm welcome and the park has facilities suitable for families, such as:
Caravan hire accommodation – cot and highchair available on request
Nappy bin for disposal in public area changing facility
Refrigeration facilities available upon request
Baby food / nappies available for purchase
Children’s toys /books / DVD’s available
Children’s meals available in our restaurant
We’re thrilled to announce that Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate has been selected again for a Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on TripAdvisor. Thank you to all our lovely guests.
Park Cliffe is delighted to have been designated as a ‘Bee Friendly Park ‘, in association with the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme.
Park Cliffe is doing our bit to help by planting ‘bee friendly’ plants, which not only helps the environment, but makes the park look beautiful too. A list of suitable plants is available at www.bbka.org.uk/learn/gardening_for-bees so everyone with a garden, or even just a few planters, can do their bit to help
The decline of the Bumble Bees is of great concern, as it is well-known that bumblebees are great pollinators, and therefore have a key role in producing much of the food that we eat. Through the pollination of many commercial crops such as tomatoes, peas, apples and strawberries, insects are estimated to contribute over £400 million per annum to the UK economy and €14.2 billion per annum to the EU economy. If bumblebee and other insect pollinator declines continue, the extremely high cost of pollinating these plants by other means could significantly increase the cost of fruit and vegetables.
Bumblebees also help pollinate many wildflowers, allowing them to reproduce. Without this pollination many of these plants would not produce seeds, resulting in declines in wildflowers. As these plants are often the basis of complex food chains, it is easy to imagine how other wildlife such as other insects, birds and mammals would all suffer if bees disappeared.
Park Cliffe was invited to join the Cool Camping guide listing the best campsites and camping grounds in England, Scotland, Wales and France.
The England’s Northwest Tourism Awards recognise excellence within the tourism industry and reward both group and individual achievement over the past year.
2009 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. Promoting the best places to visit and stay in England, all the winners showcased the very highest standards of customer service and product.
Park Cliffe beat over 100 other holiday parks in the Lake District to take the Holiday Park of the Year accolade in the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards. Announced in July, it means that Park Cliffe will now go on to represent Cumbria in the national ‘Enjoy England Awards’ early next year. What makes the Cumbria Tourism award particularly satisfying to win was the emphasis put by judges on the quality of service provided by staff. When it was ‘mystery shopped’ as part of the judging process, the park’s team earned glowing commendations for friendliness, caring attitude, and desire to help guests.
Helping visitors to enjoy a truly colourful stay in Cumbria has won Park Cliffe three top prizes in the 2022 Cumbria in Bloom awards.
Our family-run business scooped gold accolades across three categories in this closely-fought annual contest.
Park Cliffe, said the judges, had created a colourful, creative and superbly designed floral setting which is bound to enhance the pleasure of holiday guests.
Cumbria in Bloom is a charitable organisation whose aim is the promotion, improvement and understanding of horticulture, floriculture and environmental issues for the benefit of the inhabitants of Cumbria. Roger our Groundsman, and the Park Cliffe team work hard to keep the park looking “blooming” lovely for both residents and visitors. The annual competition began in the late 1980s and the tourism industry is recognised with a special Cumbria Tourist Board category.
Park Cliffe won a Highly Commended Award in the Caravan Holiday Park category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012 Ceremony. A Highly Commended Award is a considerable achievement and recognises Excellence in Tourism in England. Park Cliffe was presented with the Highly Commended Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on the 22 May 2012 at Athena, an art deco gem located in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter. Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “It is a great achievement to win a Highly Commended Award in a year of record, high quality applications. The award places Park Cliffe in the top five businesses for excellence in their category in England.”
The ‘5 in 5’ Wildflower Habitat initiative has seen the David Bellamy award scheme assessors working with parks to highlight the importance of wild flowers and habitats and to look at ways to boost their value for wildlife. This is the second initiative in five habitat badges that can be won by a David Bellamy awarded park, introduced in 2017.
We are the proud winners of the coveted 2016 Cumbria Tourism Holiday Park of the Year Award! Presented at a glittering “Oscars” style awards ceremony, the award recognises the quality of the park and the enthusiasm and professionalism of the team there.
2017 Campsites.co.uk camping & glamping awards
Popular choice award – North West England Winner Park Cliffe
The David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature is an exciting new initiative that lets holiday parks show the world how dedicated they are to helping Britain’s wildlife.
All parks that make the pledge commit themselves to:
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