Awards, Half Term and Roast on the Coast
Three centuries of loyal service were celebrated at West Dorset Leisure Holidays recently when eleven employees were presented with special achievement awards.
Together, the staff have contributed over 300 years of service in areas ranging from catering and hospitality to leisure services, customer support and wildlife conservation.
They were each presented with Exceptional Service Award certificates from the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, the park industry’s professional body.
Dogs stay for £1
During the month of February dogs stay for £1 per night with all touring bookings at Highlands End Holiday Park (max 2 per booking) Highlands End makes a perfect base for walking the South West Coast Path follwed by relaxing by the log fire in Martin’s Bar & Restaurant at the end of the day.
We have a limited number of pitches available for February Half Term,
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News for 2019
A big hello from the Bookings Office Team!
It’s been a busy year, so what’s been going on?
We introduced short breaks all year round and for our weekly bookings we added Friday, Saturday and Monday holiday start days.
Joining our Glamping accommodation at Golden Cap and Highland’s End were our new Premier Camping Pods which have proven to be immensely popular. We also have a 3-bed dog friendly caravan and two more Safari tents at Golden Cap for this season, and one of the tents will allow a dog.
Two one bedroomed lodges also arrived at Highlands End earlier last year with one being dog friendly.
Couples have loved this addition and don’t forget our lodges are available all year including Christmas.
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We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year
Now that the festivities are over and we all get back to our normal routines its easy to get the ‘January Blues’
Well we have the answer, replace your winter blues with Dorset Views!
We have a special 20% off our Lodges and Apartments for arrivals in January.
Lodges at Highlands End from £265
Apartments at Highlands End from £273
Lodges at Golden Cap from £385
(T&Cs – Discount is off the unit price only – dogs (max 2 per booking) cots and highchairs are chargeable extras. Highlands End Leisure Club is closed for the month of January. Martin’s Bar & Restaurant opens for lunch from the 21st January 2019.)
Reasons to visit Dorset this winter!
Peace and quiet
The main advantage of winter of course is to avoid the crowds and enjoy the space and solitude of these beautiful places at your own pace.
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A blog from Martin’s Bar & Restaurant
What a Summer!!
We are so pleased to have seen so many new faces, and our favourite regulars return to Martins Bar and Restaurant this summer. Busier than ever – and with some of the best sunshine any of us can remember – we’ve had a wonderful time welcoming guests from near and far.
Have we had some fun this summer or what!?! Our Silent Disco had even the most reluctant dancefloor attendee throwing some shapes (or at least tapping their toes!) and we’ve had the best feedback about the night – so watch this space for a further date! Magic Alex – well what can we say – you’d want her at any party wouldn’t you – with balloon animals, jokes, magic shows and just general good fun – and it wasn’t just the children that enjoyed the balloons – our very own Denise got her own models to take home!!
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A doggie day out!
James and James in Marketing spent the day working with our newest Marketing recruits our two four-legged friends named Harry and Daisy and here is our write up from their eyes!
Woof Woof says Harry! We would like to welcome you to one of the WDLH parks this Autumn. Although they are all dog friendly, Daisy and I spent the day today at Highlands End Holiday Park. We can’t believe how many new friends we met today (A quick woof to Milo and Millie) and we would love to meet more. Here is our special guide to a perfect doggy day at Highlands End!
Daisy and I started the morning off with a fabulous run in the parks dog exercising field, which looks over Eype Beach and all the way out to sea. We had great fun running around and playing fetch as the field is enclosed and we didn’t have to have our leads on like we do on the park.
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A blog from our Holiday Home Sales Team
Hello from the WDLH Sales Team!
We can’t believe it is already September and show season is upon is! I know we have had a wonderful summer but just where has this year gone?
So what’s been happening in sales I hear you ask? Well, we welcomed Dan Dunford to the team in July. Some of you may know Dan as he previously worked in the Accounts Team. Unfortunately as we gained one we lost another and Jess decided she wanted to sell on the other side of the world. She has landed safely in New Zealand and is having a wonderful time!
When we were asked to write our blog, I wondered what to write about as sales is in most people eyes, well sales! So our day to day job includes speaking with and marketing to potential Holiday Home Owners, as well as assisting and helping our existing 500+ Holiday Home Owner’s across the 5 Parks.
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A blog from Sandyholme Holiday Park
A big hello from Sandyholme Holiday Park, yes it’s our turn to blog and what a wonderful 2018 Season we are all having. We would like to welcome all our Guests/Owners new & returning back to Sandyholme. A lot has been happening at Sandyholme over the last 2 seasons and it has been nice hearing all of your comments and support about the ongoing progress of the park. So if you have not yet been back to Sandyholme this season I imagine you would like to know what has been happening.
We have been busy over the winter months with some new fencing around the children’s play area and landscaping and this will still be ongoing over the next few months with some more additions.
The shower cubicles & showers with new pumps were also upgraded over the closed season and have made a great difference to the facilities.
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A blog from our Operations Manager
This week’s blog comes from the WDLH Operations Manager, Paul George
A little bit of trivia to start with…..
A question I have been asked many times over many years is “when you have a power cut at a holiday park, why don’t you have a generator back up”. Well I now know the answer as in July we had a major upgrade of our power supply at Highlands End and we ran the park on a generator for a day. Here it is, next to a caravan which you can only just see in the background. Yes – its big and it came on a big lorry, so not something you can keep in storage just in case we have a power cut !
All went to plan and we have now nearly doubled the power supply into Highlands which should be sufficient for at least the next 15 years.
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A blog from Golden Cap Holiday Park
A warm summer welcome to all our customers and to everyone enjoying Golden Cap Holiday Park and the West Dorset Coast. Thank you for all your support throughout the year and for taking the time to read our blog, we couldn’t do it with out you. You are the people that make it all worthwhile.
What a year it has been so far, from a cold, snow covered and and very wet start to the year at Golden Cap Holiday Park during February and March to a sun-soaked April, May June and July. Now after a little blip in the weather during late July, August has started off with a beautiful weekend again and long may it continue.
Our summer camping field Big Berries is now well and truly open and the new toilet block that opened last season is proving to be a great success,
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A blog from Highlands End Reception Team
As we enter a very busy peak summer season, we are all hoping the hot sunny weather returns after this weekends stormy weather. We are fortunate this year to welcome our lovely touring wardens Tracey and Drew to our team, who are looking after our customers and ensuring that the touring field is tidy and working well.
In the park shop, we now have a bakery where delicious pastries such as croissants, cinnamon swirls, maple pecans etc and baguettes can be pre-ordered the day before for the following morning. We are also offer hot sausage rolls and hot savoury pastries.
The shop is also now selling various local products such as the delicious Purbeck Ice Cream. There are six mouth-watering flavours to choose from – Serious Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Mint Choc Baby Chip, Clotted Cream, Rum & Raisin and Honeycomb Hash!
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