£57,000 raised for the Jurassic Coast Trust
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for everyone at West Dorset Leisure Holidays. The 17th March saw the rest of the Touring, Camping and Glamping areas open at Highlands End, Golden Cap and Sandyholme and we have enjoyed a busy month with some excellent weather for the time of year. It’s great to be able to take Harry our Golden Retriever for an evening walk down the Park and see all of our guests enjoying warm evenings and beautiful sunsets.
The maintenance teams have been hard at work keeping the holiday parks up to the high standards they set and have also been working on gravel pitches and surrounds for our new Safari Tent and Stargazer Bell Tents at Golden Cap, Graston Copse and Sandyholme. These are available from the 7th April and we can’t wait to see the reaction and feedback we get from the first guests who try this new offering.
This morning we stopped off at the Jurassic Retreat Lodge development at Larkfield Holiday Park to see how Grant Brooks and his team are getting on with the concrete bases. We are very happy with the progress they are making and we are looking forward to taking delivery of the first Lodges in April and May – they will be a 2 bedroom Prestige Bowmoor and a 3 bedroom Prestige Forester Lodge. We have already taken a reservation on one of the vacant Pitches and we have just launched a new website, exclusively for this development – www.jurassicretreat.co.uk. Many thanks to our Dorset web agency, Key Digital for working with us over the last 2-3 months to design and complete this website.
It was great to meet with Sam Scriven, Sam Rose and Guy Kerr from the Jurassic Coast Trust a couple of weeks ago at the Cowshed Coffee Shop at Highlands End Holiday Park. Thanks to the generosity of our guests, making a small optional donation of £1 upon booking, we have helped raise over £57,000 for the Jurassic Coast Trust since 2008.
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This money helps the Jurassic Coast Trust to look after this spectacular coastline for future generations and we look forward to working with them more closely over the coming months on a number of projects, including a competition, Jurassic Coast talks and guided walks for our guests.
Finally we wanted to share this video with you of the spectacular coastline that the Jurassic Coast Team work so hard to protect. It was taken by James in our Marketing Team and shows an aerial guide of the 95 mile long Jurassic Coast from east to west, showcasing 185 million years of the earth’s history.