Kelling Heath Holiday Park is best caravan park in the country

Cycling by the ponds at Kelling Heath

Cycling by the ponds at Kelling Heath - Credit: Archant

A north Norfolk holiday site is celebrating being named the best caravan park in the country.

Mark Durrant operations manager at Kelling Heath flanked by Nicola Badley, environment officer, and

Mark Durrant operations manager at Kelling Heath flanked by Nicola Badley, environment officer, and Ashley Bunn, sales, letting and retail manager, with their double successes at the VisitEngland awards ceremony. - Credit: Archant

Kelling Heath Holiday Park at Weybourne won the accolade at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

And the eco-friendly park also added a bronze to its gold after picking up an award for its sustainable tourism.

Operations manager Mark Durrant said: 'We are absolutely delighted to have won such a prestigious national award, which represents the highest accolade the industry has to offer.

'We are very proud to be recognised amongst the very best of English Tourism and are dedicated to providing a first class experience for our guests.'

The awards were announced at the VisitEngland ceremony staged in Manchester.

They recognised the facilities, and range of events and activities for guests, as well its customer service, friendly staff. The green success comes after the park was highly-commended in the same category.

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Kelling Heath is set in 250 acres of woods and rare open heathland.

The park, which recently benefited from a six-figure investment in new luxury caravan holiday homes, fought off tough competition from businesses as far afield as Cumbria, Devon and Cornwall to win the top award.

The park said its success in measuring, monitoring and limiting its environmental impact was shown through it managing to maintain its level of CO2 emissions over the last two years despite increasing visitor numbers.

It runs a programme of family-friendly eco-events such as bat walks and scavenger hunts, designed to educate visitors about the environment and the wildlife that live there.

Mr Durrant added: 'Conserving the natural environment is a vital part of the ethos of our business and the team at Kelling Heath is dedicated to maintaining a sustainable environment for our visitors and the local wildlife, both now and for the future.'

It has previously won a string of conservation and sustainable tourism awards including gold in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards.

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, which have been running for 23 years, play a major role in showcasing the range of high quality experiences on offer for visitors to England. They also provide a benchmark for the most successful tourism businesses to aspire to.

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