Well here we go! It's the start of the new season. Caravans are clean and fresh ready for holidaymakers to feel comfortable and relaxed in. (No. 43 looking inviting in the lovely sunshine today).
Shower and toilet blocks, pot room and laundry room are freshly painted with new key pad locks for easier and safer access, the keys have gone which means the whole family can be more independent when using the facilities. This also means campers and tourers can park up with their belongings before checking in at reception. After a long journey we do feel that all you want to do is arrive, unpack and have easy access to the facilities so this new system will help our touring visitors settle in more swiftly and feel ready to get started on their holiday.
The wet weather over the winter has hindered the regrowth of the grass seed and the rabbits have had fun digging up the soft ground during the winter. Work on the touring pitches and park surroundings is ongoing especially as we are seeing some brighter sunny days now.
Grisellenia bushes have been planted around the Park to replace weather damaged fencing and to give a more natural environment for our wildlife. Behind the reception area, Griselenia and Budleia have been planted in preparation for the Bee Friendly project planned throughout the summer.
New bird feeders and foods have been bought to put on the small island near reception, a variety of birds have already been revisiting the Managers lodge garden, we will ensure the web cam is reconnected in the bird nest to the TV in reception so we can all view the activity of the birds over spring and summer.
Reception area has been expanded to include a small sofa and tourist information. We feel this will make the area more interactive and sociable. Up to date information and leaflets have been ordered. The area will also house the popular Newspaper stand, postcards, books to borrow and DVDs to hire.
The shop area has been reduced in size with more of a focus on locally produced food and gifts. We have pasties, sausage rolls and other freshly made food coming from Proper Cornish. We will continue to use Trewidden Dairy for milk, eggs and dairy products and have plans to discuss fresh fruit and vegetables with a local farm.
The games room has lovely new double glazed doors with a ramp to the entrance to make the room more accessible. It will also house a sofa and chair with traditional board games, books and craft activities for all of the family to enjoy (and of course the staff!). There will be tables and chairs where guests and owners can read their newspapers and catch up with each other.
We are looking forward to seeing many of our owners over the next couple of weeks and to our Cream Tea on March 13th. We will be supporting Children's Hospice South West who will kindly be sending along 2 of their volunteers to help at the Cream Tea.