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Winter Developments at Sandy Glade

We've been busy over the Winter at our Sandy Glade Holiday Park in Somerset. We have demolished a block of the oldest chalets and replaced them with brand new caravans. The project involved the demolition and removal of 5 chalets, the prepartion and building of new concrete pads and finally siting the caravans. The caravans were supplied by Southern Counties Leisure who are based jsut 2 miles down the road from us. The model is the 2020 Salcombe which is manufactured especially for John Fowler Holidays by Willerby who have been the UK's leading manufacturer of caravans for over 70 years.

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Sandy Glade team up with Somerset Wildlife Trust

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between our Somerset holiday park and the Somerset Wildlife TrustSandy Glade Holiday Park has recently joined the Somerset Wildlife Trust corporate membership scheme which will help the trust with the necessary funds to continue their outstanding work across the county.

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Proud to be supporting Cornwall Heritage Trust

Here at John Fowler Holidays we are very proud to now be supporting The Cornwall Heritage Trust. Our Cornwall Holiday Parks have become the newest members of the ‘Heritage Friends’ scheme and are delighted to now be partnered up with The Cornwall Heritage Trust.

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Happy New Year From John Fowler Holidays

Happy New Year to all of our customers from all of us at John Fowler Holidays. It’s an exciting year for John Fowler Holiday Parks as we have welcomed a 12th UK holiday park to our group - Llanrhidian Holiday Park. Alongside spreading across the Welsh border we have been expanding and improving our existing holiday parks to make your UK family holidays better than ever!

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New John Fowler Holiday Park in Wales

We are delighted to announce that we are now the proud owners of Llanrhidian Holiday Park located on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.

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And the winners are ...

Throughout the season we have held heats at our Devon, Cornwall and Somerset holiday parks for our very own talent competition - The Fox Factor. We have not been short of talent and all of our winners secured a place at our Grand Finals weekend which took place from 8th - 11th November at our Cornwall caravan park, Trelawne Manor. 
 

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Tolroy Manor Win Gold Britain in Bloom

We are over the moon to announce that that one of our holiday parks UK have won a Gold Britain in Bloom award. Tolroy Manor Holiday Park have been awarded with a Level 5 - the equivalent to Gold - in the Hayle in Bloom award scheme. The Hayle in Bloom Group is part of the RHS Britain in Bloom, the largest horticultural campaign in the UK and a year-round competition by using gardening to transform their communities. 

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St Ives Park Manager is running 40 @ 40

Next March, our wonderful/crazy park manager at St Ives Holiday Village, Kevin Waite, will reach a significant age and to celebrate that numerical milestone he will be running 40 miles on his 40th Birthday, raising as much money as possible for Cornwall Hospice Care. 

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Four Holiday Parks Win Gold David Bellamy Conservation Awards

It is our pleasure to announce that Tolroy Manor Holiday Park, St Ives Holiday Village, Widemouth Bay Caravan Park and Killigarth Manor Holiday Park in Cornwall have all been awarded the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award. 

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Tolroy Manor Wins Commended Status

We are delighted to announce that our Cornwall holiday park, Tolroy Manor, has bee n awarded Commended Status from the Cornwall Tourism Awards in the Wildlife Friendly Business category. 

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We have been nominated for a British Travel Award!

We are over the moon to announce that we have been nominated for the Best UK Holiday Parks & Lodges Company in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards (BTAs). 

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We are supporting the North Devon Biosphere Foundation!

Here at John Fowler Holidays we are over the moon to be supporting the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Foundation. North Devon is loved by residents and visitors for its wonderful landscapes and nature and is recognised by UNESCO as the UK's first modern Biosphere Reserve. As a business based in North Devon with two family holiday parks in Combe Martin, it is extremely important to join forces with the community and safeguard North Devon's precious environment. 

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7 Holiday Parks Win Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

We are over the moon to announce that 7 of our beachside holiday parks in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset have been awarded with the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence!

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Devon & Cornwall beaches awarded Blue Flag Status for 2019

England's cleanest beaches for 2019 have been revealed and we are very excited to hear that 6 beaches on the doorstep of our beachside holiday parks have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status by Keep Britain Tidy. 

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Tolroy Manor Join Final Straw Cornwall

We are delighted to announce that Tolroy Manor Holiday Park have joined the Final Straw Cornwall scheme.

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St Ives Holiday Village Wins Silver Green Tourism Award!

We are delighted to announce that St Ives Holiday Village has been awarded a Silver Green Tourism Award!

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Proud Supporters of the South West Coast Path

We are delighted to announce our new membership with the South West Coast Path! 9 of our UK holiday parks are situated directly on the Coast Path and every year we attract so many people to our caravan parks who want to visit the Coast Path, so working together seemed a perfect match! 

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St Ives School Fundraising Event

On Thursday 28th March St Ives Holiday Village proudly hosted a 'Live Lounge' evening to fundraise for St Ives School's music department. The pupils from year 7 to 11 showcased many talents on stage at our Cornwall holiday park, including solo vocalists, bands and pop choir performances. 

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John Fowler Holidays are Zero Heroes!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that as of today John Fowler Holidays waste management is completely Zero to Landfill. 

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Woodland Play Park Complete

St Ives Holiday Village are pleased to unveil their new Woodland Play Park. Set within a clearing in the woods, the park features a zip wire, basket swing, cargo nets, balance beams, climbing equipment and springers. The equipment has been designed to appeal to all ages of children from toddlers upwards. All of the equipment is manufactured from wood and blends in perfectly with the surrounding trees.

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We are proud to be supporting the Marine Conservation Society

Here at John Fowler Holidays we are proud to be supporting the Marine Conservation Society.  Exploring the extraordinary coasts of the South West is one of the main things that attract people to our holiday parks. The stunning beaches are a huge highlight of many UK holidays with us which is why it is so important for us to help protect the beaches and marine wildlife around our caravan parks.

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2019 Brochure Launch

Happy New Year to all of our customers! This week we have launched our 2019 holiday park brochure showcasing all of our lodge and caravan parks across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

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John Fowler Holidays spread festive cheer to Children's Hospice South West

Family values are at the heart of our UK holiday parks and here at John Fowler Holidays we feel it is important to give something back to the community, especially at Christmas time. With that in mind, we decided to gather our Christmas elves and delivery some festive cheer to the Children's Hospice South West.

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Bude Wins Best UK Coastal Town at British Travel Awards

Home to our Widemouth Bay Caravan Park, we are thrilled to hear that the seaside town of Bude has triumphed once again at The British Travel Awards by winning Gold in the 'Best UK Coastal Town'. 

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South Bay Holiday Park Win Devon Award

Leading business from across Devon were celebrating on 22 November as 80 Dartington Crystal trophies were presented in the 2018 Devon Tourism Awards at a prestigious awards dinner in the Palazzo at Highbullen Hotel, Golf and Country Club.

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Sandy Glade Wins Gold at Tourism Awards

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our Somerset holiday park Sandy Glade has been awarded the Gold in the Holiday Park of the Year category at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. 

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Fox Factor 2018

Throughout the 2018 season on your caravan holidays we have been holding heats for our very own talent competition the Fox Factor at our Cornwall, Devon & Somerset holiday parks

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St Ives Holiday Village Tourism Award Winners

Last week St Ives Holiday Village were honoured to be a part of the largest ever celebration of Tourism Excellence at Truro Cathedral, along with the best tourism businesses from across Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. 

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Three John Fowler Holiday Parks Make The Tourism Award Finals

We are absolutely delighted to announce that three of our holiday parks have been selected as finalists at the Tourism Awards. All three of the holiday sites are in the running for a bronze, silver or gold award within the Holiday Park and Village of the Year category. 

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Tolroy Manor Wins Silver Green Tourism Award

We are thrilled to announce that Tolroy Manor Holiday Park has been awarded with a Green Tourism Silver Award.

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Looe Saves The Day

It was with great sadness to hear of the news that Looe Music Festival had been cancelled. Organisers announced the news just two weeks before it was supposed to happen after going into administration. 

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Play Equipment Donated to St Erth Community Primary School

Children and teachers returned to St Erth Community Primary School after the Easter holidays to find that their school had been vandalised. The vandals stole outdoor play equipment, cctv cameras and damaged the storage unit they were stored in. St Erth School pride themselves as a community to look after the environment and each other so the incident was a shock to everyone.

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Final Phase of St Ives Renovation Now Complete

St Ives Holiday Village has undergone a huge multi-million pound development programme over the past few years and Phase 5 was completed the 2nd of March 2018.

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2018 Brochure Launch

Happy New Year to all of our customers! This week has seen the launch of our official 2018 holiday brochure and this year we are celebrating our Blue Sapphire Anniversary, commemorating 65 years in business.

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We Are Going Plastic Free!

We are pleased to announce that two of our Cornwall holiday parks Tolroy Manor and St Ives Holiday Village are getting environmentally friendly by ditching plastic straws!

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History of Trelawne Manor

Trelawne Manor Holiday Park in Looe dates back in history to the 1500s and is now enjoyed throughout the year by holidaymakers. Visitors can explore the historic surroundings at Trelawne Manor including the stunning manor house and the prehistoric chapel. The holiday park is a family destination which is run and managed by a family business.

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Highly Commended Status for Sandy Glade Holiday Park

We are delighted to announce that our Somerset holiday park has been declared Highly Commended by the Bristol Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. Sandy Glade Holiday Park was entered in the Holiday Park of the Year category.

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The Fox Factor 2017

Over the course of the year we have held heats for our very own talent competition, The Fox Factor, at our Cornwall, Devon & Somerset holiday parks, and this year we certainly have not been short of talent! All of the winners throughout the season secured a place at the Winners Week Grand Finals held at Trelawne Manor Holiday Park on Saturday 4th November.

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10 Parks Win David Bellamy Conservation Awards

We are delighted to announce that 10 of our holiday parks have earned a David Bellamy Conservation Award for all of the work they have done to protect the environment. The holiday parks are regularly assessed and judged on the steps they are taking to manage their land as a haven for wildlife, reduce their use of energy and water, reduce, reuse and recycle waste and support their local community.

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Four Parks Awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that FOUR of our holiday parks have been awarded a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! 

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North Devon Monopoly

Have you ever dreamt of owning Lundy Island or The Big Sheep or even John Fowler Holidays? Well now is your chance, as a limited edition North Devon Monopoly game has been launched by the North Devon Hospice and is now on sale across the area!

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2017 Brochure Launch

The 2017 Caravan Brochure contains huge savings and a range of value to platinum accommodation.

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On The 12th Day Of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays gave to you... 12% off at our Cornwall, Somerset & Devon holiday parks!! 

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On The 11th Day Of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays gives to you... a FREE Foxy gift when you book one of our Devon, Cornwall or Somerset holiday parks! You must book with a child TODAY to get your free Foxy gift! 

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On The 10th Day Of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays gives you ... Christmas gift vouchers! Stuck for an idea of what to buy your friend or loved one for Christmas? Why not treat them to a holiday voucher to put towards a holiday at one of our 11 holiday parks in Devon, Somerset & Cornwall ! Chose from a selection of gift vouchers which range from £50-£250, perfect for Christmas! 

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On The 9th Of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays brings you ... beer and belly laughs at our 2nd Oktoberfest Weekend at our Cornwall holiday park in St Ives

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On The 8th Day Of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays brings you ... 80s Weekends! Join us for two fantastic weekends of music at our Somerset and Cornwall Holiday Parks

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On The 7th Day Of Christmas...

Merry Motown Christmas! Give your loved one a fantastic weekend away at our Motown & Soul Themed Weekend at our Cornwall holiday park! 

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On The 6th Day of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays takes you back to the 60s... with two groovy 60s weekends at our Cornwall & Devon holiday parks. 

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On The 5th Day Of Christmas ...

John Fowler Holidays brings to you, our first ever Ska Weekend at one of our Cornwall holiday parks! Quote SKA15 and get 15% off!                                             

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On The 4th Day Of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays gave to you... Murder Mystery!! We are hosting 3 Murder Mystery Weekends in 2017 across our Cornwall & Devon holiday parks

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On The 3rd Day Of Christmas...

Get groovy this Christmas and surprise someone with a trip to our 70s themed weekendMarch 17th - 20th at our Somerset holiday park, Sandy Glade. 

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On The 2nd Day Of Christmas...

John Fowler Holidays gave to you.... a Rock & Roll Weekend! From March 10th- 13th 2017 at our Devon holiday park South Bay, we have a handful of authentic acts and tribute bands will have you rocking around the Christmas Tree this Christmas. This would be the perfect gift for your loved ones and only from £109 for the whole weekend (including accommodation)! We are offering you the chance to win the full cost of your Rock & Roll weekend holiday back if you book before the 12th December, we will chose someone at random and announce the winner by the end of December! 

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On the 1st day of Christmas...

Stuck for ideas for Christmas? Why not treat yourself or your loved one to a themed weekend break away for 2017? We have a line up of 13 themed weekends for next year. Today the spotlight is on....... 

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Burnham in Bloom Award for Sandy Glade

We are very pleased to announce that our Somerset holiday park, Sandy Glade has been awarded second place in the Burnham in Bloom Competition in the Holiday Village category. 

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Special Distinction Award for Widemouth Bay

We are delighted to announce that our Cornwall Holiday Park, Widemouth Bay has been awarded a Special Distinction Award in the 2016 David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme (DBCAS). This award is made in addition to the Gold Standard and Honey Bee Friendly award we have achieved this year.

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Winners Weekend 2016

Over the course of the season we've held heats at our DevonSomerset and Cornwall holiday parks for The Fox Factor, our very own talent competition. This year the talent has been unbelievable and the best of the contestants secured a place at the Winners Week Grand Final that was held at Trelawne Manor Holiday Park Saturday 5th November.

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End of Season 2016

Our 2016 season has come to an end at our Devon, Cornwall and Somerset holiday parks and what a season it has been! Thank you to all of our loyal customers for joining us at our parks in 2016 and a big thank you to all of our staff across the parks for all of your hard work this year.

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80s weekend with Limahl at Trelawne Manor

For the second year in a row our 80s weekend at our Cornwall holiday park - Trelawne Manor was bigger and better than ever! 

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Trelawne & Killigarth Manor earn 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Two Holiday Parks in Cornwall, Trelawne Manor and Killigarth Manor today announced that they have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

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North Devon Journal Food, Drink and Tourism Awards

This year's Food, Drink and Tourism Awards took place on Wednesday and one of our North Devon holiday parks was shortlisted for an award, the awards ceremony was attended by around 190 people at the Barnstaple Hotel who celebrated the best of North Devon. 

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Themed weekends at John Fowler Holiday Parks 2017!

Fancy a trip down memory lane? Or want to show your kids how to groove? Come along to one of our Somerset, Devon or Cornwall holiday parks for some fabulous themed weekends with original big name acts, suitable for the whole family to enjoy. 

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Live radio broadcast at John Fowler Holidays!

On Saturday 27th August from 8am until midday, Pirate FM's Mark Chapple and his crew will be broadcasting live from John Fowler's Cornwall Holiday ParkTrelawne Manor. There will be lots to do for all of the family, with a free BBQ, lots of fun and games, bouncy castle, bungee run, an animal talk and a multi-sports session run by Plymouth Argyle. 

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Ilfracombe named most affordable place to stay!

It's not hard to see why visitors come back to experience Devon holidays year after year and now Ilfracombe has been named as the most affordable place to stay in the South West. An International booking site has named Ilfracombe as the most affordable place to stay with a little luxury and not too much of a walk to the beach.

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Save an incredible £200 on Summer Holidays in Devon!

Visitors come back to experience our Devon holidays year after year, the stunning coast and mild climate make for a very special holiday. We are offering an incredible £200 off our Devon holiday parks valid for 7 night stays between 22nd July and 3rd September inclusive. 

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New fleets of caravans are coming for 2017!

Here at John Fowler Holidays we have a range of caravan parks which offer something for everyone and 2017 will bring even more variety as we introduce a new fleet of caravans to our collection! We are continuing to invest millions of pounds in our accommodation to bring our guests the very best in caravan holidays.

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Trixie, Paxo and Stripeys Complete Plymouth’s 5K Race For Life!

You'd have needed to throw more than a few drops of rain at Trixie, Paxo and our Stripeys, as a team from John Fowler Holidays completed the Race For Life yesterday.

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Amazing Time-Lapse of Sandaway Beach Chalet Refurbishment

As you've seen from recent news articles and social media posts, we've been super busy over winter and spring refurbishing two of our holiday park entertainment venues.

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5 Reasons To Visit Our North Devon Holiday Parks This Easter

Finally Easter is within touching distance, after what feels like an extended winter with all the bad weather we endured.

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Ribbon Cut At Widemouth Bay’s New Drifters Club

Here at John Fowler Holidays we're committed to an ongoing refurbishment programme at all of our holiday parks in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. These include indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities as well as our portfolio of accommodation.

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On The 12th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays offers you the perfect gift!

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On The 10th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays brings you Murder At The Manor!

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On The 9th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays gives you a 80s Weekend at one of our most popular Cornwall caravan parks!

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On The 8th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays gives you Oktoberfest!

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On The 7th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays gives you a 60s Weekend!

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On The 6th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays gives you a Motown & Soul Weekend!

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On The 5th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays gives you a Dance Weekend!

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On The 4th Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays gave you a 70s Disco Weekend, to boogie the nights away on your holidays in Devon!

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On The 3rd Day Of Christmas...

...John Fowler Holidays gave you a 90s weekend!

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On The 2nd Day Of Christmas...

...we have a gift idea for you.

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On The 1st Day Of Christmas...

Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Why not experience something a little different on your Devon holidays next year, and treat yourself or a loved one to a themed weekend break with John Fowler Holidays?

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Entertainment and prizes officially announced for Winners Week 2015!

With a little over 6 weeks until our annual Winners Week extravaganza, we're very excited to be able to announce our impressive list of category prizes, plus the jam-packed program of entertainment that makes the week a highlight in the John Fowler Holidays seasonal calendar!

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3 John Fowler Holiday Parks Awarded TripAdvisor 2015 Certificates of Excellence

As we look forward to the summer season in our 62nd year of business, John Fowler Holidays firmly cements itself as one of the country's largest self catering holiday accommodation providers, with holiday parks across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

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John Fowler Holidays confirm the bookings of 2 of the USA’s hottest blues rock artists

In what is set to round off a bumper summer for us here at John Fowler Holidays, we're over the moon to announce the bookings of two of the USA's hottest blues rock bands to perform for you guys on your cheap UK breaks.

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Brand new Dunes entertainment venue officially opened at Sandy Glade Holiday Park

Here at John Fowler Holidays we're super excited to announce news that our brand new Dunes entertainment clubhouse at Sandy Glade Holiday Park is officially open!

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You can now follow John Fowler Holidays on Instagram!

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On the fourth day of Christmas John Fowler gave to me...

NEWLY REFURBISHED GOLD APARTMENTS AT ILFRACOMBE HOLIDAY PARK!

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On the third day of Christmas John Fowler gave to me...

NEXT GEN GAMES DENS!

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On the second day of Christmas John Fowler gave to me...

BRAND NEW PLATINUMS AT ALL OF OUR CARAVAN PARKS!

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On the first day of Christmas John Fowler gave to me...

AQUA GLIDERS AT ALL OF OUR UK HOLIDAY PARKS!

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Set times released for Ilfracombe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

 

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St Ives Holiday Village pays surprise visit to families at Little Harbour Hospice

 

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Ilfracombe Holiday Park to host first ever Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival!

 

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Freddy’s Birthday Celebrations!

Freddy Fox's Birthday | John Fowler Holidays

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World Cup fever hits John Fowler Holidays

Hey guys, it's Freddy! 

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The Rock and Roll Weekend is coming to Tolroy Manor 20th-22nd June

Hello everyone, Kenny here.

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Join us for our Fun Day at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park

Hey guys, it's Freddy here!

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Business as Usual in Somerset

Here at John Fowler Holiday Parks we understand the concern from many of our customers with the recent reports of flooding and treacherous conditions that have hit Somerset. Thankfully, we are able to bring you some positive news regarding the widespread reports that can put your mind at ease if you've booked a holiday at holiday parks in Somerset.

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10,000th Facebook “Like” Giveaway!

Last week brought the exciting launch of our brand new John Fowler Holidays website and an abundance of magical offers for the perfect family holiday. Not only are we offering you up to 50% off when you book before 28th February, but we're offering our 10,000th Facebook page “like” a FREE short break in 2014! Head over to Facebook today to “like” and share with your friends for a chance to join our recent grand finals and feedback survey winners. 

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And the Winners are...

There's always a good time to be had when you stay at the holiday parks Cornwall, Devon and Somerset have to offer with John Fowler. We think that we may have had some of the best entrants this year that we've ever had! So everyone at John Fowlers holidays parks would like to take this opportunity to send our congratulations to all of our winners who competed in our Grand Finals over the weekend. There was a great range of talent on show. I am very pleased to announce our winners...

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Book Early and grab a bargain with John Fowler Holidays

While you may be looking forward to the festive period and a vacation over Christmas and the New Year, here at John Fowler Holiday Parks, we continue to think of providing great offers on our caravan park holidays that will suit the whole family all year round.

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New Look Website for John Fowler Holiday Parks

John Fowler Holiday Parks have consistently been providing its customers with fun family holidays with our holiday park deals across our 14 parks for over 60 years now.

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Award Winning Holidays

Cornwall Tourism Award 2018 Bronze
Devon Tourism Award 2018 Bronze
Somerset Tourism Award 2018 Gold
Cornwall Tourism Award 2019 Highly Commended