We are committed to saving energy, steps we have taken are:
- We operate on a green energy tariff
- We utilise low energy light bulbs
- We use sensor operated lighting wherever possible
- When replacing appliances, we opt for A rated appliances
- Our caravans are fitted with thermostatic heating controls
- All of our new accommodation comes with domestic style insulation and double glazing
We encourage our guests to follow our energy saving tips of turning off lights when they leave their accommodation and turning down heating.
We want to promote sustainable tourism for the benefit of the future generation of holidaymakers. As a responsible holiday park we are committed to:
- Informing our guests on single use plastics. We no longer use plastic takeaway packaging in Chef's Corner or plastic straws in the bar and we provide information to our guests about this via accommodation folders, poster sites and big screen broadcasts.
- We have a green charter made available to all guests giving advice on how they can 'Go Green on Holiday'.
- We have a company wide environmental policy which is on our website. All new employees are made aware of this.
- We encourage our suppliers to minimise packaging. All of the brochures sent out from head office are sent in paper envelopes.
- We utilise water loggers to identify leaks and conserves resources.
- Our toilets have duel flush to save water.
- The swimming pool is heated with a kerozone burner and lit by high pressure solarium lamps.
- We have converted all cleaning products to a complete dosage delivery system to reduce waste and over use.
- The air conditioning system in the main venue can produce warm air if needed which reduces heating costs.
- We have a dedicated Green Champion on park to promote ecologically friendly practices.
Recycling & Waste
We aim to minimise the amount of waste we send to landfill. We have taken the following steps:
- We operate a Zero to Landfill policy. This means that the majority of the waste we collect can be recycled. Waste that can’t be recycled is processed for Energy from Waste, ensuring that nothing is sent to landfill.
- We have dedicated bottle banks throughout the site. Glass recycling uses less energy than making new glass products, which in turn reduces the strain on raw materials and resources
- All of our used cooking oil is collected to make greener fuel.
- Unused toilets rolls are donated to staff.
We aim to minimise our carbon footprint. We offer incentives to guests travelling by public transport to provide free cot and highchair hire. We offset the paper used in marketing literature with a tree planting scheme.
Wildlife & Gardening
- We have bird boxes, bug hotels and bird feeders throughout the site
- We plant honey bee friendly plants which are sourced locally
- We encourage our guests to spot and record wildlife and send their findings to SERC
- We are a business supporter of the Somerset Wildlife Trust
- We are members of the Marine Conservation Society and South West Coastal Path Association
- We hold daily 'Bingo Beats' games in aid of Cancer Research whereby 50% of funds are donated to charity
- We are proud to host Macmillan Cancer Mornings on site
- Every year we donate free holidays to local charitable causes for auction
- We have reduced the number of printed marketing leaflets by combining them with our park maps so all information is in a single printed format
- Our park maps are printed on recycled paper using ecologically friendly inks
- Local information is supplied in a wipeable format in the accommodation unit to reduce paper usage
- We have employed a print-stop-think policy across the company
- All booking confirmations are sent electronically where possible