Thanks to the cash injection by owners, Northumbrian Leisure Limited, visitors to the Glororum Holiday Park now have much more to look forward to on their next visit. There is a new children’s play area along with more static caravan pitches all brought in at the cost of £300,000.
Berwick MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, visited Glororum ahead of English Tourism Week to see the work that has been done at the location and to also open the children’s play facilities. According to the MP, caravan holidays have become an increasingly important part of the domestic travel market and this is why the investors move is such an important one.
The pound has become weaker and this has made travelling to overseas destinations for holiday. This has led many people in the UK to choose staycations instead and the impact of this was £1.95 billion being spent on caravan holidays in 2015 and higher numbers being expected for 2016.
Mrs Trevelyan termed the investment by Northumbrian Leisure Limited as timely in light of the need for high-class holiday parks in the area to attract more visitors every year to ensure the county remains competitive at a national level. She also stressed the need to ensure the county doesn’t miss out on the opportunities created by the domestic holiday market since tourism was a major player in the economy and job market in Northumberland.
Northumbrian Leisure acquired Glororum in 2008 and since then has done a lot in terms of improving the facilities to make the spot more attractive to caravan tourists. The owners have put in more than £1.6 million towards this cause.
As the 2017 tourist season kicks off, visitors can now look forward to better play facilities and 15 luxury static caravan pitches in addition to what was there previously. The touring caravan will be able to access a luxury shower and toilet block that had been put up as part of a previous investment and the new pitches all have electrical connections plus grey waste disposal facilities.
According to the owner of Northumbrian Leisure, Nigel Thompson, the company is looking to benefit from the rising local tourism but is also keen to play a role that will bring both money and jobs to local economies. The company now owns three holiday park sites in Northumberland i.e. Glororum, Bamburgh, Golden Sands, Cresswell and Riverside, Warkworth.