David Bellamy Gold Award Winners

Hazelwood Holiday Park has been awarded the Gold Award

We are delighted to share with you that Professor Bellamy has awarded Hazelwood Holiday Park the GOLD accolade! Until recently we had the silver award but the steps we’ve made over the last few years have meant that we’ve now received the gold. We have received this conservation award for the sustained work we have done to protect and enhance the natural environment. Not only providing a wonderful natural habitat for wildlife but also in our working methods and environmental policies.

Parks that participate are all regularly assessed by the scheme’s team of local wildlife experts. The assessors look at the steps parks are taking to manage their land as a haven for wildlife, trying to reduce their use of energy, water and other resources, reduce, re-use and recycle the waste they produce and support their local communities.

Using the assessors’ reports David Bellamy decides which parks to award each year. There are three levels of excellence which may be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze. It’s one of the most historic green tourism awards in Great Britain. It all started when David Bellamy gave a talk to members of the camping, and holiday park industry in which he gave them a challenge to be part of an environmental solution. After visiting many parks he was amazed at the wide range of work that the most forward-thinking owners were doing. So impressed was he, that he set up a partnership between the Conservation Foundation (the environmental organisation that David co-founded to help businesses get involved in conservation) and the British Holiday & Home Parks Association to have an award scheme.

We are now also officially a “Honey Bee Friendly” park and will proudly  move forward with our bee friendly work

The BBKA Honey Bee Pledge

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme (DBCAS) and the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) are working together on a Honey Bee Friendly Park Project, aiming to get as many parks as possible trying to conserve our bees which are so important to our environment.

The project is open to all parks participating in the DBCAS. Once signed up members can display a ‘Honey Bee Pledge’ logo that shows their park is committed to bee conservation. If they do enough for Honey Bee conservation (and we are pleased to say we have), they get the right to call themselves a ‘Honey Bee Friendly Park’.

5 in 5 Award for Hedgerows

What’s more, because we have some wonderful, wildlife-friendly hedges on our park – as a result, we pleased to say that we have earned our first 5 in 5 badge which highlights the value of our hedges and the work we’re doing to enhance them for wildlife.

We pride ourselves in endeavouring to create a peaceful place, where you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a real ‘back-to-nature’ holiday experience, where you and your family will be able to use our facilities knowing that the park you’re visiting is committed to environmental excellence.

You can pat yourself on the back, safe in the knowledge that you’ve made a greener choice – and that you’ll have a holiday full of natural enjoyment.