The latest easing of lockdown restrictions has given Shrewsbury tourism a major boost, a view held by Shrewsbury Business Chamber member Salop Leisure. The caravan and holiday home dealership which also owns Love2Stay touring and glamping resort is a huge contributor to tourism in Shrewsbury, the Heart of England and Mid Wales, as a supplier of holiday homes to over 200 parks. Love2Stay can welcome up to 800 guests to the park at any time, with visitors spending an estimated £2.4m a year within the local community.
When the leisure and hospitality industry was given the green light to open on the 12th April, there was a huge number of bookings from guests keen to enjoy a much needed holiday on the 5 star park. To meet the added demand for UK staycations, the park added 11 luxury woodland lodges to the existing offering of 122 touring pitches and 11 glamping safari lodges. Each lodge features a hot tub, a fire pit and access to a sauna.
Other facilities on the park include a fully equipped gym, natural swimming pool, a large playground and an outdoor enrichment programme all of which can be enjoyed by tourists and the local community.
“We have been mindful when developing the resort that we needed to create an offering which appeals to a younger audience,” explained Mark Bebb, Managing director of Salop Leisure. “Love2Stay is designed to offer the very best luxury break experience with our holiday lodge accommodation matching a five-star hotel. Whether it’s a romantic holiday or a family getaway, relaxing in a hot tub is the perfect way to end a busy day of exploring.”
Maintaining their focus on supporting leisure and tourism, Salop Caravan Sites recently invested in a local fishery based near Hanwood which is a popular location for still water fishing in the area. This 30 acre site features 6 pools that are stocked with carp, bream, tench and roach. Marketing Manager Ed Glover explained, “The aim is to create one of Shropshire’s best fisheries as well as providing high quality accommodation with a back to basic feel. Attracting anglers and guests from across the UK will increase tourism in the town centre as our guests look for something to do.“
Located on the site are touring pitches and 3 Holiday Homes which are available to hire for short stays. With local bus links into Shrewsbury, this provides more opportunities to attract tourists to the town centre.
Spring Lea is currently being redeveloped with improved fishing pegs, a new car park and a brand new website all being worked on. For more information about the park visit: https://springleapark.co.uk/