We spoke to Carolyn Britton, Owner, Seafield Caravan Park, about success at last year’s Visit England Excellence Awards and what she loves about the North East.
What does it mean to Seafield Caravan Park to be shortlisted for, and win, awards such as the North East England Tourism Awards and Visit England Awards for Excellence?
We have won the award several times now and it means as much the last time as it did the first time we won, it is such a huge honour to win the award as showcases the hard work carried out every day at the park from all involved.
What impact has winning at the Visit England Awards for Excellence had?
Winning Silver was a fabulous achievement not just for us here at Seafield but also for Northumberland as a county, so much is seen for Yorkshire and Cornwall etc so it really does help promote the area we live in but also what we can offer tourists as a whole.
What makes Seafield Caravan Park stand out from the crowd?
Operating a caravan park takes a lot of hard work from all our team, from the owners to the part time seasonal employees. We all work as part of a team, we are now in our 4th generation of family and even have our 5th starting to help out with the laundry, at the age of 12! So many customers comment on the grass being like a cricket lawn, pride and attention to detail is given by all involved in the day to day running, we want customers to enjoy their hard earned breaks and holidays at Seafield and ensure that our holiday homes really are home from home, and making sure we go that extra mile from the moment they arrive until the moment they leave.
What is your favourite part of the North East and why?
My favourite part has to be the coast here at Seahouses, Bamburgh & Beadnell, especially given the Summer we have recently experienced. The secenery is breathtaking from Bamburgh Castle to the pod of dolphins visitors have had the joy of seeing on their Farne Islands boat trips.
Are there any hidden gems in the North East that you would encourage people to visit?
We try and get our visitors to visit as many of Northumberland beaches as possible from Sugar Sands beach near Longhoughton to Ross Sands near Bamburgh.