Being Green equals Gold for Weir Holiday Park, Stamford Bridge.


York-based holiday park wins national award for protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

Professor David Bellamy has once again named Weir Holiday Park at Stamford Bridge, near York, one of the UK’s greenest places to take a break and awarded it a special accolade for protecting and enhancing the natural world.


Weir Holiday Park is set on a natural island in the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge near York and this is the second consecutive year that the Park has won a Gold Award.


Weir Holiday Park is owned and run by the Hind family. The Park being located in the River Derwent has only enhanced their desire to run their business in a “green” way. Weir Holiday Park was judged on ecological management (what is done to help wildlife); sustainability (conservation of resources and reduction of waste); and good neighbourliness (support for the local community and economy).


The family’s efforts has secured their Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award, described by Professor Bellamy as the ‘Green Olympics’ for holiday parks, for another year.


David Hind commented: “We are delighted that our park has been recognised once again and that we have retained our gold award. The environment is something that we are passionate about and we feel that we are able to enhance the holiday park by working with the natural world. We are pleased that our efforts can be recognised nationally and appreciated by those holiday-makers who choose to spend their time at Weir Holiday Park”.


David Bellamy said he was “absolutely amazed” when he discovered just how much was being done by holiday parks to protect and enhance the environment.


“Many parks like this have created wildlife wonderlands, and I think it’s time they were given deserved recognition for their big commitment,” said Professor Bellamy.


The park is a member of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, the park industry’s official body, which is assisting Professor Bellamy with the conservation awards project.