Weir Holiday Park shortlisted for White Rose Award

Weir Holiday Park shortlisted for prestigious Yorkshire Tourism Award

Weir Holiday Park, situated on the outskirts of York at Stamford Bridge has been shortlisted by Welcome to Yorkshire in their prestigious White Rose Awards.

Weir Holiday Park entered the awards in the category of best Holiday Park, a highly contested category. Owned by the Hind family, they were keen to show that they had recovered from the flooding that hit the business over the Christmas and New Year period last winter.

Weir Holiday Park is on the banks of the River Derwent, and whilst it isn’t the first time that they have been flooded the effects are still dramatic. They had already gone some way to “flood-proofing” the business and have since undertaken further work to minimise the effects in the future.

“We are very much open for business” Said David Hind.

Weir Holiday Park is no stranger to winning awards, and alongside its Four Star rating from Visit England, it also holds a Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award for continuing commitment to conservation and the environment.

Weir Holiday Park has been operating since the 1930s when a small campsite was run from the same location. The Hind family took on the business in 1990 and have updated the facilities to maximise the potential of the site, space and location.

“We are really pleased to have been shortlisted” said Christine Hind “It is exciting to be recognised as one of the best in the county.”

The White Rose Awards are run by Welcome to Yorkshire to recognise and reward the best of the tourism industry in Yorkshire. The Holiday Parks category looks at: the quality of the visitor experience, the facilities, the surroundings and location, sustainability and environment, investment and growth, and how the park supports the wider picture of other attractions in the area.

The results of the White Rose Awards are announced in the Autumn by Welcome to Yorkshire.