Staff and the family owners at a Mid Wales holiday park are celebrating the opening of a massive £7 million makeover of the park’s facilities.
Aber Bay Holiday Park near Aberystwyth now boasts one of Wales’s most environmentally-friendly entertainment and leisure complexes, and holiday home owners on the park are said to be delighted.
The project by owners Allens Caravans was undertaken in tandem with an extension of the park which has seen the addition of 55 new holiday homes, available to own from around £70,000.
Allens Caravans joint-MD Joe Folkes said that work started on the development at the end of the summer season in 2021, and was fully operational by May 2023.
“We’ve been delighted with the result – and now we have a guest facility on the park which is as spectacular as the surroundings scenery,” he said.
Aber Bay Holiday Park is just a short stroll from the beach at Clarach Bay, and is especially popular with young families and others who enjoy the many nearby walking opportunities.
It is one of twelve top-end parks operated by Allens Caravans which was founded over 80 years ago by Bill Allen, and is today still run by his grandchildren and other family members
The new development at Aber Bay is the biggest single investment ever made by the company, and is intended to meet the ever-rising quality expectations of guests.
Its striking new clubhouse has a rooftop terrace providing dramatic and far-reaching views of the coast, and of the surrounding countryside with its mountain backdrop.
The clubhouse also includes a bar, restaurant, lounge areas and professional lighting and sound systems for the staging of live family entertainment
A new heated indoor swimming pool can be enjoyed throughout the 10.5 months when the park is open, and other facilities include a games room and outdoor children’s play areas.
Allens Caravans’ longstanding commitment to sustainability is evident in the many features of the new centre designed to conserve energy and reduce the park’s carbon footprint.
They include a highly efficient water-source heat pump which draws from an adjoining river and will provide all the green energy needed to heat and cool the building.
Interest in holiday home ownership has been rising rapidly this year, says Joe Folkes:
“Over the past few years, many more people have come to appreciate the benefits of a UK holiday – and have found it a much more relaxing experience than going abroad.
“A holiday home in this country allows families and couples to enjoy short breaks and longer stays right throughout the four seasons without having to book ahead.
“Our holiday homes all come complete with the latest refinements, including full heating and insulation which means everyone will stay snug regardless of what the British weather has in store,” added Joe.
No-obligation visits to the park are now available to view Aber Bay’s holiday homes and the facilities provided on park. See www.allenscaravans.co.uk/