Enjoying an island setting in the centre of the River Derwent, York’s Weir Holiday Park is currently celebrating, after receiving a hat-trick of awards. The park’s accolades trumpet its high quality standards and successful efforts to protect the natural world.

Underlining the business’s green credentials is the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Award 2016, presented to the park by the world-famous television botanist.

Professor Bellamy congratulated David and Christine Hind, owners of the park for over 25 years, on achieving the award at its highest gold level.

Weir’s next honour came in the form of a top gold award from Yorkshire in Bloom after it beat stiff competition to take first place in the holiday park category of the contest.

Following this award, the park learned that Visit England inspectors this year had once again awarded it a four-star grading.

The accolades have a special significance for David and Christine as their park has now recovered after being flooded during last winter’s storms.

Fears that Weir’s abundant wildlife would have been affected by the deluge have proved groundless, said Christine, and the flora and fauna is now back to full strength.

The park’s gold David Bellamy award, achieved for the third year in succession, recognises the raft of initiatives taken by the couple to protect and enhance the natural world. Professor Bellamy applauded especially the large number of high nectar-bearing flowers introduced to the park which provide vital foraging resources for insects. The blooms attract both endangered honey bees, and a wide variety of different butterfly species.

Weir Holiday Park provides luxury holiday caravans to rent and to own, plus pitches for guests to bring a touring caravan, motorhome or tent. For full details on the site, visit