But in doing so one thing is guaranteed, Bay View will be up against some very stiff competition, especially as one of the other parks in the running is none other than sister park Holgates Silverdale, which is representing Cumbria.

Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said of the award winners, ‘You as businesses, suppliers, individuals, and entrepreneurs have created and delivered tremendous success stories that help Marketing Lancashire tell the Lancashire story in such a powerful way. I congratulate and thank each and every one of you for making such a difference to the Lancashire economy.’

Michael Holgate said, ‘Winning a Lancashire Tourism Award for the second year in a row has given the team at Bay View a great lift.

‘Alongside winning Cumbria Tourism’s Award for our sister park at Silverdale, this has created something of a dilemma, especially as two of our parks will now be up against each other representing Lancashire and Cumbria in the VisitEngland National Excellence Awards 2015. But what is really important to us all is that both parks will be representing the tourism excellence and beautiful places to be found around Morecambe Bay, an area close to our hearts and a true hidden gem.’

For further information about Bay View, in Bolton-le-Sands, prices and sister parks visit www.holgates.co.uk or call 01524 701508.

caption: John-Sergeant, Michael Holgate (owner Bay View), Deborah Moore (manager Bay View), Shaun Bennett (Links-Signs-Graphics)s