Holiday park offering extra pitches for luxury caravans and lodges

The Water Gardens, a new development at the Wayside Holiday Park in the North Yorkshire Moors, is nearing completion.

Four of the 13 new pitches for this development have already been snapped up.

Ryedale District Council approved plans for Wayside to create 13 new pitches for luxury caravans and lodges in the centre of the park earlier this year.

The £200,000 development has meant the end of seasonal touring caravans on site.

Owner Mark Goodson explained this was a “transformational move”, taking Wayside up-market and breathing new and life into the holiday park.

He added: “Although the groundwork and the infrastructure on the development isn’t completely finished yet, the interest has been amazing. Four pitches have already been sold, which has repaid my confidence in going ahead with this speculative project.

“This confidence stemmed from the continuing staycation boom and the tremendous success of our up-market Lakes development at Wayside, where we have sold every single one of our 37 lodges.”

Work will be completed on the Water Gardens within the next couple of months and the development will be ready to occupy for the park’s new 2023 season in March.

Goodson said he anticipates a productive 2023 following a tough two years, as the pandemic has disrupted the park’s supply chain and made it difficult to plan ahead with any certainty.

He said Wayside, which is in the village of Wrelton between Kirkbymoorside and Pickering, has managed to flourish thanks to the staycation boom.