David Bellamy award Shorefield Country Park

Another David Bellamy Award for Shorefield Country Park

Shorefield Country Park in Hampshire has once again been awarded the GOLD accolade for its dedication to the environment and Britain's wildlife.

The picturesque, family run holiday park is located in Milford on Sea and is one of Shorefield Holidays' eight holiday parks in the South Coast. The park is lucky to be in a beautiful spot within the New Forest, with easy access to the scenic coastline and just a short walk from the beach.

Couple walking through woodland and lodges in summer at Shorefield Country Park

What exactly are the David Bellamy Awards?

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. They have been described by David Bellamy himself as the 'Green Olympics' for holiday parks and campsites. The awards are decided using a number of criteria, including managing land as a haven for wildlife, reducing water usage and other resources, supporting local communities and reducing the use of energy.

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Each year, the awards focus on a particular area and previous years' achievements have included the Hedgerows Challenge and the Wildflower Initiative, all of which Shorefield Country Park has successfully secured.

As a result of the challenges faced due to Coronavirus, the conservation focus for 2020 has been to #ProtectTourismJobs, something we are really supportive of here at Shorefield Holidays.

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With some of the most stunning natural landscapes, beautiful coasts and unspoilt countryside right here in the UK, there is so much to be enjoyed without the need for passports, queuing at the airport or long travel times.

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Lots of efforts have been put in place by Ian Colverson, our Head Gardener at Shorefield Country Park, to ensure that the impact the park has on the environment is minimal. The park continues to house bees in hives on site, with extra efforts to plant and grow more wildflowers around the park providing nectar for the bees. This has awarded us the Honey Bee Friendly Status as well as helping us to attain the Wildflower Habitat Initiative.

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In 2019 we were also awarded the Woodland Habitat Initiative Badge, as a result of our dedication to a new Ancient Woodland Walk. The woodland walk provides visitors the chance to explore seasonal wildflowers and a huge diversity of trees and wildlife, as well as giving guests easier access to the surrounding areas and seafront.

Sustainability has also been a huge focus throughout and the park continues to hold a strong, positive relationship with the surrounding community. The Country Store on site sells locally sourced produce, including eggs from the nearby town of Fordingbridge, meat from the New Forest, locally made cakes and New Forest ice cream. There's even some more unique items, such as swimwear made from recyclable waste and plastic-free crabbing line.

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On top of that, all caravan and street lights have been switched over to LED.

All this is just the beginning and the team are keen to continually improve the work being done to help Britain's wildlife and the environment! Why not check our Green Statement or our commitment to our Corporate Social Responsibility to see everything we're proud to be doing. This goes hand in hand with our efforts to reduce plastic use, plus our dedication to keeping our local area naturally beautiful through the likes of beach cleans.

Nature at Shorefield Country Park

We're incredibly proud to have once again been awarded this accolade, proving that we're doing all we can for conservation.

But don't just take our word for it, why not come and stay for yourself? With fantastic special offers throughout the year you're sure to find your perfect escape to help you get back to nature.

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