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Celebrating Cornwall


The park is hoping to build on the success of last year's Celebrating Cornwall National Rally, which saw an attendance of over 2,000, and acted as an excellent platform for environmental organisations to address issues specific to the county. This year the best of Cornish food, crafts and entertainment will be highlighted.

The aim is to demonstrate how tourism and the local environment are inextricably linked; how people can enjoy a great holiday and be kind to the environment while they are in Cornwall. As a national caravan and camping rally, the event is expected to attract people from all over the UK, as well as many local day visitors.

"Cornwall is more than a holiday destination," said Janine Hyatt, Hendra's marketing director. "There is so much that is unique and special about the county that we want to celebrate and highlight to visitors, not least the local environment which is, in the main, what attracts visitors here in the first place."

Visitors can enjoy the grand opening of Hendra's new 'Electric Vehicle Charging Station', an innovative measure in the park's pursuit of Green Travel. The venture has been part funded by the National Energy Saving Trust and will be used by members of the public. Hendra will be the first Holiday Park in the UK to provide this facility, and will even pay the electricity cost of charging your vehicle.

"Hendra's event is going to be breaking new ground for Cornish tourism," said Amanda Brookman of the sustainable tourism organisation Coast. "It is going to be tackling environmental issues in a fun, accessible way which should really help encourage more people, locals and visitors, to do their bit for the Cornish environment. This approach will help ensure Cornwall's able to continue offering a high quality holiday experience for years to come."

The award-winning Hendra is one of Cornwall's leading holiday parks, able to accommodate up to 4,500 people on site during the peak season. It plans to make the Celebrating Cornwall National Rally an annual event to help sustain and build awareness.

As well as expecting visitors from all over the UK for the weekend, Hendra is keen to encourage local people to attend the events as day visitors. Day entry to the event area is free, while a weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun night) camping pass will cost just £20 for the pitch.

For more information about the Celebrating Cornwall National Rally, or to make a booking, call 01637 875778, email [email protected] or visit www.hendra-holidays.com


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