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What do holiday park staff do in the off-season?

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When your summer holiday is over and you tow your caravan back home, do you stop to wonder what the park staff do in the off-season?

One activity you might not expect the holiday park staff to do in the winter in conservation work.

But, two new recruits to Skelwith Fold caravan park in the Lake District will be helping nature in the twelve weeks when the park is closed to visitors.

The owner of the 450-acre park, Henry Wild, hired Sophy Nelson and Lauren Thompson, both of whom went to local and have worked in Lake District hotels, to work in his customer service team.

Henry believes it is a good time of year to hire staff and get them ready for the busy open-season. He said:

“As well as conventional admin training, we like getting all staff involved in our conservation work at the park which we regard as an extremely important aspect of what we do.”

“So I'm sure Sophy and Lauren will also be helping with our winter feeding programme for deer, monitoring our red squirrel population, and creating new wildlife habitats,” Henry added.

Skelwith Fold park recently won the respected David Bellamy Conservation Award at its gold level for its environmental initiatives in its grounds.

Henry Wild is confident he will hire more people over the winter. It’s been a successful year, according to Mr. Wild. Visitors book holiday caravan, safari tents and luxurious woodlands hideaways at the park.

This year, demand for pitches from motorhome owners exceeded bookings from touring caravan owners.

Find out more about Skelwith Fold Caravan Park here: www.skelwith.com

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