Owners of a trio of holiday home parks in North Herefordshire are to set up their own bus service to transport guests to a popular local Festival. Discover Parks, who are part of the ‘Bestparks’ group, have 3 luxury static caravan & touring sites set in the stunning countryside near Shobdon. Such is the interest from park guests about next weekend’s Food & Flying Festival in the village, that they’ve set up bus stops and will collect and return people from the showground at Shobdon Airfield.
Discover Parks Owners, Glenn and Hannah Jones, say they’re thrilled to continue their support. “It’s a fantastic event”, says Glenn, “that’s grown bigger and better each year. We’ve had so many of our guests asking for more details about it that we thought we might as well help them get there! As a local business, we’re experiencing an increasing number of visitors who appreciate what we have to offer in this beautiful part of the world. The festival is a fantastic additional attraction.”
Once a year, the normally sleepy village of Shobdon transforms into one of the county’s top destinations as thousands descend for an event that has continued to grow over its 13-year history. What began as a small village produce show, now sees dozens of the county’s top food and drink producers, craftspeople and artisans attend. Since teaming up with Herefordshire Aero Club in 2012, a host of aviation attractions have been added to the line-up with classic aircraft, fly-pasts, vintage vehicles and trial fights helping to showcase aviation at the county’s historic WW2 airstrip.
Discover Parks are the event’s main sponsors. Their 5* Pearl Lake site consists of 80 acres of park land on the edge of the village of Shobdon. As well as a 9-hole golf course, crown bowling green, 20 acres of woodland to wander in and the 15-acre glacial lake to fish, there’s a new children’s zip wire, go kart track and wildlife station. Arrow Bank is also 5 minutes from the festival site, a small select park in the historical black and white village of Eardisland. Rockbridge Park sits in the dramatic landscape just outside the Welsh border town of Presteigne and as well as having luxury holiday homes offers residential park homes and lodges.
Glenn Jones said: “What we offer is an oasis of tranquility within a few hours of most of our visitors homes. People really are fed up with the stress and hassle of travelling a long way, here they can be safe and relaxed within minutes of their arrival.”
There’ll be an opportunity for Festival goers who want to explore the world of holiday home ownership to visit all 3 sites and view the wide range of pre-owned and new holiday homes. Festival goers wanting to visit Pearl Lake over the Festival weekend can take advantage of the bus too. For more information visit www.discoverparks.co.uk or www.shobdonfoodandflyingfestival.co.uk