The challenges of 2020 has seen campsites having to introduce many changes to stay in business. It has meant re-examining businesses to keep both staff and guests safe, while still providing the best possible holiday experience.

One such campsite is Skelwith Fold in Ambleside, which this winter is seeing through projects that will make it ready to meet the challenges of a new order when it reopens in March. These include a three-storey eco extension, with solar panels and an air source heat pump, to its reception and offices to give staff more space to work in.

Director Henry Wild said: “The experiences of the past year tell us that creating extra distance between people creates positive health benefits, even if it’s only coughs and sneezes we’re guarding against.”

The site is also expanding the new children’s play zone to include a forest trail with physical challenges for its younger guests. 

“It will be great fun, but once again draws on lessons learned that being outdoors in the fresh air and staying active is one of the best tonics for physical and mental wellbeing,” said Henry.

In addition to its holiday home offering the site recently introduced a glamping element, this will be expanded and there are plans for extra super pitches to meet demand from the increasing number of motorhomes.

“Parks such as ours have a fantastic role to play if we are prepared to embrace change,” said Henry.