Deputy minister to open new £1 million Welsh caravan park
The new £1m venture will provide for 54 pitches and jobs to the local area
Thursday, 04, Feb 2016 05:12
by Joe Jeffrey
54-pitch site and local jobs have been created in Snowdonia
Wales' deputy minister for culture, sport and tourism, Ken Skates, will officially open a new £1 million high quality touring caravan park in the heart of Snowdonia on 7 March.
Llanberis Touring Park, which will feature 54 pitches on eight acres of land on the edge of the popular village of Llanberis is now accepting bookings for the opening.
Owners Morris Leisure anticipate high demand from touring caravan and motorhome owners because of the park's prime location in Snowdonia, which attracts more than ten million visitors a year. The opening will also see additional jobs created within the local area.
Shrewsbury-based Morris Leisure already owns the successful Riverside Touring Park in Betws-y-Coed together with four high quality caravan parks in Shropshire.
The deputy minister said: "I'm looking forward to officially opening the Llanberis Touring Park as they get ready for the 2016 season in March. Investment in quality is absolutely crucial for our visitors. When they find a quality product in such a superb location, they'll return time after time.
"2016 is Wales' Year of Adventure and the Llanberis park is ideally situated for visitors to take advantage of the amazing adventures which North Wales has to offer."
Arfon Assembly member Alun Ffred Jones said: "I welcome this latest development which provides another high class facility in Snowdonia. Upgrading services to tourists will bring in visitors who will support other local businesses and strengthen employment. I wish the venture well."
Morris Leisure's managing director Edward Goddard said: "Following our investment in Riverside Touring Park, we have been keen to expand our park portfolio in Snowdonia and detailed market research identified Llanberis as an ideal location.
"Llanberis Touring Park is an exciting development for the company and we're sure that caravan and motorhome owners are going to enjoy the stunning location.
"Based on figures issued by the British Holiday and Home Parks Association, we expect the touring park to generate in excess of £400,000 a year for the local economy, which has got to be positive news for Llanberis. We are very grateful for the support from the community and Gwynedd Council throughout the planning process."
Morris Leisure is well known within the caravan industry and the company also owns Stanmore Hall Touring Park in Bridgnorth, Ludlow Touring Park in Ludlow, Oxon Hall Touring and Holiday Home Park in Shrewsbury and Bow House Country Park near Bishops Castle. Three of the parks are prestigious affiliated sites of The Caravan Club.