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We've received a number of awards for Kelling Heath and the service we provide to our guests.

2017 / 8 David Bellamy Conservation Award

We are pleased to receive the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award again and together with a Special Distinction Award.

A message from Rufus Bellamy:
I am delighted to let you know that your park, Kelling Heath, is the well-deserved recipient of a Special Distinction Award in the 2017 David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme (DBCAS). This award is made in addition to the ‘normal’ award you have achieved this year. You have been given the award for your new wildlife pond that you have created near your existing hide on the site of an old brick pit.
Your assessor was particularly impressed by the high standard of your habitat creation work and by the fact that the area was designed so that the only access to it for visitors is via the hide, thus minimising disturbance to wildlife. This will be a real biodiversity asset and a worthy addition to what is already a fantastic site for nature.  

2017 Kelling Heath retains Green Tourism Gold

Kelling Heath is pleased to have retained Gold status in the Green Tourism Awards.

Assessors comment:
Kelling Health Holiday Park have done well to retain their prestigious gold award on the new version 5 of the Green tourism programme.
There are main good Sustainable and environmental practices onsite from the fully sensor toilet block
(Showers, Taps, toilet flush, lighting) to efficient boilers to the super variety of walking trails onsite and the promotion of red squirrel conservation with the participation of the breeding programme.
With the ethos of the holidays being to explore the outdoors there is plenty of car free activities available and with 300 acres of land there is lots to see and spot.


2013 Bluesky Leisure scoops top accolade in EDP Business Awards

Bradwell based family firm Blue Sky Leisure are celebrating after carrying off the top award ‘Business of the Year’ in the prestigious Eastern Daily Press Business Awards last evening (7th November 2013) at the Norfolk Showground Arena.
Blue Sky Leisure, which runs north Norfolk holiday parks Kelling Heath and Woodhill Park as well as the Zaks restaurant chain, was also nominated in the Sustainability category in recognition of its strong eco-ethos.

2013 Kelling Heath Holiday Park is best in the country

Kelling Heath Holiday Park has picked up a national award recognising it as the best caravan park in the country after winning the Caravan Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, in Manchester, on Monday 20 May.

It was also awarded Bronze after being shortlisted as a finalist in the Sustainable Tourism category. It is the second year in a row the park has been commended for its green credentials after being highly commended in 2012.

2013 Kelling heath Holiday Park Highly commended in the green tourism goldstar awards 2013

In this honour recognising its green ethos the holiday park, set in 250 acres of woodland and rare heathland, was entered in the Best Holiday Park category. The awards recognise organisations that have done the most to promote sustainability within the tourism industry by implementing cost-saving practices that help the environment and improve customer services.

Top Customer Service Award for Kelling's Warden Nick Johnson

We are pleased to report that Our Warden Nick Johnson scooped the Customer Care Award in the 2012 EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards.

Kelling Heath Retains Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award

Businesses are graded against a rigorous set of criteria, including energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and many more. Assessors were particularly impressed with the Kelling Heath’s biodiesel processor which converts the waste cooking oil from their kitchens into fuel for the Parks vehicles. The range of great nature‐based activities for adults and children also attracted praise as well as the use of solar power to provide hot water for the toilet blocks.

2012 CPRE Norfolk Awards

Kelling Heath has been given a special award in recognition of the work it does to educate visitors through its trails and Acorn Events - all of which are designed to teach children and families about the natural environment. The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England gives awards to projects which make a significant contribution to the protection and enhancement of the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of the English countryside. 
Judges commented that "Kelling Heath has a beautifully maintained natural landscape which provides a chance for people from urban areas to relate to nature on holiday."

2012 Alan Rogers Best Country Campsite - Runner up

Kelling Heath Holiday Park has been voted one of the best country campsites in Europe. Named as runner up in the Country Award category, the park was commended for its dedication to protecting and maintaining the natural beauty of the woodland and rare open heathland. It was also praised for the excellent range of amenities and activities on offer to visitors. The park was chosen for the honour ahead of more than 2,500 others by a panel of independent judges. The views of professional inspectors who provide reviews for the Alan Rogers Guides were taken into account as well as comments from readers.

2011 EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards - Sustainable Award

Kelling Heath Holiday Park has again been recognised for its green credentials, triumphing in the Sustainable Tourism category at this year’s EDP Tourism Awards. Recognising that the park puts sustainability at the heart of its operation and profitability the judges, including Archant Anglia Business Editor Paul Hill, said: “The environmental ethos throughout the company is endorsed by customers and staff alike, but has been implemented on the strength of cost-saving and economic benefits, resulting in true sustainability rather than superficial “tokenism."

Kelling Heath Retains David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for 2011

Rufus Bellamy, British Holiday and Home Parks Association environmental advisor and one of the judges, added: "Blue Sky Leisure is a real pioneer when it comes to sustainable tourism. They are also leaders when it comes to welcoming wildlife onto their sites. They do everything they can to make sure that the parks are bursting with biodiversity."

Regional Enjoy England Excellence Awards 2010

Kelling Heath scooped three awards in the regional finals and now goes forward to the national awards to be announced in 2011. The winning categories were

Caravan Park / Holiday Village of the Year
Sustainable Tourism
Tourism Experience of the Year for the Star Party

The David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award

David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award 2010 - In making the award David Bellamy quoted: "WOW - you continue to lead the way and are one of our top parks yet again. Well done indeed to all the team for going beyond the call of duty." ... "You show the rest of the industry just what is possible."

Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award

The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK and is widely regarded as one of the most important environmental accreditation schemes across the tourism sector. It aims to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of sustainable tourism by rewarding organisations across the country that make a conscious contribution.

Calor Gas - Best Holiday Park in Britain 1998 and Best of the Best in England 2000 Award

Calor Gas "Best Park in Britain" 1998. For development of the environmental aspects of park design & management and "Best of the Best" Holiday Park in England in the special millennium awards for past winners

Safeway Excellence in England Awards for Tourism 2002 - Holiday Park of the Year.

The awards highlight and celebrate the quality of the very best of tourism businesses in England.
East of England Tourist Board - Regional Holiday Park of the year 2001
1998 Silver Award - The England for Excellence Awards

The England for Excellence Awards

The Green Award for Tourism & Environmental Management. The judging panel praised Kelling Heath for having: - "A well managed approach to integrating environmental issues into a successful and enjoyable holiday".

Practical Caravan Top Touring Parks Winner 2003 and 98. Best in region 1999/2001

Practical Caravan overall winner Top Touring Park 2003 & 1998

"The successful cultivation of a friendly community park which also offers the required amount of privacy. Add to this 250 acres of heathland and it's location close to the coastline, not to mention first class facilities, and you know visitors will return year after year".

The Norfolk Branch of the Council for the Protection of Rural England. A special award recognising Kelling Heath as "a quite exceptional place set in 250 acres of woodland where heathland is being restored".

Business Commitment to the Environment Awards 2003/3

The BCE Awards are Britain's oldest and most consistent means of recognising and encouraging environmental best practice with business. Judges said Kelling Heath was " A fantastic, well thought out and sustainable Holiday Park, - an example to the rest of the industry".

British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow

British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Winner 1999
The United Kingdom Winner in the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow awards. The holiday park joined a marine park in Tanzania, a five-star resort on a remote Fijian Island and a Hungarian village in going through to the global finals. A total of 115 projects from 41 countries were considered for these prestigious awards which recognise an environmentally and culturally sensitive approach to tourism.

What our guests are saying:

I enjoy the countryside, it's lovely to wake up with the birds singing and seeing the squirrels running around.

Mr A. J. Birchmore, Nottingham