Woodhill Park is graded 5 Stars by the Quality in Tourism Grading Scheme.
David Bellamy Conservation Scheme
The park is holder of a 'Gold' Award in the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme
When David Bellamy began examining the conservation work being carried out by holiday parks almost ten years ago, he made some very exciting discoveries. For it wasn't just human guests which were enjoying the natural surroundings: birds, animals and plant life were also flourishing as a result of the good environmental practices being put to work. Professor Bellamy's study prompted him to initiate an annual award scheme to highlight the many remarkable achievements of these parks - and to encourage others to follow suit.
What makes an award-winning park?
David Bellamy Conservation Awards are made each year to parks which can demonstrate policies showing active concern for the environment. Assisted by local nature groups and holidaymakers themselves, David Bellamy looks at virtually every aspect of park management - from the protection of plant and animal habitats to the efficient use of energy and recycling. Helping visitors to understand conservation is also considered an important qualifying feature. Three levels of excellence can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Green Tourism Business Scheme
Woodhill holds the Gold standard in the Green Tourism Business Scheme
he GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with VisitScotland, it is now the only national scheme to be independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland.
Judges commented: Staff are encouraged through prizes for environmental initiatives and part of bonus linked to the environment and kept informed by green team minutes on the company intranet notice boards and newsletters. Particular highlights include solar hot water on the toilet blocks, local produce i site shop, local bottled water, eco friendly toilet products, motion sensors and other water saving devices. A strong entry to the GTBS scheme.
Woodhill has been Highly Commended in the Customer Care category in the regional Enjoy England Awards for Excellence.