The British Holiday and Home Parks Association – or BH&HPA – was set up to represent park owners and managers. Membership is open to static caravan holiday parks, lodges parks, park homes, camping and touring and all types of self-catering parks.
The BH&HPA can offer advice to its members on all areas of park management through its advice services, regular publications, seminars, their website and annual conference and exhibition. The BH&HPA represents its member’s interests through lobbying government and policymakers.
Based in Gloucester they can be contacted by visiting their website at www.bhhpa.org.uk or by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01452 526911. If your Park is a member, they will display the logo on their literature and in their reception. Membership demonstrates the Parks’ commitment to good practice which can only be a positive thing for caravan owners and holidaymakers.
In 1996 the BH&HPA joined forces with renowned conservationist David Bellamy to devise a green tourism award scheme to encourage parks to embrace environmental issues and promote respect for the countryside. The David Bellamy Conservation Award scheme gave awards to 530 holiday parks in the UK during 2014/15. The Parks are assessed on aspects of their environmental practice including encouraging wildlife, reducing energy and water use, and recycling waste. There are three levels of awards; Gold, Silver and Bronze. Choosing a Park with a David Bellamy Conservation Award means you can holiday safe in the knowledge that you have made a greener choice.
Why not ask your Park if they are members of the BH&HPA or whether they can work towards a David Bellamy Conservation Award.