Five star success for Lancashire holiday park group

Family-run Lancashire holiday park company, Holgates, is celebrating a clean sweep of 5-star AA assessments across all of its holiday parks in North Lancashire and Cumbria.

Flagship park, Holgates Silverdale was also awarded the 5-Pennant Platinum rating – the highest possible award for caravan and camping sites in the UK – and becomes the only holiday park in Lancashire to hold the sought-after accolade.

Less than 30 holiday parks across the country currently have 5-Pennant Platinum status and only three parks in the North of England. The

new elite title is awarded to 5-star parks with a quality score of 95% and above, therefore only those demonstrating exceptionally high standards.

Holgates Bay View Holiday Park in Bolton le Sands on the Lancashire coast received 5-stars for the first time ensuring all parks are at the top of their game for quality. Bay View has undergone recent investment with a new development of holiday homes overlooking Morecambe Bay, and has opened a new dog-friendly bar to cater for the growing number of owners and holidaymakers taking their faithful friends away with them. In his report on Bay View, the AA inspector said: “It is always a joy to visit this constantly improving holiday destination.”

On awarding the Platinum Award to Silverdale, the AA inspector said: “Silverdale continues to achieve a Five Pennant rating with a justifiably Platinum Award. As usual the landscaping is always a labour of love for the hard-working maintenance team, with an excellent overall presentation.”

He also noted the ‘impressive stainless steel pagoda with bench seat’, which was built as a memorial to former owner, Frank Holgate. He said: “I am sure he would be very proud of the way his legacy has progressed with ever increasing quality and facilities to enhance the customer experience.”

Owner, Michael Holgate said: “It’s a real group effort and a great achievement for everyone involved at Holgates that we’ve had a clean sweep of 5-stars across our parks this year. We’ve transformed Bay View into a first class holiday park with excellent facilities and friendly, welcoming staff, so it’s particularly rewarding for the AA to recognise our efforts and promote it to a 5-star park.

“The AA ratings have always been a barometer of quality and for our flagship park at Silverdale to now be part of an exclusive group of 5-Pennant Platinum parks is tremendous. It’s a badge of honour to be the best park in Lancashire, and one we’ll wear with pride whilst continuing to exceed customer expectations.”

Holgates Holiday Parks were founded in 1956 at the company’s flagship site in Silverdale. For more information on Holgates Holiday Parks, visit  or call 01524 701508.