Leisure Park celebrates 35th anniversary

Award-winning Leisure Park puts customers and community first as it celebrates 35th anniversary



A premier Yorkshire leisure park is celebrating its 35th anniversary by pioneering the way forward in engaging with its customers and local community. Multi award-winning Patrington Haven Leisure Park was founded by Graham Sparkes in 1984, on a disused RAF base near the East Yorkshire coast, after he sold his caravan-building business. It is now run by Graham’s son, Guy Sparkes and his extended family who have grown the team from 35 employees five years ago to more than 70 today.

With a growth in turnover from £2.7m in 2014 to £5.6m last year the owners-only park, close to the Holderness coast is forecasting £6m in revenue for 2019 and is experiencing its highest ever occupancy rates, with just 15 of 485 plots currently free.

After investing £5.5m in the leisure park’s Country Club and infrastructure over the past five years the business is continuing to push forward with new services for its owners and visitors and to reach out to the local community. Managing Director Guy Sparkes firmly believes the park’s committed team and loyal customers are the foundations of its success.

He said: “We’ve seen a really strong five-year growth period and I put that down to belief, supporting the team and allowing them to be in charge of their own destinies.

“A leisure park is only as good as its owners and its guests and we have some of the best. Our main aim is for all our customers to be proud of our team and our team to be proud of our customers.”

The park has been awarded the Remarkable Holiday Park/Holiday Village Award in the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) for the past three years, racking up the latest win in March. It also received the Visit England Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service 2018/2019.

It enjoys amazing customer satisfaction levels – 98% of owners said they would be likely or very likely to recommend the park to their friends or families. And is committed to supporting the local community and good causes with three caravans on site belonging to charities, which provide much-needed breaks to families experiencing difficult times.

Patrington Haven Leisure Park sells a wide range of new and quality used holiday homes, with customers enjoying a choice of their own private garden plot with designated parking. Holiday homes currently available range in price from £14,995 to £69,000.

Full details can be found at www.patrington-haven.co.uk