Summer has seen the launch of a substantial investment project at Callander Woods Holiday Park set at the Eastern gateway to the Trossachs National Park, following its acquisition earlier this year by Wood Leisure.
The family-owned parks group – founded nearly 40 years ago – has already introduced new luxury holiday homes and camping pods and has secured ‘5-star’ grading from Visit Scotland. Extra guest facilities are also now on the cards.
Callander Woods will also be adding ten extra weeks to the holiday year in 2019 by remaining open until the end of December, instead of closing for the season in mid-October.
Within the upgrade plan, the majority of older static caravans have been upgraded to meet the high standards set within the holiday park group. In addition, brand new 2018 caravan holiday homes were introduced to the park. Boasting an airy open plan living and dining area, spacious double bedrooms, modern kitchen and ample storage space, these modern homes are providing luxurious holiday experience to families from the UK and beyond.
We would like to welcome families from Scotland and beyond to come and make this park their second home.Bruce Thomson
Guests seem to have appreciated the makeover, with recent TripAdvisor reviews providing glowing feedback: “Having only stayed at Lomond woods holiday park before we were sceptical about trying somewhere new. But were we delighted with our stay in Callander. We were greeted by Cameron, really friendly and he explained all about the park and the area. Our caravan was brand new and it was perfect, stocked with everything you could need. The park is large and the caravans are sited in a lovely spot at the back of the site, really quiet and peacefully, perfect for a relaxing stay.”
To meet the rising demand in glamping and camping in Scotland, brand new camping pods have been installed on the park sleeping up to 4 and up to 6 people. These pods are fully insulated and come complete with a small fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. They are well suited to couples and families looking for a little break in nature away from hustle and bustle of busy cities. The park is set to benefit from further investment.
Group Operations Manager Bruce Thomson said: “We are excited to be upgrading facilities at the park. We will create 10 new fully serviced pitches with new state-of-the-art touring bollards as well as increasing the number of hard standing pitches available for use throughout the winter months. As with the other Wood Leisure holiday parks, the family are enthusiastic to extend the opening at Callander Woods to give holiday guests greater flexibility. Within the proposed plan for 2019, we will be adding ten extra weeks to the holiday year and remain open until the end of December, instead of closing for the season in mid-October.”
Some touring guests have chosen to put down roots at the park. After a stay in the park in July, guest Lynn commented in her review on TripAdvisor: “We came here for 2 weeks in a tourer and loved it so much that we bought a static from the new owners. The site is extremely clean and well ran. The shower block is lovely and lots of showers so you don’t have to queue. The play is wonderful for the kids - they had a ball. I would highly recommend this caravan park, you will come back again and again. And it’s only a very pleasant 15 minute walk into Callander.”
Located in the popular tourist town of Callander, the holiday park is at the Eastern gateway to the Trossachs National Park and the dramatic Loch Lomond. It is also on the Rob Roy Way and the Birds of Prey Trail and is close to the famous Bracklinn Falls and the stunning Loch Katrine – meaning holiday makers can enjoy a great range of activities in the area.
“We would like to welcome families from Scotland and beyond to come and make this park their second home.” said Bruce Thomson.
Wood Leisure is committed to maintaining and upgrading their holiday parks to meet customer expectations.Their efforts have been recognised with a number of awards the likes of “Family Business of the Year” at the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards, Best Caravan Park Group and Best Glamping to name a few.
Find out more at www.woodleisure.co.uk