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    “Flotel” UK Glamping First

    The UK’s first ever floating boutique hotel has just opened, boasting its own waterfront vista.

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    UK Resorts set for Staycation Surge

    UK leisure and tourism sectors forecast £31 Billion boost this summer.

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    IDYLLIC £1M BEACH RESORT PLANNED FOR LINCOLNSHIRE

    A Skegness hotel owner has bought a stretch of sand by the sea in a bid to develop a world-class beach resort.

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    Haven to invest £5.5M in revamping Hafan-Y-Mor holiday park

    Visitors to the popular Haven holiday park will see significant improvements to its facilities and accommodation offering.

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    ALTON TOWERS ANNOUNCE NEW GLAMPING VILLAGE

    The popular theme park's accommodation expansion hopes to encourage visitors to elongate their stay.

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    PLANS TO EXPAND NEW FOREST HOLIDAY VILLAGE REVEALED

    Away Resorts have submitted plans to add 108 holiday lodge caravans to Sandy Balls Holiday Village.

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    DUTCH ADVENTURE PARK REOPENS WITH THE HELP FROM KANOPEO

    Klimrijk Brabant attracts over 300 adventurers climbing at the grand re-opening of their treetop adventure.

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    PARKDEAN RESORTS TO INVEST £42M ON ITS PARKS

    Most of the money be used to invest in new accommodation in order to keep up with increasing demand fuelled by the rising staycation market.

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    NEW QUARRY-TURNED-HOLIDAY PARK COMING TO FLINTSHIRE

    Plans to transform a Flintshire quarry into a holiday park with 63 static caravans, 70 touring pitches & 47 luxury cabins have been approved.

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    NEW DESIGN PLANNED FOR UPCOMING £8.5M EDEN PROJECT HOTEL

    A newly revised plan has been put forward for a 109 bedroom, £8.5m Eden Project hotel - with work predicted to start in November 2018.

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    £25M LUXURY RESORT IN ST IVES GETS GO AHEAD

    Una St Ives will include an apartment hotel, an expansion of its leisure facilities and 130 villas & apartments.

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    Next generation portable outdoor cooking stove

    Aquaforno to introduce its next generation portable outdoor cooking stove this Feb.

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    PLANS FOR LUXURY LODGES AT FIVE-STAR RESORT

    Plans proposed for construction of luxury lodges in the grounds of a five-star spa hotel

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    HAULFRYN'S £8M FINLAKE WATER PARK OPENS THIS MONTH

    The new addition to the resort, which will boast a variety of slides, splash zones, and two pools, will open its doors to the public on the 15th of February.

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    SOUTH LAKELAND FARMERS TO DIVERSIFY INTO HOLIDAY LODGES

    Two Cumbrian farmers have been granted planning permission to diversify their Flookburgh farm into 15 holiday lodges.

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    £3.5M BIRCHWOOD LAKES ECO-TOURISM RESORT TO OPEN IN 2020

    Habitat First Group’s ambitious eco-tourism project was approved last year, with the first holiday units potentially going on sale next year.

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    £7.5M SAFARI PARK PLANNED FOR WEST NORFOLK

    Norfolk landowner releases plans for £7.5m safari park. Plans for the scheme also include an education centre, cafe & function facilities alongside holiday log cabins only accessible by electric buggies to preserve the peaceful surroundings.

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    OPPORTUNITY TO BUY UNDEVELOPED HOLIDAY PARK IN SHROPSHIRE

    Sanderson Weatherall have been appointed to sell Bleathwood Lodges for a guide price of £1.9M.

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    Proposed merger to create new voice for hospitality

    The BHA and ALMR to join forces in new trade body

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    Expanding Leisure Sector Operator Acquires Marina from the Crown Estate

    Lakeland Leisure Estates Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of the freehold interest in Deganwy Marina from the Crown Estate

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    Camplify launches Airbnb for Caravans and Motorhomes in the UK

    One of the world’s fastest growing, and Australia’s largest, peer-to-peer caravan hire and RV-sharing community ‘Camplify’ has announced its expansion into the UK.

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    New Year, New Glamping Site on a Private Estate!

    Set in the heart of Fife, Wigwam ® Holidays Montrave Estate will welcome guests to its private estate from 1st March 2018.

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    FARMER BUYS ROSEDALE ABBEY FOR £2.95M

    The established North Yorkshire holiday park already has permission in place for 6 camping pods, 5 holiday cottages, 75 tents and more than 200 caravans.

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    PLANS TO BUILD MAJOR CARAVAN PARK ON THIRLESTANE CASTLE GROUNDS REVEALED

    Lauderdale Estates hope to set up 500 static caravans and 50 touring caravan pitches on the site.

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    LORD KITCHENER'S BROOME PARK SOLD FOR £6M

    The iconic mansion has been bought by real estate developer Bonds Group, who seek to return the 250-acre estate to a hotel resort destination.

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    ECO-FRIENDLY TREE-TOP HOLIDAY LODGES PLANNED FOR HALL WOOD, PELYNT

    Plans to build 15 unique tree-top timber holiday lodges at Hall Wood have been approved by the council.

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    £200M HOYLAKE GOLF RESORT PLANS STEAM AHEAD

    Councillors have approved the commencement of preliminary site investigations to allow developers to prepare for the upcoming submission of the full planning application.

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    £500M LUXURY MARINA DEVELOPMENT AT EDINBURGH TO GO AHEAD

    The marina will be the focus of the £500M waterside quarter development which will also include a variety of leisure and accommodation facilities.

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    5* LUXURY HOLIDAY PARK PLANNED FOR EAST DEVON

    If plans are approved, the park will boast 52 timber lodges, 2 fishing lakes, a variety of woodland walks & nature trails and a farm shop.

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    DEMAND FOR HOT TUB ACCOMMODATION RISES AMONGST FAMILY MARKET

    Holiday operator Hoseasons has experienced a 20% increase in family group bookings for lodges including hot tubs in the past year.

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    £80M GOLF RESORT PROJECT COULD INCLUDE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

    A planning application has been submitted this week to develop a 32 bedroom hotel overlooking the site's walled garden. Other plans for the resort include an equestrian centre and a spa.

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    FOREST HOLIDAYS UP FOR SALE AT £100M

    Currently owned by The Forestry Commision, the company owns just under 600 luxury wood cabins across 9 sites in Britain.

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    MOOR LODGE CARAVAN PARK TO RELY SOLELY ON GREEN ENERGY

    The Wetherby holiday park has gone completely off-grid and now supplies its own electricity. The park is powered by the forest's timber, running entirely on green energy.

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    £4M LUXURY LODGE DEVELOPMENT PLANNED FOR SEAHAM HALL HOTEL

    The 5* boutique hotel hopes to submit a planning application before the end of the year, but will first host an open consultation for local residents.

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    Ramside Hall Hotel invests in luxury treehouses

    North East hotel invests millions in creating six luxury treehouses.

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    Birchwood Golf and Country Club Case Study

    Anapos Thermal Spa Equipment were given the opportunity to manufacture, deliver and install the thermal Spa equipment at Birchwood Golf and Country Club in Kent.

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    InterFun discusses the latest in adventure and play

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    COTTAGES.COM SHARES SECRETS TO HOLIDAY LETTING SUCCESS

    Staycations are continuing to soar in popularity

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    New woodland creation on former sheep farm in Scottish Borders

    A former sheep farm, is one of the largest new commercial woodlands planted in the UK in recent times

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    Show Demonstration of Teleport Service

    Global Teleports to Demonstrate Satellite Broadband and Occasional Use Service at Farm Business Innovation Show 2017

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    Business Property Relief for Livery Businesses and Holiday Lets

    Door ajar for IHT Business Property Relief for Livery businesses, and slammed shut for holiday lets.

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    Mattresses are the key to happy guests!

    A well-rested guest, is a happier guest.

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    Experience the British Woodland Indoors

    Greenspan Projects Ltd help bring a bit of traditional British woodland indoors.

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    £450M PLANS TO TURN RUINED CASTLE INTO TOP TOURIST DESTINATION

    Plans include turning the castle into a luxury hotel and adding 1000 eco-homes, holiday lodges and a waterpark.

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    Top Tips on Scaling a Business

    If you’re looking to grow a business, join RAU Farm491 on stand 982

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    The innovations revolutionising the way we preserve the environment

    Environment Award recognises those who protect our environment. Take a quick look at the noteworthy finalists, all of which will be trying to impress the esteemed judging panel and take home this award.

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    Planning for farms and estates

    Are the opportunities really within our grasp?

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    Quirky & innovative: products redefining the future of the rural industry

    Focusing on all key areas in rural businesses.

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    Top 5 Reasons not to miss Farm Business Innovation

    Check out our Top 5 Reasons not to miss this amazing event!

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    Finding the right help and services for your rural business is vital!

    Some of the most progressive firms in the sector make up the nominees in this year’s line-up.

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    Hornbeam, a marketing and communications agency

    Hornbeam offers public relations, advertising, design, websites, digital marketing, video and social media.

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    A Sustainable Approach to Design

    William’s Den is a great example of rural estate and farm diversification.

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    West Heath Barn, Norfolk. A Superb Rural Entrepreneur

    West Heath Barn’s is a prime example, of how to offer luxury B&B and Self-Catering accommodation.

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    CLA and Terravesta co-host farm walk for Miscanthus enterprise

    Those interested in learning about growing the crop should not miss the Terravesta & CLA co-hosted farm walk.

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    The Tipi Company launches new Computational Fluid Dynamics for their tipis

    The Tipi Company believe that hand calculations aren’t sophisticated or safe enough.

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    Show Guide Sneak Peak: Brexit's impact on rural business

    In these current economic times, ensuring your business is fully set up to face the uncertain future has never been more important.

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    Merlin Entertainments to build 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle

    Merlin Entertainments have just submitted their plans to build a 80-bed hotel at Warwick Castle as part of their 10 year plan.

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    Farm Business Innovation is only three weeks away

    Voted ‘Trade Show of the Year’ by the EN Awards in 2016, the show is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on the 8th & 9th November 2017. Join the industry's most innovative suppliers and find everything you need to diversify your land.

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    FARMERS URGED TO ‘PLEDGE A FIELD TO REAP A FINANCIAL WINDFALL’

    The UK remains an attractive proposition for investment in the country’s small wind energy industry

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    Protecting Warwick Castle’s 1100 years of history

    Warwick Castle kept safe with CCTV perimeter intrusion detection ‘moat’

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    Innovators flock to boost British wool trade

    Inventors are using British wool for a variety of weird and wonderful new products, prompting an industry revival

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    Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for National Award!

    Wigwam® Holidays Nominated for Landlove Magazine Awards

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    Launching at Farm Innovation 2017!

    The brand new Scrubmaster B120R!

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    SPEED YURT BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

    Could you be the fastest Yurt builders in the West? Could you be the YFL Speed Yurt Building Champions of 2017?

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    New survey finds rural SMEs that export forecast double the revenue growth...

    ...as new Amazon Academy launches for rural SMEs

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    Making a success of your wedding or hospitality business

    It is of course one of the most important days of a couple's lives and it has to be right!

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    Open Air Business FREE Subscription!

    FREE subscription for Farm Business Innovation Show registrants!

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    The New Faces of Farming

    What does the future of rural business look like?

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    STEPPING AHEAD OF THE ‘GLAMPING’ CROWD

    Propelling venues into high-rent earning potential with the latest luxury accommodation solution on the market.

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    Interview with Roland Antonelli

    An excerpt from an interview with Roland Antonelli…

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    Top tips for successful rural diversification

    Those who own or are responsible for rural estate and land across the UK, looking at alternative revenue streams in which to diversify.

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    Defeating rural crime: Advice from top insurer

    Data from rural insurer supported by National Crime Agency report.

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    Delivering Class Q Permitted Development

    Class Q Permitted Development has changed the way we look at certain buildings and the potential of redundant or disused agricultural buildings.

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    Defender Bird Spikes send the birds packing from holiday cottage!

    Defender Bird Spikes are manufactured by Jones and Son Pest Control Supplies in the UK.

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    Tree Tents – the next chapter

    A year on from their Innovation Award win, Tree Tents’ new designs are redefining modern glamping.

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    Striking new play feature enhances popular touring park

    Polmanter Touring Park in St.Ives, asked Russell Play to work on a complete redesign of their outdoor play area for older children.

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    Fatberg warning for Leisure Industry

    Leisure sites are being warned about the increasing risk of 'fatbergs' forming below ground in sites across the UK.

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    Cheddar Woods landscape matures thanks to Wyevale Nurseries

    ONE of the UK’s leading nurseries has helped create and is currently maintaining the landscape at a leading holiday park in Somerset.

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    FROM MILK TO SUPERCARS

    The Morgan specialist decided to move his four generation car dealership out of Bristol’s City Centre to the family’s converted dairy farm in Horton.

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    De Vere re-launch following £100 million investment

    De Vere have re-launched their country estate hotel offering thanks to a £100 million investment from Starwood Capital Group.

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    The Power of a Hot Tub

    Properties with hot tubs to their name achieved a staggering 62% more revenue than those without

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    Rural business diversification survey launched

    Savills Rural Diversification Survey results announced at the Farm Business Innovation Show

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    NEW WATERSIDE LODGES UNDERWAY AT CENTER PARCS’ ELVEDEN

    The new lodges will overlook the lake through a rustic balcony equipped with a luxury hot tub. They form part of a larger expansion project set to bring 51 waterside lodges to the resort by next summer.

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    LEISURE LAKES SET TO EVOLVE INTO MAJOR HOLIDAY RESORT

    The new additions to the resort’s future vision include 107 woodland and lakeside holiday homes surrounding the east and west lakes, 33 floating holiday homes on the east lake and 225 static caravan pitches.

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    CENTER PARCS’ INDOOR WATERPARK GETS £15M REVAMP

    The improved waterpark will feature new raft rides, a children's adventure cove and new toddler pools.

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    Kingfisher Resorts unveil plans for £25M development at Carbis Bay

    Plans for the development include 96 holiday villas, an apart-hotel, and a variety of leisure facilities to compliment guests’ stays.

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    Glamping With A Difference at Montrave Estate Wigwams

    New Glamping Site in Scotland due to open late October!

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    Xerogrid helps farmer achieve £40,000 solar savings

    This efficient off-grid energy system will be used to power his beef farm.

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    Data driven cleaning swings into monkey attraction

    Check out how data-driven cleaning improves staff engagement and cleaning quality at a major Dutch attraction

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    Case Study - Black Pig Retreats

    Black Pig Retreats is a Glamping Business near Shaftesbury in Dorset - they have been working with Farm Business Exhibitor Anne Clarke (Connected Thinking).

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    Waterplay Splash Pad in UK Named a 2017 Dream Design

    New discovery-themed splash pad in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park, with product by Waterplay, recognised in the annual Dream Design showcase by Aquatics International

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    Glamping Site Now Open in Lovely Lincolnshire

    Millside Wigwams is now open, welcoming glampers to their state-of-the-art, en-suite Running Water cabins in a beautiful part of country.

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    TMS provides solution for exterior flooring

    In Clip&Ride, TMS supplies a system consisting of tough plastic slabs suited to outdoor usage, where the sub-soil is boggy/waterlogged.

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    Meet ‘Connie the Combine’ at Farm Themed Playground

    Lee Valley Farm has enhanced its family picnic area with an exciting new farm themed playground!

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    Are Tents a Thing of the Past?

    Here’s why we think campers and campsite owners should consider giving glamped-up containers a go!

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    Maximising The Value of Agricultural Buildings

    The lack and available range of housing across the country is one of the big issues for the Government at present and different ways of creating new stock is being sought.

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    Alert Not Alarmed – Security Awareness Training for Volunteers

    Volunteers are an important component in the safe delivery of the majority of events that take place in the UK...

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    Tingdene launches its first Allseasons Hotel at Waterside Park

    Facilities at the brand new hotel include an indoor pool, free parking and Coast Bar & Restaurant.

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    Tips for rural landowners to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis

    The CLA Stronger Foundations research showed that two thirds of rural land owners are keen to add to the stock of new housing available in rural areas across England & Wales.

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    How Britain’s countryside is becoming the new seaside

    Rural Solutions predict we are on the precipice of it biggest change in centuries – and by 2027 the green, green grass of home could well be better known as a holiday destination than an agricultural hotspot.

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    Hydroponics From Nature

    Growing plants is fun!

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    Odds Farm Boost Play with Timberplay

    One of the largest Farm Attractions in the UK, Odds Farm consistently score highly on Trip Advisor and continually reinvest to ensure visitors return time and time again.

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    Cantref Farm - Timberplay Case Study

    A family run adventure farm in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales, Cantref started as a working farm and riding centre sixty years ago.

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    Enter “The Great Linseed Challenge” at FBI ’17

    Launched by Premium Crops in association with CPM magazine, there are three awards categories in the Great Linseed Challenge

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    Hasty’s create all-weather play

    One of its key features is an undercover adventure play area, designed and installed by Timberplay.

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    Plans for new hotel development at Twin Lakes revealed

    Twin Lakes reveal their plans for a new 15-bed hotel. The Lancashire lodge park currently boasts over 50 high-end lodges as well as restaurant and spa facilities.

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    Wigwam® Holidays Opens a New Site in Devon!

    Sounding like it’s straight out of the pages of an exciting Famous Five novel!

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    Park Holidays acquire Carlton Meres Country Park for £13m

    Countrywide Park Homes have sold their Suffolk site for £13m, which currently holds 280 lodges and planning in place for an additional 200 lodges.

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    £6.6m development underway at Oxfordshire golf club

    Feldon Valley Golf Club’s £6.6 million redevelopment includes the construction of four woodland lodges and a 13-bedroom hotel.

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    Blackpool Holiday Village expansion plans approved

    Bourne Leisure receive planning approval for 31 new caravans at their Marton Mere holiday park.

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    Bespoke luxury holiday lodge manufacturer launches following staycation boom

    Each Beverley Park Homes lodge is developed in close partnership with the customer, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, exclusive design.

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    Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval

    FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.

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    Longleat’s new resort and waterpark gain planning approval

    FORREC are behind the ambitious design of the development, which has been inspired by the estate manor’s 400-year history.

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    Unlocking Britain's rural potential

    Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College Launch Consultation on How to ‘Unlock Rural Britain’s Digital Potential’

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    Farmers 74% More Likely to Diversify Due to Brexit

    Rural business owners are quickly realising that diversification is the best was to remain stable and increase profits.

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    Center Parcs injects £20m into Elveden to cater to 3G audience

    The improved recreational and catering facilities seek to appeal to this growing audience of three generation families.

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    Three Times the Fun at Wigwam® Holidays

    Wigwam® Holidays, who will be exhibiting at this year’s Farm Business Innovation Show, is set to welcome three new sites this summer!

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    Rural Business Awards shortlist announced

    The Amazon-backed awards have finally revealed their shortlist, with the ultimate winners being announced the 5th of October at the award ceremony.

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    Software Provider Reaping Rewards From The Holiday Park Boom

    The holiday park industry is booming with turnover for UK's caravan, camping and holiday parks increasing by 9% in 2016.

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    FIRST WIGWAM GLAMPING SITE TO OPEN IN RIBBLE VALLEY

    Ribble Valley Borough Council have finally approved Moorgate Farm's application following their re-submission last month.

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    TECH COULD BE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR FARMERS POST-BREXIT

    The latest developments in technology for agriculture could help farmers produce, sell and export more post-Brexit.

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    Guides Farm to diversify into holiday lodges

    “We want to diversify with the lodges to make the business sustainable for my family," says father-of-six Trevor Wilson.

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    Demand for ultra fresh produce drives agri-innovation forward

    Modular farming systems are gaining popularity due to their ability to produce food locally anywhere in the world without any temperature, weather or seasonal constraints.

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    IoT infrastructure imperative when seeking to implement smart farming technologies

    The report highlights the opportunities this can bring to technology developers whithin the rural sector.

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    Case Study - Glamp-in-Style

    The couple already had Glamping in mind as an option for diversification and the Farm Business Show offered them the tools to make it happen.

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    SALOP LEISURE TO UNVEIL 22 LUXURY GLAMPING LODGES IN SHREWSBURY

    Love2Stay is said to become the UK's most luxurious and well equipped glamping site.

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    CENTER PARCS REACH £70.5M PROFIT

    Center Parcs have made an impressive £70.5 million pre-tax profit this year thanks to maintaining an average annual occupancy rate of 97%.

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    The Tipi Company Case Study – Dovecote Events

    Tipis are a great tool for growing your current market. They bring diversity to any venue or hire company.

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    SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR LEAF'S OPEN FARM SUNDAY

    Thousands of visitors all over the country enjoy a day out with their families in the hopes of learning more about the world of farming.

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    Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

    National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017. Supported by Wigwam® Holidays, all glamping businesses are invited to take part.

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    A Big Win for Green Energy in the UK!

    On Wednesday June 7th the UK’s electricity supply was more than 50% renewable with wind, solar, wood pellets and hydro outperforming gas and coal for the first time ever!

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    Walk This Way With Wigwams!

    We’re a nation of ramblers – and now Wigwam® Holidays are part & parcel of enjoying the National Trails of England and Wales!

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    Caravan Fire Safety!

    It is important that you keep both yourself and your guests safe.

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    Diversifying your farm

    Ideas to help diversify your farm or rural business!

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    Scotland’s first artificial wave park plans unveiled

    Wavegarden Scotland have just submitted a planning application to build the park in Edinburgh.

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    World’s first treehouse on a crane comes to Bristol

    200 lucky guests will be able to stay at Canopy & Stars' unique treehouse until the 30th of September.

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    BLAIR'S HOLIDAY PARK RECEIVES £2.2M INVESTMENT

    Danske Bank's investment will aid the development of two new caravan parks in the popular north coast of Northern Ireland.

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    SOUTH CLIFF CARAVAN PARK HOPES FOR MULTI-MILLION POUND EXPANSION

    If the plans are approved, works will begin this Autumn.

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    GRINKLE PARK ESTATE TO BUILD LUXURY HOLIDAY LODGE PARK

    If the plans are approved, 60 lodges and two new lakes will be built, costing approx £5 million.

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    CHEDDAR WOODS RESORT & SPA'S EXPANSION PLANS APPROVED

    Darwin Escapes' 5-star resort expansion has been approved.

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    UK HOLIDAY PARKS REACH £2.7BN TURNOVER

    The combined revenue of the top 100 UK holiday parks has increased by 9% since 2011, and is expected to keep rising.

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    £8.5M LUXURY RESORT & WATERSPORTS CENTRE PLANS UNVEILED

    If the planning application is approved the Hurworth Burn Reservoir will be transformed into a luxurious holiday park.

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    Enter now for the Rural Business Awards 2017!

    Time is running out to register for the RBA’s. Entries close on the 30th June so in order to be in with a chance of winning register!

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    Team Septic - The solution to your pollution

    For all waste water and sewerage treatment needs, The Septic Tank Store have a bespoke system available for you.

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    Make a date to discover the world of farming

    Open Farm Sunday will see hundreds of farms across the UK open their gates to welcome the public on the 11th of June.

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    One month left to enter the Rural Business Awards 2017

    Praising farms on their innovative diversification efforts, the awards are closing their submission window the 30th of June. Register now!

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    Diversifying as post-brexit insurance for farmers

    It's uncertain how Brexit will affect the agricultural industry. The NSA suggests increasing your revenue streams to ensure sustainability.

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    KELBURN CASTLE GETS £1M FUNDING FOR GLAMPING EXPANSION PROJECT

    The 13th century castle is receiving funding from Barclays, who are committed to support business growth in Scotland.

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    Family farm turns natural spring into business opportunity

    They also use their land for other business ventures such as running a B&B, a holiday cottage, and producing bio-fuel.

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    RAGT Seeds - Understanding your customers

    Finn Geotherm has completed a landmark installation for leading European agricultural plant breeder RAGT Seeds in Cambridgeshire.

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    Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams Perfect Combination

    Combining an organic farm and a glamping business can be hard work but incredibly rewarding too.

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    Agricultural & Farming Jobs - Online Job Adverts discount

    Agricultural and Farming Jobs are proudly working in partnership with the Farm Business Innovation Show

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    Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

    National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017.

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    Wales to Welcome Multi-Million Pound Adventure Resort

    It will be a unique destination for those seeking indoor and outdoor adrenaline-fuelled activities.

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    CENTER PARCS OPENS £3M SHERWOOD FOREST SPA

    Aqua Sana at Sherwood Forest undergoes a £3m transformation and reopens with a re-imagined 'Forest Spa' concept.

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    Birchwood Lakes' multi-million development granted

    Plans feature 158 cabins & lodges and hotel with spa & pool facilities.

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    Groundworks Underway for £150M Holiday Village in Anglesey

    Land & Lakes start phase one of construction for Penrhos Leisure Village.

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    Ruda Holiday Park Develops £400K Glamping Village

    It will feature 15 safari tents and six 'Safari Tent Plus', which include a TV and toilet facilities.

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    FIVE ALTERNATIVE USES FOR YOUR LAND

    With the value of farm diversification expected to rise past £580M in 2017, here are the most popular uses for your land that break from tradition.

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    IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?

    Countries vouching for eco-tourism to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.

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    IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?

    Increasing countries are starting to invest in eco-tourism in order to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.

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    Rural Businesses in Need of Reliable Internet to Succeed

    Global Teleports and Bentley Walker amongst those bringing reliable internet connection to rural areas.

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    Turning 14 Acres Into Millions: The Benefits of Diversifying

    From storage space to keep up with his fast growing retractable netting business to a team building site for sports clubs and schools. 

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