Quality in Tourism 5 Star Grading
These accreditations are awarded annually by the UK Tourist board for quality and service in a range of areas that contribute to our customer overall experience at Lowfields, with 5 Stars being the highest level and hence most sought after/difficult to achieve and the park has held this 5 Star Accolade for a number of years.
Professor David Bellamy GOLD Conservation Award
This is a prestigious annual accreditation given to parks with Static Caravans & Lodges for sale for encouraging wildlife and protecting the environment. Here at Lowfields we have held this top accolade for a number of years now, earning us the GOLD Award, The assessment covers many environmental issues – ranging from aspects such as the care of hedgerows and wild flowers to the sitting of bird boxes and the development and protection of reed beds, wildlife ponds and lakes. Professor Bellamy also looks at aspects of park management which do not directly affect the immediate environment, but which are important in overall conservation terms, such as sensible water management systems, the utilisation of long-life light bulbs, recycling of waste and our interaction/contribution to the local community and economy.
Our activities at Lowfields have included recycling, using low level lighting around the site, encouraging wildlife in all shapes and forms through creation of new and maintenance of existing habitats and erecting bird, owl and bat boxes. High-nectar flower borders have been created, water butts installed and grassland management techniques have been successfully utilised. We conserve our lakes and keep a three dimensional appearance throughout the site which helps to create a haven for wildlife.
Hedgerow Habitat Initiative
Introduced in 2017, the ‘5 in 5’ Hedgerow Habitat initiative has seen the David Bellamy award scheme assessors working with parks to highlight the importance of hedges and to look at ways to boost their value for wildlife. The hedgerows initiative is the first of five habitat badges that can be won by a David Bellamy awarded park and in 2018 the focus will be on wildflowers which we feel, will only enhance the natural beauty of our park.