A CHAIN of resorts has announced major investment for Lake District holiday parks.

The UK’s largest holiday park operator, Parkdean Resorts, has given a significant boost for tourism in The Lake District with the announcement of a substantial investment for its parks in the region ahead of the 2021 season.

The spend of £700,000 to install and upgrade accommodation, and refurbish dining areas, is part of a £70 million investment in its business nationwide, and the award-winning company is now hiring for seasonal and full-time roles in the region.

Parkdean Resorts operates four parks in the Lake District - Fallbarrow, Limefitt and White Cross Bay at Windermere, and Gatebeck, near Kendal – which welcomed more than 30,000 visitors in 2020.

As part of the investment, White Cross Bay has added two high quality new caravans, and introduced seven replacement caravans to upgrade existing accommodation, while the Fallbarrow gastropub has undergone a complete renovation, including a refreshed outdoor seating area, to provide a new and improved dining experience for families.

Steve Richards, chief executive of Parkdean Resorts, said: “Despite the most challenging of years, we’re continuing to invest in our parks, creating an even better experience for holidaymakers and holiday home owners in 2021. With industry-leading COVID-safe standards, we’re looking forward to welcoming people back safely, to enjoy everything our parks, and the surrounding areas, have to offer. We know how reliant the local economy is on tourism, and we’re confident that we can help the region recover by welcoming holidaymakers."