Merry Christmas To You All!
Well, well, well, where has the last couple of months gone? There has been so much happening here at Hele Valley, its hard to know where to begin!
Our End of Season Halloween Party was an absolute scream. Everybody had such a fantastic time. This year we had a couple of surprise acts, one being the Hele Valley Dance Troop performing to Michael Jackson's, Thriller, the applause after was amazing and made all the rehearsing very worth while. Our other act was Simon the Magician, who went around the tables successfully hypnotising the guests, everybody was amazed. It is going to be a difficult job to top that next year, but we all have our thinking caps on already! Hats off to Steve, Neil and Izzy as the Fireworks were spectacular, everybody said they were the best ones we had ever done.
We held various competitions over Halloween week, The Campbells from B5 were very keen to participate and csooped up a lot of prizes, including 1st and 2nd prize for the Pumpkin Carving, even Mrs Campbell had a go and she won best adult pumpkin, well done guys!
I'm sure most of you will know about our recent successes with our awards, as we have not stopped harping on about it, but we are all so proud, so you will have to forgive us for that. We were notified that we had retained our David Bellamy Gold status this year, but we are one of 15 Parks in the UK to achieve it with Distinction.
Then we were delighted to be told we had won an award at the Devon Tourism Awards, so Dave and Sandra took us all to Higherbullen Hotel for the Awards Ceremony, we all had a wonderful time, and some of us may have got a little tipsy, but who could blame us, we were celebrating, as we went expecting to maybe get the Bronze Award and we received Gold, everybody was gobsmacked, it was such a lovely night that we won't be forgetting in a hurry, so we are now officially the Best Camping & Caravanning Park in Devon!
Happy Christmas to you all!!
The festive season is upon us now and we are all getting in the mood at Hele Valley Holiday Park. Even Anna posed for us after we had decorated the Christmas Tree in reception. I'm sure you will agree with us that the tree and Anna look great. Ali and Karen have been decorating all the accommodations and we look forward to seeing our owners decorating skills when they arrive for their Christmas breaks with us.
We are lucky enough to be going to Woolacombe Bay Hotel for our Staff Christmas dinner, so we are all looking forward to getting our glad rags on and having a good old boogie! Most off us are having two weeks off at Christmas, so we will all be nice and refreshed and raring to go when we return in the New Year. Thankfully the family all take care of the Park during Christmas so all the staff can enjoy the holidays. Thank you to the Dovey's!!
We were delighted in the summer to see the return of the Mitchells, when they visited us in 2013 the got engaged at Hele Valley and when we greeted them this summer it was very obvious to see that a new little Mitchell was on the way, in November we received this lovely picture of baby Savannah in the outfit that we got for her, congratulations guys, we look forward to seeing you both and Savannah in 2015.
Our pet Robin is getting braver than ever, he visits us three times a day looking for his dinner, he now takes food from our hands and yesterday even sat on Ali's boot for a minute or so eating his lunch, he is going to miss us during the holidays.
On a closing note, we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we look forward to seeing owners, returning guests and new faces in 2015.