We’re proud to be recipients of several awards that recognise our commitment to conservation and customer service, as well as our dedication to making sure every visitor has a great stay

David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. The idea of the scheme was first sown when David Bellamy gave a talk to members of the camping, caravanning and holiday home park industry in which he gave the audience members a challenge to be part of the environmental solution and not part of the problem. 

David was then invited to visit many parks and was amazed at the wide range of work that the most forward-thinking owners were doing for the environment. 

David was so impressed that a partnership was formed between the Conservation Foundation (the environmental organisation that David co-founded to help businesses get involved in conservation) and the British Holiday & Home Parks Association to set up an award scheme.

The scheme proper started with a pilot programme in 1996 and the first awards were made in 1997. As is the case today, assessors for the scheme were drawn from local wildlife trusts and other local conservation bodies. The idea behind the awards has also remained the same since those early days: to celebrate what the best parks are doing for the British countryside and to encourage others to follow their lead.

One of the first comments David made about the scheme remains true today: 

“My dream is to upgrade all caravan parks up to some sort of conservation status so that they can educate the visiting public and help them respect and care for the countryside.”

Forest Park joined the scheme at its inception and piloted the works that translated into the park becoming the only holiday park in Norfolk to have won the coveted Gold award every year between 1999 and 2021. This is a huge achievement for a family run business.

Recently the scheme was replaced with the David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous pledge for Holiday parks.

Forest Park continues to commit to natures challenges and has just recently committed to the new for 2024 Pledge for re-wilding.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

 The Campaign to Protect Rural England aims to protect, enhance and promote the wonderful English countryside to make it a place for everyone to enjoy, which are values that are very important to Forest Park. 

Honey Bee Friendly Park

Forest Park is committed to bee conservation and has taken the Honey Bee Pledge to plant the forage crops that bees need to survive. The scheme, run by The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme (DBCAS) and the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), assesses parks and has awarded us the Honey Bee Friendly Park title for our ongoing efforts. 

AA 4 star

We have been awarded four stars by the AA for our high standards of hospitality and service. To achieve four stars, we’ve demonstrated that we have professional and friendly staff, well-appointed public areas and excellent eating facilities for both residents and non residents. 

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

As a holder of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Forest Park has maintained a minimum four-star review rating for the past year. This certificate is important to us as it reflects customer feedback and demonstrates how much visitors enjoy their stay at Forest Park and indicates consistently great service.