Holiday parks in national deal

Thornwick & Sea Farm Holiday Camp Flamborough NBFP PA1517-11f
Thornwick & Sea Farm Holiday Camp Flamborough NBFP PA1517-11f

Two Flamborough caravan parks have been bought by a national leisure group in a deal which is believed to be worth millions.

Thornwick & Sea Farm Holiday Centre and Greenacre Caravan Park are part of the Flamborough Holidays Limited company which has recently been purchased by Bourne Leisure.

Bourne Leisure are a leisure and holiday firm who boast Haven and Butlins resorts among those main trading companies in the group.

John Dunford of Bourne Leisure said: “We are delighted to welcome the caravan owners, holidaymakers and team members of Flamborough Holidays into the Bourne family.

“We look forward to building on the excellent work done by the families in developing the Thornwick and Greenacre sites.”

Bourne Leisure started more than 40 years ago with one caravan park and are now the largest privately owned holiday operator in the UK.

Flamborough Holidays Limited has been purchased from the Coates, Waud and Jessiman families in a deal sources say is worth “undisclosed millions”.

Thornwick & Sea Farm Holiday Centre was originally two individual parks. Although adjacent to each other they were separately owned. They joined in 1989 to create what is now Thornwick & Sea Farm.

Director of the site, Steve Gibbon on behalf of the families said: “Ron and Mary Coates, together with Oxley and John Waud started this business from scratch 50 years ago and can be very proud of the parks they have created.

“After 50 years of hard work it is time to pass the parks to a new owner and in Bourne Leisure we have found a buyer who we believe will look after our caravan owners, holidaymakers and employees”

Over the past 10 years there has been extensive re-development in the site such as new roads, concrete pitches, parking bays, fishing lake, country park, touring area layout including a play area and internet sites.