Weymouth, Dorset: The UK Seaside Destination of Choice
|Author: JennyPearce||Published: 3rd July 2012 16:51|
Waterside Holiday Group has three holiday parks located in the heart of Weymouth, Dorset; an ideal base for those hoping to catch all the Dorset-based sporting action this summer, as well as to take in the natural, historical and cultural highlights of the region.
As host town to the forthcoming Olympic sailing events, which start in just over one month's time (29 July - 11 August), Weymouth has become the seaside destination of choice in the UK this summer. Waterside Holiday Group has had a busy spring and summer season so far, and experienced significant demand for holidays during the period of the sailing events, while remaining loyal to its existing customers by offering them a chance to book early.
The family-owned Group, which includes the five-star Waterside Holiday Park & Spa (www.watersideholidays.co.uk) as well as Chesil Vista Holiday Park (www.chesilholidays.co.uk) and Osmington Holiday Park (www.osmingtonholidays.co.uk), offers short breaks or week-long holidays for individuals, couples and families. All parks offer a range of high-quality caravan and lodge accommodation and daily family entertainment, as well as use of the leisure facilities, while being just minutes away from the town centre and National Sailing Academy, the base for all the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.
Weymouth is a treasure-trove of natural, historical and cultural delights. It has a Georgian seafront, sandy beaches and picturesque harbour, and is also located on the edge of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A new attraction, the Weymouth SEA LIFE Tower, opens this week (22 June), providing panoramic views of Weymouth Bay, Portland and the Jurassic Coast from 53 metres above the resort. New dining establishments are also opening up throughout the town.
The Olympic torch will also travel through Dorset from 12 - 14 July. A celebratory evening event complete with fireworks and family-friendly activities will be held in Weymouth on Thursday 12 July after the torch arrives in the town, then it will travel through Weymouth on 13 July en-route to London ahead of the Games.
Other events such as the ‘Spirit of the Sea: Weymouth & Portland Maritime Festival' (30 June - 15 July), a two week-long event of sport, cultural events and spectacular carnival procession, provide further appeal. This event also coincides with the 5th annual ‘Dorset Seafood Festival', complete with food stalls, demonstrations from celebrity chefs, culinary competitions, local ales and the finest local seafood. ‘Maritime Mix 2012', Dorset's largest creative celebration of the year, also features over 80 creative events across Weymouth and Portland throughout the summer.
Graham Frampton, Managing Director of Waterside Holiday Group, said: "Weymouth is a fantastic all-year round holiday destination and as ever, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors holidaying with us and showcasing what Dorset has to offer."
For more information about Waterside Holiday Group's three parks or details of holiday availability and prices please call Waterside Holiday Group on 01305 833103.
Visit www.dorsetforyou.com for details of the Olympic torch relay route through Dorset. For details of the Spirit of the Sea Festival visit www.spiritofthesea.org.uk or call 01305 208714, and find out more about Maritime Mix 2012 visit www.maritimemix2012.co.uk.
About Waterside Holiday Group
For more information about the Group's three holiday parks:
• Waterside Holiday Park & Spa
Visit Waterside's website at www.watersideholidays.co.uk, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/watersideholidays and follow Waterside on Twitter at http://twitter.com/watersidedorset
• Chesil Vista Holiday Park
Visit Chesil Vista's website at www.chesilholidays.co.uk, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chesilvista and follow Chesil on Twitter at http://twitter.com/chesilvista. Images are available to view at www.flickr.com/photos/chesilvista and find the Chesil Vista You Tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/ChesilVistaHolidayPk.
• Osmington Holiday Park & Spa
Visit Osmington's website at www.osmingtonholidays.co.uk, and its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/osmingtonholidays
For more information
Contact the Waterside Holiday Group Press Office:
Zoe Hiljemark, PR Account Director / Jenny Pearce, Senior PR Account Executive
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 777111 / +44 (0) 7770 924439
E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org