Environment & Conservation at Forest Glade

Holiday Park Conservation

Here at Forest Glade our aim is to preserve the environment around us so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. We are very proud to hold a Gold David Bellamy conservation award.

Environmental and Conservation Policy

Information on our Holiday Park Conservation and Environmental Policy can be found below:

  • We are committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill
  • We currently ask our guests to separate glass, newspapers, magazines, cardboard and batteries for recycling
  • The remainder of our waste is sorted off-site
  • We use low energy light bulbs wherever possible and solar panels installed on the roof of the main house and the games room help us generate some of the electricity that we use on the park
  • Where we can we use low-level lighting so that light pollution doesn’t spoil the beautiful views of the night sky that can be seen from the park, especially from the Five Acre Field.
Wellards with David Bellamy at Forest Glade

David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature

Forest Glade participates in the David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature, one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK.  David set up a conservation award scheme for holiday parks in 1996 and we have been involved in this for many years, achieving a gold award.

We are working to:

  • improve our existing habitats for wildlife
  • create new wildlife habitats and features where possible
  • manage our greenspace in as environmentally friendly a way as possible
  • involve everyone on wildlife conservation
  • engage with local conservation bodies and projects.

Each year we are asked to work on a different challange:

  • Everyone Active – create environmental activities for everyone to enjoy
  • Home Sweet Home – set up bird boxes and other artificial wildlife homes
  • Horti-heroes – manage your greenspace in a way that reduces environmental impact
  • Pollinator Patch – create an area where bees, butterflies and other insects can get food
  • Special Species – create an oasis for an animal species that needs a helping hand
  • Super Signs – provide environmental information and interpretation to help everyone enjoy the wildlife on your park
  • Tree-mendous – plant native trees and make your woodlands work for wildlife
  • Wonderful Wetlands – put in a pond or enhance existing water and wetland areas.

Some of the work we have done over the past couple of years include planting trees and managing our existing woodland, planting an area of wildflowers and providing additional nature-inspired activities.