The Cofton Team but not as you know them – The Big Comic Relief job swap…
18 March 2019
To support the amazing work of Comic Relief, the team at Cofton decided to have a management shake up and swap jobs for a few hours on Friday 15th March.
If you were visiting on Friday you may have seen some unfamiliar faces in unfamiliar places.
So who was involved in the big Cofton Comic Relief job swap:
Scott – Grounds Manager
On a normal day around Cofton, you may or not see Scott in Action, but he is responsible for keeping the grounds looking great and the flowerbeds blossoming. If you were visiting on Friday, you would found Scott learning the ropes in the Cofton on site shop, he was stacking the shelves, serving the customers and dealing with deliveries.
Gerry – Shop Manager
Gerry is one of the longest standing members of the Cofton team, having worked in Reception and a whole host of other roles before taking on the role as shop manager. One place you will have never found Gerry previously is working with the grounds team, so for Comic Relief Gerry joined Scott our grounds manager to to learn the ropes.
Ian – Fitness Manager
You will typically find Ian in Ashburn Springs, managing the fast growing leisure facility at Cofton. He is well known for his high energy classes, but for one day only, he took a step out of his fitness comfort zone and made his debut as a member of the guest services team. In this role he welcomed guests, tested his skills towing caravans and went on patrol of the holiday park to make sure everything was ship-shape.
James – Guest services Manager
James is known for being the friendly face that greets you on arrival at Cofton. He makes sure every visit is just right, helping you to get the perfect pitch, making sure your caravan is in just the right place and is always on hand to answer any questions about your stay.
On Friday, James was transformed into a member of the fitness team and strutted his stuff in a step aerobics class.
Luke – Fishing Manager
As a passionate fisherman, it’s rare you’ll find Luke straying too far from the 5 fishing lakes and tackle shop here at Cofton. On Friday, he tried out life on the busy Cofton reception desk and it had to be said Luke had some impressive customer service skills.
Ewelina – Reception Manager
Swapping the busy reception desk and and call centre for a few hours at the fishing lakes, swapping with fishing manager Luke. In her time as a fishing manager she got to work in the shop, feed the fish and look after the lake maintenance.
Paula – Head of housekeeping
One of our newest recruits here at Cofton, head of housekeeping Paula, took to the kitchen to try out her baking skills. She made a batch of Comic Relief cookies and also tried her hand at decorating cakes.
Digby and Jay – Entertainments team
The entertainments team made there way to Amelias to serve some delicious Comic Relief biscuits to customers.
Bar and Restaurant team
To finish off a busy day of job swapping, our bar and restaurant team took to the dancefloor and learnt the Digby dance.
We are delighted to have raised £200 for this amazing cause, it was also a great opportunity for the team to get some perspective about what other members of the teams jobs are like.
Some of your kind words...
A brilliant stay as always. We stayed in a cottage this time which was beautiful and very well equipped. Lots of lovely little touches with a welcome hamper and lots of board games. Hubbie was well impressed with the huge TV too. Loved the courtyard and we were lucky enough to have the weather to BBQ 2 of the days. All the staff from reception to the shop to the entertainment were friendly and very accommodating of both my girls. Used the chippy which has recently changed hands and the food was still great. There is lots to do, loved the swimming, the zip wire, the park and walk in the woods and around the fishing lake. Have to be honest though we missed the caravan...... will definitely be back, hopefully in the Fernworthy van with the hot tub.
Had an amazing weeks holiday. The park was immaculate, the outdoor pool was spotless and the cleaning blocks were cleaned regularly. All the staff were very helpful and the shop on site was reasonably priced. We went with two kids (aged 6 and 7) and our dog, the kids were never bored and had an amazing holiday. We will definitely be returning next year!
My family and I stayed for 5 nights in July, aged between 13 and 40 and we all had a brilliant family stay. The teenagers loved the outdoor pool and the woods and we all loved the donkeys. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and it’s still got a lovely relaxing atmosphere and has all the facilities you could want for a camping holiday. I must say the fish and chip shop is the best we have ever had at a holiday park, reasonable prices and good sized portions. We have booked to come back again on 25th August for a week and can’t wait!
I visited when my relatives came over from Canada and fell in love. I was lucky enough to stay for a week last August for my sons 2nd birthday. It has got to be one of my favourite places to go. Absolutely beautiful, quiet, good facilities, lovely restaurants. The staff are outstanding. I can't wait to come back again this year!
Stayed in campervan for a weekend. Great campsite good location, plenty of things for all to do. Great fishing lakes all in a short walk through the woodland to the lovely Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. Couldn't fault.
Highbridge, United Kingdom
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol