Cofton – The bees knees on environmental care…
27 March 2019
At Cofton we take great pride in keeping our gardens looking plush and flower beds blossoming. Aside from gardens of beauty, as a team we take great pride in looking after the environment and creating habitats where wildlife can thrive. This includes butterfly gardens and flower beds situated all around the holiday park.
As part of this years entertainment schedule, the team have worked hard to make sure that as well as fun for the family, there are interesting educational elements that help your children to learn the importance of looking after the environment.
Jay Wallace-Langan Head of Entertainment at Cofton commented on this years unique entertainments agenda saying, “We wanted to provide entertainment which was outside of what you would normally expect at a holiday park. We have a whole host of indoor and outdoor activities, but new for 2019 are lots more activities all about appreciating the great outdoors and the natural environment”.
Recycling has always been a huge priority for Cofton, with a commitment to responsible waste management throughout the site. We work in partnership with Devon Contract Waste who operate on the basis of Zero to landfill and also have adopted recyclable materials wherever possible.
To take this a step further we wanted to help our youngest visitors to understand the importance of recycling and the responsible use of plastics. To illustrate this we created a quiz and put an environmental twist on the classic game kerplunk. This exhilarating game saw children and their parents go head to head to answer environmental questions against the clock, remove sticks and plastic bottles from our giant game and go on to win the game.
Flowers and Bees
To help our insect habitats to thrive, our children’s daytime entertainment included the creation flower bombs, embedding seeds in clay to create an explosion of colour and habitats for those all important bee populations. Bee populations are fast diminishing and so the more we can do to produce fantastic habitats the better.
At Cofton we have invested heavily in biomass technology for a more eco-friendly way of generating the energy needed to power the site. During a recent session, we spent time teaching children about the biomass generator, giving an insight into why it is cleaner and greener. One delivery of wood chips can power Cofton for 10 days, including heating the swimming pool and showers.
Some of your kind words...
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