AN AWARD-WINNING holiday park in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors is to re-open on July 4.

Wayside Holiday Park owner Mark Goodson is looking forward to an exciting and productive year, following a record-breaking 2019.

“To say I am thrilled is an understatement,” said Mark. “This has been a stressful time for everyone in the UK, as Covid-19 brought the country to a standstill. Now, as lockdown eases, there is some light at the end of the tunnel at last.”

“This is a very significant year for us, as it’s our 45th anniversary. My father founded the park in 1975, so it’s a time for celebration. Much has changed, politically and culturally, in those 45 years, but our park remains enduringly popular,” explained Mark.

“In fact, 2019 was our best ever, with a raft of awards and accolades from the AA and the late Prof David Bellamy, together with some healthy sales. And, since the season ended in October, we have completed sales worth £450,000. But as the new season starts, albeit late, it’s time to look ahead.”

Wayside is located on a picturesque site at the village of Wrelton, between Kirkbymoorside and Pickering, within easy reach of Yorkshire's coastline, historic market towns, world-class heritage and superb walking country

Mark said: “If you are thinking about buying the ideal holiday home for this year, now is the time to look. We have a number of spare pitches and new lodges on the park, which are ideal for anyone wanting to get away from it all and making a home in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

“I feel that, because of Covid-19, foreign travel is out for many people for the foreseeable future. Thoughts will be turning to risk-free holidays in this country and I can reassure everyone that we are ensuring that Wayside is incredibly safe. The interests of all our residents are paramount.

“Despite the indifferent weather last year, we enjoyed a very happy and successful time at Wayside and we are consistently amazed and humbled by the positive comments we receive from all our owners on site. Many have said how much they have missed being here this year.”

In the extended close season, Mark and the Wayside team have been working hard, socially-distanced, of course, to make the park ready for its special 45th anniversary year.

“We have been busy, planting new flower beds, creating new streams and upgrading the park’s facilities to make it the finest in the area. We are very proud of what we can offer.

For further information, please contact Mark Goodson on 01751 472608 or or visit