IT'S all about the Great British staycation this summer.

And that's music to the ears of staff at this family run New Forest holiday firm.

With Covid uncertainty making millions of holiday makers reluctant to book foreign travel and hopes high that travel will soon be possible around the UK again, holiday makers are busy beating the January blues by booking a British break.

Brexit and financial uncertainty are also having an impact on foreign holidays and helping to give a much-needed boost to the UK's Covid ravaged tourist industry.

Shorefield Holidays is offering a Covid guarantee and 20 per cent off all breaks until the end of the month.

The company was born in 1958 when Dr Robert Pollock bought a small caravan park next to a worked-out gravel pit near Milford-on Sea because he couldn't find anywhere to pitch his holiday caravan and transformed it into Shorefield Country Park.

For the first 18 years, the business was run by Dr Pollock as a sideline to his main career as a GP in Bedford. The Doc, as he was known, used to drive the 260 miles every weekend to visit the park. When he retired from medicine, Dr Pollock moved to Milford.

Dr Pollock’s children, the present directors, joined the business in the 1970s and it's now one of the biggest holiday companies on the South Coast, winning awards and providing high-quality accommodation in hundreds of chalets, caravans, holiday lodges and camping pitches.

Shorefield Country Park now boasts a luxurious spa bath, steam room and sauna, a fully equipped gym, tennis courts and a five-a-side football pitch. There are eight other similar parks including Oakdene Forest Park and Forest Edge Park, both near Ringwood, Lytton Lawn Touring Park in Milford, Swanage Coastal Park and Merley Court Holiday Park in Wimborne.

Marketing director Lesley Lawrence, said: “Throughout our 60 years in business, Shorefield have been very proud to receive multiple awards for many aspects of our business, from our David Bellamy Conservation Awards which highlight our dedication to the flora and fauna that reside on our parks, to our TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards which reflects our high standards of customer care. We also run the Dr Pollock Training Academy, in honour of the company’s founder, which recognises excellence and develops tourism and leisure leaders of the future.”

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