Haven, Center Parcs And Butlins Set To Reopen With ‘Major Changes’

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Haven Holiday Parks have announced that they’re setting plans in motion to reopen their UK holiday locations from July, but that adjustments have been made to ensure safety guidelines are followed in order to allow the public back in.

These adjustments mean dramatic changes to the current offerings at the parks, which the company has temporarily renamed to Haven Hideaways.

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Haven Hideaways will allow the public to visit a Haven location for either a Caravan or Camping break, but the holidaymaker will not have access to usual amenities usually offered in packages – such as swimming pools, activities, restaurants, pubs and entertainment. The aim is to give families a ‘much-needed break’, while still adhering to social distancing rules.

The company has also confirmed that prices for these holidays have been adjusted to reflect the experience and guests who already have breaks booked during this period will not be affected at this stage. Gerard Tempest, guest and proposition director, said: “We have thousands of guests who have already had breaks cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“We look forward to reopening our parks as soon as government advice allows and as soon it is safe to do so, and are busy making changes to the way we operate our parks to ensure we can comply with the latest requirements.

“With social distancing requirements likely to remain in place, we don’t expect to be able to provide the full Haven experience to the number of guests we would normally welcome. “However we can still provide the chance for families to escape to the British coast and enjoy a breath of fresh air at the seaside on a Haven Hideaway break.”

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Butlins is planning to increase the amount of entertainment shows on offer per-day for customers upon reopening, but will only allow a certain amount of people in to keep to social distancing measures.

Center Parcs has also promised future holidaymakers that they will ensure the safe reopening of their locations, and has also warned those looking to book a break that there will be changes to their current offerings.

[Featured Image Credit: Haven / Butlins]