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How Are Plassey Holiday Park Trying to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint?

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about carbon footprints and how we can reduce them. This is something that many North Wales Holiday Parks  are concerned about. At Plassey Holiday Park, we are lucky enough to be located in one of the most naturally beautiful areas in the world, and we want to make sure that it stays that way. So, what is a carbon footprint, and what are we doing to reduce ours?

To put it simply, the term carbon footprint is used to describe the impact something will have on the environmental. The word ‘carbon’ covers all the different greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, while ‘footprint’ is used to describe the impact that something has. So, the bigger your carbon footprint, the more negative the impact on the environment.

Global warming has become a hot topic in recent years and one that many holiday parks in North Wales take great interest in. Research has shown that it is being caused by the release of certain types of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere; the most common being carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is emitted when fossil fuels are burnt in homes, factories or at power plants. Other greenhouse gases include; methane – which comes from agricultural areas and landfill sites, and nitrous oxide – which is more potent than carbon dioxide and tends to be released during various industrial processes and through some farming processes.

In the UK, recent figures show that the total impact of greenhouse gasses on the environment can be broken down as follows: carbon dioxide (86%), methane (7%), nitrous oxide (6%) and refrigerant gases (1%). As you can see from the ‘conservation‘ page on our website, Plassey is pretty unique when it comes to caravan sites near Wrexham. We consciously work towards achieving a David Bellamy Conservation Award every year, and are proud to have been awarded a Gold Award each year since 2002, for our conservation efforts; reducing our carbon footprint is just one part of this.

As part of our focus on conservation, we have been looking for an alternative way to heat our swimming pool for many years now. We are delighted to have found a much more environmentally friendly way to do this, and works are currently underway with the installation of 50 solar panels onto the swimming pool roof, which will be able to produce about 12.5kw of power. The power these panels produce can be used to run all the water pump and filter systems, with any excess electricity being pumped back into the National Grid. In addition to this, the solar panels will be used to power a large air source heat pump – this specialised equipment uses the “free heat energy” within the air and converts that energy into heating the pool water. It is so efficient that for every 1 unit of electricity used, it converts a further 4 units of energy direct from the air!

The solar panels and air source heat pump will greatly reduce our carbon footprint, and to cap this we are also in the process of installing a new ducted warm air system to the pool building, with all works to be completed and ready for opening on 11th March. This will ensure that our guests are satisfied with the warmth of the building as they are getting in and out of the pool.

When all combined, this will provide an amazing experience for our guests; this is something that we pride ourselves on. For more information about our luxury holiday park in North Wales and the conservation work that we do, please call us on 01978 780 277 or drop us an email at enquiries@plassey.com


7 Night Rewards – Book Now For Summer 2016

If you are thinking about spending some time in North Wales, then why not choose Plassey Holiday Park, one of the leading touring sites in North Wales not only are we just a short drive away from Manchester, Liverpool and the Midlands, but we offer an exciting variety of on site and off site activities and attractions to keep you busy for days! There’s so much to do here, that we think you need at least seven days to fit everything in and have time for a well deserved rest. As follows, we have introduced our seven night rewards promotion.

Book now to stay for seven nights or more from 22nd July to the 31st of August 2016, and you will receive a £20 voucher* to use at the Plassey Golf Haybank Clubhouse & Grill. This voucher is redeemable against food, drinks or a round of golf – the choice is entirely yours! *(bookings must be made before the 31st March 2016 to receive the £20 voucher).

You won’t have any trouble filling your time, because as one of the leading luxury holiday parks in North Wales, we have lots to keep both you and the family entertained. One such example is our fantastic North Wales golf course, where you can partake in a nine-hole game set in stunning parkland, or try your hand at our adjoining par three pitch and putt or driving range. Conversely, if fishing is more your thing, then take some time out at one of our five fishing ponds – all stocked with plenty of F1, tench and carp to keep you busy. Or simply take a stroll along our two miles of natural pathways, all of which have dog-friendly gates for man’s best friend, or if you prefer you can use the cycleways for those with mountain bikes.

As an alternative to fishing or golfing, there is our unique retail village, packed full of small boutiques stocking items you won’t find anywhere else. We also have a professional hair and beauty salon, offering the very latest in Elemis skin and body care and St Tropez tanning – so you can go home with a tan whatever the weather! We’ve not forgotten about the kids either, with our amazing Welsh castle themed play park, indoor swimming pool, badminton court, table tennis table, and games room; they certainly won’t be bored!

Outside Plassey, there are many things for all visitors from any of the touring caravan sites to take advantage of. The Welsh Government recently designated 2016 as Wales’ Year of Adventure – with not just a focus on adrenaline fuelled adventures, but adventurous experiences for the mind and body which are based on the rich cultural heritage of the surrounding area. There are lots of events being organised, such as the Snowdon Marathon, the Dragon Ride, and lots of food and music festivals too. There really is something for everyone – regardless of age or ability.

To explore all that one of the leading touring sites in North Wales has to offer, you definitely need at least seven days here – so why not book a stay at Plassey Park now and be rewarded for your choice? To find out more about our Seven Night Reward programme, please call us on 01978 780 277 or drop us an email on enquiries@plassey.com

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