Country Parks hailed as 'Great Visitor Destinations'
"A lot of hard work, skill and expertise go into maintaining the parks from our staff and I thank them all for their hard work which is reflected in this award."
Warwickshire's visitor economy has received a big boost with the recognition of three of its country parks as "great visitor destinations."
Burton Dassett Hills Country Park, Hartshill Hayes Country Park, and Kingsbury Water Park, which are run by Warwickshire County Council, have earned the accolade in 2021 Travellers’ Choice Award from travel platform Tripadvisor.
The 2021 Travellers’ Choice Award celebrates attractions that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe, based upon positive reviews and ratings on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months.
More than ever in the past difficult year the three country parks have delighted visitors with their outdoor spaces, activities, and facilities.
The parks are maintained by the county council whose staff are out there in all weathers 365 days a year to keep the spaces safe, attractive and uplifting.
Cllr Heather Timms, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Climate & Culture, said: “We are very proud of our country parks and are delighted to have received this award. They are very special places and the county council is committed to keeping them that way so that visitors continue to enjoy them in the future.
"A lot of hard work, skill and expertise go into maintaining the parks from our staff and I thank them all for their hard work which is reflected in this award.
"Over the past 18 months outdoors spaces have played a crucial role in supporting residents’ mental health and wellbeing and this award underlines the importance of spending time outside to stay safe, well and connected.
"Warwickshire County Council will continue to maintain these parks so that they can be enjoyed by our local communities now and for future generations.”
Recent Tripadvisor reviews include Lousie’s comment about the Burton Dassett Hills as a “brilliant place to spend some quality family time outdoors.” Archie said Kingsbury Water Park is a “lovely place with loads of places to walk, and good play areas for the kids' while Sally comments that Hartshill Hayes is “wonderful for walks in spring when the bluebells are in blossom. Fantastic dog walking location for families.”
To read more travellers’ reviews and find out more about the popular features of Burton Dassett Hills Country Park, Hartshill Hayes Country Park, and Kingsbury Water Park, visit the following pages on Tripadvisor: