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Daily news & jobs: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk Staycation boost for luxury cabins


Rural holiday accommodation specialists Forest Holidays is gearing up to progress a bou- tique cabin rollout throughout the UK, aſter securing a major financial deal. The company, which has


grown despite the recession thanks to the staycation trend, offers rural retreats which it claims are equally as appeal- ing for a romantic break as a family holiday. Its forest cab- ins – in the Forest of Dean, Cornwall, Sherwood Forest and North Yorkshire – have hot tubs, treehouses and offer a host of outdoor adventures, including Forest Rangers who teach children about wildlife. Te financial deal, which was brokered by


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Te increases in domestic holidays in the UK has been a boost


SRP Risk & Finance LLP and GVA Leisure, involved the separation of Forest Holidays’ cabin business from its camping business and introduced Lloyds Development Capital as leading shareholder. Te camping busi- ness has been renamed Camping in the Forest


LLP, and is majority owned by the Camping & Caravanning Club and the Forestry Commission. Director at GVA Leisure, John Anderson,


said: “A growing demand for UK domes- tic short break holidays will continue to make our business models attractive invest- ment propositions over the coming years.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=e3g4j


Green light given for £5m Harlow leisure plans


Harlow town centre’s ongoing transformation has received a boost with news that planning approval has been given for a £5m leisure desti- nation. Located in the upper floor of the Harvey


Centre shopping mall, the scheme comprises a multiplex, five restaurants and two cafes. Colman Architects is in charge of the design. Details: http://lei.sr?a=O5N3Y


Swansea watersports centre opens


Te 360 Beach and Watersports Centre in Swansea Bay has opened its doors to the public. Te new £1.4m facility, operated in partner- ship by Swansea University and Bay Leisure, will feature beach and water sports as well as football and rugby facilities. Organisers hope to prove Swansea’s status as


a world-class destination for beach- and water- based sports, as well as improving accessibility and inclusivity in sport through the activities available. Te opening weekend featured free taster sessions for children and adults includ- ing beach volleyball, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and power kiting. The project has been managed by


Swansea Council and is backed by the Welsh Government through the European


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Te £1.4m centre will offer kayaking and canoeing


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