The two Yorkshire holiday parks named among the best in the UK - beating Center Parcs and Butlins

Forest Holidays Cropton holiday park
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The best and worst holiday parks in the UK have been announced, with Forest Holidays, who have two locations in Yorkshire, Cropton Log Cabins and Keldy Log Cabins, coming in second place.

Forest Holidays received an 80% customer score on a recent survey by Which? Travel and it's easy to see why when looking at their stunning Yorkshire parks - both of which are located within the North York Moors National Park, and just minutes from the North Riding Forest Park.

Their prime locations, make them perfect for enjoying day trips to York, Whitby, Scarborough, and Robin Hood's Bay, meaning guests can make the most of the remote forest location while also enjoying some time in the cities, or going for a swim in the sea.

Forest Holidays Keldy park
The two holiday parks are both located in the North York Moors National Park -Credit:Forest Holidays

Both parks are relatively close to Go Ape at Dalby Forest and the Great Yorkshire Brewery Tour, so those of all ages can find something that suits them. Also nearby is the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where you may catch a glimpse of the Harry Potter steam train.

There's plenty on offer at the parks themselves too, including horse riding, archery, and axe throwing. And for those looking for a more laid-back holiday, each cabin comes equipped with a hot tub, and spa treatments can be booked either in advance or upon arrival.

According to Which?'s survey, Forest Holidays came out on top when compared to Center Parcs and Butlins. However, it was Potters Resorts, who have sites in Essex and Norfolk, who took first place with their all-inclusive stays.

Forest Holidays Cropton park
The idyllic forest location also means guests can take day trips to a number of nearby cities and towns -Credit:Forest Holidays

And it was Pontins, with their two Somerset and Suffolk sites that had the unfortunate luck to finish last on the list.

Announcing the results of their survey, Which? Travel deputy editor Naomi Leach said: “With so many holiday park options to choose from it isn’t always easy to know which will be the right fit for your family.

"Our latest survey shows it’s worth looking beyond the best-known names, with smaller and independent resorts offering excellent value for money, great customer service and plenty of entertainment."

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