December has seen a flurry of support for the local community thanks to the Winter Wonderland at Ruda Holiday Park. Activities such as Breakfast with Santa, meeting Santa’s reindeer, Christmas concerts, and an Elf Academy were open to the public for those looking to enjoy some festive fun throughout the holiday season.
We were also delighted to open up our Breakfast with Santa to local children as part of the Holiday Activity and Food Project run by Devon County Council. Created in response to Marcus Rashford’s national campaign, this initiative ensures children who receive free school meals during term time receive a hot meal and enriching activity during school holidays.
The visit included a hot breakfast, a visit with Santa, arts and crafts, story time, and a toy to take away. A second session, Dip and Dine, included a morning swim session followed by lunch. Further to this, we also donated meal vouchers to Kingsacre Primary School in nearby Braunton.
Elsewhere on the park, an Aladdin-themed pantomime also brought festive cheer, with tickets to every show donated to NHS workers and Over and Above, a charity supporting the work of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Steve Richards, CEO, Parkdean Resorts, said: “Having a positive impact on the local community is a core part of the Parkdean Resorts ethos of looking after our people, parks, and planet, and the team at Ruda Holiday Park embody this brilliantly. Providing vital support to local children and thanking NHS workers continues their regular programme of community-based activities, such as the Wave Rangers project, calendar of bi-monthly beach cleans, and work with The Wave Project surf school, and we look forward to building on this in the year ahead.”