Dare we dream of a more prosperous 2012? Hoburne Holiday Parks certainly is as booking figures are up steeply on the same time last year.

The family-run park group says booking figures are up 11 percent across all seven of its sites on the same period last year, although individual parks have even more impressive figures, particularly Hoburne Park, Christchurch where figures are up a whopping 50 percent.

Centenary year

Across the company’s seven parks in Dorset, Hampshire, Devon, Somerset, the Cotswolds and Cornwall, an 11 percent overall rise is reported. It's a great start to the year for the sites group, which celebrates its centenary this year. Its story began at Hoburne Park on May 7 1912 when local man John Burry bought what was then called ‘Hubborn Farm’ at auction and his great-granddaughter is group chairman, Rosie Kennar.

“These booking figures are a fantastic start to what I am sure will be an exceptional year for us"

- explained Kennar

"To reach our centenary at the top of our game as we do is such an achievement. I am so proud of all we have accomplished and continue to achieve...The popularity of holidaying in the UK continues to grow and we look forward to welcoming even more families and couples to our Parks to join in our celebrations this year.”

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