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David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature

Our next challenge is the ‘Pollinator Patch’ Challenge.

We are creating areas full of plants pollinating insects need to feed and reproduce, creating a haven for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. This will ensure that forage and shelter for pollinators is available for as much of the year as possible.

We have recently doubled the size of our wildflower meadow, by collecting seed from the existing meadow and sowing it in the adjoining grassland.  The areas of yellow rattle and oxeye daisies have increased naturally, and we were thrilled to see how many wild orchids have become established this year. Our caravan owners have been planting the wildflower seeds we gave them at our Jubilee celebrations, in their gardens or borders at the park, or at their homes. Some of the jubilee seeds were planted in bare soil patches dug up by moles, within the wildflower meadow.

We also ask our owners to do their bit for pollinators, by planting their herbaceous borders on the park with pollinator friendly plants, with lots of areas left for natural wildflowers like foxgloves.
The tubs were planted with pansies in early spring, for bees to feed on when they are in desperate need of food.
We have encouraged flower planting all around the park, to provide different flowers for pollinators through the seasons.


The David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous ‘Special Species’ Challenge has now been completed.

A special message from Rufus Bellamy to all the team at Fairview Holiday Park,

“Many thanks for taking part in the 2022 David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature, and for all the amazing work you are doing for wildlife. It is great to hear about all the different types of habitats you are managing with nature in mind.
I would particularly like to congratulate you, and all of your team, for winning the Special Species challenge. It is really wonderful that all your hard work over the past few years has obviously increased the number of hedgehogs on your lovely park – many thanks for all the photographs. You have achieved something significant. Well done to all involved!”

The David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature is an exciting new initiative that lets holiday parks and residential home parks show the world how dedicated they are to helping Britain’s wildlife.

We have made the pledge to commit ourselves to:

  • improving our existing habitats for wildlife
  • creating new wildlife habitats and features where possible
  • managing our green space in as environmentally friendly a way as possible
  • involving our guests in wildlife conservation
  • engaging with local conservation bodies and projects.

Each year, we have committed to one big project to help nature. In 2021, we are taking up the special species challenge: We have chosen the ‘Hedgehog’ as an at risk species to give it a helping hand, with the help of our owners. Our aim is to provide the hedgehog with the food, shelter and protection it needs to live and thrive.

Keep sending in all your pictures and let us know what you are doing to help, from putting up hedgehog houses to installing feeding stations.

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society can give you more tips on how to be hedgehog hero.

Our thanks go to our owners who have been regularly feeding hedgehogs all around the park. Special thanks go to Dianne and Grahame, who have set up a wonderful feeding station and filmed the antics of a little family, who have grown from just 1 or 2, to sometimes 5 at a time!


Wildlife at Fairview

We have fantastic wildlife here at Fairview. We are proud to be awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation since 2012. The award shows the parks commitment to protect and enhance Britain’s natural environment. The tranquil, rural environment is home to a number of habitats. Static caravan owners can enjoy an abundance of wildlife including Woodpeckers, Kingfishers and Owls. Many species can be appreciated during a leisurely stroll through the park scenic grounds, or by exploring the local footpaths.

Pictures taken by some of our holiday home owners.


November 2019

A recent night time visitor to our lake.

Click on the video link below to see an otter having a feast!


The hardworking bees love our owners gardens

Park wildlife species list

For 2019 we are compiling a Park Wildlife Species List, we are asking everyone to record their wildlife sightings and send us photographs where possible. At the end of the season, the information will be collated in a list, which will show the diverse and varied wildlife we have here on the park.

Here are some of the owners photographs sent in so far:


Fairview Holiday Park Environmental Policy

We believe we have a very special environment at our Herefordshire holiday park. It provides a natural oasis for wildlife. It is our aim to further protect, conserve and enhance our park and to increase the bio diversity of the site, whilst creating a great holiday environment for our customers.

We are committed to:

  • Managing the park and grounds in an environmentally responsible way by re-using, re-cycling and conserving resources, whenever possible.
  • Conducting our work operations and any new development of the park in a sustainable way with minimum impact on our surroundings.
  • Complying with all the necessary environmental legislation’s and codes of practice.
  • Creating habitats within the park grounds to encourage and increase wildlife and wildflowers.
  • Creating opportunities for our customers to observe, and enjoy the natural countryside, to participate in conservation, whilst gaining further knowledge and information to enhance their experience.
  • Encouraging our customers to reduce, re-use and recycle, to conserve natural resources.
  • Providing up to date information for our customers so they can take full advantage of local amenities and events to support the local community.
  • Continually reviewing our policies and embracing new ideas for best practice, to improve our conservation objectives in as many areas as possible.


Hedge laying

Hedge laying was carried out by Stephen in January 2019, these are the before and after pictures taken in January and June. Stephen was taught the skill of hedge laying by his grandfather many years ago.


Lots of Frog and Toad Activity in our fishing pool, March 2019


We are delighted that Fairview Holiday Park has received the coveted David Bellamy Conservation Award at Gold level for the Sixth year.

The David Bellamy Conservation Award is a special accolade awarded each year to qualifying parks by Professor Bellamy. With the assistance of park guests and local wildlife groups, he assesses their contribution to sustaining and enhancing the natural world.

At Fairview, we believe we have a very special park environment, providing a natural oasis for wildlife. It is our aim to further protect, conserve and enhance our park and to increase the bio diversity of the site, whilst creating a great holiday environment for our customers.

We are a David Bellamy Honey Bee Friendly Park

We are proud to achieve the Gold standard for 2018/19, we are working hard work to help Britain’s bees – we are officially a “Honey Bee Friendly” park.


As part of our continued commitment to conservation we have taken part for the 4th year, in the David Bellamy Award Honey Bee Friendly Park Project. Bees are a vital part of the British countryside and there has been a recent dramatic decline in many of Britain’s bee species so we will be doing what we can to help with Bee conservation. To help with the BBKA honey bee pledge, please consider planting bee friendly plants in your planters and designated garden areas. Lists and guides of bee friendly plants are available from the Tourist information Room.

Wildflower Habitat Badge

For 2018/19 we are proud to announce we have achieved the David Bellamy Wildflower Habitat Badge, the second award in the ‘5 in 5’ Habitat Badge scheme.

Why wildflowers?
Native British wildflowers are incredibly important as food sources for pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies, which are, in turn, vital for the health of the wider countryside. Wildflower meadows and the insects they attract also provide food and cover for many small mammals, birds and other animals. Many wildflowers are themselves rare and endangered. They are also incredibly beautiful and a vanishing part of the unique tapestry of the British Countryside.

At Fairview we have been working hard over the last few years to establish a large wildflower meadow planted predominately with local seeds. The Wildflower meadow is now in its second year, with Yellow Rattle, Common Knapweed,  Birdsfoot Trefoil, Agrimony,  Ribwort, Plantain, Common Catsear, SelfHeal, Eyebright, Lesser Stitchwort, Hop Trefoil, Crow Garlic, Sweet Vernal Grass, Crested Dogstail, Yorkshire Fog, Meadow Foxtail, Common Bent, and  Ox-eye Daisy in evidence.

The total area of the wildflower meadow is 1122m, however approx. 140m of this meadow has been re-planted this year to replace areas too densely populated with weeds.

We have large grassland areas and wildflower margins around the park. The total of all the wildflower areas combined is 4668m.

Our newly seeded section of our wildflower meadow has looked fantastic this August 2018

Great photo’s of ‘Fairview Fluffies’ taken by Don, one of our owners, July 2018

Photos of our existing Wildlife Meadow June 2018


Hedgerow Award Habitat Badge

For 2017/18 we are proud to announce that we have received our first David Bellamy ‘5 in 5’ habitat badge ‘Hedgerows ‘ for the value of the wildlife friendly hedgerows we have on park.


We have approximately 500 metres of native hedges we have planted and laid.

There are 50 metres of hedgerows due to be laid this Autumn/winter.

There is approximately 200 metres of hedgerow we have planted which is still growing, prior to being laid and approx. 350 metres of existing native hedgerows.

We have 150 metres of Leylandi Hedgerows which was grown mainly for screening purposes and approx. 40 metres of hedgerow which is mixed but predominately Snowberry (Symphoricarpos).

An approx. total of 1290 metres of hedgerows on the main part of our park. (This is not including the natural boundaries of the park and field hedgerows).



Stunning photo of a Swan and Cygnets at Bodenham Lakes

Taken by one of our owners Chris Gillett.  Bodenham lakes are well worth a visit, 160 different species of birds have been recorded here!


Swan and her cygnets on the lake


Below are examples of wildbirds and animals which have been photographed at Fairview Holiday Park and also our Picnic Benches made from recycled plastic milk cartons. Followed by pictures of various funghi, flowers and grasses found on the park.