Lomond Woods Holiday Park (Wood Leisure), a local family business from Balloch, beat off stiff competition on Sunday 29 October to be crowned ‘Best Glamping’ winners at the 2017 Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards held at the Glasgow Marriott.
The strong competition included fantastic entries from some of Scotland’s best glamping establishments with Loch Tay Highland Lodges deservedly taking the runners up title. The Wood Leisure team took to the stage to collect their prize from The X Factor’s James Hughes.
The header photo shows the Wood Leisure team with the award, from Left to Right; Colin Wood, Carlie Woods, Jenna Morrison, Kirsty Wood Thomson, Rachel Wood Dishington, Sarah Wood MacGregor, Margaret Wood, Bruce Thomson, Calum MacGregor & The X Factor’s James Hughes.
Our team and the Wood Leisure family have worked extremely hard over the last year to grow our glamping offering and ensure we provide customers with a variety of options to suit every style.Paula Smith
Paula Smith, Park Manager at Lomond Woods Holiday Park said:
“We are absolutely over the moon to take home ‘Best Glamping’ at the SOLA awards. Our team and the Wood Leisure family have worked extremely hard over the last year to grow our glamping offering and ensure we provide customers with a variety of glamping options to suit every style. Our category had some fabulous competition with an array of glamping options so we are even more thrilled to be crowned ‘Best Glamping’ winners. We would like to thank our loyal customers who nominated us and SOLA for an absolutely fantastic evening.”
Now in its second year, the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards were created to showcase and reward outstanding contributions to Scotland’s outdoor and leisure industry across 17 categories including Scotland’s Best Glamping. With over 35,000 votes cast this year the park is thrilled to have not only won but to have just been shortlisted as finalists for the 2017 awards which was a fantastic achievement in itself.
Lomond Woods Holiday Park has been owned and managed by the Wood Family for almost 25 years. Colin and Margaret started the business in 1981 in Perthshire and now two generations of the family operate five family holiday parks across Scotland under the Wood Leisure brand.
Lomond Woods has consistently achieved a 5 star status in the Visit Scotland Quality Grading as well as awarded certificates of excellence by Trip Advisor and Booking.com for the last three years in a row. The parks self-catering accommodation is ideal for family holidays, set right at the Gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. From luxurious Signature Collection lodges with private hot tubs to quirky glamping pods, every family can find just the right holiday experience.
In the hectic pace of everyday life Lomond Woods Holiday Park brings families together and brings families back to nature. Whether it's a walk to explore the dramatic scenery of the national park and its wildlife, a relaxing cruise on the Loch or the challenge of a new pursuit, canoeing, water skiing or zip-wiring through the trees for an adrenaline rush, Lomond Woods has it all right on the doorstep.
To cater for the luxury glamping market, Lomond Woods offers stylish en-suite glamping pods, complete with their own kitchenette, toilet and shower room, which provide a luxurious glamping getaway for couples and families of up to four.
If visitors prefer the more rustic glamping experience the park offers a variety of four and six berth wooden family pods complete with small fridge, kettle and heater to get that ‘back to nature’ vibe whilst still having a few ‘home from home’ comforts. Guests staying in these stylish pods also get the use of the parks recently upgraded toilet and shower facilities and modern family bathrooms.
The park already has plans for additional camping pods to be introduced to Lomond Woods as well as the other Wood Leisure parks. Alongside their passionate family and team, Wood Leisure and Lomond Woods will continue to invest in their parks and facilities to ensure guests receive an exceptional customer experience now and in the future!