Decades of Happy Memories at Highlands End

5 November 2021Holiday Park News

Today, James met with Peter and Christine Felton, a lovely couple who have been coming to Highlands End Holiday Park since the 1950’s, and who we have written about on this blog a couple of times before.

Peter first visited what was Highlands End Farm in 1955 with his parents, which was long before we came to own it in 1971! The couple also celebrated their honeymoon in 1965 and Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2015 here on the park, with many happy visits in between. Generations of their family have enjoyed regular visits to the park and the Dorset coastline.

We met them today at the end of a 2 week break with their family in one of our 3 bedroom lodges and they presented us with something rather special. Back in the sixties, the drive and original entrance were surrounded by beautiful pink and red wild fuschia bushes, but since then, Highlands has needed a new drive to allow better access for large caravans and the bushes are no longer there. However, Peter and Christine took cuttings at the time and have been growing the plants in their garden ever since. Today they presented us with two young plants, grown from the original cuttings taken here in the 1960’s, for us to replant back where they belong. It’s not time to plant them yet, so we’ll carefully look after them until the spring when we can find somewhere suitable.


Hearing heartwarming stories like this from families who have enjoyed so many happy memories here really puts a smile on all our faces and everyone at West Dorset Leisure Holidays wishes Peter, Christine and their family many more happy holidays here with us.


You can read our last two blog posts on this lovely couple here:

VIPs at Highlands End Holiday Park

Memories of Highlands End

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse