Bridlington and Withernsea
Sproatley East Yorkshire
Burton Constable Caravan Park
Burton Constable Holiday Park & Arboretum is set within 300 acres of the magnificent grounds of Burton Constable Hall in the depths of the rural East Riding of Yorkshire. Burton Constable is a splendid example of an Elizabethan mansion with parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1770s, which has been in the Constable family for more than 400 years and is still lived in by the family to this day.
The late John Raleigh Chichester-Constable introduced the caravan park business into the estate in 1968. He originally opened the site for touring caravans on a small paddock alongside one of two split-level lakes in the parkland of Burton Constable Hall, now known as Lakeside. Mr Constables family continues his legacy to develop and enhance his beloved park to this day.
In the early 1970s, the first 10 acres were developed with static caravans around the outer edge with room for touring caravans in the middle. In 1984, a further 10 acres at the south end of the lower lake were developed for static caravans, which is now known as meadows.
In the late 1990s, the touring caravans were moved to a new site alongside the top lake, with room for a mixture of tents and caravans together with a new shower and toilet block. Mr Constable first witnessed the sight of timber lodges while in Scotland in 2002, which then gave him an idea.
In 2004, Wycliffe Park was developed for timber lodges and static caravans, with more emphasis on space and landscaping than ever before. John Chichester-Constable commenced the planting of an Arboretum in 2002, which reflects the history of Burton Constable. The project is now complete and covers almost 30 acres.