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About Us - History of the Sites
Robin Hood Caravan Park is one of three parks owned and operated by the Palmer family.
The first site, Crows Nest Caravan Park was purchased in 1947 by Frank and Kathleen Palmer as Crows Nest Farm. The first caravans appeared in 1956, and ever since then we, as a family, have been providing caravan holidays and short breaks for families and couples.
In the early years the Crows Nest was run in conjunction with the dairy and poultry farm, this was until the late 1970s when milking was transferred elsewhere. In the mid 1980s the farming activities were ceased and the caravan park modernised and updated to facilitate the siting of what was then a new concept, the 12 ft wide caravan. Since then we have constantly endeavoured to update the facilities on the park which now include lounge bar, swimming pool, games room, fish and chip shop and conservatory area. The shop has now been modernised to a fully equipped supermarket.
In 1999 we purchased our second caravan park near York called Robin Hood Caravan Park managed by Rebecca and Damian Palmer-Bunting and family. The site was bought as a touring field with just 7 static caravans. Since purchasing the park, the Palmer family have developed it into a luxury 5*, multi award winning caravan and camping park adding new drainage, power, lighting, roads and a play area.
More recently we have fully redecorated the shower block and developed a treasure trail to help guests find their way around the park and the village of Slingsby.
Robin Hood Caravan Park is predominantly a static caravan park - with units for hire and sale, however touring caravans and tents are welcome on spacious grassed and hardstanding pitches.
In 2007 we purchased Jasmine Park, a luxury caravan park between Scarborough and Pickering. Jasmine Park specialises in caravan sales, seasonal touring caravans, caravan storage and camping. Over the years the park has developed into an award winning 5* caravan park, focusing on high quality facilities and customer service.