A HOLIDAY park has reopened as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

And facilities at the site, in Oxenhope, have received a revamp.

The clubhouse bar and restaurant at Upwood Holiday Park – in Blackmoor Road ­– have undergone a refurbishment, with additional new build to offer extra space for social distancing.

Ahead of English Tourism Week, Keighley MP Robbie Moore visited the site to officially open the revamped provision.

The new-look clubhouse includes wood-burning stoves, an extended play gym and children’s games room and a separate area for private functions.

Mr Moore was given a tour of the facilities by park owner Frank Towers and heard about how the business had weathered the pandemic.

Accommodation on the site ranges from caravans and tents to glamping and residential homes.

“The park is now open to the public following months of closure due to the Covid pandemic and following the lifting of most restrictions in England it is now looking to attract more UK-based visitors for staycations,” said Mr Moore.

“Upwood Holiday Park has invested heavily in refurbishment work and I was delighted to be invited to see what has taken place.

“The park is a superb location for any family and group to set-up camp for what will hopefully be a revolution in UK staycations.

“We are lucky to have many world-renowned tourist attractions across the Keighley and Ilkley constituency – from Haworth and Bronte Country to Ilkley Moor, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and East Riddlesden Hall.

“As we ease Covid restrictions and ‘build back better’ I want to see a revolution in the way we take our holidays, favouring the many destinations that the UK has to offer.

“I am a big supporter of English Tourism Week.

“It celebrates England’s diverse, exciting and vibrant tourism sector.

“Making-up 80 per cent of the UK’s visitor economy, English tourism in 2019 generated over £100 billion and supported 2.6 million jobs.

“It is a major employer of school leavers and young people, as well as an incubator for entrepreneurs and innovation.”

Mr Towers said he was delighted the park had reopened and was taking bookings once again.

He added that full Covid safety guidelines were in place.