Goodson family continue to invest in North Yorkshire

Goodson family continue to invest in North Yorkshire

A Yorkshire entrepreneur who was raised in the entertainment industry has invested £500,000 into a new exclusive holiday park in the North York Moors National Park.

Mark Goodson, whose father, uncle and grandfather ran cinemas in Filey, Tadcaster and Sleaford, is developing the 10-acre Wayside Lakes at Wrelton, between Kirkbymoorside and Pickering.

The £500,000 development is situated next to the successful Wayside Holiday Park, which the Goodson family have owned since 1975.

The five-star development, whose focal point is two picturesque lakes, can cater for up to 38 exclusive lodges.

Already there are seven lodges on site, with strong interest coming in for others from across the north of England.

Goodson said: “Wayside Lakes is the newest addition to Wayside Holiday Park and we believe strongly it’s our best creation to date.

“The quality holiday lodge market is buoyant, thanks to the strength of the so-called grey pound, and we are discovering that an exclusive holiday park is an idea whose time has come.

“Most of our new owners are 50-plus, professional and white collar workers who are retired or semi-retired.

“They have decent pension pots and want a comfortable and attractive home, away from the bustling world, but close enough to beautiful countryside and sophisticated tourist attractions. They find our development fits this bill perfectly.”

Goodson stressed that Wayside Holiday Park development was an intrinsic part of Yorkshire, not just because so many wonderful tourist attractions, such as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Yorkshire coast, are on the doorstep, but also because all the suppliers and contractors of the development are local.