Mercia Marina retains awards

Published: Thursday, 20 June 2024

MERCIA Marina proudly announces the retention of its prestigious Five Star Holiday Park rating along with the highly coveted Gold Award, by VisitEngland.

Several key improvements

The recent assessment highlighted several key improvements that have further enhanced the visitor experience at the Trent & Mersey Canal marina, with Tony Preston, Sales and Marketing Manager, expressing his delight at the park's retained rating and award, emphasizing that Mercia Marina never stands still, he telling:

BandStand 2Among the notable upgrades is the transformation of the unique bandstand. The steps have been converted into relaxed, grass-covered seating, enhancing both the use and appearance of the area. Additionally, accessibility has been improved along with further health and safety measures to ensure a safe and pleasurable environment.

Looking ahead, Mercia Marina has ambitious plans to deliver the Promenade. A landmark building mirroring the award winning design and style of the Boardwalk and Piazza. The development will further enhance the marina's appeal, delivering more retail, restaurants and luxury residential apartments.

Mercia Marina is a hub of activity and offers a superb range of shopping, food, and beverage outlets, catering to holiday guests and day visitors. The park's commitment to conservation is evident in the numerous areas designed to attract wildlife, adding to the overall charm and tranquillity of the setting.

Top marks

The VisitEngland assessment awarded Mercia Marina top marks across all the various categories, including cleanliness, reception, facilities, recreation, and grounds. Highlights of the assessment included:

Boardwalk2023Cleanliness: Impeccable standards noted throughout.

Reception: Professional and welcoming environment.

Facilities: A diverse range of shops and eateries offering local quality produce.

Recreation, Sport & Leisure: High-quality equipment and well-maintained areas for both adults and children.

Grounds: Beautifully landscaped grounds with an emphasis on conservation and wildlife attraction.

VisitEngland stated that there was very little to suggest in terms of improvements from this assessment visit. The continued investment and ongoing maintenance and upkeep means high standards are constantly maintained.

Mercia Marina continues to be a peaceful and tranquil holiday destination, perfect for relaxation and exploration of the local area. The lodges, all meticulously maintained, feature enclosed decked areas and ample parking, providing a luxurious retreat for guests.

Nothing stands still

Tom Bloomer VisitEngland Quality Assessor told:

“As always nothing stands still at Mercia Marina. Mercia is ideal for both families and couples to enjoy. This notable destination offers a superb range of shopping, food and beverage outlets for guests and day visitors to enjoy.

"Continual investment helps improve and maintain the extremely high standards noted throughout my visit. The Gold Award is recommended for the park and is very well deserved.”