The Wayside Family
Wayside Holiday Park is set in a wonderful location on the edge of The North Yorkshire Moors, just outside of Pickering and what is apparent is that Park is extremely well tendered and cared for. One feels at home from the moment you arrive from the warm welcome extended by the owner family, just as their ancestors greeted holidaymakers throughout their 35+ years of history. Wayside has been handed down from father to son over three generations, each of whom are passionate about the care of their holiday homeowners, to ensure a relaxing stay and enjoyable holiday.
Going back to the 1940’s, Herbert Goodson owned cinemas in the Midlands prior to purchasing The Grand at Filey, which was at the time was a thriving Butlins seaside destination. During the 1970’s decline of cimenagoers Herbert’s wife Bobbie (Herbert had died in 1967) with his brother David and Herbert’s son Roger decided to leave the world of cinema’s and buy Wayside. A brave move, as at the time of purchase Wayside had gas lighting and water via standpipes!
With no knowledge of running a holiday park the family quickly learnt and put in place a huge development programme to bring the site up to holiday standards of the time. The old gas lighting system was replaced with electric and mains water installed direct to each holiday home, with a shower block for the Touring and Camping visitors. The foresight of the Goodson family combined with their great customer service reaped benefits all round. Holidaymakers of the time flocked to the site, with availability hard to come by during the height of the summer months.
This reputation of excellence, friendly customer service and hands-on approach with wise investment remains true today. Wayside Holiday Park is currently a 5* luxury holiday destination for static homes and is now in the safe hands of Roger and his son Mark (third generation of the Goodson Family). They are ably assisted by on-site park director, Trevor Jones who lives on the Park with his lovely wife Angela plus children David and Emily.
Over the years, the park has been changed from a touring and static site to a 5*rated luxury holiday park which caters for the discerning holiday homeowner who requires top quality services, exclusive homes and great views. All coupled with a secure and hassle free environment, peace, tranquillity, and family owners who strive for the highest standards possible in a holiday park.
In a recent survey of the current holiday home owners most commented that they had chosen Wayside as it was a place for peace and quiet, to relax and recharge. In addition, it is in a fantastic location being close to The North Yorkshire Moors, with the bonus of the both the beautiful Yorkshire coast and the historic city of York being but a stone’s throw away.
If you where to pop along to the Park you’d see Roger, Mark and Trevor with sleeves rolled up keeping up the high standards they have set for the Park. Though Roger is now in his eightieth year he is happiest on his ride-on mower or chatting with the owners, many of whom have know him for years and feel very much part of the ‘Wayside Family’.