Blue Anchor Leisure History...
Blue Anchor Leisure Ltd. Has a proud heritage on the East coast, founded by John Woodward OBE in the late 60's, born and bred in Ingoldmells near Skegness, where the company is based, he started manufacturing caravans and quickly grew into a major player. The company won the Queens award for export in 1974 and 1975. At the same time he started to acquire sites around the East coast, building the successful empire today that is Blue Anchor Leisure.
Blue Anchor Leisure is the company that in 1995 opened the pioneering theme park on the East Coast, “Fantasy Island”, alongside Europes largest open air 7 day market.
John Woodward was awarded the OBE in 2006, not only recognising his contribution to tourism, but also the fact that he was the largest single contributor to research into children's Leukaemia. Over recent years he has also donated over £2.3 million to the Outwood Bound Trust.
Blue Anchor Leisure acquired the 400 acre site in Armthorpe 2008, that is now known as Woodward Lakes & Lodges, and gained full planning permission in October 2009. An immense amount of work has already been undertaken, most of it not seen, one example was to move and landscape 300,000 tons of soil and clay.
John Woodward sadly passed away in 2010, but his legacy continues under the direction of his family. The family are thoroughly committed to seeing this exciting project through to it's ultimate completion.
- Wed 25th Mar 2015 Preperations are underway! >>
- Tue 24th Mar 2015 2 new fountains installed >>
- Mon 16th Mar 2015 Floating islands installed! >>
- Tue 16th Dec 2014 MERRY CHRISTMAS! >>
- Mon 10th Nov 2014 The Homeseeker Tarragon is now available to view... >>
- Fri 7th Nov 2014 The Canterbury Special & Bowmoor Lodge are now on site available to view >>
- Mon 28th Jul 2014 Our Experience Day Was A Great Success >>
- Mon 14th Oct 2013 Open Weekend 28th 29th September >>
- Wed 5th Jun 2013 First Birthday Open Weekend Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2013 >>
- Fri 14th Dec 2012 Two new lodges arrive at the Park 13th December 2012 >>
- Thu 8th Nov 2012 Lodges for sale in South Yorkshire >>
- Sat 3rd Nov 2012 A day with Katie & Dennis >>
- Fri 12th Oct 2012 Welcome to Dennis & Katie >>
- Thu 30th Aug 2012 Our 45acre fishing lake brings great joy to Dennis!!! >>
- Tue 1st May 2012 Opening Weekend With Professor David Bellamy OBE >>
- Mon 23rd Apr 2012 Rare Black Necked Grebe's spotted >>