Students Crash Over At Pontins

PontinsStudents at Lancashires Edge Hill university are being offered accommodation at a Pontins holiday camp as an alternative to halls.

Edge Hill University, in Ormskirk, is placing some of its 25,000 students in holiday apartments at Pontin’s in Southport after campus halls filled up.

The university, which was founded as a women’s teacher training college in 1885, has seen applications quadruple in the past decade.

Southport Holiday Park is one of the most vibrant of Pontins Holiday Parks and with up to 70 activities available, students will be spoilt for choice on what to do in their spare time. With Crazy Golf, Giant Connect 4 and Snakes & Ladders or students can save energy for amazing evening entertainment – every night!

The Pontin’s website states: “Pontins in Ainsdale is approximately a 25 minute drive from Ormskirk and the apartments include fitted kitchen, private bathroom, TVs (with TV license) and on site facilities (including swimming pool and supermarket). Bills (electricity, water etc) are included in the prices below.”

The prices being charged range from £70 per week for 3 people sharing a 2 bedroom apartment rising to £130 per week for 1 person sharing a 1 bedroom apartment. Pontin’s representatives have offered new students guided tours of the holiday camp before making a decision as to whether to accept the offer.

The Pontin’s group was bought in January by Alex Langsam, who also owns the Britannia Hotel Group, for a reported £20m.

Mr Langsam said at the time that he intended to invest £25m and hoped to bring some “Disney-style magic” to the camps, which had struggled financially.

This News top secret hotel was added on 24 Aug 2011

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