DON’T TOUCH THE BOTTOM: Discovery Holiday Parks – Tannum Sands park managers Andy Forsyth and Geoff Batchelor celebrate the park’s first year in business.
DON’T TOUCH THE BOTTOM: Discovery Holiday Parks – Tannum Sands park managers Andy Forsyth and Geoff Batchelor celebrate the park’s first year in business. Contributed

Disco fever as holiday park celebrates birthday

DISCOVERY Holiday Parks Tannum Sands celebrated 12 months of operation with a rocking party at the camp kitchen for all guests.

Held at the end of May, about 90 adults and 10 children from all around the world enjoyed a disco and slice of cake.

The cake was designed by young guest Harry Barker who won the competition to design it at the park.

Harry decorated the cake with the park's mascot: Tannumite.

Park manager Andy Forsyth said it was a fun night enjoyed by the park's "big family".

"We had people from Western Australia and a couple of German tourists for the party," he said.

"The crowd was made of our permanents and some of our repeat tourists this year.

"We had stubby coolers for all the guests and a meat raffle and lucky door prizes."

Mr Forsyth said the park's name had been spread among the community during the past year.

"We have built a castle here and it just keeps on building and building," he said.

"We have grown a lot in the past year in a way that we have tourists coming back and it's become a happy and friendly environment."

Guest Sarah Boswell from Melbourne had a blast with her family on the night.

"Tannum is great and Andy and Geoff do such an amazing job with their events and customer service," she said.

"We used to visit them at Lake Maraboon and we are already making our plans to return to Tannum for next year's birthday bash.

"The Tannumite cake was adorable."

The park isn't just a camping ground. It has plenty of activities during the week to bring guests together.

A popular event is the Tannum Tunes sing along and sausage sizzle on Tuesday nights.

On Friday morning, there's a craft morning called StitchnBitch where guests bring their craft along for a chat and coffee.



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