The main ingredient of a happy caravan park lies in Happy Hour. So many
parks seem unaware of this and leave guests to their own devices. This is
where Bell Park excels; at check-in, every new arrival is invited to attend
Happy Hour at the main, under-cover barbecue area. Many take up the invitation
and new arrivals are introduced and made welcome. A beer or wine makes a
wonderful social lubricant and soon everybody knows everyone else. There's
always plenty of fun, laughter and no shortage of tall stories at Happy
When people later meet around the park, in the village, at the Pine Beach hostelry, on the golf course or at the bowling green they are already friends. Wouldn't it be nice if all parks did this? But then Bell Park wouldn't stand out as it does.
The inspiration behind Bell Park's success - Jim and Sue Waterman. Jim sadly passed away in June 2014. Sue now manages the park. This photo was taken on the day Bell Park won the Inter-Park Bowls Tournament ... again.
There's nothing like live music to make Happy Hour go with a swing. Johnno and Dougie are fabulous.
Special occasions can attract quite a gathering.
When the park is full there are too many for one Happy Hour gathering so there might be three or four all going at once. This group call themselves the Bell Park Wanderers; many come all the way from Tasmania each year.
Spot the unhappy face. Right, there isn't one. That's why Bell Park happy hours are Happy Hours.
As time passes pictures become dated. Why not click on
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See what Bell Park patrons have been up to recently.