MEET YOUR MEMBERS
We love hearing about your stories of adventures, the friendships you have made, the new places you have visited, and the memories you have made along the way.
As Members, you are definitely the holiday park experts, and we want to hear what you have to say!
Send your stories, pics, poems, or songs about your best BIG4 experiences to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April 2017 and you could win one of ten two-night BIG4 accommodation vouchers!
To inspire you, we've included some terrific member profiles below. Can you relate to their stories?
Taunton Farm regulars - celebrating 21 years
This group of nearly 50 family members and friends have returned to the Margaret River region for their 21st visit to Taunton Farm Holiday Park this year. The original group of Diane and Mike Symonds, John Churchman, Anne Churchman, Sue Churchman, Bill Churchman and Lorraine and Stuart Mackenzie have been visiting for over two decades and say that park owners Rob and Julie Saunders and their staff “provide a second to none holiday”.
The Churchmans grew up in Bunbury and now reside in Perth, where they depart each Easter for their annual southern holiday. “The great thing about the park is what they have done for the kids over the years, the extra mile they go to for that special memory,” Mr Churchman said.
“There was the old hay rides, we have the Easter egg hunt where they throw the eggs off the back of the ute, there’s campfires and animals for the kids to feed, it’s just wonderful.
Book a stay at Taunton Farm Holiday Park today and discover the wonders of the region for yourself!
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Angela Curtis - a happy camper
BIG4 Member since 2015
Angela Curtis and her family are avid campers, heading away at least five or six times a year. Camping is the perfect chance for them to disconnect from their daily lives and to get back to enjoying the great outdoors. As Angela said: “It’s no secret that being outside makes you happy.”
The best part of camping for the Curtis family is not only the memories – like watching each of the children learn how to ride a bike – but also the opportunity to ‘unplug’ and spend quality time together and with close friends. This is helped by their ‘device-free’ camping rule.
While some of the most important aspects of a good holiday park include clean amenities and a great camp kitchen, for Angela’s children, the BIG4 jumping pillow is without fail the most important. Angela also cites the safety and consistent quality of BIG4 parks as a winner in helping them choose where they travel to. The BIG4 Membership is an added bonus for the family, and they welcome the savings they enjoy each time they camp.
Wendy Rhook - no set timetable
BIG4 Member since 2006
Wendy and Robert Rhook are consummate travellers, spending between three to six months at a time on their spontaneous wanders. They usually start out with a vague idea of their destination, but their experiences along the way (and the weather!) dictate where they and their trusty caravan ultimately end up.
Sometimes the pair stays longer than originally planned. The Rhooks enjoyed being at one of the BIG4 parks in South Australia so much they ended up staying and helping out while the owners went on holiday!
Wendy's experience has led to some words of wisdom for newer campers.
"When you first arrive, get out and take a walk. Have a look around and make sure you've got a good spot," she recommends.
She says it's worth enquiring about alternative spots if desired, noting that staff are happy to help customers have the best holiday experience.
And Wendy is a big fan of the BIG4 membership. "BIG4 is top of the range in terms of holiday parks, so the discounts help," she said.