Two holiday parks on the Lizard Peninsula are to receive upgrades worth more than £1.1 million after their parent company announced a major investment programme.

Parkdean Resorts said it was spending £140 million nationwide, and that the investment at the Lizard Point park near Mullion and Sea Acres at Kennack Sands will go towards new accommodation, and installing Wi-Fi to cover the entire park.

As part of the million pound investment, the two parks will each benefit from six brand new caravans, while a further 28 caravans are being introduced to upgrade existing accommodation across the parks.

Steve Richards, chief executive of Parkdean Resorts, said: “This investment is great news for the Lizard. By investing in our parks, we’re not only improving the guest experience, we’re also ensuring that holidaymakers keep coming back year after year, spending money in local shops, attractions, pubs and restaurants, and supporting the communities that rely so heavily on tourism."

Between them, Lizard Point and Sea Acres welcomed almost 70,000 guests last year and employs more than 240 people in peak season.

They are now hiring for seasonal and full-time roles across sales, food and beverage, and housekeeping.

The company's park in Newquay will also be benefitting from new activities and upgraded facilities, as well as upgraded and new accommodation options.