Hedgehogs looking for somewhere to hibernate can now stay in their very own little holiday park.
Parkdean Resorts has created a mini caravan park for the creatures – and it’s absolutely adorable.
We’re talking miniature caravans with all the comforts they need, as well as little gates and mini street lamps that look just like some of the parks Parkdean operates.
The aim is to give the animals somewhere safe to hibernate, after hedgehogs were put on the endangered species list earlier this year.
The care of hedgehogs started as local initiative at Parkdean Resorts’ White Cross Bay park in the Lake District, but has now expanded nationwide.
Around this time of year, hedgehogs go into hibernation, often snuggling into bushes and woodlands. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dangers; sometimes they pick dangerous places such as bonfires, not to mention wild animals looking for prey.
Parkdean Resorts’ initiative aims to give them a safe and snug home.
The caravan park includes four mini homes, double glazed windows to keep the warmth in, and special protection from the Parkdean Resorts staff.
Feeling inspired to help the creatures near you?
There are plenty of easy ways to help such as creating our own hibernation hog hotel, making ponds safe with a ramp for them to climb out, and ditching the use of slug pellets and harmful pesticides.
You can find out more about the mini caravan parks and ways you can help hedgehogs in your area on the Parkdean Resorts website here.
Catherine Lynn, Chief Customer Officer at Parkdean Resorts, said: “Hedgehogs becoming endangered is a massive blow for UK wildlife and wildlife lovers.
“We wanted to do something big and bold to grab the nation’s attention and encourage everyone to play their part in helping protect them from extinction.
“And what’s more eye-catching than a miniature holiday park, designed and built especially for hedgehogs? We hope this world’s first will inspire people to support our prickly pals at their most vulnerable time of year.”