Fresh hope was given yesterday to any families still hoping to get a UK summer holiday this year as holiday parks such as Pontins and Butlins confirmed reopening dates.

Pontins plans to start welcoming guests again on July 6 whereas Butlins won't be reopening until July 16 after pushing back from its initial date of July 2.

Other popular holiday parks such as Center Parcs, Haven and Hoseasons holidays have also shared reopening dates too and issued more details on when they will start accepting bookings again.

Center Parcs villages are closed until July 5 at least, Haven holiday parks are currently temporarily closed to holidaymakers until Thursday, July 2 at the earliest.

And, Hoseasons are only accepting bookings with an arrival date from July 4 and Parkdean Resorts has said its locations will remain closed 'up to and including 5th July'.

While this is good news for those looking for a break, there will be a number of safety measures in place across all holiday parks which will mean massive changes for holidaymakers.

Pontins

Pontins,Ainsdale,Southport.

Pontins will only be offering self-catered breaks, with no entertainment provided at any of its parks.

Activities at the destinations will also be limited due to social distancing restrictions.

In a statement Pontins said: "Pontins Holidays takes the health & safety of all its guests and staff very seriously and as such please be advised we will review and update this information as it is released by the government.

"All our parks and holiday villages are situated a stone's throw from the beach; the weather is set to be fantastic; we look forward to welcoming you back."

Butlins

Butlins now has a free Coronavirus 'book with confidence' guarantee, which will allow guests to transfer their bookings to a future date.

This applies for holidays affected by government guidance, sickness, and even for people who feel unsafe to go on their booked holidays.

Center Parcs

In a statement to guests, a spokesperson said: "This decision continues to support government advice and our priority to keep our staff and guests as safe as possible.

"We’re busy exploring the changes we need to make to ensure that when we do, we can safely welcome our guests.

"We recognise the importance of treading cautiously away from lockdown in order to control the pandemic

"Our planning is well underway to consider the future Center Parcs experience and ensure that we can open with appropriate social distancing and additional cleaning in place.

"We know we will have to make changes but we are confident that we can adapt and still offer a great experience.

"Center Parcs is all about spending time together and although we know we will have to make some changes, we are confident that we can adapt.

"We know that we have to amend timings of activities, restrict numbers of people in any one place and also allow extra time for cleaning."

Haven Holidays

Haven holiday park Hafan y Mor, north Wales

Haven has unveiled major changes to its breaks to ensure that customers are safe.

New Haven holidays booked for 2020 will be ' Haven Hideaways ', which unfortunately means that you won't be able to use the swimming pool, enjoy activities or entertainment, or eat in the pubs and restaurants.

You will be able to order takeaway food and drinks to enjoy in your holiday home, spend time on the beach, and go on long coastal walks.

The on-park supermarkets and launderettes will be open as normal.

If you already have a Haven holiday booked for 2020, you will be able to use the full facilities as normal.

It's only the new bookings that will be Haven hideaways.

Haven may open facilities to all customers as the government lifts restrictions.