UK holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts plans to spend more than £40 million ahead of this summer.

The latest investment will bring outlay to £165 million since 2016 across the company’s 27 sites.

More than 760 new caravans will be introduced at a cost of £22.5 million this year plus and £4.4 million-worth of refurbishments.

Another £1.5 million will go on 18 new luxury lodges to be added across eight locations.

A further £9.5 million will be invested to strengthen park infrastructure and £1.8 million will see retail developments across parks UK-wide.

Hot tubs have also proved popular and 16 will be added to key lodge destinations like Tummel Valley in Scotland and Warmwell in Dorset.

A total of 53 one-bedroom caravans, specifically designed for couples and including pet friendly accommodation, will be introduced across 12 locations.

Chief executive John Waterworth said: “We have lots of people that come along in twos on holiday so we will be introducing one-bedroom caravans for the first time with young couples, empty nesters and retired people in mind.”

He added: “It is with great pride that we announce a further significant investment across our parks this year, ahead of the 2019 season.

“Work is already underway to bring in these changes to accommodation, retail, entertainment and many other elements that make up the Parkdean Resorts experience, which we continue to build upon while listening to customer feedback and reacting to market demand.

“We’re looking forward to hearing how our holidaymakers and holiday home owners receive the enhancements we’re making.”