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Woolacombe's Europa Park features in BBC Three documentary

By NDJFran  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

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A BBC Three documentary starring an 18 to 30 holiday park in North Devon has aired on BBC Three.

The first of the two-part series followed staff at Europa Park in Woolacombe as they tried to survive during the summer of 2013.

Who Needs Ibiza? The Great British Holiday first showed campsite owners Sue and Graham who said they had been getting "poorer and poorer" and had not spent the money on the site they had needed to.

Filmed during last year’s make-or-break summer season, the documentary focused on the campsite’s battle to make 2013 a roaring success.

Europa Park caters specifically for people aged between 18 and 30, and the first part of the show featured a group of lads from Rotherham who were less than impressed with the site.

"I'd rather be anywhere else than Devon," said one.

However a group of women from Coventry on a hen do seemed to enjoy themselves at the site.

The show followed staff member Vicky, bar man Joey, DJ Chris, cleaner Ryan aka Weasel and Steve the nightwatch man.

Holidaymakers were treated to a Hawaiian night which, to start with, struggled to attract much attention.

But after a while Vicky drew the punters in and viewers saw a snapshot of a night at Europa Park.

However the show ended on a slightly sour note as Joey was forced to let DJ Chris go after he failed to pull his weight.

"He's let the team down, he's let Europa down and he's let himself down," said Joey.

"I'm disappointed with Joey because I thought we were meant to be friends," Chris added.

During the show viewers heard the campsite can accommodate up to 1,200 holidaymakers and serve up to 3,400 pints in a weekend.

The show is being aired in two one-hour segments, the second of which will be on BBC Three next Wednesday at 9pm.

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