One of the Pontins holiday parks is closing this year – despite thousands of Brits visiting a year.

The Brean Sands resort in Somerset is closing down for three years to undergo a major refurbishment.

This includes upgrades to the 600 chalets onsite as well as upgrades to the WiFi.

It will also be used as accommodation by workers at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, following an application from EDF Energy.

This is due to work on a new nuclear power plant being built, hoping to open by 2027, a year later than planned.

According to local media, around 900 staff members will be living there during the refurbishment.

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Around 50 staff members are already living on-site.

An EDF spokesperson confirmed: "EDF has taken over the site for three years in order to house 900 Hinkley Point workers and undertake a multi-million pound refit of the park to ensure the accommodation is of a high standard for workers.

"After three years, the park will revert back to tourism use.

"There are around 50 Hinkley Point C workers staying at the site currently and we expect that to rise to 900 by the end of the year. We expect to finish the refurb later this year.

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“We expect a total capacity of around 900 workers at the Pontins site. "The renovations represent a £multi-million upgrade to the site which will provide a long-lasting benefit to tourism in the area."

The holiday park will revert back to a tourist resort by November 2025.

Pontins offers some of the cheapest UK holiday breaks in the UK, with stays from as little as £4pp a night.

The holiday parks have on-site restaurants, bars and takeaways, indoor heated pools with slides and an arcade.

Here are some other Pontins holiday deals for the parks that remain open.

And a mum revealed how she got a Butlin's four-night break for just $£41.

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