Enjoying Caravan Holidays in the UK

The UK is well known for offering caravan holidays for a great value stay.  Whilst many people may remember the old-fashioned caravan parks of the 1960’s, much has changed and improved since then!  There are loads of things to do at caravan parks now, with activities to interest everyone from tiny tots through to teenagers, adults and the elderly – something truly for everyone.

There are caravan sites located throughout the UK, with many centred around the coastline and at typical touristy areas.  The lake district, peak district and national parks also have lots of accommodation nearby.  The coastline is varied in the UK, with sandy beaches, pebbly beaches and everything in between!  A lovely place to spend a long summer holiday.

First up is choosing the type of caravan you will want to stay in.  Most holiday parks have different types of caravan accommodation, many sleeping from 2-10 guests depending on the number of bedrooms.  Most families with two adults and two children would manage fine in a two-to-three-bedroom caravan.  There are also different grades of accommodation available, with more luxury and high-end caravans and lodges offering amazing mod cons such as flat screen TVs, dishwashers and washing machines.  It’s like a second home away from home!  The more modern caravan sites have cool décor in their vans, with themed decorations and they look like fancy hotels.

When you have found your perfect resorts for your future caravan holidays, it is important to take some time to get used to where things are on your caravan site.  Many will have facilities which can be enjoyed both in the good weather and the not so good weather.  Indoor activities are important in the UK, especially during the off seasons like spring and autumn, when the weather can be a bit hit or miss.  Indoor swimming pools, snooker/pool tables and indoor soft play centres can all be found at UK caravan sites.  They often also have their own on-site restaurants and shops, meaning you don’t need to leave the site to get basic provisions.

Spending time at the caravan site can be as busy as you want it to be.  If you want a full-on holiday with all the activities and buzz, then you can go for it!  Lots of sites have onsite activity co-ordinators who plan out whole days of activities.  If you would rather just take it easy, then you absolutely can.  Chilling out with a good book and a glass of wine sounds like a lovely way to spend time to me!