Britain has a longstanding tradition of caravan holidays dating back to the 1960s and beyond. However, anyone who still thinks that a caravan holiday involves spending a week or two in a soggy field with only basic amenities – a la “Carry On Camping” – is in for a pleasant surprise.
Modern static caravans are a far cry from early touring caravans. They are much larger and although they are mounted on a chassis with wheels they are not intended to be moved. They are connected to mains utilities such as electricity, gas and water and include modern conveniences such as cookers, microwaves and refrigerators. They are also designed and built to much higher specifications than they were 20 years ago. They include quality interior fittings and double glazing and, in some cases, can be lived in all year round. They often have additional outdoor facilities, such as a barbecue, picnic table and chairs and rotary clothes line.
Facilities vary from one caravan park to the next, but in all cases you can expect bars, restaurants and shops on site. You may also find an indoor or outdoor swimming pool and, depending on the location, opportunities for fishing, golf and horse riding within easy reach of your accommodation. Caravan park accommodation is typically available in a range of sizes, but caravan parks do tend to cater for families with children, so if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday, you may like to consider a rural location. Even then, you should not be too far away from the nearest town or village if you want to enjoy a drink or a meal at the local hostelry.
Caravan holiday parks are typically excellent value for money, which is one of the reasons they have undergone something of a renaissance in uncertain economic times. Many caravan parks offer discounts for longer stays, during off peak periods or if you are over 60 years old, so it is always worth checking the full price tariff to see what is available. Often, caravan parks typically include electricity, gas and water in their price tariff, so once you have arrived at your caravan your only major expense is likely to be food and drink. Obviously you eat and drink whatever you want, but on-site bars and restaurants are typically reasonably priced and offer enough variety for all the family.
Parents with younger children often find caravan holiday parks a boon. The children can enjoy themselves and make new friends whilst taking part in safe, supervised activities as their parents take advantage of the peace and quiet this affords them. If you think a caravan park holiday is for you and your family Park Resorts holidays offer a choice of holiday parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales. From Eyemouth to the Isle of Wight, Brynowen to Breydon Water, you can choose from gold, silver and bronze standard caravan accommodation to suit your taste and budget. Many caravan holiday parks have a beach within 10 minutes of holiday accommodation and some provide direct access to a beach.