There Really is a Caravanning Holiday For Everyone
Caravanning is so much more diverse these days than you might
think and with a mixture of modern caravan sites situated all around the British Isles and all these brand new high spec
caravans there really is a holiday for everyone to enjoy.
Caravanning has become a huge
industry in the UK, contributing more than £6 billion per year to the UK
economy that includes holiday booking revenue, sales revenue from
related products and services and general tourism overall.
This makes a significant part of UK tourism, particularly as there is more and more people who are embarking on “staycations” in the UK rather than venturing abroad. This is due to the global crisis, the UK economy has struggled and many typical holiday destinations outside the UK have seemed too expensive, which is why so many holidaymakers now look to take vacations in Great Britain. This is where static caravan and motorhome holidays have gained a much more wider appeal for being accessible and affordable.
Up until recently, caravan holidays were mostly associated
with the older generation and also tended to conjure up images of being
confined to a pokey caravan on grim, rainy days with very few mod-cons to enjoy.
However, this is now a thing of the past. While there is still a
strong older demographic in the caravan community and naturally you
can’t wouldnt want to rely on the British weather, the world of caravanning and leisure
holidays is enjoying changing with the times.
There is now such a thing as
“glamavanning” that’s attracting younger travellers and even
celebrities, to hop on board and take their holiday in a mobile home or
caravan check on Social media for the evidence.
The art of modern caravanning
Bringing glamour to caravan holidays has helped to give the entire industry a total makeover. This is all down to the fact that venturing on a caravan holiday no longer means roughing it and staying in basic accommodation on a caravan site with very little to do at all.
Static caravans now come with a deluge of technology on board, from fully equipped kitchens, showers, toilets and hot water heaters, to satellite TV, Wi-Fi and Satnav as standard, all powered from the mains. They are also designed to maximise space and light inside with panoramic windows, clever storage and versatile furniture and fittings that all work towards making any time spent in your caravan or leisure home as relaxing and enjoyable as possible for everyone.
These swanky modern versions of caravans, static homes are essentially miniature houses with the freedom to travel wherever you like. Thus it is now entirely possible to have everything you need on board your caravan for a perfectly affordable and luxurious holiday in your desired location.
Furthermore, a caravan holiday gives travellers more freedom and flexibility, not only on where to travel to, but also when they want to travel ( some sites are restricted to 10 months of the year). With the convenience of less travel time and a cheaper way to travel on the whole, people can defiantely afford to get away more often and also do it at much shorter notice at a time that suits them. Packing up and hitting the road for a last minute weekend break can be much easier with a caravan.
The holiday park revolution
However, beyond the kit inside and with all the flexibility that caravans offer, there is now also a much larger choice of holiday parks, campsites and caravan parks in the UK and Europe that has broadened the scope and appeal.
While you can find a rustic location off the grid if you wish, there is also an assortment of “all-singing, all-dancing” holiday parks of various sizes for camping and caravan holidays. These new breed of Holiday Parks provide all the top-class facilities and amenities you could possibly need on-site - from excellent toilet and washing facilities, to a choice of restaurants, bars, and shops to swimming pools, spas, fitness centres, children’s playgrounds and on-site entertainment not to mention the amazing beaches close by.
This means you can have a wide choice of different caravan holidays to suit your requirements. From family-orientated parks to adult-only ones throughout the UK and Europe, it’s possible to find just the right location and caravan that ticks all your boxes.
Family Fun Time
A growing demographic in the caravan industry is families. With the cost of travelling abroad on the rise, the amount of families that are now staying in the UK is increasing rapidly, buying or renting caravans and motorhomes for their family holidays. And thankfully to help keep both parents and children entertained there are some fantastic places to visit all over the British Isles.
Most family friendly holiday parks these days offer a similar set-up to help make caravan holidays as enjoyable and fun as possible for people of all ages. Whether you’re pitching up in your own caravan or looking to rent, you can enjoy excellent facilities such as indoor and outdoor heated pools, kids clubs, evening entertainment and excellent restaurants.
A great spot that has everything for all the family is the South West of England. Home to some of the UK’s most beautiful coastline and beaches, along with quaint villages, country roads, and an abundance of holiday parks and caravan sites with great activities, it’s the perfect place to venture with the family. Holiday parks like Devon Cliffs and Thornwick Bay are situated close to beaches with a great choice of spacious caravans, kid’s entertainment, clubs and more, giving you plenty of options.
Of course, there are hundreds more fantastic locations for busy family sites where they can be entertained all day and all night if needs be.
Adult Only Time (no kids)
While kids can be great fun to have around and a good source of entertainment, naturally there are times and some people who prefer to holiday without kids swarming around them. This may well be parents who want a little child-free time or those who don’t have kids at all, but either way family orientated parks aren’t necessarily for everyone.
With a caravan holiday it’s a viable option to have an adult-only holiday, without the need to drive to the most remote spot you can find for peace and tranquility.
In the UK, adult-only caravan parks are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and there are plenty around. This means adults can enjoy all the freedom and convenience of caravanning in an environment that is purely designed for adult relaxation - no questionable children’s entertainment, screaming kids in the pool and sprawling playgrounds to block your view.
To ensure all guests have a fantastic time, some of the adult only sites have very high standards; not just by being exclusively adult only, but also offering 5-star facilities such as award-winning restaurants, libraries and luxury heated TV lounges. Many of these sites are tucked away in picturesque rural locations such as the Stroud Hill Park in Cambridge where you can enjoy complete peace and quiet. Alternatively, if you fancy a little more activity while you’re away, the Two Mills Touring Park in Norfolk is close to fishing, golf and sailing.
It’s a dog’s life
For many people, one of the great advantages of a caravan holiday is that you can also take your dog on holiday with you. This can not only save on the cost of boarding kennels, but also the stress that going away can put on you and your pet. And thankfully there are a growing number of “dog friendly” caravan clubs and holiday parks that welcome four-legged friends with open arms.
These sites don’t just allow your dog to stay on-site, but many of them have excellent dog walks close-by and allow you to bring your pets into certain public areas, so you don’t have to leave them cooped up in your caravan all the time.
Of course, if you are planning on making your next holiday a caravan adventure, then it’s always good to do some research and preparation before you hit the road.
Start by deciding exactly what type of caravan holiday would best suit you. If you want a relaxing, peaceful and tranquil holiday away from it all, then choosing an adult only site might be just what you’re looking for. Whereas going away with the children may mean you need as much help as you can get with keeping them busy and tired out - so finding a seaside family fun place could be just the ticket.