When it comes to holidays in the UK you probably think about visiting the bustling city of London or the Scottish Highlands. Or maybe even a quiet coastal trip… One thing you probably don’t have on your list of potential UK holiday plans is caravan holidays in the UK.
Caravans might not have the best reputation in some circles but that’s mainly due to bad planning or problems outside of your control like the weather. Caravans these days come in many different shapes and sizes and some are certainly more luxurious than in days gone by.
Some people also think caravan holidays are an acquired taste but I think anyone can enjoy them, just make sure you plan your trip carefully and be sure to inspect any caravans or at least ask for pictures before hiring it. Caravans can be a lot of fun so don’t be afraid of paying a little extra to treat yourself to a little extra luxury! Well, I’ve talked enough about why I like caravan holidays so let’s now talk a bit more about the benefits.
You’re Closer To Nature
If you’re renting a caravan then you can stay almost anywhere! You’ll be able to get much closer to nature and enjoy your surroundings more. The nice view that you’d see from a hotel can actually be right on your doorstep. Many people also use a caravan holiday as an excuse to take a more glamorous “camping holiday” but with some additional home comforts.
It’s More Social
OK, this one only applies in you’re staying at a caravan park but that’s not exactly uncommon when it comes to caravan holidays and you’re already guaranteed to have something in common with the rest of the people staying there. If you’re not an overly social person then don’t worry people will be happy to let you do your own thing.
But if you are looking to make friends then a caravanning holiday will be sure to introduce you to plenty of friendly, like-minded people. They’ll be able to offer advice on the surroundings and while it might sound cliché – you could make some lifelong friends.
Buying a caravan isn’t cheap but you don’t need to buy one to go on a caravanning holiday, do you? Hiring a caravan is much cheaper than a hotel, yes even a more luxurious caravan can be cheaper and if you do enjoy your caravanning holiday you can always invest in one of your very own. What’s more, travelling to a caravan park that’s ready setup saves you a lot of hassle, too.
This might seem like a strange one but one of the main benefits of a caravanning holiday is that it’s completely flexible. Think about it – if you hire a caravan you can take a holiday whenever you want! You’re not limited to certain times of the year or by flight times, and you can even take friends and family with you.
Some caravans will also allow you to take pets as well, so you don’t have to worry about finding someone to look after them. So, if you’re looking for a more flexible approach to holidaying then a caravan holiday is just what you need.
Caravan parks are like holiday resorts on their own! So, in many ways, you’ll get the best of both worlds when you stay at one. Caravan parks come in a wide variety of sizes; some are cheap and office basic amenities while some offer more luxurious surroundings.
You could take part in a range of leisure activities, hit the gym, enjoy a spa treatment and have a fantastic meal – just by exploring your caravan park. These make great holidays for families because it means you don’t really need to make many plans, you can just head to the park and let people do their own thing.