British caravan holidays

15/07/2013

A caravan holiday is the perfect choice for an affordable yet fun-packed family holiday anywhere in the British Isles. Caravan parks offer lots to see and do for both you and the kids, and let you get out into the great outdoors without having to leave your favourite creature comforts behind.

 

A caravan holiday is the perfect choice for an affordable yet fun-packed family holiday anywhere in the British Isles. Caravan parks offer lots to see and do for both you and the kids, and let you get out into the great outdoors without having to leave your favourite creature comforts behind.

With this in mind, it's worth taking a little time to plan a range of activities before setting out on the road, to make sure you and your family get the most out of your time together.

Choose Your Location Wisely

Location is one of the most important factors in any holiday. Check for local landmarks beforehand, as nearby forests, lakes and other areas of natural beauty are perfect for getting children out in the fresh air. Be sure to pack some outdoor activities; footballs, picnic blankets and Frisbees are great for the campsite, but they're also brilliant to have on-hand when out-and-about as well. Hiking, cycling, sports and games are great ways to tire the kids out before bed, so you can spend some quality time with your beloved in the evening.

Perks of the Coast

If you're staying by the coast, then a caravan holiday brings together the best of two traditional British holidays. A day at the beach can make a great change of pace from camping, and your children are sure to love a classic family day at the seaside. Make sure you've packed a bucket and spade!

Don’t Overlook the Caravan Park Itself

The caravan park itself can be just as important as its surroundings; online reviews are a great place to start getting a feel for when and where you want to stay. A lively, popular campsite can lead to an incredibly social holiday for both kids and adults. Facilities such as play areas, swimming pools and spaces for sports and games ensure children will have places to venture out with their newly-made friends. Kids often love the rougher, outdoor aspects of camping, too - so you could always pack a tent to keep them happy while you stay warm and dry yourself.

Pack Items for a Rainy Day

On the subject of weather, board games and reading material are essential for drizzly mornings, and a portable dvd player can turn your caravan into a home cinema if you fancy a relaxed evening with the family. If you’re taking valuables with you, or whether it's just you, a caravan and the great outdoors, don't forget to make sure you're covered with caravan insurance. Getting a caravan insurance quote before you go on holiday gives you peace of mind and lets you concentrate on what matters most on any family holiday: spending quality time with the ones you love.