A caravan holiday in the UK is a nostalgia hit that most of us can relate to. Seaside towns where it rains more than it shines, holiday park entertainment that is more Hollyoaks than Hollywood and plenty of fish and chips – caravan holidays are affordable and create some of the best memories.
Thinking of planning your first caravan holidays? You're joining a growing group. Brits have always had a love for the great outdoors – exploring nature, whether in the countryside or out on a beach, is a great way to get away the trials and tribulations of everyday life and to bond with friends and family in a laidback environment, writes editor Victoria Galligan.
And holidaying in the UK has obvious cost benefits as, compared to a trip abroad, it’s much cheaper to get there – but do holiday parks offer the same services as hotel on the Med?
Glamping fan Victoria Galligan donned her camouflage suit and strapped on a parachute to review a night in a helicopter at Ream Hills Holiday Park in Lancashire…
I love camping – as long as it involves a proper bed, some form of heating and a working TV. When I told people we were staying in a Lynx helicopter for the evening, most of them did a double take. Not because I like my home comforts, but because as far as glamping goes, this is one of the most unusual forms of accommodation out there right now!
As we witness the rise of the staycation among Brits, motorhome and campervan owners are way ahead of the game. They’ve been doing it for years. It’s an opportunity to take your ‘home’ on wheels to any location you wish – and the beauty of it? You aren’t squashed into a small tent with the rest of your family, and if it rains…it doesn’t matter because you have a roof over your head.
Castleton Caravan Club Site is set within the heart of Peak National Park and is an ideal location for a family holiday to unplug and rediscover the great outdoors, get lost on nature trails and to get your wellies dirty with the whole family. The site has breath-taking views of the local countryside and boosts, toilet and shower facilities as well as wi-fi and laundry services so campers and caravanners have a comfortable visit.