Today I’m delighted to publish a guest post by Rupert Woodward about caravanning. I have never stayed in a caravan before but I love road trips and with the amount of kit we pack these days I can certainly understand the appeal of bringing your accommodation with you!
A guide to advantages of a caravanning holiday with the kids
In the last year, Europe has enjoyed a slight increase in leisure vehicle sales – and with caravans for sale in parks across the UK with dealers like Park Resorts, the British Isles is largely responsible for that uptick.
What makes caravanning so popular? And who does it? Well, the majority of new caravanners and sales made have been from local families and UK-based couples who have been looking to find a way to spend quality leisure time with their loved ones, and beat the recession.
Holidaying in the UK is enjoying its own renaissance, with advertising campaigns from TV favoruites and British celebrities, as well as the rise of quirky new ways to travel like glamping (involving staying in yurts, tree houses or any other alternative accommodation, without the mucky parts of camping).
But if you are a family, then caravanning really is the smartest option – whilst the adventure of glamping can be fun, the sizes, locations and facilities on offer at most sites mean that it’s really only suited to couples (and couples’ budgets…).
Caravanning in 2012 is a great way to get the kids together and spend some quality time without breaking the bank. Indeed, the economical argument is one of the strongest, whether you just buy a package – or decide to buy. You can get away to spots like the Isle of Wight (with a ferry included) for under £100.
What’s more, if you’ve got young kids and you want to make a commitment to having a safe and easy holiday spot for the next few years, with static caravans in permanent parks from as little as £4,995 in spots like Clacton-on-Sea, as well as touring caravans less than £1000, you can essentially buy a holiday home- then use it as you please!
Holiday parks and caravanning sites, such as those run by Park Resorts, also lift the burden off parents, as the range of kids’ facilities required. This is the other most attractive option that caravanning has to offer. With huge waterparks, plus outdoors activities run by trained staff and representatives, mum and dad can get a rest – something you can’t guarantee if you’re out camping alone, or in a hotel.
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