The static caravan holiday is one of the most underrated holiday types, particularly in a country like Britain with so much hidden natural beauty at its disposal. In this post, we intend to example three of the main benefits and advantages that a static caravan holiday offer you. Hopefully, this short guide will clear up any incorrect preconceptions and highlight the best bits of the static caravan holiday lifestyle.
One of the most common reasons that people decide to opt for a static caravan holiday is related to the proximity to nature involved. Most of the time, static caravan holidays involve staying on a caravan park surrounded by other static caravans. These caravan parks tend to be situated in places of exceptional natural beauty, from the mountainous Welsh Coast to the quaint and quiet Worcestershire countryside.
Imagine stepping out of your cosy holiday home and the first thing you see is the sunrise over some scenic British hills? It’s calming and it’s enjoyable, which is why so many people enjoy it. Take note that being surrounded by nature isn’t just enjoyable, it’s actually healthy for you too. Research suggests that being in and around nature regularly has a great effect on your mental health and mood, reducing negative feelings and boosting your confidence.
Caravan holidays are not just calming, they’re good for you.
Despite the number of travel agencies and resorts advertising the ‘cheapest offers’, static caravan holidays remain one of the most cost-effective and affordable options for the average holidaymaker. Depending on a variety of factors, prices can fluctuate from anywhere between £150 and £1000 for a week, meaning that whether you’re on a budget or not, there is bound to be an appropriate accommodation solution for you.
The many locations where you can find static caravans for hire are one of the primary factors involved in price. As expected, some places are more desirable than others depending on the environment, landscape and connections to other local attractions. The other major force behind pricing is the size of the caravan. Caravans are usually priced using a grading system, with each increased grade offering more than the last. If you decide to look into going on a static caravan holiday, make sure to do your research and find the perfect accommodation for you.
There is a stereotype that caravan parks are full of the elderly and caravan holidays aren’t suitable for younger individuals or families, but this simply isn’t true. Caravan parks do tend to attract an elderly audience because of the peaceful nature of the destinations, but a static caravan holiday is suitable for all ages and the people staying there encourage this too.
Caravan parks have a distinct feeling of community that is hard to find in any other holiday destination, with older, more experienced residents happily helping those who are newer or less accustomed to the park’s systems.
This sense of community and inclusion permeates into most of the holiday park facilities too. There are communal bars and meeting areas to mingle with the other residents of the park, as well as child-friendly parks, games rooms and play areas to keep little ones engaged and happy. The only important point to consider is that caravan parks tend to have their own rules and etiquette. Make sure to familiarise yourself with the basic guidelines, especially if it’s your first trip.
Hopefully, this very short, very quick guide has highlighted some of the things that make static caravan holidays special. Most people tend to underestimate just how enjoyable a caravan holiday can be until they have been on one themselves. Don’t count out this classic relaxation option.
**This is a collaborative post.