If you are looking to visit some of the UK’s most scenic, rural areas, static caravans are a fun and affordable option. They have been popular since the early 20th century and still make for a great trip today.
So, what are static caravans? Essentially, they are prefabricated holiday homes which are transported and sited on holiday parks or private caravan sites. In this post, we will explore the range of static caravan holidays available and help you decide what is your perfect getaway.
Static caravans are an affordable way to experience these locations. Traditional homes in areas such as these are often costly. Static caravans are a more cost-friendly option, and when you are inside their spacious interior, you will forget that you are in a caravan altogether.
The benefits of Static Caravan Holidays
So why book a static caravan instead of a traditional holiday home?
Static caravan rentals are often found in picturesque, natural areas. They allow you the freedom to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Instead, you can immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings like woods, lakes or beaches.
What Type of Holiday are you Looking For?
When booking your static caravan, the first thing to consider is what type of holiday you are looking for. Understanding what you need from your getaway is crucial when deciding your stay.
Relaxing Couples Retreat
Static caravan holidays are perfect if you want a tranquil, relaxing holiday to spend quality time with your significant other. Many holiday parks have Wi-Fi, but this doesn’t mean you can’t still escape your busy lives and exist distraction-free. You can enjoy nature walks and each other’s company undisturbed.
If this type of holiday appeals to you, it would be worth looking for smaller holiday parks or those with quiet hours.
Nature Break for Young Families
Keeping your little ones entertained can be a big task. With static caravan holidays, there is more than enough to do to keep the children amused.
A day out in nature can become a game of who can spot the most exciting animal, or a beach day complete with ice cream is bound to produce a smile. Many Holiday parks also have activities available for children, such as playgrounds.
Furry Friends Invited
We don’t know about you, but when we think of nature walks, we think of how much our furry friends enjoy them. One of the great things about static caravan rentals is that many are dog-friendly. So, if you simply can’t bear for your four-legged family member to miss out on the fun, you can bring them along too!
Static caravan holidays are still an option if you prefer to keep busy. With hiking in nature and facilities like bars and restaurants available on-site, there is still something for everyone.
If you don’t wish to limit yourself to the holiday park, look at what’s happening in the surrounding areas. Holiday parks are often in great locations, so finding fun-filled activities shouldn’t be a problem. You can head out first thing and return to your caravan in the evening for a fantastic rest before tomorrow’s adventures.
Getaway with Friends
Many people choose to go on static caravan holidays with friends. Static caravans are often available in varying sizes -so all your mates can fit. Whether it’s for a wilderness break or you want to relax outside your holiday home with some drinks, it’s even more fun with friends.
Where is your Ideal Caravan Holiday?
While static caravans are often located in rural areas, it is up to you to decide what surrounding is most suitable for you.
Do you want to be near a beach and spend your days eating fish and chips by the sea? Or are you more interested in hiking through a forest? Does lakeside fishing sound most appealing to you?
Once you have decided which option suits you best, you can pull up google maps and search ‘caravan parks’. You will see them dotted all over the country and find the options near your chosen surrounding.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what is worth packing and what isn’t. Here are a few of our suggestions to prevent over or under-packing.
- Kitchen – some caravans only supply cooking appliances like a kettle and microwave. Be sure to check when you book, but if you’re unsure, we recommend: tea towels, washing-up liquid and sponges, and pots and pans if you plan to cook yourself.
- Bathroom – Like the kitchen, amenities vary from caravan to caravan. We recommend bringing some extra towels, loo roll and soap.
- Food – Most holiday parks have shops on site, but if you want to make sure you have what you need for your favourite meal or your children are picky eaters, it is worth bringing some food along too.
- Clothes – We recommend some comfy trainers for exploring and a raincoat, just in case.
- A good book – you have plenty of free time, and what better way to relax?