Why Try a Caravan Holiday?


Why Try a Caravan Holiday?

As you’ll know if you’ve read my About Me page, I love holidays. Whether it’s exploring mountains or wandering around cities, holidays help you enjoy life to the fullest and try crazy new experiences you’d never be able to normally. Trying new things and enjoying them for what they are is one of the most important and fun things about life, which is why searching for new holiday opportunities is so fun.

The most recent holiday type to pique my interest is the caravan holiday. In general, the UK populace seems to view caravans with a little suspicion. Most people have never lived in or tried living in a caravan, and caravans tend to be seen as a downgrade from staying in an actual building, so why would you want to go on holiday and stay in one?

Caravan Holiday

Well, that’s exactly what this post is going to look at so if you’ve thought about a caravan holiday before or you’re interested in finding out, hopefully, this will help.


Let’s be honest, when you’re looking at going on holiday, the first and most important point that you keep in mind is budget. We all want to enjoy luxury trips to Iceland where we sleep under the Northern Lights but affording that is a whole other question.

One of the biggest advantages of caravan holidays is that they are one of the cheapest holiday options. Caravans and park homes are significantly cheaper than traditional properties, meaning that the holiday parks such as these can afford to charge less for staying in them.

That means you have to spend less on your accommodation, freeing up more cash for the experiences you can enjoy whilst you’re away from home! Plus, if you’re going with a group of friends or family and splitting the costs it becomes even better value for money.  


We live hectic, stressful lives. In today’s fast-paced society, it’s easy to get caught up in the work-life routine and neglect your needs for a little relaxing quiet. Considering it’s scientifically proven that our environment impacts our physical and mental health, it’s even more important to try and get your dose of relaxation regularly.

Often, we go on holiday to try and get this very thing, time to relax and focus on doing things we enjoy – the problem is, most hotels, hostels or tourist cities aren’t relaxing at all. They’re busy and crowded and loud, so you don’t even feel rested when you get home.

Caravan parks tend to be located in areas of outstanding natural beauty which is easily the most relaxing environment you can enjoy. This is one of the biggest draws for people interested in caravan holidays or those who own park homes; they want quiet and they want proximity to nature, two things which are perfect for a week-long getaway from busy city living.

Safety and Community

Finally, it’s important to talk about the safety aspect of caravan holidaying. Particularly for families, the safety of a holiday destination is just as important as the price and location. When you’re dealing with all-inclusive hotels, resorts or holidays in foreign countries, the overall safety of your environment can be a little uncertain. This is even truer if you don’t understand the language or if there are unusual traditions that you aren’t aware of.

Caravan holidays and the park homes that you reside in during them are contained within holiday parks that usually have dedicated security, ensuring safety at all times. Plus, these parks are usually located somewhere in the UK, so it’s easy to ask for help or know the area that you’re in.

Caravan Holiday

With any luck, this quick post will have given you a little more information on caravan holidays and why they might work for you. Just like every type of break, caravan holidays aren’t for everyone but you shouldn’t count them out until you’ve tried them!

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10 thoughts on “Why Try a Caravan Holiday?

  1. I have such happy memories or our earliest holidays in West Bay at a caravan park. We haven’t taken our own children but it is an option that we look at when planning our holidays. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

  2. So much to recommend caravan holidays – I was lucky that my parents had caravans when I was a child so we got away to them regularly. Also had holidays in Wales and Scotland in other people’s vans. My honeymoon was spent in a caravan as was my parents! #AnythingGoes

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