A caravan holiday is a rite of passage for families in the UK – not least because it’s an affordable classic, which represents an excellent alternative to the package holiday to Great Britain.

If you’re still not convinced, here are just a few reasons why you should consider acquiring a caravan and hitting the open road of this green and pleasant land.


The biggest selling point of the caravan holiday is its cost-effective nature. You can park up your caravan in locations as diverse as Devon or Cornwall on the south-west coast, the valleys of Wales, or the Scottish Highlands. It can cost as little as £10 ($15) per night, which, if you’re stuck for cash, represents selling a few DVDs, CDs, or games on a website such as Music Magpie.

With the pure affordability of a caravan holiday, it’s little wonder that caravanning is still one of the most popular holidays in the UK.


One can spend hours poring over prospective holiday destinations online. Last-minute package deals abound if you’re willing to put in the research, but any package holiday requires a great deal of planning.

Not only do you need to decide where to go, based on affordability, but you also need to be intelligent about your packing. With a caravan holiday, however, you can dramatically cut your planning time in half.

Take out a map of the UK or Europe, pick your destination, book your flights and make an online or telephone reservation at your campsite of choice.

Variety is the spice of life

The most exciting aspect of a caravan holiday in the UK is the variety it offers. Whether you prefer the idea of the south coast or Lake District the UK is yours. You could even cross to the continent with your caravan and drive to the south of France.

If you do your research thoroughly, you’re also bound to come across something just a little out of the ordinary. At the Willows in Abersoch, Gwynedd, Wales, for example, you’ll find your pitched caravan surrounded by hobbit pods, which are micro-lodges resembling hollowed-out tree trunks with antique pine interiors. Also, located just 10 minutes from one of this region’s 19 beaches is the Ll?n Peninsula – one of the UK’s most unforgettable caravan holiday destinations.

Community spirit

Caravan holidaymakers are a unique bunch and newcomers joining the tribe are welcomed with open arms. Caravan owners are some of the friendliest holidaymakers that you’ll ever come across, and many campsites have a great atmosphere and community spirit, especially if you sign up to be a member of a caravan club.

Given the friendly ambience of campsites, it’s little wonder that there’s always a huge emphasis on family entertainment. Many of these places have their own clubs for kids and host family-friendly entertainment in the evening, while the tight community makes it safe for your kids to explore the campsite and make new friends.


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