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Common caravan myths – and why they are wrong

Caravan holidays are a good old British summertime favourite; dating back to early 1900’s believe it or not! Throughout the course of the last century, many Brits have packed their bags in their summer holidays and headed to popular caravan resorts such as Blackpool and Skegness.

In 2020 the caravan holiday scene has evolved beyond expectation….


“Caravan holidays are just for summer”

Caravan and luxury lodge parks can be found away from tourist-heavy seaside towns, and can be found in mountainous, lakeside, and country escape like locations. Here at Park Leisure, all our parks are located in tranquil parts of the country, and all lie within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So, in short, stop the myth that caravan holidays are just for summer! These parts of the UK are beautiful to visit all year round, with many local attractions and adventures waiting to be had.

Family in caravan in winter

“Caravans are cold”

Long gone are the days of sitting in a cold damp caravan. You will find many caravans this decade has strong insulation, some may have heated floors, with many Park Leisure holiday homes fitted with double glazing and central heating – too. You will sometimes find a fireplace as centre piece in your living room! Being in a static caravan or luxury lodge in winter, is really relaxing – think of the fire roaring, your dog curled up (that's right, all of our parks are pet-friendly), hot chocolate’s at the ready with views of snowy hillside – and you’ll be toasty warm just as you would be at home.

Holiday home at Christmas

“Caravan parks are tacky with loud amusements and too much going on”

Whilst it’s true that some holiday parks pride themselves on family-fun amusement arcades, a jam-packed entertainment regime and fast food restaurants – there are many parks out there without these. Park Leisure parks are the perfect peaceful getaway after a busy week of life, whether you are working, running errands or just bogged down in the day to day. Whilst some of our parks have swimming pools, spa complexes and restaurants – these are great facilities for a relaxed getaway time and time again. Some of our parks have very little in terms of facilities, and pride themselves on the tranquil views surrounding.

Peaceful park in Yorkshire

“Caravan holidays aren’t luxury”

When people hear the word caravan, they think small, cramped, bunk beds, hooking up gas and no space to yourself. Reality check, some lodges at Park Leisure are bigger than some houses and apartments! Think kitchen islands, large dining areas, king size beds, walk in showers and wrap round decking areas with hot tubs on. The internal décor can be designed with luxury furnishings and impressive tech-specs such as integrated sound systems! Caravans have involved to luxury lodges and everywhere in between!

Nordica lodge

“Caravanning is for old people”

We’ve all heard a parent, grandparent or family friend talking about “when they were a child” and their fond memories of heading to the coast for a family holiday at a caravan park; which gives a lot of younger mindsets that caravan holidays are for old people – because that’s what their grandparents did! A caravan holiday is what you make it and suitable for all generations, whether it’s a couples hot tub lodge breaks, a family break to the beach, a walking holiday or multi-generational break with all the family in a rural surrounding.

Kids enjoying a holiday park
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N.B. All holiday home images are for visual purposes only. All holiday homes will be provided according to the grade booked, however the holiday home model may vary upon arrival.

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