Holidaying in the UK is not
everyone’s cup of tea as the unpredictable weather and expensive prices cause
many people to jet off abroad to the sunnier climes of Spain or Greece, but
this year is different. Many holidaymakers have been faced with no choice but
to holiday in the UK and while some have been lucky enough to book into a hotel
or find self-catering accommodation others have had to fork out for a tent and
other camping equipment and get back to basics with a camping holiday.
Although a camping holiday with a
family may not be as relaxing as a holiday abroad it can still be fun even if
the weather cannot be relied upon to be dry for the whole of the holiday. The
important thing is to be prepared -that means packing clothes for sunny weather
and for rainy days too. Wellies may not seem necessary but when the grass is
wet, and the kids need to go across the field to visit the toilet block it
saves getting wet trainers but equally crocs or flipflops are useful.
Most campers tend to light up the
barbeque for meals which is an easy way to cook if the weather is dry but
during inclement weather eating out or visiting the local fish and chip shop is
a better option, and there is no washing up.
Many people are going to be camping
for their holiday this year and although it may not be top of the list when you
think about a relaxing break it is possible to enjoy a camping holiday with the
family and get some rest and relaxation at the same time.
The key to getting the most out of
a camping holiday is forward planning. Although nothing can be done to ensure
good weather for your holiday if you are prepared for both rain and shine your
holiday should be successful.
If you have young children with
you then it is sensible to take plenty of games and other activities with you
to keep them occupied throughout the day giving you time to read a good book or
sit in the sun for an hour. Young children will obviously need adult supervision
at all times but if you are on holiday with another adult taking turns to play
with the children means that you each get time to relax.
At home most of us try to eat
healthily with as little processed food as possible but to make life easier on
a camping holiday try to take as much convenience food with you as possible to
cut down on the amount of cooking you will need to do or buy take away food if
it is available. Washing up is not simple when camping so think about using
disposable plates and cutlery for some meals or get the whole family involved
and have a rota for washing up duties.
There was a
time that touring caravan holidays were regarded as the choice of retired
people and were sometimes scorned by the general population. Comedians would
often joke about getting behind a row of caravans on the roads and caravaners
stopping by the roadside to enjoy a cup of tea but in recent times caravanning
seem to be seeing a resurgence as many people see the benefits of having your
own belongings and some home comforts around you whilst being able to visit
lots of different locations.
With the cost
of holiday accommodation rising significantly in recent times owning a touring
caravan has become more attractive. It is quite possible to have to pay in
excess of a thousand pounds to stay in a static caravan by the coast in the
summer months meaning that for many families this is not affordable. Staying in
an apartment or other self-catering accommodation can be even more costly so
this may be why caravanning has become more popular.
advantages of staying on a caravan site with a family are great as there is the
freedom to explore the site and its surroundings. Many sites have play areas
for children, and some have swimming pools, clubhouses with entertainment and
travel and holidays cancelled for the foreseeable future, many of us are already
starting to plan our next getaway even if it cannot happen until next year.
There is so much uncertainly about at present that no one really knows when we
will be able to go away again, but there is no harm in planning. It has been
said that it may cost a lot more to go aboard in the short term following the lifting
of lock down as the airlines and hotels will still have to adhere to social
distancing so only be able to have a fraction of the amount of people on a plane
compared to previous.
romantic getaway can be just what a couple needs especially after having been
stuck in the house for months on end. Depending on how long you want to go away
for and how much money you want to spend will help you narrow down the
are a great way to explore, enjoy night life and know that you have little
travelling to do once there. They often offer a variety of accommodation to
suit most budgets and have a wealth of activities to do. It may be the short
flights do not see a massive hike in price so a city break to Italy, France or
Spain may be perfect.
If you fancy
a spot of shopping and a beach holiday then you may want to head to Barcelona
which really does have it all.
have fond memories of going on holiday as a family when they were younger. It didn’t
really matter where you went or even if the weather wasn’t great, it was just
great to be altogether doing something that you enjoyed. Lots of children love
just having a change of scenery and being able to spend time with their parents
doing fun activities. These activities don’t have to cost a lot, it can be simple
things like building sand castles on the beach or going for a walk in the
be expensive and therefore many people can only afford to go once a year or
every other year, but you don’t have to put off going away because you only
have a small budget. You can still have a great holiday on a tight budget if
you are willing to go back to basics a bit. A ten pitch can cost as little as
£5 per night in the UK. This will be on a very basic site but if you are only
planning on being in the tent for sleeping you do not need to worry much about
the entertainment on site and facilities. Do some research on the local area as
you may be able to find a number of free places to visit such as parks and museums.
in a touring caravan is very popular in the United Kingdom not only in the
summer months but throughout the year as some caravan sites are open all year
holiday is to be enjoyable there are some essential preparations that need to
your caravan needs to be checked to make sure it is roadworthy. It may not have
been moved for a few months, so the tyres need to be checked to make sure they
are properly inflated and that they have sufficient tread on them.
the heating and water systems should be checked and flushed through with a
sterilising solution to ensure that the water pipes are clean and germ free.
The gas and electric supplies need to be inspected and tested for any safety
problems and any smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be tested as per
and electrical connections on the caravan hitch should be inspected and all the
exterior lighting such as brake lights, indicators etc. need to be tried to
make sure they are all working correctly.
checks are carried out before each journey with your caravan, a problem free
holiday is more likely.