Choosing The Best Caravan Park

Friday, May 17, 2013

When you’re planning a holiday or simply passing through a country town with your motor home in tow, it might become a bit overwhelming for you to find a place to stay. However, if it’s your first time to take a motor home holiday, then consider staying here in UK as there are many holiday and caravan parks throughout the place that you’ll surely enjoy.

Different people have different ideas as to what makes a good caravan park. A friend of mine suggested the Pickmere Lake Caravan Park which they visit regularly because of its well-maintained facilities and friendly staff. Now you can check online or search in caravan park directories, but as for me the best way of choosing a caravan park is by word-of-mouth. These chats are quite common in laundries of caravan parks where you can get up-to-date information on where to go and where to avoid. Just remember to use your judgment on what others say when choosing a caravan park since your idea of a good caravan park might be different from theirs.

There are also other factors that you should consider when choosing a holiday park.

Facilities and Entertainment

• If you have kids with you, make sure the park has a playground or a swimming pool and plenty of room to run around.
• If you are travelling with pets, choose a park that allows pet (but do remember to clean up after them).
• You’ll need a large site if you have a large motor home, so don’t forget to mention the size of your motor home when you book.
• If you want some privacy then look for a park with ensuite facilities.
• It should have well-presented and clean shower and toilet.
• Look for one that is close to shops, the beach, and other places of interest.
• If you are looking for a more quiet and relaxing holiday, choose a rural holiday park that’s in the heart of the countryside.
• A Wi-Fi facility would be great especially if you intend to stay for a while.


One of the biggest factors in choosing a caravan park is the budget. Plan your budget by finding out the caravan park’s tariff price and if they give any discounts for longer stays. Other holiday parks are generally cheaper during off peak seasons and offer discounts to those who are over 60 or older.

As soon as you’ve narrowed down your potential holiday parks, it’s time to look at the reviews on the internet. Parks with higher star ratings offer more facilities and services. Nevertheless, many individuals claim that a 3-star park will often be sufficient. If you choose a park that is rated 4 to 5 stars you might actually be paying for facilities that you don’t really need. This star system is just a guide to luxury so keep in mind that sometimes a 2 star country park should not be ignored as they can offer warmth and good old-fashioned hospitality. You can also ask other motor home owners where they’ve stayed and which caravan park would they recommend before you choose which one suits you best.