The great British summer holiday has been in decline since the early 1990’s, probably due to the reductions in price within the international travel industry. In the past, a week in Spain would have cost you somewhere in the region of £500 each, but these days, you can book last minute for less than £100 in some circumstances. This is a real shame, as it means UK holiday parks just can’t compete. Even so, many people have realised that traveling abroad every year isn’t all that, and so we’re expecting to see a resurgence in traditional caravan and camping holidays during the summer months of 2014. Indeed, a wealth of mainstream holiday parks are already reporting an increase in advance bookings.
With all this in mind, today we’re going to look at some of the most desirable and authentic locations you might like to consider if following suit sounds appealing. At the end of the day, I’ll bet you spent the majority of your holidays like this when you were younger, so why not let your own kids experience the same thing.
I don’t know whether or not my father had a financial interest in the Skegness economy or not when I was a child, but we seemed to spend a considerable amount of time there during the annual six week school break. Still, it’s a brilliant place for this kind of holiday, and I can Peacehaven Caravan Park, as advertised on www.eastcoastcaravans.co.uk. Skegness really is the ideal place for relaxing, enjoying barbecues and getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
You’ve probably visited many areas of north Wales during your lifetime, so you should remember just how beautifully tranquil this location can be. If you really want the family to experience something special, heading across the Menai suspension bridge to Anglesea is guaranteed to provide you with all the excitement you could ever need. This small island is surrounded by stunning beaches and some of the most intriguing caves to be found anywhere in the UK.
For anyone who doesn’t fancy heading towards a beach but who would still like that authentic camping experience, there are some fantastic holiday parks in Shropshire. Deciding to visit this county is favourable because its almost smack-bang in the middle of the country, so it’s not far to travel from pretty much anywhere. Shropshire contains lots of untouched countryside, but it’s not as deserted as some locations just across the border in Wales. So, it’s perfect for relaxing, but you’ll still find a few good pubs for the evening time.
Lastly, we have Cornwall. While this is a very long drive for anyone who lives north of London, it’s by far the best location in the UK for beaches and hot weather. You could also book your holiday around one of the many surfing competitions or festivals that happen here, as this might provide you with some extra excitement, and the kids will love it.
So, after reading about some of the best caravan and camping destinations in the UK for the summer 2014 season, I seriously hope you’ll avoid buying airline tickets and keep your feet firmly on the ground this year.