Discover our history
Today, Allens Caravans is a thriving family business that has come a long way since its foundation in the mid-1930s and we're proud of the excellent reputation we have amongst our customers and our colleagues in the caravan industry.
Allens was born under Allens Auto Selling Cars in Wolverhampton. Caravans were introduced to the forecourt just to fill in some space - and they took off!
Wootton Hall and its grounds were bought. Bill Allen established Allens Caravans, and started siting caravans in the grounds of Wootton Hall.
1st Annual Midlands Caravan Exhibition was held at Wootton Hall.
By 1962 a drive at Wootton Park was called ‘The Retreat’ and the mobile home 'The Retreat’ which was advertised as ‘Europe’s largest and most expensive mobile home ran up either side. The home was 36ft x 10ft £1875 ex works’ and manufactured by Allens Caravans.
Joining the Company was Rayford Holiday Park (Stratford upon Avon), Sunbeach Holiday Park (North Wales) and Pendeford Hall Mobile Home Park (Wolverhampton).
Allens Caravans bought Severnside Holiday Park (Stourport on Severn).
Allens Caravans added Abbot's Salford (Nr Evesham), Leedons Holiday and Touring Park & Broadway Residential Park (Broadway) and Overstone Holiday, Touring and Residential Park (Northampton).
Allens further expanded adding Weir Meadow Holiday and Touring Park (Evesham) and also purchasing a quarry near Pershore - which was later to become 'The Springs'.
Following some of the worst floods to hit the country, Abbot's Salford saw huge investment in a clubhouse built on stilts!
As Leedons Residential Park continued to expand, Allens built a whole new office and leisure complex to complement its success. It housed an indoor pool, social hall, games room, office lobby, all weather bowling green and viewing area.
Allens are constantly looking to invest further in the Parks we already run. The clubhouse Sunbeach Holiday Park (Wales) was built in the early 1990's and has served the Park well, but we saw an opportunity to extend the clubhouse to house a large indoor pool and splash area (for those colder days on the Welsh coast!).