As caravanning is slowly creeping up into the top 10 ideas for family holidays in the UK, it’s no surprise that Allens Caravans and other caravan owners are looking to put that extra special something into their time away.
This isn’t to say there isn’t plenty to do; it’s all about finding something that everyone will enjoy. Whether you are embarking on a fun-filled family holiday to the beautiful Sunbeach, or you fancy a romantic trip for two to The Springs, there is a lot to experience. As such, compiling an agenda is a fantastic way to squeeze a long list of activities into a short trip.
Whether it’s visiting a fancy restaurant or the local town neighbouring the campsite, there’s so much to do to make the most of your trip – and not all of it has to put you out of pocket for the rest of your holiday. Below we have compiled just a few fun ideas on how you can make your next caravan holiday more memorable for all the family.
Now, this doesn’t have to mean finding the steepest hill or mountain you can and literally clambering to get to the top, it can mean finding a fun, easy walk to go on during your time away from home. As most people live away from the countryside, it can often be difficult to find the time or even place to go on a lovely, scenic walk so why not incorporate it into your family holiday? A bit of fresh air and a dash of greenery never hurt anybody and many caravan sites nowadays are conveniently located so that you can enjoy the summer scenery. For more information on our range of luxury caravan sites, be sure to visit our website and book yourself a getaway!
In the event that the UK weather decides it’s not going to be bright and sunny, be prepared to have some activities to help pass the time! From Uno to Jenga, there are plenty of games you can take along on your trip to help battle the rainy blues. You could even plan it so that every evening you and your family sit down and have a game and by the end of the holiday, the winner gains a special prize to make it a little more interesting!
Although you won’t be able to create the ultimate campfire, this still doesn’t stop you from making the most of your caravanning trip with a friendly BBQ! Not only can you roast marshmallows and dine on delicious food, but you can also snuggle in a blanket, tell scary stories and play traditional campfire games without the risk of setting the awning alight.
Now not everyone is into filling in a daily diary, so why not consider creating a family video diary instead? You can take the camera along wherever you go and highlight your best moments to watch as a family when you get back home. It’s a video that you’ll treasure forever and when your kids are all grown up, they can reminisce about the time you went away forever! Also, don’t forget to take a few snaps to show the friends and family when you get back home!
Geocaching is one of the UK’s best-kept secrets and the perfect activity for adventurers of any age group staying in holiday caravans. Using your mobile phone or GPS receiver, users can sign up to the free Geocaching app, log their current location and start tracking down their finds in the great outdoors, like an incredible worldwide treasure hunt!
Once you find your target Geocache, record your name and date in the included logbook and depending on the size, you can exchange available trinkets. Make sure to put the Geocache back where you found it so the next adventurer isn’t looking for something that has been mistakenly picked up as rubbish.
Geocaches come in a variety of sizes and a range of finding difficulties, from tiny magnets with only room for your initials to wooden chests and even hollowed-out tree branches. A number of Geocaches are only available by solving riddles to get the GPS coordinates, these can be great fun for those looking for more of a challenge.
More than 300 Geocaches await you across Worcestershire, surrounding sites Abbots Salford, Leedons Park, Severnside, The Springs and Weir Meadow. Warwickshire site, Orchard Lodge, has a large number of Geocaches within walking distance, however, the majority of Caches near Northamptonshire site, Overstone Lakes, are located in the nearby county town of Northampton.
Stunning Sunbeach, our most popular Welsh caravan park, tucked between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian mountains offers a huge choice of Geocaching walks, over the mountains or along the beautiful coastline and our youngest site; Glan-Y-Mor in picturesque West Wales, also boasts a large number of coastal finds.
Not everything needs to be a big day out – there are lots of smaller things to do on a caravan holiday to keep you and your family entertained.
One of the most appealing things about enjoying a caravan holiday with Allens Caravans is that our UK holiday parks are located in the heart of England, surrounded by wide-open spaces and nature. This means you have plenty of opportunities, and more than enough of an excuse, to spend hours on end exploring the great outdoors.
As well as the option to get out and about, our parks all have a number of state-of-the-art onsite amenities to make the most of. As such, you can enjoy the best of both worlds as you keep yourself thoroughly active and entertained while on holiday.
There is nothing more refreshing than popping on your walking boots and setting off to soak up the surrounding nature, both onsite, and in the hills and mountains. Not only does it present an opportunity to spot your favourite birds or wild animals, but it is a wonderful way to capture nature-inspired photographs, too.
Our parks are surrounded by rolling countryside and natural beauty, with plenty of footpaths and back lanes to wander down. The great thing about a countryside walk is that while you are walking, you hardly notice that you’re exercising because you are taking in the scenery.
Cycling is a superb way to get your heart rate up, discover new places and get around. As long as you know your road rules, or find a cycle path, the world is your oyster. If the mood strikes, you can even go mountain biking for a bit of an off-road adventure.
Some people just enjoy running. The simplicity of popping on your running shoes and heading out on the open road, with the breeze in your face, offers a superb way to unwind. Whether you run around the park or go further afield into the surrounding countryside, there will be plenty to keep you entertained.
Most of our parks offer excellent leisure amenities, including a swimming pool. If you like to swim, then getting up a little bit early and clocking a few laps or lengths is a wonderful way to start the day and stay fit. If you are holidaying in the summer, it will be a good way to cool down, too.
Whether you set up on the deck of your holiday home, on a mat on the grass or in front of your DVD player with the windows wide open and letting in fresh air, starting your morning with a yoga or pilate’s session will help the mind, body and soul.
If you’re on a caravanning holiday for a specific occasion, you might want to tailor your caravan activities to that occasion. Caravan holidays for couples are growing in popularity, especially on Valentine’s Day. There’s lots of things you can do on your caravan holiday as a couple, but if you’re struggling, we’ve put together a few ideas.
At all of our sites, there are some beautiful lakes, rivers and views to take in. Romantically strolling hand-in-hand on a long walk is great for those who love the outdoors, giving you the opportunity to spend quality time with your significant other.
You’re on holiday, so there’s no harm in having a drink. Chances are that the bar or restaurant will only be a short walk from your caravan, so you won’t need to worry about driving. Sit back and enjoy each other’s company while sipping on a beautiful glass of wine.
Everyone needs a break, especially those who are always cooking. If your partner is the cook in your relationship, or you just want to show them a good time, treat the one you love to a meal. It might be that you want to go all out with three courses or keep it simple with one dish; either way, there will be something on the menu for everyone.
Rather than staying at home in front of the television, why not get out and catch some live entertainment? There’s bound to be something for you all to enjoy and it’s certainly better to spend the evening laughing and joking, rather than sitting in silence glued to the television all night.
It’s not just couples who can enjoy a getaway break in a caravan, families can too! Father’s day is a great opportunity to show your father figure how much you appreciate them, and there’s no shortage of things you can do together.
All of our caravan holiday parks are located in stunning scenery and plenty of beautiful countryside. This means that there are endless opportunities for walking, hiking and simply taking in the natural beauty that a countryside getaway has to offer. Many of our parks are also near to fishing lakes and golf courses, ensuring that dad will never be too far away from his favourite sporting pursuits!
If you stay in one of our seaside resorts, you should keep your eyes on the look-out; not for pennies, shells or crabs, but instead look for Whale sick. We know it sounds pretty disgusting, but one man found a horrible smelling rock (ambergris) at the beach which he sold for almost £100,000. Think about how many times you could visit our caravan parks with all of that money! You could even own a holiday home.
If it’s something a little more cultured you’re after, why not invite the family down for the day and head out to one of the many heritage and historical buildings that our country is famous for? Here at Allens Caravans, our sites are conveniently situated close to historic towns, giving you the chance to explore and uncover the history of locations like Stratford-upon-Avon and Northamptonshire. You can visit the towns’ renowned landmarks, as well as enjoy the various activities on offer. It may even be worth taking a look at events occurring during your stay at our parks, so you can truly make the most of what these wonderful towns have to offer.
These are just a few fun ideas to make your next caravan holiday more memorable. From all of us here at Allens Caravans, we wish you a happy holiday and we hope you have a fantastic time away on your caravan holiday, whatever fun holiday ideas you choose to undertake!