With the daily grind that is work and the general hustle of bustle that forms everyday life, it can be incredibly easy to let our schedules and work take over.
However, Christmas is a time to sit back and take stock, reflecting on the year that has passed and thinking about our loved ones.
For that reason, big family gatherings – the likes of which you tend to get at weddings, funerals and, of course, Christmas – are something we should treasure for years to come.
If you don’t want to miss out on quality family time this Christmas, why not treat the clan to a family holiday? Here at Allens, we have a range of family holiday homes in great locations across the UK. Our holiday parks are fully equipped with facilities that the whole family will enjoy, from heated indoor swimming pools to adventure playgrounds and games rooms, our parks have something for everyone, regardless of age.
If you’re going on a Christmas caravan break to your holiday home, you’ll want to think about bringing the magic of Christmas to the caravan.
The traditional colours of red, green and gold are a firm favourite when it comes to Christmas decorations. Red tartan bows and gold accents of beads, ribbons and tinsel on a real Christmas tree are a classic décor combination to really set the tone in the build-up to Christmas.
If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree in your caravan, we’ve put together some alternatives.
Branches, twigs and leaves can really be things of true beauty when it comes to the winter months. Nature has presented itself as the perfect alternative to having to bring the tree indoors. Adorable decorations like little red ribbons will look perfect on winter-blushed branches surrounding your residential caravan park.
Some things are just made for the festive period, and ribbon is one of those items. A thick tartan ribbon tied anywhere can create small elements of seasonal cheer. Red, gold and green are colours that best serve the season and create a warm, homely and inviting atmosphere for your residential park home.
Consider using it on wreaths, around door handles or along windowsills. It’s also fantastic to hang mini stockings from.
Ceiling decorations and hanging artefacts are particularly popular in places with high ceilings, however, don’t let this stop you. If you can affix some extra decorations to lampshades without creating risks, then go for it. Take inspiration from shopping centres or town centre decorations. Plus, don’t forget if you don’t have access to an easy hanging option, there is always sticky tack or ‘no nails’ style fixings.
Christmas decorations in the form of ornaments can make for a less aggressive way of decorating your home during the festive season. Items such as fireplace additions and even table centrepieces can be enough to create a subtle and warming air of Christmas amidst your normal homely wears.
You can continue the trend with mistletoe, holly wreaths on the door and a stunning table centrepiece of pine cones and foliage with fairy lights in a bell jar atop a slab of wood.
Another popular option for holiday décor is sparkles and glitter, to really show off the festive joy in your residential park home. Glitter baubles and twinkly lights can really highlight the golds and silvers that are so popular at this time of year can create a super stylish, yet homely, aesthetic.
Finish with some crisp white candles and fresh winter flowers to bring your home to life.
Making your own decorations is a popular crafting pastime and a great way to get younger children in the family involved in the festivities. Making your own stockings for a few additional treats, making garlands with popcorn and cranberries, or even creating festive cards with some items you’ve foraged in the garden – all great fun for kids and you get some quality family time, too.
Our residential park homes have all the mod cons you would expect, and plenty of room to have family over for Christmas lunch, just like always. Setting the table in your home could not be easier as our residents enjoy spacious and luxurious park homes that allow you to play host with ease.
It goes without saying that many of us will know a certain someone who always makes time for others and who goes the extra mile where many others wouldn’t; always putting others before themselves.
Perhaps the ideal gift for that certain someone in your life is a break from it all; somewhere they can finally think about themselves, kick back, relax and just indulge in what they enjoy doing best. Best of all, it’s a free holiday!
Whether we like it or not, gift-giving is big business at Christmas. When many companies manage to survive the entire year due to Christmas sales, it goes without saying that there are more than a few households out there with some presents to hide.
When we are at home, disguising and concealing the lovingly thought out gifts isn’t as much of an issue. However, when you’re in a caravan, the lack of storage space might suddenly hit you. If you’re thinking of going on a last-minute caravan break this winter, then we are here to help you prepare.
While it is often difficult to treat someone you love to a holiday abroad – a fear of flying, not knowing their passport details, the need for visas, foreign currency, potentially even jabs and inoculations – staying on home turf is much safer and allows for rest and relaxation from the word go.
This is exactly why caravan holidays have become so popular in recent years; the notion of giving a gift that is a welcoming relaxing break, as well as being affordable and so close to home is advantageous to many a gift giver – and the receiver, too. The worst part about being gifted a holiday is often that it requires the recipient to spend money on it themselves, but that doesn’t have to be the case when you book a break with Allens Caravans.
What’s more, a caravan break could be the ideal gift to give specific couples in your life such as parents and grandparents. With a wide range of parks and locations to choose from, we are sure you will find the ideal caravan holiday to suit the chosen loved ones in your life. Whether you book a break for springtime or closer to next summer, there is something for everyone here at Allens Caravans.
Choose from The Springs, based in the heart of Worcestershire – for a great couples retreat or check out Sunbeach Park, based along the shores of Cardigan Bay in North Wales for a great fun-filled family getaway for them to remember.
If you can, take a little time to reconnect with your family at Christmas.
If you are spending time with family members over the festive season, try to make the most of this special time. Even if you aren’t planning to see your family, there are always little thoughtful gestures you can do to let them know you are thinking of them. For example, something as small as a short hand-written message inside a Christmas card can go a long way towards cheering up a lonely relative.
We hope these hints and tips make your last minute caravan break go smoothly this Christmas so that you can relax and put your feet up! If you are interested in getting away this holiday season, then please contact us for further information and have a browse to see which of our fantastic touring sites takes your fancy.