For those of you who are permanent residents in our residential park homes, the outdoor lifestyle is a year-round way of life. Living in a caravan park home is all fun and games during the summer months, but when it gets to winter, things can be tough.
However, here at Allens, we are here to help you to make the most of your caravan experience, all year round. And at Christmas time, we know how important those little home comforts are. That is why our residential park homes are fully equipped with carpets and double glazing, to keep out that winter chill and ensure that your home stays cosy and warm at all times during the winter.
So whether you have got family coming to visit or you are just planning a quiet Christmas this year, make sure that you are making the most of the festivities!
Festive baking is all part and parcel of the season. From mince pies to gingerbread houses to the Christmas cake itself, you are sure to have a wide variety of delicious treats waiting to be baked at this time of year. Baking with the little ones is also a fun festive activity when the wintery weather prohibits outdoor games.
If you are brave enough to cook your own Christmas dinner in situ, preparation is key. Make sure that you have everything you need to hand well in advance, and don't overdo it. Dial it down and stick to a relatively simple, traditional dinner to avoid unnecessary stress.
When you have limited space, it can be hard to properly get into the spirit of decorating your home for Christmas. But just because you haven't got a lot of room, it doesn't mean that you should completely forego decorating your home. There are a number of space-saving tips, tricks and hacks to get around this problem.
Christmas trees can take up a lot of room, not to mention the inevitable carpet of pine needles that a real tree brings, so consider opting for a smaller artificial tree or perhaps even a table-top version instead. Too many Christmas cards and nowhere to display them? Try hanging ribbons down the backs of doors or on spare bits of wall, then attaching your cards to the ribbons for a crafty approach to displaying your loved ones' seasonal wishes.
To jazz up the outside of your residential park home, you could experiment with winding fairy lights around balconies or outdoor railings for a homely, festive look.
If you don't feel up to decorating by yourself, you can always enlist the help of the grandchildren. After all, Christmas is a time for family, and children always love to help when it comes to Christmas!