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How to Choose the Right Caravan Site

  • 16th Jun 2014

How to Choose the Right Caravan Site

Allen's Caravan holidays are great fun; with a diverse range of local amenities and on-site privileges, they can make fantastic family holidays, even when the UK weather is not at its best. With summer fast approaching and many families quickly searching for last minute holidays, it's now or never to find the most ideal site for you, but how? Below we have compiled a short guide to finding the right caravan site for you so that you can make the most of your family trip away.

Pitch Size

Depending on the size of your caravan, and whether you're thinking of bringing an awning with you, you need to think about what size pitch you need. This will also depend on how many people are thinking of coming and how much room you'll need i.e. whether or not you'll be BBQ'ing on a summers evening and if you're taking any pets on your travels. Ideally, you'll want to look at investing in a slightly larger pitch in case you need the extra space. However, remember that prices will vary depending on the size of the pitch so you need to consider your budget and how much you can afford to spend too.

Keep in mind that you'll need a bit of extra cash for going out, food and leisurely activities so the best thing to do is review your budget and the prices offered by different sites. This will help you to make a decision on the best site for you.


One of the most important things you need to think about is the facilities that each site offers. For example, you may be looking for a site that offers a nice restaurant, nearby local amenities and a swimming pool. If this is the case, you'll probably want to look at a site that is near a town or village that can offer the exact activities you're looking for as well as the other facilities you ideally want. However, if you'd prefer something that offers a variety of walks and hikes, it may be worth looking into a site that's located near a countryside or mountain range.

If you're unsure of exactly what the park offers, don't be afraid to just ask. The parks customer service team is there for a reason and it's always better to query before you book to avoid choosing the wrong site for you. Click here to view our luxury range of UK caravan sites now!


As mentioned before, site prices can vary, making it vital that you look into how much you can afford and how long you want to stay. By reviewing your budget in this way, you can set aside a certain amount for each detail and still be left over with enough to enjoy yourself on your trip away. It's worth remembering that time of year, pitch size and the facilities offered will all have an impact on the final price so think carefully about each site before making a choice. Again, if you're struggling to find price details on the website, get in touch with the company and ask about what they can offer you.

It may be worth looking at a few sites such as before making a final decision and comparing prices as well as what they can offer in terms of leisure facilities. Also query about how their site can meet your requirements for a family holiday to make sure you're making the right decision for you and your family.

These are just a few things to consider when making a decision on which caravan site to choose. As a last reminder, it's always worth comparing facilities, prices, pitch size and local amenities before you book as you may be able to find a cheaper site elsewhere. It may also be worth thinking about what you want to achieve through your family holiday i.e. if you want to meet new friends, spend time as a family, go away on a luxury trip etc.

This way you can choose according to your preferences and really enjoy your time away from stressful city life. We hope you make the most of your summer, make the right decision for you and your family and most of all, have a brilliant trip away!

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