Pick of Our Parks: Where to Caravan in the UK
With a range of holiday parks dotted across the UK, you really are spoiled for choice when you choose Allens Caravans. However, this choice can often lead to indecision - which location is best for me?
Of course, it would be impossible for us to choose a favourite, either, but what we can do is help you out as best we can. We've put together a handy guide showcasing our holiday caravan parks, where they are, and what each wonderful location has to offer. Hopefully, this should help you get well on the way to making your decision!
With the bulk of our holiday parks residing in Worcestershire, it's pretty safe to say that we know this little corner of England inside out! Situated in the West Midlands, Worcestershire is a thriving county which is absolutely jam-packed with wonderful attractions, sights to see and places to visit.
Some of the most popular attractions in Worcestershire include:
- West Midlands Safari Park - The ideal family-friendly day out, West Midlands Safari Park has everything a child could wish for, including animals, rides and much more!
- Broadway Tower - Perched on the hill overlooking our Leedons Park site, Broadway Tower is always a favourite with tourists
- The Malvern Hills - Perfect for enjoying relaxing walks out in the English countryside, the Malvern Hills span three counties, including Worcestershire
- Worcester Cathedral - The striking Gothic architecture of Worcester Cathedral dominates the city's skyline, but inside, visitors can discover King John's tomb and a 235-stair tower - certainly not for the faint-hearted!
- Croome Court - A lovingly-restored 18-century mansion house, perfect for a cultural day out. You can also take a stroll around the accompanying parkland or impressive walled gardens
Five of our holiday parks are located within the county:
- Abbot's Salford - Situated on the doorstep of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's country, our Abbot's Salford park offers the perfect escape for those looking for a little peace, quiet and relaxation
- Leedons Park - For a break in the shadow of historic Broadway Tower, Leedons Park is the choice for you. The park also features state-of-the-art leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy whatever the weather!
- Severnside - Sitting pretty on the banks of the River Severn, the aptly-named Severnside provides an enjoyable getaway for the whole family
- The Springs - Right in the heart of Worcestershire, The Springs is the ultimate destination for those looking to enjoy a luxury static caravan holiday in the UK
- Weir Meadow - A popular choice among those who enjoy a spot of fishing, our Weir Meadow park is also a favourite due to the natural beauty of its outstanding location
The West Midlands county of Warwickshire is probably most well-known for its strong connection to William Shakespeare. Although it is the Shakespeare link that drives a significant chunk of the county's tourism, Warwickshire has much more to offer, including:
- Warwick Castle - The iconic image of Warwick Castle is one that many people are familiar with, but why not plan a visit to see it for yourself?
- Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare connection aside, Stratford is still a wonderful place to visit, and with such picturesque sights, make sure not to forget your camera!
- Stratford Butterfly Farm - Thousands of butterflies including rare varieties inhabit a tropical greenhouse - the ideal way to get up close and personal with one of nature's most beautiful creatures
- British Motor Museum - The whole family is sure to love a visit to the British Motor Museum. With the world's biggest collection of historic British cars on show, you might need to come back for a second visit!
- Kingsbury Water Park - This expansive country park is home to fifteen lakes, walking and cycling trails and plenty of opportunities to relax in scenic surroundings
Our Warwickshire holiday park, Orchard Lodge, is located in a peaceful rural location just seven miles from the hub of Stratford-upon-Avon. Open ten months of the year, the park sits in an area famed for its natural beauty and rich heritage. With so many attractions on its doorstep, you'll be spoiled for choice!
‘The Rose of the Shires', Northamptonshire is a county in the East Midlands and offers a tranquil setting for your holiday off the beaten tourist track. However, although it may not be as popular as other parts of the country, Northamptonshire certainly does not disappoint when it comes to things to do:
- Wicksteed Park - A family-friendly amusement park, first opened in 1921 by the pioneering Charles Wicksteed. Today, the park trust continues to uphold Wicksteed's vision of providing a fun place for children to play with approximately 30 rides plus green spaces and plentiful play equipment
- The Canal Museum - Situated in the town of Stoke Bruerne, the Canal Museum is next to the Grand Union Canal. Take a relaxing stroll along the canal towpath to complete your visit!
- Abington Park - Boasting lakes, aviaries, green open spaces and a museum, Abington Park really does have something for everyone!
- Pitsford Reservoir - The ideal location for a walk, Pitsford Reservoir is located near the town of Brixworth and is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
- Northampton and Lamport Railway - One for the whole family to enjoy, Northampton and Lamport Railway is a fully-operational restored heritage railway
Near the town of Sywell in Northamptonshire, our Overstone Lakes holiday park is packed with top-quality facilities for the whole family to enjoy. Including a heated indoor swimming pool, a live entertainment schedule and superb leisure facilities, you won't need to go far for a relaxing, enjoyable getaway.
Famed for its rugged mountainous landscape and dramatic coastal scenery, North Wales is a great destination for those who prefer a more active lifestyle. Whether it's hiking or sightseeing you fancy, North Wales has a wide range of attractions to keep you busy:
- Snowdon - Of course, this list simply wouldn't be complete without including Snowdon! The tallest mountain in England and Wales, there are a number of trails up Snowdon, but if you don't fancy the climb, you can always take a trip up on the Snowdon Mountain Railway instead
- Conwy - The historic town of Conwy is jam-packed with attractions, from its castle to the UK's smallest house. Take a stroll around the town and take in the sights!
- Caernarfon Castle - This dramatic castle overlooks the entire town and tells a rich story of a time long gone. Providing the perfect example of living history, the whole family are sure to enjoy a trip to Caernarfon Castle
- Anglesey - While it may take days to explore Anglesey in detail, you can always take a whistle-stop tour of the island. Don't miss historic Beaumaris Castle, Ynys Llanddwyn (a tidal island off Anglesey's west coast) and the South Stack cliffs lighthouse and RSPB nature reserve
- Llandudno - Bearing all the hallmarks of a once-grandiose Victorian seaside resort, Llandudno still has plenty to offer modern-day visitors. Take a stroll along the pier before braving the cable car up to the top of the Great Orme for fantastic panoramic views
With all the familiar comforts you need in your caravan home away from home, you will always have a comfortable place to rest your head - no matter how busy your day. Sunbeach is our North Wales holiday park and is located on the coast not far from the popular town of Barmouth. With Snowdonia on your doorstep and a variety of attractions demanding your attention, be prepared for an active break!
Allens Caravans Holiday Parks
While each of our parks can offer a wide range of different facilities, they are all set within stunning picturesque countryside with breath-taking views, landscapes and scenery right on their doorstep. From quiet, relaxing escapes to getaways with the whole family, everyone is welcome at Allens Caravans.
Our parks are maintained to the highest possible standards and many also have a full-time park manager on site to help you with any questions or queries you may have during your stay. Although the choice of facilities varies from park to park, there is so much to do and see both on and off-site that we can guarantee there will never be a dull moment!
When you choose Allens Caravans, whether you prefer a rural retreat in the heart of England or a rugged coastal backdrop in Wales, you can rest assured knowing that you have picked the perfect park for you.