The summer season is usually associated with the classic British caravan holiday, even among those who own their own luxury caravan to holiday in all year round. This is because the summer months traditionally offer the warmest weather and it is a time of year when families can enjoy last minute holidays without having to take children out of school.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a caravan holiday in the summer. In fact, a summer caravanning by the beach or in the heart of the British countryside is a wonderful treat, but for those who do not have to work around school schedules there is a lot more flexibility to be had when it comes to booking trips away. This is especially the case for those who own their own holiday home and are not subject to accommodation and budget restrictions.
When you own a holiday home, you can escape whenever you want. This means you don’t have to join the hordes of holidaymakers flocking to UK hotspots June through August. You will find that missing this peak season – even slightly – will make for a much more peaceful and pocket-friendly holiday.
So when should you pack up and head off to your beloved caravan?
Well, spring is always a good option if you want to enjoy the milder temperatures and the charming sights so characteristic of the season.
Autumn is also a superb time of year to get away from it all. In fact, you might say autumn is the ideal time of year to enjoy a peaceful caravan holiday away from the mad summer rush, high peak prices and sweltering summer temperatures.
Read on for a closer look at more reasons why an Allens’ Caravan holiday is best enjoyed when the autumn rolls around.
Autumn may not boast the same blistering highs and hazy blue skies as summer does, but its weather is a stunning combination of sunshine and breeze that is ever so refreshing after a long, hot summer. In the autumn, you can enjoy nice crisp sunshine without the hot, sticky, sweltering temperatures. This is far better for exploring and much easier to relax in.
Room to Breathe
Once school kicks off again in September, the crowds in UK holiday hotspots are considerably smaller and much easier to manage. Beaches are emptier, walking paths are less crowded (and less challenging) than they are in summer and winter and entire towns are left in a peaceful and largely undisturbed state. By waiting until just after the summer rush, you actually get room to breathe whilst on holiday.
Things To Do
It is worth noting that keeping yourself occupied during a summer holiday can cost a pretty penny, especially if you hope to explore the surrounding area and all of the nearby attractions. Luckily, attractions and activities tend to be less expensive come autumn because they are not competing in peak time, which means they don’t have to hike their prices up in the same way they do for the hordes of summer holidaymakers.
Things to See
Visually speaking, autumn is a wonderful season. As nice as the lush green summer landscape is, there is something rather breath taking about an autumnal scene where the first rusty hues of the new season make their appearance. For rural areas like those where our parks are located, the autumn foliage provides a truly stunning backdrop of gold and green.
Make Yourself Comfortable
Autumn is a season like no other, combining all the crisp freshness of summer with the cosy feel of winter. As such, autumn is actually a great opportunity to enjoy the comfortable surroundings of your holiday home as well as the seasonal comfort foods like pumpkin pie, apple pie and hot chocolate. The cooler autumn nights also mean you can have a quiet and cosy night in, snuggling up with blankets, pillows and perhaps even the odd sweater to make yourself a little more comfortable – something you just can’t do in an August heat wave.
Now, these are just a few of the reasons you should choose to have your caravan holiday in the autumn this year. There are of course many other benefits to waiting for the summer rush to pass, depending on your personal preferences and certain time and budget constraints.
That’s not to say you should rule out a summer caravan adventure altogether though. Owning your own holiday home means you have freedom and flexibility when it comes to holidaying, making every season the perfect season to enjoy a short escape. So get in touch with Allens Caravans today and find yourself the perfect holiday home to enjoy all year round.