Is Holiday Park Holiday For You?

Holiday Parks offer great value holidays and short breaks. Holiday Parks are perfect for family holidays and breaks away with friends. Most parks are near the coast so you have access to a breach or the sea. Holiday Parks tend to also offer great locations from which to explore the surrounding countryside and attractions. The choice of accommodation options at many parks can accommodate different family sizes. Accommodation options range from static caravans & Glamping to luxury lodges and chalets.  

For anyone with the old fashioned view about holiday parks being full of old caravans and chalets combined with terrible entertainment are in for a surprise. Most holiday Parks have transcended to become more like mini holiday villages. The facilities have improved and the quality of accommodation on offer is of a very high standard.

In some cases holiday parks can even offer inspiring options with yurts, glamping pods and luxury treehouses to choose from. If you don't fancy the entertainment you don't have to go, after all it's your holiday. Don't be put off by any preconceptions and do your research and you should be pleasantly surprised

One of the main attractions of holiday parks are their amenities. Obviously each park is unique due to its location however there are some standard features you will generally find at most UK Holiday Parks.

The larger parks have swimming pools which is great to keep the children entertained especially if the weather isn't as good as you hoped. Sometimes the swimming pools offer a special inflatable session, generally popular with most children if you can get them off their phones or portable games consoles. Aerial adventures let you enjoy the thrill of the climb and work your way around the different obstacles. Or you could just relax with a drink and listen to the screams of the acrophobics.

Generally there are various indoor and outdoor play areas and some parks will also have special areas for toddlers. Games rooms or amusement arcades where you can spend £20 trying to win a £2 toy, you will only have yourself to blame! Hopefully your children will instead be enjoying the activities instead, giving your wallet a rest! 

Entertainment is a massive part of a holiday in a holiday park and most offer entertainment packages (usually at an extra cost) Look out for the professional dancers, singers and hosts keeping you entertained with musical productions and dancing. Test your general knowledge in one of the quiz nights. Most entertainment will be aimed at the whole family. This way you can enjoy the evening with your family and a small beverage, after all you are on holiday.

Last Minute Park Deals

If booking at the last minute you may also be able to benefit with a discount with a holiday park late deals offers. Depending on when you book and the dates you are looking for you could pick up a nice saving on your holiday cost. Fortunately there is no real rocket science required to pick up a deal. If the availability is high and the date is near then most of the holiday park companies will reduce their prices to encourage you to stay on those dates. If the holiday parks are busy then they have no need to reduce their prices.

Don't expect to pay the same in August as you would in November. The Holiday Parks have limits and will rather the accommodation goes empty than fill their accommodation with holidaymakers paying ridiculously cheap prices. It's also about long term marketing. Also if you are looking at booking one of the more unique properties you may end up disappointed. Unlike standard caravans and some chalets some of the more unique accommodation is more limited. Therefore their availability will be restricted as there are less of them to start with. Be flexible with your dates and holiday park requirements to give yourself a chance of picking up the best deals.

Park Holidays 2023

Park Holidays 2023 holiday options includes 31 family holiday parks generally in coastal areas of the south of England from Devon to Suffolk. Each of the Park Holidays locations offer great value family holidays in modest but comfortable caravans, to luxurious lodges. Some of the Park Holiday locations have introduced camping pods for families of four (maximum of 2 adults) You can join in all the activities or just relax and sit back and enjoy the top class entertainment. 

With Park Holidays you can choose from popular seaside resorts, stunning country estates and peaceful lakeside retreats. Each holiday park is unique and offers its own unique holiday experience. Don't worry about having to leave your family pet as many of the caravans are pet friendly. Its easy to find your ideal holiday park location as the Park Holidays online holiday search lets to select the features and facilities you want.

Then it lists the best holiday park for your holiday requirements. Whether you're looking to visit Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Essex, Kent or Devon checking out the options with Park Holidays is a must > more

Haven Holidays 2023

Haven Holidays 2023 range offers 37 different holiday parks in 16 regions that include locations in England, Wales & Scotland. Haven Holiday Parks offer access to pools, outdoor and indoor play areas as well as all weather sports courts. They also provide daytime entertainment with shows and events. In the evenings there are holiday shows and musicals not forgetting the party classics at the disco.

Haven accommodation ranges from standard to platinum caravans with decking. Some Haven parks also feature chalets and apartments as well. One of the Haven parks offers you the option of staying in a Yurt. Alternatively you could go for a Haven family beach house. Haven holidays are perfect for a British family holiday > more

Typical Holiday Parks Facilities / Amenities.

  • Indoor Pool – Just in case it rains, plus the kids love them (is it heated?)
  • Gym – So you can pretend you are going to get fit on holiday
  • Pets welcome – Don't forget your dog, part of the family
  • Outdoor pool – great if the weather is good.
  • Family Bar – The kids can run about while you drink
  • Shop – Top up on essentials or that all important item you forgot to bring!
  • Crazy Golf – Get that ball in the clown's mouth,  you are the champion
  • Free WiFi – Incase you are still stuck on a terrible network
  • Launderette – So you can feel at home doing the washing on holiday
  • Cash Machine – Does anyone still use money?
  • Climbing Wall – Don't look down!
  • Pool Tables – Winner stays on?
  • Sports Areas – Outdoor activities 
  • Boating Lake – Don't annoy the Swans
  • 9 Hole golf course – Fore!
  • Fishing – Nearby or onsite fishing Lake
  • Indoor Soft Play Area  – What kid doesn't love a soft play area? 

Use these Holiday Park Links to track down your ideal Holiday Park Holiday.

Haven Holiday Parks 
37 holiday Parks in England, Wales & Scotland > click here

Park Holidays 
Over 30 holiday parks on the south coast of England > click here

Shorefield Holiday Parks
5 great holiday parks in Dorset & Hampshire > click here

Away Resorts
Six holiday parks from Wales to Essex & the Isle of Wight > click here

Park Leisure Holidays
4 Holiday Parks – Cornwall, North Wales & Yorkshire > click here

John Fowler Holiday Parks
12 Holiday Parks – Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Wales > click here

Pure Leisure Holiday Parks
16 Holiday Parks in England & Wales with 6 in the Lake District area > click here

Away Resorts 2023 Holiday Parks

Away Resorts operate six holiday parks and a variety of accommodation options as well. There are caravans, Lodges, chalets and Glamping. There’s nothing quite like a hot tub holiday and Away Resorts have a number of ways to stay that include your own private hot tub. They do have some interesting accommodation names such as the Zen, The Rockstar and The TribeCa. The TribeCa is the Manhattan loft look in a British caravan, what a great idea.

Whilst hidden away in the natural haven of the New Forest, the Zen offers a peaceful sanctuary. Sounds like heaven for anyone wanting to escape everything and chill. Away Resorts also offer any day arrivals all year so you can arrive and leave any day you want > more

Shorefield 2023 Great British Breaks and Luxury Escapes

Shorefield holidays offers five different holiday parks located in Hampshire & Dorset. Shorefield accommodation options include caravans, Holiday lodges, houses, cottages and luxury treehouses. Lets face it, who wouldn't love to stay in a luxury treehouse! Some of the Shorefield accommodation options even offer hot tubs. Shorefield holidays also offer special themed weekends such as their music weekenders, family music festivals and special events.

If you prefer a more relaxing holiday then the Reflections Day Spa at Shorefield country park is the destination for you. There is also a health & fitness club at Oakdene Forest park & Shorefield Country Park. If your holiday destination is anywhere near Dorset it would be a crime not to check out the Shorefield holiday options > more