Guest Post – Tips for planning a caravan holiday

December 19, 2013 Off By Laura TMOT
When it comes to family holidays, different families like different things. Some like to go abroad, some like camping, and others like to stay in a caravan.

Some of the reasons that people like to stay in caravans is that there are no limits on what time you get up if you want to be in the hotel dining room in time for breakfast. You can also be in charge of the food that you eat, so you can choose something that everyone in the family will like to eat.

Here is some advice for planning a caravan holiday for you and your family.

Choose your site carefully

When it comes to choosing your holiday, you should keep a couple of things in mind. You should think about where you actually want to go for your time away, and also the type of site that you want to stay on. You might want to stay on an independent site, or you might want to stay at a park run by a company like Park Resorts, who offer these kinds of holidays, often with different types of entertainment for the family to partake in, sometimes at an extra cost.

Look into a few and see which ones might have the best things available to your family, taking into account things like the age range of your children.

Pack plenty of clothes

Take plenty of clothes with you so that you don’t run out. Lots of sites will offer a laundrette where you can do some washing during your stay or so you do not have to do as man loads when you get back home. However, if you do not want to spend all your time away doing laundry then may sure that you take enough spare clothes with you.

Plan for all weather types

When you are going on a caravan holiday, be sure to plan for all kinds of weather in case there is lots of rain and you do not feel that you can not go out, especially if you are a long way from shops and other indoor activities.

Take lots of things that you can all do together on an evening or during the day like packs of cards, colouring books and board games so that you have lots of things to do and do not get bored.

Take cleaning products

While lots of caravans many come with cleaning products in them, you may want to buy some of your own to take with you so that you are prepared just in case they do not.

Plan meals in advance

If you decide that you will do most of your cooking yourself, then plan your meals in advance when you go to the supermarket. There may not be much space to store food when you get there, and if you buy too much it will take up room in the car on your way home.    

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