If you and your family are planning to spend your time off at a holiday park this Autumn or next summer then you should take a look at some of our holiday park tips and advice.Holiday parks can vary wildly so it’s always best to do some research and make sure you chose a park that meets your family’s needs. No matter if you are a holiday park virgin or a holiday park expert, our tips should prove handy.1. Give yourself a budgetFamily holidays are notorious for eating up money. You should always give yourself a loose budget to stick to make sure you don’t overspend. You maybe tricked into thinking the holiday itself will be cheap if the accommodation is a reasonable price, but as soon as you start adding the cost of food, days out and souvenirs, the cost can soon add up. Always try to remember you are on holiday, so don’t be too hard on yourself with a budget.
2. TravelTravelling during peaks times of the year can be a nightmare, so you should always give your self plenty of time to arrive at the park. One of the most stressful parts of a holiday park trip is the packing of the car and getting to your destination. Give yourself plenty of time as you don’t want to all fall out before you even get there.3. Choosing a locationWhen thinking about what holiday park to choose to stay at, you should take a look at the park’s facilities and the surrounding location. With some internet research, you will be able to find plenty of hidden gems close by that you and your family will love visiting. Most parts of the UK have some great attractions that are great for family holidays.4. How long to stay forSome holiday parks operate differently to others and only allow you to stay for predetermined periods of times. These are usually seven and fourteen day stays, and certain weekends throughout the year. This can often tie in with school holidays and bank holidays.
5. When to visitWhen you take your holiday park trip is determined by your situation and what you prefer. If you have children, you maybe forced to visit during busy periods due to school holidays. But the can be ideal if you like a nice busy atmosphere and other children for yours to play with. If you are visiting as a couple, you have the luxury of flexibility.Always keep an eye out for some of the great late deals that the holiday parks offer when there is space.
This article was written by Tom Sangers on behalf of John Fowler Holiday Parks who offer great family holiday park accommodation for cheap family holidays.