If you grew up in the UK, then the chances are that your parents would have taken you away on a family caravan holiday at least once during your childhood.
Fond memories of hazy summer days, seaside escapes and countryside walks are all synonymous with the mention of a caravan holiday. We Brits are obsessed with the humble caravan holiday – it’s one of those things that is ingrained in the national psyche, like queuing or fish and chips.
But caravan holidays don’t just have to be a thing of the past. Everyone enjoys a good holiday no matter what their age and caravan holidays are no different. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is the budget option or is really only for families or those with young children – the truth is that the caravan lifestyle can be enjoyed by almost anyone.
When you are retired, it is the perfect excuse to get out and about and see the world. Many seniors love to travel and explore the world around them, but sometimes even the hardiest traveller likes to retain the comfort and familiarity of home. With a caravan, this is possible. You are surrounded by your personal belongings, yet you still get to explore a brand new part of the country. And the best part? Wherever you choose to holiday in the UK, you’re never going to be too far from home. This means that the journey is easily manageable and you can always get back home quickly in the event of an emergency.
Now that the kids have grown up and you are free from the constraints of the day job, the world is your oyster. Take advantage of this newfound freedom to travel – and what better way to explore our country than with a relaxing caravan holiday?
Invest in a Touring Caravan
Touring caravans are the ideal option for those who want to do a lot of travelling on a budget. The lure of a life lived on the road is always strong, but for most people, sadly this dream never becomes a reality. However, tourers can be the perfect way to get out and about and make the most of the travel lifestyle.
The beauty of a tourer is that you can just pack up and head off on a getaway or a quick break whenever you want. The weather looks good next weekend? Just follow your caravan holiday checklist, grab the essentials, and head down to the coast!
If you have young grandchildren, it can be a nice idea to treat them to a holiday away with you in your caravan. Reminiscent of your own childhood caravan holidays, it is the perfect opportunity for some grandparent-grandchild bonding time – plus it gets them out of their parent’s hair for a little while as well!
Of course, for some people, a touring caravan can be a lot of work. Luckily, there are lots of helpful gadgets and gizmos on the market that are all geared towards making the caravan lifestyle that little bit easier for seniors.
Hire a Static Caravan
If touring sounds a little too much like hard work, hiring a static caravan could well be the way forward for you. Static caravans provide all the luxury and home comforts that you are used to, while still offering the benefits of a tourer.
There are numerous caravan parks situated in stunning locations across the UK, so make sure to do plenty of research and compare prices before committing to booking anything. Whether it is a sunny seaside break or a relaxing woodland getaway you are looking for, the possibilities are endless when you choose a UK caravan holiday.
Plus, averse to popular belief, caravan holidays don’t just have to be reserved exclusively for those long, hot days and beach excursions that fill our memories of childhood summer holidays. In fact, some of the best caravan holidays take place outside of the summer months, meaning that there is really no excuse not to get out on the road all year round!
When you are retired, you are no longer limited to travelling within the confines of school holidays. This means that you are free to holiday whenever you like, which not only drastically reduces costs, but also opens up a whole new scope of possibilities. Ever thought about taking a winter holiday in the UK? A winter caravan holiday offers the chance for a unique and enjoyable getaway – an opportunity definitely not to be missed out on!
Make the most of the opportunity to travel and explore our beautiful country and all the many attractions and sights it has to share with you.
Experience a slice of the relaxing caravan lifestyle for yourself and enjoy all that a caravan holiday has to offer.
Written by Martin and photos copyright http://www.allenscaravans.co.uk/