Planning Your Family Park Holiday
Taking your family on a park holiday will no doubt be the highlight of your year, so it is very important that you plan ahead to ensure that you have the best time. If you are a seasoned holiday park veteran then you will probably have a good idea of what to take and what to do when you are there. But with more and more families staying in UK holiday parks rather than traveling abroad, there will be more first time visitors this year.
Before booking you will no doubt look at the facilities your chosen park has, giving you a good idea of what is on offer. Some parks have so many facilities you may never need to leave during your stay as you will be so busy. Other parks may have moderate facilities, and you will want to venture out into the local area to see what’s on offer. To maximise your time and enjoyment we suggest that you research the area. Most areas that holiday parks are situated in will have great attractions for you to visit, but without researching before you go you may miss some places that are a short drive from where you are staying and would have been worth the trip.
As you should be aware, the weather in the UK can be very unpredictable. Even if you are visiting your holiday park in the middle of summer, you can almost guarantee there will be a few cloudy or rainy days. So if you think ahead you can bring some waterproofs if you still want to explore. It is also a good idea to bring some things for you as a family to do when there is bad weather. Why not bring along that board game you got at Christmas that you have yet to play. A park of cards can be a lifesaver as there are plenty of different games you can play as a group. Modern technology such as laptops, portable DVD players and iPods can all be used to watch films and TV programs on, so bear that in mind if there are no TV facilities where you are staying. No matter how active you try and keep your children, you can’t beat a good family film to keep them entertained in the evenings.
Holiday parks can vary wildly with facilities and accommodation types, but one thing you can count on is having a great family holiday.