For a while, it looked as though cheap flights to warmer climes had made the great British holiday forever unfashionable. But over the past few years, more and more people have chosen to take their holiday closer to home. This could be down to our 'credit crunch' culture, or that a lot of holiday makers simply prefer to explore their own country, avoid travelling by air for environmental reasons, or spend less time travelling, maximising their time off.
A caravan makes it easy to transport luggage, baby equipment and bicycles, so it's a great option for families with small children. For large families, staying in a caravan can be much cheaper than hotel rooms, and you can save even more money by preparing and cooking your own meals. The novelty of living in a caravan might even mean that everyone mucks in with the cooking and housework!
Whether you already own a caravan, hire one for the trip, or stay in a static caravan at one of the UK's many holiday parks, it’s a convenient and economical way to enjoy a well-deserved break. Discover our favourite destinations for caravan holidays in the UK.
1: The Lake District
Ever since Wordsworth rhapsodised about it, the Lake District in Cumbria has been one of the UK's top holiday destinations. Here you can see England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, go sailing on Lake Windermere, or visit the home of Beatrix Potter. There are plenty of caravan parks to choose from, some offering shops and other amenities, while others have rural isolation and simplicity as their selling points. Just be aware that caravans and motor homes should avoid steep, curving passes like the Hardknott and Wrynose.
Try Black Beck Holiday Park, near Grizedale Forest, for a combination of beautiful scenery and good facilities.