8 Reasons To Go On A Caravan Holiday This Spring
After a long cold winter, we can now think ahead to brighter days. Spring is a great time to take a short break, or spend a little longer in your holiday park of choice. With 46 family owned and 5 star rated caravan and camping parks to choose from, here’s what awaits you at Best of British this March and April!
1. Bracing Walks Along The Coast Path
Coastal paths are a sedate highway to seascape adventures and in England, Scotland and Wales, we’re very lucky that much of the country is serviced by this stunning network.
The England Coast Path aims to stay as close to the coast as possible, with open sections of path well signed with distinctive acorn waymarkers. You can take shorter routes, or more challenging sections which are longer and involve more rugged terrain.
The Wales Coast Path includes the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. The path primarily caters for walkers, however cyclists and horse riders can enjoy certain sections. It falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which covers 95% of the coast. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn – photgraphed) with its rolling dunes and large rock outcrops make it an ideal place for an afternoon of exploration.
The Scottish Coastal Way is a proposed national path that goes around the coastline of mainland Scotland. The existing coastal paths are predominantly in the more populated parts of the country, and few coastal paths exist in more remote areas such as the Highlands and islands.
2. Experience Holiday Parks Near The Coast
We have 14 caravan and camping parks on the coast, ready and waiting for you to book your visit this spring. Above is Highlands End Holiday Park, winner of the 2022 South West Holiday Park of the Year. It enjoys panoramic views of over 99 miles of coastline from Portland Bill in Dorset to Start Point in Devon. View all our holiday parks on the coast via this link and select ‘Coast Location’.
3. Good Availability
By choosing to holiday in Spring, you’ll get the choice of the best pitches as the parks are not at peak holiday time. You benefit from seeing those first signs of warmer days, the bulbs springing into life and the birds chirping.
Long Acres (adult only) is open from 1st March 2023 and is set in the rural South Lincolnshire Fens. There are 40 level hardstanding pitches, all with a grassed area for awnings or tents. There are just 40 pitches, and the park is laid out as a long avenue which affords you privacy. In the quieter spring months, this could make a nice and quiet break away!
4. Spring Wildlife
The first signs of spring are a welcome sight after the dark, cold days of winter. In the UK, the this is signalled by the sound of birdsong, buds on trees and early spring flowers, such as snowdrops. Why not throw off the last of the winter blues and head on out into the countryside so see if you can spot some of these precious signs of the new season.
5. Historic Houses and Parkland
A wonderful site during the spring is the emerging daffodils and buds from the trees that spread themselves across the landscapes of historic houses. Parkland is the perfect place to walk and the Best of British Holiday Parks are fortunate to be surrounded by a selection of heritage sites. Burghley House near Stamford (above) boasts stunning parkland to explore. Our two closest parks are Fields End Water and Eye Kettleby Lakes.
6. Test New Holiday Park Features!
Winter is typically the time when our Park Owners are busy at work improving the park for the next season. By the time spring comes along, the improvements will be ready for your use!
Trethem Mill Touring Park in Cornwall have been working hard this winter, ready for opening on 1st April. The Old Oaks in Glastonbury is another pristine park making changes during the winter. They are installing 330 solar panels which will supply the park with clean, sustainable energy. By taking a spring caravan or camping break this year, you’ll be first to experience these new facilities!
7. Caravan and Camping Breaks In The Countryside
There is nothing better than the great British countryside. Whether you’re bumping into sheep on the footpaths of the Lake District, or cycling through the lanes of the New Forest, we are lucky to have such idyllic scenery within easy reach. In the spring, it’s not nearly as busy as it gets at the height of summer. The Best of British Holiday Parks Group specialise in 5 star rated sites across England, Scotland and Wales. All of them are within each reach of countryside adventures!
8. Countryside Holiday Parks
We have 33 independently owned holiday parks based in the countryside. Whether you’re aiming to explore the Cotswolds, the heathlands of the Shropshire Hills or the oast houses of Kent. Here’s a taste of rural Lancashire with Donkey Creek Farm!
Have a look on our website and select ‘Country Location’ from the filter menu to view all our countryside based parks.
Book now for your spring break, long or short! Those parks who are not open all year start to welcome guests for spring breaks very soon. Be one of the first visitors of 2023!