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People may think camping and caravanning holidays are great trips to do with kids but they’re actually also a perfect getaway for couples too! Caravanning gives you a freedom that is hard to recreate on any other holiday. Everything about it is easier - there’s no long research and booking process as there is with package holidays abroad. No long flights, no immunisations and all at a fraction of the cost!
It’s the perfect opportunity to simply select a region, see what sites are available there and off you go! Apart from packing some clothes, everything else you need will be ready and waiting in your caravan so it really is the simple holiday solution.
Chill out retreat
If you opt for a site in a rural or coastal location it will give you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors every time you open your door. There’s nothing quite like having your morning coffee surrounded by trees and blue skies - fingers crossed, this is England after all!
There may be great walks to enjoy in the countryside or along the coastline; a bit of fresh air to blow away the cobwebs so make sure you remember your walking boots. You could stop for a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea somewhere along your route; this is life at caravanning pace, a world away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives!
Go out and explore
Selecting somewhere to visit is a personal choice. We’re lucky to have many great places to choose from in England and the rest of the UK too! Perhaps there’s somewhere that you’ve always wanted to go or a place that you’ve passed through before but would like to go back and explore properly. A caravanning trip is the perfect way to do this because it is so versatile; you can set up base on a central site and venture out from there or tour around the area, stopping off at different sites for a few days a piece. You can plan everything to suit your schedule - it’s up to you if you choose to cram in action-packed days or enjoy a more leisurely pace.
Caravanning breaks are great for people who like to partake in physical activities such as walking, cycling or hiking. You can get a bike rack for your caravan to make transporting your bikes as easy as pie. Many sites are situated in locations that provide good walks and cycle routes from the sites themselves, so take that into consideration when choosing your site(s).
Many caravan sites allow well-behaved dogs so if you choose to take your furry friend with you, it could be the ideal opportunity to enjoy lots of exciting new walkies for your pooch as well as yourselves!
If you’re enjoying a trip as a couple, it might be nice to go somewhere quiet and tranquil - so choosing a child-free site may help achieve that! Many caravan sites are full of children playing games, kicking footballs and riding their bikes. It’s great to see them enjoying some fresh air, but if you’re on a couples trip, it would be nice to be child-free for a while! Tranquil Parks specialise in adult-only caravan parks, with sites available across England and Wales. Take a look to see where their sites are located and the facilities on offer.
Our picks from around the country...
Devon: Hallsdown Farm Touring Park
Set in the peaceful rolling North Devon countryside, Hallsdown is the ideal retreat for chilling, visiting local attractions or walking the local footpaths or the South West Coastal Path. Hallsdown is a working farm and the owners offer tours to visitors. Free Wifi is available for guests too.
Dorset: Back of Beyond Touring Camping & Glamping Park
Back of Beyond Touring Park is a relaxed caravan site set in 30 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. There are over 100 pitches plus a wild camping area so that the woods, heathland and wildlife lakes can be enjoyed. The park is ideal for visiting the New Forest, Dorset Jurassic Coast, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth and Christchurch.
Somerset: Waterrow Touring Park
Waterrow Touring Park’s country garden atmosphere, peaceful location and riverside walks are perfect for a relaxing break close to Exmoor in Somerset. Waterrow is an award-winning, 5-star facility that is dog friendly, has Wifi and a pub nearby.
Wales: Daisy Bank Touring Caravan Park
Daisy Bank is a delightful caravan park on the Wales border with glorious views of the Shropshire hills. The area is great for walkers, cyclists and wildlife lovers and ideal for exploring mid Wales, the historic ‘March’ towns and rural Shropshire. The Park offers free Wifi and dogs are welcome.
Lincolnshire: Brookside Country Park
Brookside Country Park is renowned for its tranquil setting, friendly staff and pristine landscape. Boasting 35 hard standing electric and hard standing fully serviced pitches, the park is set in 24 acres of forest, making it an ideal place for walking, cycling and fishing.The Park is dog friendly and has free Wifi.
Lancashire: Manor House Touring Park
Manor House Touring Park has 10 year-round touring pitches set in peaceful countryside between Blackpool and Lytham St Annes. The Park is open all year round, welcomes well-behaved dogs and is close to shops and restaurants.
East Yorkshire: Blue Rose Country Caravan Park
Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, Blue Rose is renowned for its customer care and attention to detail. The Park is dog friendly and open all year round. It is the ideal place for adults looking for that perfect hideaway in the glorious East Riding countryside.
Which caravans are best suited to couples?
Both of the main manufacturers we stock - Swift and Bailey - offer many caravans that would be well-suited to a couple. Swift‘s Basecamp is a great crossover camping/caravan model that is perfect for couples looking for adventures. Its compact size enables it to be towed by smaller cars and it has everything you need for a comfortable night at the end of a busy day. The Basecamp comes with a sleek modern kitchen, shower room and a seating area that converts into a double bed.
You might think that as there are only two of you, that you should go for a two-berth, but you should also take the time to consider a four-berth. The most popular berth size, there are a lot more models to choose from in the four-berth bracket. The choice is completely yours; a two-berth may be less expensive and will offer you all you need for a great trip. The main advantage of a four-berth caravan is that you will have more space to play with. It will mean that you will have a lot more living space and will also have the option to go for a fixed bed that is separate to the lounge area should you wish.
Pop into our showroom in Colden Common - we have many new and pre-owned Swift and Bailey caravans to choose from! While you’re here, why not pop into our on-site accessory shop and pick up a few things to enhance your trip further...
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