Campsites and Caravan Parks

Types of Caravan Parks

There are over 4,000 caravan parks in the United Kingdom and according to research half of adults in the UK have spent at least one night on holiday on a caravan park. 

There are many different types of caravan parks and this article seeks to explain the differences

Residential caravan parks

Residential caravan parks – as the name suggests these are static caravan and lodge parks where people live 12 months of the year.  Often, these parks forbid owners to let out their caravans or park homes for hire, so the only way you can have a holiday is as an invited guest of one of the owners or to purchase a park home.

Holiday Parks or Holiday Caravan Parks

Holiday Parks or Holiday Caravan Parks – these are caravan parks with plenty of caravans to rent for holidays.  The way these are rented can vary but generally rentals fall in to two categories.  Firstly, the park owner has a fleet of holiday caravans or lodges that they rent out to customers.  Examples of these park owners are Park Resorts, Haven and Park Holidays.  The second type is where the park owner has sold caravans or lodges to owners who then choose to let them out.  Very often you will find both available on parks with the owner taking care of all of the cleaning and preparation of the caravans for hire.  In some cases the owner will advertise the caravan as a private let.  There are advantages and disadvantages for both types.

Touring Caravan Parks

Touring Caravan Parks – these caravan parks are for people to use who own their own touring caravan.  A touring caravan is one that is towed behind a car compared to a static caravan which is only moved on the back of a lorry.  Often these caravan parks will take tents and motorhomes as well. 

You will often see all types of caravans on a caravan park as many park owners choose to offer static caravans for sale, fleet caravans for hire as well as having part of the site set up for tourers and camping holidays.

 

 
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