Are holiday parks just for families?

23 June 2016

Holiday parks have been a firm favourite with us British for decades. But can they offer an experience for those travelling without kids too?

Holiday parks have been a firm favourite in the British consciousness for decades. In fact, according to recent research carried out by the British Holiday and Home Park Association, more than half of Brits have attended a holiday park at least once in their lifetime with the typical pattern being to visit as a child before returning again as a parent and again as a grandparent.

It's not hard to see why families have a soft spot for the humble holiday park. Not only do they offer a cost-effective deal, they also ensure there is no nail-biting apprehension about the weather as older relatives know that that come rain, wind or shine, holiday parks make it their business to offer a full programme of activities for children of all ages. Just the thing to keep kids happily entertained for hours, if not days.

However, it might surprise you to find that there are a great number of holiday parks which aim their services predominantly at adults. The beauty of these parks is that they offer all the essentials you need for your holiday in one area as well as the option to explore a new region.

They can also be a fantastic place to meet people, and whether you are travelling as a couple, group of friends or even with your trusty pooch, a holiday park can offer you a break you won't soon forget.

Here are a few more reasons why those travelling without the family should consider trying one out:

1. Explore beautiful locations from a comfortable base

Imagine waking up in your holiday home community with one of your favourite destinations right on your doorstep. Whether it is a self-sufficient escape in the depths of nature you seek or one with easy access to a variety of cultural experiences, holiday parks are located in a wide variety of breath-taking locations including parks near the Italian Lakes, the Alps and the coastline of sunny Spain.

2. Enjoy a range of high-quality accommodation

Holiday parks offer accommodation to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Some offer classic tents for happy campers as well as sumptuous safari tents and mobile homes for those that prefer a few more amenities. You can also book places to stay with private terraces or gas-powered BBQs to tailor your holiday just the way you like it.

3. Indulge you interests

Holiday park activities are not just for kids. You'll find a wide range of special interest activities and experiences that you can plan your holiday around.

Whether you are looking to relax and enjoy beauty and spa treatments right there on site, head off on a cycling tour or set off on a walking experience that takes in the stunning lochs of the Scottish Highlands or magnificent castles in Snowdonia, we're sure you'll find something that appeals.

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