Category: Holiday Activities

Adventures in Wales in your caravan

Wales is often seen as a place for day visits to the coast but there is a vast array of wonderful caravan sites to choose from in Wales ranging from small, quiet sites to larger sites with swimming pools and clubhouses offering live entertainment. Caravanning continues to be a popular way of holidaying both in the UK and if you live in the Midlands it is an easy holiday destination to tow your caravan to.

Planning your route is essential when towing your caravan in Wales because most satellite navigation systems are designed for cars not for cars towing a caravan and you can find yourself driving along single-track lanes with no passing places hoping that nothing comes the other way.

A specific sat nav that is for caravans and lorries is a wise investment and can be purchased as a phone app.

If it is possible, it is a great idea to tour around Wales during your holiday because North Wales is quite different from South Wales and each area has its own features and attractions. If you like walking and climbing, then the rugged northern peaks are amazing, but the golden sandy beaches of the south are ideal for those enjoying a more relaxing break away.

Caravan holidays can be perfect for families

If you are looking to book a holiday but don’t fancy the idea of staying in a tent but want it to be more homely than a hotel then you may decide to opt for a caravanning holiday.

A caravan holiday can be that ideal compromise between a hotel and a tent holiday. It gives you a closer feeling of camping and enjoying the outdoors than staying in a hotel would but with the added luxuries you often miss when in a tent. IF you decide that you want to go way in a caravan often, you may even choose to buy one and tow it with you. This gives you the freedom of going where and when you like and once you have covered the initial outlay for the caravan, site fees can be relatively cheap.  

If you would rather just go to a caravan that is already set up then you may choose a static caravan. Static caravans tend to be a lot more spacious and have mains water and electricity whereas a touring caravan will need to be located in the right place to allow hook ups. Lots of static caravans have some outside space such as decking to allow you to have a bbq or just sit out with a glass of wine in the evening.

Family camping holidays in France

Camping holidays can be an excellent way to holiday without the need to break the bank but the often inclement weather in the UK deters a lot of holidaymakers from taking this option however if you consider a camping holiday in France you have a greater chance of better weather especially the further south you travel.

Many of the camp sites in France have excellent facilities and most have magnificent swimming pools or aquaparks that have slides, rapids and staff that run aqua fitness sessions. There are plenty of places to eat on site whether you want to sit in a restaurant or just grab a snack. Each site has a shop so that essentials like bread and milk can be purchased daily.

If you don’t want to have the hassle of taking your own camping equipment with you, some holiday companies offer ready erected tents on site that have comfortable camp beds, full cooking facilities and fridges and freezers inside. Bedding and towels can be hired so that clothing and toiletries are the only things you need to bring. Beach goods can often be bought locally if you want to take advantage of the many glorious beaches France has to offer.

Is a golfing holiday for you?

Golf is a very popular holiday for many men and women in the UK and there are also a lot fo children who like to play too. If this is a hobby of yours then it makes sense to include this hobbies when planning on a holiday. Golfing holidays are becoming increasingly popular all over the world. Many friends, couples and families are choosing to take off on a golf holiday where they can relax, unwind and take in the scenery whilst also getting time to get involved in a sport they enjoy.

Golfing holidays can be done all over the world but there are some places that are famous for golfing holidays such as the Algarve or Tenerife. Golfing holidays to these locations do not have to cost a fortune. If you are looking for something a little more exclusive, then why not try Morocco. You can easily get a direct flight from many parts of the UK to Morocco and with the added bonus of the all year-round sunshine. Marrakech is the most popular Golf destination in Morocco but there are many more that are waiting to be explored.

Why not try a weekend golfing holiday first to see if you enjoy it before booking a two week vacation.

Taking your dog on holiday

Many people love the idea of being able to take your pet with you when you go on a camping holiday but you do have to consider your options carefully before committing to taking them along.

Firstly you should check that the campsite allows dogs. Many do, but sometimes you will have to pay extra to take them with you. Secondly, you need to consider how long the journey is to and from your destination and what your dog is like at travelling. If the dog is not particularly happy travelling in a car then it is often not a good idea to take them on long journeys if it can be avoided.

Some beaches restrict dogs altogether others may restrict dogs at certain times of the years or on parts of the beach. This is important to check as if you get there and find that dogs are not allowed on the beach it may spoil your holiday, meaning that you have to find other things to do.

Sometimes having a dog with you can be very restrictive. If you are planning on spending much of your time on a campsite or going for walks then taking your dog may be ok, but if you are wanting to go to attractions, go out for meals or visit zoos or amusement parks etc then it may be better to find someone to look after them at home.