Touring caravan sites in Cornwall are always buzzing but if you asked the average person on the street to describe a stereotypical caravanner what would they say?
They probably wouldn’t say “a young couple in their thirties with two young kids”, but this group of people is changing the stereotype and are taking more caravan holidays than ever before.
And they’re loving it.
Many younger caravanners concede they took some convincing to give touring a go, seeing it more as an older person’s hobby, but, once they set off on their first weekend away by the coast, the relaxed atmosphere, the freedom and the independence soon calm the mood and they wonder why they didn’t do it sooner.
Here are some of the best things about a short break away in a touring caravan for a young family:
Save money on your holidays
A short break away in a hotel or holiday home could cost hundreds but for just £50 all in you could get away for a long weekend by the sea.
“I couldn’t afford to go away as often as we do if we stayed in site accommodation.” – Caravanner
So after work on a Friday, check the weather forecast, throw some essentials in the back of the car, and you could be sitting outside your own portable holiday home with a glass of cold beer in one hand and a barbecue fork in the other, watching the sunset. Perfect.
Have more breaks away
Many caravan owners get away every weekend in the Summer months, and even in the cooler seasons, loving the opportunity to escape for long weekends on a whim.
A touring caravan break requires very little planning as you have everything you need in your travelling home – just take it with you.
Spend more time together as a family
Having a touring caravan is also a great way to spend more time together as a family, particularly with children who are normally more engrossed in tech when they’re at home:
“Even the 12 year-old becomes a kid again when we’re away in the caravan, and that’s a rare thing nowadays.” – Caravanner
Develop new skills with the kids
They probably know how to create a new account on YouTube but do your kids know how to build a fire? Catch a fish? Or put up an awning? Regular holidays in a touring caravan are excellent for developing new skills and building their confidence.
Toasting marshmallows over the barbecue, telling stories in the dark, eating breakfast while watching the sunrise are just some of the exceptional memories they (and you) will treasure forever.
As one caravanner says: “You don’t “get it” unless you are doing it!” so do it – get all the details you need here to make Monkey Tree Holiday Park one of your go-to sites this year.
And if you need help getting started, check out this complete guide to buying your touring caravan.