The Rise of Staycations


More and more people are choosing to stay in the UK for their holiday, so what’s fuelling the interest in the idea of staycations?

These are a few reasons why Hoburne believe more and more families are choosing to stay put for their holiday, rather than travel abroad:

More Choice and Flexibility

Especially in recent years, the UK tourism and hospitality industry has stepped up a gear and is now offering more choice, higher standards and flexibility when it comes to holidays.

5-star camping and touring haven in Cornwall


A West Midlands family is Totally Trevornick, after haveing starred in a unique film promoting the special bond that guests have with a 5-star camping and touring haven in Cornwall.

The Tough family from Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham (James, Catherine, Oscar and dog Lily) won a national competition to be the ‘Totally Trevornick’ family that was professionally filmed at home getting all excited and ready for their 2018 saltwater adventure on Holywell Bay, near Newquay.

National Motorhome & Campervan Show


Spreader plate specialist Outriggerpads is launching a new product at the National Motorhome & Campervan Show.

The Telford-based company will officially launch its new stabiliser and jack pad for caravans at the event. The caravan pads are lightweight and compact to minimise payload. Specifically designed for use on grass or soft ground, the pads sit under the jack legs, helping to spread the ground pressure and improve stability.

Weighing less than a kilo each, the pads have a load-bearing capability of 2.4 tonnes. Easy to handle and transport, they enable  hassle-free set up of a caravan on uneven ground. Made from high-quality, high density polyethylene (HDPE), the pads won't splinter or corrode – and they come with a lifetime warranty.

How much is the holiday-park sector really worth?


This question will be answered by the end of the year, when a report will be published following a major survey being carried out this year throughout the UK into the economic value of the holiday-park sector.

In 2014 research was undertaken into the economic impact of holiday parks in Scotland. The results were impressive, with gross income being put at £700million, and the information within the report was invaluable, both to park-owners for support in planning and funding applications, and to the Scottish Caravan and Camping Forum to lobby the Scottish Government, local authorities and other organisations and show how great was the sector’s contribution to the economy. 

New Memoir Exposes “Dark Side” of Caravan Park Life

Caravan Park

In his new book, Hell of a Caravan Park, Septimus exposes all!

Millions of Brits dream of packing up working life, packing up the house and moving into a leisure park. Yes, the caravan lifestyle is about as perfect and British as it gets.

But not for Septimus Cooper, whose own transition from the world of finance to a retirement in Cumbria’s South Lakeland came with more than a few grey hairs. In fact, it was and still is a never-ending turmoil that destroys everything caravan life stands for.


Dogs go Glamping! Luxury shepherd hut holidays for the pooch!

Dog Days Holidays

Brits love dogs - it’s a fact. Now four-legged friends are being invited on dog-friendly glamping breaks with their owners at Dog Days Holidays in South Wales for their own little bit of luxury.

Sue and Roger Edwards set up Raven’s Retreat, a glamping shepherd hut retreat for people with dogs, two years ago as their Dog Days Holidays accommodation.

Sue says:

"Glamping was an option to give everyone, dogs included, an outdoor break with a great deal of comfort, which is why we decided to have dog-friendly facilities both inside and attached to the accommodation. Living in Powys, where there are more sheep than people, it seemed appropriate to choose a shepherd’s hut!"

Are you missing out on a market-leading FREE Warranty in your new park home?


Are you eligible to sign-up for free to the GoldShield Warranty Scheme? 

Only 50% of residential park homes eligible for the scheme, are currently signed-up. Check your eligibility and sign-up to the GoldShield Warranty Scheme today. 

If you are reading this, you are most likely an owner on a site, which has already signed up to Goldshield and have purchased a park home built by one of our registered manufacturers, who have already covered the cost of your park home warranty. 

Introducing the new Whistler Lodge at Verdant Leisure

Luxury holiday

Bespoke holiday park operator, Verdant Leisure has revealed the latest luxury holiday home accommodation available to own at its Pease Bay Leisure Park.

The Whistler Lodge, designed by Swift Holiday Homes, offers spacious living with a luxurious designer touch. The 20ft wide lodge features an open plan kitchen, dining and living space, a twin bedroom and en-suite master bedroom.

Caravan supplier designs new anti-slip decking product

DeckWright anti-slip

Decking has natural appeal, DeckWright anti-slip is perfect for entertaining and relaxing on and is relatively low-maintenance. 

But there is one major drawback – it can become very slippery when wet.

And with the Great British weather as unpredictable as ever, caravan industry supplier WJ Group has launched a new product to help holidaymakers enjoy the great outdoors safely.

The timber and metal components business – a fully-approved member of National Caravan Council (NCC) – has designed and made an anti-slip product for decking.

DeckWright anti-slip inserts can be retrofitted to almost any grooved decking quickly and easily using standard tools.

Verdant Leisure joins Green Tourism scheme

Green Tourism

Bespoke holiday park operator, Verdant Leisure has recently joined Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification programme in the world, with the aim of achieving one of their respected awards.

A Green Tourism Award means that a business works responsibly, ethically and sustainably, contributes to its community, is reducing its impact on the environment and aims to be accessible and inclusive to all visitors and staff. Businesses that meet the required standard receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold award based on their level of achievement.