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The Rise of Staycations

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

Trevornick

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

Outriggerpads

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.

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.

Synopsis:

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?

GoldShield

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.

Magnetic Magic

Five zone induction hob

Without the Five zone induction hob It is very easy to leave a pan on the stove and forget about It – or to take the pan off without switching off the burner. Flames are dangerous in any home. Chip pan fires caused by hot fat boiling out of the pan and catching light on the hob are a major cause - but this is a danger that is easy to avoid without compromising on cooking equipment.

David Bellamy special award for holiday park’s osprey project partnership

Conservation

A five star caravan holiday park situated next to the Dyfi Osprey Project in Mid Wales has received a special distinction award from the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme.

Morben Isaf Holiday Park at Derwenlas, near Machynlleth has been honoured for its partnership with Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s Cors Dyfi nature reserve, where the osprey project is located.

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme recognises holiday parks that protect and enhance Britain’s natural environment. The park has held a gold award since 2015 and is also “Honey Bee Friendly”.