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6 Tips for Keeping Caravan Parks Safe

6 Tips for Keeping Caravan Parks Safe with the National Caravan Council

Staycations are on the rise in the UK, as holiday makers choose to explore the countryside rather than hopping on a plane, according to statistics compiled by the National Caravan Council (NCC), more than 50 million nights are spent in a caravan in the UK each year – whether in the country’s 365,000 static and holiday homes, the 550,000 touring caravans or 225,000 motorhomes.

With more and more people visiting caravan parks every year, It's become more important than ever to ensure that your site is safe for all visitors. Caravanning is a particularly popular past time for retirees and the elderly.

Continued investment in manufacturing excellence sees Willerby post rapid sales growth

Continued investment in manufacturing excellence sees Willerby post rapid sales growth

After a stellar year of innovation and significant investments, the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges, Willerby, has announced year on year sales growth of 12.7% in the financial year to September 2017. The company, which employs more than 1,000 people at its Hull headquarters, is now on track to exceed £180 m sales in 2018.

In 2016, Willerby’s annual turnover was £147m and in 2017 it reached £166m. The continued growth has been such that almost 200 new jobs have been created within the past two years.

6 Tips for Keeping Caravan Parks Safe

Caravans in a rural park

Staycations are on the rise in the UK, as holiday makers choose to explore the countryside rather than hopping on a plane. According to statistics compiled by the National Caravan Council (NCC), more than 50 million nights are spent in a caravan in the UK each year – whether in the country’s 365,000 static and holiday homes, the 550,000 touring caravans or 225,000 motorhomes.

With more and more people visiting caravan parks every year, It's become more important than ever to ensure that your site is safe for all visitors. Caravanning is a particularly popular past time for retirees and the elderly.

Holiday makers asked to take part in caravan parks survey

Caravan survey

Everyone who takes a holiday this year on a UK caravan or camping park is invited to take part in a major survey on the impact of UK holiday parks on the UK economy – and have the chance to win one of several super prizes.  An online questionnaire is open to caravanners, campers and glampers, and owners and renters of lodges and caravan holiday homes on all kinds of parks, from small campsites to large holiday parks, wherever they are in the UK.   

The survey will establish the impact of the holiday-park sector on the economy of the UK.  The value of tourism has grown substantially over the decades and holiday parks are an important part of the tourism industry.

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.

Have Tent will travel in 2017

Have Tent will travel in 2017

NEARLY FOUR OUT OF TEN ADULTS ‘WENT CAMPING OR CARAVANNING’ IN LAST THREE YEARS AS MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW

 
As the UK heads towards the annual Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at Birmingham’s NEC from 21 to 26 February 2017, just under four out of ten UK adults had experience of camping or caravanning in the past three years according to a Mintel report*.

 

Hopes for national roll-out of Caravan Park Watch

Hopes for national roll-out of Caravan Park Watch

There are hopes that Lincolnshire’s innovative Caravan Park Watch scheme may be rolled out nationally.

Inspector Andy Morrice was recently invited to the Holiday Home Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC, where he gave a presentation and participated in a Q & A session.

 

The scheme was launched in 2014 when Inspector Morrice was the local inspector for the coastal area. The Lincolnshire coast has one of the highest concentrations of caravans in Europe and Inspector Morrice got together with caravan park owners and representatives from the caravan manufacture and insurance industries to discuss ways to help reduce the number of burglaries that occur each year, especially during the closed winter season.