Today, caravan parks all over Britain are looking for simple, innovative solutions to help them adapt to modern times and make best use of their facilities, whether it’s replacing old facilities or adding new ones, or maybe even you’re looking for a drainage solution for a brand-new caravan park. The good news is that the process can be made easier, by selecting the right products for the job. Ann Boardman, Saniflo UK Head of Marketing and Product Development, explains how.
An often-overlooked part of caravan ownership is maintenance, especially in the vehicle’s water tank, says Total Water Solutions. Keeping it clean prevents a variety of illnesses and hygene problems, many of which can stay undetected until they’re a much more significant problem.
Total Water Solutions have brought you this guide on how to keep your water tank in your caravan clean.
Cleaning the water
Wales MP Chris Davies swapped Parliament for a park in his constituency this summer to meet its family owners and hear about their recent shortlisting for a major award.
Rockbridge Residential and Holiday Park has now reached the finals of the Rural Business Awards, and could be crowned as Britain's top countryside enterprise.
Mr Davies, who is MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, congratulated park owners Glenn and Hannah Jones on their success so far in the prestigious awards scheme.
The couple own three top-rated parks in the Welsh borders and Herefordshire under the business title of Discover Parks, including five-star Rockbridge.
The annual HERCMA Trade Show at The Lawns, Cottingham, in September will feature the very latest touring caravans, caravan holiday homes, lodges and park homes from leading manufacturers, along with many other exhibitors. These range from electrical contractors to computer software suppliers, decking companies, furniture suppliers and distributors of park maintenance equipment.
The show has been running for more than 40 years at The Lawns, making it the longest running caravan show in the UK. It is run by the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Caravan Manufacturers’ Association (HERCMA) which comprises five manufacturers from the region: ABI, Carnaby, Coachman, Swift and Willerby.
North East based dealership Teesside Caravans and Motorhomes have won not just one but THREE national awards in recent days.
The excellent achievements of individuals and dealerships were celebrated at the recent Hull based Swift Group Dealer Awards and also Adria whose head office is in Slovenia and has a base in Suffolk. Nominations were taken from all over the UK for both award ceremonies; Teesside Caravans were pleased to have been nominated in three categories going on to win success in all.
Tingdene Homes saw the launch of their pioneering new two-storey holiday lodge, The Loft, last month. Tingdene, a leading UK park home and holiday lodge manufacturer, launched the home under THL Modular branding to distinguish this project from their standard offering. The company has worked within the modular industry for nearly 50 years, building social housing, schools, student accommodation as well as impressive hotels, and has combined this wealth of knowledge with that of the leisure market to create the new Loftholiday lodge.
Holiday Park owners across the UK are being urged to check the meters they use to resell energy are legal after concerns that updated legislation may put them outside of the law say Energy Controls Group.
It’s feared many landlords may have unwittingly bought meters which do not comply with the latest rules; the result could mean fines or legal action. Landlords and park owners are now being urged to examine their paperwork and if necessary go back to the meter seller to get the correct documents.
The warning comes from the Energy Controls Group. The company has been working closely with and supplying meters to holiday park owners for the past thirty years.
South Cumbria artist Melissa Elizabeth used her talents to help benefit two local animal charities at Silverdale Holiday Park this summer.
An exhibition of Melissa's acclaimed pet and wildlife studies was hosted by the park as part of a major regional creative festival featuring 90 Lakeland artists.
As well as admiring her coloured pencil drawings, visitors were able to buy prints of a red squirrel which she recently completed, and to take part in a raffle for a pet portrait.
North Wales based holiday parks group Thornley Leisure Parks has announced its acquisition of Brightwater Lakes in Mid Wales, one of the region's most highly regarded holiday retreats.
The deal was signed in late June this year, and brings to nine the number of parks now in the group.
Situated on the picturesque Powys-Shropshire border and set over 30-acres of grounds, Brightwater Lakes boasts magnificent valley and country views.
The park facilities include two fully stocked fishing lakes, and an indoor swimming pool.
Brightwater Lakes provides over 150 plots on the park, including around 50 holiday chalets and 100 privately-owned caravan holiday homes.
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.