Taking A Seasonal Trip To Your Static Home
Caravans aren’t just for the summer! Embrace the change of seasons and head to your caravan this autumn.
Has your caravan season started a little later this year? Caravan parks were officially allowed to reopen from July 4th which has delayed holidaymaker plans somewhat for the season. But with autumn still promising some reasonably warm weather predictions, there should be every opportunity for you to make the most out of a caravan break during September and October. As the leaves start to change and the nights draw in a little, here are some top tips to help you enjoy visiting your caravan this autumn.
Packing For Your Caravan Break
If you’re travelling to your static UK caravan site in autumn, it’s essential that you pack properly for the trip. If you’re well equipped, then you’ll be able to handle anything that the weather throws at you. Wellies are a must, as not only are they great for tramping around the site, but you’ll also make use of them during trips to the beach or hiking in forests or along country trails. Remember to bring a waterproof coat too as well as plenty of layers of warm clothes so you can stay comfortable.
Enjoy Calmer Environment
It may have been a strange summer, but the most popular destinations have still been absolutely crammed. Autumn offers a chance to visit some truly picturesque UK treats in a calmer environment. With less people around, you’ll be able to explore the local sights more freely, albeit whilst social distancing. If you wish to dine out in pubs and restaurants, then you should also find that there will be less queues.
Remember Your Torch
Your mobile park home may seem really well-lit during the summer months, but come autumn it may be a little more challenging to find your way home after dark. Remember to bring along your torch, or headtorch if you prefer, to light the way. If you’ve been out for the evening, or need to pop out quickly to the shop or shared facilities, you’ll have no trouble getting back home again.
Stocking Up The Fridge
Whilst your summer caravan trip might include BBQs and salads, your autumn menu will need a rethink. Try and stock the fridge with simple warming foods such as soups and load up the cupboards with staples such as pasta and bread. Keep the number of some local takeaway firms on hand, remembering that their policies may differ from usual due to the virus.
Check What’s Open
In a normal year, some activities are less available in autumn than they are in summer, perhaps with reduced opening hours or seasonal closures. But this year in particular, it’s even more important to plan ahead by finding out what’s open in the vicinity of your caravan site. Some activity centres such as zoos or National Trust sites require you to book in advance of your visit so as to facilitate social distancing controls. If this is the case, then check with the weather forecast, so that you have the least chance of rain during your visit.
If you haven’t yet booked your autumn caravan break, then now is the time to do so to avoid disappointment.