Before setting off on your holiday it is worth deciding what you are looking for in a caravan park and what specific needs you have. This can help you choose a caravan park which has the facilities you require.
Perhaps you are taking your own access adapted touring caravan with you and need somewhere with a hard-standing pitch, or maybe you are looking to hire an adapted static caravan which has everything in it you need. It is a good idea to contact sites directly to discuss your access needs and ensure that you feel confident that the site meets your requirements.
Many people choose to visit Cornwall each year due to its relatively warm climate and beautiful coastline. There are many places to visit and activities to keep you entertained, and more importantly there are a number of accessible caravan parks which provide an ideal home away from home.
Cornwall is the perfect destination for those who enjoy the outdoors, particularly keen gardeners. There are a number of gardens worth visiting, including the Eden Project which is recognisable for its biomes full of beautiful trees and plants. It has been made accessible with a canopy walkway and wheelchair-friendly paths, but it should be noted that some parts are quite steep.
Wooda Farm Holiday Park is located in Bude and has beautiful view overlooking Bude Bay. They offer a range of accessible accommodation, including holiday cottages, static caravans and hard-standing pitches with screening for extra privacy. The accessible caravan park also offers a range of activities suitable for everyone, including archery and clay pigeon shooting.
The Lake District has some of the most stunning scenery in the UK and has long been a popular holiday destination. A number of the walks around the lakes have good access for wheelchair and mobility scooter users.
Lots of people like to visit the Lakes to get out on the water; many boats are wheelchair accessible and it is also possible to hire wheelchair-friendly motorboats from Coniston Boating Centre if you would like to captain your own vessel. This can really give you a sense of freedom, enjoying the scenery at your own pace.
Castlerigg Hall is a campsite near Keswick which has stunning view of the lakes as well as the beautiful fells surrounding it. There are wheelchair accessible showers and ramp access to site facilities, including a store selling local produce. The site also has a number of accessible static caravans.
The East Anglian coastline boasts some stunning beaches which are the epitome of the British seaside. There are many great seaside towns to visit with some traditional piers to give you a view of the coastline.
Great Yarmouth has a range of accessible activities on offer at its Pleasure Beach, including a number of rides and traditional seaside entertainment. There is also an aquarium so you can get a closer look at ocean life without having to get wet. The aquarium is wheelchair-friendly and there are many activities to keep people of all ages entertained.
King's Lynn Caravan and Camping Park is located in the quiet Norfolk countryside. The site has a shower block with level access and dedicated grass pitches situated close to the main facilities. The tracks throughout the park are tarmacked for easy access.
The Yorkshire Dales has beautiful scenery and villages to explore. There are also a number of historic abbeys and castles which are certainly worth a visit. It is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway.
If you are interested in art you should head to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which showcases a great deal of contemporary art in 500 acres of parkland. You can hire a mobility scooter to explore and most of the park has great accessibility, though it is worth noting that some areas are quite steep and the soft ground may be problematic in wet weather.
Holme Valley Camping is set in rural Yorkshire on the banks of the river Holme. The park has a small shop stocking local produce and a play area to keep youngsters entertained. The campsite is well suited to those with accessibility issues as it has a brand-new amenities block with facilities for wheelchair users.
The Brecon Beacons is a mountain range in Wales which has some of the highest peaks in the UK. The stunning landscape has made it a popular holiday destination for many years and the canal which passes through the national park is a great place to visit with the whole family.
The Brecon Beacons is famous for its footpaths and there are a number of accessible routes which can be enjoyed by everyone. It is also possible to hire an electric all-terrain wheelchair from the National Park Authority which can help to take the hard work out of the routes. The area is also renowned for its fishing and there are a number of accessible fishing spots along some of the walks.
Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park is located on the edge of a small village with views of the mountains. There is a small play park and an accessible store on-site, as well as hard-standing pitches and a large accessible block of facilities.
Before setting off to enjoy any of these beautiful locations it is worth taking out touring caravan insurance to make sure you are protected should something happen. This can give you greater peace of mind and help you to relax on your getaway.
Adam Summersby is a respected leader with 11 years’ varied experience in niche personal and commercial lines insurance, including caravan, site operators and excess reimbursement, with proficiency in leadership, sales and account management.
Date: February 26, 2018