Holidays in the Great Outdoors: Why Tents Can’t Compete with Static Caravans
Holidays in the beautiful British countryside are perfect for ‘getting away from it all’. When you really want to make the most of your time in the great outdoors, a room in a hotel or B&B just won’t do. You need holiday accommodation that makes you feel close to nature instead. So, should you pack a tent or book a caravan?
Sleeping under canvas might sound like fun, but as anyone who’s ever pitched a tent in a muddy field can tell you, the reality is often very different… We’re convinced you’ll find a static caravan much more convenient and enjoyable. Here are our top reasons why.
You Don’t Need to Pack Everything Including the Kitchen Sink!
A major drawback of going camping is that you have to take your accommodation – and absolutely everything else you may need – with you! That means loading up the car with tent fabric, poles, stakes, guy lines, groundsheets, sleeping bags, a camping stove, pots, pans, torches and more, as well as the usual holiday luggage.
It’s far less stressful to pack a few suitcases and head off on a caravan holiday, feeling free rather than weighed down. Static caravans are practical, pleasant and peaceful. That’s why the wide range we offer at our 4* Devon holiday park is so popular.
Not cluttering up your car with camping equipment means you’ll have room to bring your furry friend along – which is great news, as many of our static caravans are pet-friendly!
You Can Avoid a Campsite Crisis…
When you book a stay in a static caravan, you know that it’ll be ready for you when you arrive at the holiday park. You just need to unpack, settle in and enjoy your holiday.
The same can’t be said for staying in a tent. After arriving at a campsite, you could well be faced with a series of challenges that’ll make the start of your break frustrating instead of fun. What if the best pitches are already taken? What if you spend ages trying to put up your tent only to find you’ve left a crucial piece at home? What if you have to sleep on lumpy, waterlogged ground? What if your tent is invaded by insects?
Staying in a static caravan is a sure-fire way to avoid a campsite crisis!
You Don’t Need to Worry About Security – or the Elements!
When there’s only a layer of tent fabric between you and the outside world, it’s difficult to relax and feel secure. Discovering that it’s far from waterproof would really put a dampener on your holiday. Tents are also prone to getting damaged; accidentally tearing a hole in one will force you to spend chilly nights sleeping under the stars in a very literal sense!
A key benefit of static caravans is that they’re designed to be stable, durable and strong. They offer better protection for your loved ones and valuables than a tent ever could. Our static caravans are heated too, so you’ll even be cosy in the colder months.
You Can Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds
Unless you have Bear Grylls’ survival skills, holidays in a tent can be tough. Clean water, electricity and gas are difficult to come by. What’s more, the novelty of cooking on a tiny stove and adjusting to life without a hairdryer soon wears off.
By contrast, the spacious static caravans at our holiday park in Dawlish Warren offer the best of both worlds. You’ll be close to nature (there’s a picturesque park and beach nearby) without compromising on home comforts. Our guests enjoy double-glazing, comfy beds, en-suites, fridge freezers, full-size cookers, TVs, patios and more.
Camping trips can be cheap but may well leave you feeling short-changed. Why not ditch your tent and try a static caravan instead? We’re committed to real value for money, have options for every budget, and provide electricity, gas, linen and WiFi at no extra cost.