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6 Reasons why you should go caravanning for your next holiday

For all the talk of glamping, staycations and glamourvanning, there are still millions of people in the UK who wouldn’t think twice about going on a caravan holiday and we think this is a shame, so we’ve tried to sum up just what makes caravan holidays so special.

1. Camaraderie

If you’re staying in a hotel, you keep yourself to yourself, with the possible exception of fighting over the last sun lounger next to the pool. On a caravan holiday, things are different. Everyone shares at least one hobby in common, so you’ll find friendly neighbours offering to help put up your awning or willing to share a cup of sugar for that all important first brew.

2. Birdsong

Waking up to the sound of chirping birds in the trees is simply blissful and it doesn’t have to end there. Many caravan sites are bird spotter’s havens and the wardens may even be able to give you tips on spotting rare and unusual varieties.

3. Rain on the roof

Until you’ve experienced the gentle pitter-patter of rain on an aluminium roof, you can’t truly understand how delightful it sounds as it lulls you to sleep. And with so many modern caravans boasting state-of-the-art heating systems and world-class insulation you can remain snug, cosy and secure knowing that you’re in for a peaceful night’s sleep.

4. Barbecues

Again, you can do a boozy barbecue anywhere, but on a caravan holiday the barbecue is almost always the best option for cooking. You’ve got the space on your pitch, you’ve got a gas supply should you need it, you can even reach through the window to grab extra cutlery. Let’s not forget a handy fridge just inside for keeping the beers and wine icy cold. What more could you ask for?

5. Fresh air

According to The World Bank, more than 80% of Brits live in a built-up urban area, so the simple joys of seeing a bit of green and breathing in the fresh air is immeasurably therapeutic. Forget spa breaks, simply getting a good lungful of countryside or coastal oxygen will do you a world of good.

6. Freedom

Whenever our team heads out to a caravan show, the one word we hear over and over again from caravanning regulars is: ‘Freedom’. Put simply, a caravan holiday gives you the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want.

Without the breakfast schedules that many hotels strictly adhere to, you can set your own timetable. Want to wake up at 11am and cook pancakes on a griddle pan in the sunshine? No problem. Want to share a room with your three dogs? Go for it.

Sure, wild camping restrictions in the UK mean you can no longer go wherever you want, but beyond that the only limit is your imagination.

If you would like a quote for cheap, comprehensive caravan insurance then please visit www.eandl.co.uk/caravan for a quote.

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