Hints & Tips
Caravan parks with touring pitches normally offer a basic heated toilet block with showers, fresh/waste water points and electricity hook-up points near every pitch. There may be the opportunity to have a hard standing pitch, which is beneficial within the winter months. The larger the holiday park the more likely they are to have more facilities, such as restaurants, leisure activities and entertainment; however this will be reflected within the price.
When you arrive on site if you check in at reception and then make your way to your allotted pitch. Reverse or park your caravan on the pitch and level if required with levelling ramps. Make sure that your handbrake is on and then separate the caravan from the car. Connect the caravan to the mains cable, if this will be used, to the socket on the van and your electric point on the pitch. Connect gas to the mains and fill up water containers and connect to the van. If you are attaching an awning make this your last job.
Campsite etiquette is a key part to helping you and others enjoy their holiday, there are a few points to consider on appropriate behaviour around a campsite. If taking children away with you then ensure you know where they are at all times and that they are not causing a disturbance to other holiday goers. If taking pets away then these should be kept under control and on a lead if required, if your pet relieves themselves on the campsite then this should be cleaned up immediately. Walking through another persons pitch is intrusive; even if it means that it is a shorter distance to get somewhere it should not be done. If using the toilet block on site then you should leave this as you would wish to find it, clean up after yourselves and do not use the toilet block sinks to clean clothes or dishes. Keeping noise to a minimum late at night and early morning is also considerate and when using your TV or radio make sure that the volume is not too loud.