We solely went to Clacton for a number of days however it’s a type of journeys that can stick with us as an ideal reminiscence.

I grew up with caravan holidays. My grandparents met at a vacation camp within the late Forties/early Fifties, and my nan had a caravan in Southend-on-Sea in her retirement. I’ll always remember the penny machines on the arcade, Bailey’s Fry-Inn after which, once I bought older, the Southend Cruise!

Alex and her sister at her nan’s caravan

For the Might financial institution vacation we booked a caravan journey for 4 of us in Clacton. The park was near the ocean and there have been actions on website – it wasn’t superb however it had every part we would have liked for a great time – exterior heated pool, amusements, actions for the children (though our children had been in all probability a bit younger for lots of the actions). It wasn’t glamorous by any means however the children cherished it and can in all probability keep in mind it greater than any fancy resort we may have booked. 



Caravan websites should be a minimum of 10 levels colder and windier than wherever else within the UK. 

I used to be not wanting ahead to swimming within the exterior pool however I used to be so glad I went. Seeing my children’ confidence develop within the water (which was fairly low submit pandemic with no swimming) was the spotlight of the journey for me.

You’ll take every part you personal within the automotive as a result of you’ll be able to. However you’ll nonetheless overlook tea towels, bathroom rolls and washing up liquid.

Fairground pier rides are the quickest manner on the planet to lose £30.

DO take blackout blinds

Sadly we’d lately handed ours onto my mum! These sheer curtains don’t assist with bedtimes. Apparently tin foil works if you happen to’re caught.

A caravan vacation with a newly potty skilled toddler who has solely simply learnt to sleep in a mattress this month is maybe not the very best timing.

These beds are tiiiny. At one level we discovered each children asleep below their beds having fallen out.

DO pack headphones.

You possibly can hear every part by these partitions so Chris and I typically simply spent our nights sat consuming crisps in silence.

Should you’re searching for an inexpensive vacation with children, then it truly is price investigating. I believe we’ll both do a lesser thrills caravan subsequent time (with out leisure) or improve to a lodge. We stayed at Parkdean (we paid ourselves) however have heard good issues about Away resorts. 

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