Packing Tips: Camping Vs Caravan Holidays

Summer is finally upon us, and what better way to take advantage of the stunning warm weather than on a camping or caravan holiday?

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Whether you’re opting for the comfort of a caravan or enjoying a night under the stars camping, remembering to pack the essentials can be immensely important. But how much does your packing differ depending on which type of holiday you are going on?

Here at Holgates we have compiled a list of packing tips, ensuring you have everything you need to get the most out of your stay – whether it’s a short break with your loved ones or a longer break with your family and friends, we have you covered.

What to Include on Your Camping Packing List

If you’re a fan of camping, you have two options at Holgates to choose from. Our tents offer beautiful views and are available at our Silverdale, Bay View and Hollins Farm parks. These are the perfect options for families with children as there are numerous outdoor play areas to keep them entertained.

Below are a few suggestions of what we think you should include when thinking of what to pack for camping:

  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Utensils
  • Toiletries
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillows
  • Blanket
  • Folding chairs and table
  • Camera
  • Playing cards
  • Comfortable clothing
  • First aid kit

Alternatively, for camping with a difference our camping pods provide a more snug camping stay, with the added benefit of less to pack! Bring along your camping gear, minus the tent of course, and enjoy a quirky camping stay with a difference. These are also available at our Silverdale, Bay View and Hollins Farm parks.


What to Include on Your Caravan Packing List

If you’d prefer to not camp, our caravan and motorhomes are an equally fantastic option. Take advantage of the wonderful views that the Lake District and Cumbria have to offer by touring in your very own caravan.

Although caravan and camping holidays are quite similar, there are different things you may wish to pack to guarantee a comfortable stay. Our touring pitches are available at our Silverdale, Bay View and Hollins Farm parks, all accompanied with individual electric hook-ups. In addition, the pitches have TV sockets, drainage and water points, convenience lighting, a modern WC and shower, and even dish-washing facilities!

In terms of what to pack, we recommend the following for a fun-filled break:

  • Torch
  • First aid kit
  • Chargers
  • Sun cream
  • Washing appliances (sponge, liquid)
  • Bin bags
  • Sun cream
  • Kitchen roll
  • Tables and chairs
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Batteries
  • Food and drink
  • Power leads
  • Games (board games, playing cards)
  • Toiletries
  • Music (iPod, CD)

Enjoy Your Stay at Holgates

Whether you’re a fan of camping or prefer the added comfort of a caravan holiday, our brilliant sites are the perfect place for you. Located close to the Lake District, you can explore the stunning countryside, the Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay – you are never far away from a family-friendly adventure, making remarkable memories.

Although we can recommend that you bring the above items on your well-earned holiday, all you really need to make sure is that you have is an amazing time. At Holgates we can provide this; If you would like to enjoy a camping or caravan holiday this summer, get in touch with us today and book your stay at our caravan parks near the Lake District.