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June 8, 2023

What is a Seasonal Pitch?


Are you in the market for a long-term holiday destination? Have you heard of seasonal touring pitches but aren’t quite sure what they are or how they work? Touring caravan and motorhome seasonal pitches are a great option for those looking to stay in the same location for an extended period in their own holiday home, offering varied duration of stay from 5 months to 12 months. 

In this blog, we cover everything you need to know, such as what a seasonal pitch is, the benefits of having one and how you can ensure you get the best value for your money.

What is a seasonal pitch?

Planning a caravan or motorhome trip is always exciting, but have you ever considered a seasonal pitch? A seasonal pitch allows you to have a dedicated spot at a holiday park for an extended period, usually between five and twelve months. This means you can come and go as you please without having to worry about finding a new pitch each trip, and it also allows you to make the pitch your own, with space to add outdoor furniture, storage boxes and leaving the dreaded awning up.

Plus, with a seasonal pitch, you can save money on pitch fees as they’re typically lower than the cost of a static holiday home. So, if you’re looking for a hassle-free, cost-effective way to enjoy your caravan or motorhome trip, a seasonal pitch could be just the ticket.

Advantages of taking a seasonal pitch

There are many advantages to choosing a seasonal pitch for your caravan or motorhome holiday, such as the following:

  • Seasonal touring pitches are cost-effective – when you book one for a longer holiday, you can save money on pitch fees compared to booking multiple short-term trips.
  • Seasonal touring caravan pitches are less hassle overall – you don’t have to worry about finding a new pitch each time you go away. What’s more, there is no need to worry about packing and unpacking each time you go away, as you’ll have your own space.
  • Get to know your site and neighbours better – you can really get to know the area around your pitch and make friends with people who also stay on the site for extended periods.
  • Save money on fuel – towing your caravan or driving your motorhome back and forth is quite costly with expensive fuel prices, commuting in just your car will save you money. 
  • Visit whenever you like with caravan and motorhome seasonal pitches – you can come and go from your caravan park or campsite whenever you please, making it easy to fit the holiday into your schedule.

What to look out for when picking a caravan site with a seasonal pitches

When picking a caravan site with a seasonal pitch option, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, location is key. Consider how accessible the site is and if the area offers you and your family enough to do. 

Be sure to research the amenities offered on-site too, such as electric hookups, water, and waste disposal. Take a look at reviews from previous guests to get an idea of how well-maintained the facilities are.

Finally, don’t forget to consider the community aspect of the site. Are there events or social gatherings organised for guests? These are all things to bear in mind when picking a seasonal pitch.

How much is a seasonal touring pitch?

The cost of a seasonal pitch can vary depending on the site and time of year. Seasonal caravan pitch prices will be lower or higher depending on the location and amenities offered, so to get an accurate quote, it’s best to speak directly with the campsite or caravan park. View Holgates seasonal touring prices by holiday park, with options for a full year, a summer season, a winter season and even winter storage.  

Tips for finding the best value for money when booking seasonal caravan pitches

Finding the best value for money when booking a seasonal touring pitch can seem overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time doing so. But with a bit of research and careful consideration, you can land a great deal:

  • Check for discounts or special offers for booking early or staying longer.
  • Compare seasonal caravan pitch prices of different campsites and their facilities, as well as their proximity to attractions you plan on visiting.
  • Consider off-peak seasons as they tend to have lower rates compared to high seasons.

Why you should consider seasonal caravan pitches Lake District

If you’re planning to visit the Lake District, a seasonal pitch in South Cumbria near Silverdale could be the ideal option. This part of the country is renowned for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking views, and with a seasonally pitched caravan or motorhome, you won’t miss out on any of it.

What’s more, as the Lake District is so popular, booking a seasonal pitch gives you the added bonus of being able to stay in the area for longer periods of time without having to worry about packing up and moving elsewhere. This is especially beneficial if you plan on exploring the region’s many attractions more thoroughly.

How long you can stay on a seasonal pitch

The length of stay allowed on a seasonal pitch generally varies from site to site. However, the typical season usually runs from March until October, with some sites offering longer stays of up to 12 months or more in certain circumstances. 

Be sure to check directly with the campsite for their specific rules and conditions regarding the length of stay.

Winter seasonal pitches

If you plan on using your holiday home in the winter, it’s worth checking for sites that offer extended stays over this period. Some holiday parks allow guests to stay in their caravans over winter months, so if you are planning to visit the area during this time of year, be sure to do your research and check out sites that offer winter touring pitches.

It’s also important to be aware of the colder temperatures and conditions in winter, so make sure that your caravan or motorhome is adequately insulated and equipped with the necessary facilities such as heating and hot water.

What are the benefits of a seasonal touring pitch? 

Whether you’re a seasoned caravanner or just starting, booking a seasonal touring pitch can be the ideal way to explore the Lake District and surrounding areas. 

At Holgates, our seasonal touring guests can choose which of our countryside and coastal holiday parks to visit and pitch their caravan at our different sites as they explore Lancashire, Cumbria and the Ribble Valley. 

Our seasonal touring pitches also offer a relaxed introduction to our holiday home parks, many of our touring visitors have liked our locations so much they’ve chosen to upgrade to one of our Holgates static caravans or permanent holiday home pitches!

From finding great value for money to enjoying longer stays in the region, a seasonal pitch can be the perfect solution for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Book a Seasonal touring caravan pitch at Holgates

Holgates holiday parks offer the perfect way to explore Cumbria and Lancashire, with a range of seasonal caravan pitches and facilities to suit all needs. So why not start planning your next trip today? With a seasonal pitch option that meets all of your needs, you can be sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience in this stunning part of the country.

Our touring seasons are split into Summer (March-November) and Winter (November – March) with some parks offering all-year seasonal caravan pitches. Compare seasonal caravan pitch prices across our family parks today, or call 01524 701508 if you’d like to know availability and arrange a visit.

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