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December 16, 2021

Everything you need to know about winter touring


Preparation is everything for winter touring trips, but the rewards make every step worthwhile. This is especially true if you have been searching for ‘holiday parks open for Christmas UK’ because you fancy some festive fun away from home. There are lots of things you need to do to get ready, and lots of reasons to try a unique Christmas experience.

Or maybe you’re looking for a way to escape the festive season altogether, with a touring expedition ‘off grid’ in the UK?

Here’s our guide to winter holidays, particularly Christmas touring.


Tips for finding your location

Researching places to stay in winter on a touring caravan site that is open all year can be tricky. Holgates Holiday Parks in Cumbria and Lancashire can offer you just that! With us being open all year we can offer touring and motorhome owners the chance to have a pitch with us in one of beautiful parks. Winter touring comes with less crowds, as well as taking advantage of low off-peak prices for your break.


Don’t stint on the weather prep

There are no shortcuts for winter touring and you will most certainly need heating for your adventures in the colder months.

Also look closely at your personal items too. Lots of good footwear, warm layers and waterproof outer garments. Hats and gloves are a must, and hand-warming products come in handy!

The British coast and countryside can be spectacular in winter, so getting out and about is going to be the perfect antidote to the winter blues. However, please avoid hiking, climbing or cycling when the weather makes it risky.


Provisions for winter touring

Having your own tourer or motorhome makes access to cooking equipment easy and you can create a hot meal for after a glorious walk through a winter landscape.

We tend to eat more when we are cold, so don’t be stingy with your food supplies. You may well want to pack some lovely treats for those cosy evenings in. .

If you need some Christmas food ideas, the internet has lots of recipes you can use. Think mulled wine, s’mores and steaming one-pot game stews – delicious!


More winter motorhome and touring tips

It’s really valuable to be able to keep in touch with family and friends throughout your stay. Holgates offers free WiFI for emails and browsing to save your mobile data.

Our parks are also well-staffed by park wardens and can be a tremendous source of reassurance in the winter months. Even if you are trying to ‘get away from it all’.

Of course, you could also look to bring extended family to join in the fun and stay on park too in one of our glamping pods, lodges or static caravans that are all perfect to make your winter trip extra cosy.


Make it a different Christmas or New Year experience

Make it a different Christmas or New Year experience

Imagine having a Christmas with no fighting over who goes to whose house, or guilt about spending too much time stuffed to the gills snoring in front of the TV.

Instead, you could be sitting in the peaceful British countryside – alone, with a special someone or as a group of friends. Long walks on quiet rural paths or coastlines – reduce the pressure of contemporary Christmas can make for a festive season to remember.

Imagine seeing the New Year in, with just your partner and perhaps a few new friends on a quiet holiday park, and starting 2022 with a bracing walk around a coastal path or Cumbrian Lake.

Does that sound bliss?

Then don’t delay a minute longer. Book your winter touring holiday now, and find your festive getaway or quiet winter break.

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