Entertain the Children during the Holiday Journey

Entertain the Children during the Holiday JourneyAs parents, we all know how bored children can get on their way to the family caravan holiday so it’s really important that you keep your children entertained during the journey – to help protect the sanity of your whole family. In this article we discuss just a few things you and your family can do to keep stop boredom on the journey to your caravanning holiday;

  • Play ‘I Spy’, it’s a really simple game where the first person says “I Spy something beginning with …” and then gives the first letter that everyone in the car can see. For example it may be something beginning with ‘c’ and the answer could be cars. Everyone takes turn to guess what it could be and the first one who gets it right is the next person to have a go!
  • Find the Car. The driver calls out a colour and everyone must shout when they see that colour car. The first person to spot five cars of the selected colour wins that round and then chooses the next colour car to spot.
  • Make a Word is a game for older children. You all have to spot words in the number plates on cars that go past you on the road. Numbers can be used as letters, for example 3 can be E and 0 can be O.
  • You can play ‘Catch the Waves’ this is when you wave out the window on your side of the car and count how many people wave back. A time limit is put on the game and the winner is the person who gets the most waves back from drivers.

What games do you play on long car journeys to your caravan holiday?


The Life Cycle of a Marshmallow

The Life Cycle of a Marshmallow

The lifecycle of a marshmallow is a pretty sad state of events, it starts out all squishy and happy and then it goes off on a family caravan holiday and gets stabbed through the middle with a stick, fork or prong. The marshmallow then gets put over a BBQ at the holiday park and gets toasted ready for munching by those enjoying their family caravanning holiday. That’s it; the happy squishy marshmallow has been born, stabbed, burnt and then chomped on – what a sorry state of affairs?

If you feel sorry for the marshmallow then why not consider some other sweet treats to enjoy on your caravan holiday, sweet treat ideas that still involve a family BBQ but with no harm to the happy squishy marshmallow?

Maybe try something like chocolate bananas? Take the banana out of its skin, make small slits in the banana and put chocolate buttons into these slits. Then wrap the banana in tinfoil and place in the coals of the BBQ. After a few minutes you will be able to enjoy a delicious (and a little bit healthy) dessert without any harm being caused to happy squishy marshmallows!

Want To Do A Fitness Test During Your Wales Caravan Holiday?

welsh iron man challengeIf you are feeling fit and healthy then why not consider taking part in the Welsh Iron Man Challenge during your caravan holiday in wales?

The Welsh Iron Man Challenge involves a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112mile bike ride before ending with a 26.2 mile run, the winner is the ‘Iron Man Champion’ but as far as we are aware anyone that completes this incredibly tough challenge is an Iron Man in our eyes!

The Iron Man Challenge takes place in Pembrokeshire, the area is well-known for its breath-taking landscape, sandy beaches and spectacular coastline. However, we are unsure whether that will be what the iron men competitors will be looking at as they attempt to complete the race.

If you would like to try something a little bit different during your caravanning holiday in wales then why not put your name down for the Welsh Iron Man Challenge, it takes place on Sunday 8th September and appropriate sportswear is definitely recommended!

Lads and ladies night out

pub quizVisit Worcestershire this Tuesday to join in with the weekly pub quiz night!

Test your general knowledge among some of the village locals and see what you really know about the history of Greece, who wrote pride and prejudice or who is supposed man’s best friend? With such a variety of questions, this pub quiz is unique and is sure to test your brain!

If quizzes just aren’t your thing, then how about participating in the pub pool tournament, which is held every Thursday during the summer holidays. Show your friends up with your great pool skills, hints and tricks and prepare yourself for an intense game against some of the best in Worcestershire!

Both of these events make for the perfect night out with the family, your other half or even just a pub night with your friends to help you enhance your family caravan holiday and get involved in something fun and entertaining. Bring your all-time pool champion granddad to have a game with the guys or come along with your general knowledge queen grandma to wipe out all the other teams and claim that shiny trophy that everyone in sight.

Visit Worcestershire for a fantastic addition to your summer holidays.

Beat that empty October schedule

Leedons ParkYou’ve just looked at your October schedule and to your disgust, the whole month is empty! Well, how about filling that calendar right up with the Leedon’s Park Residential Open Weekend where you can view some of the upmost park homes and have a peep at the luxurious interiors that Leedon Park has to offer.

Whether you’re looking to buy or just to have a browse, a full team of staff will be on hand to offer expert advice and answer any questions that you may have regarding the homes, the site, the initial location, financial inquiries and anything else that may come to mind during your look around.

If you’re looking to book a cheap caravan holiday then you’ve chosen the right event, as the team at Leedon’s Park have specialist advice about the ideal location and can help you find the perfect park home for you.

With refreshments available, come and drop by Leedon’s Park to get a first-hand view at the exclusive variety of park homes they have on offer as well as the facilities the Park itself is equipped with for its current residents.

This is an open event, meaning that it avoids the hassle of booking fees and times so come and pop by if you fancy browsing through a wonderful selection of first-class park homes.

“Carry On Camping” Is the New Cool

When you picture a caravan holiday you may picture a dreary image of a family squashed in a caravan playing scrabble or monopoly with the rain hammering down outside. It’s not a great image and I can understand why you might be put off – but it now seems that caravans are the new hip image!

Adventure Sport Lovers like skiers, surfers and divers love the caravans as a way to get on holiday easily and cheaply and have everything they need in one place.

In fact the sales of caravans went up by 24% in the past year alone!

Could this also be down to the celebrities enjoying caravans for their holidays and travels?

For example Jamie Oliver has chosen his campervan instead of private jets and limo’s while on his recent tour. This was great for him as it meant he could travel around with his wife and family and have plenty of available space for his whole family to sleep and relax.

Celebrities such as Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Peter Kay (a well known celebrity) have been seen snooping around the latest caravan and mobile home models on the market.

Caravan holidays are also ideal for young couples or groups of friends in their twenties of thirties as it’s a great way of getting out there for a fun and action packed holiday at a low price. Caravans are now more popularly used for getting out there to find virgin snow, gorgeous fishing lakes and great waves for surfing and other water sports.

If you are looking for a fishing holiday and not sure where you can take your caravan to stay, why not call Allens Caravans and see what they have on offer.

Alternatively, Allens Caravans have some amazing static caravans available for hire or even a superb and cosy log cabin.