British Caravan and Motorhome Ownership Set to Boom Over 15%

7 Mar · Samantha Gaskell · No Comments

British Caravan and Motorhome Ownership Set to Boom Over 15%

Whether it’s a symptom of current economic uncertainty, or a hark back to the golden days, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that families are now opting to spend their jollies on a camp site.

As it stands, the number of caravan and motorhome owners in the UK is around 755,000, which is set to rise exponentially over the next 13 years: by 807,000 in 5 years, then to 889,000 by the time 2030 swings around.

A recent survey compiled by the Caravan and Motorhome Club – formerly known as simply the ‘Caravan Club’ – found that, of 2000 UK adults, over one quarter had either rented or owned a caravan or motorhome at some stage in their life.

For some caravaners, the allure of travelling overseas is strong, with one-in-five British motorhome or touring caravan owners opting to take their families across to mainland Europe when it’s time for a holiday. Naturally, Londoners are more prone to this, with the handy transport links of the Euro Tunnel and the capital’s several airports.

Did you know that the first ever functioning, purpose-built touring caravan was created in 1885? That makes caravanning a staggering 132 years old now! The Wanderer, the UK’s first ever caravan, travelled 1300 miles between Inverness, Bucks. And Twyford, drawn by two horses.

To celebrate its 110th birthday, the newly-named Caravan and Motorhome Club will be promoting the fun of caravanning by embarking on a crazy 16-day journey across Europe – stopping off at: Germany, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Holland. The 5000-mile journey will include two caravans, a campervan and a motorhome, showing the hardiness and versatility of camping holidays.

With several internationally recognised landmarks earmarked on the journey, the travellers are set to visit places like Santa Claus’ apparently official hometown: Rovaniemi in Finland (we thought it was Lapland, but okay), and the striking Oresund Bridge, which quite literally bridges the gap between countries Denmark and Sweden.

If you’re looking for a camping holiday a little closer to home, or wish to experience the beauty of holiday parks in Lancashire, Abbey Farm has the perfect camping solutions for every circumstance.

Whether you’re looking to simply bring your touring caravan to the site, or even purchase a static caravan in its beautiful grounds, there’s something for every camping enthusiast family.

Camping sites in Lancashire boast breath-taking nearby views, including Pendle Hill, with a wealth of varied attractions within close reach – like the kid-pleasing Blackpool Pleasure Beach – perfect for a fun-filled family day without completely blowing the bank.

With Liverpool a mere 30 minute train ride away, the caravan park marries the quiet of village life, with the accessibility of two nearby cities – meaning you can always travel elsewhere if the kids start getting restless.

To find your perfect Lancashire camping experience, visit the Abbey Farm website and browse the myriad of options available. Conveniently situated between Manchester and Liverpool, in quaint Ormskirk, Abbey Farm Caravan Park is the ideal getaway for the modern family in search of rural respite.

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Samantha Gaskell

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