Not every park will allow you to stay over the festive period. However, if your holiday home is on a 12 month site, then you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy a break away over Christmas. Just because you’re in a caravan doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of decorations!
Our blog this month at Hanley Caravans gives you some handy tips on how to get into the festive spirit and enjoy a Winter’s night with those that you love.
Tinsel, Baubles and a Tree
Nothing says Christmas better than a load of tinsel draped over picture frames and shelving. There are plenty of options when it comes to putting a tree up inside your static caravan. You can find various sizes of tree in lots of different colours, so you’ll always be spoilt for choice. Smaller trees will help you to save on space but also enjoy Christmas.
Decorating them isn’t any different from doing it at home. You can put as many baubles and tinsel on as you want. Even if you aren’t in your caravan, you could still decorate it – just remember to take everything down.
Lights and Sparkle
Another decoration to use is lighting. As well as adding lights to trees, you could also place these around your caravan. This will add a bit more colour and help to make your holiday home more festive.
Although, if you’re worried about the cost of lights on your tree then there is no need to worry! A lot of smaller trees come with lighting already on them which is powered by a battery pack. If you can’t find one, then try finding battery powered fairy lights. Not only will this keep your costs down but it will also keep your caravan looking as festive as possible.
A lot of people love to use candles, especially as it makes you feel cosy. Although, it’s best not to do this in a holiday home. Instead, it’s worth investing in electric flicker candles which will give you the same effect but are much safer.
If you get decorations that are safe to use outdoors, you could always decorate the exterior of your caravan. There are a few places that sell outdoor fairy lights as well as other items. Going overboard may not please everybody though, so consider your neighbours.
Enjoying Christmas at Our Parks
In need of some new decorations but unsure of where to go? At our parks in Lancaster, Cumbria and the North East there are plenty of markets and events to go to where you should be able to find some extra items for your holiday home.
Our parks are located in Sedbergh and Cockermouth, making it easy for you to make the most of local Christmas markets. These are taking place in Hawkeshead, Keswick, Windermere, Orton, Cartmel, Ambleside and more.
There is also the Taste of Cumbria Christmas Festival in Cockermouth between the 7th and 8th of December.
Light’s Switch On
Alongside markets, there are also some lights switch ons still to go! Windermere, Hawkeshead and Workington are all holding there’s on November 30.
Our parks in Morecambe and Hurst Lea are close to several markets, including the Harris Christmas Fair in Preston (30th November to 1st December), Clitheroe Christmas Market (7th, 14th and 21st December), and Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival (9th to 10th December).
If you’re still looking for an evening out, then Blackpool’s switch on is on 30 November and is being hosted by Scarlett Moffatt.
The two sites we have in the North East are close to Bishop Auckland in County Durham. Christmas Markets close to here are taking place in Durham, Staindrop, and Chester Le Street.
Durham’s Christmas lights switch on is on Thursday 28 November and there are others at Barnard Castle (29 November), Bishop Auckland (29 November), and Consett on 30 November.