Why May Half Term is the Perfect Time for a Static Caravan Holiday

Thinking of heading on a family holiday this May half term? Have you thought about heading to a static caravan getaway? Retreat Caravan Park has got it all.

Whatever the weather, Retreat Caravan Park in Burnham-on-Sea offers a range of fantastic facilities and local attractions. Located on the beautiful seafront, you can soak up the British sun or go on a long walk, stopping off at the children’s play area on the way.

Ideally situated in Somerset, Burnham-on-Sea itself has lots to offer. The most impressive attraction is the 7-miles of sandy beach, but the town centre also has a swimming pool, local cinema and an array of unique and independent shops.

If home cooking is something you don’t want to do whilst on holiday, Burnham-on-Sea town centre has a lot to offer in terms of a rich and diverse range of cuisines, restaurants and cafes.

For little ones who are joining you on your week away, Brean Play is a new and exciting indoor play centre located in the heart of Burnham-on-Sea. It’s open daily and to all ages. Brean Play will host several events during the half term week. Take a look at their site to find out more information.

Why not soak up the history in one of Burnham-on-Sea’s many fantastic attractions. There’s Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge to name a few.

We’re always updating our what’s on pages for both Burnham-on-Sea and Somerset in general, so be sure to check those before you visit to ensure your May Half Term is full of fun and activities.

There’s no need to splash the cash this May half term on an expensive holiday abroad when you can so easily have the fun and excitement that comes with it at home in the UK. For more information on holidaying with us here at Retreat Caravan Park, please get in touch by calling us on 01278 795006 or via our contact page.

Top Tips for Selling a Static Caravan

Whether your static caravan has had years of love or you’ve just decided the caravan life isn’t for you, our top tips for selling could come in handy when it’s time to say goodbye.

Get a Valuation

Taking the time to get a proper valuation on your static caravan will help to ensure you aren’t selling your caravan for less than it is worth. Though it may be an extra cost, it’s important to understand it could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Decide who to sell to

With static caravan sales, there are generally three options available to you. You could choose to sell your caravan to a park owner, a dealer/trader or to a private buyer. You’re likely to get the most for your money by selling privately, though it could be easier to sell elsewhere.

Have a Renovation

Ensure your static caravan is selling ready by renovating it. If you’ve owned your caravan a while it’s likely to be looking old, tatty and dated, so a lick of paint and some new furniture interiors will bring it a whole new life, and look more inviting to potential buyers, too.

Take good pictures

If you’re looking to sell online or via an advert, you’ll need to ensure you have some good, professional images to go alongside it. This will make the static caravan more tempting for potential buyers. You could try your hand at photography or call the professionals in at an extra cost.

Sell at a peak time

If possible, consider selling your caravan during the peak period. The peak months for static caravan selling are January through to April, as this is when people are getting ready for their summer holidays. The demand for a caravan can greatly increase the price people are willing to pay for it.

If you’re selling your static caravan because you’re looking for an impressive, brand new one, we can help. Here at Retreat we have a range of beautiful static caravans available– they are true holiday homes.

For more information, you can get in touch with the Retreat team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01278 795006.

Doggy Days out in Somerset

Here at Retreat, we’re proud to say that we are a dog-friendly caravan park and love it when families visit with their furry friends. Luckily, the county of Somerset has some fantastic days out of which you are welcome to bring your dogs along too. We’ve put together some of our favourite doggy day outings you can visit on your holidays.

Somerset is renowned for its beautiful countryside walks, many of which are along the coast- perfect for those who love the sea and wonderful for dogs, too. Walks are also a great way to ensure you’re not spending too much on your holiday day trips. There are also some fantastic pubs that allow dogs into the bar area and even have some tasty treats available to keep them entertained.

Cheddar Gorge is a particularly well known and stunning attraction that can’t be missed when visiting Somerset. It’s the biggest gorge within the UK and features dramatic cliffs that rise 450ft from the ground, not to mention the seriously stunning caverns. Dogs are welcome throughout Cheddar Gorge, including the cliff top walks, though it’s important they are kept on a lead and follow The Countryside Code for safety reasons! Dogs are also welcome to explore the caves and the museum, so it really is an exciting day out for the entire family.

If you’re a fan of wine, Somerset’s Oatley Vineyard proves to be a great day out. Visitors are welcome to walk the vineyard and taste the wines completely free of charge, and are also able to bring a picnic with them if they wish. Oatley Vineyard are happy for dogs to be walked around the vineyard, nature area and beyond. The best part is that wines can be purchased from the vineyard, meaning you’ll have a souvenir to bring back to Retreat to accompany your caravan dinner that evening.

For those who are interested in history, Glastonbury Abbey allows visitors to discover the interesting past, legends and spirit of Somerset. The abbey itself is simply beautiful, and visitors are able to view the resting place of King Arthur himself. When the sun is out, it becomes the perfect place for a family picnic and dogs are welcome too, so even a simple trip to allow dogs to stretch their legs in new surroundings! There’s also a museum and a gift shop, so it’s great for adults and children who are looking to learn a bit more about their holiday destination.

We love finding out about new and fun places around Somerset, especially when they’re dog-friendly. If you’ve visited anywhere recently, please let us know by tweeting us @RetreatBurnham! For more information about holidaying with Retreat Estates, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01278 795006.

Top 5 Things to do in Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea is located in the idyllic sea side of Somerset. With stunning views and gorgeous summer weather, it’s the ideal place for Retreat Caravan Park to be situated.

If you’re interested in visiting Burnham-on-Sea this summer for a British getaway, we’ve put together the top five things to do in the area to ensure your holiday is relaxing, fun and exciting; just as it should be.

  1. Visit the Beach

Why come to the seaside if you’re not interested in the beach? Unlike many beaches in England, ours is sand, and one of the longest stretches in Europe. It totals seven miles of stunning, golden coastline, perfect for summer days and evenings. This guide of the beaches in Burnham-on-Sea is great!

  1. Apex Wildlife Park

Covering 43 acres of land plus a wildlife site, Apex Wildlife Park is the perfect way for visitors to relax away from the beach and shopping centrals. It includes children’s play areas, skate parks, walking routes and fishing areas- so there really is something for everyone!

  1. Play some Golf

Whether you’re an expert or you’ve never picked up a club before, visiting Burnham-on-Sea is the perfect chance to try your hand at golf! With championship golf course, The Burnham and Berrow, plus a second course and an all-weather driving course nearby, you’ll have almost too many options!

  1. Eating Out

Burnham-on-Sea has a huge range of fantastic places to eat in and around Burnham-on-Sea, meaning there’s something to suit every taste! You’ll have the choice of English, French, Italian, Chinese, Indian and more. We’re happy to give our recommendations for places to eat nearby Retreat Caravan Park; just ask!

  1. Arcades

If you’re looking for something for the whole family, the selection of seafront arcades will keep everyone entertained! What’s a seaside town without an arcade to spend your pennies on? Burnham Pier is the ideal place for arcade games, with bingo, tuppenny falls and slot machines creating fun!

Here at Retreat Caravan Park we also have some fantastic on-site facilities including free Wi-Fi, two outdoor play areas and a private beach footpath, meaning there’s something for everyone even if you want to stay on site!

For more information about the facilities we offer, or on joining us at Retreat for your summer holiday, get in touch with a member of the team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01278 795006.