Having a touring caravan or motor home is an amazing way to explore the Yorkshire Dales!
However, there are a wealth of different touring caravan parks in the Yorkshire Dales to choose from for your stay – including ours here at Akebar Park – so narrowing this choice down to the perfect place to pitch your caravan or motor home can be tricky.
We’ve therefore outlined the six crucial features that every touring caravan park in the county should have to help you make the best decision for you and your upcoming holiday:
6 essential features of touring caravan parks in the Yorkshire Dales:
1. Shower and washroom facilities
To kick off, shower and washroom facilities are an absolute must at any touring caravan park – and particularly in the Yorkshire Dales, in light of the area’s weather extremities and all the activities you are likely to have the opportunity to get involved in (more on that below).
At Akebar Park, we have plenty of toilets and showers available that are accessible at all times, as well as washing up areas. So, you won’t need to worry about when you’re going to fit in your next wash should you choose to stay with us!
2. An onsite shop
You’re nearly always guaranteed to forget something you were supposed to bring on your trip – from towels to toothbrushes and other essentials!
So, when you’re on the hunt for touring caravan parks in the Yorkshire Dales, be sure to check whether your choices have an onsite shop on your doorstep in case there’s anything you need last-minute.
This is especially useful, as it means you won’t need to jump in the car or worry about catching public transport to pick up essentials from a neighbouring town (which could be miles away, depending on where you stay).
We have our own onsite shop here at Akebar Park that our visitors regularly use during their stay – not a day goes by that someone doesn’t pop in to grab a pint of milk! If you do need anything more specific however, we’re only a very short trip away to the local supermarket.
3. Beautiful, tranquil surroundings
The Yorkshire Dales are famous for their breath-taking scenery, tranquil atmosphere and access to wildlife. It’s one of the many things that makes it one of the perfect staycation destinations in the country!
It therefore goes without saying that, when you’re choosing between touring caravan parks in the Yorkshire Dales, ensuring that the area offers this serenity should be a top priority. Check that your park of choice isn’t doing any renovation or building works, for example.
That way, you can truly make the most of a peaceful and relaxing time away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.
At Akebar Park, for example, we were awarded the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association due to the steps we’ve taken to conserve wildlife in the area!
4. Within easy reach of attractions
As well as being famous for their beauty, the Yorkshire Dales are also home to a plethora of activities, attractions and opportunities for entertainment – for adults and children alike!
Just some examples of places you can visit include Bolton Castle, Aysgarth Falls, The Forbidden Corner and many, many more. There are also a number of fantastic places to eat and drink in the area that are not to be missed!
With that in mind, you should also check that your chosen touring park is close to these attractions, so that when you do fancy a more active and exciting day, it takes as little time and effort to get there as possible.
5. A regular point of contact
Hopefully there should be no issues or emergencies during your stay in the Yorkshire Dales. However, on the off chance that a situation of this kind arises, it’s good to know that there will be someone on site that you can speak to or get help and advice from.
For example, here at Akebar Park, we have a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to help should you need anything, have any concerns, or simply want to ask for recommendations on what to do during your stay.
6. Additional nice-to-haves
If you’ve narrowed down your choice of touring caravan parks in the Yorkshire Dales to the last few and are still unable to make a decision on where to stay, this is where nice to haves become an essential feature to consider!
Sometimes it is the little things that can make your touring caravan holiday the most relaxed, easygoing and memorable; from the availability of free WiFi to onsite children’s play parks, places to walk your canine companions, places to eat and more.
These are just some of the fantastic extras we have here ourselves on the touring pitches at Akebar Park. Our golf course, for example, is a very popular onsite attraction!
Hopefully you’ve found the above list of essential touring park features helpful for planning your next trip to the Yorkshire Dales!
Should you be in need of any further advice, however, do not hesitate to contact our friendly team today. And, should you wish to stay with us, simply visit our booking page here for available dates and fill out our quick form – we would be delighted to welcome you to our park!