May 22, 2024

5 of the best static caravan parks

By Nathaniel Dalby

Featured image for “5 of the best static caravan parks”

“Stay-cations” have become one of the most popular ways for us to spend the summer, and static caravans are the perfect base.

The UK is full of hidden and not-so-hidden gems waiting to be discovered, but with so many highly rated parks out there, it can be difficult to choose just one when planning a trip.

That’s why we’ve collected 5 of the best static caravan parks for you to check out this summer, as well as some early buying advice and information about static caravan insurance.

Read on or jump to a specific section:

Mother and kids are enjoying a bike trip together.

Wild Duck Holiday Park, Norfolk

Best value for money

This picturesque park is tucked into the forest of Great Yarmouth and is proud to be Haven’s only woodland site.

Wild Duck is perfect if you’re looking to get back to nature with a short, tranquil stay or need plenty for the kids to do. If you like to keep active (even on holiday), there are opportunities to explore nature trail walks and cycle paths.

Along with the activities the park offers, you’ll also be just a few miles away from Great Yarmouth Beach, Gorleston Beach, Burgh Castle and Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park – all great picks for a good value day out.

Wild Duck has a range of new and pre-owned static caravans available to view, making it an ideal location whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned static caravan owner.

Also see: Static caravan insurance explained

Whitby Holiday Park, North Yorkshire

Best for Instagram views

This family-owned, clifftop static caravan park can be found on the coastline of North Yorkshire and features some of the most stunning coastal views in the UK.

As well as a charming setting for a peaceful getaway, the historic town of Whitby is just a few miles away, where you can visit the Abbey, Tall Ships and the Regatta.

Make sure you’re around when the sunset hits the coastline for the perfect golden hour Instagram shot, or if you’ve unplugged, a great chance to achieve a bit of zen.

Whitby Park has a selection of luxury static caravans on sale, and you can book viewings via their website. Like other parks, we’d recommend taking a short stay first to see whether it’s the right spot for you.

Whitby skyline and boats in Scarborough Borough, United Kingdom.

Longnor Wood, Peak District

Best for couples

This self-proclaimed holiday hideaway is the perfect venue for a romantic escape, and its adults-only policy gives you a chance to grab a welcome break from the kids.

Nestled just a few miles from the sleepy village of Longnor in the Peak District, Longnor Wood is the true definition of a getaway. Whether you’re enjoying serene walks, exploring by bike, relaxing in the hot tub or just breathing in the tranquility, this site is perfect for pure relaxation. And best of all, you can even bring the dog.

While Longnor Wood does not make its static caravans available to purchase, this is a good chance to get some experience visiting a park and figure out what you want in a holiday home.

Holiday Resort Unity, Somerset

Best for a seaside stay

The seaside town is the quintessential British holiday destination, and nowhere does it better than Holiday Resort Unity at Brean Sands, Somerset.

This huge resort has welcomed guests looking for a dose of sea air for over 70 years, and it’s easy to see why. Its holiday homes are in some instances seconds away from the sand, giving allowing you to explore the Somerset coastline on foot or bike.

In the resort itself, you can find things to do for the whole family, with award-winning activities and facilities. You should also take the opportunity to explore nearby destinations like Glastonbury, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge.

Holiday Resort Unity has holiday homes and static caravans available to purchase, with prospective buyers able to arrange a visit or book a virtual appointment.

Steps on walk up to Brean Down Somerset England UK.

Warmwell, Dorset

Best for families

If it’s activities you’re looking for, make sure to check out Warmwell in Dorset. This static caravan park has been tailor-made with families in mind, offering a wide range of things to do for all ages.

Warmwell prides itself on offering surprises around every corner. From the 110m all-weather ski slope, woodland walks, the Sports Dome, Arts and Crafts Den to trampolining and swimming, it’s possible to do something new every day of your stay.

Situated along the Jurassic Coastline and just a 25-minute drive from the beach, there’s plenty to explore outside the park too. Warmwell has also recently picked up a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, so you can trust you’ll have a good stay.

Warmwell isn’t currently selling holiday homes at the park itself, but Parkdean Resorts does offer sales at other parks in the area and across the South West.

What is static caravan insurance and do I need it?

Static caravan insurance is similar to home insurance in that it provides coverage against theft, accidental damage, fire, flooding, vandalism and liability claims.

While static caravan insurance is not a legal requirement, it’s not uncommon for holiday parks to request you purchase a policy before they allow you to buy a caravan on their site.

Also see: Does caravan insurance cover storm damage?

Where can I buy static caravan insurance?

Fortunately, many providers offer comprehensive and affordable static caravan insurance online.
And, while there are many options to choose from, not all policies offer the same price point or features. Therefore, you might find some policies better suited to your needs than others.

To ensure you select the right policy for your needs, consider the following before making a purchase:

  • Your budget
  • You caravan specifications
  • The age of your caravan
  • Types of coverage you required (for example, public liability insurance)
  • Whether you intend to rent your caravan commercially

However, if you’re looking for static caravan insurance that covers you for public liability insurance, loss of use, theft, fires, flooding and much more, a policy from Save More Money could be the right one for you.
Check out our cover here from just £65 + IPT (insurance premium tax) per year.


Find out more

Our friendly call centre agent will be giving you a call, to share an exclusive offer for you.
Contact Us
Marketing consent