Blog Why Blackpool’s Caravan Parks Are Ideal for Family Holidays! 21 September 2017 by Visit Blackpool Got a caravan? Here are all the best tips for holidaying in Blackpool! Guest blog by Robbie from Holiday Park Guru If you’re planning a Blackpool holiday with parents, grandparents, several children and a selection of aunts and uncles then take a look at the area’s holiday parks. You’ll be able to stay in one place together but with enough freedom and space to feel like you aren’t living on top of each other. Prices vary significantly throughout the year but if you’re able to fill up a large caravan then the price per person is often one of the cheapest accommodation options you’ll find. Most holiday parks advertise themselves as pet friendly too, although I would assume that means dogs rather than an invitation to keep a giraffe in your caravan. The first decision to make is which kind of holiday park you are looking for. Many families pick one of Blackpool’s big and busy holiday parks, such as Haven’s Cala Gran or Marton Mere, or Partington’s Newton Hall. Sites like these have enough onsite that you could easily spend a few days without travelling further than a few hundred metres. Most bigger parks offer indoor swimming pools (on the off-chance that the sun doesn’t shine) as well as various sports activities, such as archery, minigolf, snooker, football and bowls. Many also have evening entertainment for the grown-ups and kids’ clubs for the younger visitors, as well as onsite restaurants and one or two shops. Most activities are included in the price, although you can expect to pay a bit extra for some of the things which require an instructor. The alternative to these busy holiday parks is to choose a site which offers simple facilities such as Kneps Farm or Eastham Hall. Most will have an onsite launderette or perhaps a bar, but you are unlikely to have a selection of multicoloured flumes or Thursday night bingo competitions. Instead, you’ll get peace and quiet and a well-located base which is ideal for exploring Blackpool and the surrounding area. These parks are often independently owned and can be cheaper than the bigger parks. You certainly wouldn’t spend all week onsite, but I’d consider them if your idea of a holiday is quality family time and getting out and about. One other thing to consider is that a caravan park has many different grades of accommodation to choose from, usually called bronze, silver and gold. Take a look at recent reviews as you’ll sometimes find that the cheaper accommodation gets better ratings. View Holiday Park Guru's guide to Blackpool holiday parks.