Caravans can be a divisive subject! Some people love them, some people hate them. But no matter what your opinion, caravans are here to stay. In fact, with the rise of staycations, the surge in caravan ownership in Britain shows no sign of slowing down! What makes the idea of buying a caravan so attractive? Read on to find out more and discover why more and more Brits are buying caravans!

Why are Brits buying more caravans? - picturesque view of a campsite.

Feelin’ hot hot hot!

Last summer was an absolute scorcher, and if forecasts are correct this could become more common for UK weather going forward. Consistent hot weather is one of the main reasons people are so fond of taking their holidays abroad. So if the trend for warm and sunny summers over here continues, we might expect to see more and more people choosing to buy caravans and holiday closer to home!

Whenever, wherever

One big advantage of owning a touring caravan is the ability to holiday whenever and wherever you want. Instead of having to plan ahead booking flights and hotels, you can simply hitch your caravan up and get going! The freedom of owning your own portable home-away-from-home can be a liberating experience, and lead to many extra adventures!  

Why are Brits buying more caravans? - Girl enjoys freedom of caravanning on a beach.

Let me entertain you

If you’ve got younger children, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to keep them entertained on holiday. When looking for camping and caravan sites, you’re sure to find many that are really family friendly, for a fraction of the price of some resorts abroad. Most campsites will also have ready access to facilities such as shops, bars and restaurants, making organising your days a breeze!

What’s going on?

The growing popularity of staycations is only partially to do with warmer summers! The amount of political uncertainty that’s surrounded the UK in recent years could also have contributed, as well as the drop in the value of the pound. Staying in Britain for holidays can also help you miss out any long airport queues and passport issues!

Why are Brits buying more caravans? - man sits in camping chair at side of the road drinking tea.

The great escape

The opportunity that a caravan gives you for more ad hoc travel can lead to more holidays than you’d normally go for! If you’re not travelling as far for your time away, you might take seven days off twice a year rather than one long 14-day stretch. You also have the option of having more long weekends away, which can give you the feeling of your time off work going further!

Most importantly, owning a touring caravan can help you get out on many more adventures, exploring all areas of the UK and beyond! If you’ve just bought your own caravan or are an experienced tower, you might want to take out caravan insurance. At The Insurance Emporium, our Touring Caravan Insurance offers three levels of cover, with Loss, Theft Or Accidental Damage just one of the Standard Benefits available. You could also grab yourself up to 45% discount*. Tow your caravan towards The Insurance Emporium to find out more!

* The 45% discount is made up of a range of discounts. The total discount is capped at 45%. The 45% discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.

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