Why do Parks close for the winter?

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Traditionally in this country holidays are taken during the summer months. With our unpredictable weather and fixed school holidays, the majority of families take their holidays in July and August.

For this reason, most of the larger family-orientated Parks tend to open from the Easter holidays in March/April until after the October school half term holidays when demand is at its highest. This is particularly true of the larger Park chains that have a big rental market.  Running a holiday Park at full capacity with all the staff that requires is very expensive and so this is only viable when there are enough paying holidaymakers. This leaves around four months of the year when they are closed.

But it is not just an economic decision; the Parks need the opportunity to keep their facilities in good order whilst there are no holidaymakers around.  During the closed season Parks carry out maintenance, replenish stocks of caravans, recruit and train new staff and refurbish their public areas such as leisure centres and entertainment facilities. Closing when the weather can be at its worst also prevents problems with access due to snow, high winds or very wet ground.

Other Parks, particularly some of those aimed at an older demographic, do stay open for most of the year allowing owners to have winter breaks in their static caravans. These Parks tend to have fewer facilities requiring maintenance and also less staff employed.

If you are fed up of not being able to use your static caravan over the winter, perhaps you should think of selling it to us. We most definitely do stay open for business during December and January, so give us a call for a static caravan valuation. If you sell us your caravan we will make sure you have your payment quickly and with no hassle.

 

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