Family holiday parks have been popular in the UK since the 1950s. Billy Butlin started the now famous “Butlins” brand in 1936. Since then holiday parks have opened all around the UK, with 100’s to choose from. All the various holidays differ, although they all have the similar characteristics.Most family holiday camps have an entertainment venue. This is likely to be open all day; with children’s party games, story telling, and activities to keep the younger members of your holiday party amused. In the evenings the entertainment venue will have a more adult theme, with a bar, singers and maybe a cabaret.
The park will be geared up for families, so you’ll find plenty for the young holiday makers to do. You will almost certainly have an adventure playground to explore, some of these adventure playgrounds are so big it’ll take all week for the children to have a go on everything!Everybody loves a swim, so your holiday park will have a swimming pool too. Sometimes you’ll get an outdoor pool. Sometimes an indoor pool. If you’re lucky you’ll get both an indoor and an outdoor pool. A new arrival to holiday camps are the “splash areas”. These aren’t really a swimming pool – but lots of fountains and waterfalls which have a tendency to cascade over the unsuspecting paddler!The obligatory amusement arcade will feature in the main entertainment area within the holiday park, and will contain the latest in video games and slot machines – you’ll also get games like pool and air hockey, so watch out dad, you’re likely to get shown up!
Remember there are hundred of different family holiday camps out there, each one will offer slightly different facilities. So if you definitely want a indoor swimming pool, make sure your chosen park has one before you book -you don’t want to be disappointed on your perfect family holiday.
For a comprehensive list of holiday parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales. You can also find holiday parks in Europe, holiday cottages, package holidays, boating holidays, and much more at web: uk-holiday-shop.co.uk.