Motorhomes and more adventurous accommodation are the joint favourites of people opting for a UK holiday this year, according to Lake District tourism operator, Skelwith Fold.

Henry Wild of Ambleside’s Skelwith Fold Caravan Park says the predicted rise in UK stays this summer is coming true. Yet it’s also presenting some families with a dilemma. Those who normally enjoy new experiences abroad, see UK holiday cottages and hotels as lacking in the thrill factor, he suggests.

New experiences ticking all the right boxes

Yet glamping amidst wildlife, or hiring a motorhome for a holiday with ever-changing horizons, are spot on says Henry. “Overseas holidays have been losing their appeal in recent years for various reasons. Now the weak pound and rising air fares are making even more people think twice,” said Henry.


Henry Wild keeping things fresh with Skelwith Park’s ‘Hideway’ pods

Glamping pods for alternative living

“For many younger couples and families, however, staying in a cottage or hotel doesn’t provide nearly enough contrast to the day-to-day life from which they want a break. Glamping pods, such as those we offer, really do offer an alternative living experience. Guests don’t have the faff of putting up a tent, or sacrificing home-from-home comforts. Motorhomes also have a more glamorous image, thanks to their association with music festivals and laid-back lifestyles. And again, there’s no compromise on comfort. Many now have full-size beds, luxury bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchens, central heating and generous living areas,” said Henry.

Skelwith’s Hideaway pods

Skelwith Fold provides pitches throughout the 130-acre park for motorhomes as well as touring caravans. Each pitch offers delightful views of the surrounding countryside. For those preferring to glamp, Skelwith’s “Hideaway” pods are located in a quiet forest glade. The park’s abundant wildlife including deer and red squirrels, quickly become neighbours. Each pod accommodates two people and features a comfortable double bed, shower and loo, kitchen zone with microwave, oven and fridge, TV, and lounge-dining space.
“It’s been widely predicted that this will be a bumper year for people choosing a holiday in Britain. Our booking figures are certainly very robust,” said Henry. “Finding new and exciting ways of enjoying our wonderful countryside is key to making this trend long-term,” he added.

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Skelwith Fold Caravan Park
Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0HY
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