Think of choosing between a guest house with a set of stringent rules and a landlady prepared to impose them, or a camping site with tents, no running water or toilet facilities. Doesn’t seem like much of a choice, yet these were the accommodation alternatives for those holidaying in Great Britain’s seaside resorts in the 1900’s.
Holidaymakers were welcomed at the UK’s very first holiday park in 1906 at Caistor-on-Sea, Norfolk. By today’s standards, the camp was extremely standard and certainly had no luxury lodging available! it was the start of a holiday park revolution that has been thriving for more than 100 years.
Holiday parks continued to make phenomenal growth and 1924 saw the arrival of a holiday park in Hopton-on-Sea which boasted brick chalets, running water and electric lights. Nevertheless, international events were to have a major impact on holidays with two World Wars, and the take over of holiday parks to be used as military bases in the Second World War.
Holiday Parks really came into their own with a glorious golden era during the 1950s and 60s after the end of WWII. With swimming pools on site, entertainment in the evenings, competitions consisting of ‘Glamorous Granny’ and ‘Knobbly Knees’ plus abundant food outlets, the holiday park industry used all the best components for a fun and economical family vacations.
While the offer of inexpensive sea and sun holidays drew many people to locations such as Spain in the 1970s, UK vacation resorts such as Llandudno, Prestatyn, Rhyl and the North Wales coast have actually seen a resurgence of visitors over the last few years. As the expense of living continues to soar and with the have to consider ‘greener’ methods to travel, a Great British seaside vacation– with remarkable beaches, strolls along the pier and ice cream… is an appealing proposition and where better to stay than Robin Hood Fun Holidays at the famous Lyons Robin Hood Holiday Park? A far cry from their 20th Century equivalents, Lyons Robin Hood Holiday Park is home to some of the UK’s best including some with 5-star ratings privately owned static caravan and lodges for holiday rentals. With the promise of contemporary renting, a big variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment for children and grownups, on-site swimming pools, restaurants and bars it’s the ideal UK holiday destination.
Prestatyn and Rhyl have invested more than a 25 million in redeveloping the seafront, developing a sensational brand-new Promenade for visitors to walk along, and a perfectly lit pedestrianised pathway connecting the seafront to the town centre. The town’s rich maritime heritage appears all around, with a heritage quarter abundant in history to check out. The many holiday parks and villages along this part of the shoreline anticipate a bumper year in 2018.