UK caravan holidays can be a great option for the elderly to enjoy the most beautiful areas with minimal hassle. For most, accessibility is a constant worry and the idea of going abroad can be very daunting. Britain has many wonderful spots that are spectacular in spring. As the warmth starts to return, and flowers start to bloom again, there are some great spots to enjoy the spring air. In this article, we’re exploring the best spring time holidays for the elderly, where to visit and the considerations for those who may have mobility needs due to age.
Devon is a wonderful place to explore no matter what age you are and there’s a good reason it is our top choice in a list of UK caravan holidays. It’s one of Britain’s largest counties, and is full of heritage sites as well as modern places to stay. The location in the south means that the cold is less likely to be an issue. Springtime can still be a bit on the cold side for the elderly, especially if you are exploring. Devon has many campsites and caravan parks offering accessible caravans. Wheelchair ramps, adapted showers and even disabled parking near the caravans should be simple to find.
Beverly Holidays offer well-situated caravans with lots of features to suit the elderly and disabled. Devon has a beautiful seaside as well as attractions such as Buckland Abbey, dating back to the 1200s. You can explore Powderham castle as well as many stunning beaches.
The Lake District
The elderly can enjoy exploring nature, too! The Lake District is one of the gems of the UK, and though it might be tricky if you stay somewhere more hilly, there are plenty of suitable spots for caravan holidays.
Whether you are touring in your own caravan or looking for a rental, there are lots of options. The Lake District is a popular spot from spring through to autumn and is therefore perfect for UK caravan holidays. The local government website even has a list of recommended sites. You can check their facilities on the site to check if they are suitable. Elderly people may need some assistance getting around some of the attractions in the area, especially if they have mobility issues, however, there are loads of great walks for elderly people who love to explore. Visit beautiful, rustic towns like Kendal or famous areas including Lake Windermere.
The “South Coast” may sound a little generic! There are some amazing spots to visit including Bournemouth and Poole, but other cities in the area may be suitable for UK caravan holidays too.
Bournemouth and Poole are popular spots for retirees, and they have some of the oldest populations by average age. These towns are ideal, with plenty to see, and a lot of suitable places for elderly people to stay, including caravan sites. Bournemouth.co.uk offers some great information on where to stay. Rockley Park is one of the best options. It is right next to Poole Harbour and also close to the award-winning Sandbanks Beach and a national park. The rest of Dorset is easy to reach and there is always plenty to do.
Rockley park has different levels of adapted caravan, for mild and moderate mobility issues. There are plenty of facilities on site, too. This isn’t the only option as there are plenty of caravan sites in the area. Dorset is fairly easy to navigate by train as well as car.
The north of Wales is one of the most stunning areas in the whole of the UK. Snowdonia national park is a special spot, with views of Snowdon. If you like the outdoors, there are trails and walks as well as beautiful waterfalls. The history of the area is also evident when you are staying, and there are multiple unspoilt castles to visit. Caernarfon Castle is an incredibly beautiful castle with waterfront views.
There are many beautiful lodges and caravans available with accessibility features. You can search by feature on Hoeseasons to find something suitable for your UK caravan holidays.
The East of England is a beautiful place to enjoy spring. As well as loads of coastal towns and resorts, you can enjoy the Norfolk Broads and beautiful country estates such as Blickling Hall and Sandringham.
Norfolk is fantastic for exploring fenland, dunes, beaches and is a hotspot for bird watching. If you want to reconnect with nature and visit a relatively flat county (the walks aren’t too challenging) Norfolk could be for you. Whether you stay in coastal Hunstanton, near the city of Norwich or somewhere in the broads, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding suitable caravans.
If you love the sea air, Norfolk can spoil you with over 90 miles of coastline to explore. Most coastal towns have caravan parks for you to choose from.
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