6 Holiday Park Camping Tips That Will Cut The Cost And Maximise The Fun


Whether you are camping out, staying in a holiday home or caravan we have got some tips which will help you save money and have the best holiday park experience ever.


We all like to get away from it all but camping isn’t always as cheap as you would think. Choosing to holiday at a Holiday Park reduces the cost but whichever option you go for: caravan, pitch a tent, or stay in a holiday home, costs can still spiral. 

It may sound less appealing to camp out in a pitched tent during the winter, which is why many choose to step up to a cosy holiday cottage for a bit of extra comfort. However you decide to camp we have some tips for you to make it more cost effective.

So how can you ensure that the cheap camping break away you’re hoping for, really can be done on a shoestring budget? Below we list 6 things that will have the biggest impact on reducing the cost of your camping trip and help you keep the cost as low as possible.


1. Share the costs of camping

If you are after a cheap camping holiday with your mates, then once you’ve booked your camp spot and planned the route, sharing the cost of petrol can be a good way to save money. 

Sharing will make your camping holiday extra special. Why not each decide on a couple of meals to bring and cook for the group? Knowing what food you are eating in advance will also allow you to shop accordingly.


2. Borrow camping gear

If you don’t camp often, or if this is your first camping trip then getting the gear together can be incredibly costly. One of the best ways to avoid this is to rely on the generosity of others. 

You can save money by buying out of season but if you have friends who are at all interested in camping then they are likely to have some old gear you could borrow. If you are close, they might even allow you to use their current gear. 

But you will never know unless you ask!


3. Invest in a quality camping tent

It might sound counterintuitive to try to save money and yet spend more to get a quality tent. Paying a little bit more for a tent that’s going to withstand the British weather and last you years in the long run is a sound investment.

Buy a decent tent that is going to last you rather than multiple cheap tents that end up being binned after a few uses (which is also good for the environment).


4. Set your children free in your holiday park’s greenery

We recommend that you choose a campsite where there’s enough to be doing on site and within walking distance that you won’t feel the need to go out every day and spend more money. 

Epworth Fields Holiday Park is a beautiful rural hideaway in Lincolnshire, just outside the historic town of Epworth.  Whilst there are various bars, restaurants and eateries nearby with 12.5 acres of secluded parkland and wooded areas surrounded by countryside and fishing lakes. 

There’s always something for the kids to be doing and they enjoy nothing more than running about in the wild and coming back for a cooked supper.


5. Buy your holiday camping clothes in the sales

In the weeks and months leading up to your UK camping holiday make sure that you are keeping an eye out for sales on essentials that you may need and stock up when you spot a bargain. 

From sensible footwear to sleeping bags, foodstuffs, head torches and fleeces make sure you get your kit when it’s cheapest so that you are not left without it on holiday.


6. Make use of a campfire

Our final cheap and cheerful tip is to have a campfire. At Epworth Fields Holiday Park we have a communal fire pit around which each night guests can gather around under the starry sky and cook food, drink beer and have an amazing time in our wooded area – all without spending a penny.



Looking for a holiday cottage or pitch?

Epworth Fields Holiday Park has 5 stunning holiday cottages and camping electric and non-electric pitches and boasts fabulous facilities in the heart of rural Lincolnshire.

Why not book to start with us today and book next cheap UK camping holiday at Epworth Fields.

Happy savings campers!

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