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Infographic: Benefits of a Holiday Park vs a Hotel/Motel

Infographic: Benefits of a Holiday Park vs a Hotel/Motel

Choosing accommodation for your family getaway can be a task in and of itself. There are so many options to consider, from hotels, motels, camping sites and caravan parks to cabins for rent – and that’s just a few of the options in Brisbane! So what’s the best choice of family accommodation? We believe it’s a […]

Infographic: Benefits of a Holiday Park vs a Hotel/Motel

Choosing accommodation for your family getaway can be a task in and of itself. There are so many options to consider, from hotels, motels, camping sites and caravan parks to cabins for rent – and that’s just a few of the options in Brisbane! So what’s the best choice of family accommodation? We believe it’s a Holiday Park and today we’re going to tell you exactly why that’s the case.

Accommodation

Sometimes we like to get away with a bunch of our closest friends and family – often all of whom have children of their own. A holiday village in Brisbane has cabin’s that are large enough to accommodate larger families. The other alternative is to hire multiple hotel rooms – and that can quickly become very expensive. To save some money, bunk down together, enjoy some quality time and hire a larger cabin in a holiday village.

Food Options

Staying in a hotel means that you’re often forced to eat out for every meal except breakfast (that’s if it’s provided!). That can quickly add up and by the end of your holiday you’ve spent a small fortune on food alone. A holiday village has self-contained cabins, so you can duck down the shop and bring home a few things to cook up, saving you money. Holiday villages also tend to have on site restaurants that are good value and have tasty wholesome food.

Child Friendly Fun

A holiday village often has a dedicated playgrounds, swimming pools and other facilities for the little ones. This allows them to swing, slide and jump around and have some fun. How much time at home do they spend glued to the screen? Encourage them to get their hands and feet dirty, have a play with the other kids and enjoy some healthy fresh air.

Parking

Holiday villages have free parking and sometimes even space for a second vehicle. This is very handy when it comes to heading into Brisbane city because you can leave the car at the holiday village and take public transport. No need to worry about paying the high price of city parking.

Safety

Hotels are often on busy, dangerous streets. However at a holiday village you are off the main road and the kids can ride bikes and scooters safely.

That Resort Vibe

Let’s face it, not everyone likes campgrounds. While it can be great to get in touch with nature, sometimes we like a hot shower and a comfy bed to climb into at the end of a long day having fun with the family. A holiday village has a touch of the resort vibe to it, where you’ll be just as comfortable on a banana lounge with a book and drink as you would at a tropical island resort.

And speaking of vibes…

Social Benefits

A holiday village puts a lot of people in close contact with each other for a short space of time. You’re staying close enough to other families and couples that you can’t help but make a bit of small talk and get to know each other. This creates a nice, engaging and warm social atmosphere. The kids all play together and you might have a meal or two or share a beer with your neighbours while swapping stories, adventures and advice. It makes for a lovely feeling, rather than being cramped up in a hotel room with no one new for company.

 BHV - Why Choose a Holiday Parks Infographic

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There are many benefits to staying in a holiday park. We’ll happily share some more with you. All you need to do is touch base with us and we’ll take it from there!

 

7 Essential Holiday Etiquette Tips

7 Essential Holiday Etiquette Tips

Everyone loves a holiday and what’s not to love? Sunshine, time off, beaches, drinks, delicious meals, quality time with the kids and some sleep ins. There’s nothing quite like it. But how can you make sure that everyone, and not just you and your family, have a great time? Ensuring you maintain some important holiday […]

7 Essential Holiday Etiquette Tips

Everyone loves a holiday and what’s not to love? Sunshine, time off, beaches, drinks, delicious meals, quality time with the kids and some sleep ins. There’s nothing quite like it. But how can you make sure that everyone, and not just you and your family, have a great time? Ensuring you maintain some important holiday etiquette is the way to go.

There are a few simple rules of etiquette to follow when staying at a caravan park or cabin. Let’s take a look at seven tips to make sure that everyone stays considerate and enjoys their holiday as much as their neighbours.

Respect Each Other’s Space

When you set up camp at a caravan park, it becomes your temporary home. Your caravan or tent becomes your bedroom, and your chairs and tables outside become your living and eating space. Imagine someone walking through your dining room at home as you sit down to a nice meal! It’s not the most inviting thought, so when you’re walking through a caravan park, stick to the paths and avoid walking through other people’s sites.

Respect the Staff

The staff at a caravan park or holiday village are there to help. Sometimes it can be tempting to vent our frustration on staff. If you’ve been stuck in traffic, are running late, or have gotten lost, try to keep your frustration to yourself. It makes for a much smoother experience for everyone.

Shower Blocks and Toilets

At caravan parks and cabins in Brisbane, everyone needs to share the same showers, toilets and sinks. It’s only common courtesy to try and leave these spaces in the same state that you found them in.

Watch the Speed Limit

When arriving, departing or otherwise driving through the accommodation, please be very mindful of the signed speed limits. These signs are not just decoration; they’re there for a reason. There are often children running around, playing with balls and having fun and they might not be mindful of everything that is going on around them, so stick to the limit and everyone is safe.

Set Up During the Day

As much as possible, try to arrive during daylight hours and set up then. There’s nothing worse than lights and noise only a few metres away when you’re trying to sleep.

This applies to more than just setting up though. As a general rule, it’s best to keep the noise to a minimum before 8am and after 10pm. Always double check with your accommodation for local rules.

Respect the Land

Always use the bins provided for your rubbish and cigarette butts. A great deal of waste takes an eternity to degrade, and nobody likes camping or living with litter strewn about.

Supervise Your Kids

Although holiday villages are child-friendly spaces, often complete with play equipment and other facilities designed specifically for children, this doesn’t mean that you can just let them run wild! Make sure to supervise your children and make sure that they are well behaved.

Want to Know More?

If you’d like to know more holiday etiquette tips, get in touch with our friendly team. We’ll be more than happy to point you in the right direction so everyone has the best time possible.

How to Best Organise Your Getaway

How to Best Organise Your Getaway

Are you planning a holiday? Do you want to escape to somewhere where there’s more sun, more fun, less stress and less hassle? Everyone needs to get away from the daily grind at times and a holiday in Brisbane could be just the ticket that you need to recharge, re-set and re-wire yourself for the […]

How to Best Organise Your Getaway

Are you planning a holiday? Do you want to escape to somewhere where there’s more sun, more fun, less stress and less hassle? Everyone needs to get away from the daily grind at times and a holiday in Brisbane could be just the ticket that you need to recharge, re-set and re-wire yourself for the year. But holidays are a lot of work. Planning, booking, packing, travelling and the rest. Let us help you take some of the stress away from this process by looking at a few ways to best organise your getaway.

Book Early!

Accommodation can quickly get booked out – especially during peak times like school holidays, Easter and over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Save yourself the hassle and the headache of calling a thousand venues at the last minute and book before the rush. You’ll thank yourself when you arrive to your booked holiday cabin or caravan park in Brisbane, or wherever you’re going.

Look for Specials

While we’re on the topic of bookings, one thing to do is to keep an eye and an ear out for any potential specials or discount offers for accommodation. You can often save a pretty penny this way, leaving you more spending money for your getaway.

Plan Ahead

This tip is for those that like to know what they’re doing ahead of time. While some of us enjoy lazing around, reading a book or catching up on some Netflix, there are others that like to make use of every last moment of their time away with their families. Instead of arriving and scratching your head and wondering what exactly you’re going to do with all this time, get online before you leave and plan your trip. Check out the local attractions, tours, events and everything ahead of time and arrive prepared and ready to have some fun.

Getting Around?

Arriving in a new place can be a bit daunting, especially if you have no idea how to get around. It’s well worth checking out just how you’ll be getting from point A to point B before you leave, so you don’t arrive and have to figure it all out on the spot! Many cities have a variety of public transport options, so you should be all right. For more information about getting around Brisbane, check out our blog post on transport in Brisbane.

Arrange House Sitters

Going away and leaving your home, pets and valuables can be stressful – so much so that you might spend too much time worrying on your getaway to truly enjoy yourself. Instead of forking out money for a kennel or cattery and worrying about your home, why not ask a friend or a family member to house sit? They can feed your four-legged friends for you. Just remember to give them the WI-FI password.

More info?

Would you like to know some more handy tips for enjoying your getaway? Feel free to contact us, we’re more than happy to share our ideas.

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