Top Tips for a Holiday Park Stay

Holidays are about taking some time out to spend with family and friends, but there’s a lot to take into account both when planning, and actually enjoying your holiday.

From booking and planning, to settling into a cosy cabin or campsite, your holiday is sure to go smoothly if you just follow BIG4’s simple holiday park tips.


Booking your accommodation

There’s nothing more exciting than finally booking that holiday that you’ve been waiting so long for. Once you’ve locked in a date you can start planning your trip and all the great things you’re going to do. To avoid disappointment, it’s always a good idea to book well in advance to make sure the accommodation type you want will be available.


Whether you’re looking for a luxury spa cabin, a grassy tent site or an ensuite caravan site, you can book online and on the move with BIG4’s mobile website. The mobile website, accessible on most Smartphones, boasts a fully interactive Park finder including the option to find ‘Parks near me’ via the GPS facility. Also handy is the range of information, including pictures and availability, for all 180 BIG4 Holiday Parks.


Packing for all weather

While you can control your holiday park accommodation, unfortunately you can’t control the weather. If you decide to camp out under the stars, make sure to create a holiday packing checklist that includes clothes, bedding and entertainment for all kinds of weather. In summer you may find the nights a little chilly so pack some warm bedding while winter can be surprisingly sunnier than expected so pack a spare bottle of sunscreen just in case, especially if you’re planning on spending a lot of time outside.


Preparing for all types of weather also means making sure you’ve got something to keep the kids entertained in rain, hail or shine. BIG4 Holiday Parks are packed full of activities for young and old alike including heated pools, go-karts, jumping pillows, mini golf, cosy games rooms and even kids clubs in the school holidays.


Local knowledge

Of course a big part of any holiday is spending time exploring the local attractions and no one knows all the best spots better than the locals. Finding the best local restaurants, live entertainment, scenic routes and other hidden gems is as easy as popping into a BIG4 reception and asking one of the friendly staff members for their recommendations. BIG4 Memberships are also a great idea as they offer savings at many local attractions in addition to a 10 per cent saving up to $40 per stay on accommodation at BIG4 parks. Visit to become a member today.


You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from fellow holiday makers too. The relaxed and social atmosphere of holiday parks means that there are plenty of opportunities to meet other campers and share your holiday tips over a BBQ or round the pool.


Allow time to relax

We often try to pack so much into our holidays that we sometimes forget to take a step back and just enjoy the company of friends and family. It’s important to put aside time to sleep in, read a book, cook a meal or just sit with friends over a glass of wine. Setting aside time to soak in the spa or take a long walk along the beach or riverfront will help you to feel refreshed and ready to take on the world once you get back home.


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