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Top static caravan holiday tips

Whether this is your first static caravan or holiday park home trip, or one of many, it can sometimes be overwhelming to plan properly for your trip, especially if you have a growing family. The benefits of a caravan holiday include: saving money, no long flights, entertainment on site, and experiencing the countryside or coast.

We’ve listed several helpful tips below to ensure you have a stress-free and enjoyable holiday, making the most of your family time together on your static caravan or holiday park home trip.


seaside holiday


1. Don’t forget the basics

Often, when we’re caught up in the excitement of travelling and going on holiday, we can forget to pack even the most basic of items. These should include:
– Tea towels
– Toilet roll
– Milk
– Cereal
– Towels (both for bathing and swimming)
– Spare bedding in case one of your children has an accident
– Bin liners
– Kitchen equipment, such as extra knives and forks, napkins, spatula, and plastic containers

This saves you buying everything whilst you’re there, giving you more time to enjoy your holiday.


static caravan holiday


2. Pack well for the weather

Whatever time of year you choose to go on your caravan holiday, it’s important to remember to pack for a variety of different seasons. This goes for both your clothes and outdoor items:

– Windbreaker (essential for the beaches in the UK, even on the hottest days)
– Picnic basket or cool bag
– Rug or blanket
– Jumpers or hoodies
– Anoraks
– Parasols and hats for shade
– Walking boots
– BBQ equipment (from utensils to disposable barbeques, ensure you’re prepared for al fresco dining)


barbeque sausages


3. Safety

It’s important not only to enjoy your static caravan holiday, but also to stay safe and sound in a new environment – from smaller living quarters to replenishing your own gas, there are several things that you need to bear in mind.

Before you start your holiday, ensure that your caravan or holiday park home is equipped with the essentials and is in full working order:

– Fire extinguisher
– Plenty of gas canisters, so that you don’t run out of hot water and electricity
– Repair your failed double glazing for security and to save energy – did you know that Cloudy2Clear can also replace caravan windows, as well as any broken locks or handles
– Keep a torch handy for potential power cuts – and don’t forget batteries!


static caravan gas canister

4. Plan for the journey there

The worst thing that can happen is getting stressed-out before your holiday has even begun. Ensure you have planned your journey properly, and don’t always rely on a sat nav. Print your directions off before you travel, so you have a hard copy, and you can always keep an old-fashioned map in the boot, just in case.


journey planning


5. Health

Accidents and illness happen in everyday life, but we can sometimes be caught off-guard on holiday, as we’re not as prepared when at home. Taking a well-equipped first aid kit with you and keeping one in your static caravan, is a sure-fire way to keep your family safe this summer. Main items to remember include:

– Bug spray
– Any ongoing medication you might currently be using
– Plasters and bandages
– Antiseptic cream
– Paracetamol or any other appropriate painkiller, for headaches and stomach aches
– Thermometer


first aid holiday box


For more information on caravan window repairs, contact your local Cloudy2Clear branch today. We can also repair any handles, seals, hinges, and locks that you may have too.

Ask Louis: How to keep your conservatory looking its best

Enjoy blissful mornings, parties and summer evenings in your conservatory with our expert tips on how to keep it in perfect condition.


maintain your conservatory


How many times should you clean the outside of your conservatory throughout the year?

One deep clean once a year should be sufficient but if your conservatory is situated near trees, then it may be appropriate to remove any debris from the guttering more than once.


How do I remove debris from gutters?

Remove all moss, leaves, and twigs from the gutters using a good reliable ladder or a suitable platform in which to reach the guttering. Dependent on your height, a step ladder will probably suffice. We would recommend having someone else supporting you whilst you clean, so they can keep the ladder steady and pass any equipment up to you.

Wear suitable gloves to remove all dirt, leaves, and debris, preferably heavy duty gloves, which will prevent any potentially sharp objects injuring you. Once all this has been removed, place a hosepipe in the gutter to flush out with water.


hosepipe for cleaning gutters


Can you get conservatory double glazing repaired if it fails?

Often windows can become misty or blown and in need of replacement.  At Cloudy2Clear we specialise in replacing only the glass, not the entire frame saving customers money, time and energy. When it comes to keeping your conservatory looking its best, there’s no need to spend thousands.


How do I clean the roof of my conservatory?

Cleaning the roof of a conservatory should be a straight forward and safe process. Never stand on the roof of your conservatory and ensure you have the right equipment to enable you to reach the highest point, without straining yourself.

An extendable handle with a soft-headed brush or sponge, alongside clean, soapy water, is the safest and most efficient way of cleaning the roof. Gently rinse off an excess soap or debris with a light sprinkling from the hose.


Should I use a pressure washer?

Pressure washers can cause undue damage to the seals of your conservatory, potentially causing leaks. Conservatories are designed to withstand rainfall, not extreme blasts of water.


rain conservatory


How do I maintain my locks and hinges?

All locks and hinges should be oiled at least once a year, so it’s another task to remember when completing clean of the conservatory. Use WD40 or another oil based lubricant on all moving parts and mechanisms.


Points to remember on the inside

To ensure your conservatory lasts for many years, ensure that it is well ventilated in the summer, to avoid overheating, and keep it well heated in the winter. Avoiding problems such as condensation, damp, and mould will keep your conservatory feeling warm and cosy, smelling pleasant, and being an enjoyable area of your home for you and your family to appreciate.


summer garden


For more information on replacing your failed conservatory windows, contact your local branch of Cloudy2Clear today to book a free, no obligation quotation.



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