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By Parkdean Resorts on 13/12/23

How to budget for a UK holiday

When it comes to budgeting for a holiday, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every situation differs depending on factors such as disposable income, group size and how much time you have to save before your trip.

At Parkdean Resorts, we always make your staycation as affordable as possible from our range of brilliant holiday offers, with UK breaks from as little as £99 across a wide selection of cosy and comfortable caravan accommodation options. to a selection of activities and entertainment, included in the price of your booking.

When you book a Parkdean Resorts holiday direct with us, you can also look forward to free access to a selected range of facilities, entertainment and activities on-park too, included in your stay with you Hub Pass. From free use of the swimming pool and family entertainment to children’s activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at no additional cost.

There are also a number of ways to keep the costs of your UK holiday down, so we’ve put together this guide to help you keep your budget as low as possible, whilst still making memories to last a lifetime.


A family making breakfast in a caravan

A self-catering UK holiday can be a great way to save money, it’s also particularly useful if you have little ones who may be fussy eaters or anyone with a dietary requirement. Our accommodation comes with a fully-equipped kitchen so you can easily whip up any meal you fancy. If you’re driving, why not check through your cupboards and freezer and bring the essentials with you to put together some meals during your stay? You can also order supermarket deliveries to our parks, making it easy to plan and budget your meals in advance.

Free local activities

Two children on a slide in a playground

Aside from the range of activities we offer on our holiday parks, you’ll also find a diverse range of free attractions and things to do in the local area. From spending an afternoon at the beach or taking a long countryside walk to exploring free museums and sightseeing. Check out our locations and find out what’s on near your chosen holiday park.

Time of year

A grandmother, father and child going on an autumn walk in the woods

Peak seasons inevitably come with higher costs, such as the summer holidays or Christmas breaks. However, we offer a range of deals and offers even during these peak times to help keep your holiday affordable. At Parkdean Resorts, we also offer short or midweek breaks, so if you’re able to take a holiday during these times and want to keep your budget as low as possible - you can!

If you’re planning a family holiday with children 4 and under, our mid-week Tots’ Breaks are the perfect choice, where kids can eat free and enjoy additional free activities and entertainment during their stay.


Two girls walking off the beach with their dog

You can avoid extra costs like hiring a pet sitter or using a kennel by choosing a dog-friendly holiday park. You can add a dog to your holiday booking for just £49 per dog, per week - which is considerably cheaper than a week of kennel boarding. Plus having your pooch with you means the whole family can enjoy the fun.

Having your dog with you on holiday means you’ll inevitably be planning more walks and time outdoors exploring, so you can pack your holiday with fun, without spending extra money on days out.

Going with extended family or friends

A family and grandparents walking along a UK beach

Making memories with all of your loved ones and splitting the cost? Sounds like a win-win, right? If you have friends or family you can go on a UK holiday with, this can help with keeping your budget low. If you’re travelling with a larger group, we have a range of group holidays available across our parks.

Many of our caravans and lodges can also sleep up to 8 people, making them great value for money when you split the cost of your accommodation. Our holiday parks are also ideally suited to holidays with grandparents, too, with plenty of leisurely activities both on-park and nearby - so everyone can join in the fun (and the price).

Booking in advance or flexible last-minute deals

A family playing with a ball outside of their caravan holiday accommodation

There’s a cost-benefit to booking your holiday in advance, you have more time to pay and save. With low deposits and Direct Debit monthly payment options available when you book more than 16 weeks in advance, it’s easy to spread the cost and budget your holiday into your monthly bills.

However, if you can’t plan that far ahead, don’t worry, we also offer last-minute getaways that are just as cost-effective if you have the flexibility to get away at short notice.

Depending on what suits your family, take a look at both today and either way you can get a budget-friendly holiday with Parkdean Resorts.

Thanks to our action-packed parks and surroundings filled with free activities, you can enjoy a holiday with Parkdean Resorts no matter your budget. A key tip for budgeting a UK holiday is to set aside money for each day of your trip for any meals out, souvenirs or extra-cost activities - so if you’re saving up to go away, it’s worth putting aside a little extra each month where you can, to make sure you’re covered and can focus on relaxing during your stay.

Discover our UK holiday offers today and plan your next family holiday.