Boris Johnson’s slow exit strategy out of lockdown has brought a positive impact for the UK staycation loves, being able to enjoy a new form of reality within caravan and camping parks.

Also, rules around mixing households have been relaxed, which has allowed friends and family to reunite for the first time. This has given brits the perfect excuse to book a caravan or camping spot to catch up on long-forgotten tales.

Considering this, Flogas Britain has investigated what the most popular caravan sites are in the eyes of Brits by utilising Google search data between January 2019 and April 2021.

The most searched for caravan sites

Looking at the search data around caravan sites in Britain, the most popular caravan park is the Riverside Park in Scotland, which received an average search volume 6,600 per month.

In second place is Haven’s,Weymouth Bay Holiday Park with 4,400 searches on average. Situated in Dorset, the park is one of 37 Haven sites dotted around the Great British coastline and is ideally placed at one the country’s most recognisable seaside destinations.

With 3,600 searches, it’s Parkdean Resorts’ Whitley Bay Holiday Park, which like Weymouth Bay, boasts a short walk to the nearest beach and enough family entertainment to keep everyone happy.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, bookings for parks has increased fivefold, so these popular sites are no doubt experiencing the staycation booking boom themselves.

Regional searches

So, where is home to the most caravan sites? To find out, we’ve calculated average searches for all popular sites in each region and picked out the top three. Here are the results.

Scotland – total: 34,750

Home to 67 popular parks and resorts, Scotland has the most regional searches on average per month. The most northern area of Great Britain has some of the best hidden beauty spots.

Top three parks (searches)

  • Riverside Caravan Park (6,600)
  • Clayton Caravan Park (2,400)
  • Eyemouth Caravan Park (1,900)

Yorkshire – total: 22,240

In second place, it’s “God’s own country”, Yorkshire. Popular for its football teams, famous actors, and puddings swimming in gravy, the region is also a hub for caravan and holiday parks.

Top three parks (searches)

  • York Caravan Park (2,900)
  • Crows Nest Caravan Park (1,900)
  • Kingfisher Caravan Park (1,900)

Northumberland & County Durham – total: 9,900

Northumberland and County Durham makes up third spot on the regional list. Famous beaches and historic towns give the area real character and scenic attraction.

Top three parks (searches)

  • Whitley Bay Caravan Park (3,600)
  • Berwick Caravan Park (2,400)
  • Sandy Bay Caravan Park (2,400)

Speaking on behalf of Flogas, Stewart Woolley, General Manager for Cylinders, said: “It’s been a difficult start to the year, but the data shows how popular caravan parks are, and the hope people still have for enjoying a well-earned break.  

“Although trips abroad look unlikely, the vaccine rollout offers a beacon of light that a staycation may be possible at some stage in 2021.

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