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Pick a park, and Essex is two times a winner!

The secret to a fantastic family seaside holiday is location, location and location. Choose Essex's "sunshine coast" and you've made a great start - and when you also add Park Holidays UK into the frame, you've got the perfect recipe for a truly memorable spring, summer or autumn break.

Clacton and the surrounding areas have long been a holiday favourite. There are lengthy stretches of Blue Flag beaches for traditional seaside fun, lovely coastal footpaths to follow, and miles of unspoiled countryside dotted with market towns and picture-postcard villages.

Then there's the added ingredients of all those attractions on offer - from piers to zoos and theme parks - which are guaranteed to keep all ages happy during that holiday week or fortnight.

And if you've chosen a Park Holidays UK holiday park for your stay, the fun begins right outside the door of your holiday home. There are swimming pools, amusement centres, play areas, kids clubs, and top-class live entertainment every night - all included in the price.

There are four from which to choose: St Osyth Beach Holiday Park, Seawick Holiday Park, and Oaklands Holiday Park - all near Clacton - plus Steeple Bay Holiday Park in Southminster.

Each has its own special character and a loyal following of families who return year after year to spend their holidays in the parks' well cared-for surroundings.

What also draws many people back - or creates a lasting impression if it's a first-visit - is the happy and welcoming atmosphere of these parks. It's a feature which many people mention in reviews of their stays, along with the friendliness and professionalism of our park staff.

Park Holidays UK has always offered excellent value across its wide range of accommodation. Different categories of caravan holiday home are available, from Bronze to Gold, but each is guaranteed to meet the company's highest standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Generally sleeping up to six people, with two or three bedrooms, the company's holiday homes are fully equipped for relaxed holiday living, including kitchens fitted with all modern appliances and conveniences, plus TV, central heating, and endless hot water at no extra cost.

Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available in public areas, or - for a small cost - can be accessed anywhere on the park, including inside the holiday home.

There's a great choice of eating options on each park, often including restaurants and take-aways, all of which offer hearty, freshly cooked dishes at sensible prices. Meals can also be pre-booked when the holiday is arranged, achieving a significant overall saving.

Enthusiasm for holiday park life is leading a growing number of couples and families to own a holiday home at Park Holidays UK, enabling them to take breaks right throughout the year - and, if they wish, to let the holiday home when they don't need it, so creating a second income.

Caravan holiday homes at Park Holidays UK's four Essex parks start from as little as £5,000 for a pre-owned home, and rise to over £100,000 for the latest super-luxury model.

Prices at the lower end, say the company, are ideal starter units for those wanting to test if this lifestyle is for them before trading up to something more modern.

This year, there's a chance to see what's on offer for yourself, and to enjoy a great family day out "on the house", for Park Holidays UK is currently providing free day passes to those thinking of buying a holiday home.

The company promises no catches and no sales pressure - just a chance to inspect its current range of models at your chosen park in Essex, and to experience the type of holiday life you could be part of. Visitors are also encouraged to talk with existing holiday home families on the park to get their views on what ownership means to them.

More information about holiday breaks and holiday home ownership can be found at Park Holidays UK.


Published: 03/05/2012


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