Guide to getting Wi-Fi in your static caravan

Guide to getting Wi-Fi in your static caravan

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Establishing an internet connection for your static caravan can be quite a complex task with a Google search rendering all sorts of results.

In this article, we’ll explore the various considerations needed for a reliable internet connection, and some options that should be your go-to hacks for holiday home Wi-Fi or the equivalent. 

Do our holiday parks have Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is available in our entertainment venues, restaurants and bars. Wi-Fi connectivity is free to all users at all our Haven parks. Our caravan owners also benefit from complimentary Wi-Fi in our caravan owners' lounges. The system that affords everyone on park Wi-Fi is called Wifinity. Wifinity allows for up to 60MB per account (which covers one holiday home). We have a fair use policy to ensure all our temporary and returning guests benefit from the best connection possible provided by us. In practice, this means that Wifinity accounts are allowed up to 10 individual devices to be registered with them, making a minimum of 6MB available per device. 

Our parks are in some of the most beautiful locations the UK has to offer, and as a result, debate rages amongst owners as to whether or not Wi-Fi is actually a priority. 

Dawn, one of our owners at Lakeland, asked herself this question: 

‘‘We have modern comforts in our caravan like an Xbox for our guests, but I ask myself: do I want to be contacted? Sometimes it's nice to go away and not have the internet accessible all the time.’’ 

So, before you even think about internet in your static caravan, ask yourself if you really need it in order to truly escape the hustle and bustle and get the most out of the stunning surroundings. 

The Wi-Fi set up on our parks

The Wi-Fi set up on our parks

As previously mentioned, Wi-Fi is available in our entertainment venues, restaurants and bars. Wi-Fi is also available in our caravan owners’ lounge. Many of our caravan owners take the opportunity to use the Wi-Fi to catch up on a show or reply to their emails in the most comfortable of surroundings. There are few better places to chill out, relax and enjoy the wonders of modern technology whilst you're down at your second home. 

Lindsay, an experienced owner at Hopton, touches on this lounge option: 

‘‘I’ve used my laptop at Hopton a million times, the owners’ lounge Wi-Fi is brilliant.’’ 

But what about when you don’t want to leave the comfort of your static caravan? Let’s touch on holiday home Wi-Fi and other options available to you. 

Using a router and boosting the signal in your caravan

Many of our owners do purchase a 4G router with a sim card slot so they can have exclusive access to holiday home Wi-Fi in their static caravan. For this to reach its full potential, it’s advisable to also install a signal booster in your static caravan that helps bring the speed up to something you’d expect in more densely populated areas. 

Lindsay also told us about her holiday home setup: 

‘‘Although I don’t want the kids on the Wi-Fi all the time we’re at the caravan because they can do that at home, we have put Wi-Fi and a router in our van. We’ve got a state-of-the-art aerial installed so we get a better signal. It’s important because most caravans have got features like Bluetooth speakers that work better on Wi-Fi than on mobile data.’’ 

Signal boosters vary on price but can generally be found for anything between £20 and £70 depending on the quality. We think they’re a worthwhile and savvy investment if you want the best Wi-Fi for static caravans possible. 

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Using your mobile phone as a hotspot

There’s no additional paid for plan for in-static caravan services at our parks, so all Haven Wi-Fi comes under a single park-centric offering as already described (if you choose not to purchase your own router with a sim card). Many of our owners have unlimited data on their phone payment plans, allowing them to use their phone as a hotspot to get the greatest possible internet speed when they need to access something on their other devices. 

Using your mobile phone as a hotspot is a great option that allows you unlimited access internet in a static caravan in the same, if not better way than holiday home Wi-Fi could give you in the beautiful, but often remote locations where are parks are based. 

Even if your phone contract does contain a limited amount of data, you can always put a monthly cap in place to avoid a sudden gut-wrenching bill coming out of browsing the internet in your holiday home. 

If you have questions about buying a holiday home, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 0333 202 1460 or request a call back.

Important information

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

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