Caravans at Haven

How to save money on a self-catering holiday in the UK

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Self-catering is an increasingly popular choice for holidaymakers in the UK looking for great value during their time away. At Haven, we believe you can have a coastal holiday to remember without breaking the bank. 

With 38 holiday parks across England, Scotland and Wales, there are plenty of options to choose from, all with nearby beaches, fascinating local attractions and lots to do. Best of all, we’re suitable for all the family, including your four-legged, canine friends. 

Here are some ways to make sure your money’s spent where it counts – on having a relaxing and memorable holiday with us.

Save money on accommodation with self-catering

By choosing self-catering accommodation in any of our caravans, lodges, or apartments, you’re already saving money compared to a hotel or bed and breakfast.  

How many hotels are happy to have a dog pouncing around the property? We love our furry friends at Haven, and provide plenty of facilities for them, with beach and trail walks within easy reach, and dog-friendly areas in most of our main restaurants. 

Save money on entertainment

Save money on entertainment
There's entertainment throughout the day and evening

Why travel into town and pay for expensive theatre shows or gigs when you can have plenty of entertainment steps from your accommodation? From comedy to music to bingo, quizzes and DJ nights, there’s always lots to do. 

We lay on loads of shows for the kids, and on fair weather days, there are plenty of outdoor events, ranger activities and nature trails. All of our parks have heated indoor pools (some have outdoor versions too!), so you can enjoy a splash around whatever the weather.

Reduce your travel budget

Reduce your travel budget

With a beach in easy reach of all our parks, and local towns with plenty to see and do, you won’t be driving for hours each day, or hopping on and off trains. That should help those pounds go a little further. 

Of course, your choice to opt for a classic British seaside break means you’ve already saved money on flights or the ferry, so give yourself a pat on the back. Why spend hours travelling, when you can enjoy that extra time on the beach, in the pool, or walking the scenic coastline?

Save on food with homemade meals and discounts

Save on food with homemade meals and discounts

You’ll want to explore some of our on-site catering options as well as local restaurants, but maybe not for every meal. Unlike a hotel or bed and breakfast, you won’t have to budget for three meals per day, since all our accommodation comes with fitted kitchens and all mod cons. 

We have great value food and drink on site too, with big name brands ranging from Papa Johns and Cook’s to Burger King, plus pop-up local eateries and food vans. For extra value purchase our Haven Food and Drink Card and we’ll add 10% to your onsite dining budget.

Enjoy a unique seaside retreat for less

Check out our most unique seaside accommodation at our Rockley Park, Caister-on-Sea, and Perran Sands parks. We’ve created Deck and Beach Houses that offer creature comforts including patios and outdoor space, without costing a packet. 

Bring the outdoor in with these airy, unique alternatives to our traditional caravans and lodges.

Go off-season for extra savings

Go off-season for extra savings

Summer is our busiest season, but we also offer great value accommodation in spring and autumn, while some parks even offer Christmas and New Year packages. There are also great deals on half-term breaks and weekend getaways too. 

With our entertainment venues, restaurants, indoor pool, and easy access to lots of local attractions within an hour’s drive of each park, there’s no shortage of things to do year-round. 

A package to suit your budget

If you’re visiting our site as a base for local exploration, why not just pay for what you need? 

Opting for the full Haven package which gives you and your party play passes to our swimming, activities and entertainment, or you can choose a Haven Hideaway deal which includes a comfortable self-catering home plus restaurant and takeaway meal access, leaving you to choose your own local entertainment.  

All our holiday parks are situated in beautiful coastal landscapes with fascinating local attractions and lively towns to visit, so whichever package suits you, you won't be short of things to do.

Bring your dog for less: we’re pet friendly!

Bring your dog for less: we’re pet friendly!

Don’t pay for expensive kennels or doggy daycare while you’re away. A Haven holiday is designed for dogs too, with a great choice of dog-friendly self-catering accommodation. 

Your dog will love our sites, with their nature trails, nearby beaches, and proximity to lots of local walks. We’ve even compiled listings of the best local dog-friendly restaurants and pubs. That’s how much we love our four-legged visitors. 

However you decide to make savings, Haven offers some of the best value coastal holidays in Britain. We provide comfortable accommodation, exciting entertainment, and excellent cuisine all within easy reach of the beach. Now what could be better than that?

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