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Waveney River Centre Offers 2014

New Brochure and Loyalty Rewards

Our new brochure for 2014 is out and – if you’re on our mailing list – will be on your doormat any day. If you’ve not received yours then please contact us to request a copy, or you can download it from our website.

What’s new for 2014?

  • All inclusive lodge holidays – everything you need is in the price you see. Gas & electric, linen & towels, swimming, WiFi – even use of our ferry to Carlton Marshes is included in your holiday. This could save you up to £145 per week.
  • Lodges with hot tubs – you asked, we gave in! Two of our lodges now have private hot tubs for a truly relaxing experience at any time of year.

    Waveney River Centre Holiday Lodges

    Waveney River Centre Holiday Lodges

  • New look Waveney Inn – a new bar & restaurant and a new management team – ready to welcome you with a locally sourced menu and a great atmosphere (opening late March 2014).
  • Escape Pods – Eddie’s Camping Pods have been a big hit this year and there’ll be more for 2014 – it’s glamping at its best!

Eddie’s rewards

Our reward scheme not only rewards your loyalty as a returning customer with a 5% discount from your holidays, but you get credits every time you refer a friend who books a Waveney River Centre holiday. You can use your credits as payment for future bookings with us – so if you refer enough people, you could have a free holiday!

Here’s how it works. We’ve given you a unique promotional code – EDR-NIBL22053 – which you can use on our website to get your 5% discount. Now for the clever bit. If your friends use this code then not only do they get 5% discount from their holiday – but you get the same amount credited to your EddiePot! The more people who book from your recommendation, the more credits you earn, and the closer you get to your free holiday. So get sharing!

We hope you enjoy the new brochure and are inspired to plan next year’s holiday. As always you can book online using our website, or call our friendly team on 01502-677343.

5 Things to Consider when Buying a Used Caravan

Save on summer travel expenses by buying a used caravan. Caravans tend to be more affordable than camper vans because they are towed and don’t have engines. You’ll find that some may cost less than a thousand pounds. Caravan insurance can also be just as affordable.

Successful caravan purchases depend on several factors. Familiarize yourself with the prospect of caravan ownership. Speak to others who own them. Borrow one and test it out if you’ve never camped in a caravan before. Then follow five essential steps to ensure that your final purchase suits your needs.

Research and Collect Information

Lots of research ensures a successful purchase. Collect information about caravan layouts and models. Read caravan reviews online. Document your vehicle’s maximum towing weight as this information is key to finding a caravan that’s suitable for use with your towing vehicle. Note that caravan widths also dictate the type of vehicle that must tow it. Inquire about the cost of insuring the caravan you’re most interested in purchasing.

Choose a Suitable Caravan Size

Large caravans are often luxurious, however, ease of road handling and insurance or fuel costs can make some buyers reconsider their interest in a larger size caravan. Think carefully about size as it will impact the cost of your journeys as well your comfort. Choose a size that comfortably accommodates the number of people who will be sleeping in the caravan when you’re out camping.

Caravan size can also influence how safe you’ll be on the road. The weight of the caravan and its tow vehicle must remain within limits recommended by manufacturers.

Investigate the Caravan’s History

Bad things can happen to caravans. Some may have been immersed in a flood, others may have been stolen. Make sure that the caravan’s identifying numbers and description matches what’s on official record. Familiarize yourself with the seller’s history, too. Make sure you buy your caravan from a trustworthy seller and don’t be afraid of asking lots of questions.

Perform a Visual Inspection

Look for signs that a caravan may be uninhabitable or in need of expensive repairs. Indicators of trouble include mold, evidence of leaking and discoloration. Check around the caravan’s windows and take a look at its ceiling and walls. Caravan flooring can also suffer water damage, so make sure it doesn’t feel spongy as you walk on it. Perform a visual inspection of cabinets and storage lockers, too. Consider taking a damp meter from a hardware store with you to measure the amount of damp inside of the caravan.

After you’re sure the vehicle is watertight and free of mould and damp, check the caravan’s chassis, suspension and hitch. Repairs in these areas of the caravan can be expensive and can wreck a successful purchase. New paint beneath the caravan could be an indicator of an attempt to hide corrosion.

Before you finish with a visual inspection, look for signs of neglect that can impact the caravan’s mechanical functioning, such a poorly greased parts, split rubber and make-shift electrical repairs.

Conduct a Mechanical Inspection

Check the caravan’s hitch, doors, windows, support legs, and wheels. These should all move freely and be in acceptable condition. Test the caravan’s handbrake. Turn on the electricity and check the condition of the caravan’s electrical system. Inspect the caravan’s gas flow to burners and heaters as well. Depending on the caravan’s cost, a professional inspection may be worthwhile.

Once you have your own caravan there are a number of online resources offering services specifically to caravan owners. The Caravan Club is one of them. They provides services for caravan, motorhome and trailer tent owners, as well as offering a superb choice of quality caravan parks and caravan sites in the UK and Ireland

Self Catering, Camping and Caravan Holidays in Scotland

Holiday Parks is a series of high quality award winning family holiday
parks in Scotland.

You can enjoy activity holidays, short breaks or family holidays in
Scotland in our fantastic range of self-catering accommodation including
Pinelodges and Thistle Award Caravan holiday homes.

Touring pitches are available at all of our caravan sites and we welcome
Touring Caravans and Motorhomes.  Several of our parks have tent pitches
for camping.

If you would prefer to buy a holiday home in Scotland we have a range of
new and second hand caravan holiday homes, pinelodges and holiday chalets
for sale.

Parks consist of

Balgair Castle Stirlingshire

Corriefodly Holiday Park  Perthshire

Lomonds Wood Holiday Park Dunbartonshire

Deeside Holiday Park Aberdeenshire


Camping and Campsites In Kent

Kent is an idyllic rural  part of the world  if your old like me your remember the ‘Darling Buds Of May’ which was a TV series in the 80’s depicting life in and around the Kent Countryside in the 1950’s with David Jason Katherine Zeta Jones. There were an amazing image of thatch houses and quaint pubs.

There is much to see and do in the area so camping an cost effective way of touring around the area. Take a tour of the Chatham Dock Yard.

For you historians the White Cliffs of Dover are a must. Dover Castle is an English Heritage Site.

There are many Blue flag beaches along the coast. There are many parks and sites along the coast. Book a family holiday at one of Park Holiday UK great Parks in Sheerness  .

Warden SpringsWarden Spings Park Resorts offers a great family holiday with childrens clubs and entertainment in Peak Season.

Broadhembury in Ashford in  Kent is a camping park offering a peaceful holiday for Familys to make their own entertainment


Camping In Debyshire The Peak District National Park

Beech Croft Farm Caravan and Camping Park is a small family run site ideally situated for exploring the peak district. Nearby we have charming towns and villages for you to visit.

It is right in the heart of and makes an ideal base for exploring the Peak District National Park.

This quiet caravan park is beautifully situated, nestling in a sheltered meadow, with stunning views of the rolling Derbyshire hills.

The Park is located on the Pennine Bridleway, with the Monsal Trail and Limestone Way both nearby. Local places to visit include Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton and Chatsworth House.


Touring Caravans, Motor Caravans and Family Tents are welcome! There are 30 hardstanding caravan pitches all with 16amp electric hook-up, water tap & TV aerial socket. There are 3 camping areas  providing prepayment card 16amp electric hook ups for anyone that wants to use them. The park offers excellent facilities including a new heated toilet and shower block. We have a shop on site offering basic provisions and we also sell Calor and Camping Gaz.