When you enjoy a summer holiday break in the sun, it’s easy to dream of owning your own place where you can get away from it each and every year. Well the good news is here at Lyons we want to make that dream a reality, and there’s never been a better time than now to do so. That’s because with the season starting to slow down it’s the perfect time to revisit your dream destination and see what it’s really like. Out of season some parks can be less inviting than they were, so don’t make quite the right place to retire for autumn or spring weekend breaks. So we thought we’d help you see whether your dream destination has all the things you might be looking for out of the high summer season. Local facilities Do the local restaurants and pubs stay open when the majority of summer season holidaymakers have gone home? Popping back in autumn will give you an idea of what will be on offer when you head back to your holiday home for a short break. For example, visitors to Lyons Mounds Holiday Park near Gwespyr will find the excellent Lodge Inn, open all year round serving delicious meals and even selling excellent locally grown farm produce. Local businesses In autumn you’ll also have time to do some really useful research by talking to people involved in local businesses. For example, near to our Lido beach holiday park you’ll find a quality local and family owned butchers. That means you can pop in to Phil The Butchers in Prestatyn any time of year to pick up a prime cut to cook in your holiday home. Local activities When you head back to your destination of choice it’s a good idea to check notice boards for information about local groups, clubs and societies. Finding out what the locals get up to is essential if you want to take part in activities and groups yourself when you stay at your holiday home. For example, St Asaph, near to several of our parks, has a number of local groups ranging from naturalist societies to music, dance and drama groups and much more. The town also has a thriving what’s on scene, so there’s plenty to do all year round – as there is in towns near to all our parks.Why else should you buy a holiday home? There are a number of additional reasons, but chief among them is the fact holiday parks letting holiday homes on behalf of owners have seen year-on-year increases in bookings of more than 18 per cent in the last two years, so you can rest assured of a return on investment.It’s also a popular time to make a purchase, with demand for static caravans up by 56 per cent in the first of half of this year compared with 2014. Experts believe this is because the trend for Great British staycations has continued to grow steadily because of the longer term benefits and cost effectiveness of owning your own holiday home – so why not make a step toward securing a fantastic future of family holidays today by buying static caravans for sale in North Wales?