The Great British Holiday

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It’s been a tricky few months, we’ve seen a huge change to our everyday lives, and because of this, we are all ready for a well-deserved holiday! In its 100 years of thriving, Lyons Holiday Parks has faced some tough situations but has always been resilient and continued to offer the great British holidaymaker a holiday to remember.

It is no surprise that holiday home holidays are gaining more popularity, they grant the opportunity to explore your homeland whilst being easy on the bank . The continued support and loyalty have turned holiday parks into a great British institution.  Whether you’re a seasoned ‘vanner’ or a newbie who’s considering a staycation for the first time, here is our quick guide to all caravans great or small.
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For the love of Caravans

For those not well versed in the love of a staycation caravan holiday, there are generally two types you can enjoy: touring and static. Touring caravans can either take you up and down the country or be pitched permanently on a touring park of your choice, like Lyons St Marys. Companies such as Bailey, Swift, Elddis and T@b are a popular choice for tourers. These portable vans come in all shapes and sizes from tiny but comfortable living spaces to larger more family-friendly designs, there is a tourer out there for everyone. And the best bit, the cost is friendly to your wallet!

Lyons Mascots with three children enjoying lunch

Static Caravan Holidays

Like tourers, Static Caravans are a cost-effective way to give the family a break throughout the year. With single wide and cuddle wide vans, there is plenty of space for families of all sizes. A number of these static caravans feel more like a modern chalet with mod-cons such as dishwashers, washing machines, flat-screen TVs and even hot tubs.  Static Caravan Holidays are an excellent option for all ages, especially as many holiday parks are family-friendly  with facilities such as pools, clubhouses, kid’s clubs, sports and games and the added extras that make a British Holiday a British Holiday.

A Staycation may be the best option for 2020, but you won’t be missing out on the abroad feeling with holiday parks feeling more like resorts, offering a relaxing or fun-filled time away.


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The latest member of the Beach Buddies is ZeZe! After Leo, Milo and Hetty enjoyed the delights of Mombasa Beach and the Chalbi desert on their backpacking trip through Kenya, they made a friend in ZeZe, the sassy, rockin’ and dazzling Zebra. ZeZe has a natural flair for playing any instrument available to her and she loves writing songs for her friends. Much to the delight of Hetty who loves a boogie.

You can catch ZeZe at ZeZe’s Eco Fashion, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and ZeZe’s Birthday Party. Check the events calendar for more details.

Milo loves to tell jokes… “Why did the monkey take its banana to the doctors? It wasn’t peeling good.”

A cheeky-chappie who loves to joke, Milo is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING! You will often see Milo bounding around park, full of energy. Milo absolutely loves all things bananas; Banana bread, banana
cookies, banana milk! Milo’s favourite dance move is the “banana split!”, letting his creativity shine when he’s rapping and dancing, Milo loves joining Hetty in making up new, cool moves. The laughter never stops when Milo is around with his funny jokes, friendly pranks and infectious chuckle! Milo’s good-nature and zest for
life, means you just want to be around him all the time.

You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

Cool and smart, Leo is definitely, the “mane” man!

Full of energy, Leo is a probably the coolest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves making new friends! You will often find Leo socialising with all his friends and hosting the best parties. Keeping active is Leo’s favourite way to spend his time! Leo will try any sport or activity from playing basketball and football to archery, becoming a master of them all! Smart, logical and grounded, Leo leads his Buddies, always thinking of games and exciting activities. You can’t help but smile when Leo is around.

You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

Hetty always says, “I’m gonna hippo-pot-a-miss you!” When it's time to say goodbye

The quietest of all her friends with a big imagination, Hetty always has the most fantastical, creative ideas and believes that all dreams can come true! Hetty can often be found dancing around park and making up new moves with Milo for her friends to join in all her dances. Hetty loves all things colourful and covered in sparkles, her favourite colour is pink… all shades of pink! Baby pink, bubble-gum pink, flamingo… She loves them all! Kind-hearted and loveable, Hetty loves to meet new friends and giving them all a big hippo hug. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you meet Hetty.

Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.