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Safety matters from the moment you drive on to your pitch, never drive at more than a walking pace on site and please observe the speed restrictions which are usually set at 5mph. A walk round the site can be a relaxing way to start your holiday and this can also be a good way to familiarise yourself with the surroundings. Even if you have been there before, alterations to the layout and facilities may have changed since your last visit.
If the site has a swimming pool, check the depth at the deep and shallow ends – and make sure everyone in the family knows which is which! Watch out for slippery surfaces and other hazards and look for safety equipment. Find out when the pool is supervised by a life guard.
Beachside sites have other hazards, too. Read warning notices and make sure you know the exact meaning of safety flags or signs that could indicate unsafe bathing areas, strong tides or an area patrolled by lifeguards. Find out about strong currents if you are swimming and wind strength and direction if you are sailing or windsurfing.
Please be careful and considerate if you are on a site that allows barbecues. Keep your barbecue away from other caravans as well as your own and its always a good idea to keep a bucket of water handy for emergencies.
Usually the caravan will not be provided with bed linen and towels. Please discuss this at the time of booking with the caravan owner. Some static caravan sites do have the facility to hire for a small charge and a deposit.
(Information supplied by the Department of Agriculture)
From the 1 January 2012 the EU rules regarding pet travel from the UK to Ireland changed. However, pet owners travelling should not experience any changes on the ground. Full details can be found at defra.gov.uk [ Read More ]
In most instances electricity and gas are included in the rental price of the caravan but to be 100% sure please confirm this when booking with the caravan owner.
Usually the arrival times will be any time from 3pm especially during peak season. This is to allow the owner or caretaker of the caravan enough time to clean and prepare following the departure of the previous occupants. The standard departure time is 10.00am but this may vary according to the owners preferences. Please discuss this at the time of booking.
When you make a booking with the owner you are entering into a legally binding contract directly with the owner of the caravan. Any assistance provided by UK Caravan Breaks in resolving a dispute in relation to your booking is provided on a goodwill basis and in our capacity as an Agent. Any problem must be reported immediately, as you will appreciate that complaints made after your occupancy can in most instances be difficult to resolve.
We strongly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance. It is there to provide protection from the financial risks associated with going on holiday whether it be in the Uk or abroad. Therefore we highly recommend that you arrange holiday/travel/cancellation insurance appropriate to your own circumstances to minimise these risks, as once the booking is cancelled, no refund will be issued by UK Caravan Breaks as we are purely the advertising agent for the caravan owner.
If you need to alter your booking, in the first instance please contact the owner to discuss the changes.