Adult Only Touring Caravan Parks
18 Years Young for Adults Touring & Tranquil Touring Parks
Adult only touring parks are a popular choice for grown-ups who prefer child-free relaxation in their leisure time. And today, there are almost 500 adult caravan sites to choose from across the U.K..
The popularity of adult only touring is much more than parks just having a 'child-free' policy. Guests seek well maintained parks with clean, high-grade facilities set in peaceful countryside or coastal locations.
In addition, the same customers typically spend more leisure time caravanning each year and are more likely to tour all year-round, so a large proportion of adult touring parks offer all weather, year-round facilities.
Throughout the last 18 years, one group of independent adult caravan site operators has been influential in providing guests with the widest choice of quality facilities and locations, Tranquil Touring Parks.
Its successor, 'Tranquil Parks' remains at the forefront of the adult only camping sector today and, 18 years on, attracting younger guests combining a campervan or glamping lifestyle with a bit of peace and quiet.
When Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park adopted an adult only policy shortly after opening in 1992, there were no internet camping directories and very few caravan magazines. Most caravanners will have used Caravan-site-finder
at some time, though may be surprised to learn it was probably the only national online campsite directory when it launched in 1998. Adult only caravan sites immediately appealed to teachers and childcare professionals for whom child-free surroundings was the preferred holiday.
Word spread by individual recommendation, supplemented by an occasional magazine feature.
Ray Betton, Bath Chew Valley's then owner, saw the future for adult touring parks in developing new guest facilities and collaborating with other park owners to offer more quality-assured adult campsites.
Ray set about networking with other adult only touring parks to give customers more choice, listing 70 adult only caravan sites across the country.
The result was an inaugural meeting of the 'Association of Adult Touring Parks'
21 March 2000, which agreed independent annual inspection by tourism authority would be a membership requirement.
70 potential caravan site members became just 16. The Association thrived and grew as member parks developed all-weather touring pitches, full-service pitches, luxury solo shower-rooms and a host of other facilities preferred by adult guests.
The 'Association' later became Tranquil Touring Parks Ltd. which retains this demanding standard, requiring all member parks to achieve a minimum 4 Star or 4 Pennant grading.
Ray Betton, now retired, still lives close to his family's very tranquil touring park in Somerset. You won't be surprised to learn that Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park has been voted the UK's
Best Adult Only Caravan Site in 2018, making it nine times since 2009, as well as the UK's Best Open All Year Touring Park.
Now with 39 members, 26 of which open all year-round or have extended open seasons, Tranquil Touring Parks provides a convenient online guest directory making adult only touring caravan sites easy to find:
Visit Tranquil Touring Parks ' website.
View or print Tranquil Touring Parks ' brochure.