Park Holidays UK

Holiday park terminology guide

Navigating the world of holiday home ownership as a first-time buyer can be overwhelming due to the amount of industry terms and jargon. So, we’re here to simplify things by breaking down key terms you’ll come across as you embark on purchasing your dream holiday home away from home.


This refers to the amount of time the park is open during the year. At Park Holidays, our ownership seasons vary by park and range between 9 and 12 months. During this time, you have the flexibility to visit your holiday home as frequently as you like.

Static caravan

This term describes a permanently sited holiday home, differing from what some may perceive as a traditional caravan. Equipped with bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge area, static caravans encompass all the essential features you could need to live comfortably. We offer a great choice of static caravans and lodges for sale across more than 50 holiday parks in England, Scotland and Wales.

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A pitch refers to the designated area within a holiday park where your holiday home is placed. Holiday parks offer an array of pitches boasting scenic views including mountains, lakes, countryside and sea views. Just like selecting your holiday home, visiting the holiday park to assess the available pitches is crucial. When choosing your pitch consider factors beyond the view, such as sunlight exposure and the option of adding decking, to fully embrace the outdoor experience.

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Pitch/site fees

Pitch fees represent an additional but important cost, covering essential services to uphold the standards of the park. These services, which may vary depending on the park, typically encompass refuse and gas bottle collection, park lighting, maintenance team assistance, warranty coverage, and landscaping. To find out more, take a look at our exclusive costs to consider page

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Subletting, or letting out your holiday home, is a hassle-free way to earn money during the times you choose not to visit your holiday home. By letting your holiday home out to holidaymakers while you’re not there, you can earn an income which will then go towards your holiday home running costs. Take a look at our letting services to find out more.

Owners only park

If you choose a park that is owners only, this means that only you, your friends and your family can use your holiday home. Owner’s only parks are perfect for those looking for something with a real community feel and a more peaceful and personalised experience. It’s important to remember that if you choose an owner-only park, you are unable to let out your holiday home to holidaymakers, which people tend to do to help offset their running costs when they aren’t using their holiday home.

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Your new holiday home lifestyle

Choosing to invest in a holiday home lifestyle is a big decision, but also an incredibly exciting one. If you have any queries or would like to visit one of our stunning parks and view our latest caravans and lodges for sale, get in touch with our team today.

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