A seasonal pitch is like a home from home for caravan owners and you can enjoy spending all of your spare time in your caravan when you book a seasonal pitch. Unlike other touring pitches, you can keep your caravan on your seasonal pitch at a holiday park for many months, so once you have set up camp, you won’t have to worry about doing it again during the camping season. Seasonal pitches prevent the hassle of towing your caravan every time you want to go away too, which is really advantageous. 


You do need to be careful when you’re booking a seasonal pitch though and it is important to ensure that you’re choosing the right pitch and the right campsite. With so many options available, you will need to do some research before booking for reasons such as; 


Not all campsites are made equal 


When you start comparing campsites for your seasonal pitch, you will soon realise that some are much more basic than others. Not all campsites offer the same facilities and having certain things on-site will be really useful when you have a seasonal pitch. 


Ideally, to ensure you have the best camping season, you should look for a campsite that offers things such as; electric hook-up, laundry facilities, and toilet and shower blocks. In addition to these essentials, extras like WiFi and children’s play parks can be advantageous too, especially if you’re going to have friends and family visit you throughout the season.


You will be spending a lot of time in the area


Due to the fact that you will be spending from March to January the following year on the same campsite, it is essential to ensure you make the right choice. If you choose a location that is in the middle of nowhere with very little to do locally, you’re likely to get quite bored. 


Often, it is beneficial to find a campsite that is only a few minutes away from towns and villages, and having lots of tourist attractions nearby can help to make the camping season much more enjoyable. Of course, being able to pop to a supermarket if needed or visit a restaurant for dinner if you’d like to is always favourable too, and being well-situated will help you create lasting memories with your loved ones. 


Seasonal pitches have different ongoing costs 


More often than not, you will have to pay a set price for the seasonal touring pitch you’re going to keep your caravan on. However, there are additional costs that you will need to take into consideration and if you choose the wrong pitch, these costs can be extremely expensive. 


Depending on the budget you have in mind for your camping season, some seasonal pitches will be more suitable than others and it is always worthwhile taking into consideration all additional costs. For example, your electricity will probably be metered quarterly and you may have to pay for extra for day visitors as well. 


Your caravan will be kept here for most of the year 


Even when you’re not staying in your touring caravan, it will be kept on your seasonal pitch and it is crucial to ensure it will be safe. It can be easy to overlook the security systems on-site, but they will provide you with complete peace of mind. 


To prevent any worry in regards to leaving your caravan on your seasonal pitch, it is preferable to find a campsite that has suitable security. Ideally, your caravan should be protected by 24hr CCTV security and this can reduce the likelihood of break-ins or thefts. You will then be able to leave your caravan unattended knowing it will be completely safe. 


Finding campsites with seasonal pitches


Ultimately, it is so important to make sure you’re choosing the right seasonal pitch for the upcoming year and you shouldn’t rush this decision. If you’re looking for campsites with seasonal pitches in East Sussex, contact our team at Horam Manor Country Park. Our award-winning leisure park is the perfect place for a seasonal pitch and it is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty amidst the stunning countryside. We offer a wide range of camping pitches and we pride ourselves on being a family and pet-friendly park with excellent hospitality. To find out more about Horam Manor Country Park or the seasonal pitches we provide, feel free to explore the rest of our website today.