Whether you own a touring caravan or a motorhome, it is likely that you will be starting to think about your summer holidays for next year. With staycations continuing to soar in popularity, lots of people are planning ahead to ensure that they’re able to visit the places they want to in 2022 and it is beneficial to start looking at different campsites across the country now. 


It isn’t uncommon for people with touring caravans and motorhomes to book seasonal pitches to stay on as well and this is a brilliant option to consider for the upcoming year. There are multiple advantages to having a seasonal pitch on a well-located campsite or holiday park and if you’ve never considered booking this type of pitch before, 2022 really is the perfect time to do so and here’s why; 


What are seasonal pitches?


Simply put, a seasonal pitch is a unique type of pitch on a campsite or holiday park where you can keep your touring caravan or motorhome for the whole season. Commonly, the ‘season’ refers to March – January each year and when renting a seasonal pitch, during this time you can stay at the campsite as frequently as you would like to. 


Ultimately, a seasonal pitch is like having a home away from home throughout the spring, summer and autumn months. With both hardstanding and grass pitches available, as well as electric hook-up pitches, you can easily find the perfect spot for your touring caravan or motorhome for the season. Not to mention, you can use all of the facilities on-site whenever you visit your seasonal pitch as well. 


Why do people book seasonal pitches?


People choose to book seasonal pitches for different reasons, but there are lots of things that make this type of pitch appealing to all touring caravan and motorhome owners, such as;


Make seasonal holidays incredibly convenient


Going on holiday couldn’t be easier when you have a seasonal pitch. Being able to keep your touring caravan or motorhome on the pitch for the whole season prevents you from needing to tow or drive somewhere new before you can start your holiday. You can simply turn up to your pitch and start relaxing, it’s a completely hassle-free way to holiday. 


You can always rest assured knowing that your touring caravan or motorhome will be safe whilst it’s on the campsite too. So, you won’t need to worry about it in-between visits either. 


Explore everything the local area has to offer


Having a seasonal pitch provides you with the perfect opportunity to become a local in a new part of the country. You can stay in the countryside for a quiet getaway and enjoy exploring the towns and villages in the local area. Using the same pitch for the whole of the season will prevent you from missing out on must-see places and must-do activities too, and you will soon find new favourite restaurants, bars and cafes to visit during your visits.


Save money on your summer holidays


Although the upfront cost of a season pitch might seem quite expensive, when you break this down to price-per-use, your holidays throughout the year will be incredibly affordable. By simply paying one fixed all-inclusive price for the whole season, you won’t have to worry about extra fees for early check-ins and late check-outs or extortionate pitch fees during the summer months either, and it is likely that you will end up saving money in the long run. 


Finding the best campsites in Essex with seasonal pitches 


All in all, it is easy to see why seasonal pitches are so popular amongst those who own touring caravans and motorhomes, and it is definitely worthwhile considering renting a seasonal pitch next year. With staycations predicted to be just as popular next year as they have been this year, 2022 really is the perfect time to try having a seasonal camping pitch for the first time.


Should you be trying to find the best campsites in Essex with seasonal pitches, look no further than Colchester Country Park. Our holiday park is undeniably a brilliant location for a seasonal pitch and with 122 meticulously maintained touring pitches available, we will do all we can to accommodate your needs. The facilities we have on-site really are second to none and we always endeavour to make each and every visit as comfortable and memorable as possible, regardless of how many times you stay with us between March and January. You can learn more about our seasonal pitches on our website today.