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North Wales Beaches to Visit this Summer

30 April 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

North Wales beaches will be busy this summer, as they are every year, but more so as international visitors take advantage of the “Brexit pound”. Because the Welsh coastline spans three sides of the country beaches can be found close to cities beside rural settlements.  It’s not unusual to find a beach close to a University town in North Wales or near a castle.    There is an enigmatic mix of ancient and modern settings in the coasta...

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Colwyn Bay Promenade hosts Prom Xtra 2017

21 April 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

Heading to your holiday home at Golden Gate Holiday Centre around the 13 May? Don’t miss Prom Xtra on Colwyn Bay Promenade!   Held on the beach it promises to be one of the best family days out ever! And it’s free to enter!   There will be plenty of activities for everybody to enjoy including water sports provided by Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre. Beach sports will also b...

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View Caravans for Sale in Towyn and Rhyl

7 April 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

So you want to view caravans for sale in Towyn and Rhyl? While we are enormous fans of caravan holidays in, we know that not everyone thinks the same way. Could it be that your other half isn’t as keen as you about buying a new static caravan in North Wales? Are they not convinced that it's just what you need for those fantastic, fun-filled, family holidays?   There is a typical s...

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Pros and Cons of Touring and Static Caravans

29 March 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

The uncertainty of Brexit may be the reason that many Brits are ‘staycationing’ in their touring and static caravans. With Easter just a couple of weeks away, it’s likely that more than 3.5 million people will visit UK campsites, caravan holiday centres and leisure parks.   If you are considering buying a caravan you have two options – touring and static carav...

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Celebrating Easter in North Wales? Join in Local Traditions!

15 March 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

There’s nothing quite like celebrating Easter in North Wales! If you are spending the holiday in your static caravan check these out:   Ancient traditions On Easter Sunday (Palm Sunday) you’ll find many Welsh people tending the graves of their dearly departed. The graves become a burst of colour with an array of spring flowers including the renowned, bright yellow daffodils.   On Good Friday you won’t see too m...

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Static Caravans vs Mobile Homes

28 February 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

With the many advertisements offering caravans for sale, we might be forgiven for thinking Static Caravans vs mobile homes represents a choice.   Actually Static Caravans are mobile homes and vice versa. Depending on your nationality they might also be referred to as:         Véhicules terrestres habitables -...

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Great Things to do in North Wales with the Kids

14 February 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

You might think that there aren’t many things to do in North Wales with the kids, out of season. But you will be surprised!   With holiday lodges being used all year round, North Wales has stepped up its game in the tourist stakes. Here is our choice of activities that we know children enjoy with their parents.   Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay Most children love seeing animals. But a trip to the We...

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Take a 2017 Holiday on a Static Caravan Park in North Wales

7 February 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

There is always a sense of anticipation on the way to a Static Caravan Park in North Wales. You know you are embarking on an adventure.   Holiday parks in North Wales are always busy during peak periods and often out of season. This is not surprising considering all they have to offer.  Most provide exciting activities, both indoor and outdoor. There is so much to do ...

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5 Great Reasons to Choose North Wales for Summer Holidays 2017

31 January 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

Never visited North Wales? Thousands of tourists and holidaymakers flock to this region every year. Here is why it’s a great destination for summer holidays 2017.   Fantastic holiday parks For families, it’s an important factor to get affordable accommodation. Caravan holiday parks provide the least expensive when compared to hotels, cottages or B&Bs....

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Check out UK Caravan Parks for Easter Holidays

23 January 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

Taking children on holiday in Britain is restricted rigidly to out of term times. More parents are now considering UK Caravan Parks for holidays than ever before.   This year school Easter holidays are between 31 March and 17 April. Naturally, as is the case every year, flights abroad are more expensive.  Owning your own holiday home on a UK Caravan Park has many advantages. No worrie...

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Adventure Playground Boost for Caravan Holidays in Wales

15 January 2017  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

Caravan holidays in Wales have always been popular but never more so that last year when one attraction boosted the North Wales economy by £121 million.   North Wales is achieving and enviable reputation as the best adventure playground in Britain and not least due to the efforts of Zip World.     Zip World This company’s ingenuity in creating Europe’s fastest and longest zip wire has at...

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How to Avoid Problems with Static Caravan Rentals in 2017

31 December 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

As we approach the New Year and start thinking about static caravan rentals, it’s worth reviewing our strategy.   Most guests are great but there’s occasionally the odd one or two that can cause numerous problems unless we adopt measures to avoid them.  Seasoned owners who have rented out their caravan regularly will have got over all the hurdles, but if you’re new to rentals here is some advice:     ...

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Swapping Towyn Caravan Parks for Somewhere Different

23 December 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

Holiday home owners return year on year to Towyn Caravan Parks. Loving the area is part of the reason they bought. But what about swapping Caravan Parks?   Holiday Home Swapping is a service where you can register you caravan or holiday lodge. It allows you to occasionally take a break by swapping your holiday home for someone else’s. So owners on Towyn Caravan Parks can swap with other owners on say, caravan parks in Scotland. Anyon...

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Towyn Caravan Parks Have so Much to Offer

15 December 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

Towyn caravan parks are some of the most popular in Wales. It’s hardly surprising when you consider what’s on offer in and around them.   Whether you are considering buying a static caravan or renting one for a holiday, Towyn in North Wales is an excellent location choice. It’s a classic, traditional seaside resort with so much to do for all the family. A two week holiday is barely enough time to fit in a quarter of what you can ...

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Tour and Buy on Family Holiday Parks in North Wales

28 November 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

If you have spent one holiday or more on family holiday parks in North Wales, the chances are you may consider buying your own static caravan.   Over the many years that families have been coming to Golden Gate Holiday Centre, we have noticed this trend.  During the past year with uncertainty about Brexit and unfavourable currency exchange rates enquiries about caravans for sale have ...

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Static Caravans to Let or not to Let – Part 1 – Restrictions

20 November 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

There are plenty of Static Caravans to let in the UK but as an owner, what are the pros and cons of letting your holiday home? Here is some practical advice.   Letting your static caravan at times when you are not using it is an excellent method of recouping some of the running and maintenance costs. If you get it right you can benefit greatly. However, there are a number of things you need to be aware of. In the first...

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Preparing Your Static Caravan for Winter

11 November 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

It's that time of the year again when preparing your Static Caravan for winter is important. See our other post about preparing your static for the winter season here.   During the summer months, while you are spending extended holiday periods at your holiday home, you are on hand to immediately resolve any maint...

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Join in the North Wales Bonfire Night Celebrations

31 October 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

If you’re spending a late Autumn break, or a mini weekend at your static caravan chances are you might want to join in some North Wales Bonfire celebrations.   Can you believe that it’s now November, which conjures up pictures of cosy nights in front of the fire watching TV. The shops now filling up with wonderful Christmas goodies and of course the traditional British celebration of Guy Fawkes Night.   Stay safe this bonfire nigh...

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Used Caravans for sale at Golden Gate Holiday Centre

20 October 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

It’s a good idea to view used caravans for sale at Golden Gate Holiday Centre at this time of the year. The Park is closing down for the winter and caravans vacant.   Many used caravans on the Park are rented out during peak season and sometimes throughout the entire Park opening time.  This means that viewings can be difficult if the caravans are occupied.  In the...

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Halloween in North Wales – Some of the Best Scary and Spine Tingling Events

6 October 2016  | Comments Off By |   Golden Gate Holiday Centre

Halloween in North Wales is going to be unbelievably scary this year with plenty of activities for all the family.   Can you believe that already the leaves are falling from the trees, nights are getting darker much earlier, and it’s only a few days until Halloween? It’s thought that many of our Halloween traditions originated in the USA. However, it’s also recognised that they started off as Celtic harvest festivals, with pagan ...

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