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Old 20-03-2017, 01:31
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We are a family who currently have a tourer and are thinking of the possibility of a static.

We like the east coast and Filey area.

Just wondered what the site fees were now days?

Ideally a site with a bit of entertainment or something close by with no age limit as we would probably have to start with a budget van. Would be prepared to sacrifice the entertainment if there was a vast price difference.

Thanks in advance
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Old 20-03-2017, 15:44
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As a rule of thumb holiday park sites with entertainment, pool ect can set you back a small fortune park resorts that we checked were wanting around 5k all in plus you usual gas/electric these type of sites usually have an age limit on vans and you will probably end up paying more for an older van we were quoted over 25k for a 2005 model van ( quickly walked away ) we opted for a small private quiet site 11 month season with fees of 1330 no age restriction on vans and was able to get a 5 year old van for a good price with 1st years fees free it all depends what you are looking for, and what your expectations are best bet is pick an area and check out private/commercial sites and see what they have to offer.
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Our site fee's were around 2700 this year but I think new owners have to pay an extra 400 they kept it lower for existing owners - weird set up but glad I was on the right side of it ! Don't forget to add on for running costs mine are around 500 inclusive of insurance, gas bottles, electric, drain downs. Good idea not to pay too much for a first static just in case you don't take to it.
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Ours is about 3.2k including local taxes but excluding insurance, gas and electricity. Eleven month season on beautiful site in Snowdonia, with a small hotel, bar and restaurant. Flexible fifteen-year age limit on vans.

Hope this helps.
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Old 21-03-2017, 11:26
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All parks are different. It's just a matter of surfing the internet checking them all in your preferred area. I tend to think private sites can be better than the larger sites, but I'm sure other members will have a different opinion. It all comes down to what facilities you want and what you want to pay in fees.

Good luck with your search. I think you will enjoy the extra space and facilities in the van. (Flushing toilets etc).
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Hello All

We are a family who currently have a tourer and are thinking of the possibility of a static.

We like the east coast and Filey area.

Just wondered what the site fees were now days?

Ideally a site with a bit of entertainment or something close by with no age limit as we would probably have to start with a budget van. Would be prepared to sacrifice the entertainment if there was a vast price difference.

Thanks in advance
As with everything, there is a great variation in price charged on parks, usually directly related to the amount of facilities on offer.
The main thing is, do your homework first and take your time.
It's 1) Location 2) The right park for you and 3) Caravan that best suits your family.
Good luck.
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Old 21-03-2017, 19:45
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Thanks for your replies
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Old 21-03-2017, 19:46
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As a rule of thumb holiday park sites with entertainment, pool ect can set you back a small fortune park resorts that we checked were wanting around 5k all in plus you usual gas/electric these type of sites usually have an age limit on vans and you will probably end up paying more for an older van we were quoted over 25k for a 2005 model van ( quickly walked away ) we opted for a small private quiet site 11 month season with fees of 1330 no age restriction on vans and was able to get a 5 year old van for a good price with 1st years fees free it all depends what you are looking for, and what your expectations are best bet is pick an area and check out private/commercial sites and see what they have to offer.

That sounds ok where abouts is that site?
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