Adult Only Touring Caravan Parks
20 Years of Adults Only Touring & Tranquil Touring Parks
Adult only touring parks are a popular choice for grown-ups who prefer child-free relaxation for their leisure time. There are almost 700 adult caravan sites throughout the UK.
The popularity of adult only touring is much more than parks just having a 'child-free' policy. Guests seek well maintained parks with clean, high-grade facilities set in peaceful countryside or coastal locations.
In addition, those customers typically spend more leisure time caravanning each year. They are more likely to tour all year-round. So a large proportion of adult touring parks offer all weather, open all year facilities.
Over the last 20 years, one group of adult caravan site operators, Tranquil Touring Parks, led the sector providing guests with the best choice of quality facilities and locations.
Its successor, 'Tranquil Parks' remains at the top of adult only camping today. It is now attracting younger guests who want to combine a campervan or glamping lifestyle with peace and quiet.
When Bath Chew Valley became an adult only caravan park in 1992, there weren't internet camping directories and very few caravan magazines. Most caravanners will have used Caravan-site-finder
at some time, and may be surprised to learn it was probably the only national online campsite directory when it launched in 1998. Adult only caravan sites immediately appealed to teachers and childcare professionals for whom child-free surroundings was the preferred holiday.
Word spread by personal recommendation, supplemented by magazine features.
Ray Betton, Bath Chew Valley's then owner, thought the future for adult touring parks was to develop new guest facilities and collaborating with other park owners to offer the best quality-assured adult campsites.
Ray set about networking with other adult only touring parks to give customers more choice, listing 70 adult only caravan sites across the country.
The result was the first meeting of the 'Association of Adult Touring Parks'
in March 2000. The Association thrived and grew as member parks developed all-weather touring pitches, full-service pitches, luxury solo shower-rooms and a host of other facilities adults prefer.
That 'Association' became Tranquil Touring Parks Ltd. Today, Tranquil Parks' members are again moving forward, offering a wide choice of glamping accommodation for adult only guests. Bath Chew Valley also offer two luxury glamping lodges, just for adults.
Ray Betton, now retired, still lives close to his family's very tranquil touring park in Somerset. One of Ray's legacies is an agreement that all Tranquil Parks require annual inspection by an independent
tourism authority to meet a minimum 4 Star or 4 Pennant membership standard.
You won't be surprised to learn that Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park has been voted the UK's
Best Adult Only Caravan Site in 2019, making it 11 times since 2009, as well as the UK's Best Open All Year Touring Park in 2018.
Now with 43 member parks, 29 of which open all year-round or opening for long seasons, Tranquil Touring Parks provides a convenient online guest directory making adult only touring caravan sites easy to find:
Find the Best adult only caravan parks at Tranquil Touring Parks' website.
View or print Tranquil Parks Adult Touring Parks brochure.