Archive for March, 2016

It’s Summer!!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

British Summer Time is officially here! So, when’s your first trip out and about in the beautiful British countryside?

And where are you going to go?

 

We’d highly recommend a beautiful spot called North Norfolk!

 

Obviously, a top attraction is visiting us at Caravan Accessory Shop’s actual real life shop premises! Find us HERE!

Plus you can Meet the Staff and see our Newly Extended Shop Floor!

 

If that’s not enough of a draw for you would you like to know what else you could do in the local area?

 

See the Seals

Visit the Poppy Line to see the Steam Train

Go boating on the Broads

Get a taste of the exotic at Amazona Zoo

Eat delicious Fish & Chips

Visit sunny Sheringham

Go to Cromer

Walk along the cliffs

Visit National Trust estates Felbrigg, Sheringham Park, Blickling and more…

Throw your kids off a tall tower at Hilltop (attached to a zip line, obviously!)

Visit Norwich, Cathedral City of museums, heritage, markets and great food

See the Sea at Sealife Hunstanton or Great Yarmouth

Go wild at BeWILDerwood

Be all theatrical at Sheringham’s Little Theatre

And so much more!!!

 

OK – so you’re sold on North Norfolk as a place to visit!

 

Where should you stay?

 

As well as a huge range of Hotels, B&Bs and Self Catering Cottages, North Norfolk also happens to have a great range of Caravan Parks to choose from!

 

Check out:

Beeston Regis Holiday Park

West Runton Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Woodhill Park Caravan and Camping

Incleboro Fields Caravan Club Site

Sea View Caravan Park

Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Woodlands Caravan Park

 

And many, many more here on TripAdvisor

 

Now you’re all set for your holiday! Don’t forget to pop into the shop while you’re here!!

 

Happy Caravanning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Funday!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Just a quick note to say that as we’re now getting MEGA busy (summer is coming!) we will be opening our Shop in West Runton on SUNDAYS as well as every other day of the week!

 

New Summer Opening Hours:

9.30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday

10am – 4pm on Sunday

 

We will also have our NEW shop extension completed soon (hopefully by April) so there will be even more to see!

 

Don’t forget you can place orders over the phone for collection in store or Worldwide delivery! Simply call our Warehouse on 01263 837482. We are open 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Calls made on weekends will be answered in the shop IF we are not too busy with shop customers. We have an answer phone though, so leave us a message and we’ll get back to you!

 

Happy Caravanning!!

Handy Hacks & Top Tips

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

We’ve been scouring the internet for Handy Hacks and Top Tips and have decided to collate a few of our favourites.

Hopefully these can be of some use to you on your next camping or caravanning trip!

 

1. Toilet Roll Fire Starter

Fill up an empty toilet roll inner tube with crumpled paper, small sticks, lint from your tumble drier, cotton balls or anything else flammable and place it in the centre of a pile of kindling. Light at both ends.

 

2. Anti-Mosquito Herbs

Burning Sage in your campfire can help to keep away the mosquitos. You can also download apps which play mosquito repelling noises onto your smartphone. If they keep coming anyway, sleep under a Mosquito Net to avoid bites. If you still get bitten, rubbing a piece of hard soap onto the bites can help relieve itching.

 

3. Portable Gourmet Kitchen

If tins of beans are not for you, continue your culinary adventures on your camp stove and store small amounts of spices inside empty Tic Tac boxes.

 

4. Hillbilly Washing Machine

Follow these instructions to make your own portable washing machine!

 

5. Avoid Danger

Make sure you know which plants are poisonous to avoid unpleasant painful memories of your trip! Check out the NHS guide HERE.

 

6. Tick remover

If someone has a tick on them, gently hold a cotton ball soaked in liquid soap on it. It should retract it’s teeth and come away in under a minute.

To repel ticks spray water with a little tea tree oil in on your skin and clothes.

 

7. First Aid

Wise up on what you might need here. It could be lifesaving!

 

8. Multi Purpose Cooking Equipment

Mess Kits can be used to boil water, heat soups or sauces and fry. They’re very versatile cooking pans! Continue space saving with a SPORK! An ideal lightweight three-in-one eating tool.

 

9. Super Survival with Tampons

Prepare to be surprised at all these inventive uses for Tampons whilst in the wild! Definitely worth packing a couple in your survival kit.

 

10. Makeshift Spoon

Make a makeshift spoon by cutting up a soft drinks bottle as shown here: