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Welcome

Editor Alex Melvin introduces your exciting May issue, which features park profiles, brand new homes, specialist legal help and much more!

Buying a park home

Essential buying advice, plus specialist industry names to contact and legal advice to guide you through the process

Andrew’s anecdotes

This year marks its 50th year in business for industry stalwart Tingdene. Caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson pays homage to the pioneering company

Parks

Oak Tree Park, Norfolk

Kris Griffiths travels to Attleborough, in Norfolk, to meet the residents at a leafy park with a brand new development of 20 plots in the offing

Serenity gets it just right!

We find out more about quality park operator, Serenity Parks, and what it can offer prospective buyers…

Beech Park, Hertfordshire

Steve Rowe visits a rural park home site, close to the pretty Hertfordshire village of Tring, and which boasts two lottery-winning residents!

‘Our great garden project begins!’

Park home newcomers Bryan and Janet Lovewell, of East View Park, in Norfolk, update us on their latest comings and goings

Park of the Year competition

Enter our annual competition to find the nation’s premier residential park and you, and your site, could win big!

Homes

‘Our dreams were realised!’

We find out how a leading park home part-exchange specialist rescued a couple’s dream move to the Hampshire coast…

The Willerby Rowan

Bella Brodie steps inside a model that marks an exciting new direction for Willerby – its first ever bespoke lodge

Join the club!

Why there’s never been a better time to purchase a brand new park home or
luxury lodge

The Grand Symphony

Prestige Homeseeker has built an enviable reputation for home building excellence. Bella Brodie runs the rule over the latest incarnation of the splendid Grand Symphony

Shows and events

Last call for Ardingly!

Last month, we published the official South of England showguide – a comprehensive 30-page preview of the industry’s hottest new

event. For those who missed that edition, here’s our last-minute, whistlestop tour of what you can expect…

What’s new at Newbury?

We run the rule over the upcoming National Park and Holiday Homes Show, which takes place from 17 to 19 May at the Newbury Showground, and also offers visitors free entry to the Southern Motorhome Show

Home improvements

Ten years old!

Park Home Chassis Services (PHCS) has become a revered name in the park home community and a company to trust. We meet up with Dave Foale, Director of PHCS, and here is a glimpse of the PHCS story to date

Lifestyle

Cookery corner

Alex Melvin shows you how to cook three delicious courses

A change is as good as a rest!

This month, in association with Barton Group we explore some of the amazing summer activities, festivals, challenges and volunteering options available across the UK – perfect for a few days away or a longer break…

King of the birds!

Wildlife expert Jenny Shelton introduces a favourite garden bird of many, the ‘king of birds’, the wren…

Your home essentials

Steve Rowe introduces a range of great new products for your park home

News, views and advice

News

Four pages of news and events from around the UK residential park community

Letters

Letters, Sudoku and a great crossword puzzle for you to ponder!

LEASE: pitch fee reviews

LEASE’s Manjit Rai focuses on what the pitch fee review process entails and addresses some of the common issues that can arise from it

Money matters

More great money saving tips and help

Eighty years on!

The National Caravan Council (NCC) marks the 80th year since its formation on 18 May this year. Andrew Jenkinson takes a look back at how it all began…

State of mind

Steve Rowe, now in his 50s, continues his new column. This month he considers attitudes towards health as we get older

Holiday

Holiday homes and parks!

A brief introduction to your holiday section and how to get the most from it

Buying a holiday home

Everything you need to know…

Holiday news

Eight pages of essential news and updates from across the UK