Holiday Camp

A Holiday camp, is a type of holiday accommodation that encourages holiday-makers to stay within the site boundary and provides entertainment for them between meals. Today the term has fallen out of favour with terms such as Resort or Holiday village replacing it.

As distinct from camping, accommodation typically consisted of chalets – accommodation buildings arranged either individually or in blocks. From the 1960s onward, many camps also added static caravan accommodation and today large numbers of static caravans are also termed holiday camps.

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Famous quotes containing the words camp and/or holiday:

    Some of the taverns on this road, which were particularly dirty, were plainly in a transition state from the camp to the house.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A holiday is when you celebrate something that’s all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there’s nothing left to celebrate but the dead.
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910)