What is a self catering holiday? Your quick guide to holiday terms!

When searching for your summer holiday, it should be a breeze – not hard work! However, sometimes the terms and phrases can be a little bit confusing – especially if it’s your first time going away! Wondering exactly what is a self catering holiday? Here at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park we believe in fun-packed, relaxing holidays – so allow us to explain some of the terms you may come across whilst searching for your perfect UK summer holiday!

What is a self catering holiday?

What is a self catering holiday? We've got the answers!Self catering may sound confusing, but once you understand what it means then booking your holiday will be a breeze! Self catering simply means that the accommodation offers facilities for people to cook their own meals – usually, this comes in the form of a kitchenette.

Self catering holidays are great for young families, those who have special dietary requirements or those after flexible holiday, where they can come and go as they please without worrying about strict meal times!

At Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, all of our accommodation comes with a kitchen or kitchenette, so you can prepare your own meals from the comfort of your chalet, caravan or apartment!

We also have a restaurant on-site, the Quarterdeck, as well as our Fish Bar, ‘Posh Plaice’ in the Yacht Club Leisure Complex! So if you don’t feel like cooking but don’t want to venture too far, our restaurant and fish bar are the perfect option!


What is an all inclusive holiday?

Self catering, all inclusive... These terms can be confusing. Allow us to explain exactly what is a self catering holiday!

On the flipside are all inclusive holidays, and the clue is in the title. On an all inclusive holiday, your food is usually ‘all included’!

Whilst this seems like a great idea – and it can be! – usually you don’t get to visit the local area because you’re on a schedule at the holiday park. That can be a real shame, as holiday parks are usually situated in picturesque areas with lots of culture, attractions and more!

Our park is located in the traditional seaside resort of Hemsby, with lots of fun attractions, things to do and places to see in the local area in Norfolk. You can find out more about things to do in Norfolk on our website here.

So, ready to get stuck in to a self catering holiday?

Debating between all inclusive and self catering? Wondering exactly what is a self catering holiday? We'll explain!Why not visit us at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park? Our self-catering accommodation is perfect for everyone, from young families to couples! Plus, with 2 places on-site to grab a delicious bite to eat, you’re never far from a tasty meal! Without a strict meal schedule, you’ll also be able to explore the local area of Norfolk, from fantastic day attractions like BeWILDerwood and the Pleasure Beach to the beautiful Broads National Park on board a day boat from Richardson’s Day Boats, and the cultural city of Norwich to the coastal town of Lowestoft!

Why not take a look at our fantastic range of self catering holiday accommodation now, or explore our brilliant Go Active breaks? You can see all of our facilities by clicking here.

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