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9 Great Reasons Holiday Parks Win for Family Getaways

If you’re in need of a quality getaway with the kids to escape and switch off from the everyday, why not consider renting a cabin at a holiday park.

They’ve come a long way over the years and the kids love them too!

Plus, family motoring experts Mitsubishi and Top Parks have teamed up to give away a brand new Pajero Sport!  Read on for why we loved this holiday park mini break and see how you could be a lucky winner on Page 2!


If you haven’t been to holiday parks since your parents took you in the 80’s, be prepared to be surprised! The 2017 holiday park is a whole new world of family entertainment and facilities – you won’t believe what’s out there!

Mum Central packed the Pajero Sport, grabbed the kids, our besties and hit the road to try this family holiday experience for ourselves at Moonta Bay Caravan Park, South Australia, part of the Top Parks chain.

Here’s 9 reasons you should check out Top Parks with your family too! 

[mc_block_title custom_title=”1. It’s a Super Affordable Way To Escape”]

Don’t worry that a quick family getaway will break the bank! A caravan or holiday park is an economical way to have the time you need without having to pull out the credit cards. Not only is it budget-friendly, Top Parks offer serious bang-for-buck with so much included for your money. Six berth cabins started at $115 per night, beach views and all!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”2. The Locations are World Class”]

Set on the Copper Coast Triangle of the Yorke Peninsula, the Moonta Bay Caravan Park is in a breathtaking location. With white sand, clear blue waters and miles of absolute beachfront, this is just one of the idyllic locations that holiday parks can offer. There are five-star resorts with less desirable positions than many Aussie holiday parks. Trust us, do your research and you’ll be impressed!

top parks beachfront
This beachfront location provides endless sandy beach when the tide’s out and a great jetty for fishing or getting out to stretch your legs and breathe in the sea air.


[mc_block_title custom_title=”3. It’s a Chance to Take Your Wheels Out on the Road”]

There’s nothing more exhilarating than driving a great car on the open road.  When we hit the freeway in the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport we loved every second! The kids enjoyed the ample legroom, hubby drove and I got to sit back and appreciate the creature comforts whilst controlling the music via Apple Carplay. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is pure driving heaven, because let’s face it, there’s nothing more fun than a car that’s a pleasure to drive!


[mc_block_title custom_title=”4. The Accommodation is Perfect”]

Holiday parks offer a range of accommodation with something to suit every family’s needs. From comfortable cabins (like we enjoyed at Moonta Bay) to drive up powered sites if you have your own ‘van … there’s a choice to fit every family and budget!



Don’t be afraid that a holiday park is ‘roughing it’. This is a total misconception! Our Executive Cabin came with all bedding, linen and towels and a decently equipped kitchen so we could cook up a feast.


The kids were in heaven in the spa (and we won getting all the salt and sand off them from our beach adventures at the same time! #winning!

The 2 Bedroom cabin also featured a double bed, 2 singles, full size bathroom (with spa!), fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher), dining table and leather lounges.


We were also able to use the park’s numerous electric BBQs (which were meticulously clean – thumbs up!) and pretty much we ate BBQs for lunch and dinner so we were on a real winner there!



[mc_block_title custom_title=”5. The Facilities are Exceptional”]

Once you start to explore a modern holiday park you’ll be completely amazed at just how much there is to do! Moonta Bay was a wealth of activity offering pedal cars and kayaks for hire, giant chess and even a weekend outdoor movie cinema.

top parks go carts

If you’re camping you can access the incredible camp kitchen, fish & crab cleaning bays, free Wi-Fi and a boat ramp too! Combine this with the beach, packing the scooters and exploring the vast grounds and you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Many other holiday parks offer swimming pools, jumping pillows, designated bike tracks and on-site mini shops. Be sure to see what’s on offer at individual locations to ensure you choose the right park for your family!


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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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