Thursday, 3 September 2015

Fun, Safe & Sexy - Now Available in Cartmel

“We’ve enjoyed ourselves so much, we just don’t want to go home.” It’s a common refrain at the end of a race-day and it’s one of the reasons why we always have a day-off in the middle of each two-day meeting. The extra time allows racegoers to conclude their festivities without being hassled to move, while affording our litter-pickers the opportunity to clear up the following day. 

Since we launched the race-day camp site, some racegoers don’t go home at all. At least not until the Tuesday morning, following a Bank Holiday weekend. The shops, restaurants and pubs have been heaving in Cartmel all weekend. But even now, I am beginning to hear the age-old question:  “Can we stay a while longer?”  

Fortunately I have a solution… And it is one which has become highly fashionable this year. According to an article in The Times, British holiday makers are increasingly investing in static caravans and holiday lodges because we’re “looking for fun, safety and sex.” A psychologist, Corinne Sweet, is quoted explaining why we all need a “sanity break” and how we’ve become a nation of “staycationers”. 

Nearly a quarter of those asked said that they bought holiday properties in Britain to avoid driving in another country. Two thirds said that they felt less stressed since they had made their purchase and a whopping three quarters thought that it had brought the family closer together.

Half of the respondents said the relationship with their partner had improved because “buying the static caravan or lodge had meant they had more sex.” 

It just so happens that one of our race sponsors, Cartmel Lodge Park, have a selection of two bedroom luxury lodges within the village of Cartmel. And just down the road, with views over Morecambe Bay, Old Park Wood offers static caravans and lodges on the Holker Estate. The 5 star park, which is a sister-enterprise to Cartmel Racecourse, offers an indoor pool, children’s play area, football pitch, sauna and a shop that stocks lots of local produce.  

Bargains both – and easy to investigate further, if you google the names online. A modest bet on Carrigmorna King (Stratford on Saturday) might just help towards the purchase price.  

I’m all for holidays that offer a beautiful environment, low stress, safety and lots of fun – and if the next generation of Cartmel racegoers happens to be propagated along the way, so much the better!

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