“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.
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?”
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
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
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!