Arranging food and drinks, and other supplies for a holiday trip is a task that must be handled carefully, especially if you are travelling with family and have younger mouths to feed. This becomes more important if you are staying in a caravan park as you may not have essential supplies readily available.
While making a list and arranging things accordingly ahead of travelling is the sensible thing to do, it would always be helpful to have groceries delivered to where you are staying in a caravan park. So if you want to know if Tesco and Asda deliver to caravan parks, here are the answers you are looking for.
Do Tesco and Asda deliver to Caravan Parks?
In April 2022, a resident of Mayfield Park, a static caravan site in West Drayton, claimed that Tesco did not deliver her grocery order at the caravan site as the driver felt unsafe delivering to the area.
Upon complaint, the agent at the Tesco helpline revealed that a delivery driver had earlier experienced a dangerous encounter at a caravan site, due to which the company had discontinued delivery to campsites. However, the management later clarified that the decision to deliver groceries to caravan sites varied from one store to another and depended on the respective store’s discretion.
That said, if the caravan parks allow delivery, Tesco will deliver. However, you can always check with the Tesco store near the caravan park to be safe.
Similarly, Asda also delivers to most campsites and caravan parks if allowed. In fact, most supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, or Morrison’s deliver to caravan parks provided the caravan park does not have a policy in place that forbids delivery from outside.
Do caravan parks allow delivery from outside
Regardless of how well you are prepared for the trip or how much you have packed, you may always end up with an item missing or for which a need may arise during your stay. After a long day of activities, you may not have the energy to head out and get what you need. Having a delivery service, in this case, can be quite convenient.
Many caravan parks have an onsite superstore or a grocery store that serves the purpose in case you need anything in an emergency. However, as many experienced holiday goers will tell you, these onsite stores are quite expensive and charge a higher than usual rate for even mundane items. Hence buying from these stores is not the best idea, especially if you are travelling on a limited budget.
However, one issue that travellers often face is that some caravan parks do not allow deliveries from outside. It usually happens in cases when the park has an in-house grocery store and wants people to buy from them rather than order from outside. In that instance, regardless of whether it is Tesco or Asda, you may not be able to order what you need and would have to resort to buying from the park’s store.
Therefore it is always better to check with the caravan park first to find out if such a policy is in place. You can find such information on the park’s website, or you can directly ask the management.
How to get Tesco or Asda delivered to a caravan park
You first need to confirm whether delivery from Tesco or Asda is allowed at the caravan park where you intend to stay. Once you have confirmed this, you must register for an account with the supermarket of your choice. Alternatively, you only need to log in if you have an account.
Now select the items you want to buy as you do in regular online grocery shopping and when it comes down to the delivery address, enter the caravan park address where you are staying. These sites allow you to put down more than one address, so you can add the park as a secondary address if you already have an account.
Remember to provide your mobile number, as sometimes the delivery drivers call when they reach the site to confirm the address.
In most instances, if the driver is familiar with the delivery process to a caravan park, they should have no trouble finding your pitch address and may not require detailed directions to where you are based. You can also share a link to the site map of the caravan park, if available, to make things easier.
In some cases, caravan parks require you to provide your respective booking number on the delivery order number and inform the reception or the gate security about your delivery time slot.
The management or the security then provides a map to help the driver reach your caravan, and you will get your order at your doorstep. This comes in handy when phone reception in the caravan park is not good, and the driver may not be able to contact you directly.
Sometimes if the supermarket delivery service is new to the area, they may also ask you to meet them at the site gate and receive your delivery. It varies from one situation to the other.
Can you order takeaway to a caravan?
It is possible to get takeaway delivered to a caravan. However, it would depend on whether the park where you are staying allows delivery or if the food delivery service delivers to where you are staying.
Can I get a Tesco delivered to a holiday address?
Tesco does not have any restriction on how many addresses you enter in your account details and where you want your order delivered to. So, if you want to have the order delivered to your holiday home, you can do it, provided you place one order per day.