15th September 2022
By Sophie Mills
Few things rejuvenate the tired camper like a warm shower, so it’s no wonder that modern shower facilities consistently top the list of campsite facility must-haves.
Having quality new campsite shower facilities and other creature comforts is a great way for campsites to stand out to potential customers. But what exactly are campers looking for and what else do you need to consider?
You may be looking to upgrade or refurbish campsite shower facilities or starting a project from scratch. Either way you need to ensure your shower facilities are big enough for your campsite.
We’re not just talking about minimum requirements here (although guidelines do exist), but really understanding what your customers are looking for and what will appeal to them. For example, nobody wants to be waiting or queuing for a shower, so creating shower blocks with a good number of cubicles is a must.
Having dry change areas that guests can use to get dressed after showering, rather than having to change in the shower cubicle, can help to keep showers available and prevent queues. The same goes for private wash station cubicles, which parents with young families can use for quick washes rather than using a shower cubicle.
Campsites need to be accessible and easy to use for all guests. Many modern campsite shower and toilet blocks have features like different height showers, toilets, sinks and vanity units to make them easier to use for children and users with specific needs.
Extra-large shower cubicles and level access showers provide a better experience for guests with wheelchairs. Many campsites are also incorporating more facilities for our four-legged friends with special dog showers being incorporated into some shower blocks.
Campsite safety and security is your number one priority, so having shower blocks that provide a safe, welcoming, and reassuring communal environment while also offering privacy is essential.
Campsite washrooms and showers should be well lit with equipment that’s easy to keep clean and maintain. Cubicles with radiused or polished edges can help to prevent injuries, and thermostatic mixer valves on showers and basins can help you set a maximum water temperature to prevent water becoming too hot.
Modern washrooms are becoming more minimalist to reduce the number of things that can break or go wrong, but also to support better hygiene. They’re also easier to clean and maintain.
Automatic basin taps, hand dryers, paper towel dispensers, sanitisers etc have all become features of the modern washroom and something many guests are starting to expect as standard.
Choosing the right cubicle systems with fixtures and fittings that can stand up to consistent exposure to water, humidity, and cleaning chemicals, will keep your campsite washrooms looking sparkling and reduce maintenance costs.
In today’s world, people are prioritising their overall wellbeing so having shower facilities that help to create a sense of calm and inner peace is a good way to stand out.
For example, it’s worth thinking about how you can incorporate natural light into your spaces, while also thinking carefully about calming colour schemes and how washrooms connect with our other senses – smell, sound and touch.
That’s not to say you need to create a spa-like environment, but some subtle touches can help you provide a calming and peaceful washroom environment for your guests.
You can find out more about some of our camping and caravanning washroom facility projects, like Manor Wood Caravan Park, in our case studies section.