Are there any less common claims that could potentially affect my static caravan or park home?

Here at Leisuredays we handle a range of different insurance claims for static caravan or park home customers. Some are extremely uncommon like static caravan theft, machinery damage and  even suicide, while others claims are more peculiar such as animal damage.

As we investigate these obscure claims in detail we’ll explain how you can spot possible hazards in the future.

Smashed window caused by swan

Instances of all kinds and severity can occur on any park in any area so it’s useful to be aware of less obvious risks and how they could affect your static caravan or holiday caravan.

Whether you’re covered against such claims depends on the insurance you choose.

With Leisuredays your unit is protected by a number of policy features that offer superb benefits in the event of a claim and throughout the lifetime of a policy too. So if you want to be free from weird and not so wonderful claims this spring, here’s what you need to remember:

Look for “all risks” static caravan cover

All risks insurance is a good way to cover yourself  for accidental damage, theft, storm and flood.

Less common claims also fall under these categories; accidental damage for example, covers you against damage caused by machinery, third parties and even animals as well as breakages, spillages that are normally associated with these types of claims.

Swan smashes through window and into static caravan

In the past one Leisuredays customer made an accidental damage claim after a swan (yes, swan!) flew through the window of their static caravan. The swan badly injured itself and caused a lot of damage inside the unit as it tried to escape. Even though the probability of something like this happening is small, animals do pose a genuine risk to your unit.

If this were to ever happen to you, the Leisuredays claims team is available to deliver a smooth and efficient claims handling service.


Theft of static caravans and holiday lodges is incredibly rare but break-ins and attempted thefts of contents can be quite common.

Leisuredays Claims Manager Teresa

Leisuredays Claims Manager, Teresa Smith tells us, “Although thieves usually target the inside of the unit, namely valuable contents, some look for copper piping, gas bottles and water pipes as we’ve seen from our claims database. We also know that on average, theft of this kind normally amounts to over £300 per claim.”

Thieves usually damage locks or smash windows beyond repair during break-ins so having replacement cover will always prove a handy policy feature.

Less common claims in everyday circumstances

In spring and summer we sometimes hear from customers needing to make an accidental damage claim after landscaping or construction work has been carried out on their holiday park.  We’ve heard from those affected by flying debris claiming for smashed windows, damage to paintwork, panels and roofs.

Some customers have even reported landscapers driving into their holiday home causing rocks and stones to shatter glass and scratch panels. 

Round-the-clock claims line

With any claim, whether unusual or not, having a 24-claims helpline is crucial. Check out the latest reviews of Leisuredays on the Review Centre website to read how we’ve helped customers recently.

To find out more about our static caravan insurance policies click here and for our park home insurance policies click here.

Have you ever had to make a peculiar claim? Share your story using the comment box below.

5 comments on “Are there any less common claims that could potentially affect my static caravan or park home?

  1. We own a 6 year old Atlas Sherwood Super. with a range cooker. After 4 years there was very little heat generated in the oven compartment for ages before becoming very hot, also the gas would suddenly go out for no reason at all. tried to get a new part but it was obsolete , so we bought a new domestic cooker converted to cal or. When we took the old cooker out, the back wall was burnt almost black, the paper like cellophane, brittle and crumbling. Think we had a lucky escape. Didn’t claim for the new cooker as it didn’t seem right. New cooker works wonderfully.

    1. Hi Sandra,

      It just goes to sure that you can never be too careful. Glad to hear no one was hurt. Thanks for sharing your story with us it’s a great reminder to others to be extra cautious.


  2. Surely there are Fire Risks ? With the presence of LPG gas and
    electricity .
    Could also be arson , which could spread from one caravan to another if the spacing is too close .

  3. I need to replace my oven thermostat can I claim this off my contents insurance policy

    1. Hi Brenda,

      If you’re insured with Leisuredays, it’s probably best if you contact our claims liaison team to discuss this. They’ll be happy to take down all the details and can then explain if it’s something we can cover under contents. Please call 01422 396 770 to speak with a member of the team.

      Many thanks


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