Staycations are so on-trend in the UK right now, with many Brits embracing the best tourist spots right here at home. But it was the motorhome and campervan owners who were ahead of the trend, as they’ve been enjoying the best of the UK staycation for ages! Your own, portal home, styled however you want and taken wherever you like — it’s far more comfortable than some tiny tent too, especially with the unpredictable British weather.
If you fancy visiting somewhere further afield, you can take your portable home with you abroad! If the tricky issue of reversing with a trailer puts you off, definitely take a look at the VW Trailer Assist system. With it, your car will steer automatically to keep the trailer in place, leaving you to control the gears, accelerating, and braking as normal. With the hard part done for you, the world is your road! So, where should we go? Audi service plan providers, Vindis, lend their automobile expertise for the best places to take your campervan.
Without the kids: Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery
If you’re looking for a staycation without the kids, head to this adults-only campsite in Cambridgeshire. Five-stars, six luxury lodges, 14 tent pitches, and 59 touring pitches await you, and the self-catering lodges come with a hot tub too! For the fishing enthusiasts, there are two on-site fishing lakes to enjoy, with guaranteed peace and quiet thanks to their adults-only policy. Dogs are very much welcome, with plenty of expansive Fenland countryside to enjoy all year round.
If you’re lucky enough to have a larger motorhome or RV, don’t worry — the site has extra-large pitches for you. Rest assured the relaxing site can act as a great base to explore Cambridgeshire.
For the family: Hendra Holiday Park
If you’re looking for somewhere for all the family, head to Hendra in Cornwall. There is something fun for everyone. Surrounded by countryside and only minutes away from the beach, the park has 500 touring pitches, 500 tent pitches and 320 holiday homes available for hire. You’ll also be pleased to hear that their toilet block facilities for campers have been awarded the ‘5* Loo of the Year’ award each year.
Beyond the best toilets you’ve ever seen, the park also sports a pool complex, soft play areas, entertainment offerings both for outdoor and indoor activities, and many restaurants and bars. That’s just whilst on site too – the countryside and beaches offer even more fun for all the family.
Across the pond: Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Your motorhome isn’t restricted to UK soil, so why not take a trip over to the winner of RV Park of the Year, a campervan site that came out in the top 1% of American campgrounds. Pretty impressive! And there’s no surprise why. It’s situated on the oceanfront in South Carolina, USA. Stretching across one mile of oceanfront, you can camp here all year round.
Even with 630 pitches, this place is popular, but you can reserve a spot up to 18 months beforehand. With plenty of activities on offer, it’s fair to say your kids won’t be bored. From basketball and volleyball to horseshoes and outdoor pools – the activities are endless.
There’s loads to do at this campground to, so you’ll never be bored. The local area offers national award-winning shows, more than 100 golf courses, and is home to Brookgreen Gardens — named one of the top 10 public gardens in America. It’s definitely worth taking a trip in your RV down to South Carolina.
For sun and sea: Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’
Enjoy crystal sea views at Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’ in Murcia, Spain. With over 350 touring pitches available, there is also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire.
Between June and September, you’ll have access to an outdoor beach, and there’s an indoor beach too. Wi-fi is available, and there are snack bars, a pizzeria and a restaurant on site so you can take a break from any cooking duties on your trip. Plus, with the beach only minutes away, there are plenty of activities on your doorstep to enjoy — from windsurfing to water-skiing, you can make the most of having the sea within throwing distance.
This is just a small glimpse of what’s out there for campervan owners. When looking for your next vacation spot, narrow your search down to your requirements to ensure you get the best site for your needs. Whether it’s child friendly, adult only or super luxurious, there will be the perfect site out there for you to visit – and don’t be afraid to venture across the ocean and enjoy the open road on foreign soil.