Staycations are on the rise, as Brits decide to holiday on home soil as opposed to overseas – holidays that motorhome and campervan owners have been enjoying for years now. It’s an opportunity to take your ‘home’ on wheels to any location you wish – and the beauty of it? You aren’t squashed into a small tent with the rest of your family, and if it rains…it doesn’t matter because you have a roof over your head.
As Brits turn to their cars, trains and buses as opposed to aeroplanes in order to holiday across the UK, motorhome and caravan owners are not limited to holidaying on UK soil. You can enjoy the open road and take your wheels all over the world – and with the latest VW Trailer Assist, it’s never been easier. Manoeuvring with a trailer or caravan no longer has to be a test of your patience. Instead, allow the Trailer Assist system to do the work for you. As long as you set the system up by selecting reverse gear, press the parking aid button and use the mirror adjustment switch to set the direction in which the trailer should be steered, your car will now steer automatically while you just need to take care of changing gear, accelerating and braking. It’s as simple as that.
With your home on wheels, the places you can visit are almost endless, but where are the must-visit sites? Just as motorhomes range from basic campervans and trailers to those RVs that are so fancy they give us weep-inducing envy, so do motorhome campsites – from basic wild camping sites and family holiday parks to swish sites with pools or hot tubs, and sites settled into or next to forests, mountains, beaches and lakes. Audi dealership, Vindis, explore what’s available:
Hendra Holiday Park
Staying on home soil first, Hendra Holiday Park is situated in Newquay, Cornwall – and is the perfect site for families of all ages. 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.
And it is not just their luxury loos that impress their guests – the park has soft play areas, a pool complex, full entertainment both indoor and outdoor for all weathers, and several bars and restaurants. That’s just whilst on site too – the countryside and beaches offer even more fun for all the family.
Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’
Take a road trip and enjoy sun, sea and sand in the Spanish region of Murcia. Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’ defines Spanish culture and looks out onto blue seas and clifftops. With over 350 touring pitches available, there are also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire.
Offering both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, you’ll be able to enjoy a dip in the scorching sun – or on cooler days head for a swim indoors. The outdoor pool is open between the months of June and September. 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.
Whilst the site offers many facilities, if you want to take a trip to the beach, you only need to walk five minutes to feel the sand between your toes with plenty of activities on your doorstep to enjoy with your children. From windsurfing to waterskiing, you can make the most of having the sea within throwing distance.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
If you want to experience some American culture, why not hop over the pond, hire a campervan and take a road trip through South Carolina, US. This site is winner of ‘RV Park of the Year’ and ranked in the top 1% of campground in America. Pretty impressive! And there’s no surprise why – the site stretches across one mile of oceanfront, and you can camp here all year round.
You can reserve one of the 650 pitches up to 18 months in advance of your stay. 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.
If you like to keep yourselves busy, you can work your way through the long list of things to do here. 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.
Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery
If you want to get away from the kids, look no further than the stunning five-star rated Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges and Fishery, located in Cambridgeshire – offering 59 touring pitches, 14 tent pitches and six luxury self-catering lodges equipped with hot tubs. 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 own a larger than life RV, don’t stress as this site has extra-large pitches available to accommodate larger RVs and motorhomes. Rest assured the relaxing site can act as a great base to explore Cambridgeshire.
This is just a snippet of what’s available to get you started – you’ll discover more on your journey. When looking for your next holiday 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.
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