What is your attitude towards a staycation? Do you take to the air and holiday on foreign soil, or do you prefer to embrace the beauty of Britain? As we witness the rise of the staycation for a lot of Brits, motorhome and campervan owners are way ahead of the game. They’ve been doing it for years. 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.
Owners of motorhomes and caravans have the free run of the road, and they aren’t restricting to just holidaying on home 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 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 so many great places in the UK, and abroad, how do you decide where to visit and set up camp with your little home on wheels? 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. VW dealership, Vindis explore what’s available:
Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery
Looking for adults only? Looking for luxury? Looking for relaxation? Well Fields End Water is the camp site for you – this five-star rated, adults-only campsite is located in the heart of 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.
For those of you travelling with a larger caravan or RV, rest assured as this camp also offer extra-large pitches to accommodate you. You are guaranteed a relaxing stay on this site as you explore Cambridgeshire.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Take a trip of a lifetime and enjoy the open road on an American road trip stopping at the winner of ‘RV Park of the Year’, ranking in the top 1% of campground in America. Ocean Lakes is 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.
Take no risks, and reserve your pitch up to 18 months in advance of your trip. 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.
And where do we start with the local area – the to-do list is almost endless. 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.
Hendra Holiday Park
Take a family trip this summer and visit Hendra Holiday Park situated in the Newquay, the heart of 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.
The top toilets aren’t the only impressive facilities on this holiday park. The park has soft plays, 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’
If a holiday to you needs to include sun, sea and sand, then take a trip to the Spanish region of Murcia, and visit Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’ – a campsite that defines Spanish culture and looks out onto blue seas and clifftops. With over 350 touring pitches available, there is also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire.
Take a dip in the outdoor or indoor pool with the family, or enjoy the available wi-fi. There are snack bars, a pizzeria and a restaurant on site so you can take a break from any cooking duties on your trip.
If the sea and sand are high priorities then you’ll be pleased to know that the local beach is just minutes away, where there are 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 walking distance.
So where will you holiday this year? With so much on offer, this is just a snippet of what’s available out there for motorhome 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.