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! Even if you are a first-timer and not sure on what items are essential to your camping trip, this article will show you what to pack.
But whilst Brits choose to holiday in the UK, motorhome owners aren’t limited to 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 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.
But what are the best places to go 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
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, this site is a great place for a couples break. For the fishing enthusiasts, there are two on-site fishing lakes to enjoy, with guaranteed peace and quiet. Dogs are very much welcome, with plenty of expansive Fenland countryside to enjoy all year round. The site has extra-large pitches available to accommodate larger than life RVs and motorhomes. Rest assured this relaxing site can act as a great base to explore Cambridgeshire.
Hendra Holiday Park
Situated in Newquay, Cornwall, Hendra 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 and shower block facilities for campers have been awarded the ‘5* Loo of the Year’ award each year. But the facilities don’t stop with their fantastic toilets – 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.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Want to explore the rest of the world? 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. It’s situated on the oceanfront in South Carolina, USA. Stretching across one mile of oceanfront, you can camp here all year round. The site features 630 pitches and you can reserve your pitch up to 18 months in advance. 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. Not only that, but you can enjoy a long list of ‘things to do’ off the camp site too. 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.
Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’
Situated 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 is also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire. Onsite there is both outdoor and indoor swimming pools, of which 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, should you wish to take a break from any cooking duties on your trip. With the beach only minutes away, 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 throwing distance.
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.