With a rise of people staying in the country rather than going abroad, those who own motorhomes and campervans are at the top of their 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.
Although staycations are on the rise, Brits that want to travel in their vehicle aren’t limited to British turf. 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.
We have our home on wheels, but where can we go? 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.
Cambridgeshire: Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery
This is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to escape their city life. The five star, adults only campsite is located in the heart of Cambridgeshire. It offers 59 touring pitches, 14 tent pitches and six luxury self-catering lodges that include 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.
The site has the space to allow large RVs and motorhomes that could be the most beneficial thing for you. Rest assured the relaxing site can act as a great base to explore Cambridgeshire.
Cornwall: Hendra Holiday Park
This holiday park will be the perfect place for family groups 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.
There is more to this site than a 5* loo, they have a collection of bars and restaurants, a pool complex and entertainment schedules fit for indoor and outdoor activities so that you will never get bored. That’s just whilst on site too – the countryside and beaches offer even more fun for all the family.
South Carolina: Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Why limit yourself to Britain? This place is the winner of ‘RV Park of the Year’ and was ranked within the top 1% of campground in the USA’! 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.
They have over 600 pitches and if you’re wanting to plan in advance, you can reserve your pitch up to 18 months prior. 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 more than just the site, take a trip out because there is so much you can do there. 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.
Murica, Spain: Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’
Positioned on a Spanish bay, you will have one of the most beautiful views. With over 350 touring pitches available, there is also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire.
You’ll be spoilt for choice, with an option of indoor and outdoor pools. A little warning would be that the outdoor pool is only 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.
The beach is on your doorstep. There are plenty of activities for you to enjoy with your children — from windsurfing to water-skiing, you can make the most of having the sea within throwing distance. VW dealership, Vindis, agree that you really do have the ability to travel anywhere when you have your own motorhome, and this was just a small snippet of the bigger picture. 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.