For the ultimate caravan holiday experience, it is vitally important to thoroughly research different sites before committing to a specific destination. Planning a caravan holiday gives you total control of every aspect of the trip, as you decide what time to get up, where to go and what to do when you get there. Campsites vary in size and the amenities they offer – most will have Wi-Fi and battery charging facilities, so all you need to worry about is picking the style and location!
Whether you’re looking to travel far away or stay close to home, there will be a perfect campsite for you. As we approach the summer holidays season, why not refer to the Practical Caravan’s annual survey of the Top 100 Sites Guide to determine which campsite best fits your requirements. To makes things a little easier, we have summarised the top 5 caravan sites in the UK for you to take a look at.
The site rated fifth best for caravans in the UK is South Lytchett Manor. Just three miles from Poole and a 20 minute drive from Bournemouth, this site was also voted the number one place to pitch your caravan when on holiday in Dorset, according to this survey. Offering a comprehensive range of facilities, one of the main perks of any visit is that guests will receive a voucher for a free bottle of wine with 2 main courses at the local child and dog-friendly pub. The site is just a bus journey away from the heritage coastline, home to sandbanks and some of the most stunning beaches found in the UK.
Fourth place goes to a campsite which was also named the number 1 site in Wales in this 2014 survey – The Plassey. It is a very family-friendly area, offering a range of activities including a children’s clubhouse, an exclusive 9-hole golf course, a heated swimming pool and miles of footpaths with magnificent views. To keep the kids entertained, a new Welsh castle-themed play park featuring swings, slides, rope bridges, a trampoline and a zip-wire has been installed, just in time for summer 2014!
The bronze medal for top caravan sites in the UK goes to Whitefield Forest Touring Park, which is also the overall winner and regional winner, making it your number one site in South East England. Close to the beautiful beaches of Sandown, this site also offers a tranquil woodland walk where you can get away from it all and get back to nature. The owners of this site have worked with the Forestry Commission and Isle of Wight Conservation Partnership to maintain an authentically natural environment where the pitches have been situated.
The runner up in the top 5 caravan sites in the UK is family-run site Ross Park, also securing the prize for the best site in Devon. Located in acres of parkland, the site boasts floral displays and hardstanding pitches, some of which have striking views over Dartmoor. The site also offers an extensive range of facilities, including outdoor and undercover games areas, a bar and restaurant, and conservation sections.
And the coveted number one spot goes to Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, an adults-only campsite placed in the charming Somerset countryside.
This site has always achieved great success in previous Top 100 surveys, boasting a triple win in this 2014 survey scooping awards for top adults-only site and best in the Somerset, Avon and Wiltshire region, as well as number 1 for caravans, proving to be a popular choice with caravan guests. The garden-themed camping pitches are situated within a large, well-landscaped area, amongst scenic flower beds and sculptures. This site has a long list of facilities, as well as offering a car available for hire if you want to leave your motorhome on site and go exploring. The site owners will even put your caravan on your pitch for you on arrival. The site is very secure, with a 24 hour CCTV system and electric barrier at the site’s entrance. Located near a championship fishing lake and picturesque destinations such as Bristol and Bath, there are plenty of things to do and sights to see when visiting this site.
Here at Glenns Motorhomes we offer an extensive range of motorhomes of a variety of brands at highly competitive prices. Our experienced team offer professional advice to help you choose the ideal motorhome to fit your requirements. Our list of extensive services also includes thorough motorhome servicing and repairs, ensuring your vehicle is back on the road in no time, whatever its age or model. So for further information, don’t hesitate to call our friendly team at Glenns Motorhomes today.