Holidaying in the UK with a caravan

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There’s nothing like a caravan for adding a sense of freedom to your holiday plans.

Always confident you’ll have somewhere to lay your head at night, a caravan means that you’re able to explore the countryside to your heart’s content without having to spend time searching for suitable accommodation.

Enjoy some of the best sights and most wonderful experiences the UK has to offer from the comfort of your own caravan – find out the best ways to take advantage of your extra set of wheels.

Finding caravanning spots in the UK

Your caravan may be equipped with everything you need to get a good night’s sleep, but you’ll need to find somewhere to park it. Before you pack for your next holiday, have a look at the various lovely camping and caravanning parks the UK has to offer. Just Caravanning has a nice set of site recommendations and lets you search by location or campsite facilities as well as offering a selection of reviews to help you decide which is most suitable.

You’ll also find lots of useful resources at UK Campsite, which lists the details of thousands of different camping and caravanning grounds. If you want to explore off the mainland, you might want to consider taking your caravan with you on a ferry. Have a look at this ferry guide to find out how to rev up and set sail.

Another way to find great suggestions for your next trip is to join a caravanning club and get in touch with other members. There’s a strong community of caravan-lovers in the UK and many fans are happy to share their recommendations and experiences with other enthusiasts. Find out more about organisations like the Camping and Caravanning Club and you might enjoy the specially chosen services and members offers as well as the chance to chat with other holidaymakers. You could also check out the community spirit found at the Caravan Club, which also has a whole section on Expert Advice offering some great tips.

Useful tips and tricks for caravanning

If you’re new to caravanning, you might be a little cautious on the road. Build your confidence and make sure you’re safe by spending some time reading these caravan towing tips from the government. Gov.UK also has some very useful information about the kind of drivers’ license you need to be able to tow a caravan in the UK as well as advice about the safety standards your towing equipment must meet.

To really make the most of your caravan, delve into some tips and tricks from experienced holidaymakers. On Caravan Talk, you’ll have the chance to learn about eight ways to make your caravanning holiday extra memorable – perfect if you’re looking for something extra special. Out and About Live, on the other hand, has an astounding 100 suggestions to improve your next caravanning holiday. Take heed of just a few of these great hints and you’re sure to fall in love with caravanning all over again.

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