Camping. A traditional British pastime that can be enjoyed (almost) anywhere and at any time. It is to holidays what fish and chips is to food, tea is to hot drinks, and the BBC is to TV. Rain or shine, the British love to be outside with nature.
So, it’s no surprise that there are amazing camping sites all over the UK, allowing you to stay in a motorhome or tent in the most scenic parts of the country.
For those of you who are motorhome owners, finding the best spots to camp at can be a challenge and or even a chore. Luckily, here at Brightside Motorhome Insurance, we’ve collected the best motorhome sites in the UK for you to enjoy on your break away.
Lady’s Mile Holiday Park – Dawlish
Located near the Dawlish Warren, Devon, Lady’s Mile Holiday Park is the ideal getaway for adults and families alike. With indoor and outdoor pools, adventure playgrounds, soft play areas, and a gym, there’s enough to do on the campsite alone.
But you don’t visit Lady’s Mile just for the onsite entertainment; the main attraction is what the surrounding area has to offer. Situated close to several Blue Flag beaches, you can easily explore areas like Orcombe Point along the coastline.
If you want a day away from the beach, visit the amazing wildlife in Haldon Forest. There are even some fantastic museums close by for those days that need to be spent indoors.
Make the most of the family-friendly evening entertainment between March and November, eat at the onsite restaurant or grab a takeaway for your motorhome, and even sip on a drink in the bar to finish the night. This is a motorhome campsite not to be missed.
Price: £19 for 2 people per night
Llyn Gwynant - Gwynedd
When you think of camping in Wales, one special place always comes to mind first: Snowdonia. Llyn Gwynant campsite sits at the foot of the famous Mount Snowdon, making the mountain as accessible as can be.
While the facilities – toilets, showers, onsite catering facility – provide you all the necessities, there’s still a rustic feel about the campsite. It’s not too overdeveloped, there’s no Wi-Fi, and a lack of phone signal. All of this combines to make you feel like you’re really out in the sticks in Wales’ most stunning locale.
Some motorhome campsites make you feel as though you could be in a holiday park anywhere in the world. Llyn Gwynant does the opposite. You know exactly where you are: in the heart of Snowdonia.
Price: From £10 per adult per night. Dogs £2 each.
King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park - Norfolk
Boasting 10 acres, a 96% customer satisfaction score, and a 5-star rating, King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping park is by far one of the best motorhome sites for exploring Norfolk and the Fens.
Its size makes it suitable for motorhomes and RVs of all sizes. Modern facilities include an eco-shower block, and there’s disabled access for all visitors. Barbeques are allowed onsite and pets are more than welcome, making it an ideal family campsite.
Local attractions include the largest beer warehouse in the UK, stunning Norfolk coastline, and numerous National Trust and English Heritage properties. If you’re the more adventurous type, fishing, golf, riding, and clay pigeon shooting are all available locally.
Price: From £15 for 2 adults
Newperran Holiday Park, Newquay
Newperran Holiday Park, a family holiday park with access for motorhomes, is set on the beautiful backdrop of the Cornish countryside. Just a short walk away from the sea, it’s possibly the camping site with the best views on this list.
Sometimes camping sites that rely on the scenery faulter when it comes to facilities. Not Newperran Holiday Park. Here, you’ll have access to four modern shower and toilet blocks, a laundrette, a shop in the reception for basics, and disabled facilities for all.
Though you’ll undoubtedly spend most of your time discovering what Newquay has to offer, a heated indoor pool, children’s pool, and sunbathing area ensure you have as much to do within the park as outside.
There’s no shortage of fun for children, making the campsite ideal for families. Take a trip on the Lappa Valley Steam Railway, pet animals at Dairyland Farm World, or run around the Newperran Adventure playground.
Price: £22-29 per day
Muasdale Holiday Park - Argyll
Muasdale Holiday Park sits just next to Muasdale beach, providing beautiful, uninterrupted views of the Atlantic. This means you have the perfect opportunity to easily island hop between Gigha, Islay, Jura, and Arran.
Relax by your motorhome as you watch seals and otters swimming on the reef, listen to oystercatchers call, and smell the beautiful, fresh ocean air. Muasdale really is paradise for campers.
Dogs are welcome and, whilst not as family-friendly as other campsites on this list, Muasdale provides the perfect opportunity to sit and relax together as you take in the surrounding nature.
Price: From £15 per night
Solway Holiday Village - Silloth
Nowhere in the UK quite has the same allure as the Lake District, with someone of the most beautiful mountains, lakes, and towns in the country. Solway Holiday Village is a motorhome camping site that does it justice, just a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall.
Silloth is within walking distance, and hosts a variety of activities to get the whole family involved. Children can pet animals at the Gincase Farm Park while history-lovers can learn about the Battle of Waterloo at Soldiers in Silloth.
Solway Holiday Village boasts 130 acres filled with kids’ clubs, play centres, bars, and an entertainment centre, so there’s plenty to do back at base for the whole family – perfect after a long day in the Lakes.
Price: £25 per night
South Lytchett Manor – Dorset
South Lytchett Manor, situated just three miles from Poole Harbour and the Jurassic Coast, was named the AA’s Campsite of the Year in 2016, and it’s easy to see why.
20 acres is plenty of space for your pitch, and the facilities exude luxury. Heated showers and TV hookups aren’t something usually associated with camping sites, but South Lytchett Manor offers them in abundance.
An adventure playground ensures the children have plenty to do, while dogs of all kind are welcome. It’s a family-friendly motorhome site that allows you to see the best of Dorset without scrimping on comfort.
Price: From £40.75 per day