Motorhome owners are a step ahead of the game when it comes to staycations – they have been holidaying on home soil for years – with some Brits only just realising the beauty of a staycation. For campervan and motorhome owners, a staycation is 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.
Motorhomes have an added luxury though, with a home on wheels, you aren’t restricted to only holidays on home soil, instead you can enjoy the open road and take a road trip on foreign soil. 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.
Choosing a holiday spot however, is where it can become difficult. 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
Looking for a bit of luxury and relaxation? Look no further than 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. 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.
If you have a larger RV or motorhome, fear not, as this campsite can accommodate you with their extra-large pitches. Rest assured the relaxing site can act as a great base to explore Cambridgeshire.
Hendra Holiday Park
For families, Hendra Holiday park is simply perfect. Situated in Newquay, Cornwall, Hendra has 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.
The toilets aren’t the only facilities that Hendra can shout about. 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
Take your motorhome on a trip of a lifetime and visit the ‘RV Park of the Year’ in South Carolina. Ranked in the top 1% of campground in America, Ocean Lakes Family Campground is pretty impressive! And there’s no surprise why. It’s situated on the oceanfront in South Carolina, USA, stretching across one mile of oceanfront, and you can camp here all year round.
As one of the most popular campsites, Ocean Lakes allow guests to reserve one of their 630 pitches, 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.
You won’t find activities hard to come by, as 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’
Sun, sea, sand and Spanish culture, what more could you want when visiting 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.
Take a dip in one of their swimming pools, or sit down and enjoy some food at the snack bars, pizzeria or the onsite restaurant to take a break from any cooking duties on your trip.
You can enjoy the beach with the family just a stone throw away, where you will find plenty of activities to enjoy with your children — from windsurfing to waterskiing, you can make the most of having the sea within throwing distance.
What type of holiday are you looking for? Do you prefer home or away? 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.