Nostalgic and reminiscent of fond childhood memories from a bygone era of hazy, golden days, the humble caravan holiday is one of the staple British holiday traditions. From touring caravans to luxury static caravans, nowadays there is something for everyone when it comes to the caravan staycation. However, aside from taking the opportunity to relax and explore somewhere new (or a favourite part of the country) with the family, there are also plenty of exciting places to visit and things to do dotted across the UK.
If you are in the process of planning a cheap caravan holiday, make sure that you don’t miss out on your chance to make the most of the getaway. Here are some of the best places to see and attractions to visit when you’re staying in a caravan – perfect for ensuring the whole family has a great time!
With a range of caravan parks, featuring both tourers and holiday homes, Worcestershire is the perfect haven for a traditional British break with Allens Caravans. Thanks to its prime location in the West Midlands, Worcestershire is also perfectly placed for those who are looking for a more centralised base from which to head out and explore.
However, if you do fancy staying a little closer to home, the county also boasts an extensive range of attractions of its own. For those who prefer a taste of city living, head into Worcester itself for plenty of shopping opportunities and a visit to the stunning Worcester Cathedral. If history is your thing, you could also visit Croome – taking in the historical splendour of Croome Court and the surrounding parkland and paying a visit to the secret wartime air base. Alternatively, the kids are sure to love a visit to the Severn Valley Railway. Spend a day travelling up and down the line and explore all the delights this charming heritage steam railway has to offer.
If a quieter countryside break is more your cup of tea, then Orchard Lodge caravan park in the picturesque Warwickshire countryside is sure to make the perfect fit. With Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, just around the corner, there is always plenty to do in the county for lovers of culture, history and literature.
If you can squeeze it in, a visit to the theatre is a must – don’t miss out on seeing Anne Hathaway’s cottage for yourself, either. Aside from the Shakespeare trail, nearby Kenilworth Castle is also a great attraction. The dramatic ruins of the castle are a great way to learn about history and let the kids’ imaginations run wild!
The humble East Midlands county of Northamptonshire may not exactly be top of the list when you think of holiday destinations in the UK, but contrary to popular belief, there are actually plenty of great attractions in the county. From your base at a holiday park just outside Northampton, the whole county is at your fingertips, with plenty of places to visit just awaiting your arrival.
If you fancy a trip into Northampton, one sight definitely not to be missed is 78 Derngate. The only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the beautiful architecture and style of the home is a real sight to behold. For something a little more child-friendly, how about a visit to the West Lodge Rural Centre? With walking trails, play areas and animals aplenty, this working farm attraction offers the perfect family day out.
Heading out of England and into Wales, North Wales is the perfect holiday destination for those who prefer their family getaways with a little more action and adventure. Snowdonia National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring parts of the UK, with stunning mountainous landscapes and sea views around every corner.
With such a wealth of attractions on your doorstep, there is guaranteed to be something for every member of the family to enjoy. For stunning coastal views and a bracing seaside walk, don’t miss the Great Orme in Llandudno. Of course, if your legs aren’t feeling up to the climb, you could always just take the Great Orme Tramway up instead! From trams to trains, one of the most talked-about attractions in the area is the Ffestiniog Railway, taking visitors from Porthmadog’s picturesque harbour to the quaint slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Founded in 1832, this is the oldest railway company in the world!
Whichever part of the UK you choose to visit, picking a caravan as your home away from home is the ideal way to ensure an unforgettable, enjoyable holiday. With so much to do and so many exciting new places to explore, you’re never going to want to leave!