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The why, what and where of camping: part two

How to have a great staycation in England

Holidays abroad are lovely and the perfect antidote to help you calm and relax, but you don't have to go far to benefit from a relaxing holiday. More and more people are choosing a staycation as an option for their holidays, especially this year whilst we get back on our feet after the pandemic. With travel regulations still changeable, it is worth planning a staycation camping holiday to ensure you and your family don't miss out on holiday time together.

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a location for your camping staycation holiday. England is a wonderful place for a staycation. Every region has something slightly different to offer and new sights to see and explore.

Let's take a look at where you could book your next camping holiday starting with...

The South West

The South West of England is known for sunny weather, lots of beautiful coastlines and plenty of walking and outdoor activities. For a coastal holiday, you can't beat a visit to Devon or Cornwall, where you can laze on sandy beaches or walk along rocky coastlines. Further inland, there are many historic towns to explore and, of course, plenty of scenic and hilly countryside to walk and hike through. Take a look at the host of beautiful campsites available in the area.

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Langstone Manor Holiday Park

Langstone Manor is situated on the edge of Dartmoor. You can take your tent or caravan or stay in on-site holiday homes. This beautiful park has many facilities to enjoy, including a lovely bar, an indoor pool, and a restaurant. Tavistock is nearby, and the area has lots of national trust properties to explore if you are looking for a little history and culture on your trip.

Sunhaven Valley Holiday Park

A little further into the South West in Cornwall is Sunhaven Valley, and it is as beautiful as it sounds. The park is nestled into a beautiful and relaxing Cornish valley where you can walk through woodland to get to the local beach. You couldn't ask for more! You can choose to take your tent, your caravan or book a static caravan for your holiday. While on holiday, you have plenty of opportunities to walk, cycle, or participate in many outdoor activities.

The South East

The South East of England is the place to go if you want mile after mile of beautiful gardens and greenery. Not your thing? Why not pick somewhere a little closer to the hustle and bustle of the cities in the area and head into town for an exciting trip exploring and shopping. The South East is also considered the area of England that is the driest, so if you are trying to avoid the rain, head here! We have lots of campsites in the area to choose from, so why not take a look?

Rye, Sussex
Rye, Sussex

The Hop Farm Campsite

The Hop Farm Campsite is located in beautiful Kent, known for its fruit orchards and hop growing traditions. The Hop Farm Campsite is set within 500 acres of countryside. This is the perfect place to visit if you want a holiday park that includes plenty of activities to keep your family occupied. On-site, a children's play area includes adventure playparks and many activities to keep your children amused. For the adults, there is a bar, a pool and a restaurant.

Apollo Sun Club

The Apollo Sun Club is a small but well-run naturist campsite, close to the coastal resort city of Brighton. The campsite includes plenty of sunbathing lawns and quiet spots to relax in. When you are feeling sociable, there is often a weekly communal BBQ to attend, or you could visit the on-site clubhouse too.

The Heart of England

In the Heart of England, you might be the furthest it's possible to be from the coastline, but there is still plenty to see and do. The West Midlands and surrounding areas are full of beautiful, historic towns and villages to explore, all nestled within beautiful rolling hills and countryside. Take a trip to a bustling and historic city and explore the incredible culture and history we are known for in England. This is a region rich in culture and also rich in campsites. Take a look here to book your next holiday.

Potteries in Stoke on Trent
Potteries in Stoke on Trent

Caistor Lakes

Caistor Lakes is a touring caravan park which is open all year round so you can take your holiday whenever it suits you. Every pitch comes with an electric hook up. There are plenty of facilities on-site to enjoy, including a bar, restaurant and takeaway food facilities.

This is an adults-only caravan park which makes it a little quieter and less bustling than some others. This is perfect if you are looking for a relaxing getaway on your own or with your partner. Peace and tranquillity are precisely what this caravan park offers. It is situated near beautiful fishing lakes and surrounded by green countryside.

Clumber Park Caravan And Motorhome Club Site

Clumber Park Caravan and Motorhome Site is situated within the heart of National Trust property. Clumber Park is a beautiful woodland park that was once part of the famous Sherwood Forest, which housed the legendary Robin Hood and his band of outlaws. As you would expect, there are many things to do in the area with a Robin Hood theme. So, if you have children, this is an area that will both fascinate and excite them - perfect for a fun trip for the whole family. The caravan and motorhome site itself is a small and quiet park that is set within beautiful woodland. It boasts a play area and on-site shop as well as the usual facilities you would expect from a smaller caravan park.

North West England

North West England is best known for its urban cityscapes and its stunning countryside. This region includes the Lake District, which is famous the world over for just how beautiful it is. In the North West, you can visit some of the largest mountains in England and walk for miles through the sublime countryside. Head back to your campsite for a relaxing evening in the local pub or with your family back at camp. The campsites below and more can be found right here. Take a look and find your perfect campsite.

Lake Buttermere, Lake District
Lake Buttermere, Lake District

Willowbank Touring Park

Willowbank is a touring park set right on the edge of wind-swept dunes and amongst mature trees and woodland. This is the perfect base for a walking holiday with lots of walks, hills and coastlines all over the North West being within easy reach. The park is only five miles from Southport for trips into town and all the attractions on offer. These include the famous Southport beach and pier and the botanic gardens. The park is also situated within easy walking distance of the Sefton Coastline.

Silverdale Caravan Park

If you are looking for a well-appointed caravan park with lots of facilities, you can't beat Silverdale Caravan Park. The park itself consists of touring and a few tent pitches. During your stay, you can make the most of the indoor leisure centre, the challenging pitch and putt and two children's adventure playgrounds. There is also plenty of space for ball games and activities. When you want to venture out, the park is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it the perfect base to explore the stunning countryside in the area.


Yorkshire is among the most beautiful places you can visit. This covers a large area of the North of England, and the region is peppered with green moors and breezy hills. Yorkshire is rich in culture and history, so you can learn a thing or two while you are there! You will also find plenty of opportunities for exciting outdoor activities and lots of tourist attractions to visit too. Choose your Yorkshire campsite using our online campsite finder. You can use the filters to find your perfect campsite.

Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire

Robin Hood Caravan Park

Robin Hood Caravan Park is located near the small village of Slingsby. The village might be small, but it is wonderfully located with easy access to walks on the wild, green moors or nearby coastlines for windy beach walks. The area is also rich in attractions, including historic houses and national trust properties. There is plenty to keep the whole family occupied and happy. The caravan park itself is small but well-facilitated with touring and tent pitches. On-site facilities include a bar, shop and a playground and treasure trail.

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan And Motorhome Club Site

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site is located right next to Thirsk Racecourse. The Caravan & Motorhome Club manages it on behalf of the racecourse. So, if you have an event to attend at the racecourse, you could not be better situated. The caravan park is within a short walk of the main stand. This isn't the site for you if you are looking for a quiet park as there may be some noise from the nearby roads and the racecourse itself. You can even stay on race days if you need.

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