Discover the Best UK Motorhome Destinations for Families
As the holiday season grows nearer, many people are beginning to think about getting away for a while, possibly for a short break or for a longer holiday. In recent years staycations have become increasingly popular in the UK, mainly due to financial considerations and the complications associated with travelling abroad. One of the best ways to explore all that this country has to offer is to choose motorhoming. Both couples and families will appreciate the freedom and flexibility offered by motorhoming holidays in the UK.
If you want to explore the UK, a motorhome will allow you to visit both the tourist hotspots and some out-of-the-way places you would not normally find in the brochures. For families with children particularly, motorhoming allows you to move from place to place as you wish. You can head for family-friendly attractions, places of historical interest or lovely beaches depending on the weather and how you feel on the day. You will find that wherever you travel in the country you are never too far from a site to spend a night or two in. With motorhoming, you also have fewer restrictions and can please yourselves about what time to have your meals, settle down for the night or get up in the morning.
There are fantastic motorhome destinations throughout the UK, so whether you want to head for the south or the north, you will find great family-friendly motorhome and caravan sites from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands.
Starting in the South West, St Austell makes a brilliant motorhome destination. Cornwall’s beautiful beaches are within easy reach, and you can also enjoy walking parts of the coastal footpath with its stunning views. Some nearby towns and villages have all the amenities that holidaymakers would expect in a beach resort, but you can also find quieter places off the beaten track if this is what you prefer. Cornwall’s industrial heritage and its fascinating tin-mining history are worth exploring, and a visit to the Eden Project is a must while you are in this lovely county.
Moving along the south coast, you will find beautiful coastal resorts in Dorset. Arriving in Hampshire, there is plenty to explore around the area of Setley Ridge Vineyard. The campsite here welcomes motorhomes, and its situation in the New Forest National Park means that it is convenient for many well-known attractions such as the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The eighteenth-century shipbuilding settlement of Buckler’s Hard makes for a great day out, and you will find lots of other locations in the area for family days out.
Anyone who really wants to get away from it all could head for the Highlands of Scotland. There are plenty of places to stay here, including the UK’s most westerly campsite at Kilchoan. If you decide on a Scottish adventure, make sure your motorhome is well stocked and plan your route in advance. The journey may be a little challenging, and you need to travel more than fifty miles from Fort William, but the rewards make it well worth it. Wildlife in this remote corner of the UK includes pine martens, golden eagles and otters, so look out for creatures you will not see anywhere else.
If you decide the freedom of motorhoming would suit you and your family, why not check out the range of motorhomes for sale from your dealer? There are different models to suit couples or families, and you will be able to explore many different areas of the UK. Many people like to start with short breaks fairly close to home before venturing farther afield for longer holidays.