So you have completed your caravan towing training and now looking forward to making the most out of your new achievement, what is a better excuse than the long Easter weekend ahead? Many different family caravan sites around the UK will be holding special seasonal events to celebrate Easter, the weather is improving, and it is perfect opportunity to get away for a few days to relax.
7 Family Caravan Sites Ideas
Embarking on a trip as a family means that a considerable about of consideration needs to be taken into where you book to both stay and visit during your time away. There needs to be an even balance between activities to keep children entertained and exciting places to visit for the rest of the family. If you are struggling for inspiration caravan sites to research into around the UK, keep reading!
Brighton Caravan Club, East Sussex
Brighton Caravan Club is an excellent option as it is on the quiet outskirts of busy Brighton but just 2 miles from the well known seaside town. On site, you are able to set up your BBQ, while the children enjoy the play area. If you wanted to venture out, there are many options to visit in the Brighton area. You could quite easily spend the day wandering around the traditional town, searching through alleys to find small, unique boutique shops and finding a place to get a bite to eat by the beach. You cannot visit Brighton without going to the Brighton Pier, which includes rides for all ages, activities such as trampolining, an arcade and you can pick up your very own piece of Brighton rock!
Pembrey Country Park, Wales
Pembrey Country Park is 500 acres of parkland and is situated on the south-west Wales coastline. The country park is packed with different unique and exciting activities that you will rarely get the chance to try out, and there will be something suitable for all members of the family. During your stay at Pembrey Country Park, you may find yourself skiing, tobogganing, horse riding, laser tag, crazy golf and many more. If you wanted to spend a day outside of the park, nearby you can find beaches and historical remains dating back to WW1.
Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes
Spend a weekend in your caravan next door to one of the most well-known children’s theme park, Gulliver’s Land. This campsite is better suited to younger children as the theme park is aimed at those around the ages of two to thirteen. Gulliver’s Land holds different seasonal events suited to the time of year including Easter weekend. This year they are holding competitions, an Easter bonnet parade, main stage entertainers and a range of different games along with access to all of the rides that remain open all year round.
Callow Top Holiday Park, Derbyshire
Callow Top Holiday Park is just outside the peak district and is perfect if you are looking to stay in an area in which you can easily spend the whole weekend onsite without getting bored and running out of things to do. There are play areas, arcades, outdoor sports playing fields and even a mini supermarket if you run out of essentials or want to pick up some snacks. Bringing your caravan means that you would also be bringing your car, which is a huge advantage when staying here as Alton Towers is just a 20-minute drive from the campsite.
Scone Palace, Scotland
You are now able to stay on the grounds of one of Scotland’s most famous and beautiful castles on their onsite campsite. The huge ground means that you will be provided with a spaced-out pitch and fresh food can be purchased from their small onsite shop. Scone Palace plays a considerable part in Scottish history as it was once the crowning place of previous Scottish kings such as Macbeth and Robert the Bruce. Although this is a great setting for all ages of the family, it may be better suited to older children as most of the attractions are historic sites and gardens. Private garden tours can be booked at a reasonable price, and you could also take on The Murray Star Maze.
Abbey Wood, London
Abbey Wood campsite is on the outskirts of London, and here you can enjoy the best of both worlds with both country and city surroundings. This campsite is pretty traditional and doesn’t have access to many additional activities, only the essentials, but is perfect if you want to have a first-hand camping experience. There are regular train stations nearby which can take you to central London in as little as 30 minutes. London is fantastic over Easter weekend as many different events are held all around the city. At least six different areas are conducting an Easter egg hunt and trail including ZSL London Zoo. If you wanted more inspiration on things to do in London this Easter weekend, take a look at this Visit London article we found!
Breydon Water Holiday Park, Norfolk
Breydon Water Holiday Park is just a short drive from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth and consists of two parks options in one. This option is excellent if you wanted to have a relaxing weekend with many different activities onsite to keep the children occupied. There are two areas of the campsite, Yare Village Park or Bure Village, each of which are different. Yare Village is perfect for activities which a luxury heated outside pool with a slide and a family friendly bar with daily interactive entertainment. On the other hand, Bure Village is for those who want to relax and get some well-needed rest with a gym including its own indoor pool.
With lots of research into where in the UK you plan to take your plan to spend your weekend break, you can track down a caravan site to suit almost every different requirement of the family. You can kill two birds with one stone and stay in a rural area which is nearby a busy city or opt for an activity-filled site.