While in the past a caravan holiday may have been seen as a cheap and cheerful, low-cost option, these days the amenities give you real bang for your buck. Swimming pools, adventure playgrounds and soft play areas are all par for the course at many caravan sites - and we have the best around. With over 2000 options to choose from, covering seaside towns and forest parks, the humble caravan has never looked so appealing.
Best for: Entertainment for all ages
This large, family-friendly holiday park is absolutely crammed full of fun. With an on-site water park, a golf course, fishing lakes and much more, you’ll never get bored. What’s more, the well-equipped caravans of Holiday Resort Unity are just 200 metres from the closest sandy beach.
Best for: A seaside holiday
Crazy golf, heated outdoor pools, nightly entertainment and kids clubs; the team at South Bay Holiday Park have thought of everything. Its Devon location is the cherry on top. Have a sundowner on the beach, watch the fishermen offload their catch at nearby Brixham harbour, or get some thrilling water action with a trip to the Splashdown Waterpark. The caravans here sleep from two to eight people, with prices to suit all budgets.
Best for: Wildlife spotting and stargazing
The award-winning caravan and lodge park at Kelling Heath is stunningly situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with miles of woodland trails to discover. Kelling Heath has also been designated a Dark Sky Discovery Site, meaning that it’s one of the best places in the UK to cuddle up under the night sky. This site ticks the boxes for all types of reservations, from romantic holidays to large friend or family groups. Beach resorts like Great Yarmouth are just a short drive away.
Location: Isle of Wight (Hampshire)
Best for: Dog-friendly options
Get away from it all with a trip to Thorness Bay Holiday Park, a quick ferry ride away from Portsmouth on the Isle of Wight. Run by the team at Parkdean Resorts, the park offers a range of accommodation and activities so that you can choose your own adventure. Make a splash on the slides in the indoor swimming pool or walk to the nearest beach. The park even offers dog-friendly caravans so you really can holiday with the whole family.
Best for: Holidaying in any season
While you might think of a caravan holiday as a purely summer affair, Lucksall Caravan and Camping Park’s stunning rural location make it fantastic across the seasons, with autumn leaves looking particularly glorious. It’s just a short drive away from some of the Wye Valley’s most scenic areas, making it an ideal spot for hiking, canoeing, wildlife spotting and enjoying the Herefordshire countryside.
Location: East Yorkshire
Best For: Touring caravanners
For those who like to bring their caravan along with them, Thorpe Hall is a unique choice. In the grounds of a Grade II-listed country estate, this park welcomes caravans and motorhomes on spacious pitches, each one with access to free broadband and TV sockets. On site, there are play areas and fishing available, making this a simple but stand-out choice.
Best For: Treehouse accommodation
More lodge style than caravan chic, the accommodations at Deerpark Forest are luxurious cabins hidden within Cornwall’s rural woodland. With hot tubs and log burning stoves as standard, the cabins have all the amenities to make your stay really special. Eat al fresco on the treetop deckin and if you do venture away from the site, why not explore the lovely pirate town of Looe?
Best for: Watersports lovers
Sitting on a watersports mecca, the Tattershall Lakes Country Park is ideal for adventurers young and old. Wake-boarding, jet-skiing and paddle boarding are just three of the lakeside activities on offer, while there is a high ropes course, archery and biking available on land. Watch live bands, theatre shows or outdoor cinema in the evenings, on this large site that covers cosy caravans and spacious lodges.
Best for: Potential holiday home owners
The Kaims offers a range of beautifully-presented holiday homes that offer potential buyers a new way of life. Situated on the Northumberland Coast, you’ll be a stone’s throw from the iconic views of Bamburgh Castle, as well as within an easy drive of Alnwick and the fishing village of Craster. With a children’s play area, and a bar and restaurant on site, you’ll enjoy comfort and ease at The Kaims.
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