Because of the vagaries of the British climate, there are seasons in the year when you might be in two minds about rolling out the motorhome for a weekend break or longer holiday.
The weather can be changeable at any time of the year, of course, but in wintertime, you’ll also have the risks of heavy rain and storms to contend with – and that’s even banking on the campsites you want still being open.
To help dispel those doubts and encourage you to clamber aboard your motorhome no matter what time of the year, here is a list of our top ten all-weather, all-season places to visit in the UK.
The West Country’s mild climate makes a trip to Devon welcome at any time of the year, and Salcombe on Devon’s south coast is something of a paradise with its sub-tropical gardens – stay at the small, but inviting adults only Parkland Caravan and Camping site, just 8 miles out of town.
Drive still further into the southwest of England, and you will reach the Cornish peninsula of Penzance, and its stunning sea views and cliff walks for some bracing spring air – Cardinney Caravan and Camping Park’s 90 pitches offer a year-round welcome on a site reserved exclusively for adults.
St Austell, Cornwall
You’ve made it as far as Cornwall, so why not enjoy a day or two longer and get even more exercise by walking the coastal paths around St Austell and the tucked-away fishing village of Gorran Haven.
In the nearby village of Threthurgy, there is a small caravan site (for a total of just 5 motorhomes or caravans) at the Camping and Cara Club’s Certified Site at Gray Farm.
Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Who hasn’t heard of Alton Towers! It’s many a family’s idea of the perfect day out – why not cap it off by making a weekend of it by staying at Beech Croft Farm Caravan and Camping Park, near Buxton, so you can also enjoy the splendours of the Peak District National Park.
Put a different spin on your next trip to the picturesque New Forest by visiting the Setley Ridge Vineyard, in the heart of the National Park, near Brockenhurst in Hampshire.
You can view grapes on the vine, the bottling process and buy a bottle or two, before retiring to one of the sites for motorhomes right on the doorstep at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s site at Hollands Wood.
Who could resist a motorhome campsite that has its own Hobbit Hill?
The Secret Garden Touring Park, near Wisbech, names its play area after the Hobbit, has a recently planted maze, a herd of pigs and its own duck pond, whilst the surrounding flat Fenland is ideal for bicycle trips.
Yes, you can take your motorhome and stay within easy striking distance of the capital by camping at Lee Valley Camping and Caravanning Park in Edmonton. Just jump on a bus and explore all the sights, sounds and nightlife that London has to offer or take a trip along the river.
Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
Visit Robin Hood country by exploring Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire and on the 40-acre Sherwood Forest Holiday Park, which is close to the visitor centre and the National Nature Reserve.
Talybont, North Wales
Even North Wales has its share of sunnier, early spring days when you can marvel at the stunning scenery surrounding a campsite like Islawrffordd Luxury Holiday Park, which has been owned and run by the same family since 1957.
Kilchoan, Scottish Highlands
If you are truly adventurous and want to get away from it all before the season’s crowds begin to encroach, head off for the rugged west coast of Scotland, the beautiful coastal town of Oban, Fort William, and the brooding peaks of Glencoe.
Creagan Station Tourers caravan touring park will be the ideal place to pitch up at any time of the year to discover these delights of western Scotland.