10 Caravan Sites in Yorkshire you MUST visit!

Since our HQ and factory is based in Bradford, it is only right that we share some great caravan sites in Yorkshire with you all! Yorkshire is filled with rural beauty and picturesque sights, so it will make an excellent destination for exploring the UK this summer.

Allow us to proudly introduce you to some brilliant caravan sites based in Yorkshire…

Bolton Abbey Caravan Park, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Located in an open glade decorated with woodland and the Yorkshire Dales, this site attracts a lot of wildlife so it’s also great for the nature lovers. Expect to see ducks, pheasants and squirrels joining you on your trip! The local town of Skipton is nearby, so you can explore the historic town for days you feel like venturing out. There’s plenty of options for food, drink and shopping within close proximity.

There are long footpaths through the moors, woods and farmlands which will make the perfect setting for your strolls. Plus, there are some dog walks included so your furry friends can join in too.

Hawes Club Site, Hawes, North Yorkshire

This site is located in the beautiful Wensleydale and has brilliant views to offer (and yes, it is where the famous cheese has been made for almost a century!). Hawes had a redevelopment in 2017 and now offers an incredible stay with 10 serviced pitches.

Nearby is the market town of Hawes as well as the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so this is also a great option for anybody looking to explore the wonderful nature of the UK. The market town of Hawes offers cosy, traditional pubs galore where you can enjoy some tasty, warming food after a long day of exploring.

Scarborough West Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

This is a great option for families as the Scarborough West Ayton site offers great amenities for the little ones. 

The site boasts great amenities and activities for families including walking and cycling paths, horse riding, a games pavilion, pool tables, table tennis and outdoor play facilities to name a few. There’s also dog walks on-site and nearby so all of the family can get involved!

Nearby is also some lovely pubs and restaurants which will be great for unwinding in after a day of activities. Not only that but you also have some great amenities within Scarborough, which is an easy distance from the site – including a sea life centre, funfair, and the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliff.

Hebden Bride Site, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

This site has recently had a redevelopment which means visitors can experience the new features such as a new reception and more choice of all-weather pitches.

This is definitely more of a tranquil option compared to the other suggestions so far, with it being nestled neatly away from busy roads and dotted by a bordering stream. Nearby you can explore the Victorian style shops or for the artier types, you can visit the local craft centre.

You have easy access to the Haworth Parsonage, where the legendary Bronte sisters lived and worked. Not only that but there is also the Moors, the Pennine Way and Hardcastle Crags within close proximity.

Bridlington Caravan Site, Bridlington, East Riding

If you want a coastal stay this summer, look no further than Bridlington Caravan Site. Offering over 81 all-weather pitches this extended site has plenty to offer both on-site and nearby.

The site offers excellent facilities for dog walking, as well as keeping you in close proximity to the attractions of the surrounding area including a lovely farm shop nearby.

Just some of the attractions nearby included Sewerby Hall, Flamborough Head, North Bay and The Jorvik Viking Centre.

Wharfedale Caravan Site, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Perfect for families who want to leisurely explore the rural countryside Yorkshire has to offer. This site is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and offers a real escape from everyday life, guarded by stately trees. On-site you will find numerous walking paths where you can take in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Here, you are nearby Grassington which is one of the most picturesque villages situated in the Yorkshire Dales. With cobbled streets and a sweet selection of local shops, the destination is perfect for family days out.

The Alders Caravan Park, Alne, North Yorkshire

Set on a working farm in the village of Alne, you will find The Alders Caravan Park – the perfect retreat for a breath of fresh country air.  The North Yorkshire countryside is surrounding which makes the site the perfect location for anyone wanting to stroll through glorious countryside.

On-site you can visit the farm shop which has a range of beef, lamb or free-range eggs and for those looking to bring a BBQ, they are welcome on site.

   

Old Station Caravan Park, Masham, North Yorkshire

This site offers some of Yorkshire’s heritage as it is run by a family on the former railway station in Masham! It’s conveniently located as it is only a 20-minute walk from the town centre, pubs and breweries – meaning there’s always an activity at hand.

On site, this rural caravan site includes a small shop, laundry room, well-maintained heated amenities block and a washing-up point.

Ash Keys Caravan Park, Eshton, North Yorkshire

If you’re looking to bring your dog on your holiday, Ash Keys is a great site as it boasts a large dog exercise area. 5 minutes in the car will land you at the local amenities including pubs, takeaways and small supermarkets in Gargrave. However, the outdoor activities at Ash Keys are endless – whether it’s walking or bike rides directly from the park to join major trails.

Castle Howard Lakeside Park, Coneysthorpe, North Yorkshire

The view over Castle Howard’s Great Lake is enough to entice you to stay at this site but to share some of the other great amenities here; you are a 15-minute walk to Castle Howard and have access to fishing and dog-walking areas on site, as well as being close to a café and farm shop.

Nearby, there are cycle paths, bridleways and hiking trails – so it’s perfect for any outdoor lover!

If you are planning a trip to our lovely hometown of Yorkshire, be sure to bring your towing jacket to keep your vehicle safe on the way. If you don’t have a towing jacket, you run the risk of damaging your caravan. Shop all towing jacket options here.

Top 5 Coastal Caravan Holidays!

 

The end is in site and lockdown is almost over… but have you started planning your post-lockdown getaway yet? ­­Just in case you’re struggling for ideas, we’ve picked out our top 5 coastal sites for the perfect summer staycation!

Pentewen Sands – St Austell, Cornwall…

If you’re looking for the perfect picturesque location, then look no further than Pentewen Sands. Situated on its own private beach in the Mevagissey Bay, this 5-Star holiday park boasts stunning views and crystal-clear waters! With live entertainment in the Seahorse Bar and an indoor water park, Pentewen is ideal for families. And for all the thrill seekers out there, check out the paddle board and water sports area down on the beach!

With motorhome and caravan pitches just a three-minute walk to the sea, you can have the perfect Cornish costal getaway.  

Craig Tara – Ayrshire, Scotland…

Are you in need of an action-packed break with plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied? Craig Tara touring park is the place to be this summer! Situated on the Ayrshire coastline, Craig Tara boasts stunning views and direct access to the beach. Being a Haven site, there is always something to do – whether it’s traversing the Lighthouse Harbour Adventure or taking a swim in the multi-level pool complex!

With its range of facilities and holiday packages to suit all budgets, it’s never been easier to escape to the beautiful Scottish coast.

Wheal Rodney – Mount’s Bay, Cornwall…

Do you consider yourself a history buff? Then the Wheal Rodney site is the perfect place for you and your family. Set behind Cornwall’s oldest town, Marazion, Wheal Rodney is just a 20-minute walk to St Michael’s Mount Castle. With a range of shops and stunning scenery, Marazion is the ideal location for hikers and tourists alike!

Did we mention that the site has an indoor, heated pool too?

Penrhyn Bay Caravan Park – Llandudno, Wales…

Awaken your inner explorer on the stunning coastline that is Penrhyn Bay! Recognised as one of the few geoparks in the world, Anglesey boasts a many castles, stately homes and Celtic monuments for you and your family to visit. The site itself has a play area and games room for the kids, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor tennis court! For the more seasoned explorers, the park also has a private slipway to sail along the coast.

Brighton Caravan Club – Brighton, England…

Just a short walk from the beautiful town of Brighton, the Brighton Caravan Club is the perfect destination for couples and families alike. The town itself boasts a range of attractions including Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion, Electrical Railway and plenty of quirky boutiques – it’s the classic seaside resort that we all know and love!

Our stunning coastlines are the perfect destinations for your summer staycations! Make sure your caravan is protected with the Pro-Tec Towing Jacket. With breathable materials and a soft inner lining, your caravan will be protected against dangerous elements…

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(*but were afraid to ask)

Here at Pro-tec we missed the interaction we get at the NEC caravan and motorhome show and getting to meet our

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What does the lockdown roadmap mean for caravan sites?

On Monday 22nd February, the government announced the roadmap for bringing Britain out of lockdown. The plan included key dates of when certain venues and industries could expect to re-open based on how the data is showing at that time.

This included things such as the re-opening of retail, restaurants and hospitality and even later in the year a plan for re-opening sectors such as nightclubs and removing limits of social contact.

This plan has sparked optimism for most of Britain but what does the plan mean for caravanners?

It’s been a tough year for lovers of caravan and motorhome trips, with many of us not having any trips for the last year. However, things are starting to look up. Here’s what we know based on Monday’s announcement:

The plan

It’s important to remember that the dates announced by the government are a guideline and it will still depend on how many people are vaccinated at the time, what the death rate is like and what the R rate is (rate of infection of the COVID-19 disease). If these numbers continue to drop and remain low, then we can expect to follow these dates quite accurately.

So, when will they re-open?

As part of the government’s road map for exiting lockdown, self-catered holidays will be possible from April 12th at the earliest. International travel won’t be allowed to resume until, at the earliest, May 17th – so it’s likely a lot of Brit’s will be holidaying at home for a while.

These are the rules that Boris Johnson has announced for Britain. Under these plans, people will be allowed to stay in self-catered accommodation but only with members of your household. Campsites and holiday lets where indoor facilities are not shared with other households are also included in this category.

Get ready for life after lockdown

Many caravan and campsites have now begun to contact those with existing bookings and are taking bookings for dates past April 12th. We imagine that there will be a high surge in bookings this year so we would advise you to act quickly if you want a trip as soon as possible.

Don’t forget, when you do get back on the road your caravan will be exposed to damaging factors such as UV rays, stones, road chips and gravel. Keep it protected with a towing jacket from Pro-Tec Covers.

AA Campsite Winner Sites That You Should Visit

If you have had travel plans put on hold over the last year, then you will probably want to make sure that your next trip is one to remember. There are so many great caravan sites in the UK but if you want a break that goes above and beyond your usual UK holidays, treat yourself to a stay at an AA award-winning site.

Whether you are looking for a prime location or luxury facilities, these award-winning sites will ensure your holiday is extra special:

East Fleet Farm Touring Park, Weymouth, Dorset

AA Campsite of the Year (South West England)

The south-west of England is spoilt for choice when it comes to high-quality caravan sites, so this park has had to fight off some serious competition to pick up this award.

The location of the site is idyllic, situated overlooking the stunning Fleet Lagoon and the sea, while it is also away from any residential or commercial areas, offering total tranquillity. With direct access to the South West Coast Path and easy access to Weymouth Beach, it is in a great location for families and walkers.

Onsite facilities are also of a high standard, with a bar and patio area to enjoy food and drinks with a view.

Plassey Holiday Park, Eyton, Wrexham

(Wales and Overall Winner)

You will struggle to find a more luxurious campsite than Plassey Holiday Park in Wales. Onsite facilities include an amazing adventure playground for the kids, a retail outlet and even a nine-hole golf course! There is also an indoor heated swimming pool, sports facilities and bars and restaurants.

It is set in 250 acres of stunning woodland and is within a short drive from Chester, Llangollen and Snowdonia National Park, so there are lots of options for fun days out. The site and local area are also well set up for scenic walks and bike rides.

Huntly Castle Caravan Park, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

AA Campsite of the Year (Scotland)

This campsite is the perfect destination for people who enjoy peace and quiet, rather than busy complexes with lots of activities and noise. It is located in the Grampian countryside and is close to the town of Huntly, where you can experience some of the local Scottish culture and heritage.

The Castle and Whisky Trails are top attractions near the site, while it is also popular for cyclists who want to try the selection of mountain bike trails. You are also close to the Moray coast and Cairngorm Mountains, so a great choice of site for outdoors adventurers.

Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

AA Campsite of the Year (England)

This luxury holiday park has won plenty of awards over the years and it is easy to see why. Set in the Leicestershire countryside, the park has 9 coarse fishing lakes, a fantastic clubhouse and outdoor seated area overlooking the lake. 

The park has been beautifully landscaped, with water features and well-maintained gardens throughout. The toilet and washroom facilities are of a very high standard and the site is in a good location for some picturesque walks, away from busy towns and cities.

Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment because these award-winning campsites will be in high demand. Have you bought your towing jacket yet? Order your towing jacket now from Pro-Tec covers so you are ready to go and enjoy your exciting getaway.

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