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Touring and Caravan Sites Open All Year Round

This year, the demand for UK holidays has surged, with uncertainty about whether travel restrictions would be lifted and due to people being cautious about travelling abroad during the pandemic.

If you are looking forward to going on your usual caravan holiday but want to wait until it is a bit quieter, it might be better to go after the summer season, so you can have a more peaceful getaway in autumn or winter. Some fantastic touring and caravan sites stay open all year round, so why not book something to look forward to later in the year?

Here are some of the best UK sites that are open all year round:

Blackmore Club Site, Worcestershire

Located right in the heart of England, this site is ideal if you enjoy walking in tranquil, picturesque areas, as it is on the doorstep of the Malvern Hills, where you will find walking trails for all abilities. Facilities on the site are excellent and it is a great option if you are looking for a quiet caravan holiday.

Delamere Forest Club Site, Cheshire

Delamere Forest in Cheshire is a hub for fun activities such as cycling, hiking or treetop fun at Go Ape. The site is also a short drive to Chester, a beautiful cathedral city with Tudor-style buildings and a Roman amphitheatre, as well as having a great selection of shops and restaurants.

Keswick Club Site, Ambleside

The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit all year round and the Keswick Club Site is the perfect place to stay for outdoors adventures. Set on the lakeside of Derwentwater, you can also explore nearby lakes such as Windermere, Ullswater or Bassenthwaite. It is a great location for walking, cycling and watersports.

Balloch O Dee, Dumfries and Galloway

In the southwest of Scotland, the Balloch O Dee site offers a tranquil getaway close to the Galloway National Forest. It is a large site that allows lots of space for caravanners and campers with five hard standing pitches with electric hookup. Surrounded by mountainous views, you can get away from it all, relax and enjoy being as close to nature as it gets.

Bryn Goleu Caravan and Camping Site, Isle of Anglesey

Anglesey is a stunning island off the northwest coast of Wales, with beautiful beaches and historical sites to visit. Accessed via the Menai Suspension Bridge, the Bryn Goleu site is positioned right at the top of Wales and provides amazing views of Holyhead Mountain as well as the Snowdonia National Park a little further afield.

Plas Farm Caravan Park, Abergele, Conwy

If you are looking for a more luxurious site with excellent facilities, Plas Farm is a five-star touring park that provides easy access to Snowdonia National Park, as well as many other areas of North Wales. The award-winning site is perfectly situated in quiet countryside close to several quaint villages to visit.

Cheddar Bridge Touring Park, Somerset

In the southwest of England, there are some amazing sites to choose from and if you would like a quiet stay at an adults-only site then Cheddar Bridge offers exactly that. Situated on the riverside, the site has luxury facilities and is a short distance from the Mendip Hills, as well as the coastal attractions at Weston-super-Mare or Brean.

Many caravan sites in the UK are booked out all summer but you can still get your ideal caravanning trip planned for later in the year at any of these fantastic sites that are open all year round.

Make sure that you have everything you need for caravanning through all seasons, especially a cover that protects your caravan all year round. Pro-Tec covers protect your caravan against sun, rain, snow and all of the other seasonal weather that can cause damage.

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Unique places for caravanners in the UK

When it comes to caravanning, there are some unique sites around the UK that can make your trip extra special. We’ve gone through and found some sites around the UK that are more unique, so if you feel like switching up your next stay then keep reading!

This site is based on a rustic Oxfordshire pig farm and has all the incredible features of a farm that make it such a quaint and lovely stay! You can explore the farm shop, feed the animals with owners Dean and Sarah or relax on the canal. The farm shop sells meat, free-range eggs and veg and is one of their best features!

Mount Pleasant Eco Park – Cornwall

This site is eco-friendly and has incredible views of the beautiful Cornish sea! You will also be able to view the nearby copper mine too. There’s a wind turbine on site which provides some of the power, as well as solar panels. Being kind to the environment and enjoying nature is one of the main priorities of this site!

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Mad Hatters Campsite – East Anglia

Welcome to the Mad Hatters campsite! No tea parties here but an incredible camping party instead. This Alice In Wonderland themed campsite is based in the charming city of Ely and the pitches are nestled amongst grass and wildflowers, giving it the fairy tale feel. You can also stock up on some seasonal strawberries that grow on the farm in reception! Nearby you can also explore Oliver  Cromwell’s house or discover the local eateries.

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Bircham Windmill – East Anglia

If you’re a lover of bakeries or you fancy staying underneath a magnificent working windmill – give this site a try. The bakery here is Norfolk’s best bakery and serves up delicious goods such as loaves, sausage rolls and iced buns! You can climb the floors of the windmill and learn all about how the windmill works and then at 2 pm you can even see the sheep on-site being milked.

These are just some of the incredible places that the UK has to offer when it comes to a unique caravanning experience! Of course, if you want to make your trip extra special – you should invest in a towing jacket from Pro-Tec Covers. This will help keep your caravan safe when you’re on the road, meaning no damage to your caravan to ruin the trip.

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Holidays with kids in 2021 (and how to survive them!)

It’s been a long year that we’ve been stuck in the house for and all of us, including the kids, could probably do with a break! However, travelling with kids can be a difficult task – especially with all the energy they have built up during lockdown. That’s why we’re going to share some tips to make your journey as smooth as possible!

Keep it local

Nothing could be worse than travelling hours with a constant chorus of “are we there yet?” – which is why keeping your journey as short as possible is probably a good idea. If you do want to travel further afield, perhaps look at how many scheduled stops you can make (so that no emergency toilet breaks are needed!). Cutting some time off your journey will mean less time you have to worry about distractions for the little ones.

Keep them entertained

Without something to keep them entertained, your journey will feel like the longest car ride of your life! If your children use electronic devices like iPads or gaming devices, then make sure they’re packed in the car so they can amuse themselves for the journey. Otherwise, try some old-fashioned tactics like colouring books, car games or books.

Do your checks

The last thing you want is to pull up to any local amenities like restaurants and cafes to find out that they are closed (especially with a car full of hungry stomachs!). To avoid any aggravation, the best practice is to contact or research the businesses nearby and make sure that you’re familiar with their opening hours and availability. Especially in post-COVID times, many businesses may be temporarily closed so it’s best to check before you set off.

Look for facilities

If you are staying on a site that has great facilities for kids like parks or swimming pools then you already have entertainment for the kids right at your fingertips – which means less stressing about finding anything nearby! You could also plan your trip to stay near amenities such as theme parks, which we have a helpful blog about here.

You want to look forward to your summer holidays this year, especially since many of us were deprived of them last year, so following these tips will most likely guarantee a smooth sailing trip!

Another disruption you definitely don’t want on your next holiday is damage to your vehicle from the road, which is why we recommend our towing jackets. Designed to keep your caravan safe on the road, our towing jackets will offer the ultimate protection meaning no costly damage to your caravan!

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Caravan sites near theme parks

Get ready to hear a lot of “are we there yet?” because today we’re showing you some caravan sites that are ideally located by some of the UK’s most loved theme parks.

Last year wasn’t great for family trips or days out, so this summer we will have a lot to make up for! If you’re thinking of something fun to do later this year, why not check out these caravan sites that are located by theme parks?

Alton, The Star – Stoke-On-Trent

This family-friendly site is the ideal site to stay on if you’re planning a trip to Alton Towers! The theme park is just 1 mile away, so it is the most convenient location. As well as being a great spot for visiting Alton Towers, the site is also near Carsington Water and Visitor centre which has even more family-friendly activities. This includes a children’s play area, footpaths for exploring, fishing and watersports.

Walton on Thames – Surrey

This site is a triple threat, as it is a short distance away from Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland. If you didn’t fancy driving, there are train stations nearby which make these attractions even more accessible.

The site is a treat within itself, being well-laid out and tranquil despite its central location – you will be surprised at how relaxing and peaceful this site is. On-site you can enjoy a great dog walk, horse riding, golf, llama trekking or even watching out for the site’s resident parakeets.

Drayton Manor – Staffordshire

This caravan site is perfectly located on the grounds of the theme park that it shares a name with. You can’t get much closer to Drayton Manor than this!

If you’re looking for a family trip to keep everyone entertained, this is definitely a strong recommendation. At your disposal, you have the National Forest, SnowDome and nearby there’s also the Cadbury World factory and the National Memorial Arboretum.

The site doesn’t compromise on tranquillity though, as you can enjoy one of 90 pitches in the scenic, well-kept site.

Clitheroe – Lancashire

Want to stay at the seaside? We’ve got you covered. Take a trip to the Clitheroe Caravan site and you’ll be a 50-minute drive away from the wonderful Blackpool Pleasure Beach – the perfect seaside resort!

The caravan site is set in the wonderful Ribble Valley, so you can enjoy the parkland scenery including the adjacent river which you can swim, canoe and fish in. Just a mile from the site you will also find the market town of Clitheroe to explore!

If you are planning on exploring the great theme parks in the UK this year, don’t forget to take your towing jacket from Pro-Tec Covers! The last thing you want before a day of rollercoasters is to see an unwanted scratch or dirt on your caravan.

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How caravanning can help your mental health

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness around stress and how to manage it. The past year has been a challenge for most of us, with many experiencing stresses on a level they are unfamiliar with.

Dealing with stress can be different for every person, however, many members of the caravan and motorhome communities have mentioned how getting out in their caravan or motorhome has helped to relieve feelings of stress.

As part of Stress Awareness Month, we want to share some of the reasons that make caravanning such a stress-reliever.


It is probably not the first time you will have heard someone talk about the benefits of being outdoors, but it truly is natures free stress-relief. Getting outdoors allows you to be in peaceful, quiet settings with the sounds of nature – making it extremely hard to feel stressed or angry! Many sites are in remote settings with a lot of beautiful surrounding nature, so you will have stunning sights and quiet sounds to help you relax.

Digital detox

It’s very rare to see someone without a phone, iPad or laptop in their hand – we have grown to have technology devices with us all the time. However, this connection to social media and the internet isn’t always best for our mental health.

Particularly within the last year, with news about the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown scenarios – many people found they had to spend more time off their phone to avoid being overwhelmed with news, tweets and posts about the lockdown. For some, your digital device could be linked to the stress your feeling (work emails, conflicts with friends/family, etc.) – so some time away from your phone can do you the world of good.

Quality time

As many caravan and motorhome parks are in remote settings, you will often find there is no internet or signal – meaning you make do with your surroundings. If you travel with your family or close relationships, your time at the site can be great for quality time, allowing you to talk and either distract from the stress or to talk through how you’re feeling. Plus, if you do travel with kids and you go to a site with good facilities, you can enjoy time playing with them in the park or pools, cheering you up from the stress you’re feeling.

We’re getting closer and closer to the day we can travel to caravan and motorhome parks again, so hopefully, it won’t be long until you’re back within nature feeling relaxed. If you are planning a caravan trip as soon as we can head back out, then be sure to get a towing jacket from Pro-Tec Covers.

The last thing you want is damage to your caravan, especially if you are already feeling stressed. You can shop all towing jackets here.

If your stress is causing feelings of depression or anxiety, you should speak to a professional. Helplines for anyone struggling can be found here.


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