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Tranquil UK Caravan Sites to Escape To

If your idea of the perfect holiday break is to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax in peaceful tranquillity, with only the sound of wildlife to distract you, these caravan sites are just for you. We’re all looking forward to getting back out on the road again, so if you are planning your next trip and want to find somewhere nicely remote and quiet, take a look at our top recommendations:

 

Killiwerris Touring Park - Truro, Cornwall

 

This is a beautiful, adults-only sheltered site located close enough to the coast to enjoy the beach and coastal paths but far away enough to be away from the throngs of tourists that head to Cornwall. Limited to 17 hard standing pitches, the owners are keen to ensure this site offers campers an undisturbed stay.

 

Blue Rose Country Caravan Park - Brandesburton, East Yorkshire

 

Situated in the picturesque East Riding countryside, Blue Rose Country Caravan Park is a haven for anyone who prefers peaceful locations to busier places. The site is positioned between two very small villages and has beautiful gardens and larger than average luxury pitches, to provide more privacy and space to relax in. The site is adults-only and there is local fishing, golf and birdwatching.

 

Gadfa Touring Park- Isle of Anglesey, Wales

 

This adults-only site is ideal if you like to explore the coast but stay away from busier areas. It is a very small site with wonderful countryside views and it never gets busy or noisy, so you know that you are in for a tranquil break where you can recharge your batteries.

 

Greendale Farm Caravan and Camping - Oakham, Rutland

 

Another adults-only site located just outside of Leicester, set in a beautifully landscaped, quiet part of the countryside. The site is a favourite with walkers, cyclists, and birdwatchers, with numerous natures reserves nearby and a short distance to Rutland Water where there are water sports if you fancy sailing away into even more tranquillity.

 

Two Mills Touring Park - North Walsham, Norfolk

 

 

The ideal site for exploring the coastline and Norfolk Broads before heading back to a peaceful retreat. The site is adults-only and dog friendly, with a designated exercise area for your furry companions. Having recently won the AA Campsite of the Year Award, Two Mills has plenty to offer, location-wise and in terms of quality of facilities.

 

Woodlands Gardens - Fife, Scotland

 

This small caravan park has lovely views and is as remote as you can get. The site is for adults only and is close to the Fife Coastal Path, with many walking trails to choose from. You will pass through quaint fishing villages, with no McDonalds, busy supermarkets or noisy children in sight! Golfers can enjoy one of the local golf courses just a short drive away from this peaceful area of Scotland.

 

If you are planning your first post-lockdown trip, make sure you choose the perfect caravan site to suit your needs, you have waited long enough to get away!

 

Don’t forget to beat the rush by ordering your towing jacket from Pro-Tec Covers today.

 

 

A Guide to Static Caravans

 

When you are deciding whether to buy a second home to holiday in, there are plenty of different choices. Caravans provide a holiday option closer to home so that you can get regular use, even while working in the week. You also have a choice between a static caravan that stays at the same park, or a motorhome or trailer caravan, if you prefer to have the option to move around on holidays.

 

In the last decade, static caravan designs have massively improved and most of them are like a second home, with all modern fixtures and fittings including kitchen appliances and showers. Here are some of the key benefits of choosing a static caravan:

 

No towing required

 

If you do not feel confident towing a caravan or do not want the effort of getting it set up each time you want to holiday, a static caravan is a better option. Also, you need to have a vehicle that has the towing capacity to tow a caravan, so you would also need to consider that when you buy a touring caravan.

 

More space

 

Static caravans come in a range of different sizes and most come with at least two bedrooms, which means there is more room and more privacy for you and your family or guests. With a motorhome or touring caravan, you generally need to convert living space into beds each night, so it is not as convenient or comfortable.

 

Less travel time

 

When you choose a static caravan, if you are planning to visit it at weekends, you can choose a fairly close caravan park, while still being far enough away to give you a change of scenery. If you are going to be travelling to your caravan at weekends, finding a park that is under two hours’ drive will make sure you get to enjoy your home away from home without spending too long on the motorway. You get to spend the whole weekend there, rather than rushing home on Sunday morning to get back.

 

Take a look at sites like this to find a static caravan site that is within the ideal travelling time from your home.

 

Caravan park facilities

 

You have a great selection of caravan parks to choose from for a static caravan, so you can choose priorities such as children’s entertainment, to onsite spa and heated outdoor pool. Facilities will be managed and maintained by the park staff, so you know any issues will be quickly dealt with. Some caravan park managers will also manage lettings for you if that is something you might consider in the future.

 

Part of the community

 

Another key benefit of choosing a static caravan is that you will become part of the community and will get to know other people who have caravans on the park. Children often make lots of new friends and adults get to know each other in a bar, or at an arranged event. You will also get to know the local area, so you know exactly where to go exploring and where all the local amenities are.

 

Pro-Tec Covers is a company run by a team of caravan enthusiasts and experts in all things to do with caravanning. We’re the leading supplier for touring and motorhome caravan covers and we have lots of great tips and advice to help you to make the most of your caravanning life.

 

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Everything you need for a caravan trip

Whether you're going on a caravan holiday for the first time or you're a seasoned caravan holiday veteran, a packing checklist is the best way to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

A great way to make sure you've got everything covered is to go "room by room" in your vehicle; that way everywhere in your caravan or motorhome is going to be kitted out, ready for your caravan or motorhome trip.

There’s no packing checklist that’s perfect for everyone as it’ll depend on a lot of things such as your own individual needs, where you’re taking your holiday and what time of year it is. However, we think this list should cover everything you need to consider and may jog your mind to think of a few other things that might not have occurred to you yet!

Living Room Area

 

When it comes to the living room area of your vehicle, it's important to consider who's coming with you on this trip as that'll determine what you need. For this blog, we'll assume you're taking kids and list what they're going to need too.

 

  • Electronic devices (i.e. tablets, phones)
  • Chargers for your devices
  • Notepads and pens
  • DVDs for the TV (if you have one)
  • Toys, Colouring Books, etc.
  • Books
  • Board Games

Kitchen Area

The kitchen area is where you're going to prepare your food, so here are some things you should consider packing.

  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Sponges/Brushes
  • Tea Towels
  • Bin Bags
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Tubs and Plates/Cutlery for Picnics etc.
  • Staple Foods (such as bread, milk, cereal, tea bags, tinned food and butter)

Bedroom

Again, it's important to consider who's on the trip and what their individual needs are when it comes to sleeping.

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Pyjamas
  • Teddy Bears or Other Sleeping Aids for Kids

Bathroom

Different people are going to need different things when it comes to the bathroom so make sure everyone's covered.

  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Toilet Roll
  • Shampoo, Shower Gel etc.
  • Towels (make sure you have spares too, just in case)

Pack For The Weather

You must always consider the weather when you're going on a caravan or motorhome trip. Of course, it depends on the seasons, but we all know that in the UK it's best to have all the bases covered. One minute it’s raining, the next minute the sun is beaming down on you, then it’ll start raining again!

Warm Weather

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Hats
  • Swimming Costumes
  • Sandals or Flip-Flops
  • Sun Cream

Wet Weather

  • Waterproof Jackets and Trousers
  • Wellies
  • Gloves
  • Hats

Cold Weather

  • Warm Coat
  • Wellies or Warm Boots
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Sleeping Socks

Other Necessities

This section is more dependent on you as an individual and what you're planning to do on your caravan holiday so it's worth giving it a read through and making note of anything you think you're going to need to pack:

  • Medication
  • Earplugs (if someone in the caravan is a snorer)
  • Powerbanks (if you need to give your devices an extra charge while you're out)
  • Camera
  • Maps and Guidebooks

Of course, if you haven't got one already, one more essential is a Pro-Tec Towing Jacket or Full Cover! These are vital to ensuring your vehicle stays protected on the road and when it’s parked up. You can shop all of our products on our site by clicking here.

 

Top Caravan Sites for Water sports

When it comes to a caravanning holiday, the list of activities you can do is endless! If one of the activities that take your fancy is water sports then this blog will be perfect for you. We’re going to list some caravan sites that are great for those looking to get involved in water sports activities.

Newquay Holiday Park, Cornwall

Cornwall is a great location for those who love water anyway, but Newquay Holiday Park is even more of a treat! With three outdoor swimming pools on-site and surfing and water sports available on the beaches of Newquay, this is the ideal site for those who love water.

There’s plenty for kids too if you plan on bringing the family, you can also try some delicious food at Tregenna Bar and Grill.

Ruda Holiday Park, Devon

Ideally located by Croyde Bay, this campsite is referred to as ‘surfer’s paradise’  and is a great location for those looking to get involved in water sports. Indoors there is a tropical pool complex where there are water rapids, waterfalls and hydro jets – so you can still get in the water even if the weather isn’t on side.

Outside, you can head to Croyde and hire a variety of boards, wetsuits and more from the holiday park’s surf shop.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Devon

Another great site which is located by the Jurassic Coast, this site is known to have something for everyone. With a pool complex full to the brim with slides, fountains, a sauna and jacuzzi – you will be in for a treat no matter what the weather is. The Ladram Bay Holiday Centre has a ton of instructor-led activities where you can try raft building or sea scooters! Not only that, but you can also try your hand on the private beach with water sports from the shore.

That’s not all you can look forward to on this site, as the kids can also make sure of the Jurassic-themed adventure golf course whilst adults can relax and unwind in the Waves bar.

Fiskerton Wharf, Nottinghamshire

Located right by the River Trent, this site is a great place to get away for a watery weekend. You can rent a day boat to explore or even take the ferry if you’re not up for navigating yourself. The site is also half an hour from Go Ape so it’s perfect for any type of adventure you have planned!

There is also a popular pub next door for you to unwind in during the evenings and you’re only 20 minutes away from Newark-on-Trent if you wanted to venture out!

Wherever you choose to stay in 2021, make sure your vehicle is ready with Pro-Tec Covers! With most sites re-opening in March, your vehicle needs to stay protected from the harsh winter elements until then – which is why a cover from Pro-Tec is perfect.

Our covers will keep your caravan or motorhome safe from rain, snow, hail and dirt – so make sure you don’t leave your vehicle exposed to damage. Shop all of our full covers here.   

Top Caravan Sites with Great Dog Walks

If you are looking for a caravan site that is dog friendly and situated perfectly for great dog walks, there are plenty to choose from across the UK. Fortunately, we have managed to whittle our favourite ones down, to provide you with our top six caravan sites for dog walks:

Watterow Touring Park, Taunton, Somerset

This stunning site is known as ‘The Garden in the Valley’ due to its scenic garden-like feel, aligned with trees and shrubs, with a backdrop of the beautiful valleys. The site is located near to the River Tone, ideally located for flat walks along the canal paths and Hurstone Local Nature Reserve is a short distance away too, where there are lots of grassy fields to roam. Watterow Touring Park is adult-only, so it is a perfect choice if you want somewhere a bit quieter and child-free.

Coniston Park Coppice, Lake District

The Lake District is the ideal destination for a range of different walks, as you can choose between flat ones around the lakes or take on something a bit more challenging with an ascent. This caravan park is set in a huge National Trust woodland area, just a short distance from Coniston Water, with a 400-yard walk to the lakeside. This site has a lot of children’s activities going on too, as well as water sports at the lake if you are going on a family trip.

Plassey Holiday Park, Dee Valley, North Wales

Plassey Leisure Park is a luxury holiday park where furry friends are more than welcome. The site has a dog exercise area for off-lead fun, as well as three miles of local nature trails for on-lead walks. The facilities are exceptional at Plassey, with onsite restaurants and cafes, a golf course, an indoor heated pool, a retail village and lots of sports facilities.

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site, Thurso, Highlands

Set in the stunning Scottish Highlands, Dunnet Bay is ideal for beach walks, as well as longer coastal walks and there are also many sites of historic interest nearby, such as Castle Mey. A short distance from the site you can take a ferry trip to Orkney and visit the famous John O’Groats. If you and your dog enjoy a coastal holiday, you will love Dunnet Bay.

West Runton Club Site, Norfolk

There are some amazing sites around the Norfolk coast and West Runton is one of the top choices for easily accessing the best dog walks. As well as being close to numerous beaches, there are vast amounts of picturesque countryside in this part of East Anglia, with many different trail options for walks of all levels of difficulty.

Wolverley Club Site, Kidderminster

This site is ideal for a mix of different types of walks, being within close proximity to the Worcestershire countryside, as well as being able to explore the nearby canal towpaths. You will find a dog-friendly pub a short distance from the site (The Lock Inn), as well as an onsite dog walk. There are some lovely local villages nearby too if you fancy venturing out to a café or restaurant.

Before you set out on your next trip, make sure that your caravan is ready to go, by keeping it well protected with a high-quality cover. Pro-Tec covers are the most breathable tailored caravan covers on the market, offering the highest level of protection from all elements.

 

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