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What are the UK’s most popular campsites?

We all have a campsite that we are fond of, but have you ever wondered what campsites are the most popular in the UK? 

 

Maybe you’re new to caravanning and not sure where is the best place to stay, or perhaps you’re an avid caravanner but want a change of scenery? Whatever position you’re in, this blog will help you discover some of the UK’s most popular sites. 

 

Keep on reading to see what the UK have voted as their favourite campsites. 

 

Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall 

 

This campsite has cropped up in quite a few of our previous blogs because it is the perfect all-rounder for a campsite which is why so many people love it 

This family-run holiday park is an award-winning site based in the beautiful countryside, just a few moments away from Newquay’s seven beaches. 

The site has 12 fields of spacious touring and camping pitches and was awarded 2020 Holiday Centre of the Year by the AA. It is also a gold 4-star Visit England graded site. 

 

You can also find children’s activities, entertainment, play parks, the Oasis Fun Pools complex and a beautiful outdoor pool. There’s also the Terrace Bar and Restaurant as well as the Coffee Express Café, so you’re spoilt for choice for dining and drinking options! 

 

Devon Cliffs, Devon 

 

This holiday park has many options to keep you busy either on the site or in the local area! 

 

You can take in the beautiful sea views and make use of the incredible facilities which includes indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, aerial adventure courses and indoor bowling and golf courses. You will be spoilt for choice on which activity to pick, and that’s just what’s on the site! 

 

Nearby you have beautiful sandy beaches and the South Devon countryside just a stone throws away, which is great for unwinding in nature. You can even head to Woodlands Family Theme Park with the kids! 

 

Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Wales 

 

Let’s introduce this site by saying it is one of the biggest holiday parks in Europe! It’s no wonder the site is full to the brim with activities and facilities for its residents. 

With an indoor heated pool, waterslide, outdoor adventure playground and an indoor soft play area – your kids will never fail to be entertained. There’s also an amusement arcade and mini-golf course on site too, not to forget the access you will have to the lovely sandy beach. 

 

Nearby the site you will find the lovely village of Porthcawl which was originally a coal port during the 19th century. Here you can access some of the best blue flag beaches in Wales or stroll the beautiful walking paths. 

 

What is your favourite campsite, did we mention it here? We’re always looking to share site suggestions, especially with so many people being stuck on where to go due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

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Don’t forget, if you are heading to any of your favourite campsites this year – be sure to have the proper protection for your vehicle. Whether you need a towing jacket or cover, Pro-Tec has got what you need. Shop all of our products here 

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Where to stay this winter

Winter breaks are a huge thing this year as many of us have had to cancel our plans for the summer due to COVID. If you’re in the same boat, this blog can help you with some inspiration of campsites and caravan sites that are open in winter.

Keep reading to see what made our list!

Meathop Fell Caravan Club Site. Cumbria

Located in the peaceful Grange-over-Sands, this campsite is the ideal place to start your adventures into North Lancashire and the Southern Lake District.

This is a good site for cyclists as there is lots of flat terrain surrounding the site, so a great place for a quiet bike ride. You can also explore historical and artistic local attractions such as the Potter Gallery in Main Street.

This site does also have a dog walk area and baby changing facilities, so it’s suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Kingsbury Water Park Campsite, West Midlands

This campsite is one for those looking to connect with nature, as guests can enjoy wildlife, water, cycling and walking. Based in a tranquil oasis in the heart of the Midlands and bordered by the Water Park, this is a great destination for R&R and enjoying the wildlife.

If you do want a pinch of adventure in your days, you can head to local attractions such as Drayton Manor and Tamworth Castle. There is Kingsbury Water Park but it may be a bit cold for water sports depending when you visit!

This site does have grass-only pitches, so something to note before you book.

Blackmore Campsite, Worcestershire

If you love to walk, this is a great spot for you. This campsite is ideal for exploring local market towns or walks in the Malvern Hills. Surrounded by beautiful Worcestershire countryside and stunning hill views, this site is a great place to explore. Nearby you can explore great sights such as the Great Malvern Priory, Malvern Hills or the Croome Panorama tower.

There’s also a pretty village nearby with two pubs, which is also just a stroll away from the site – so you have everything you need within walking distance!

If you are heading on a winter break this year, make sure your vehicle is protected with Pro-Tec covers. Whether you need a cover or a towing jacket, you can trust that our products will keep your vehicle safe from rain damage, freezing damage and all of the nasty results the winter elements bring.

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Beat the rush

Now that the schools have gone back, we’re hurtling through autumn and we will soon be rushing to place our online shopping orders to make sure all the Christmas presents arrive in time.

A lot of us will be looking forward to Christmas more than ever, a welcome time of celebration and a time to hopefully make lots of plans for the year ahead. Maybe you are planning some great UK staycations in your caravan or motorhome for 2021? Currently, there are lots of people looking at these options as opposed to holidays abroad, so it is advisable to get any campsite bookings in early to avoid missing out.

With international travel restrictions possibly continuing into 2021, campsites are already getting a lot more enquiries than they would usually expect, as people are starting to book their next holidays. So, get planning so that you can have some amazing adventures to look forward to in your caravan or motorhome next year.

Covers will sell out quickly

You will also have to act quickly if you want to avoid missing out on a Pro-Tec vehicle cover. If you have been thinking about buying a Pro-Tec cover, either for your vehicle or if you are planning on buying one for a gift, you should get your order in now before the demand increases in the run-up to Christmas. More people are looking at breaks this winter too, which also leads to a higher volume of orders.

Autumn and winter weather can be very harmful to vehicles that do not have good quality cover protection. Rain, snow, high winds, dirt and grime can all damage your paintwork, as well as causing other problems that can be costly to fix.

So, if you are looking forward to getting away for a few trips next year then make sure that your vehicle is ready for the road, by buying a high-quality cover from Pro-Tec. Our covers provide the best level of protection on the market, using innovative material and all our covers come with the unique Easy-Fit System.

We are expecting a surge in demand for our covers in the upcoming months, so if you want to make sure that you don’t miss out on getting your cover delivered in time for Christmas, it is best to get your order in now to beat the rush.

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The damage caused by winter weather...

Over the winter months, without even looking at the weather forecast we can usually expect to contend with heavy rain, ice, snow and wind as a minimum. As well as being unpleasant at times, the bad weather can also be very harmful to vehicles, so if you have a caravan, you should be wary of the different types of damage and how best to protect it.

A caravan is not only an expensive purchase, it is your home away from home and the gateway to many adventures for years to come, so it is obviously in your best interest to give it the highest level of protection possible. These are some of the winter hazards and risks to look out for:

Paintwork damage

Some people think that a bit of rain can actually help clean their paintwork and whilst it might help to reduce a layer of dirt, there are contaminants in rain that can damage paintwork. Pollutants are collected from the air, which can damage a paint surface, especially if there is any sitting water on top of your vehicle.

When snow sits directly on your paintwork this also causes the same problem. When it is icy, grit will often get applied to roads and this can scratch bodywork, so if you haven’t got a cover for your caravan, you should try to store it away from any roads that are likely to get gritted.

Tyre cracking

Your caravan’s tyres are also at risk in winter due to the cold weather, as rubber becomes very rigid and brittle in cold temperatures, which can lead to them cracking.

Broken seals and damp

Your vehicle’s seals are another concern in the bad weather, as the rubber can get damaged in the freezing weather and wind and rain can also compromise your seals. If any of your seals become loose then moisture will be getting into your caravan and will often lead to damp. So, you should regularly check your seals for any sign of damage and get them replaced or fixed when you identify an issue to prevent the damage from leading to damp.

How to protect from these winter risks

You can keep your caravan well protected by fitting it with a high-quality Pro-Tec cover that is designed to combat all the risks of winter, as well as offering all year-round protection from other damage such as UV rays and debris. Pro-Tec covers are customised to your vehicle to ensure a perfect fit, which reduces the possibility of any moisture getting between your caravan and the cover.

The innovative fabric (Caravanshield) used in our covers has outstanding waterproof performance, withstanding up to 1 metre of water, so even the UK’s worst rainfall won’t get through it. If you want to make sure that your caravan is ready to go straight after the winter and to keep it in peak condition for longer, a Pro-Tec cover is an essential buy.

Shop your cover now at http://pro-teccoversonline.co.uk/and beat the winter rush.

 

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