Celebrate Easter With The Caravan And Motorhome Club

Pick your favourite site for an Easter egg hunt
Pick your favourite site for an Easter egg hunt

Wednesday, 20, Mar 2019 01:22

By William Coleman

Easter is typically seen as the start of the great British holiday getaway and the start of the touring season. With advance bookings for Caravan and Motorhome Club sites up by 17 percent, it's gearing up to be an egg-ceptionally great season.

From the beauty of the Welsh coastline to the tranquillity of the North of England, nearly all of the Club's sites are now open for the year. For those who are planning their first trip in a caravan, motorhome or campervan, the Club offers helpful advice and tips for touring. Visit www.caravanclub.co.uk/advice-and-training/ to find out more. What's more, holidaymakers who want to go camping or glamping in a yurt, pod or Airstream can enjoy an egg-cellent break with Experience Freedom by the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

Here are the Caravan and Motorhome Club's cracking getaways for families, couples and dog-friendly stays this Easter:

Ideal for Families

Cornwall

The most south-westerly of the English counties, Cornwall is steeped in beauty, heritage and adventure. Take a visit to the mythical land of Tintagel Castle, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, and explore the magical surroundings of Merlin's Cave. For those keen to spend time getting closer to nature, visit The Eden Project in the north of Cornwall which is home to the largest indoor rain forest in the world. Deemed the size of 30 football pitches, the fun here is endless!

Stay at Treamble Valley Club site from £33.40 per night based on two adults and two children per pitch, per night in a caravan or motorhome. A fantastic location for wildlife enthusiasts, the site offers the chance to spot rabbits, buzzards, bats and owls, and is perfectly positioned for sunsets with stunning sea views.

The Lake District

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District setting provides a range of activities that will leave everyone entertained this Easter. Try cycling or rock climbing for the more adventurous, or pony treks or bird watching for the nature lovers. Whilst Coniston Water and Coniston Pier both provide excellent spots to try windsurfing, canoeing and sailing, they are also some of the most idyllic spots to just reconnect and simply to watch the boats float by.

Stay in a 1940s-style Airstream, like did from Experience Freedom at the Coniston Park Coppice Club site from £109 per night based on two adults and two children sharing. This timeless icon comes fully equipped with a double bed and lounge area that converts to second double bed, plus a fridge, central heating, modern technology and an outside canopy to welcome in those summer evenings. Set within 63 acres of beautiful National Trust woodland and just 400 yards from the lively Coniston Water, Coniston Park Coppice works as a scenic base for an adventurous, action-packed family getaway.

Great For Couples

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is home to the only coastal national park in Britain, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which shows just how special this area is. The award-winning coastline is perfect for all lovers of the great outdoors and it is easily explored via the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path that goes from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south.

Stay at St David's Lleithyr Meadow Caravan Club Site from £28.30 per standard grass pitch per night based on two adults sharing a caravan or motorhome. Nestled between three headlands of the dramatic coast, St David's Lleithyr Meadow Club Site offers swimming, surfing, windsurfing and sailing from Whitesands Bay, just over a mile away from the site. Anglers can fish in the reservoirs or the sea, while birdwatchers will enjoy the enormous range of birds that can be seen on the offshore range of islands.

Kent

Known as 'the garden of England', Kent is a vast county just waiting to be explored. It also provides a beautiful backdrop for popular television shows such as Call the Midwife and Liar - the Medway and Deal areas offer guided tours of the filming locations. One of the county's most popular attractions is the Port Lympne safari park, which is set over 600 acres and is home to over 700 rare and endangered animals and the UK's largest dinosaur collection.

Stay at Daleacres Club Site and you might even hear the park's lions and monkeys from there! The site has a beautiful setting and offers excellent views of medieval Lympne Castle in the distance. Stay in a stylish yurt from Experience Freedom from £69 per night based on two adults and two children sharing. This cosy new glamping experience come fully fitted with a rustic king-size bed and two beds for children, plus blankets, bed linen, wi-fi and a BBQ and outdoor seating area to start enjoying the warmer weather.

Perfect For Furry Friends

Derbyshire

Home to the stunning stately home, Chatsworth House, not to mention Bakewell tarts and Buxton mineral water, Derbyshire has so much to offer. The East Midlands county is probably best known for the Peak District though, and it's no wonder as England's first national park is a real beauty that will delight dogs and their owners.

Stay at Buxton Club Site, which was extensively refurbished last year, from £29.50 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing a caravan or motorhome. Conveniently located for easy access to the best features of the beautiful Peak District, yet nestled peacefully away in the idyllic valley floor, the site is the perfect location for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life but is within walking distance of the pretty spa town of Buxton.

North Yorkshire

The northern region of 'God's Country', North Yorkshire is a haven for dog-friendly holidays with limitless fun to be had. Head to the North York Moors National Park, with its 1,400 miles of natural beauty, to find an endless array of dog walks to choose from; alternatively, take a walk through the ruins of Whitby Abbey, said to be the inspiration behind Dracula. Explore the gem of North Yorkshire with a trip to picturesque Harrogate; here, make a stop at The Harrogate Tap. Dogs are welcome in this brilliant bar and it offers over 130 different types of bottled beers from around the world.

Stay at Cayton Village Club Site from £30.30 per standard pitch per night, based on two adults and a dog sharing a caravan or motorhome. Located just three miles from Scarborough, the site is within a mile of the magnificent Cayton Bay - ideal for surfing and exploring rock pools. With Scarborough and Filey on the doorstep, as well as Whitby and Bridlington within a short drive, there's plenty of seaside resort fun to be had and coastal walks to enjoy.

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