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If Christmas is a time for just getting away from it all, then take your van for a festive holiday!

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If we are lucky enough to have lots of family and friends, juggling visits at Christmas often requires some expert timetabling. If your loved ones are spread around the country, why not make your multiple journeys more comfortable by travelling with your motorhome?

Perhaps some friends don’t have room at the inn, but you’d love to catch up? Pitch up at theirs, take part in the festivities while your home is waiting for you in the driveway.

If Christmas is a time for just getting away from it all, then take your van for a festive holiday! Dozens of campsites are open across the UK over Christmas and many of these have laid on extra entertainment to help their guests celebrate.

5 Excellent Reasons to Caravan at Christmas

  • 1. Spend time appreciating the outdoors: Not looking forward to another Christmas sitting in front of the TV, watching ‘extreme’ soap opera storylines and snoozing on the sofa? Stay at a campsite that makes the most of the outdoors; enjoy walks, bike rides and festive entertainment at Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing at Bosworth Water Park near Leicester or coarse fishing lakes and nature trails at Cofton Country Holidays near Dawlish, Devon.

    2. Pamper yourself while the children play: Don’t want to spend another Christmas doing all the work? Treat yourself by relaxing in the gym, sauna, jacuzzi, beauty suite, pools and two restaurants while the children go horse riding, kayaking and bug hunting - at Sandy Balls Holiday Village in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Enjoy the gym, sauna and indoor and outdoor pools while the children take on the adventure playground at Lady’s Mile Holiday Park in Dawlish, Devon.

    3. Fancy a child-free experience? Christmas is such a special time for children, that entertainment often revolves around them. If you don’t have young children to entertain, why not stay at an adult-only site – a good example of which is in the Forest of Arden at the Somers Wood Caravan Park.

    4. Tired of doing all the cooking? Why not stay at a site that boasts quality eateries (the Marram Grass Café at the White Lodge Caravan Park in Anglesey made it into the Good Food Guide in 2015!) or has good restaurants/pubs nearby. No driving necessary, so you can treat yourself to that extra sherry or snowball! The walk home can qualify as the traditional ‘post lunch walk.’ Those of you who love to cook can use the kitchen facilities in your caravan – but make sure you understand the oven temperature before attempting to cook your turkey and all those extras...

    5. See in the New Year in style: No party invites or events to tempt you? Don’t want to suffer another anti-climactic new year? Why not stay at the Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Site in the Scottish Highlands? A Hogmanay Ceilidh and a stunning view to wake up to on the first day on the new year – what’s not to like? Take your own booze and party until 4am! The hangover will soon clear with a beautiful…afternoon..walk and a BBQ.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas wherever you decide to go, and a happy caravan-filled 2018!