Are you planning the perfect 2020 trip?

Finding your ideal caravan site depends on what you are hoping to get out of your holiday. Caravan sites vary in both size and facilities and offer many different features. Nearly all will have mod cons such as Wi-Fi and battery charging facilities, but the style and location of the caravan site is up to you.
You may want to relax at a peaceful caravan site near a Loch in Scotland, or stay at a site that is on the doorstep of some of the most stunning scenery and walks in the Lake District.

Some caravan sites are larger and may have a swimming pool, laundry facilities, a TV room or recreation hall. Others are smaller, quieter and have fewer facilities. This type of caravan site would suit you if you are looking for a more secluded holiday, or if you plan on spending little time in your caravan, returning only to sleep after a long day out sightseeing.

Here’s 5 recommendations from the team at Automotive Leisure…

1. South Lytchett Manor

Recognised not only as one of the best campsites in Dorset but in fact the whole UK, South Lytchett Manor offers all modern facilities and is set in an idyllic location. 

Nestled in over 20 acres of tranquil parkland on the former Lytchett Manor estate, this top quality tent, caravan and motorhome park is a firm favourite with many.

If you’re looking for a Bournemouth camping option then the town is only a 20 minute drive and Poole is only 3 miles away. Located in pretty Dorset countryside, South Lytchett Manor is an ideal base for exploring outstanding local beauty spots, places of historic interest and a wide variety of nearby family attractions.

Superbly maintained and continually improved, South Lytchett Manor has long been a firm favourite with caravanners and campers alike, many of who return year after year to enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere on this family-run campsite. It is also know as one of the best dog friendly campsites in Dorset.

The holiday park is known far and wide for its clean and modern facilities. Great examples are the new shower rooms which are luxurious, heated amenities of the highest standard. The site also offers a wide range of walks through manicured parkland, a two and a half acre mown lead dog walking field with access to the village pub. We also have new dog washing facilities to give your four legged friend a clean after a muddy adventure.

There’s even a regular bus service which stops right outside the park gates. This is particularly useful for our motorhome guests who can leave their vehicle on site and hop straight on public transport to explore the local area. Even the buses are dog friendly too!

This combination of excellent facilities and ideal location makes South Lytchett Manor one of the top holiday campsites – not only in Dorset, but in the whole UK, as numerous awards have testified.

The park has been voted Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome overall UK Winner for Best Campsite 2018. As part of this the park claimed 3 national awards for Best Site for Camping, Best Site for Motorhomes and Best Site for Caravans. The park was also awarded the overall winner of campsite of the year 2016 by the AA and has won the Dorset Tourism Gold Award two years in a row.

Visitors to the site this year will be treated to even better facilities, including the paddock offering a variety of pitches sited in full sunshine – some boasting stunning views of Burdens Park. These spacious, deluxe pitches have their own water, drainage, TV hook-up and even their own picnic benches. There is also brand new children’s play park equipment.  

Remember, if you book this year, you will receive a warm welcome of free tea and coffee on your first visit to the Courtyard Centre – a three minute stroll away through the park. Just visit Dylan’s cafe and restaurant and drink in the holiday atmosphere. You can also take advantage of a free bottle of wine at the local pub, St Peter’s Finger, when you order two main meals. What better way to start your holiday and enjoy camping in Dorset at its best!

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2. Daisy Bank Touring Caravan Park

Daisy Bank is another adult only touring park surrounded by Welsh countryside. Its rural location affords visitors fantastic views over the shropshire hills and creates a tranquil environment to relax and unwind from the stresses of daily life.

Touring visitors will enjoy hard standing, fully serviced pitches with access to fresh water, electric hook and free WiFi internet access. The award winning amenities buildings are located just a short distance away and feature wet rooms, washing up and laundry area.

Camping pods are also available to hire throughout the year and make the perfect retreat for couples looking to spend some quality time together. Built using the finest materials and insulated with sheep’s wool, you are guaranteed a cosy night whatever the weather.

Daisy Bank welcomes dogs so you won’t need to leave your beloved four-legged friend at home! At the south of the park there is a fenced dog walk where your dog can roam off lead.

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3. Ord House Country Park

Ord House Country Park in Northumberland is a stunning 5 star award winning park, the 44 acre grounds are beautifully landscaped with flowers, shrubs and trees in abundance.

Maguire’s Bar*, offers high quality bar meals and a fine selection of wines and beers, reasonably priced and served in the family lounge and bar, overlooking the gardens, and park.

All our touring pitches are generous. We provide free hot showers, free hairdryers, deep hot baths, family shower and bathroom suites, an onsite well stocked camping store, a grocery shop outside the park entrance and close proximity to the market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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4. Plassey Leisure Park

An idyllic Holiday Park in Wrexham, The Plassey stands as one of the UK’s hidden holiday gems.

Set in stunning grounds and commanding spectacular views across the beautiful Dee Valley, our Holiday Park offers a range of high quality pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents that include options with electric, water, and TV hook up.

The park offers a wealth of facilities at your disposal, including a heated indoor swimming pool, retail village, restaurant, coffee shop, mini mart, caravan & camping accessories shop, games room, fishing ponds and 2 miles of nature trails for walking or using bicycles.

Recent park additions include: superb Welsh Castle adventure playpark with zip wire, trampoline, swings and rope bridges; fully refurbished Treetops Bar offering a relaxed family atmosphere; and new larger hardstandings with own lawned area and laurel hedges.

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5. Polmanter Tourist Park

Situated in beautiful countryside with spectacular views of the cornish coastline, Polmanter is the ideal location for those visiting St Ives and exploring the West Cornwall peninsula.

Our five star facilities include modern heated showers and toilets, tennis courts, a superb heated swimming pool, bar, restaurant, take-away, spa treatment rooms and an indoor soft play area.

Care and attention to detail throughout the park and its modern facilities is reflected in our five-star grading, with thoughtful touches to make your stay with us truly exceptional.

All this within walking distance of St Ives which is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in West Cornwall.

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