Caravan and Camping club

Established in 1901, The Camping and Caravanning Club is the world’s oldest and largest Club for all forms of camping. Our aim is to help people enjoy the simple pleasures that camping can bring and we are proud to have over 700,000 members who agree!

If you are interested in camping in the forest you can get a 15% discount with the code – CFHIRE explore the forest sites Here

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Take a trip to Cornwall

Cornwall is the extreme south western peninsula of England. It has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain and is set to be a top destination this year so book your camp sites early to avoid disappointment.

Some of the places mentioned may require advance booking due to Covid so please check their web-site before you go.

Looe

We suggest starting in Looe where there are some beautiful beaches to explore. We like Tolland Bay with it’s two small beaches, good for rock pools and swimming at high and low tide. Visit the Tolland Bay Café with its fully stocked shop with everything you need for a trip to the beach.

St Austell

Head to St Austell, one of Cornwall’s biggest Towns for plenty of shops, a fantastic food scene with numerous fabulous restaurants and cafes located throughout the town. See if you can find some Treasure at Charlestown shipwreck centre

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan is so much more than a restored garden, its own special atmosphere encourages contemplation and inspiration. The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Give yourself three hours to explore and learn at the Eden Project, demonstrating the importance of plants to people, you will find lots of hints and tips from building an insect home to recycling.

Fowey & Mevagissey

Grab a swimming costume and head to Readymoney Cove. Just ten minutes from the centre of town, this nugget of sand is postcard perfect. It’s a sheltered spot, making it’s crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming. Wade out to the pontoon and explore the little rock pools.

If you do head into Fowey which is pronounced as “Foy” it is best to park in the car park at the of top (PL23 1ET) then it’s a short but steep walk down to the Quay, which is where you will find lots of places to eat from little cafes, to Ruby’s Ice Cream Parlour and Cornish pasty shops of course. There are some lovely local Pubs to eat in as well, including The Ship Inn. and The Galleon Inn

You can take a Ferry straight from the Quay at Fowey over to Mevagissey, an attractive harbourside village which was once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery and which still boasts a working harbour. The village centre consists of narrow streets with many places to eat and shop. Campsites near Fowey / Mevagissey include https://www.foweycamping.com/ and https://www.trelispen.co.uk/

Pennzance

Take a trip to Penzance and visit the open-air Theatre. The Minack is an open air theatre in Cornwall

A short drive from Penzance and you can be in St Ives . There are 4 main beaches within walking distance of St Ives town, each with a different character. Porthmeor is perhaps the best known, facing into the Atlantic and backing on to the Tate Gallery. Porthminster is the second biggest and is conveniently located next to the train and bus stations. The Harbour beach is right in the centre of town and a great, safe family option. Porthgwidden is tucked away around the corner from all the hustle and bustle with beach huts available.

St Ives is a very popular surfing destination.

In the summer beginners can take advantage of Porthmeor’s sheltered aspect to learn to surf. There are plenty of places to hire the gear and lessons are available right on the beach.

Surfing in Cornwall

If Surfing is not your thing you can take a boat trip to Seal Island. On arriving at seal island visitors can soak up the scenery and it’s not just seals, on the right day there is a whole host of other wildlife to be spotted on this sea safari.

A 15-minute drive from St Ives is Paradise park Jungle Barn.

Staying in Penzance, Sennen Cove is a very pretty location to park up.

Newquay

On the seafront you will find Blue Reef Aquarium. Featuring an underwater tunnel going through a coral-reef tank with pufferfish, sharks and rays. Find Newquay’s secret world of play and trains, Lappa Valley transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventures. If you want to stay in Newquay but away from the crowds try Treloy Touring Park, a beautiful campsite, in the countryside but close to the busy town.

If you have some time free head over to Padstow and Rick steins fish and chip shop but get there early and be prepared to queue. There is an amazing fish mongers next door (also Rick steins) – you could throw some fresh prawns or

Lobster on the BBQ. There is also a lovely deli and gift shop and it’s about a 5–10-minute walk into picturesque Padstow with its traditional shopping streets right on the harbour.

On the way to Padstow, you have Wadebridge. This would is a great place to stop with younger children and features The Camel Creek Adventure Park.

Staying near Padstow try St Agnes Beacon, situated at the foot of the Beacon, the peaceful St Agnes Beacon Club Site offers unforgettable panoramic views of the Cornish coastline. This gently sloping caravan park, arranged on several levels, is partly sheltered by gorse-topped banking.

See Campsites.co.uk or Caravan and motorhome club for more to stay places in Cornwall.

Visit Cheddar, Wells & Bath from Taunton

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Taunton

Taunton is a great place to visit if you are a cider lover and the best place for cider is Sheppy’s Cider

Sheppy’s Cider has been at Bradford-on-Tone since 1917 offering a Butchers counter, Deli bakery counter, Orchard walks, Cider Shop and Heritage Museum. You can book a pitch at the Caravan club site, Cadeside Caravan Club Site This is a lovely site for peaceful stays with only 16 touring pitches and lovely views of the surrounding hills.

Or why not spend a night in an Apple Orchard at Tanpits Farm This historic, family run Cider Farm has been set in idyllic and peaceful surroundings of the Somerset countryside for over 100 years.

Cheddar

Cheddar caravan club site is situated on the very edge of Cheddar Village and boasts magnificent views of the Mendips and surrounding countryside, an absolute walker’s paradise. Amenities in the village include a variety of shops, pubs and takeaways. Cheddar Caves and Gorge and the famous Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company are all within easy walking distance of the caravan site.

Wells

Wells is the smallest city in England with about 12,000 inhabitants. It can call itself a city because of the famous 13th century Cathedral. It remains remarkably unspoilt, the narrow streets and an eclectic mix of building styles all reflect on the continuin

If you have not heard of Wells you may recognise it under the name of Sandford! Yes, back into 2006, Wells was transformed for a few weeks into the village of Sandford from the blockbuster Film HOT FUZZ staring Simon Pegg.

Bath

1 hour drive from Wells. On the way to Bath you could visit The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust.

Arriving at Bath you won’t have to look far for things to do as the city is famously full of attractions and amenities. The pretty spa town of Bath is oozing with history, from the Roman baths (of course) to its grand Georgian houses, parks and sweeping crescents, timeless attractions and Victorian gothic structures. Bath’s natural hot springs are what the city is most famous for, but it also has a fantastic cultural scene with plenty of theatre, music, comedy, art and more.

Motorhome Hire Essential Guide

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to planning your stress-free motorhome holiday!

Plan ahead

Motorhomes tend to get booked in advance and are very popular during school holidays. So if you can plan your trip in advance, secure your hire vehicle early to avoid disappointment.

Destination

There is a huge selection of great destinations all across the UK and Europe to choose from. Whether you’re going to visit one site or your planning a trip around Europe we recommend you book your campsite in advance to avoid disappointment (especially in high season). Sites typically range in price between £10 – £35/night depending on the facilities the season.

Get packing

Your hire vehicle with be equipped with everything you need to get you off to a great start plus any optional extras you have requested. All you need to remember are the essentials – bedding, towels and your clothes! If you are going to be travelling to the EU you will also need to remember your passport, it’s also a good idea to keep some change on you for the toll roads.

Hit the road!

Don’t forget to bring all your documentation when you collect your motorhome from us. Our pick up time is 2pm (unless other arrangements have been made). After we have completed the paperwork side in the office, one of our friendly staff will take you through the checkout procedure, demonstrate all of the features and answer any questions you may have before you set off. Then all that’s left to do is hit the road and enjoy your holiday!

Why chose a motorhome holiday?

Here are just a few reasons why a motorhome holiday is better: Being on the open road;

freedom (home is where you park it!): escape, feels more like travelling; constantly shifting the horizon; chance to get off the beaten track; adventure yet comfort in the outdoors – like luxurious camping; value for money and great fun – for one price you get transport, kitchen, dining area and accommodation, all in one neat package! Maybe daunting thought of driving one but after a few minutes most people will love the experience of driving with up-high views and this all adds to the memorable experience; brings you into closer contact with both the scenery and the locals you meet on the road.

family-friendly: ideal for family bonding and time together; allows for connection with family, country and locals; real home from homes – cosy and quickly warm up if needed, with showers, toilet, hot water, oven and cooker, full-size fridge, dining space, lounge area etc – things have vastly improved in their design in the past few years – now with all mod cons on board and more spacious than you might imagine; dog friendly; much easier to pack for a break than flying and no queues or tedious waits in airports as well as a much more comfy and fun way to travel.