England is a vast country, and so the prospect of finding great motorhome campsites can be quite daunting. But we are here to help, providing you with our 10 best motorhome sites in England. The chosen sites are spread across the country, allowing you to see all aspects of this great nation. So get reading, and then get searching!
#1 Shear Barn Holidays and Touring
Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Shear Barn Holidays and Touring is high in the hills above Hasting with an impeccable view. The site caters to all ages, with kids enjoying the games room and frequent entertainment of Mr.Bumble, and all ages enjoying the big indoor pool. The fishing pond on site will allow you to try your hand at catching trout or other delights, and the grocery store will allow you to purchase the ingredients needed to cook your catch of the day. If fishing didn’t quite work out, then you can always head to the restaurant to get a meal, or to the large bar to drown your sorrows. The site is on the edge of the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, so you can easily head over for a day of walking, biking or other fun adventures. You will be far from bored here, as the area is filled with National Trust manor houses, castles, parks and gardens, scenic steam railway lines, vineyards and more! If you’re feeling like pushing your limits, why not give windsurfing or rock climbing a go?
#2 Lady’s Mile Holiday Park
Another award-winning campsite, Lady’s Mile Holiday Park is situated in Devon near the Blue Flag beaches of Dawlish Warren. It is renowned for great customer service, location, cleanliness and more. This campsite features an indoor and outdoor pool, so if you don’t feel like heading to one of the numerous beaches close to the site, you can still take a dip to cool off. Once you’ve had enough sun and swim, you can fill your tummy at the onsite restaurant or get some takeaway to bring to your motorhome. Kids will love the adventure playground and soft play area, while adults will go nuts for the bar! There is also evening entertainment from March to November, so you’ll be singing along with your fellow campers. Feel like you’ve been going too deep into holiday mode? Sweat off some calories at their gym and then relax those sore muscles in the sauna. In Dawlish you’ll be able to explore the World Heritage Coastline, and we recommend visiting Orcombe Point which is the west point of it. Get a bike or some hiking boots and explore Haldon Forest. This gorgeous forest will keep you entertained all day and on the constant look out for some of their spectacular wildlife and fauna! If it turns into a traditional rainy English day, then simply take a trip to Dawlish Museum. This intimate museum has an eclectic range of artifacts tracing local history, including the storm of 2014.
#3 The Willows
This site contrasts to the previous ones in size and facilities, as it is quite a small and rural campsite. However, the beautiful countryside surrounding it, and its ideal location, make it one of the best motorhome sites in England. The site is quite a calm one, and the lack of child facilities makes it more suited to groups without children. It is next to the River Severn, Britain’s longest river, and an ideal spot for fishing. At the nearby pub you can pick up your freshwater fishing permit, as well as a nice pint. The campsite is also a short walk away from the lovely historic town of Tewkesbury, where there are lovely shops, restaurants and things to do. Visit the Tewkesbury Abbey, a medieval building with a Romanesque tower that is a former Benedictine monastery. You’ll be able to learn all about this beautiful area in the Tewkesbury Museum, a small community museum focused on the social history and heritage of the area. It is housed in a 17th century half-timbered building, with plenty of cafes around to visit after your tour.
If you’re looking for motorhome sites in England that will allow you to explore the Jurassic Coast, look no further than Rosewall. This family-run campsite is set among the breathtaking scenery of the Jurassic Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. By setting up camp here, you’ll be free to spend your days exploring this spectacular area, and perhaps even setting the kids off to hunt for fossils! The site has a 13-acre camping field with modern toilet and shower facilities. At the reception, they’ll be happy to help you find your way, give tips of where to go or provide you with fishing equipment. Rosewall has its own fishing waters; Wally’s Lake is one and a half-acre wide and full of wildlife. You can swim on the deeper south side of the lake as well as the island end. Following all this fishing, you can head to the Smugglers Inn, which is within walking distance and promises a hearty meal. Rosewall has great views over Osmington Bay and the Dorset countryside, and is close to the hamlet of Osmington Mills. If you feel like relaxing for the day, you’re within walking distance of Osmington Bay, where you can explore the rockpools or lie on the beach with a good book.
#5 Newperran Holiday Park
I challenge you to find motorhome campsites in England with a better view than Newperran Holiday Park. This award-winning family holiday park is set in an elevated position over the Cornish countryside, with direct sea views.The site is spacious with four up-to-date toilet and shower blocks, disabled facilities and a family room with a built-in baby bath! The site also hosts a large laundrette, a reception selling basics and a Cottage Inn restaurant. This is the perfect site for those travelling with children, as the park has a heated indoor pool as well as a separate children’s pool. While your young one’s splash away happily, you can be basking on the outdoor sunbathing terrace. If your children aren’t tired out from all the swimming, they can run around the Newperran adventure playground, the big games room or skate park. From this site, you’ll be able to explore the Cornwall countryside and head onto one of the many beaches. Take a surf lesson or try some other watersports. For an educational day out, head to Dairyland Farm World, a farm-themed adventure park and petting zoo. Then stop by Lappa Valley Steam Railway, where you and the family can take a steam train trip on a track leading through a wildlife-rich and former mining area.
#6 King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park
Of the motorhome sites in East England, King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park certainly outshines the rest. The 10 acres of grassy parkland are situated on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, and will ensure you have a lovely stay whilst exploring Norfolk. The site proudly presents eco-friendly showers, toilets, laundry and other facilities, as well as a freezer available for guests. Have no fear if you’ve forgotten anything, for the small shop within the reception provides all the basics you need for your trip. If it happens to be missing what you need, there is a big 24-hour supermarket at a mere five minutes drive. In that area, you’ll also find a variety of great restaurants and cafes to let you sample the local ale and cuisine. The site allows campfires and barbecues, so after a day of exploring the area, you can return home to burgers and s’mores. And what can you explore in this area? One of our favourite things to do is to visit the seals. Norfolk holds the biggest colony of seals with around 2500 pups at Blakeney Point. You can take a trip from Blakeney harbour or Morston quay for about an hour long trip to go visit these Common and Grey seals. The Common seals have their young between June and August and the Greys between November and January, so if you time your trip right you could get a chance at seeing these newborn and their first swims!
#7 Solway Holiday Village
Solway Holiday Village is the ideal campsite to explore the Lake District and Hadrian’s wall from given its close proximity in Silloth, Cumbria. The site is within walking distance of the Victorian seaside town of Silloth and close to the Galloway Hills. Despite the size of Silloth, there are tons of things to do. You could visit the Holme Cultram Abbey, a lesser known abbey but definitely worth a visit. The abbey is steeped in history, and surrounded by gorgeous countryside - with free entry! Kids will be entertained by the Gincase Farm Park, and adults by Soldiers in Silloth - a museum depicting the Battle of Waterloo and other warfare up to World War II through toy soldiers and other figures. The park itself is spread spaciously over 130 acres of parkland, and features a kids’ club, play centre, family bars and entertainment complex. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool and rest your muscles in the spa, the perfect way to finish a day of hiking across the Lake District.
#8 Ashton Hall Caravan Park
Set in the beautiful hills of Lancashire, Ashton Hall Caravan Park will allow you to explore the surrounding area in style. This peaceful estate is home to numerous wildlife, allowing the perfect conditions for walks, hikes and fishing. Relax after a long day of travelling with a round of golf on the 11-hole seaview course, or walk less than a mile to the nearest local pub and restaurant. The site welcomes dogs, so this is the perfect place to stay with your beloved pup. It offers possibilities for sailing and water sports, as well as direct access to Lancashire Coastal Way. Guests report the high feeling of safety on this site, provided by their CCTV and automatic security barrier. From here, you can explore the rich history Lancashire has to offer. Visit the Richester Roman Bath House, which was built in about AD 100 and used for 200 years, the ruins of which are free for exploration.
#9 Lyons Farm
Lyons Farm is conveniently positioned close to the local station to the city centre as well as only 4 miles from the market town of Ormskirk. The site is a short drive away from numerous National Trust sites, the seaside town of Southport, a golf course and much more! The site itself is situated on a small arable farm in the beautiful countryside, and offers electric hook ups and drinking water on each pitch. The campsite is proud of its rural state, yet offers lovely kitchen facilities to make cooking while camping easier and more enjoyable. Whilst there, try to explore the bustling town of Liverpool. A Beatles fan? Visit the Beatles Story museum, spread between two sites and offers an atmospheric insight into the life, culture and music of the iconic 1960s English rock band. There is also the Beatles and sightseeing walking tour, where you’ll get to learn the true Liverpool from a local whilst hearing more about your favourite heartthrobs.
#10 St Helena’s Caravan Park
St Helena’s is a family owned adult only caravan and camping park, situated in the picturesque Wharfedale with 45 acres of fields and woodlands. The site allows dogs, and aims to provide the perfect tranquil break for visitors. The facilities are applauded for their spotless state, as well as management’s eagerness to help visitors. From there, you can explore the Yorkshire Dales as well as the historic market towns of Otley, Ilkley and Knasborough. Bigger towns such as Harrogate and Leeds are only 20 minutes away, so it will be easy to find shops, restaurants and a good pub for a pint! For keeping busy whilst there, the Royal Armories Museum in Leeds has a staggering number of exhibits, with over 8000 of them displayed over 5 different galleries. There are some very rare pieces here, and you can even have a look at Henry VIII’s own tournament armour!
These are our 10 best motorhome campsites in England, spread across the whole country. Now that you know where you’ll stay, it is time to see what you’ll be staying in. Search now for an available motorhome, and ride in ultimate comfort and style!
Written by Fleurine Tideman