Your caravan may be a home away from home – and not just during the traditionally balmy spring and summer months. It might just as easily be an away from home base from which to see in the New Year quietly with a loved one or host a party with a difference for your friends.
All you need do is check that your caravan insurance is fully up to date, decide where you want to go, make your booking online and pitch up for the New Year holiday – so here are a few suggestions.
- Adults only
You’ve spent Christmas with the children and family, why not use the New Year break for a complete change of scene by taking your touring caravan to an adults-only site?
The company Tranquil Parks offers a wide range of sites for exclusive use by adults at many locations around the UK – with the majority of them open the year round, including New Year.
Chew Valley Caravan Park, near Bath, for example, offers 45 all-weather pitches for touring caravans – all with 16 amp electric hookup and fully serviced pitches with TV points, water and drainage points too.
- Tavistock, Devon
See in 2018 at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s site at Tavistock in Devon and you might find yourselves joining in the in-house Barn Party (in their tractor barn) on New Year’s Eve. You’ll be greeted with music, BBQ hot dogs and a glass of fizz to see in the magic hour and all are free for caravanning visitors.
By the time the party ends at 9.30 a.m. the next morning, you might experience a spot of bother locating your own caravan amongst the more than 80 the site accommodates.
- Chapel Lane, Birmingham
If you are in or anywhere near the Midlands come New Year, the Caravan Club’s Chapel Lane campsite is situated where it can offer the best of both worlds – the bright lights and buzz of Britain’s second largest city, yet in its own open-field, peaceful and tranquil rural setting. It’s also very handily placed for access from the motorway networks of the M1, M6 and M42, with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) also only 13 miles away.
- Greenhill Farm, near Salisbury, Wiltshire
Another site laying on a special New Year’s Eve party for its guests is Greenhill Farm Camping and Caravan Park at Landford, near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
Why not splash out and book your New Year’s Eve dinner now – fancy dress is optional (this year’s theme is “Heroes and Villains”), but best to book early since tables tend to get booked very quickly.
- Edinburgh Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, Scotland
If you’ve never celebrated Hogmanay, you’ve probably never properly celebrated New Year – at least that’s the claim of the Scots.
So why not join them in their capital at this special time of the year and book your pitch at the Edinburgh Caravan and Motorhome Club site right on its doorstep.
The campsite itself is large (146 pitches), but set in 12 quiet and peaceful acres – unlike the centre of Edinburgh, of course, where you’ll hardly hear yourself speak above the tumult of revelries.