7 ideas for Easter trips in your van

Can you believe it – Easter is coming around once again already this year.

Mind you, if you are the owner of a touring caravan, you’ve probably been counting the days and have already given the van its annual service, spring clean and made doubly sure that your touring caravan insurance continues to provide precisely the cover you need and remains fully up to date.

All that might leave you to do is dream up some of the best early spring trips in your caravan that a British Easter has to offer. Here are just seven ideas:

The New Forest

  • be among the first to see New Forest glades carpeted in their annual glory of shimmering bluebells;
  • they are generally in bloom throughout April and May – so Easter Sunday on the 2nd of April might give you are an early preview;
  • the Forestry Commission’s Camping in the Forest has ten sites dotted around the New Forest, so there is certain to be one near your favourite spot;
  • try Aldridge Hill for its idyllic location and back to basics simplicity (there is no toilet block, shop or onsite electricity) or revel in all the comforts of the gold standard Holmsley Caravan and Camping site on the southern edge of the National Park;

North Devon

  • the West Country is a haven for touring caravans at any time of the year, but this Easter you might want an exceptionally peaceful, tranquil, yet luxuriously appointed site at Hedley Wood Holiday Park near Bude and the sandy beaches of Widemouth;
  • you’ll be spoilt not only by the natural beauty of the area but the onsite luxury of “ensuite” touring pitches that come with their own private shower and toilet facilities;


  • an historic city, a stunning coastline and gentle countryside – the Camping and Caravan Club’s site at Canterbury has it all;
  • well within walking distance – or an even shorter bus ride – the picturesque city of Canterbury has history aplenty, whilst the surrounding countryside shows off some of its most colourful and attractive sights in the first flush of spring;
  • head to nearby Whitstable as your base for some bracing coastal walks;

East Anglia

  • the extensive inland waterways of the Norfolk Broads come to life in the spring – and what better and more central a site from which to start exploring than the Norfolk Broads’ Caravan Club site near the villages of, Ludham, Potter Heigham and Horning, not far from Great Yarmouth;
  • there are 111 pitches for touring caravans and, as you’d expect from a site of this size, plenty of amenities and facilities for the whole family;

North Wales

  • if you are after a quiet and relaxing Easter holiday, undisturbed by the boisterous play of children, the adults-only Tyddyn Du Touring Park on the north coast of Wales provides the perfectly peaceful setting;
  • you might want to do little more than just admire the stunning sea views across the water to Anglesey and the Great Orme at Llandudno;

The Lake District

  • want to stumble across your very own “sea of golden daffodils”? Then, it’s towards Wordsworth’s Lake District, of course, that you’ll be heading this Easter;
  • the wooded glades of Skelwith Fold Touring Caravan Site on the edge of Ambleside could be the ideal place to savour the taste of Easter’s spring sunshine in the stunning setting of the English lakes;


  • the sunshine might come somewhat later north of border, but that makes Scotland no less an exciting destination for more adventurous trips in your caravan this Easter;
  • Resipole Farm in the Western Highlands, for example, has been voted one of the top campsites in Scotland for active-minded lovers of the great outdoors by Cool Camping Britain.

Near to home or a pleasant drive away, Eastertime might offer the perfect opening to the coming season of caravanning.