The “typical” caravanner, top prize in the AA Caravan and Camping Awards, and dolphin watching in Scotland

Winter might be upon us but there’s no let-up of news, stories, and events to catch the eye of the curious caravanner.

So, let’s take a closer look at some of the latest UK caravan news and holiday trends.

The ‘typical’ caravanner is changing

Welcome to a new breed of “quite unusual” caravan and camper owner, announced the Express newspaper on the 4th of December.

The past year has seen a surge in the popularity of staycation holidays geared to enjoying the great outdoors of the British countryside. Along with that surge in interest has come a change in the population of caravan and camper owners, says the story.

Motorhomes and campervans appear to have a particular attraction for younger people and women as the stereotype of the typical owner as more elderly, possibly retired, “man of the house”, gives way to a new generation of enthusiasts.

Cheshire caravan park scoops the top prize in the AA Caravan and Camping Awards

Want to pitch up at the best caravan site in the whole of the northwest? Just go to Lamb Cottage Caravan Park in Whitegate, in Cheshire, said Cheshire Live on the 14th of November.

The report picked up on the AA’s recent Caravan and Camping Awards, which picked out Lamb Cottage as the “campsite of the year” in this popular and picturesque part of the world.

The awards ceremony – held virtually because of the pandemic – was the first since 2019.

Laurels for the overall winner and recipient of the accolade as the best English campsite of the year went to a caravan park at the other end of the country, South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park, near Poole, in Dorset.

Scottish caravan spot ‘one of the best places in the world’ to watch dolphins

Perhaps it’s not the best campsite you want to stay at but, rather, a good place from which to watch dolphins at play in the open ocean?

If that’s the case, head off to the north of Scotland and make for the narrow peninsula of Chanonry Point, on the coastal route near Inverness, which offers probably one of the best places in the world for dolphin spotting, according to travel platform hosts Alex and Emma, writing in the Express newspaper on the 14th of November.

Parking up their motorhome near the small shingle beach, from a distance of just 30 metres or so, the couple could watch the dolphins chasing fish and hunting – alongside plenty of seals, too.

Warner’s Shows are now live for 2022 pitch bookings

Event organisers Warner’s have a packed season of caravan, motorhome, and camping shows already planned for next year.

You can book your caravan, camping, or motorhome pitch close to the showgrounds so that you’ll be sure not to miss up to four nights of live entertainment in between exploring the extensive showgrounds at:

  • Peterborough, the January Motorhome and Campervan Sale – 28th to 30th of January (daytime only);
  • Harrogate, the Yorkshire Motorhome & Campervan Show – 18th to 20th of March (daytime only);
  • Peterborough, the National Motorhome & Campervan Show – 22nd to 24th of April;
  • Newbury, the Southern Motorhome & Campervan Show – 13th to 15th of May;
  • Norwich, the Norfolk Motorhome & Campervan Show – 22nd to 24th of July;
  • Malvern, the Western Motorhome & Campervan Show – 19th to 21st of August;
  • Shepton Mallet, the Southwest Motorhome & Campervan Show – 9th to 11th of September;
  • Lincoln, the Motorhome & Campervan Show, Season Finale – 23rd to 25th of September; and
  • Malvern, the Malvern Caravan & Motorhome Show – 30th of September to 2nd of October.

In short, there’s almost certainly to be a show coming near you – or some part of the country you’ve always had a yearning to visit in your caravan. Don’t delay in making your reservations soon.