Though all we’re thinking about at the moment is stirring the Christmas cake and curling up by the fire, now might be a great time to start thinking about you 2013 summer holiday. As campsites become more and more under pressure in the UK, spots during peak times become ever harder to get the pitch you want. Early booking will most certainly be advised for the serious camper in 2013…
The Rise of the Stay-cation
Continuing pressures on incomes means that stay-cations, taking your motorhome or campervan somewhere nearby and having a holiday at home, are becoming ever more popular. UK pitches in 2013 will be filled by UK campers, particularly during the weeks of the summer school holidays. You can expect Cornwall and Devon to be extremely busy and the West Country will certainly see an influx of visitors during festival season.
No more is camping a case of soggy clothes and nights wondering if the tent will be there in the morning; many campsites now have luxury facilities which are really endearing campers to come and stay. You can find places in the UK where a pitch comes with a home-cooked farmhouse breakfast! No doubt this is attracting more people to stay in the UK.
Hire Companies Increase
Popularity For a lot of people, the upfront cost of a motorhome is a barrier, but there are an increasing number of hire companies in the UK who can rent you a motorhome for just a few nights. If you are thinking of renting, make sure your motorhome insurance is all up to scratch and you have the right licensing to allow you to drive the vehicle you’re renting legally.
It could well be worth thinking about your options for this summer and getting ahead of the game, particularly if you have a favourite campsite you want to visit. 2013 will be a busy year for the motorhome, so get planning to help you get through the winter!