Unlike other motorhome commodities like accessories or motorhome insurance, motorhome owners are often left in the dark when it comes to choosing campsites. England, Scotland and Wales have an extraordinary selection of campsites and finding that extra special place to stay can be a mammoth task.
However, there are things that can make that role just a bit easier and one of them is looking for awards given by independent bodies. One of the most prestigious of those is VisitEngland’s excellence awards, the winners of which have just been announced.
The award for the Caravan Holiday Park of the Year went to Kelling Heath, a popular spot with motorhome owners just outside Holt in Norfolk. Trethem Mill in the gorgeous countryside of St Just In Roseland, Cornwall came second with Woodclose Park in Cumbria taking third. Two other parks were highly commended; Sunset Park in Lancashire and Oakdown in Sidmouth.
The judges were seeking excellence in these awards and it wasn’t just about having a great location and great facilities, those extra little touches that can make a holiday special were all important. Kelling Heath, for example, has an amazing variety of leisure activities available including bike hire, village entertainment and hiking guided by their very own Kelling Heath App. Those extra features really impressed the judges.
It wasn’t just about recognising great campsites however; the awards also extended to B&Bs and visitor attractions. Beaulieu automobile museum topped the list of large visitor attractions while Bath’s spectacular Roman Baths came in second. Green tourism also played an important part with Beechenhill Farm in Derbyshire recognised for its efforts in promoting and delivering sustainable tourism.
The VisitEngland awards are a guide that motorhome owners can make really good sense of and though all the winners will be an excellent choice, even the highly commended sites and attractions really are amongst the top that England has to offer. So, before you book your next trip, it’s worth checking out whether the campsite you’re looking for has been visited by someone like VisitEngland; it’s a sure-fire sign that you’re in for a treat.