There’s nothing like hitting the open road in your motorhome, watching as landscapes shift from hills to forest and mountains to coastline.
A camping holiday has a wonderful sense of freedom to it, allowing you to relax or recuperate in the great outdoors at your own pace.
Better still, taking a trip in your recreational vehicle allows you to bring all the comforts of home away with you – and that’s especially important if you or one of your travelling companions has a disability.
Of course, travelling from place to place does increase your vehicle’s exposure to risks such as accidental damage or theft.
Securing reliable motorhome insurance before you head off should be top priority.
You want to truly relax on your trip; ensuring your vehicle’s covered is the place to start.
Motorhome Protect understands that a motorhome holds a great deal more value than the average vehicle: it’s a means of experiencing new places and making treasured memories with your loved ones.
We’re here to help, offering specialist motorhome insurance tailored to your needs and budget.
Everyone should be able to enjoy the pleasure of going on holiday, no matter what their level of ability.
Thankfully, the UK has a great selection of campsites with disabled facilities built in.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite UK campsites with disabled facilities below, offering beautiful sights and plenty of entertainment.
So pick one and get packing!
Cofton Holiday Park, Devon
Open: all year round
This stunning 5-star holiday park, set in 80 acres of beautiful Devon countryside, has everything you could possibly need for a great motorhome adventure.
The park itself incorporates magical woods and scenic meadows, while a Blue Flag beach is situated minutes away in Dawlish Warren.
The beach offers 1.5 miles of sandy heaven for tourists to enjoy – if you venture there during summer you can take in free open-air events and children’s entertainers, too – great if you’re travelling with the grandchildren.
Keen anglers can take advantage of hardstandings right next to the site’s scenic fishing lakes, perfect for a crisp morning spent waterside, sipping a cup of coffee and seeing what bites.
The site has five lakes in total, bustling with bream, carp and koi, amongst other fish, as well as a diverse selection of flora and fauna just begging to be photographed.
Peak season brings fun such as talent nights; outside of peak season, live entertainment is still ongoing and there are plenty of fun quiz and game nights to partake in.
The site also boasts an impressive indoor complex, offering a range of modern facilities to enjoy on rainy days.
There’s Ashburn Springs Pool, Spa and Gym, the Warren Retreat Restaurant and an award-nominated eatery, Amelia’s Pantry and Bar.
Take a drive across Dartmoor National Park, a stone’s throw away – you might even catch a glimpse of a famous Dartmoor pony.
Stop off at a winery or check out one of Devon’s historic bronze age sites.
The South West Coast path is also nearby, where visitors can absorb fantastic ocean views.
Tanner Farm Park, Kent
Open: all year round
Fancy staying at an award-winning 5-star park, celebrated for its top-notch facilities? Located near fascinating historical hotspots and great restaurants, Tanner Farm Park is a good bet.
Set within 15 acres of diverse Wealden countryside in Kent, guests can soak up a variety of flora, wildlife, woodland and rolling views.
You’ll feel right at home at Tanner Farm, benefiting from a shop – open every day of the week, selling camping basics, maps, treats, food and drinks – two modern blocks of heated showers and a laundry room.
A stone-baked pizza oven is brought to the park once a week, so you can indulge in a tasty slice of something cheesy, should you wish.
The park is a good pick for those with grandchildren in tow, as they’ll be spoilt for choice between a fun bicycle circuit, basketball hoops, footie goals, a games room, two play zones and – most importantly – WiFi.
If you start itching for a change of scene, there are plenty of nearby activities for adults and children alike.
The string of quaint Kentish villages will please any foodie with their array of independent cafes and pubs, while shopaholics can make for meccas Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.
Miss the bright lights? London’s accessible via train in less than one hour – just make sure your vehicle is protected in your absence with specialist cover.
Tanner Farm is a particularly perfect match for history buffs, as it’s near Sissinghurt and Hever Castles, as well as Penshurst Place, Henry VIII’s former hunting lodge.
If you tire of sight-seeing, head to Camber Sands, a three-mile stretch of tranquil beachside bliss.
East Crinnis Farm, Cornwall
Open: March - October
A lovely place to visit solo or with family, East Crinnis Farm is a welcoming site nestled right in the centre of St Austell Bay, near to some of Cornwall’s best attractions.
The site is known for its pristine facilities.
Guests can enjoy an unlimited supply of hot water in the shower block, kitchen, laundry room, private zones and a little shop selling groceries.
One of the site’s standout features is its weekly campfire storytelling session, held in summertime, during the school holidays.
It’s a lovely way to help kids make new friends on-site – they get a free pasty to snack on as well!
In fact, there’s a lot for little ones to enjoy at East Crinnis Farm, from giant chess to an impressive play zone, replete with beams, nets, swings, climbing frame, slide and see-saw.
Meanwhile, you can enjoy a moment’s peace in your house trailer – bliss.
There’s plenty for the adults to enjoy, too.
The famous Minack Theatre is well within reach, offering theatre lovers the unforgettable experience of watching an open-air play.
The South West Coastal Path is minutes from the campsite, allowing visitors to take in exquisite views out across Crinnis Beach.
Of course, trip to Cornwall isn’t complete without a visit to the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, both of which are reachable by car.
For a spot of shopping, zip over to the lively city of Truro for foodie culture and quirky shops.
Artsy tourists will love St Ives, home to the Cornish Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum.
Looking for a mix of historic grandeur and magical scenery? Venture to Tintagel, where you can visit King Arthur’s Castle.
Make sure your house trailer’s protected with specialist motorhome insurance and enjoy your day out, headache-free.
Stowford Farm Meadows, Devon
Open: all year
If excellent facilities are your top priority, Stowford Farm Meadows is the ideal campsite for you.
Set in Devon, spread across 500 acres of meadowland and woodland, each camping meadow offers guests a modern, roomy and well-kept utility block – a separate family and disabled zone is located near to reception.
The on-site shop sells camping essentials, newspapers and groceries.
From April to October, guests can relax in the heated swimming pool; during the peak season, entertainment is offered on a nightly basis.
The Wild Pheasant offers homely cuisine, while The Old Stable Bar is a fun and lively spot for watching the big match, enjoying a light meal and a pint.
Kids will be in their element – not many campsites offer a petting zoo! There’s also crazy golf, Kiddies Kars go-karting, an indoor play zone, sports field and playground.
You don’t have to travel far off-site to have an adventure or two.
Woolacombe Beach – voted the UK’s best beach – is nearby, as is stunning Exmoor National Park and the magical Valley of the Rocks.
Adults will enjoy a trip to the historic Watermouth Castle, while kids will have plenty of laughs and screams at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.
Of course, if you’re venturing away from the site for the whole day, it’s important to make sure your house trailer’s covered with reliable motorhome insurance.
Concierge Camping, West Sussex
Open: all year
Winner of the AA Campsite of Year and awarded a 5-star rating only six weeks after opening, you can rest assured a trip to this luxury site in your motorhome won’t disappoint.
Found amidst the Ratham Estate, this high-end campsite offers first-class facilities, including barbeques, personal shower units complete with complimentary toiletries, an indoor dishwashing zone, laundry room and a licensed bar.
There’s also an on-site shop, selling freshly baked bread and croissants, newspapers and locally sourced BBQ ingredients.
The campsite sits near astounding natural beauty, right beside the South Downs National Park, where beautiful trails, parkland and National Trust estates can be found – Arundel Castle boasts magnificent views across the Downs and has disabled access throughout.
The historic settlement of Chichester makes for a fascinating day trip. Here, tourists can visit the Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre and an impressive range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chichester Harbour is another must-see spot, home to completely unspoilt coastal scenery.
Venture to Blue Flag West Wittering Beach for vast swathes of sandy heaven, with views stretching across the Solent, taking in the Isle of Wight and more.
If you’re a lover of classic cars, the world-famous Goodwood Estate is worth a visit.
The impressive estate hosts a range of exciting events such as the Revival Race and Festival of Speed.
You can indulge in a yummy cream tea in the main house, too.
King's Lynn Caravan and Camping Park, Norfolk
Open: all year
A well-located site, King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park is situated in the village of North Runcton, close to the breath-taking beauty of the North Norfolk Coast and the Fens.
Set in 10 acres of pleasant, historic parkland, the family run site offers plenty of perks, including brick barbeques, picnic spots, sanitary blocks featuring underfloor heating, Wi-Fi, laundry and an on-site shop providing camping basics – you can even get fish and chips delivered directly to your pitch!
The medieval streets of King’s Lyn are right on your doorstep; here visitors can enjoy a rich array of shops and restaurants, taking in views of The Great Ouse.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Norfolk Coast is bursting at the seams with gorgeous walks, estates, sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs.
Make sure to visit the sweet seaside town of Hunstanton and stop off at Wells-next-the-Sea Beach, often voted Britain’s best beach.
The Coast is rich in history: the biggest mammoth skeleton on record was unearthed here, as were the 850,000-year-old footprints of man himself – the oldest record of humankind beyond Africa’s Great Rift Valley.
The Queen’s country bolthole, Sandringham Estate, is another nearby highlight, frequented by the royals since 1862.
Aside from acres of pristine gardens, visitors can enjoy the estate museum, which exhibits an amazing collection of all things Royal, including photos, memorabilia, vehicles and more.
Sandringham House itself, the Sandringham Exhibition and Transport Museum, tea rooms and gift shop are all accessible by wheelchair and there are adapted toilets on site, too.
For those in search of more British history, 12th century Castle Rising is a fascinating relic of the past, as is stately home Houghton Hall, constructed in the 1720s for Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole.
The main State Rooms are all on one level, so easily accessible for people in wheelchair and there are electric mobility scooters available for exploring the walled garden.
Enjoying your camping holiday
A motorhome is a fantastic way to enjoy stunning scenery and lively towns – no two days are the same on a camping holiday and the world is truly your oyster.
Your RV is your home away from home, making it much bigger than the average car.
Driving in rural, more rugged areas or along congested motorways, accidents can and do happen; likewise, you can never rule out issues arising when camping abroad.
Motorhomes are sizeable investments, so it’s essential to secure specialist motorhome insurance before you pitch up.
There’s no need to sacrifice your creature comforts. Motorhome Protect offers specialist motorhome insurance suited to your needs and vehicle.
Our cover may include benefits such as*:
- Cover for recreational vehicles valued up to £150,000
- Cover up to £3,000 for your camping personal effects
- Uncapped mileage cover
- Unlimited cover across all EU countries
You deserve to enjoy every moment of your trip, so don’t wait – get a quote today.