To help you make the most of your VW Campervan hire journey we have included a range of links below including places to stay and eat.
For more in-depth guides, ideas and inspiration on where to travel have a look at our Travel Guides
As part of the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Privilege Scheme you have access to over 110 participating campsites, at discounted rates, throughout the duration of your hire period.
Comprehensive UK camping, campsite and camping equipment website.
Another camping directory site, this one makes up in sheer detail what it lacks in charm.
The online authority on camping near our fabulous British beaches. Absolutely essential.
Pitchup.com is a great resource for finding campervan pitches on campsites in the UK
North Devon Camping.
Why not travel back in time with a trip over to the beautiful, picturesque Isle of Wight for a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Island has miles of stunning scenery and countryside and beautiful National Trust coastlines with many beaches for you to discover. Things To Do on the Isle Of Wight.
No matter what the weather the island has plenty to offer all the family from attractions, sailing , theme parks, animal sanctuaries and heritage sites such as Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday home Osbourne House to name but a few. There really is something for everyone on the Island. Isle of Wight Beaches - VisitIsleOfWight.co.uk.
Getting to the Isle of Wight is easy with fast and reliable daily services travelling from Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington. Fast passenger services from Southampton and Portsmouth can take less than 20 minutes whilst the car ferries take around 40 minutes.
With around 50 campsites on the Isle of Wight here are a few of our customers’ favourites. We recommend that you book your campsites in advance of your trip to avoid disappointment.
Grange Farm, Brighstone , Isle of Wight
This site is set in a beautiful location with easy access to the beach. Set within 60 acres of camping, wildlife and farm-land with so many things to see and experience and being animal lovers they have alpacas, pigs, goats and chickens which children love to visit. The camping area covers 2 acres with grass pitches for tents, hard standing pitches and power hook-ups for campervans. http://grangefarmcamping.co.uk/
Ninham Farm, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
This farm camping site has an emphasis on being nature friendly and welcomes those who are environmentally conscious. The modern wash & shower facilities use a thermal water heating & storage system and harnesses the additional energy needed from solar pv panels. The use of bicycles throughout the site is encouraged as cars are prohibited for use as transport on the site allowing freedom & safety for all to explore the farm, woodland & bridleways.
Please note: Dogs are prohibited between 24th July – 1st September
From Southampton to East Cowes Red Funnel
From Portsmouth to Ryde Wightlink
Hampshire to follow....
Visit Dorset and Heritage Britain's pages about Dorset are an excellent place to start for information on places of cultural interest and natural beauty.
Days Out For The Kids' Dorset page lists many fantastic activities and adventures, from the amazing Monkeyworld (seriously, as good as it sounds) to The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester.
Dorset For You has a range of interesting pages and links, from beaches to market days and farmers' markets. If you're more visually oriented (or you're just tired of reading endless text), check out Visit Dorset TV - it has a range of videos featuring places to go and things of interest in Dorset. And Hidden Dorset is a lovely little site, beautifully written, full of interesting links and pages.
Here's Visit Wiltshire and Heritage Britain's listing pages for places of historical and cultural interest and natural beauty around Wiltshire.
Days Out With The Kids' Wiltshire page is an interesting read - look out for Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, or perhaps Lydiard Park.
And there's always the timeless, awe-inspiring Stonehenge, or the three stone circles at Avebury.
Visit Somerset and Heritage Britain have excellent pages to start browsing around for ideas about places of cultural or historical interest.
Days Out With The Kids is fantastic for ideas for activities and days out - there's Britain's most famous caves at Wookey Hole, and the amazing Middlemoor Waterpark.
Cheddar Village suggest that you use their beautifully picturesque village as a base for exploring Somerset, and after visiting their site it's hard to disagree.
Here's the site for the county's Heritage Britain page - with a wealth of ideas for places of interest in Gloucestershire.
Our old favourite, Days Out With The Kids, has a huge list of places to go and things to see - like the model village at The Old New Inn in the village of Bourton-On-The-Water, or Horseworld in Whitchurch.
Then there's the official Cotswolds website or how about the Royal Forest of Dean?
Visit Devon and Heritage Britain both boast a fantastic range of ideas of places of natural beauty and historical importance.
Days Out With The Kids has around a hundred wonderful ideas for family-friendly outings, from the all-round fun of Cockington Court, to the tree-top adventure of Go Ape! in Haldon, to the Milky Way Adventure park, to the Miniature Pony Centre in Dartmoor.
And of course there's always the stunning countryside and wilderness of Dartmoor itself.
Cornwall Tour is a simple, easy to navigate site detailing the ancient county of Cornwall, all magnificent coastlines, winding roads, small towns and villages. Heritage Britain's page, meanwhile, mostly details places of historical and cultural interest.
Days Out For The Kids has the usual vast list of activities for all the family - like going on a treasure trail, or visiting Bodmin Moor Wildlife Park.
Or there's always the astonishing Lost Gardens Of Heligan, the breathtaking Tintagel Castle or the National Seal Sanctuary.
Cyclexperience bike hire are based in Brokenhurst in the New Forest and have been established since 1993.They have vast experience of the Forest, the cycle routes, the secrets and the best technology to get you around, safely. As well hiring out bikes you can hire out helmets and cycling clothing. They have nearly 300 bikes at our disposal so can cater for large groups and small. For further details see www.newforestcyclehire.co.uk