UK Staycations - Caravan and camping holidays

UK Staycations 2023

With the cost of living crisis impacting household budgets, many UK families plan to enjoy holidays at home in England, Wales, Scotland & N.Ireland this summer.

Demand for UK based holidays has resulted in popular UK resorts getting booked up early. Holiday providers are declaring 2023 will be another year for a #staycation. Camping, glamping and self catering holidays are hugely popular, with more families than ever set to venture out and experience the ‘Great British Holiday’ this summer.

UK accommodation providers are doing their best to keep up with demand for UK staycations. Current advice is to book well in advance and ask to be put down on cancellations lists if nothing is available for your preferred dates.

Where to stay - Finding a campsite pitch

Camping & Glamping

If you are planning a caravan or camping holiday, the best place to start your search for locations and availability is online. Most campsites and caravan parks have online availability and online booking via their own websites. Websites should allow you to quickly search availability and book if dates are available.

Many independent caravan & campsites also allocate limited availability to online booking intermediaries like, and other websites. You can often find sneaky availability if you check these third party sites, third party booking sites are a great place to find hidden gems as your can search by location, to find places with availability in a location, town or region.

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UK Caravan, Motorhome & Camping Clubs

The UK’s 2 leading caravan & camping clubs provide 1000’s of pitches across 1000’s of UK campsites and holiday parks. Members of club sites can search pitch availability and book online. Joining as a member of The Caravan & Motorhome Club or The Camping & Caravanning Club offers numerous benefits including priority booking, discounted rates and access to reduced insurance cover and more.

Both organisations also list small ‘5 Van’ CL’s (Certified Location sites). Although CL’s only tend to offer basic camping facilities, CL’s can often found in more rural, peaceful locations like woodland, farms and small holdings. CL’s are ideal for couples or smaller families looking for a quiet, relaxing campsite away from the crowds.

The Caravan & Motorhome Club

Club membership provides access to over 2,700 scenic sites in the UK and across Europe, along with numerous membership benefits such as insurance and financial services products, overseas travel bookings and advice.
Join the club from £59 per year

The Camping & Caravanning Club

Membership of The Camping & Caravanning Club ‘the world’s oldest Club for camping and caravanning’ provides access to a network of over 1,300 member club owned and affiliated sites. Plus magical camping in the Forest Sites and many CL 5 pitch sites on farms and the countryside.
Join the club from £48 per year

Glamping UK
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Best glamping in the UK

Glamping has developed as an exciting alternative to traditional camping holidays. Glamping in yurts, pods, shepherds huts, tree houses, safari tents and other quirky accommodation offers exciting alternatives to traditional AirBnB accommodation and rooms.


Canopy & Stars

Canopy & Stars is part of the Sawdays family and specialises in all types of glamping accommodation across the UK and even in Europe. Established in 2010 Canopy & Stars brings a selection of traditional glamping accommodation as well as some quirky alternatives 

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