8 Great Apps That Every Caravanner Needs

One of the top benefits of owning a caravan is that it lets you escape the hectic world, including having some downtime away from digital devices but having the right apps can make your caravan trips much easier, so it is worth keeping your phone switched on for at least some parts of your trip.

Useful apps can provide you with all sorts of information, from finding the best caravan parks to discovering great bike trails, or where the nearest shop is. These are some of the top apps that every caravanner should have on their phone:

SiteSeeker

This is a great app for finding a site that perfectly meets your preferences, as it allows you to filter by facilities, location and price and it also has a function that allows you to find sites that are nearby to your location for those more spontaneous trips. You are also able to book your chosen site through the app once you have found it.

Live Traffic Info

Check whether there are any traffic delays and plan your quickest route using the Live Traffic Info app, which provides real-time information on all motorways and A-roads.

Motorway Services UK

When you need a pitstop or are planning which is the best services for choice of food or types of facilities, the Motorway Services UK app will give you all of the information you need.

Caravan Leveler

You will never struggle to level your caravan again with this handy app that uses your caravan’s dimensions and can tell you how many centimetres each wheel needs to be raised by. A very impressive app that will make parking up your caravan much easier and quicker.

TripAdvisor

The TripAdvisor app provides you with a huge amount of information, including reviews for caravan parks, top local attractions, the best restaurants and pubs nearby, pretty much everything you need to plan a great time in a new place!

AllTrails

Whether you are looking for hiking trails, bike trails or even the best waterways for canoeing, AllTrails provides you with suggested routes, along with information such as difficulty, length and rating. It can also tell you whether a route is family-friendly and help you to plan the exact type of trail that you are looking for.

Yonder

This app is popular with people who love outdoor adventures and want to share their experiences with like-minded people. It is like a social network for the outdoorsy folk, and you can find new places to explore, as recommended by fellow adventurers.

Google Maps

This app will help you to map your journey, plan fun days out and it can also show you where to find local amenities. There is a search function that allows you to filter to search for places like restaurants, petrol stations, supermarkets, coffee shops, hotels, takeaways, chemists and pubs. If you are not familiar with the area, this app will save you loads of time looking for places.

Before your next caravan trip, make sure that you have installed all of these top caravanner apps. Now that the planning for your trip is sorted, have you got your cover sorted yet?

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Touring and Caravan Sites Open All Year Round

This year, the demand for UK holidays has surged, with uncertainty about whether travel restrictions would be lifted and due to people being cautious about travelling abroad during the pandemic.

If you are looking forward to going on your usual caravan holiday but want to wait until it is a bit quieter, it might be better to go after the summer season, so you can have a more peaceful getaway in autumn or winter. Some fantastic touring and caravan sites stay open all year round, so why not book something to look forward to later in the year?

Here are some of the best UK sites that are open all year round:

Blackmore Club Site, Worcestershire

Located right in the heart of England, this site is ideal if you enjoy walking in tranquil, picturesque areas, as it is on the doorstep of the Malvern Hills, where you will find walking trails for all abilities. Facilities on the site are excellent and it is a great option if you are looking for a quiet caravan holiday.

Delamere Forest Club Site, Cheshire

Delamere Forest in Cheshire is a hub for fun activities such as cycling, hiking or treetop fun at Go Ape. The site is also a short drive to Chester, a beautiful cathedral city with Tudor-style buildings and a Roman amphitheatre, as well as having a great selection of shops and restaurants.

Keswick Club Site, Ambleside

The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit all year round and the Keswick Club Site is the perfect place to stay for outdoors adventures. Set on the lakeside of Derwentwater, you can also explore nearby lakes such as Windermere, Ullswater or Bassenthwaite. It is a great location for walking, cycling and watersports.

Balloch O Dee, Dumfries and Galloway

In the southwest of Scotland, the Balloch O Dee site offers a tranquil getaway close to the Galloway National Forest. It is a large site that allows lots of space for caravanners and campers with five hard standing pitches with electric hookup. Surrounded by mountainous views, you can get away from it all, relax and enjoy being as close to nature as it gets.

Bryn Goleu Caravan and Camping Site, Isle of Anglesey

Anglesey is a stunning island off the northwest coast of Wales, with beautiful beaches and historical sites to visit. Accessed via the Menai Suspension Bridge, the Bryn Goleu site is positioned right at the top of Wales and provides amazing views of Holyhead Mountain as well as the Snowdonia National Park a little further afield.

Plas Farm Caravan Park, Abergele, Conwy

If you are looking for a more luxurious site with excellent facilities, Plas Farm is a five-star touring park that provides easy access to Snowdonia National Park, as well as many other areas of North Wales. The award-winning site is perfectly situated in quiet countryside close to several quaint villages to visit.

Cheddar Bridge Touring Park, Somerset

In the southwest of England, there are some amazing sites to choose from and if you would like a quiet stay at an adults-only site then Cheddar Bridge offers exactly that. Situated on the riverside, the site has luxury facilities and is a short distance from the Mendip Hills, as well as the coastal attractions at Weston-super-Mare or Brean.

Many caravan sites in the UK are booked out all summer but you can still get your ideal caravanning trip planned for later in the year at any of these fantastic sites that are open all year round.

Make sure that you have everything you need for caravanning through all seasons, especially a cover that protects your caravan all year round. Pro-Tec covers protect your caravan against sun, rain, snow and all of the other seasonal weather that can cause damage.

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Unique places for caravanners in the UK

When it comes to caravanning, there are some unique sites around the UK that can make your trip extra special. We’ve gone through and found some sites around the UK that are more unique, so if you feel like switching up your next stay then keep reading!

This site is based on a rustic Oxfordshire pig farm and has all the incredible features of a farm that make it such a quaint and lovely stay! You can explore the farm shop, feed the animals with owners Dean and Sarah or relax on the canal. The farm shop sells meat, free-range eggs and veg and is one of their best features!

Mount Pleasant Eco Park – Cornwall

This site is eco-friendly and has incredible views of the beautiful Cornish sea! You will also be able to view the nearby copper mine too. There’s a wind turbine on site which provides some of the power, as well as solar panels. Being kind to the environment and enjoying nature is one of the main priorities of this site!

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Mad Hatters Campsite – East Anglia

Welcome to the Mad Hatters campsite! No tea parties here but an incredible camping party instead. This Alice In Wonderland themed campsite is based in the charming city of Ely and the pitches are nestled amongst grass and wildflowers, giving it the fairy tale feel. You can also stock up on some seasonal strawberries that grow on the farm in reception! Nearby you can also explore Oliver  Cromwell’s house or discover the local eateries.

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Bircham Windmill – East Anglia

If you’re a lover of bakeries or you fancy staying underneath a magnificent working windmill – give this site a try. The bakery here is Norfolk’s best bakery and serves up delicious goods such as loaves, sausage rolls and iced buns! You can climb the floors of the windmill and learn all about how the windmill works and then at 2 pm you can even see the sheep on-site being milked.

These are just some of the incredible places that the UK has to offer when it comes to a unique caravanning experience! Of course, if you want to make your trip extra special – you should invest in a towing jacket from Pro-Tec Covers. This will help keep your caravan safe when you’re on the road, meaning no damage to your caravan to ruin the trip.

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