27 Oct Christmas/Winter Getaways
Although it may be one of the coldest times of the year, for a significant number of caravanners, Christmas is a favourite time to enjoy a getaway with the family in their caravans or motorhomes. A Christmas staycation could be the perfect way to spend the festive break, giving you the opportunity to enjoy beautiful campsites in relative peace and quiet, particularly in comparison to the busy summer months, whilst also being able to partake in some of the best festivals and events of the calendar year. It’s important to ensure you have adequate warm clothing, enough gas for cooking and warmth, as well as extra blankets and duvets.
One very unique way to spend the festive period is at BeachSide Holiday Parks, Devon. Throughout Christmas and the New Year, you can immerse yourself with breathtaking views of the Atlantic, whilst revitalising by taking long walks on the beach front. Located near Barsntaple you will also be able to take pleasure in visiting the local Christmas Markets and Villages.
If you intend on visiting a Christmas Market, look no further than the Harbourside Bristol Market, famous for its large variety of stalls which celebrates Bristol’s independent business’, you can witness the spectacular ‘lighting-up’ event in Cabot Square, enjoy the vibrant markets, as well as indulge in some of the South West’s best street food, the market bar will also be on-hand with some of the very best festive beverages, such as artisan spiced Somerset cider. Located close to the city centre is Towed Town Camping, an indoor campground, the campsite features decorative seasonal features, there’s also a communal ‘hangout’ area complete with pool and table tennis table.
One of the most popular events at this time of the year is the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, you can book now to witness a series of spectacular shows, fun rides and live events.This year you will be able to stroll through 100 charming traditional wooden chalets, with a wide variety of gifts, as well as exploring the Bar Ice ( A Studio 54 themed bar, where everything is crafted out of Ice) and Santaland. For nearby sites; chertsey – camping and caravanning club site Is less than a one hour train journey into Hyde Park.
After being temporarily suspended last year, St Nicholas Fair will return in 2021, stroll along Parliament Street and St Sampson’s square where wintry alpine chalets run up the street and around the square.The historic Shambles Market, is home to a wide range of local indie traders selling everything from Yorkshire flat caps to delicious cakes to incredible hand-crafted trinkets. In the main city centre, Kings Square, you will be able to experience the vintage carousel, a great place to have ‘some thrills and fun with the family’.