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Measuring your Caravan Awning Size
When it comes to choosing a new awning, if you don't have a handbook for your caravan then measuring it can baffle you. This short article will tell you how to measure your caravan, and work out what awning size you need
Maypole 3 Panel Inflatable Windbreak
This three panel wind break provides privacy and protection from the wind while outside on your camping break. Find out more and win one from AutoLeisure the UKs caravan & campervan parts & accessories store
OLPRO Camping Melamine Dinner Sets
Melamine tableware and dinner sets include plates, bowls and mugs - all safe for eating alfresco whether it be barbecueing, camping or caravanning. Find out more and win a set!
Bluetti AC200P Portable Power Station Review
The Bluetti AC200P portable power station is an offgrid camper's dream. The LiFePO4 powered generator has a capacity of 540Ah (equiv to 10 x 100A leisure batteries) and an output power of up to 2000W. Find out more and get a chance to win one worth £1999
OLPRO Gemini 4 Berth Tent 2021
The OLPRO Gemini 4 Berth Vis a Vis Tent is brand new for 2021. A great sized 2 berth tent perfect for weekend breaks or a larger festival tent. Find our more and have a chance to win one
2021 East Anglian Game and Country Fair
All the fun of the Game and Country Fair taking place on 25th - 26th September 2021 at Euston Estate near Thetford and you can even camp over for the weekend - enter our competition to win tickets.
TORQ Explore Flapjacks
Brought to you by Torq performance nutrition, energy-enriched, soft, syrupy and deliciously tasty organic, vegan-friendly TORQ Explore Flapjacks, perfect for your camping trips and outdoor adventures. Exclusive discount code plus a chance to win a bundle!
OLPRO Pod Kitchen / Storage Tent
The OLPRO Pod is a great sized Kitchen/ Storage tent with a built in ground sheet. Plus we have a chance for you to win one!
Beat at Tencreek 60s Weekend 2021
Beat at Tencreek , a three day concert experience 8th - 10th October 2021, dedicated to the sounds of the Swinging Sixties set in Looe in Cornwall. Find out more and win Weekend Camping Tickets, Cornwall
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks has 4 award winning parks surrounded by spectacular NT countryside next to 3 miles of Blue Flag sandy beach! We're giving you the chance to Win a 1 Week Stay Camping or Touring on an Electric Pitch
Basic Guidance on Electric Hook-up for Tents
This is intended for campers who have little or no electrical knowledge and want some basic guidance on EHUís
Truckfest 2021 - Eight Shows Around the UK
Truckfest shows are among the largest outdoor events in the UK, and feature exciting family entertainment with weekend camping. Details of the six UK shows, plus a chance to win tickets to all of them!
Paws in the Park 2021
This year Paws in the Park has spring and autumn shows in May and September. Endless activities for you and your dog to enjoy plus weekend camping. We're giving you the chance to win family camping at each one!
Car Seat Protectors and Dog Hammocks
Having a pet travel with you can sometimes make a real mess of your car seats, but the Roofbox company have the ideal solutions, including front seat covers, rear seat covers, and rear hammocks for dogs. Find out more get a chance to win some too
Open All Year Campsites and Caravan Sites
Looking for a campsite or caravan site which is open through the winter months? You'll find Christmas, New Year, and winter snow, and early spring sites here.
Double Skillet Cooking System Review
This cooking concept is able to cook just about every thing from boiled eggs to a full roast! Read our review of the Double Skillet
Caravan insurance, trailer tent and motorhome insurance
Up to 22.5% off Caravan Guard touring caravan insurance, folding camper and trailer tent insurance, as well as a generous discount off motorhome insurance. Get an instant online quote.
Tent, Trailer Tent & Awning Review and Photo Showcase
Over 13,000 tent reviews, trailer tent reviews, and awning reviews, for all the popular manufacturers, plus thousands of user uploaded photos. Leave a review or upload photos of your own tent, trailer tent or awning
 
Equipment Reviews and Features   (172 in total)
Maypole 3 Panel Inflatable Windbreak
This three panel wind break provides privacy and protection from the wind while outside on your camping break. Find out more and win one from AutoLeisure the UKs caravan & campervan parts & accessories store

OLPRO Camping Melamine Dinner Sets
Melamine tableware and dinner sets include plates, bowls and mugs - all safe for eating alfresco whether it be barbecueing, camping or caravanning. Find out more and win a set!

Bluetti AC200P Portable Power Station Review
The Bluetti AC200P portable power station is an offgrid camper's dream. The LiFePO4 powered generator has a capacity of 540Ah (equiv to 10 x 100A leisure batteries) and an output power of up to 2000W. Find out more and get a chance to win one worth £1999

OLPRO Pod Kitchen / Storage Tent
The OLPRO Pod is a great sized Kitchen/ Storage tent with a built in ground sheet. Plus we have a chance for you to win one!

Car Seat Protectors and Dog Hammocks
Having a pet travel with you can sometimes make a real mess of your car seats, but the Roofbox company have the ideal solutions, including front seat covers, rear seat covers, and rear hammocks for dogs. Find out more get a chance to win some too

Funky Windbreaks from OLPRO
These new 4 Pole (15.75 foot) windbreaks from OLPro have fantastic designs. They are lightweight and compact with fit together steel poles, and are ideal for caravanners, tenters and motorhomers. Find out more and win one!

7 Outwell 2021 Tableware Range
8 Hapro Traxer 5.6 Roof Box
9 OLPRO Pop Up Toilet Tent / Shower Utility Tent
10 Outwell Furniture Range 2021
11 Outwell Mummy Sleeping Bags for 2021
12 KAMEI Husky L Roof Box
13 Outwell Camping Shelters
14 Outwell 2020 Tableware Ranges
15 OLPRO Loan & Go: Rent a Tent or Awning
 
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Outdoor Camping Furniture   (26 in total)
1 Outwell Relax Chair Range
2 Petego EB Dozer Donut Pet Beds
3 Outwell Storage Solutions for 2020
4 Outwell 2020 Chairs, Sofas and Loungers
5 Outwell Berland Folding Table Review
6 2019 Outwell Furniture Collection
7 Babyhub SleepSpace Travel Cot Review
8 Provence Table & Chairs, Aruba Cupboard and Acadia Lounger
9 The Outwell Summer Collection
10 Outwell Ergo Flexi Comfort Furniture
11 Easycamp Sarin Camp Kitchen
12 Outdoor Revolution Ibiza Suspension Chair TwinPack
13 Outwell Bamboo Furniture and Tableware
14 Yeomans Dining Furniture and Tableware
15 Outwell Ergo Flexi Comfort Range
 
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Electricity, Heating, Cooling and Lighting   (54 in total)
Basic Guidance on Electric Hook-up for Tents
This is intended for campers who have little or no electrical knowledge and want some basic guidance on EHUís

2 New Camping Lighting from Robens
3 Outwell Fulmar Deep Freeze Coolbox Review
4 Clarke IG1200B 1.1kW Inverter Generator
5 2019 Outwell Kitchen Electrics
6 Clarke IG2000B 1.8kW Inverter Generator
7 Outwell Fridges, Coolboxes and Coolbags
8 Outwell Gas Stoves and Barbecues
9 Head Torches: Budget vs Premium Price
10 Clarke IG2000 2kW Inverter Generator
11 Clarke IG1000 1kW Inverter Generator
12 Outwell Mains Electrical Equipment
13 VARTA Professional Line Torches
14 Campfire Fun in a Safe Handy Package
15 Champion 3100 Watt Inverter Petrol Generator
 
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Caravanning Help and Advice   (24 in total)
Measuring your Caravan Awning Size
When it comes to choosing a new awning, if you don't have a handbook for your caravan then measuring it can baffle you. This short article will tell you how to measure your caravan, and work out what awning size you need

New Season Checks for Caravans / Motorhomes
Bringing your caravan or motorhome out of hibernation could result in some things not working properly. Here's a useful checklist to help get you back on the road after winter storage, or after it has not been used for any long period.

CRiS Explained and Decoded
Details of the Caravan Registration & Identification Scheme, and how to decode your CRiS number. Updated September 2013

Handy Tips for Winter Touring
Caravanning through the winter months can provide some of the best trips away. Here are some handy care tips if you have decided not to layup the van, and are instead planning on some winter touring.

5 Winterising Your Caravan / Motorhome Pt2 External Prepartions
6 Winterising Your Caravan / Motorhome Pt 1 Internal Preparations
7 Essential Equipment for your Caravan
8 Leisure Battery Care and Charging
9 Before Setting off on a Journey
10 Arriving On Site with a Caravan
11 Loading your Caravan and Clever Packing
12 Changing a Caravan Tyre!
13 Winterising Your Caravan when Not in Use
14 The Caravan and Motorhome Club
15 Do I need another TV licence?
 
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Caravans and Caravanning Equipment   (109 in total)
The Art of Aiming a Satellite Dish
A guide to aiming a ďMobileĒ Satellite Dish (using a Signal meter) for freestanding (tripod mounted) dishes. This could mean the end to frustrating failed attempts at getting a picture on your caravan or motorhome or camping satellite setup

1961 Holiday House Geographic Model X
One of the most desirable vintage caravans in the world, this 1961 Holiday House Geographic Model X has been beautifully renovated and modified and is one of only two currently known to be in existence. It's currently for sale in the US for $250,000

3 Coachman Caravans sold to Kabe
4 Introducing the Sealander - an Amphibious Caravan!
5 Outwell 2019 Inflatable Caravan Awnings Range
6 Introducing OLPRO Camping and Caravanning Equipment
7 OLPRO Caravan Covers
8 OLPRO Bottom & Top Toilet Fluid
9 Clarke IG1200 1.2kW Generator Review
10 Outwell 2017 Ecolux Coolbox and Coolbags
11 OLPRO Inside & Out Caravan Cleaner
12 Outwell Smart Air Caravan Awnings
13 The Lightweight Wingamm Rookie 3.5 Caravan
14 New Sanremo caravan range from Venture Caravans
15 Nemesis Ultra Caravan Wheel Clamp
 
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Towing and Towcars and Towball Carriers   (35 in total)
AutoSock Ice and Snow Wheel Socks
AutoSock car snow socks from The Roof Box Company give normal road tyres the grip they need on ice and snow to get you home. Don't get caught by the awful winter weather again. Claim an exclusive discount, and enter our competition to win some!

Alko Electric Drive Caravan and Trailer Chassis
The range of electric towing vehicles is greatly reduced when combined with a traditional caravan or trailer. Alko's solution is the Next Generation Trailer Platform with a 48-volt drive integrated in the trailer chassis

Beginners Caravan Towing Safety Video
Just starting out caravanning? Get some great caravan towing safety tips in under a minute in this video from the Highways Agency

4 BUZZ RACK Buzzpro P10 Towball Platform
5 Buzz Quattro Tilting 4 Bike Carrier
6 Atera STRADA DL 2 Tilting Bike Carrier
7 BUZZ RACK Buzzwing 4 Bike Tilting and Folding Rack
8 Before Setting off on a Journey
9 Towing behind a motorhome. What you should know
10 Buzz Rack Buffalo 4 Bike Tilting Towball Carrier
11 Buzz Rack Scorpion 2 Bike Carrier
12 Warnings for drivers just over Speed Limit
13 Driving Licence Changes from 8th June 2015
14 The driving licence you need to tow a caravan or trailer
15 Towsure 2 Bike Towbar Mounted Cycle Carrier
 
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Camping Information and Tent Reviews   (121 in total)
OLPRO Gemini 4 Berth Tent 2021
The OLPRO Gemini 4 Berth Vis a Vis Tent is brand new for 2021. A great sized 2 berth tent perfect for weekend breaks or a larger festival tent. Find our more and have a chance to win one

Tent, Trailer Tent & Awning Review and Photo Showcase
Over 13,000 tent reviews, trailer tent reviews, and awning reviews, for all the popular manufacturers, plus thousands of user uploaded photos. Leave a review or upload photos of your own tent, trailer tent or awning

Camping Trip Checklist
One of our most popular pages. Use our checklist to make sure you never forget anything again. Tick off all your gear, before every camping trip.

4 Outwell Prime Air Family Tents 2021
5 OLPRO Ranger Lightweight 2 Person Tent
6 OLPRO Abberley 2 Lightweight Touring Tent
7 OLPRO Abberley XL 4 Berth Tent
8 OLPRO Pioneer and Voyager Lightweight Tents
9 Outwell 2020 Inflatable Tent Ranges
10 OLPRO `POP` Quick Erect Tent
11 OLPRO Knightwick 2.0S 3 Berth Tent
12 Outwell 2019 Tent Range with "Panorama"
13 OLPro Pop Up Beach Hut Tent
14 OLPRO Pop Up Utility Tent
15 Outwell Quick Air Tent Collection
 
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Specialised Camp Site Listings   (31 in total)
Open All Year Campsites and Caravan Sites
Looking for a campsite or caravan site which is open through the winter months? You'll find Christmas, New Year, and winter snow, and early spring sites here.

Confirmed Weekend Late Availability
A list of sites which have used our availability calendar facility to confirm they have available pitches for this weekend, and the following weekends!

Pubs with Campsites
A list of Public Houses in the UK which also allow camping onsite, or within 100 yards. Pubs with campsites and caravan sites.

Campsites with Special Offers and Discounts
A list of sites which have special offers, discounts and deals for UKCampsite.co.uk users. Find a bargain, or money saving deal.

Campsites which allow Fires
The most comprehensive list of UK campsites and caravan sites which allow fires on site by your pitch

Adults Only Camping and Caravan Sites
Campsites and caravan parks which are adult only. No kids on these sites!

Campsites and Caravan Sites with a Sea View
A list of campsites and caravan sites which have sea views. Enjoy a glorious sea vista whilst you camp!

Campsite Jobs and Caravan Park Vacancies
Whether you are a site looking for new wardens, or an individual looking for a vacancy, then you're in the right place. Work and job listings all over the UK, Eire and Europe

9 Best of British Caravan and Camping Sites
10 Dog Friendly Campsites
11 Campsites with Facilities for the Disabled
12 Glamping Camp Sites with Erected Tents, Yurts, Tipis and Pods
13 Sites which have Rally Fields or cater for Rallies
14 Child Friendly Campsites with Playgrounds
15 Campsites and Caravan Parks with on site Fishing
 
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General Articles   (54 in total)
Caravan insurance, trailer tent and motorhome insurance
Up to 22.5% off Caravan Guard touring caravan insurance, folding camper and trailer tent insurance, as well as a generous discount off motorhome insurance. Get an instant online quote.

Lockdown Easing means Dealerships Reopen
Many caravan, motorhome and campervan dealers in England reopened showrooms on 1st June following easing of the coronavirus lockdown. Large boosts in sales are expected

Netherlands Lower Speed Limit from 2020
A new daytime speed limit of 100 kph on Dutch roads will come into effect on March 16 2020

Stolen Caravan, Motorhome and Trailer Tent Database
A list of stolen caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents, and advice about theft preventative measures you can take.

Carbon Monoxide and BBQ Advice
Never put a BBQ in a tent to keep warm, it will kill you and your loved ones. Safety advice for caravanners and campers relating to barbecues, and CO carbon monoxide poisoning, cooking in tents etc. Please read this and share.

6 Premier Camping Easter Hunt Competition 2021
7 OLPRO Plants 320 Trees
8 Great British Campout For the NHS
9 Easter Hunt Competition with OLPRO
10 Scented Sachet Fragrance Envelopes
11 Towsure Easter Hunt Competition 2019
12 First Aid Kits
13 Camping and Caravanning Fire Safety
14 Do Camping Kids do Better at School?
15 2018 OLPRO Easter Hunt Competition
 
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Motorhomes and Motorhoming Equipment   (25 in total)
Motorhome Road Tax Budget 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his Budget of 11th March 2020 that the tax payable on first registration of a new motorhome or campervan will revert to £265 a year, potentially saving £000s for motorhome buyers and a huge boost to jobs in the industry

1964 Mini Euxton Caraboot
This rather incredible conversion from the mid 1960s combined a Mini with a camper, a caravan and amazingly,- a boat! Find out more and watch an fantastic 1964 video of this wacky camper in action

OLPRO Breeze Inflatable Campervan Awnings
Introducing the brand new BREEZE inflatable campervan awnings from OLPRO which erect in from just 5 minutes. They fit any van upto 235cm tall, with three different sizes, the Cubo, the Cocoon, and the Loopo. Massive discounts for UKCampsite.co.uk visitors

4 OLPRO Cubo Campervan Awning
5 SheltaPod Campervan & Vehicle Awning
6 OLPRO Shade Campervan Canopy
7 Easy Camp Air Comfy Inflatable Motorhome Awnings
8 Need a Wider Double Bed in your Motorhome?
9 Outwell Smart Air Awnings
10 The Worlds Smallest Motorhome?
11 Lunar Vacanza Camper Car
12 Outwell 2012 Country Road Awning Kit
13 Bailey add Approach SE 625 to Motorhome Range
14 Bailey add Approach SE 745 to Motorhome Range
15 Bailey Confirms Name of New Motorhomes
 
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Shows and Events and Days Out   (208 in total)
2021 East Anglian Game and Country Fair
All the fun of the Game and Country Fair taking place on 25th - 26th September 2021 at Euston Estate near Thetford and you can even camp over for the weekend - enter our competition to win tickets.

Beat at Tencreek 60s Weekend 2021
Beat at Tencreek , a three day concert experience 8th - 10th October 2021, dedicated to the sounds of the Swinging Sixties set in Looe in Cornwall. Find out more and win Weekend Camping Tickets, Cornwall

Truckfest 2021 - Eight Shows Around the UK
Truckfest shows are among the largest outdoor events in the UK, and feature exciting family entertainment with weekend camping. Details of the six UK shows, plus a chance to win tickets to all of them!

Paws in the Park 2021
This year Paws in the Park has spring and autumn shows in May and September. Endless activities for you and your dog to enjoy plus weekend camping. We're giving you the chance to win family camping at each one!

AppleTree Exhibitions Caravan & Motorhome Shows
The Appletree Exhibitions Caravan & Motorhome Shows are the perfect place to see all new caravans, motorhomes & campervans with exclusive SHOW DEALS! Win tickets for each show

6 Tribfest Festival 2021 Discounted Tickets!
7 UK Monster Truck Nationals 2021 Weekend Camping
8 Scottish Caravan and Motorhome VIRTUAL Show
9 National Outdoor Expo- NEC March 2021 EVENT POSTPONED
10 Tribfest Festival 2020 CANCELLED
11 Paws in the Park 2020
12 Beat at Tencreek 60s Weekend 2020
13 Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show 2020
14 Truckfest 2020 - Six Shows Around the UK
15 2020 East Anglian Game and Country Fair
 
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Holiday Reports, Travel Blogs and Campsite Features   (40 in total)
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks has 4 award winning parks surrounded by spectacular NT countryside next to 3 miles of Blue Flag sandy beach! We're giving you the chance to Win a 1 Week Stay Camping or Touring on an Electric Pitch

Send us your Travel Tales and Blogs
Got a camping, caravanning, or motorhoming tale to tell, a special holiday blog, or a story to share? Please send us your stories - we cant promise to make you rich, but we might just give you 15 minutes of fame!

Camping on a Whim and a Shoestring
A UKCampsite.co.uk member extols the virtues of a spur-of-the-moment trip, and the freedom of camping.

4 Lovat Holiday Parks - Quality Touring Sites
5 Macdonalds Farm Touring & Camping in Cornwall
6 Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, Padstow
7 The Paddock Touring Park Co Durham
8 Forest View Campsite in Normandy
9 Champ de la Chapelle Campsite, Auvergne France
10 Upper Hurst Farm, Buxton, Derbyshire
11 Stafford Moor Fishery, Winkleigh, Devon
12 Tencreek Holiday Park, Cornwall
13 Discover the Lee Valley Campsites
14 Everest Base Camp Expedition April 2018
15 Amazing Holidays at Riverside Park, Stratford
 
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Camping Recipes and Food   (43 in total)
TORQ Explore Flapjacks
Brought to you by Torq performance nutrition, energy-enriched, soft, syrupy and deliciously tasty organic, vegan-friendly TORQ Explore Flapjacks, perfect for your camping trips and outdoor adventures. Exclusive discount code plus a chance to win a bundle!

Double Skillet Cooking System Review
This cooking concept is able to cook just about every thing from boiled eggs to a full roast! Read our review of the Double Skillet

3 Pea & Mint Risotto by Holster
4 Rob and Traceys Camp Recipe
5 Bowburn Curry
6 Tuna Muck
7 Cowboy Casserole
8 Sausage Casserole Beezer Style
9 Double Skillet Omelette
10 The Weatherman's Pork and Pepper Stew
11 Chicken Stew on the Cobb
12 Home made BBQ Shish Kebabs
13 Collins Camping Hot Tuna Curry
14 Steak Stew
15 Corned Beef Mush
 
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