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OLPRO Ranger Lightweight 2 Person Tent
Brand new for 2021 - this is a trekking and wild camping tent that is designed for ease of use and comfort with a better head height than most backpacking tents. Preorder for huge discounts
Best of British Caravan and Camping Sites
A network of FIVE STAR independent premier Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks situated in some of the finest locations in the UK
OLPRO Pop Up Shower Utility Toilet Tent
The OLPRO Pop up Toilet / Shower and Utility tent erects in just seconds. It's great for use with a portable Shower, toilet or for extra Storage.
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!
OLPRO Abberley XL 4 Berth Tent
A great 4 berth family tent - ideal for trips away. Quick to pitch with a stylish and modern look, tall enough to stand up in, and enough room for four or five people to sit in the living area. Find out more and have a chance to win one.
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
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
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!
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
OLPRO Shade Campervan Canopy
New for 2019 the OLPRO Shade Camper Van Canopy is ideal for short trips or one night stops. Find out more and get a chance to win one
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
Winterising Your Caravan / Motorhome Pt 1 Internal Preparations
Part one: Internal Winter Preparations: If youíre not planning to use your caravan through the winter, be prepared by following these simple guidelines to protect your caravan from snow, ice, and cold weather, whilst in winter storage, or out of use.
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   (256 in total)
OLPRO Pop Up Shower Utility Toilet Tent
The OLPRO Pop up Toilet / Shower and Utility tent erects in just seconds. It's great for use with a portable Shower, toilet or for extra Storage.

OLPRO Loan & Go: Rent a Tent or Awning
OLPRO have launched a new rental service called Loan & Go which allows customers to hire any one of their tents or motorhome awnings. You can now have a tent or a campervan awning only when you need one with their environmentally-friendly loan service

Dog Bag Pop Up Fabric Kennel
Dog Bag is gentler, warmer, and all round snugger refuge for a pet than a steel cage or a plastic crate, ideal for transporting your dog in the car, or as a kennel once you arrive on a campsite. Find out more and have a chance to win one

4 Funky Windbreaks from OLPRO
5 KAMEI Husky L Roof Box
6 Outwell Camping Shelters
7 New Camping Lighting from Robens
8 Outwell 2020 Tableware Ranges
9 Outwell 2020 Chairs, Sofas and Loungers
10 Outwell 2020 Sleeping Bag Ranges
11 Car Seat Protectors and Dog Hammocks
12 Outwell Fulmar Deep Freeze Coolbox Review
13 Outwell Berland Folding Table Review
14 Robens Hiking and Camping Accessories
15 BUZZ RACK Buzzpro P10 Towball Platform
 
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Caravanning Help and Advice   (25 in total)
Winterising Your Caravan / Motorhome Pt 1 Internal Preparations
Part one: Internal Winter Preparations: If youíre not planning to use your caravan through the winter, be prepared by following these simple guidelines to protect your caravan from snow, ice, and cold weather, whilst in winter storage, or out of use.

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.

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

5 New Season Checks for Caravans / Motorhomes
6 Essential Equipment for your Caravan
7 Leisure Battery Care and Charging
8 Before Setting off on a Journey
9 Arriving On Site with a Caravan
10 Loading your Caravan and Clever Packing
11 Changing a Caravan Tyre!
12 Winterising Your Caravan when Not in Use
13 Clarke IG1200 1.2kW Inverter Generator
14 The Caravan and Motorhome Club
15 Do I need another TV licence?
 
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Caravans and Caravanning Equipment   (108 in total)
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

2 Outwell Storage Solutions for 2020
3 Clarke IG1200B 1.1kW Inverter Generator
4 Outwell 2019 Inflatable Caravan Awnings Range
5 Kampa Portaflush 10 Toilet Review
6 Clarke IG2000B 1.8kW Inverter Generator
7 The Art of Aiming a Satellite Dish
8 OLPRO Pop Up Utility Tent
9 Introducing OLPRO Camping and Caravanning Equipment
10 OLPRO Caravan Covers
11 OLPRO Bottom & Top Toilet Fluid
12 OLPRO Hush Sleeping Bag
13 Outwell 2017 Ecolux Coolbox and Coolbags
14 The Outwell Summer Collection
15 OLPRO Inside & Out Caravan Cleaner
 
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Camping Information and Tent Reviews   (119 in total)
OLPRO Ranger Lightweight 2 Person Tent
Brand new for 2021 - this is a trekking and wild camping tent that is designed for ease of use and comfort with a better head height than most backpacking tents. Preorder for huge discounts

OLPRO Abberley XL 4 Berth Tent
A great 4 berth family tent - ideal for trips away. Quick to pitch with a stylish and modern look, tall enough to stand up in, and enough room for four or five people to sit in the living area. Find out 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.

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

6 OLPRO Abberley 2 Lightweight Touring Tent
7 OLPRO Pioneer and Voyager Lightweight Tents
8 Outwell 2020 Inflatable Tent Ranges
9 OLPRO `POP` Quick Erect Tent
10 OLPRO Knightwick 2.0S 3 Berth Tent
11 Outwell 2019 Tent Range with "Panorama"
12 OLPro Pop Up Beach Hut Tent
13 Outwell Quick Air Tent Collection
14 New Tent Bedroom Designs from Outwell
15 Easy Camp 2016 Air Tent Range
 
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Specialised Camp Site Listings   (31 in total)
Best of British Caravan and Camping Sites
A network of FIVE STAR independent premier Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks situated in some of the finest locations in the UK

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 Open All Year Campsites and Caravan 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   (52 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 Great British Campout For the NHS
7 Easter Hunt Competition with OLPRO
8 Scented Sachet Fragrance Envelopes
9 Towsure Easter Hunt Competition 2019
10 First Aid Kits
11 Camping and Caravanning Fire Safety
12 Do Camping Kids do Better at School?
13 2018 OLPRO Easter Hunt Competition
14 Quick Tips
15 Treating Burns
 
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Towing and Towcars   (21 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

The Use of Stabilisers
A guide to the use of stabilisers when towing a caravan, trailer tent, or trailer

5 Before Setting off on a Journey
6 Towing behind a motorhome. What you should know
7 Warnings for drivers just over Speed Limit
8 Driving Licence Changes from 8th June 2015
9 The driving licence you need to tow a caravan or trailer
10 New EU Tyre Labelling Rules
11 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2013
12 New MOT Rules for 2012
13 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2012
14 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2011
15 Discovery Named Best Towcar 2010
 
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Motorhomes and Motorhoming Equipment   (25 in total)
OLPRO Shade Campervan Canopy
New for 2019 the OLPRO Shade Camper Van Canopy is ideal for short trips or one night stops. Find out more and get a chance to win one

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

5 SheltaPod Campervan & Vehicle Awning
6 Easy Camp Air Comfy Inflatable Motorhome Awnings
7 OLPRO Cubo Campervan Awning
8 Need a Wider Double Bed in your Motorhome?
9 Outwell Smart Air Awnings
10 51 Litre Waterhog Fresh Water Carrier
11 The Worlds Smallest Motorhome?
12 Lunar Vacanza Camper Car
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   (200 in total)
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

Beat at Tencreek 60s Weekend 2020
Beat at Tencreek , a three day concert experience 9th - 11th October 2020, dedicated to the sounds of the Swinging Sixties set in Looe in Cornwall. Find out more and win Weekend Camping Tickets, Cornwall

3 Tribfest Festival 2020 CANCELLED
4 Paws in the Park 2020
5 Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show 2020
6 Truckfest 2020 - Six Shows Around the UK
7 2020 East Anglian Game and Country Fair
8 Manchester Caravan & Motorhome Show 2020
9 England's Medieval Festival, August 2019
10 Kent VW Festival August 2019
11 Into the Trees Family Festival 2019
12 Shackerstone Family Festival 2019 Discounted Tickets
13 UK Monster Truck Nationals 2019 Weekend Camping
14 Elvaston Steam Rally Camping Weekend July 2019
15 Tribfest Festival 2019 Discounted Tickets!
 
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Holiday Reports, Travel Blogs and Campsite Features   (37 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 Forest View Campsite in Normandy
5 The Paddock Touring Park Co Durham
6 Champ de la Chapelle Campsite, Auvergne France
7 Upper Hurst Farm, Buxton, Derbyshire
8 Stafford Moor Fishery, Winkleigh, Devon
9 Tencreek Holiday Park, Cornwall
10 Discover the Lee Valley Campsites
11 Everest Base Camp Expedition April 2018
12 Amazing Holidays at Riverside Park, Stratford
13 Discover Camping Odmoree in Croatia
14 Everest Base Camp Expedition October 2016
15 Everest Base Camp - The Kit List
 
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Camping Recipes   (42 in total)
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

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