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The UK has lots to offer to campers of all ages, where you decide to go. Most universities will have plenty of tourist information for you to study and use to plan your holiday.

A few tips when making an advanced booking.

  1. Ensure you have the correct size of your unit, ie The length of your caravan including tow bar and tent including guy routes. This is important for pitching purposes. Be sure to tell park if this changes.
  2. Give details of awnings, and awning annex's if you have one.
  3. Be sure to book in any extras, for example kitchen tent, gazebo, pup tent, 2nd car etc.
  4. For motorhomes, the park will need length and information on your extra car, trailer etc.
  5. If you have mobility problems and need to be near facilities then let them know when you book. Campsites will always endeavor to assist you and make your stay an enjoyable one. Also check that the park can offer all the facilities you need to make your holiday convenient and enjoyable.

General information and tips

  • Most camping parks will allocate you a suitable pitch, others just let you go and find one, which can sometimes cause problems if you get neatly settled on a quiet pitch, but suddenly you get new neighbors pitching up nearby who just love to be close to other campers.
  • Camping parks will always try their best to allocate you to a pitch of their choice but sometimes this may not be possible, especially if you have a large tent or caravan.
  • During summer grass is favorable. In good weather, nothing beats a grass pitch. However, do make sure you have a breathable ground sheet. It helps maintain the grass and is better for you.
  • Hard standings, often called all weather pitches can vary between tarmac, gravel, concrete or a mixture of these. If you want to erect an awning make sure you check this with the campsite first.
  • Electrical pitches at nearly all camping parks now have a 16amp supply. It is important not to exceed this. If you do your electricity may cut off leaving you without electricity until the supply can be connected again! Some parks have pitches with metered electricity; at others the electricity is included in the pitch fee. Most parks do not allow electric heaters to be used in awnings.
  • A fully service pitch will include electric, water, chemical toilet emptying facilities and waste disposal. Some parks also include wifi and a television aerial connection.
  • It is important that you let the campsite know of any special needs you require so that they can try and accommodate you.
  • Camping parks want you to return, so please ensure you inform them if you are not happy with anything as soon as possible and give the park a chance to put things right. They can not do this if you wait until you get home to make your complaint.
  • Do remember that noise travels easily between tents and caravans and can be disturbing. Again, check the park's quiet times.

Camping is a friendly, happy way to enjoy a holiday offering value for money in an outdoor environment.

Source by Keith J Taylor