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10 Tips for Having an EPIC Campervan Holiday in the UK

We know a thing or two about campervan holidays in the UK. Under The Stars Campervan Hire has been hiring out campervans to holidaymakers for years - plus taking our own trips far and wide.

Our team has picked up some tips and tricks along the way, so here are 10 tips to help you have an awesome campervan experience, from the practicalities to the fun stuff.

Safety first

On any type of trip, safety should come first - and campervan holidays are no exception.

Make sure everyone knows to keep away from the gas and the cooker when they’re not using it, pets and people need to be strapped in when you’re on the move and, and always let a family member or friend know where you’re staying in case of emergency.

Always bring a first aid kit, any medication you might need, a torch, blankets, details of a vehicle breakdown company and your travel insurance details.

Comfort second

After safety, comfort is the most important part of having an excellent campervanning experience. Blankets, clean bedding, pillows, heaters, hot water bottles, fans and comfortable clothing are all absolutely essential for campervan holidays.

Meal plan

Cooking in a campervan can be great fun. It’s an opportunity to get creative and try new meals. When you’re on the road, it can be inconvenient to keep popping to the shops, so try meal planning in advance. Our blog post “Delicious Meals You Can Cook in a Campervan” will give you some campervan cooking inspiration!

Think about entertainment

When you wind down in the evenings, you’ll need entertainment. You’ll know best what you and your party will enjoy, but popular types of entertainment for campervanning are books, games, bikes, DVDs and musical instruments. We recommend a brilliant card game called Dobble. It’s incredibly fun and appropriate for children and adults (even grumpy teenagers love it).

Plan your trip

It sounds obvious, but to make the most of your campervan experience, you should plan your trip - even loosely. There are so many useful websites and tools that can help you plan your holiday. TripAdvisor is a wonderful website that can help you find the best activities and sights at your destination(s). Putting together an itinerary will help you stay on track to see everything you want to see.

Get travel insurance

We know, we know, admin is the last thing you want to think about when you’re planning an exciting trip. But getting travel insurance and holiday cancellation insurance is essential.

Choose the right campervan

It’s all well and good planning and packing perfectly for a Under the Stars campervan holiday, but if you don’t have the right campervan, it can all fall apart! When you’re hiring a campervan, make sure it has enough space for everyone in your party and is appropriate for the roads and terrain you’ll be driving through.

Pack mindfully

Packing mindfully is imperative for having a great trip. It’s important to not over pack, though, because space is at a premium.

Delegate chores

One thing people often forget about campervan trips is that… you still need to do chores! And in such a small space, mess can build up quite quickly. We’ve found that the best way to handle chores is to allocate them to every member of your party. Unless there’s someone in your campervan that loves doing chores (if there is, you’ve struck gold!), then giving everyone a specific task to do throughout the trip is a really good way to avoid tension.

Air out your campervan

Campervans have quite small interiors, so it can get really warm inside, especially in the summer. To make them comfortable, air them out every day by opening the doors and windows to keep the inside cool and fresh. This also helps to remove any smells from cooking, people and pets!

Are you planning a UK campervan holiday? Take a look around our website to find out more about our campervan hire in Lancashire.

Thank you for reading, we hope you found this useful and if you need any help planning your Campervan holiday you know where we are! Thanks, The Under The Stars Campervan Hire Team x


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