A Guide to Caravanning in the East

iStock_000022114316_MediumPlanning on taking your caravan for a spin this summer? The East of England is full of premium touring caravan sites, with plenty of summer activities to enjoy. In fact, you might find yourself spoilt for choice, unable to decide which county will suit your recreational needs the best. So here is a quick guide to four gems in the East of England’s crown, and where to pitch up to make the most of your experience.

Exploring Essex

Despite being known for its suburb status, being on the outskirts of the capital and a popular dwelling for city commuters, Essex is full of wonderful sites to enjoy. With one of the mildest climates in the country, Essex is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful gardens and take in some grander sights such as Audley End House. To really enjoy all that Essex has to offer, base yourself at the wonderful Kelvedon Hatch site. A Camping and Caravanning Club premiere site, the site is steeped in history and is within a 20-minute train journey of London if you fancy a day trip.

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Norfolk really comes alive in the summer months. As the East Anglia’s go to destination for beautiful beaches, this county is perfect for relaxing retreats. With 90 miles of coast, there are plenty of beaches to choose from: from sandy to stony and commercial to secluded. After a day at the beach, coming back to you caravan on a luxury site makes the holiday all the better. Try 5* rated Deer’s Glade for a truly luxe experience with its high quality facilities and accommodating club house.

Charming Cambridge

Perhaps your idea of a dream caravanning holiday is one without the distraction of children (albeit you still love the Grandkids of course). If so Cambridge’s Fields End Caravan Park and Fishery is perfect, being an adult only site. Cambridgeshire is the place for foodies, with a whole host of artisan bakeries (Fitzbillies is a must try), and delicious eateries to sample some local produce. For a truly adult activity, head to Cambridgeshire Wine School, who offer a range of quirk wine classes. Whether you are keen to ‘Dine like Downtown’, or learn about ‘Old World vs. New World’ wines, there is sure to be an experience to suit your taste.

Suffolk-countrysideSearching Suffolk

For those who are looking for a more rural retreat, Suffolk is the perfect destination. Set in the seven acres of idyllic natural beauty is Forest Camping. Situated in the centre of Rendlesham Forest, the site is ideal for light strolls and marvellous meanderings. If your looking to step outside of this beautiful setting, Suffolk has so much more to offer. The county is steeped in history, and no site so much so than Sutton Hoo, a must visit for those wanting to dig into some deep history.


Wherever you are going, it’s important that you are fully prepared before your trip. Make thorough checks on your car and caravan before setting off, and ensure that you have bought some quality insurance just incase any unwanted accidents arise.

All that is left to pack your bags, lock up and head off towards one of four of the finest destinations in the UK to visit with your caravan this summer: a caravanning experience you will never forget!

Written by Jade Attwood, travel enthusiast and content writer for The Camping and Caravanning Club

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