Hiring a Motorhome is becoming an increasingly popular holiday choice for families and couples throughout the UK and Europe. With literally hundreds of destinations to choose from you are guaranteed a holiday that you will never forget, so if you are looking for something different and of course cost effective this year why not experience the freedom, fun and luxury that Motorhomes can offer. Simply your own home on wheels with no packing worries.

Taking a holiday with a UK motorhome hire is ideal for those who love a little adventure and freedom. Motorhomes come in all sizes and levels of luxury, so even the least outdoorsy member of your family will be happy to spend a holiday in the countryside. In the last few years the popularity of motorhome holidays has been steadily increasing as people are in search of more affordable trips without the hassle of air travel. Renting a motorhome means you can have the freedom to go wherever you want with all the conveniences of home and without expensive hotel rooms.


A motorhome holiday in the UK is a great compromise for those who love roughing it with traditional camping and those who like their home comforts. You’ll discover a range of vehicles to choose from with two to seven berths. Most motorhomes come equipped with Freeview TV, DVD players, a kitchen complete with cutlery, and a bathroom. You also don’t need to just rent in the summer because most rental vehicles have central heating and insulation that means they stay comfortable even in the winter. Power steering makes the vehicles surprisingly easy to drive and park.

License Requirements

Most motorhome hire companies don’t require the driver to have a special driving license. The main criteria is that you be aged between 25 and 70 and have held a full license for at least three years. Some will also accept your license if it has some points on it, depending on what the offense was for.

Where to Go

Depending on who you get your motorhome rental from, you may be given a list of suggested itineraries. If not, the Internet is your friend. You’ll be able to find hundreds of suggested travel routes and the best motorhome parks to stay at. Motorhome parks can vary quite a bit when it comes to the facilities offered, some are geared towards families and others adults. There are excellent caravan sites located all over the UK.

Unsurprisingly England’s South West is one of the most popular holiday destinations and thus you’ll find a large number of great parks here. Dolbeare Park is a the perfect base for exploring South East Cornwall. This family orientated park is close to fishing lakes, St. Mellion Golf Course, the National Aquarium at Plymouth, Kartworld, canoeing, sailing, and scenic walks. The park itself has plenty of family activities, such as weekly BBQ’s, archery, cricket matches, a small shop for groceries, free showers, launderette, children’s play area, and WiFi. Another one of Cornwall’s best motorhome parks is the award winning Seaview International Holiday Park. Here you can explore the region’s wonderful coastline, including St. Mawes, which has great walks, the stunning harbour in Charlestown, and for those rainy days it’s near the Eden Project. In Devon, you’ll find one of the UK’s best family campsites, Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park. Families staying here get free entry into the nearby Theme Park which is packed with games, slides, and much more.

Despite the South West being the most popular destination, other areas of the UK shouldn’t be overlooked when choosing where you want to go for your motorhome holiday. The north of England has the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales with its picturesque villages, rolling hills, and history. It also has the famous Lake District, one of England’s most beautiful landscapes. Ord House Country Park in Berwick-upon-Tweed is a great place to use as a base for exploring the north.

Adult Only Parks

If you want a park that is adult only then check out Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Old Oaks Touring Park, and Waterrow Touring Park; all in Somerset.