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With summer 2022 around the corner, and COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your next holiday. With its idyllic scenery, luscious grass and forestry, Hampshire (England) offers a great country escape from the hustle and bustle of working life, and a place to unwind.

Whether it be a weekend campervanning, or something a little more adventurous, Hampshire has lots to offer all age groups. From swimming parks to club houses and everything in between – there is something for everyone in a campervan holiday in Hampshire.

If its campervanning with friends or family or exploring the traditional countryside, this blog post has got you covered. We’ll run through the best campervanning sites in Hampshire, as well as other local attractions, and of course the all-important do’s and don’ts of campervanning and caravanning etiquette.

Choosing the right Campervan

As with all campervan holidays, step 1 is always finding the right campervan or motorhome for you. Here at Southern Self Drive, we offer a range of campervans to suit all budgets and vacation needs. From our small Harry camper for a cozy get away for two, to our 4 berth campers; Valerie and Charles- for group outings and adventures. 

Now as promised, let’s explore some of the best sites in Hampshire, now that you’ve found the perfect vehicle for your needs.

Hill Farm Caravan and Camping Park

Within a stone’s throw from the New Forest National Park, Hill Farm Caravan and Camping Park is the perfect option for the outdoors type. With spacious pitches, and electric power points, this camp site is great for both weekends away and adventure trips with friends in our cozy Charles camper.

The park offers great facilities, ranging from modern shower and toilet blocks, to kids play areas and a Garden Room Café, serving up tasty bits and Sunday roasts - for when you want that touch of home and luxury when camping. Outside of the camp, there are local golfing parks, to practice that all important swing for the perfect shot. As well as horse riding parks if you want to get your equestrian on, and of course, fly-fishing spots to create lasting memories with the kids.

As mentioned before, camp site etiquette is the ticket to a great campervanning holiday, so be sure to stick to the guidelines, and follow the check in and check out times. At Hill Farm, the check in time is between 2-6pm and checkout is normally midday.

Folly Farm Caravan and Camping Park  

For those of you closer to Winchester, Folly Farm Camping Park is ideal for you. Nestled within 10 acres of beautiful countryside, it’s just the breath of fresh air needed for a campervanning trip away. This family run business, in a rural setting has all the essential amenities for a great campervan holiday. From electric hook up stations and children’s play parks, to beautiful walkways nearby. It’s just the ticket for the holiday season. For those of you on group campervanning holidays, the bonus with this park is that it offers fire pits for hire, for some marshmallow-y memories to be imprinted.

Other notable attractions, nearby include the Watercress Steam Railway, for you train enthusiasts, and the famous Downs National Park on your doorstep. So best pack the hiking boots for that one.

If a total break isn’t on your mind, WIFI can also be purchased whilst on your campervanning and holiday travels.

Fishery Creek Touring Park 

If fresh water and lakeside views are on your camping agenda, then Fishery Creek Touring Park is the campervan holiday for you. This campervan site in Hampshire, is a ten-minute stroll to the beach for those sunny day walks with your holiday buds. With fantastic views in the park grounds, your campervanning holiday will seem like a heavenly getaway. This caravanning park is situated centrally to local shops, cafes and restaurants if you want to get divulged into the local community.

Most notable about Fishery Creek, is that it has been awarded the Gold David Bellamy Award for its environmental conversation work in minimizing damage to its park and the other surrounding areas. In doing this, the site acts as a benchmark for other camping sites and benefits from rich biodiversity in the area, which is certainly an added benefit to go visit.

So, keep in mind, if visiting Fishery Creek Park that the environment and Mother Nature needs to be respected.

Now that we have laid out a few options for you to browse through, the rest is up to you and your party to decide what kind of campervanning or caravanning holiday you want to escape to in the picturesque English countryside. Whatever you decide, we here at Southern Self Drive hope we can be of assistance and provide you with the best campervan to suit you and your needs for your holiday to make it a memorable visit in lovely Hampshire.