English Rainy Days!

Jun 9 2017, 1 29 pm

Updated Jul 8 2017, 4 27 pm

A VW Campervan is all about freedom, adventure and a love of open roads.

And our 12 classic vans with their own names, personalities and Smartie-coloured paintwork are the perfect vehicles in which to set off on your very own mini-adventure.

Perfect parked up under a sky packed with stars, with marshmallows blackening on the Barbie, and a glass of something cold on your campers’ table, a New Forest Safari Camper gives families, couples and friends the chance to enjoy the great outdoors with an equally great indoors at their disposal.

And if the skies should darken and raindrops begin the slow slide down your iconic VW split screen windows, there are plenty of exciting indoor attractions to enjoy across Hampshire and Dorset.

If you’re holidaying in the New Forest, the 7,000- acre Beaulieu Estate has something for everyone, young petrolheads will love the National Motor Museum, which boasts some of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia in the world; and the Palace House, the Montagu family home since 1538, is a fine example of a Victorian country house filled with family treasures.

Just half an hour’s drive away, Southampton’s SeaCity museum unfolds the history of RMS Titanic, and offers fun, interactive activities and special exhibitions throughout the year.

In Portsmouth, the Mary Rose Museum tells the story of Henry VIII’s flagship, displaying thousands of artefacts that have been recovered from the wreck since the 1970s. And the Blue Reef Aquarium allows visitors to embark on the ultimate underwater safari as they wander through the stunning displays of tropical fish, stingrays and sharks.

When you’re tired of exploring and want to unwind in style, why not book a pamper day at one of Hampshire’s luxury spas? SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest boasts state-of-the-art leisure facilities, luxury treatment rooms and authentic Thai therapies; and Chewton Glen in New Milton has a hydrotherapy spa pool, crystal steam rooms and 50 different treatments and holistic therapies.

If the weather makes a picnic out of the question, then why not up the stakes and dine in style on the water’s edge in Christchurch?

The award-winning Jetty restaurant showcases chef Alex Aitken’s superb seafood dishes, using fresh fish caught and landed daily from Mudeford quay, including local oysters, lobster and shrimp.

For a more country setting, try The Pig at Brockenhurst, where the emphasis is firmly on fresh clean flavours foraged from the forest and the kitchen garden.

For very young children, the novelty in being in a campervan simply never seems to wear off, and board games, card games and stories are very much part of a New Forest Safari Camper holiday.

Whether you chose to stay in out of the rain, or drive out to find new experiences, time spent in one of our charming campervans makes every day of your holiday a great adventure- whatever the weather!

 

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