Go back to the 70s!

Jun 1 2017, 10 11 am

Updated Jul 8 2017, 4 30 pm

Go back to the 70s with a campervan holiday in The New Forest

Our modern-day love of nostalgia is here to stay, and it’s not confined to vintage tea cups and faded rock T-shirts.

The 1970s was a time when more families than ever before were heading off for a well-deserved summer holiday, with children enjoying the simple pleasures of rock-pooling on a beach or dangling from rope swings in the forest.

They were simpler times. And with vintage themes here to stay, hiring a beautifully-restored VW campervan will transport you back to days gone by while making sure you have all the essentials you need for the perfect family holiday.

The New Forest, with its beautiful heathland, shady glades and cliff-top walks, is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and exploring it in a campervan allows you to head out every day without leaving your retro home behind.

Just find the perfect spot for lunch with a view – whether it’s watching the deer grazing peacefully at Boldrewood, or gazing across the river a Bucklers Hard – pull up, and fling open the doors. Uncork the Blue Nun, whip out the Shipham’s Paste sandwiches, pop a Cliff Richard son on the iPod, and you’re transported back to the decade that taste may have forgotten, but nostalgic mums and dads still remember with fondness.

Using a campervan as a base allows you to roam easily, with all your home comforts close to hand.

Our iconic vans are all beautifully quirky, from the 1960s and 70s originals to the modern-day T5.

Each has its own character, from Forest, the 1967 rocker once owned by Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, to Ocean, a cool dude who likes to take you on a leisurely drive to the beach to soak up those stunning sea views.

That trip to the seaside is a must for any retro holiday, and staying at Lytton Lawn just outside the pretty coastal village of Milford on Sea is the ideal base from which to explore all the New Forest has to offer.

With stunning views over the Isle of Wight and the rolling Purbeck hills, it would be easy to stay put but, once they’ve hung the swimsuit out to dry and shaken the sand out of their sandals, the children will be delighted to find it’s only a short hop, skip and a jump to exciting local attractions like Beaulieu Motor Museum, Hurst Castle and Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park.

Wherever you’re heading in your campervan, a nostalgic journey through a peaceful landscape unchanged through the centuries is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains or our modern day lives, and is bound to result in a host of happy campers.

Call us on 01425 or visit our booking pages to book your next retro adventure.

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