Christmas staycations on the rise for Caravan and Motorhome Club members

Christmas staycations on the rise
Christmas at Longleat Club Campsite

With over a quarter of their members planning a staycation this Christmas, the Caravan and Motorhome Club are anticipating a busy festive season at many of its English campsites that have reopened for business (around 50)*.  

New members in particular seem keen to try Christmas away this year; some 35% of motorhomers who have recently joined the Caravan and Motorhome Club have said they want to spend Christmas in their motorhome in 2020.

It’s no wonder as the Club’s Book with Confidence promise means they can rely on trusted expert advice and COVID-secure campsites, and they don’t have to pay a deposit on their bookings. 

Over previous years, the Club has witnessed a steady rise in members holidaying throughout the year, particularly over the Christmas period.

The appeal of the great outdoors is a great incentive to getaway in all seasons, but over the winter, the promise of spending time in a warm caravan, motorhome, or campervan and relaxing inside, (in between braving the elements of course) is a compelling one.

In terms of value for money, there has never been a better time to travel due to the reduction in VAT to 5% on all bookings in response to government guidance.  

Most leisure vehicles are incredibly well equipped and have state of the art heating systems and amenities to provide all the creature comforts.

You won’t need to compromise on Christmas lunch either as most leisure vehicles have good-sized ovens and large enough hobs to conjure up a festive feast. 

If the thought of cooking is too much though, there are many campsites in close proximity to a fantastic array of country pubs for that pre-booked seasonal celebration. Visit for a range of campsite suggestions. 

Harvey Alexander, director of marketing and membership services at the Caravan and Motorhome said:

“As we all know only too well, this year has been one like no other, so it is hardly surprising that our members want to get away this Christmas, experience the great outdoors and then relax in a warm and cosy caravan, motorhome or campervan. We have many members who spend every year away on one of our campsites. They will decorate their vans and cook a fantastic Christmas lunch after an invigorating walk in the morning. What could be more appealing?”

All campsites have extensive facilities that will be open to guests, such as heated toilet/shower blocks, laundry rooms, mains/electric hook-ups, and often hardstanding pitches.

Plus, all campsites have comprehensive safety measures complying with government guidelines. 

* Campsites are also open in Wales and Scotland subject to area restrictions. For a full list of operating campsites please visit /

For more information on the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit

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