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Exploring the UK in our caravan – a family caravanning blog

Hello! We’re the Curious Campers, a caravanning family of five; two adults, two kids and our beloved border terrier.

Our family holidays are precious, so we search for places that fill our heads with adventure and our hearts with happiness.

A few years ago we bought a caravan, and it has literally changed our lives.

Curious

We love wandering. We’re nosey. We’ve travelled all over the world.

Pre-kids, hubby and I travelled a lot. In our late twenties we quit our jobs and plane, train, bus and ferry hopped for a year.

We backpacked across the globe and visited India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, New Zealand, Bali… I could go on.

We even lived in the back of a van (and I mean one more closely associated with a builder than a camper), teeny tents, decks of boats, sleeper trains and sleeping bags under the stars. We were happy to lay down our hats almost anywhere and call it home.

But, we’d barely scratched the surface of our beautiful UK.

Campers

Having ‘camping’ camped for a number of years, our kit was ready for an upgrade, and we now had a toddler, a baby, and a border terrier to consider.

Then, around this time I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Spending time together as a family became more important than ever.

So, I thought, let’s get a caravan. And when my husband rather boldly proclaimed ‘Over my dead body, we are not having a caravan’ it was obvious what would happen next.

We did eventually agreed a cosy caravan was just what we needed to keep up with our travels.

So, a couple of years ago we splashed out on van #1, a tiny and old 1994 Swift Challenger. Both of us were hooked.

Now, we’ve upgraded to a family sized Sprite Quattro EW and van #2 is our favourite place for hanging out at weekends and during the school holidays.

#weloveourcaravan

Having kids and our caravan has reignited our love of adventure.

We are champions of caravanning and hope to shine a spotlight on the beautiful and unusual places that we and our kids find fascinating and fun, sharing tips we’ve discovered along the way.

So when we go somewhere a bit special or find something we like, we write about it, because we want to share that joy with other people, just like you.

Would love to hear from you. Tell us what you love about your family travels?

 

 

We are a family of four, travelling around the UK in our caravan. Seeking hidden gems and special places. Learning to be more eco-conscious along the way.

2 Comments

  • Keeley Colquitt

    I’ve just come across your blog & am loving it- not read it all yet.
    I’ve seen your bucket list & saw The lizard is on there. Have you found anywhere yet? I would most certainly recommend a place called Silversands. It’s a small family run site with a camping field, it’s dog friendly, a great play park. Kell & Nick the owners, even boarded our dogs so we could go for a day trip to the Scilly isles. They are so easy going & welcoming. They’ve given us gifts & cards for birthdays & pregnancy celebrations. The drive down there is beautiful. There’s just so much to recommend about it.
    I hope you go, & I would love to hear back
    Regards
    Keeley

    • Curious Campers

      Thanks so much for the recommendation, this sounds lovely, exactly the kind of site we enjoy. We haven’t booked to go to the Lizard yet but when we do I will definitely check this one out. Thanks so much, have a great summer, Nichola

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