AA Caravan & Camping Awards 2018

The very best spots for British caravanning and camping were celebrated last night at the AA Caravan and Camping Awards 2018.

 Honoured with their coveted awards at a sparkling ceremony at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in Birmingham, the winners across 12 categories included: Overall Winner and Campsite of the Year England: Old Oaks Touring Park, Glastonbury, Somerset; Campsite of the Year Scotland: Trossachs Holiday Park, Aberfoyle, Stirling; Campsite of the Year Wales: Red Kite Touring Park, Llanidloes, Powys.

Meanwhile, Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, Isle of White, was awarded Holiday Centre of the Year, while Glamping Site of the Year went to Runach Arainn Glamping, Kilmory, Isle of Arran. Other categories included: Most Improved Campsite of the Year; Small Campsite of the Year; plus five AA Regional Campsite winners.

With Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound helping to contribute to the rise of glamping and luxury options available, camping and caravanning sites remain firm family favourites for holiday destinations. More and more sites now provide the likes of luxury yurts and huts in addition to the more traditional family holiday options.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services said: “The winning caravan sites have all stood out for demonstrating an extremely high standard of customer service and experience combined with hard work and dedication, making them worthy winners of the AA’s prestigious Caravan & Camping Awards. Caravanning and camping are key to the British hospitality industry, and it’s important that we continue to support the sites located throughout the UK.”

The winners of the 2018 AA Caravan and Camping Awards are:

AA CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR 2018

ENGLAND AND OVERALL WINNER: Old Oaks Touring Park, Glastonbury, Somerset

SCOTLAND: Trossachs Holiday Park, Aberfoyle, Stirling

WALES: Red Kite Touring Park, Llanidloes, Powys

 

AA REGIONAL CAMPSITES OF THE YEAR 2018

SOUTH WEST: Trevalgan Touring Park, St Ives, Cornwall

SOUTH EAST: Whitefield Forest Touring Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight

HEART OF ENGLAND: Cakes & Ale, Leiston, Suffolk

NORTH WEST: Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, Ambleside, Cumbria

NORTH EAST: Herding Hill Farm, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

HOLIDAY CENTRE OF THE YEAR 2018

Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, Wooton Bridge, Isle of Wight

MOST IMPROVED CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR 2018

Wheathill Touring Park, Wheathill, Shropshire

SMALL CAMPSITE OF THE YEAR

Seal Shore Camping & Touring Site, Kildonan, Isle of Arran

GLAMPING SITE OF THE YEAR

Runach Arainn Glamping, Kilmory, Isle of Arran

All winners will feature in the 50th Anniversary Edition of the AA Caravanning and Camping Guide. Each of the 800 sites included in the guide have been visited by one of the AA’s experienced Campsite Inspectors, grading sites from one to five Pennants, based on their facilities and hospitality. Only the parks of the very highest standard are awarded the coveted Gold Pennant award. Each entry within the guide includes location, ratings, contact details, directions, prices, opening times, facilities and a description to help select the right site for your needs.

The AA Caravan and Camping Guide 2018 is available from Amazon AA Caravan & Camping Britain 2018 (50th Anniversary edition) (AA Lifestyle Guides) 

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