Why take a motorhome holiday before the summer?
The advantages of taking a motorhome holiday before the summer school holidays begin are obvious, reasons include:
- Cheaper motorhome hire prices (get a quote here)
- Cheaper campsite fees
- Less traffic on the roads
- Less busy at popular destinations
Indeed those who prefer a very quiet, relaxed holiday may just prefer to not have tons of children on holiday at the same time as them. There are also some seasonal advantages too, if you are planning on going abroad, you might prefer this time of the year before it gets too hot. Certain sports work better out of season too; for example kayaking is at it’s best now in The French Alps and The Ardèche. Right now is an ideal time for individuals, couples and groups of friends to get away.
So when exactly?
If you are planning to holiday or tour around the UK then all you need to know is when the school summer holiday dates are, but be aware that Scotland is different to England. However if you are going abroad you might need to look at the school holiday dates of the countries you are visiting:
Summer School Holidays in England and Wales
July 17, 2017 – September 5, 2017
Summer School Holidays in Scotland
June 28, 2017 – August 15, 2017
Summer School Holidays in Northern Ireland
July 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Summer School Holidays in France
July 8, 2017 – August 30, 2017
Summer School Holidays in Spain
July 1, 2017 – September 9, 2017 (although the exact dates will vary depending on region)
Summer School Holidays in Belgium
July 1st, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Summer School Holidays in Germany
Dates vary a lot depending on the region, for exact dates see this site here
Summer School Holidays in Italy
June 9, 2017 – September 13, 3017 (please note that these are the start and end dates for the whole of Italy, but each region may start and end at different dates within this period)
Camp Site Fees
Most camp sites in Europe tend to have 3 prices for the low, medium and peak seasons. Typically these will tend to coincide with the school holidays.
How to book
You can see the available sizes of motorhome here. The most popular motorhomes for people travelling out of season is the small motorhomes like the Chausson Flash 02. If you wish to talk to someone about your exact requirements please call 0800 612 8719 anytime.