The Best Caravan Sites for Christmas Markets


Why not make a Christmas Market trip into a lovely wintry weekend with these Caravan Club approved sites.

If you are thinking of making a last winter trip in your beloved caravan, this article speaks directly to you! From the beautiful Lake District, York and all the way up to Edinburgh, they have hand picking the best sites. Remember to pack your camera along with your thermals, as views are guaranteed to be stunning!

1.    Lake District – Coniston Park Coppice Club Site 

The ambience and natural beauty of the recently named UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District has been a popular country escape for years. This festive season, the area will welcome back its annual Brantwood Winter Craft Fair and Keswick’s Traditional Christmas Fayre both with locally-crafted gifts, live music, street entertainment and more winter festivities. For the ultimate relaxing getaway this winter, combine with a stay at Coniston Park Coppice Club Site which is set in 63 acres of the Cumbria woodland. The Site is located near Coniston Water, a great spot for water sports and activities.

From £15.35 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing

2.     Birmingham – Chapel Lane Club Site

Boasting the largest Christmas market outside of Germany, Birmingham has something for everyone this festive season. Visitors can enjoy traditional German street entertainment, a range of German cuisine and buy some traditional handmade German Christmas decorations. For those visiting the second city this winter, stay at Chapel Lane Club Site which is on the outskirts of Birmingham and is set in the shadow of an old chapel. The Site is known as a rural gem on the network and is popular throughout the year.

From £15.90 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing

 3.     Edinburgh – Edinburgh Club Site

The Edinburgh Christmas celebrations return to Princes Street Gardens this December and will be split into Scottish and European themed areas. Santa Land will also be returning to the Scottish capital this year with the kids Christmas markets, Santa’s grotto and rides. For those looking to be close to all of the festive action, the Edinburgh Club Site is situated on the Firth of Forth offering easy access into the city. The Site is also on the coast with plenty of Coastal Paths to choose from.

From £15.65 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing

4.    Cardiff – Tredegar House Country Park Club Site

Now in its 24rd year, the Cardiff Christmas Market returns to the Welsh Capital in 2018. The market which is organised by Craft*folk supports artists in the local area and with roughly 200 stalls to choose from, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Here visitors can pick up traditional Welsh gifts in the Welsh language, taste local delicacies or make crafts of their choice. For the ultimate getaway this festive season, combine a trip to Cardiff with a stay at Tredegar House Country Park just a 20 minute drive from the city. The Site overlooks Tredegar House itself and boasts a beautiful lake, perfect for those looking for a more active stay.

From £13.65 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing

5.    York – York Beechwood Grange Club Site

Steeped in history, York’s Christmas Market is popular with tourists and locals alike. The St Nicholas Fair Market is the perfect spot to pick up some last minute Christmas gifts with hand-made gifts, decorations and local produce. Located just outside of York, York Beechwood Grange Club Site offers a good spot for families to relax with a children’s play area and playground. The Site is also a stone’s throw from local transport that makes visiting other surrounding areas of Monks Cross and Bronte Country very accessible.

From £19.10 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing

For more information on the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit www.camc.com

Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for 10 years, she has previously worked as a fashion blogger and vlogger, winning a finalist position at the UK Blog Awards in 2016. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two children, and Pug, Poppy.