In January we booked a few weekends away in our camper van. It’s difficult to find open caravan/campervan sites in the winter and I guess I’m still a little fussy so I want to make sure its got a decent toilet and shower block.
Wildcamping sounds amazing but I’m not quite ready for that yet!
So, for the end of January we booked into Moreton-In-Marsh for the weekend. We drove straight up after the end of school on Friday, stopping for a fish and chip supper at some super smart services a long the way. It was a bit of a late night for the children but after a quick story we assumed our usual sleep areas and all got some toasty sleep.
The bonus of sleeping one adult, one child is that we’re going to sleep at the same time and us adults are getting a marathon sleep.
Unfortunately Saturday was a grey, drizzly day but we had already planned to visit Warwick Castle. It was a fantastic day out which I imagine would be even better if we had visited in the spring or summer. There were plenty of things to see and do on the day. Outside there was a childrens play area, maze, bird display, gardens, peacocks and castle walls to walk around. Inside there were amazing rooms and wax work people to marvel at.
In the evening we stopped in More-In-Marsh for a pub dinner, before heading back to our campsite.
Back at our campsite somebody had parked up on our pitch!!
Still not sure of caravan etiquette, we checked with the campsite owner who said that it was usual practice to leave something on your pitch when you go out ie table and chairs.
We’d not even noticed this before but now having been told this we could see odd items left on pitches that had no caravans there.
Now we knew!
We found a new unoccupied pitch (unfortunately closer to the main road outside of the site) and pitched up ready for another toasty sleep.
Sunday morning was a bright, sunny one which makes the whole camping experience completely different. It was so nice to have the door open with the children happily playing with a bowl of water to keep them occupied for a bit.
We headed to Stratford-upon-Avon for the afternoon once packed up.
The stroll along the riverside was beautiful in the winter sun and we had a brilliant lunch in a 1940’s themed cafe. We were going to have a look around Shakespeares home but there was only 40 minutes left before it closed so we decided we’d have to come back another time.
A great excuse to come another time!