Heaven Farm, Chelwood Gate , East Sussex

We arrived at Heaven Farm on a sunny Friday afternoon in May, in need of some relaxation after a particularly bad week at work. Thankfully, we picked a site which allowed us to do just that!

It doesn’t sell itself as a campsite but as more of a tourist attraction. As we turned down the gravel drive, we could see it had it all – a lovely old farmhouse and barns (housing a farming museum!), a tea room, farm shop, garden shop, gift shop, a nature trail and a kangaroo enclosure – all set within 100 acres of rolling Sussex countryside.

Homing Park, Whitstable, Kent

I must admit that I was slightly put off by the fact that Homing described itself as a ‘Holiday Park’ – I had visions of organised activities and a campsite equivalent of Butlins. Thankfully, it’s not like that at all! The static caravans are completely separate to the camping area but all are welcome to make use of the facilities such as a bar/restaurant, laundry, small swimming pool, tennis court, five-a-side pitch and children’s playground.

Hook Farm, Uplyme (Lyme Regis), Dorset

A picturesque and peaceful setting for our first campervanning trip. Nestled on a hillside close to Lyme Regis in Dorset, Hook Farm is a pretty campsite in a rural area within walking distance of the town and Dorset’s Jurassic coastline. It’s a quiet site (no large groups), ideal for couples and families. Most breeds of dog are welcome. The pitches are relatively private thanks to the natural screening and terraced landscape.