Half term heeby jeebies
From medieval cities to ghostly hideaways, the UK is home to some of the spookiest locations. Perfect for a haunting half term break, the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers sites located close to all of the ghost-hunting, pumpkin poppin’ action. With membership starting from just £49 per year, why not take every half term a holiday with the Caravan and Motorhome Club and its year round benefits!
As one of the oldest and most haunted cities of the UK, York is just waiting to be explored this Halloween. For those who like things that go bump in the night why not take a visit to the Hallowscream York Maze or discover York’s gruesome history at the York Dungeons. For kids, or big kids alike, with a wild imagination then head for an evening of ghost stories at the atmospheric Eagle and Child Pub. For all ages of the family, Halloween half term fun at Flamingoland offers ghost walks and spooktacular firework displays around the theme park complete with a fancy dress competition!
For the ultimate York getaway, combine with a stay at Crockey Hill Caravan Site located just 10 minutes from the most haunted city in England. The Site is ideal for a relaxing break away but is close enough to the city for attractions. York Racecourse is also within close proximity and a regular late night bus service runs directly from outside the Site, meaning the Halloween celebrations can go on late into the night at York’s bars and restaurants. Prices start from £8 per standard pitch per night, based on two adults sharing.
The medieval Scottish capital transforms into a Halloween wonderland this October. Have a dab at making your own Halloween costume at the Edinburgh Sewical Club or trick and treat the competition at the annual 5k Pumpkin Run where competitors are challenged to “pick up your pumpkin” and take on inflatable objects across the course. Halloween at Real Mary King’s Close is a must-do for history lovers; the story of Edinburgh’s underground forgotten streets come alive in special supernatural out-of-hours tours. For those looking to communicate with the spirits, a visit to Glenkinchie Distillery, home to Edinburgh Malt Whiskey is bound to send shivers down the spine.
No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a stay at the Edinburgh Club Site. The Site is situated along the Firth of the Forth and is only a short drive from the city centre. The Site is perfect for those wanting to combine the coastal scene with the city vibe. Dog walks and cycle routes surround the Site making it a great pit stop for those who also like to explore the outdoors. Prices start from £15.65 per standard pitch per night, based on two adults sharing.
The north-eastern and Scottish bordering county of Northumberland offers ancient Castles and eerie landscapes just waiting to be discovered. Take the whole family for a Halloween delight at The Alnwick Gardens for a night of ghost-stories and pumpkin carving or take a ghoulish trail along the borders at Hadrian’s Wall. For those wanting to find out more about the afterlife take a stop off at the stunning Chillingham Castle, whose name speaks volumes. Visitors who are brave enough to visit the 800 year old Castle can expect to come face-to-face with over 60 ghosts according to recent siting’s, with the most famous being the ‘Blue Boy’.
Combine a visit to Northumberland with a stay at River Breamish Club Site located in the heart of the Cheviot Hills, Alnwick. The surrounding Breamish Valley also offers a great playground for lovers of the outdoors with stunning walks, medieval ruins and cycle tracks. The Site itself is located on the river banks and is dog-friendly, meaning the whole can enjoy the Halloween action this half term. Prices start from £18.90 per standard pitch per night, based on two adults sharing.
With its glorious tower, the home of the Pepsi Max and famous illuminations, there is nowhere quite like Blackpool. Deemed the ‘Las Vegas of the North’, the town is a spooky seaside escape this half term. Uncover Blackpool’s gruesome history and face your fears at the Blackpool Tower Dungeons or dance with all your bones at the Halloween Family Party, held in the home of Ballroom Dancing at the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. For those wanting to stare horror in the face, take a walk through the corridor of horrors at Madame Tussauds Blackpool this October break.
A visit to Blackpool offers the perfect opportunity to explore the Blackpool South Club Site. The Site is just a short drive from Britain’s premier seaside resort and is also not far from the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales – perfect for those wanting to also explore the great outdoors. The Site offers a playground for the youngsters that will keep them entertained for hours and also welcomes dogs. Prices start from £16.15 per standard pitch per night, based on two adults sharing.
The beautiful county of Derbyshire takes a spooky turn this half term. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House will celebrating a very Royal Halloween Hoot this October with ghost tours and pumpkin hunts for all of the family to get involved. For those looking for a presence, a visit to the Derby Gaol should not be missed; create your own Paranormal Activity series as the former prison hosts regular vigils and overnight investigations into the unknown. Explore the horrors of Peak Cavern by taking a boat trip underground and walking through the twists and turns of Castleton’s caves with a local witch.
Combine a visit to Derbyshire with a stay at the Chatsworth Park Club Site. Nestled in an old-walled garden of the picturesque Chatsworth Estate, the Site is at the centre of all of the Halloween fun. It is the perfect stop to spot a deer or two, as well as enjoy the facilities of the Estate including Golf and Tennis. There is also a playground at the Site to keep the little ones entertained for hours. Prices start from £21 per standard pitch per night, based on two adults sharing.
For more information on the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit www.camc.com
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About the Caravan and Motorhome Club
Champions of the great outdoors, the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of over one million caravanners, motorhomers and trailer tent owners across the UK. Founded in 1907, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has 110 years’ experience and prides itself on offering great value and high quality sites for caravanners and motorhomers.
Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £49 per year and provides members with access to over 200 Club sites and 2,500 privately owned places to stay in the UK. The Club is investing £300,000 upgrading its Wi-Fi service across the network, installing the service to as many sites currently without Wi-Fi as possible.
The Club also offers a choice of 300 sites across Europe including France, Spain and Germany amongst other destinations. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, insurance services and exclusive member offers and discounts. There is no membership requirement for campers who want to pitch up at over 40 Caravan and Motorhome Club sites.
For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club please visit www.camc.com or call 01342 318 813.