It's English Tourism Week
It might nearly be the end of the working week, but English Tourism Week is just getting started!
Each year, English Tourism Week shines a light on the importance and diversity of the tourism sector in England, which generates around £100 billion each year. Starting today, 18 March until 27 March, there’ll be a real focus from VisitBritain on the massive range of different places you can go, activities you can try and things you can do in England this year.
It’s no secret that camping is one of our favourite ways to get away from it all here at JK HQ, and so we’ve put together a list of some of the most talked about campsites across the UK.
Your favourite camping spots might already be on our list, or you might be inspired to head somewhere new and have a totally unique adventure!
English Campsites to visit in 2022:
Here are some of our top picks for places to stay this summer, based on how much buzz there is around them online.
Deepdale Farm, Norfolk:
First off is Deepdale Farm on the northern Norfolk coast. The site is a working organic farm, but also offers a variety of camping facilities. The site also holds an annual festival celebrating music, food, and drink. This all makes for a fun and interesting place to stay, a little different from your average campsite!
Hidden Valley Camping, Worcestershire:
If you’d like to head out in your camper soon, then why not take a trip to Hidden Valley Camping in Worcestershire. If you travel down in mid-April, then you’ll catch the CountryTastic festival which is also held during the Easter holidays this year. The festival has a different theme every year and you get to interact with the best of British farm animals and wildlife. This festival is also featured on our list of 100 things to do for under £100.
Hooks House Farm, Yorkshire:
If you’re thinking of travelling to the Hooks House Farm campsite this year in Yorkshire, be sure to head down towards the end of April. On the 22nd and 23rd of April, a free event is taking place, just down the road in Marsden, named the Marsden Cuckoo Festival.
No reason why you can’t set up camp at Hooks House, leave your drive-away awning for the day and travel down the road to Marsden, before heading back to the campsite in the evening. The festival is a spectacle of traditional folk celebration that welcomes the return of the cuckoo and the start of British summer. For more information on the festival click the above link.
Pleasant Streams Farm, Cornwall
Another one of the most talked about campsites in the UK is Pleasant Streams Farm in Cornwall, which – as the name suggests – has a number of farm animals on the site, including goats, pigs, chickens and ducks. It’s also just a short drive to the iconic Eden Project, ideal for nature lover, making it ideal for lovers of nature.
If you’re thinking of heading down there, Padstow’s Obby Oss Festival is taking place on the 2nd May, close to the Pleasant Streams Farm campsite. It’s a fantastic day out and will certainly be a highlight of your summer holidays. The festival is a traditional folk celebration with a deep history and takes place in the beautiful seaside town of Padstow.
Treen Farm, Cornwall
Lastly, we have another Cornish campsite making our list of the most talked about in the UK, with the Treen Farm Campsite, very close to the beach of Porthcurno.
On June 17 to 26, the Golowan Festival will be taking place in Penzance, another fun event from our list. This is just 7 miles from Treen Farm, so if you’re thinking of staying there, you should take a trip to Penzance to experience a wealth of fun including parades, music and fireworks! This campsite makes for the perfect summer getaway destination, there’s not just a festival taking place, but you also practically have a beach on your doorstep!
100 Things to do for Under £100
To help you make the most of the year, we’ve searched the length and breadth of the UK to find you over one hundred interesting and exciting things that you can do which won’t break the bank.
We made sure that none of these events will cost more than £100 for a family of four to attend, and many of them don’t cost anything at all.
From cheese rolling to the world championships of wife carrying, science festivals, literary events, movie nights and stargazing, there’s something for all interests and all budgets. Get out there and enjoy yourselves!
Be sure to make the most of this summer and the hundreds of beautiful campsites across England and the rest of the UK. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our full list of the UK’s most talked about campsites.
Not only is there loads of amazing events taking place this year, but after being cooped up since 2019, it’s an opportunity to get out and make the most of what England really has to offer! We’ve put together a list of one hundred events that a family of four can take part in for under £100 – and most of them are free!
If you choose to galivant from campsite to campsite, then we’ve got everything you need to make sure that your adventure is unforgettable. We’ve just launched our biggest ever camping range, new for 2022, which you can check out here.