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Reclaim Valentine’s day 2024 with a celebration of love. Whether that’s the love you have for your family, love for friends, love for your partner or partners, your dog, your cat, your plants, or your self-love, it’s important to take time to appreciate the love in our lives.
This Quirky Campers guide showcases destinations, activities and adventures for the romantics, the adventurers, the wildlife lovers and the families on a half-term break. There’s something for those travelling with loved ones, or those on solo road-trips, no matter what love you’re celebrating, we’ve got you covered.
Valentine’s Activities For Families
Get stuck into exploration by taking the whole family away for a holiday spent together, exploring the very best the UK has to offer.
Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is a spectacular grand house on acres of glorious lands. There’s the house and gardens to explore, an adventure park for going wild in, and plenty of restaurants and cafes to keep you fueled for the whole family’s action packed day.
The Eden Project is an absolute classic for eco-friendly families looking for some fun. The spectacular bio-domes are home to an astounding array of flora and fauna from across the globe. Easily accessible, educational and fascinating, The Eden Project in Cornwall is a fantastic day out for everyone to enjoy together.
The National Trust are the keepers and protectors of some of the UKs most beautiful and magical forests. This February they have events on for Half-Term across the country in enchanted forests far and wide for families to enjoy. This year Valentine’s Day falls slap bang in the middle of half-term so there’ll be no shortage of things to see and do. Take a look at the National Trusts collection of enchanted forests in your area for wildflower meadows, ancient Oaks and Bluebelle carpeted woods galore.
Valentine’s Destinations For Wildlife Lovers
The Cairngorm National Park is a sensational natural wonder of Scotland. The wild, rugged landscapes, untameable mountains, and spectacular scenery are just the tip of the iceberg. What a backdrop for a romantic trip, whether you’re climbing mountains, taking long walks, spending your evenings by cosy fireplaces in the many pubs or taking in the famous Red Deer of the Scottish Highlands, there won’t be a cold heart in sight.
Nothing says romance like a sunset boat trip to watch the local Dolphins frolic in the waves of Moray Firth. Just remember to wrap up in a lot of layers, it’s still February! There are plenty of Dolphin spotting boat tours that set off from the harbour, or if you’re on a budget you can walk to Merkinch Local Nature Reserve where Dolphins can often be spotted from. Inverness itself is a bustling City filled with restaurants and cafes aplenty for romantic meals to finish off your day.
The resident colonies of Harbour and grey seals off the coast of Essex and Suffolk are a longstanding part of the local ecosystem. Take a kayak out to experience these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Kayaking is quiet and unobtrusive and one of the best ways to see the colonies. These inquisitive animals come and go around the boats as they like swimming around you for a memorable experience. Local guides Nomad Sea Kayaking run tours to see the seals, alternatively you may see them from the coast at Hamford Water Nature Reserve.
Valentine’s Destinations For Romance
If a romantic break is on the cards, take your pick of one of these beautiful destinations, each with their own unique romantic vibe.
The Sussex Downs are famous for lush green rolling hills and beautiful beaches, The Seven Sisters National Park has a stunning walk along the river to the beach and chalk cliffs, and just little further along is Birling Gap, a famous location for watching evening sunsets, with plenty of parking for campervans it’s easy to pull up and hit the beach with blankets and a thermos for a memorable evening with an incredible romantic backdrop.
Northumberland is famous for its clear night skies, officially recognised as the most pristine Dark Skies in the UK, what better place to spend a romantic night under the wide open stars? Miles away from the light pollution of the cities, you can take your campervan to the most remote spot for a night in the wilds, lay out a picnic blanket, pop a bottle of bubbly, and let stargazing be your entertainment for the evening. Hire one of our vans with a skylight for an unforgettable night under a sea of stars.
Lake Windermere is one of the largest lakes in The Lake District, surrounded by mountainous verges, idyllic villages and wild heaths, this lake is also home to over ten individual islands. Book a boat trip, hire a paddleboard or kayak, or stroll around the massive circumference of the lake to get the 360 views. Known for its natural charm and beauty, enjoy Valentine’s day surrounded by peace and tranquillity.
Romantic Valentine’s Day Villages
If quaint villages are more your style, check out these adorable locations, quintessential UK villages with plenty of things to explore.
Portmeirion Village is a Folly tourist village, the whole village was built in a unique baroque style and is a picture perfect fairy tale village like no other. One of the prettiest villages in Wales, it boasts fascinating architecture, colourful buildings, abundant flowers, quaint cafes, classic pubs and independent shops. Stroll around the village taking in its unique features, set off on a local fishing boat tour, relax in the modern spa and fill your belly at one of the local eateries, this is a day you won’t forget in a hurry.
Shere is the quiet quintessential British village that has become famous as the location where romance blooms, well fictional romance anyway. Shere has been one of the most popular filming destinations for British Rom-Coms, and has played host to films such as The Holiday, The Wedding Date and Bridget Jones. This cosy village is full of charm, and it’s easy to see why it’s been chosen so many times. From the roaring fire in the local pub, to the chocolate box style of the buildings, it’s perfect for romantic strolls and exploring.
While not technically a village, the small coastal town of Whitstable has village vibes, famous for its cockle and mussel trade, its white wash houses and British Seaside charm brings visitors from far and wide. Wander in and out of the varied independent shops and cafes, take a walk along the calm sea front, being sure to stop at one of the many fresh fish vendors hawking their wares. If you’re feeling adventurous take a brave dip in the chilly Kentish waters, or explore the coastlines by paddleboard or kayak to stay out of the cold! Finish up at one of the picturesque pubs or restaurants that look out over the ocean for a cosy dinner watching the sunset over the sea.
Valentine’s Activities For Adventure Lovers
Does romance off the beaten track say love you? Then this is your list, great adventures for those whose who love adrenalin and adventure off the beaten track.
This hidden beach is tucked away on the Dorset coastline, famous for its long, sweeping beaches, this secluded cove is something a little different. Only accessible at certain times by a walk from Tyneham Village, you’ll need to check for local information before visiting. This off-the-track beach is perfect for secluded winter walks gazing out across the water, catching the rays of the winter sun. Take a thermos and a picnic for a tranquil day out that will leave you feeling refreshed and peaceful.
Tryfan is one of the iconic mountains in the Snowdonia mountain range, surrounded by lakes and mountainous verges, you have panoramic views of Snowdonia the whole way up. You’ll know you’ve reached the summit of Tryfan when you see the two hulking monoliths called The Adam and Eve stones, it may not look far but according to local lore if you’re brave enough to jump across from one stone to the other you will receive the ‘Freedom of Tryfan’. This stunning mountain is a challenging trip and can be hiked or scrambled depending on your ability. Check routes and weather conditions before setting out and make sure you’ve all your gear!
The New Forest is a haven for cyclists old and young. There are trails for everyone and for all types of bike, the long winding roads take in the best that The New Forest has to offer, free roaming New Forest Ponies, adorable fluffy donkeys and even pigs snuffling in the hedgerows. The lush green forest offers an ever changing background, and is peppered with villages and towns with coffee shops a-plenty for a mid-ride coffee and cake, as well as plentiful pubs for some post-ride hearty fodder and a well deserved pint.
Best Valentine’s Locations For Proposals
If you’re thinking of popping the question this valentines day and you’re in search of the picture perfect location, look no further, these idyllic destinations would take anyones breath away.
The Prior Park Landscape Garden is a classically beautiful English heritage garden. Perched on a hillside just outside of Bath that overlooks the city, this has been used as the filming location for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The sweeping greens, open waters and stunning architecture, including a rare Palladian bridge, are just the thing for a proposal with a difference.
The Isle of Skye is well-known for its rugged beauty, the island is home to tiny fishing villages, a spectacular, craggy coastline and breathtaking lochs. There are so many destinations you could choose on this island alone, it’s hard to pick just one, but the walk to the Fairy Pools is a phenomenal showcase of some of the most stunning and magical scenery the island has to offer, what better place for a proposal?
St Michael’s Mount is one of the most picturesque castles in the whole of the UK. The tidal island is linked to the town of Marazion by a stone causeway that can only be crossed by foot at a few times of day. The gardens are filled with the lush plant life that only grows in this part of the world, and are filled with private nooks for getting down on one knee.
Best Romantic Campsites in the UK
Nothing says romance like warming up around a roaring campfire in idyllic, peaceful, natural surroundings, we’ve chosen these campsites for their natural charms, wooden low-key decor and stunning surroundings. Take your pick to complete your road-trip planning.
Nestled on a 23-acre farm near Caldbeck, Hesket Newmarket, and Uldale, this site offers stunning views of the Solway plain, Scottish mountains, and Cumbrian fells. Featuring 15 hardstanding pitches with amenities. Additional camping pitches, including 9 with electricity. For added luxury, two fully serviced hardstanding pitches offer private hot tubs and deck areas for al fresco dining.
Wifi | Toilets | Laundry | Showers | WC disposal | Pet friendly | On-site shop | Electric hookup
This West Wales campsite provides direct access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, a scenic 186-mile National Trail showcasing the breathtaking UK coastline. The surrounding area offers diverse activities like cliffside hikes, surfing, and visits to landmarks such as St David’s Cathedral, kayaking, fishing, or simply relaxing on a sandy beach.
Wifi | Toilets | Laundry | Showers | WC disposal | Pet friendly | Electric hookup
Nestled on Loch Creran’s shores at the foot of Ben Churlainn and Ben Sgulaird on Scotland’s West Coast, this site offers stunning elevated views across the water and beyond from your pitch. Perfect for exploring Oban, or the Glencoe peaks. There’s even a scenic cycle track and loch access for kayaking. Situated in historic Appin, it’s an ideal stopover on your wild Scottish road trip.
Toilets | Laundry | Showers | WC disposal | Pet friendly | Electric hookup
This far from ordinary campsite is nestled in a tranquil mediaeval farmstead with over a thousand years of history. It’s a place to explore rich history and encounter charming wildlife. Ideal for couples and families, the site features diverse settings including lakes, woods, a stream, ravine, and lush meadows. Campervans, tents, and caravans are all welcome on cosy grass pitches if you have your own facilities.
Wifi | Toilets | Showers
Explore glorious landscapes at Pinecones Caravan & Camping, right by The Royal Sandringham Estate. Discover local beaches, nature reserves and more! Since 2015, this award-winning site invites everyone to enjoy Norfolk’s charm. Open year-round, this non-residential site is perfect for those who can’t get enough of Norfolk’s delights. From beaches to manors, forests to local concerts – the local area has it all. This campsite is family friendly and has a children’s play area right on-site for your little adventurers to explore.
Wifi | Toilets | Laundry | Showers | WC disposal | Pet friendly | Electric hookup
Families and couples alike are welcome to this beautiful coastal campsite. Rated 5 stars on the Visit Wales site it is nothing short of a dream location to park up and relax in. Based on the border of the Wales Coastal path you will be just a short walk away from the amazing Three Cliffs. Find yourself surrounded by golden sands and breathtaking views while you explore the beauty of Wales. This campsite offers pitches with a fire pit, picnic table, electric hook-up and water point, so you will have everything you need for your Welsh getaway.
Wifi | Toilets | Showers Pet friendly | Cafe | Electric hookup
Here at Quirky Campers, we pride ourselves on having the best, and most unique campervans available for hire. We’ve handpicked the most romantic campervans for your valentines adventures, from cosy cabins, to clean cut interiors, there’s something for every taste and need with Quirky Campers.
Fabulous Fauna, the cutest campervan in Scotland. This Glasgow based campervan is perfect for two people or a solo traveller. Tuck up inside Fauna’s adorable interior, her welcoming wooden interior provides the perfect backdrop for Scottish adventures. You’ll be whizzing around the highlands in no time, and with Fauna’s heater, you can stay toasty even in the February chills!
Heater | Stove | 2 Berth | 3 Belt | Pet Friendly | Festival Friendly | Fridge | Inverter
Marvellous May, is the London based campervan that’s ready to whisk you away on a dreamy holiday you’ll never forget. Her soothing tones and luxurious interior mean you’ll have all the facilities of a hotel but with all the freedom of a campervan. There’s nothing to stop you from venturing far and wide in this stunning campervan.
Fan | Extra Storage | Heater | Oven | Fridge | Solar | Toilet | Pet Friendly | Festival Friendly | Outside Shower | EU Travel Friendly
The ultimate Scottish family friendly campervan, Lil’ Sebaya can sleep and seat up to 2 adults and 2 children. Has the NC500 been on your bucket list forever? Well there’s no time like the present. Ler Lil’ Sebaya treat you to your dream adventure, this compact campervan is easy to drive so there’ll be no need to worry about driving through Scottish lanes. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, this campervan is perfectly located to start your Great Scottish Adventure.
Heater | 4 Belt | 4 Berth | Awning | Extra Storage | Solar | Reverse Camera | Outside Shower | Toilet
Let nature in with Cordelia Rose, this nature inspired campervan will inspire you in turn to get out into the great outdoors and have the adventure you’ve always dreamed of. Her spacious bed and fully equipped kitchen will provide you with everything you will need on your road-trip, whether you’re hitting the mountains, lakes or staying local. Whatever your dream holiday is, make sure it involves Cordelia Rose!
Awning | Festival Friendly | Outside Shower | Pet Friendly | Solar | EU Travel Friendly | Oven | Heater | WIFI
Xenia’s clean crisp lines and white wash interior are sure to turn heads wherever she goes. This beautiful van is perfect for cosy evenings tucked up inside the cosy double bed, after a long days walking and exploring your surroundings, with Xenia’s indoor shower and heater, you can be sure of staying toasty warm no matter what the weather is like outside.
Air Conditioning | Festival Friendly | Pet Friendly | Inside Shower | Fridge | Stove | Outside Shower | Heater | Toilet | Solar
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