Campsites in Bristol
Now that you’ve sorted your motorhome hire in Bristol, it is time to consider where you’ll stay. One of our top picks of the campsites in Bristol has to be Knights Folly. Partly because we simply love the name! Knights Folly Farm is located on the A431 roughly between Bristol and Bath, it is located on the Bristol-side of Bitton village. A certified site of the Camping and Caravanning Club, Knights Folly has all the facilities including Showers, drinking water, wastewater disposal, chemical toilet disposal, electric hookup recycling facilities, good television reception and of course welcoming of dogs.
Another site nearby is Hortham Farm Caravan Site & Wood Camping. Located a short drive north of Bristol, the site has 5 berths for motorhomes which are highly sought after, so make sure you call ahead to reserve a spot! The campsite is based on a working farm, so there will be lots of fresh produce to spice up your meals! There is direct access to footpaths, so wonderful hikes are just around the corner. Dogs are welcome, and will adore the large open space, so don’t hesitate to bring your pup!
Things to do in Bristol
When on a motorhome holiday in Bristol, it is easy to visit the surrounding counties of Gloucester, Somerset and even Devon. If you want to get up to activities in the city itself you really are spoiled for choice with things to do in Bristol. For a day trip in Bristol, consider checking out the SS. Great Britain, an old steam ship which was the first one of its kind to use a screw propeller. The ship is permanently resting in a dry dock in the City, meaning you can not only board it to see what life was like for a seafarer of the 19th century, but you can also walk around the keel and see the ship from underneath! Bristol has been a vital port in British history for centuries so a good way to learn about the place is by checking out it’s maritime history. If you want to try some fine dining with a classic British twist, take your camper van out to Salt and Malt in Chew Valley, where you can get michelin star fish and chips for a surprisingly reasonable price. The restaurant looks out over Chew Valley lake, which has its own local sailing club.
Events In Bristol
With plenty to see in terms of festivals and events year round it’s always a good time to go camping near Bristol. A simple search of festivals near me will provide a shocking amount of results for the Bristol area! With the large variety of events in Bristol, your biggest issue will be deciding! As July comes around, the Bristol Harbour Festival takes place (from the 20th to the 22nd). The event is an annual dance, music and arts bonanza which is entirely free and takes place in the harbour! The festival is family friendly so is the perfect event to attend if you are on a budget and have the kids along with you.There is always plenty of live music on throughout the weekend, in addition to a dance village, circus zone and plenty more. The 40th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will be taking place from the 9th of August to the 12th, another free festival which is fun for the whole family. The International Balloon Fiesta is actually Europe's largest annual congregation of hot air balloons, attracting upwards of 130 hot air balloons from all over the world. As a sight that can only be seen in Bristol make sure not to miss it if you are in the area! The event is held over Ashton Court Estate and is free to attend, the only thing you have to pay for is the parking.