Top 3 Places to See, Whatever the Weather
The South West weather seems to be particularly haphazzard at the moment, but not for one second do we let that deter our adventures! We see it as our duty to help you make the most out of your summer, whatever the weather. Here is the South West Camper Hire summary of the best places to go when the rain starts to pour:
1. The National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth
The National Marine Aquarium is home to the UK's largest native exhibition and largest single-tank viewing panel. It is home to an array of underwater wildlife such as the Sand Tiger Sharks, Pufferfish, a Loggerhead turtle and even zebra sharks.
If you are feeling particularly brave, you could even spend the night with the sharks, learning more about them and how to keep the marine environment safe. The night even ends with a midnight snack and a big screen movie right in front of the Eddystone Reef Tank.
This is a great experience to take the whole family along to, especially on those rainy days where you need to find shelter. There are also a few campervan parks nearby, so you don't even have to travel far from your base to get to the aquarium:
Riverside Caravan Park – 13 minute drive (4 miles)
Brixton Caravan and Camping Park – 15 minute drive (5 miles)
Plymouth Sound Caravan Club site – 19 minutes (5.3 miles)
2. Exeter's Underground Passages, Devon
Avoiding the rain by taking a trip underground sounds like a fantastic adventure to us. Exeter's Underground Passages allows us to explore the history of Exeter, which is great for both visitors to Exeter and local residents.
In the school holidays, it is essential to book as it gets hugely popular. We advise persisting as it's a great experience for all the family. There are some great caravan parks in the Exeter area, so again, it won't take all day to find, especially since it is located in the city center.
Langford Bridge Caravan Park – 12 minutes drive (3.9 miles)
Kennford International Caravan Park – 22 minutes drive (7.2 miles)
Exeter Racecourse Caravan Club Site – 22 minutes (8.8 miles)
Haldon Forest Holiday Park – 25 minutes (5.5 miles)
Crealy Meadows Caravan and Camping Park – 28 minutes (6.8 miles)
3. The Black Friars Gin Distillery, Plymouth
Here's one for the grown ups! Enjoy exploring the oldest working distillery in England this summer. The Black Friars Gin Distillery has been making Plymouth gin since 1793, so as well as getting a great round of drinks in, you can also learn a lot about the History of Plymouth gin.
The distillery boasts three fantastic tours including the ‘Plymouth Gin Distillery tour', the ‘Gin Connoisseur's tour' and the ‘Master Distiller's tour'. You just need to take your pick on how much of a connoisseur you are in the world of gin!
The distillery is located just 7 minutes from the National Marine Aquarium and so again, is close to many campervan parks.
So although we can't control the weather, we like to do our best to help you have fun on your summer holidays, come rain or shine.