• Rachel

Free May Bank Holiday Stays With Brit Stops

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

At Magical Motorhome Hire, we include our Brit Stops 2019 membership book with all hires. Brit Stops is a book full of UK pubs, farms and landowners that allow you to park your motorhome on their site free of charge.

Our Auto Roller 746 motorhome has all the mod cons, including a solar panel to allow you to stay up to 3 nights off grid, completely self-sufficient without the need for electric hook up or water facilities. If you are staying away longer than 3 nights, it is advised to stay at a campsite with fresh water, chemical disposal and electric hook up to refresh your supplies for at least a night.

With over 970 locations to choose from, plan your journey and give the hosts a quick call the day before or on the day to check they can accommodate you. We have a 3-year-old, so we look for locations that are either farm attractions or pubs with play parks.

Brit Stops gives you significant cost savings on campsite fees, but also the freedom to tour the country at your pace, coinciding with events and locations that suit you. We managed to find two great places on a busy bank holiday weekend in the sunshine, whilst many campsites were fully booked.

We chose to visit a lovely farm in Derbyshire, which turned out to exceed all expectations. We arrived late on Friday evening to find a vast empty car park overlooking a field of sheep and chickens, with the sun setting over the beautiful landscape.

The morning view

Not only was the setting stunning, but once the shop and attractions opened the next day, we were right on the doorstep of an amazing hands-on animal site and play zone for young children. The farm shop and café were also ideal if you’d forgotten any food or fancied a break from cooking. We spent a good four hours exploring the working farm, before picking up our Brit Stops book again to search for another place to stay. This time we fancied a pub with a play park.

After a few phone calls we decided to head to a small village in the heart of the Peak District. It was bank holiday Saturday and absolutely bustling with motorbikes, ramblers and families. Nether the less we found a spot in the village to park up for the afternoon and headed to the Brit Stops pub. The pub was rather crowded and the car park not a big as we imagined, but to the side was a free public car park, where we could park up for the night without issue. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the pub and our daughter loved the adjoining public play park.

A short 2-night bank holiday get away, with no pitch or camp site fees in locations that suited our needs to test out the motorhome, make sure that everything is working and to be able to give the best advice to our customers.

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