August Bank Holiday

August Bank Holiday

August Bank Holiday Ideas


Enjoy the last few days of late summer sunshine and go away on a camping break with family and friends at August Bank Holiday. The weekend is the perfect opportunity to book some quality time together and relax.

Would you like a little inspiration on where to go and what to do? Then, take a look at these six lovely Club Sites along with 24 great days out for you to enjoy your time away. Once back at the campsite relax and tuck into a delicious barbeque while observing magnificent sunsets.

With over a 100 Camping and Caravanning Club Sites to choose from , you won't have to travel far to find your perfect location. Take a look at our regional campsite pages to see the full range of campsites.

August Bank Holiday Ideas

St. David's, Pembrokeshire Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Haltwhistle,Northumberland
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Scone, Perthshire
Tavistock, Devon
Ebury Hill, Shropshire
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Weekend Holiday Ideas

St. David's Club Site, Pembrokeshire 

Many of this attractive campsite’s pitches overlook the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast, while the others enjoy views of the surrounding farmland and rolling countryside. Facilities are well maintained and there is a small site shop.

Review from June 2014

Barb & Bill Harrison (Club Members) say

Just returned from St David's after a lovely break in the hot Welsh sunshine !!! Very quiet campsite with outstanding views and fabulous sunsets. Many walks to beaches which would outrival the Med !! The hot power showers didn't help the sunburn!

Weekend ideas:

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo - Folly Farm has been voted as the best family day out in Pembrokeshire. Your little ones will love to meet the new pride of six African lions – mum, dad and four cubs, other exotic creatures, farmyard animals, fun fairground rides and adventure playgrounds. Allow 4+ hours.

Blue Lagoon - For fantastic aqua fun time, visit this water park with tropical temperatures, a gentle sloping beach, a wave machine, a water cannon, slides and flumes. The rapids will keep your youngsters entertained for a morning or afternoon. Allow 1+ hour.

Nolton Stables - Would you like to see the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside and beaches on horseback? These stables offer accompanied treks for both beginners and the experienced rider, for you to enjoy countryside trails and beach trekking. Allow 1 – 3 hours.

Ramsey Island Boat Trip - Whatever your age, the best way to see marine wildlife is to take a boat trip around Ramsey Island. Board at St David’s and if you are lucky you may see a variety of seabirds, dolphins, whales and grey seals with their pups. Allow 1 ½ hours.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 

This pretty campsite at Great Shelford, offers an ideal base to explore the area. It is a level campsite, bordered by trees and is just four miles south of the cosmopolitan city of Cambridge.

Review quote from June 2014

Peter Shaw (Club Member) says

It was very refreshing to turn up on a Friday evening after work and find the staff so friendly and helpful. The site is very well kept and the facilities were clean throughout. A very relaxing weekend! Definitely will visit again.

Weekend ideas:

Kings College, Cambridge University - Kings’ is one of the oldest colleges in the world founded in 1441 by Henry VI. The prestigious architecture was intended to be an impressive display of the royal patronage, and the King went to great lengths to ensure that King's College Chapel would be unrivalled in size and beauty. Allow 1 + hours

Punting on the River Cam - An ideal way to explore Cambridge is to hire a punt on the river and take in the views of the grand College Backs or choose to go in the other direction for a more rural and peaceful setting. Allow 1+ hour.

Imperial War Museum Duxford - Visit Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield, with a captivating story dating back to the World War 1. The museum will take you on a memorable day through the history of aviation in times of war and peace. Allow 3+ hours.

Oliver Cromwell’s House - Home to Ely’s most famous former resident, Cromwell’s house will give you the opportunity to experience what domestic life would have been like in the 17th Century in a selection of period rooms as well an exhibition on the Civil War. Allow 1+ hour.

Haltwhistle, Northumberland

After enjoying a great day you will return to a secluded campsite set among the trees providing you with a peaceful oasis to relax and unwind. The modern facilities include showers and toilets, a laundry and washing up area.

Review quote from June 2014

Gillian (Club Member) says

Had a lovely weekend at this site. Wardens friendly and very accommodating of our request to be pitched near friends (17 of us in total). Brilliant place for kids to explore woods, they all had a fantastic time. Will definitely go back to this site.

Weekend ideas:

Hadrian’s Wall - The best way to discover Hadrian’s Wall is to walk the wall…and it’s completely free-of-charge! As you stroll along, you will be rewarded with stunning views of this unspoilt landscape. Sycamore Gap is where you can follow in the footsteps of Kevin Costner – star of the blockbuster film Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Allow 1+ hour.

Keilder Water and Forest Park - Take the family on a drive on the pretty Forest Road in Keilder .. and you won’t regret it! The park is Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest, and you will discover miles of purpose built trials – ideal for walkers and cyclists, along with a choice of water sports. Allow 3+ hours.

Housesteads Roman Fort - Bring the children’s history lessons alive by taking them back 2000 years to the life of a Roman in AD122. The ancient fortresses are part of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site and offers some of the best preserved Roman ruins for you to wander around. Allow 2+ hours.

South Tyne Trail - Grab your bikes and explore a section of the South Tyne Trial part of the National Cycle Network. Starting at Haltwhistle peddle your way on the former railway to Alston. As you cycle along you will see old station houses, platforms, tunnels and bridges including the Lambley Viaduct as well as great views of the valley. Allow 2+ hours.

Scone, Perthshire 

Our attractive, peaceful tree-line campsite set within the Scone Palace Estate has well-spaced pitches and excellent amenities; including spacious showers and separate family and disabled facilities. There is a well-stocked shop with fresh rolls and newspapers delivered daily and a recreation room full of local information.

Review quote from June 2014

Nadia (Club Member) says

My partner and I had a lovely break at this site; we were originally only staying for three nights but were enjoying it so much that we extended our stay to five nights. We would totally recommend this site and we will definitely be returning in the near future.

Weekend ideas:

Scone Palace - In a spectacular setting in the heart of Perthshire, Scone Palace has been the location of parliaments and the place to crown Kings. A discount on your tickets is available on presentation of your Club membership card. Allow 2 + hours.

Highland Adventure Safaris - An exciting way to experience the exhilarations and freedom of this beautiful part of the Highlands. You can try out the Land Rover on wildlife-watching trips, mountain or forest safaris or an exciting off-road driving experience. Allow 1 to 4 hours.

Bannockburn Heritage Centre - The centre offers great insight into the Battle of Bannockburn, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Learn about the legendary battle in which Bruce and his army defeated Edward II of England 700 years ago. Allow 1 + hours.

The Famous Grouse Experience - Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery is home to The Famous Grouse and The Glenturret Highland Single Malt. Choose to go on a behind the scenes tour with an expert stillman or on an experience tour to see how the whiskey is produced. Or delight in a tasting session of up to 5 malts and blends. Allow 1 hour up to a full day.

Tavistock, Devon 

This spacious campsite accommodates up to 80 units and has modern facilities including individual showers rooms with toilets and sinks, disabled facilities and a laundry and washing up area.

Review quote from July 2014

Dave & Andy Edmonds (Club Members) say

A beautifully kept site with superb bathroom facilities. Two excellent dog walks even though Dartmoor is on the doorstep! Well done the Tavistock team!

Weekend ideas:

The Granite Way Cycle Route - A fantastic family cycle path. The Granite Way is an 11 mile purpose built cycle track running between Okehampton and Lydford through gorgeous countryside. Allow 2+ hours.

The National Marine Aquarium - For a great family day out explore the world’s oceans from the shallows to the deep in a series of fascinating galleries. See circling sharks, tropical fish and the beautiful colours of a coral reef. Allow 1+ hour.

Pennywell Farm - Fun for all the family at the biggest farm activity park in the South West. Situated at Buckfastleigh, the farm has a different animal activity, show or display every half hour. With friendly animals on hand - the kids will love cuddling a piglet, bottle feeding lambs, racing the ferrets and going on a pony ride. Allow 4+ hours.

Tinside Lido - Take a swim at Plymouth’s iconic waterfront Lido. The outdoor salt water swimming pool has three fountains, a fun inflatable session, a sunbathing terrace and views over Plymouth Sound. Allow 1+ hour

Ebury Hill, Shropshire 

The peaceful setting of our back to basic’s Ebury Club campsite is the perfect base from which to explore the local countryside, towns and villages of Shropshire. Please note - this site has no toilets or showers, so you will need facilities in your unit.

Review quote from July 2014

Glynis (Club Member) says

Our second visit to this scenic site, a lovely quiet and peaceful location. Ideal for just relaxing on site, watching the wildlife (rabbits, birds, butterflies etc.). Great woodland walks to enjoy with or without a dog.

Weekend ideas:

Ironbridge Gorge Museums - There are 10 award-winning museums showcasing the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Set in a valley, beside the River Severn and is still spanned by the world’s first iron bridge. Allow 1-6 hours.

The RAF Museum, Cosford - Follow the story of man’s flight through successes and failures with one of the largest aviation collections in the UK. More than 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangers spanning over 80 years of aviation history. Allow 3+ hours.

Severn Valley Railway - The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage steam railway between Bridgenorth and Kidderminster. Most of the 16-mile route closely follows the meandering course of the River Severn. Allow 3+ hours.

Walk the Long Mynd - This strenuous 5 mile walk will take you to the head of Carding Mill Valley and up to the highest point of the Long Mynd. From the top you can take in fantastic views across the Shropshire countryside. Allow 3 hours.