Take-off on a fabulous off-season holiday!

Posted on 27/10/2021 by Mike, Spaceships Crew


Hire a Spaceships motorhome and prepare to take-off on a fabulous off-season holiday! Autumn, winter and spring breaks offer a great alternative to the busy summer season.

The roads are easier, campsites quieter and cheaper to book. At Spaceships Rentals, we have more campervan and motorhome availability, so rental rates are much lower than summer.

When you hire a Spaceships motorhome, it's like staying in a hotel suite on wheels. With central heating, a hot shower and a fully fitted kitchen to prepare your favourite hot meals and snacks, a motorhome provides you with a comfortable, cosy holiday - at any time of year.

If you're looking for an off-season adventure, Spaceships campervan hire starts from just £35 per day in the off season. You can add a Space Heater to your booking to keep you warm on the road.

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Hire a Voyager campervan for an off-season adventure

Here are 8 off-season holiday ideas to inspire you

1. New Forest, Hampshire

A perfect place to see the beautiful colours of Autumn, or the forest begin to burst into life in the spring. There are walking and cycling trails with activities like archery and horse riding available. You may see the famous wild ponies that roam free in the New Forest.

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is close and for younger children (and adults!) Poulton's Park at Romsey is the home of Peppa Pig World!

The New Forest is about 80 miles from Spaceships London, so perfect for a long weekend break in a rented campervan or motorhome.

 

2. Dorset's Jurassic Coast

After your road trip to the New Forest, you could go on to Dorset and its spectacular Jurassic coast. With unbeatable coast walks and stunning scenery, the Jurassic Coast spans 185 million years of history stretching 96 miles from Dorset to East Devon.

Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, it is home to famous beaches like Durdle Door and West Bay. Fans of the TV show Broadchurch will recognise West Bay as one of locations used in the series.

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West Bay on Dorset's Jurassic Coast I Photo by Rob Young - CC BY 2.0

3. Wales Coast path

A road trip to Wales is a great escape at any time of the year. Out of the busy summer months, in the off season, it's a little quieter, so a perfect time to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast. 

It's a great time to go seal spotting. Over 5,000 Atlantic Grey seal pups are born every year between September and December. The seas off the Pembrokeshire coast are protected, so you may also see Risso Dolphins, basking sharks and possibly even a Blue Whale!

Read more about a long weekend in Pembrokeshire here.

4. The South Downs

Another great short break destination from London is the South Downs National Park. It received its National Park status in 2011, making it the UK's newest. The South Downs Way stretches 100 miles from the historic city of Winchester in Hampshire to the seaside town of Eastbourne in Sussex. 

Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters are even more dramatic in winter I Photo by Flintman45 - CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the highlights is the Seven Sisters, a range of white chalk cliffs often mistaken for the "white cliffs of Dover", probably because they are more impressive. The Seven Sisters Country Park has cycling, kayaking on the River Cuckmore and of course walking.

A 13 mile walk from Seaford to Eastbourne will take you over the Seven Sisters with the alternative of a shorter 8 mile walk starting from the Seven Sisters Country Park at Exceat.

5. The Cairngorms

Take-off in a Spaceship from our Edinburgh branch to visit the Cairngorms. As well as walking, bike trails and nature reserves, there is also skiing and winter sports at Aviemore. 

When you hire a Spaceships motorhome, you have a vehicle that is designed and built for winter conditions. Not only is it warm and cosy, but the operating systems have been designed for winter conditions and low temperatures.

We can fit Winter tyres to your Spaceships if required. You will need to request this at least 10 days in advance of your pick-up, and there is an additional £400 fitting fee. We can also supply snow chains for winter road conditions.

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Enjoy a Winter Wonderland in your Spaceships Motorhome

6. North York Moors

Accessible from our London and Edinburgh branches, The North York Moors National Park is home to charming market towns, moorland roads and trails with spectacular views and a beautiful stretch of coastline.

A visit to the coastal town of Whitby is recommended. It was where Captain Cook lived and worked in the 18th Century and is famously the setting for the opening scene of Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

Walk to Tate Hill and picture the scene where a Russian ship ran aground and a mysterious black dog went ashore and disappeared up the 199 steps. Would you dare go at Halloween?!

Inland, the view of Sutton Bank was described by the author James Herriot as "England's finest view". Fans of Downton will recognise locations like Pickering station, Newton Dale, Castle Howard, Hovingham Hall and Ampleforth College.

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Discover the UK's Dark Skies on an off-season holiday

The North York Moors are also ne of the best locations for star gazing. Find out more in our Dark Skies blog here.

7. Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is another National Park that spans both coast and country. With 71% in Somerset and 29% in North Devon, it also includes 34 miles of coastline from Porlock in the east to Coombe Martin in the west.

There are activities throughout the year, with Autumn and Winter the perfect time for Dark Skies and night safaris. 

If you are exploring the coast, don't miss the beautiful rocky cove at Heddon's Mouth.

8. Christmas in a motorhome!

Finally,  a motorhome is a great way to visit friends and family over Christmas. There are more campsites open during the winter months now, or you could stay on your parents' drive. It's safe and convenient. No drive home or sleeping on the sofa. Just fall into bed in your motorhome after your Festive Feast!

Find out more about a Happy Christmas in a motorhome

So give yourself a break, in Autumn, Winter or Spring. Motorhome hire is great fun all the year round, so take-off on an off-season holiday soon!

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