How to take a fabulous summer holiday this year

Posted on 18/05/2020 by Mike, Spaceships Crew

If you are ready to get away after lockdown, here's how you can take a fabulous summer holiday this year.

Your summer holiday plans may have had to change this year. International travel restrictions mean that it is unlikely you will take a holiday abroad just yet. You may not feel comfortable going on a plane or staying in a hotel right now. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a fantastic summer holiday. You can now book your campervan or motorhome from all of our Spaceships branches.

Summer of Staycations

The Taoiseach has stated that campsites in Ireland will be open from 29th June, with holiday accommodation in Northern Ireland opening on 26th June. The UK Government has confirmed campsites "and other remaining businesses" will re-open from July 4th in phase 3 of their planned lockdown exit. Scotland's campsites will open from July 3rd for self-contained motorhomes and campervans, with toilet facilities opening on July 15th. The UK's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Johnathon Van-Tam said: "It is an absolute biological truism that being outdoors is safer than being in an enclosed space with people potentially carrying the virus." 

UK & Ireland campsites are preparing for a busy summer season, reducing capacity where necessary and putting in additional measures to ensure safe social distancing. Pitches are already a minimum of 2m apart to comply with fire safety regulations, and in a rented Spaceships motorhome you are self-contained and isolated from other holiday makers and staff.

Family Motorhome Peak District

Plenty of space on a campsite in the great outdoors

Get ready for lift-off in a Spaceships motorhome!

When you hire a Spaceships motorhome, it's just about the safest holiday you can take right now. 

We are operating a contactless pick-up/drop-off service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your motorhome or campervan will be waiting for you outside our branch, with the keys in a secure lock-box. We will email you a code for the lock-box the day before collection, so you can just pick up the keys and take-off in your Spaceship! The same process happens in reverse when you drop-off your vehicle at the end of your holiday.


All our vehicles are fully maintained, serviced, multi-point checked and hygienically deep-cleaned before each rental. We have virtual tours and familiarisation videos for each vehicle category in our fleet, so you can enjoy a "digital vehicle demonstration" at home before you collect your Spaceship. The video will also help you to enjoy and make the most of all the amazing features on board.

Everything you need - even the kitchen sink!

Once inside your motorhome, you'll find everything you need for your holiday this year. The Spaceships motorhomes have their own toilet, shower and kitchen with oven, hob and large fridge/freezer. There is all the cutlery and cooking gear you need, including the kitchen sink!

Spaceships Motorhome Kitchen

You'll find everything you need on board - even the kitchen sink!

You can choose to bring your own bedding, or hire bedding from us as an optional extra. There is even central heating if it goes cooler and a TV/DVD to keep the kids occupied while you enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.

We have a range of accessories you can add to your booking to make your holiday extra special, including outdoor furniture, electric hook-ups and power inverters to charge your camera or laptop. You'll find everything you need as well as our great value bundles when you book.

We're all going on a summer holiday

You can hire a beautifully appointed 4-berth Luxury motorhome with its own separate rear bedroom, shower and toilet. A second double bed can be lowered from the roof, with the option of a smaller single bed in the dining area. 

Alternatively, you could choose to rent our high-spec 7-berth Family motorhome with 2 rear bunk beds, a large over-the-cab double with the option of another double and single bed made up in the spacious living/dining area.

Both the Spaceships motorhomes have a huge through storage locker accessible from either side. Enough room for all your gear and even a couple of bikes.

5 reasons to rent a Spaceships motorhome for your summer holiday this year

  1. It's Safe - contactless pick-up/drop-off and isolation if you want it
  2. Maintain Social Distancing - campsite hardstanding pitches at least 2m apart
  3. You're Self-Contained - Toilet, shower & kitchen on board - you don't have to visit the shower block or restaurant
  4. Freedom - after lockdown, go where you want & stay where you want!
  5. It's Fun! Motorhomes will give couples, families and even the dog the holiday of a lifetime!

You can also hire our unique 4-berth ultimate Voyager campervan, custom-converted from a Ford Transit. This has 2 large double beds, an interior living/dining area, 2 gas burners and a 40 litre fridge/freezer. A large side awning extends the living area outside and offers you alfresco dining.

New for this year!

With our campervans, you can now hire your own portable toilet and tent, which gives you the option of not using the campsite toilet block. Easy to transport and set up, you empty the waste at the campsite from a cassette, in the same way as a motorhome or caravan.

Another great new feature this year is that we now have a dog friendly fleet. So instead of leaving your faithful friend at a boarding kennel, your dog can enjoy a summer holiday too! It's great value too at just £10 per night extra (minimum £50) to cover additional cleaning and valeting. All you have to remember is to pack your pets food and water bowls.

Go where you want - stay where you want!

Once you've collected your Spaceship, you're ready for take-off! This is where the fun really begins, because on your Spaceships road trip holiday you can go where you want and stay where you want, creating your own unique holiday as you go along. No queues, no registrations, no hanging around - just the freedom to explore the UK and Ireland.

Spaceships Motorhome Scottish Coast

Coast or country? You choose on your Spaceships motorhome holiday

There is a huge choice of campsites all over the UK and Ireland. Some offer more remote pitches, some have more facilities, some are on the coast and some in the countryside, but whatever you are looking for, our useful campsite finder will help you to discover and book the perfect campsite for your holiday.

Check out our Campsite Finder here

You can also stay at a large number of places, often free of charge, using BritStops. This is a directory of visitor centres, farm shops, vinyards and other attractions that allow motorhomes to stay overnight.

Blast-Off in a Spaceship for your summer holiday this year!

Everything has changed this year and you may not be able to take the holiday you planned. You can't fly in a plane, but don't worry, you can blast-off in a Spaceship for a fabulous summer holiday this year!

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