VW Campers Guide To Surrey | Morecambe and Wize Sales Ltd
Every wanted to set of in a VW Camper and not know where you are going? Yeah us too, but with heavy traffic on the UK roads, expensive fuel prices and busy work life balance schedules, it’s nice to have a general idea in which direction to head to make the most of your ‘leisure time’. With that in mind we’ve put together this quick pit stop ‘Guide to Surrey in your VW camper van’.
Over in the South East and just a stones throw from London lies the rich and vibrant land where history meets rural England dotted with upmarket cafes, restaurant and pubs. There are an abundance of campsites and opportunities to get out and explore while visiting in your VW campervan. But first lets have a look at where to park up for the night.
If you are part of the Camping and Caravaning club then we recommend having a look at Chertsey Campsite. Chertsey is on the banks of the
Thames, just a short train ride to London if you don’t fancy driving the camper in to the city. This lovely riverside campsite is an oasis in the suburbs. It has a really rural feel yet is just a 30-minute train ride to London. It’s also perfectly placed for visiting some of the country’s best-loved theme parks (Lego Land, Thorpe Park and Chessington), as well as the world-famous Kew, Wisely and Savill gardens. Hampton Court and Chelsea flower shows are also within easy reach from here. On the banks of the River Thames you’d do well to bag yourself a riverside pitch and watch the many pleasure craft sail by. Walkers will enjoy the Thames Path Nature Trail, a towpath leading to Staines. There are great facilities for campers, including a games room with TV and table tennis table, wi-fi and great fishing near by. Well worth a look at joining if you are not a member.
Long Acres Camping and Caravan Park is a quiet family owned and run Camping Park in Lingfield. It welcomes campervans and tents should you have an awning for a bit more space.. Set in the Surrey Countryside, it is ideally suited for visiting the many local attractions, or even just relaxing walks. Facilities on the park include two modern, centrally heated toilet and shower blocks with laundry facilities in each. There are electric hook-ups and hard-standings for all year round stays. We like this one for it’s peace and quiet, a nice little get away.
What to do:
Bushy Park, near Hampton Court TW11 0EQ – The second largest of the Royal Parks, is home to free roaming dear. There’s a great playground for the kids and acres and acres of park to explore.
Richmond Park, Richmond TW10 5HS – If you like walking, cycling or even taking a slow drive around, this is a superb park with miles of stunning scenery to look at. The terrain is hilly and you will find large amounts of deer roaming freely throughout the park. Take a book or picnic and relax near the lakes or enjoy lunch in one of the tea rooms within the park.
Frimley Lodge Park, Camberley GU16 6HY – This 24 hectare site boasts a range of facilities for all ages including two children’s playgrounds, pitch and putt, a trim trail and a miniature railway (open to the public on the first Sunday of each month between March and November, weather permitting) and hosts events for all the family
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU – This magnificent palace set in delightful gardens was famously one of Henry VIII’s favourite palaces. Explore his State Apartments and those of King William III where history is brought to life with costumed guides.
London Bus Museam Cobham Hall, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN. If you are a VW camper addict and a fan of things with wheels, chances are you’ll find this fascinating. London Bus Museum is the Home of London’s Bus Heritage – a priceless and unique collection which tells the story of the London bus from the first “Omnibus” up to the present day and includes many sole survivors of days gone by. A wonderful day out with a difference – indefinably nostalgic for those who rode on them as well as a world of fascination and wonder for the younger generations, many of whom have never even been on a bus!
Denbys Wine Estate, London Rd, Dorking, Surrey. Established in 1986, Denbies Wine Estate is England’s largest single estate vineyard with 265 acres of vines. It’s one of the first wine estates in the world to give visitors of all ages a unique and fascinating insight into all aspects of the wine producing process, all year round. The flint-clad Chateau-style Visitor Centre hosts two restaurants; the indoor Garden Conservatory and the third floor Gallery Restaurant providing spectacular views of the estate, together with a diversely stocked wine and gift shop and garden centre.
If you are looking for theme parks the Thorpe Park is a must for adrenaline junkies while Chessington World of adventures caters for the smaller ones better we feel.
So there’s our whistle stop tour of Surrey in a VW Campervan. Of course there’s lots more to do so if you can think of anything we need to add please let us know. Or why not send in your own place guide in a VW Camper and we’ll publish it for you!
Who are Morecambe and Wize Sales Ltd?
Good question! Well we know a thing or two about campervans put it that way…
Established in 2007 as a VW camper for hire company we soon saw the gap in the market to provide high quality luxury vehicles like the ones we were hiring. Everyone wanted to buy them from us after their hire! With experience in the car market and contacts overseas we imported our first vehicles and the journey began. We now provide bespoke VW camper vans built to your specifications. We are also one of the few companies we know of who offer flexible payment terms and finance packages to ease the cost of your build. Check out our website for more details.