It’s a huge misconception that you can only stay on a campsite during the summer months. Whilst there is no denying that camping can be lots of fun when the sun is shining, it can be just as enjoyable in the colder months as well. In fact, there are actually a number of benefits associated with booking campsites during the off-peak season and you can have a brilliant holiday in the spring, autumn and winter too. 


If you’re usually a fair-weather camper and you tend to book touring pitches for June, July, August and September, below we have explored some of the many reasons why campsites aren’t just for the summer months. 


Experience nature at its best 


It goes without saying that the countryside looks beautiful in the summer, however, many will say nature is at its best in the spring and autumn months. Getting to see the flowers in bloom during spring or the auburn leaves on the trees in autumn can make your stay at a campsite even more enjoyable. If you like going for walks in open spaces or cycling down country lanes, you can guarantee that you will have an amazing holiday at all times of the year. 


Enjoy the peace and quiet 


Campsites tend to be at their busiest during the summer months and when booking family-friendly holidays, the vast majority of people will stay at a campsite in July or August. If you choose to go on holiday during the off-peak season, you may find the campsite is a little bit quieter. You might not have to book as far in advance to get a pitch on the campsite you’re interested in visiting when you go on holiday outside of the summer months too. 


Avoid the crowds of tourists 


Tourist attractions can get really busy during the summer months and whether you’re visiting a sandy beach or a national trust park, it will likely be overcrowded. One of the biggest benefits of going camping at other times of the year is that much fewer people will be out and about, so you will often be able to experience local attractions without the crowds. You may find that some attractions are cheaper to visit during the off-peak season as well. 


Beat the heat 


Going on holiday when it’s warm and sunny isn’t always ideal, and if you don’t really like the heat, it would be much more beneficial to book a campsite for a cooler month. You will then be able to wander around the local towns or go for long country walks without having to worry about the midday sun, and it won’t get too warm for you to be able to enjoy yourself. You can still have lunch in the beer garden of a pub, for example, in spring or autumn too and you won’t be missing out in this regard when you don’t go on holiday in summer. 


Unique seasonal activities 


No matter where you choose to go on holiday, it is likely that there will be lots of activities and events in the local area all year round. In fact, some of the best events might be during the off-peak holiday season and when you book a campsite at this time of the year, you can experience everything going on nearby. Ultimately, if you only go on holiday in the summer months, you will miss out on so many amazing experiences. 


Booking to stay at the best campsites in Sussex


When searching for campsites that are open all year round, be sure to check out the Horam Manor Country Park website. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our holiday park is one of the best campsites in Sussex and we welcome guests 365 days a year. We offer all types of touring and camping pitches, and you will be immersed in the stunning East Sussex countryside when staying with us. Our park is brilliantly located, only minutes away from the beautiful town of Horam, and with excellent facilities on-site, you will have everything you need for an unforgettable stay. To learn more about Horam Manor Country Park and what makes it the best campsite in Sussex, feel free to contact our team today.