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Hire campervans from Manchester & surrounding areas
- Jonathan, Manchester54Camping in winter?... think cosy, think warm, and imagine snuggling up with a hot chocolate after a day of exploring. Escape to the peace and quiet of…
- Simon, Manchester44Rosie is in immaculate condition inside and out, she is lots of fun and great to take on adventures. The California Ocean is designed for comfort, fea…
- Peter, Manchester52Stunning looking VW T5 campervan, the Dreamrider is lowered on coilovers giving it that awesome look sat on 20 inch rims, its a real headtuner, it has…
- Mohammed Ullah, Stockport46Have your dream holiday ANYWHERE in the UK as you travel in style with this brand new Roller Team 746. 9 Speed Auto. You need to try this motorhome o…
- rob, Stockport44
- Simon, Rochdale22
- Simon, Rochdale44
- Vicki, Bolton46Brand new family motor home, kitted out with everything you will need for your holiday. It sleeps up to 6 people, and is equipped with 4 belted trav…
Campervan Hire in Manchester
Energetic and vibrant, Manchester city centre is packed with restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and museums. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and explore the surrounding Greater Manchester. Here you will find beautiful green spaces and gorgeous waterways… explore Stockport, Salford Quays or Bolton and Oldham.
If you are keen to escape the city in search of beautiful green spaces then pack a picnic and head to Heaton Park, Haigh Hall Woodland Park and Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens – well worth a visit whatever the weather.
Rent a campervan and visit Manchester and surrounding areas. Liverpool is less than an hour drive away, Chester is just 50 minutes away via the M56 and picturesque Knutsford is only around 30 minutes away. Just one hour 20 minutes lies the beautiful Lake District National Park proving Manchester is an ideal base for a campervan road trip.
Campervan Hire in Manchester Do’s and Don’ts
As with any road trip plan your route in advance and research your campsites, particularly if you are looking to take a road trip during the school holidays when campsites can be jam packed.
Familiarise yourself with the roads around Manchester. Traffic can be busy in Manchester particularly around the city centre and the roads can be congested especially around rush hour so avoid peak times.
If you are heading on the M6 towards the West Midlands, then watch out for parts of the M6 with toll charges.
Best Time to Hire a Campervan in Manchester
If you are planning a trip to Manchester the weather can be unpredictable with rainfall expected throughout the year. The best time to visit Manchester is June-August, when the temperature is mild and there are plenty of festivals, exhibitions and events held over the summer months. Saying that, winter is also a wonderful time to visit, with the cold climate and Manchester Christmas Markets bringing many visitors to the city every year.
Best Campsites Around Manchester
Our family friendly Campsite pick for a vibrant city break
Manchester City Centre is an energetic, exciting city in England and a perfect destination for a UK road trip. If you are looking to experience gorgeous sunny terraces, independent and high street stores, and wonderful architecture then look no further for a wonderful and memorable city break. Here is our top campsite with good access to the city centre
This family friendly campsite, situated in Bury in Lancashire was previously an historic mill. With easy access to a beautiful country park, and situated just north of Bury town centre, the campsite offers an ideal base to visit. The campsite is based around the River Irwell and the remains of two cotton mills, and is dog friendly.
Manchester City Centre is around 30 minutes using the direct tramlink.
Our family friendly campsite pick – Burrs Country Park Caravan Club Site
Woodhill Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 1DA – https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-sites/england/north-west-england/lancashire/burrs-country-park-caravan-club-site/
Adults only campsite offering peace and tranquillity
There are a number of campsites that sit just outside Manchester and are close to a number of family friendly attractions. Our next pick is a lovely peaceful campsite in quiet countryside in North Cheshire. Just a few miles from the motorway, it is handy for Manchester but close to a number of wonderful Cheshire attractions including Tatton Park and Dunham Massey. The adults only campsite is located just outside of the historic town of Knutsford, has supersize pitches, and free wifi.
Royal Vale campsite https://www.royalvale.co.uk
Family friendly campsite opposite a nature reserve
Opposite a nature reserve, you will find the Hawthorne Caravan and Camp site, our next family friendly pick. Close to a number of attractions and close to many cycle tracks, this campsite offers hard standing and grass pitches. Only a few minutes’ drive from Oldham centre, and fifteen minutes on the tram from Manchester, the campsite is an ideal base for exploring Manchester and surrounding areas.
The Hawthorne Caravan and Camp site https://www.campsites.co.uk/search/campsites-in-lancashire/oldham/hawthorne-caravan-and-camping-campsite
Our favourite Campervan Route Around Manchester
There is so much to see and do in Manchester, but don’t limit yourself to the City Centre. There are some wonderful family friendly attractions a short drive from the centre.
Base yourself close to Manchester City Centre and explore some of the top attractions in Manchester including the Science and Industry Museum, Sealife Manchester, Chill Factore and The Lowry. The Science and Industry Museum is a firm favourite with many families and well worth a visit if you are in Manchester. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants and cafes to have a drink or bite to eat, and watch the world go by before meandering around the shops.
When you are ready to escape the hustle and bustle of City life, head to Burrs County Park. A beautiful and picturesque country park just a mile outside Bury town centre. The park is a popular attraction, with the River Irwell running through it offering an ideal place to take a picnic or a riverside walk.
Moving on from Burrs Country Park head in the direction of Rochdale. Here you will find Hollingworth Lake Country Park. Soak in the scenery, enjoy a picnic, or try out the variety of outdoor activities on offer including rock climbing, mountain biking or archery. You can also walk around the lake or explore one of the many walking routes at Hollingworth Lake. Whilst in Rochdale you can also visit Healey Dell Nature Reserve, Touchstones Art and Heritage Centre or Greenbooth reservoir.
Next head to Dovestone Reservoir. Situated on the edge of Oldham and the Peak District National Park, Dovestone Reservoir is a popular and family friendly day out. Dovestone Reservoir offers an abundance of water sports as the reservoir provides ideal sailing waters for all levels of ability and Dovestone Sailing Club is on your doorstep. Take a stroll around the reservoir and let the children explore the rocks and paddle in the stream or simply pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and fresh air.
Don’t forget there are so many wonderful places to visit outside Manchester to add to your roadtrip. 5km west of Manchester is Salford. A must see is The Lowry, a beautiful art centre and gallery. The old market town of Altrincham and the lovely Dunham Massey (a National Trust property) is also worth a visit.
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