SITES PLAY AN important part of any touring holiday and picking a site has a certain element of risk and responsibility on the part of the chooser. Which is why each year Practical Caravan publishes a Top 100 Sites guide to help its readers to get the best out of their holiday.


All the sites in the Top 100 Sites guide are highly recommended by Practical Caravan readers, and this year is no different, so you shouldn’t be disappointed by any of the entries.


The sites were arranged into 12 regions with a deserving regional winner for each. In addition to these winners are five category awards that didn’t make it into the guide but they may just tip the balance when it comes to choosing the perfect site for your family. The categories and their winners follow.




Best Adults-Only Site
Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Somerset


Best Family Site

Glencote Caravan Park, Staffordshire


Best Small Site

Birch Hill Ellesmere Caravan Club CL, Shropshire


Best Pet-Friendly Site

Ross Park Devon


Best Year-Round Site

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Somerset


Overall winner

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park in Somerset scooped the top slot for 2012. With just 45 pitches it’s not a large site, but the attention to detail, such as parking your caravan on the pitch for you, providing fresh herbs for caravan cooks to use, free Wi-Fi and a lending library, all won praise from its very satisfied guests.

For a full list of the winners click here.