Geocaching by campervan

Campervans have got to be the best way to get around and see as much as possible of a country without having to spend hours and hours travelling backwards and forwards from a ‘home’ base. The main reason for that being that your base travels with you wherever you are.

When you’re done for the day, you pop up your roof tent and settle down for a nice meal cooked on your campervan’s built in stove, have a refreshing drink straight out of the fridge, all without the need to ‘return to base’. After a good night’s rest in the luxury of your own camper you can be up in the morning and head on to your next destination and repeat the process, exploring the world to your heart’s content.

Now this is a great opportunity for the interpid explorer but there are many other reasons to keep exploring further and further afield rather than sitting on a campsite. One great use of using a campervan as a holiday home, is to go geocaching…

Geocaching….What’s that?” I hear you say.

Check out this short introduction video to find out a bit about this great new activity that’s fun and exciting for everyone in your family whatever their age.

With over 2 million geocaches now active worldwide, and hundreds of thousands of caches to be found across the UK and Europe at large, you could travel around for months and still have plenty of new and exciting caches to find.

The picture below shows just a few of the geocaches hidden across the UK.

Geocaching  Map of Southern England!

To see if there’s any near you why not visit www.geogaching.com, it’s free to sign up.

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Definitely Worth A Visit…. again and again!

Down here in Sussex, every Summer, a small village going by the name of Ardingly comes to life with bustling excitement of agricultural wonderment and the gathering of all things fabulously British – it is, the South of England Show.

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I’ve been visiting for a many years, both as a child and with my children now and still cease to be amazed at the offerings every year from show jumping to cattle judging, from terrier and pig racing to the sizzling sausage tasting – there’s something to keep everyone well and truly amused.  There’s plenty to eat, drink and even by merry!

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This years event is this coming weekend – Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th June and with tickets from just £7, it can’t be missed.

Here’s the LINK – hope to see you all there!

What we actually do……

Good morning all, I thought I’d take today to share with you what it is we can do for you at Sussex Campervans.  There’s no denying that there are many campervan sales outlets and a lot that buy in campervan furniture to install into vans – but finding a company that takes a vehicle and turns it into your dream campervan, from scratch, in their on-site workshop is a little trickier – but we do exactly that.  We are fortunate enough with our workshop and our expert team that we can sit down with you, find out exactly what it is you want from your campervan and convert it to suit your needs. BUT, that’s not the only way to get your hands on a Sussex Campervan, below are the various ways in which you can become the proud owner of your perfect campervan…..

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  • We have a small number of stock vehicles, ready for you to come, look around and take for a test drive.  We’d love for you to fall in love with one of our stock vehicles so much so that you simply can’t leave without it!
  • For those wanting a specific colour or layout, we have a few stock vans – ready for conversion.  Be it a VW T5 or Vauxhall Vivaro, If you see a vehicle here that fits your criteria, we can convert it to your spec within 4-6 weeks.
  • Alternatively, if you would like us to build you a full package – source a particular vehicle with a certain mileage – year of reg – colour – budget, then convert this to your hearts desire – we can do!
  • Lastly, if you already own a van that you want to have built into your ideal campervan – give us a call, we’re more than happy to put something together for you.

We can cater for any budget between £9995 – £50,000+ and are more than happy to discuss part exchange on your current vehicle.  So, why not come see us in Sussex and see what we can do for you or give us a call on 01403 336369.

Little Camper…. Big Dreams

Want a campervan but still need a car?  Don’t want to drive a big van? or Just like things small and perfectly formed?  

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We don’t like to brag here at Sussex Campervans, but I think we’ve come up with some pretty great ideas lately, all of which I love sharing with you – so today it’s the turn of the CamperCar.

Based on the Nissan NV200, our cleverly thought out design easily fits all the campervan essentials (and a few luxuries) into a car just smaller than the average people carrier! Complete with a good size Sussex Campervan Rock’n’Roll bed system, 4 belted seats, side kitchen with 2 ring gas hob and sink with running water, removable table, elevating roof and rear glazing.  Extras include rear speakers, reversing camera, front swivel seat and roof bed but to name just a few. Just because we’ve cut back on scale definitely doesn’t mean we’ve cut back on quality Image

 

So why not check out more info – HERE, give us a call on 01403 336369 or come in and see us in Horsham – even take it for a spin.

 

Time For Adventure…

Now Spring is finally upon us, what better time to head out into the wilds and have your own adventure?!

We’ve just finished our first ever “Adventure Van” and the people that have seen it over last weekend simply loved it.  We listened to our customers feedback and many wanted an entry level, basic camper to head off and enjoy some outdoor time, which is why we created a parred back version of our more luxurious bespoke campervans, with the usual quality of workmanship but ready to drive away at just £9995!

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It comes complete with 6, yes, 6 belted seats, adjustable table, an extra wide Sussex Campervan simple Rock’n’Roll bed system, sink, fold down single burner hob, glazing, full lining/carpeting and with carefully thought out storage including extra long cupboard space.  It’s a perfect haven to come back to after a long day (or night) of adventures!

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Want to join our Adventure….. click here to see more of our Campervans

Rain Rain Go Away – Or not!!

Today’s not so glorious weather has got us looking out of our window, rather grateful for not being caught in the middle of the downpour!  It’s fair to say everything is getting a good soaking, courtesy of the Great British Spring time weather. But if you put off heading out in your campervan due to this kind of British offering, have you ever considered the addition of an awning?

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An awning can open up a whole new side to your campervan – quite literally, adding a new room, extra storage space especially for muddy boots or wet gear,a shelter from the rain or even the sun, however, choosing the perfect match for your needs can be a bewildering process; having the right information to hand can make this process a little easier, so we’ve put together a brief video to hopefully clarify any questions you might have about campervan awnings…..

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If you have any other questions, or would like to get in touch with us about which awning might be best for you – you can always give us a call on 01403 336369 – we’d love to be able to help keep you a little drier this Spring.

Keep the Kids Chilled & Cheerful this Hectic Half Term

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Having spent the last 6 weeks cooped up in a classroom, getting the kids out and about will be key to remaining relaxed and centred this half term (still no guarantee, I’m afraid).

So get your wellies on, campervan loaded and head off to some of our handpicked half term hot spots…

  • As far as we’re concerned, you can’t beat a National Trust day out.  They’ve put on a wide variety of great activities for kids of all ages this half term.  Some of our favourites include the indoor enchanted forest at Petworth House in Sussex; you can make leafy crowns, wands and mini woodland houses; or the Scarecrow festival at Tatton Park in Cheshire – discover over 30 scarecrows and have a go at making your own! Worzle Gummidge watch out!

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  • Another great location with lots lined up for this half term is London Wetlands, voted UK best nature reserve. Feed the otters or take a guided tour – there’s lots to keep you busy.

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Let us know if you’ve got any other fab ideas as to where to head this holiday and in the meantime – Have Fun!!

10 Great Things to Keep Your Family Entertained in Your Campervan on a Rainy Day

 Rainy day? – No such thing, we prefer to call it liquid sunshine, which also means we see no reason not to still have lots of outdoors fun in your camper on a grey day.  We put together a little list of activities we’re planning with our families next time it rains…..

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1. We love playing silent interviews. In pairs and more importantly without speaking (yes, that includes whispering and mouthing too!) one person has to mime three interesting things about themselves. Once everyone has mimed it’s time to share with everyone else what the findings were – and of course have a giggle at the mime translations!

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2. You can’t beat a good old fashioned board game, we always make sure we have stash along with a couple of puzzles and a deck of cards.  Some of our must have games are connect4, boggle and the iconic snakes and ladders.

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3. We Love a story bag, which has to be packed with the right bits and pieces before setting off on the trip. Our glittery colourful bag is full of small toys and trinkets. One person gets to start by picking an item out of the bag and coming up with the first bit of a story based on that item. Then when they’ve finished they pass the bag on to the next person who picks another item out and shapes the story around that. You get the idea. It’s creative, brain taxing, gets the whole family involved and best of all its free as it is made from an old bag and bits and bobs just lying around at home. The only thing you need to add is your imagination!

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4.Spot the difference is a great game for young children and adults alike, whilst harnessing their concentration skills for a good hour or so. Either sketch out your own pics or use a table of small items found around the camper, then with their eye firmly shut (always double check!) whip one away.

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5. Dare we say it, go for a walk! Get togged up in your macs, wet weather gear and wellies and head outside for a fun, revitalising walk in the rain. Children will adore splashing in the puddles!

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6. After your wet walk, why not try cooking up a bit of a storm in your campers kitchen, get some wholesome camper cooked food inside your littlies – Marmite pasts is a firm favourite with our little ones –  check out Nigella’s recipe here! Trust me – it’s great!

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7. How about making a little keepsake of your rainy day – friendship bracelets. A current favourite which is quite cheap (or entirely free if you have lots of embroidery thread loitering around) is making friendship bracelets.  Not sure how to make them? Try this quick Youtube tutorial.

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8. Unpack a “Rainy Day Survival Kit”.  We keep a box with an assortment of nic-nacs and bits’n’bobs, let their imaginations run wild. In our box we have rubber bands, balloons, markers, paper, string, paperclips, sellotape and much more!

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9. A rainy day must have is hot chocolate, settle down in your camper with a warm mug of cocoa and some marshmallows, guaranteed to keep kids of all ages content!

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10. With your cup of hot choc in hand, grab a family favourite book and nestle in for story time.
As always, we’d love to have your Rainy Days in a Camper suggestions upload your pics and stories on our Face Book Page here or to our Twitter here.