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Come rain or shine this St Swithin's Day

Jul 9 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh

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This 15th July, St Swithin's Day, will get the great British public talking about that subject we all love to hate – weather. The St Swithin's Day tradition says that whatever the weather is like on this day, it will continue so for the next forty days.

Whether fact or myth, Pitchup.com has all weather predictions covered.  Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of camping and caravanning in the UK and Ireland featuring over 5,000 campsites and holiday parks. It couldn’t be easier to find and book the perfect site.

Should it rain Pitchup.com recommends:

Stowford Farm Meadows, Devon

Set among 500 acres of Devon woodland and meadows, Stowford Farm Meadows is ideal for both camping and caravans across separate dedicated parks. Should it rain, the indoor facilities including a swimming pool, games room and club house to keep the whole family entertained before heading out again once that rain stops.

A two night stay with arrivals between Mon 15 July - Wed 17 July, for 2 adults is priced at £29.80 for an electric grass pitch for tents.

Riverside Country Park, Northumberland

This fantastic campsite located in the beautiful Northumberland countryside is the perfect choice for wet weather.  There is a range of indoor activities including an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, games room, lounge bar and restaurant.  For campers who want to avoid a potential leaky tent situation there is the option to stay in a camping pod. 

Pods can sleep up to three people and cost from £25 per night. A two night stay based on arrivals on 15 July costs £80.

Europa Park, Devon

Perfect for groups and those looking for a fun holiday, this park is bursting with excitement, adrenaline and action.  Come rain or shine, visitors will be able to take part in all manner of shenanigans from happy hours and foam parties to karaoke and listening to live music.  There is a games room, indoor pool and takeaway for convenience.  Accommodation options include pods, tents, cocoons and cabins so there is a choice for every type of weather. 

Prices for the ‘glamping’ style units start from £69 for a three-berth glamping cocoon.  Each comes equipped with a heater, digital TV, fridge and kettle.  There is availability throughout July and August with a two-night minimum stay.

The famous weather rhyme dating back to Elizabethan times states:

'St Swithin's day if thou dost rain. For forty days it will remain. St Swithin's day if thou be fair. For forty days 'twill rain nae mair (no more).'

With no more rain in mind, Pitchup.com recommends the following when the sun is out shining:

Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, Isle of Wight

The white cliffs, golden sands, turquoise seas and green hills around this family-friendly site will make for a truly memorable holiday. Diminutive campers can have fun exploring the soft play room, adventure playgrounds, mini golf and diverse activities laid on in summertime (metal detecting on the beach, exploding volcano experiments and flying remote-controlled helicopters among others). There’s an indoor and outdoor pool to relax in and the park can arrange watersports in the local area.

A two night stay for arrivals between Mon 15 July - Wed 17 July, for two adults is priced from £18.00 for a non-electric grass pitch. Whitecliff Bay also has a bell tent which can be hired for as little as £134.40 for three nights based on four people sharing.

Lleithyr Farm Holiday Park, Pembrokeshire

Lleithyr Farm is a popular family-run caravan and camping site on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast. With excellent touring and camping facilities, a fantastic site shop and bakery, children’s play area and animal farm walk, a stay at Lleithyr Farm is camping and touring at its very best! Discover the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with days of stunning walks for all levels of fitness or climb the commanding peak of Carn Llidi. There are many beautiful beaches to explore within a short drive of the site.

A two night stay for arrivals between Mon 15 July - Wed 17 July, for two adults is priced from £28.00 for a non-electric grass tent pitch.

Castle Point Caravan Site, Rockcliffe in Dumfries and Galloway

Rockcliffe’s Castle Point Caravan Site is set a short stroll from the sea and within easy ambling distance of three sandy beaches – and with some of the best views in the area. Lovers of luxury can bed down in a deluxe and fully-equipped holiday home with those sea views. Meanwhile, tent and tourer types can have an electric grass pitch with access to wifi, hot water and showers included in the price: as with the holiday homes, tent and tourer pitches come with sweeping scenery as standard!

A two night stay forarrivals between Mon 15 July - Wed 17 July, for 2 adults is priced from £44.00 for an electric grass touring caravan pitch.

Whatever the weather on 15th July and for those forty days after, Pitchup.com offers impartial and comprehensive listings of places to stay, explore and enjoy for camping and caravanning: www.pitchup.com.

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Notes to editors

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