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Motorhome in 2021

As we enter into a brand new year now  is the time to hit the brighter road ahead and enjoy the good days behind the wheel of a fantastic motorhome at Blackburn campervan and motorhome hire.

We know times have been tough however what better feeling would it be to spend quality time with family and friends together in motorhome for a while,

Renting a campervan or motorhome has never been so easi and with the UK offering some of the most tranquil places on earth you simply would be mesmerised whilst cruising the beautiful roads in a motorhome or campervan,

Blackburn and surrounding areas offer the best campervans there is to hire so why delay get your motorhome hire in place today and you will not be disappointed.

With motorhome hire in Blackburn you can even bring along your furry friends to enjoy the ride.

You deserve it!!

Windermere Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Motorhome Try before you Buy

Have you ever thought about owning your own motor home. Being able to travel the UK and beyond staying in the most romantic and remote parts of the world.

If you’ve never driven a motor home then here in Wigan we advise all potential buyer’s to rent one for a few days or at least a week to give you the idea of what it’s like to own one.

We always suggest a rental of a motorhome before taking the plunge to buy one, these aren’t cheap and cheerful and take a lot of care and attention to maintain and look after.

We have had numerous customers rent from Wigan taking them to Scotland’s Highland’s and Islands to test the water, then after a few hire’s they’ve taken the plunge and purchased a motorhome then gone on to travel Europe in them. 

Quite a popular route is the NC500 this route is a famous road trip round the Northern coast of Scotland you choose if you go East to West or vice- versa. Whichever way you go the views in your motorhome are amazing(so we’ve been told).

Motorhome size is also a good factor for which one to purchase. We hire 2 berth up to 6 berth motor homes there may only be 2 of you but you want space to lounge and watch the day go by if this is the case why not try a 4 berth with extra sofa space and storage for those weeks away.

For more information on renting before you buy contact us here in Wigan on 01942 778899 or visit

Motorhome Destinations in the winter

Hiring a motorhome or campervan for a winter break has never been easier, Easicampers wigan have some fabulous deals on campervans and motorhomes this winter.

Motor homing In Winter

Winter touring holidays or breaks appeal to so many motorhome owners for a number of reasons.

The roads are not so crowded, parking restrictions may not be so severe, wild camping is tolerated more as many campsites are closed and crisp, winter mornings offer some of the best scenery in Scotland.

So long as your motorhome offers you the warmth and comfort that you desire then what have you got to lose! Easicampers Rental Motorhomes are insulated, if you want some inspiration of where to go over winter, than consider one – or all – of the following


The Hebrides – or the Western Isles as they are also known of the west coast of Scotland is a chain of beautifully unspoilt islands 30 miles off the North West coast of Scotland. They are a popular destination with serious motorhome hirers and motorhomes over the winter months, partly because the weather is generally mild due to a year-round current that originates in the Caribbean and also because they are easily accessible from mainland Scotland by ferry. Although the winters are mild, visitors occasionally experience some of the wildest and stormiest gales around – so take your raincoat in preparation!


The Lake District provides the perfect backdrop for a winter motorhome and campervan trip there are many walks you can enjoy whatever the length of your stay, but always ensure you’re well prepared and have the right equipment to hand. Research the walks beforehand and only tackle those you are confident of completing.

Some regular Lake land walkers will tell you that the National Park offers a much more handsome landscape in the winter months than it does in the summer. Why not find out for yourselves?


Snowdonia, known in Welsh as Eryri, offers something for everyone wanting to breathe in some fresh mountain air including forest walks, bird watching, castles, museums, the list is endless. There’s also a steam railway so you can take a seat and admire the crisp winter scenes from the comfort of your carriage.

If you are looking for a motorhome or campervan this winter the why not give one of a friendly team at wigan a call on 01942 821080 and we will be able to book your motorhome or camper for you.

Christmas markets in a motorhome or campervan.

At Easicampers wigan we have brand new 6 berth and 4 berth ford zefiro motorhomes and also the t5and t6 vw California campervan available for hire. Maybe your visiting family  and flying in to Manchester airport over the Christmas period,  We do offer a collection service from Manchester airport we will collect you from arrivals then take you to our local depot to collect your motorhome or campervan.

Here I have put together a couple of the local Christmas markets   you may like to visit this November/ December.

Manchester Christmas market

Manchester has an award winning Christmas market and is one of the largest in the UK. For five magical weeks, it winds its way through some of Manchester’s most eye-catching streets and squares. Albert Square open until 21 Dec

Thursday 10 November – Tuesday 20 December 2016

European Christmas Market, Albert Square –  Open until 6 pm 21 Dec 2016
Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit – it’s time to head down to Manchester’s world famous Christmas Market.

Then if you travel just 1 hr through the beautiful countryside to Chester to visit the lovely Chester Christmas market  open from Friday 18 th November to Sunday 18th December 2016.

Shoppers are in for a magical time at Chester Christmas Market, with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree.

There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, and unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the perfect present!

Don’t forget to sample the delicious hot food and drink, including tasty mulled wine and hot chocolate; the perfect way to keep warm whilst enjoying the market.

If you are looking to hire a motorhome or a campervan then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Easicampers wigan on 01942 821080 and we will be more than happy to make your booking, if you wish to view the campers and motorhomes we do have them available on site over at wigan, Preston and Blackburn depots.

Saving money on your motor home holiday

More and more families in the UK are now choosing to go on motorhome holidays in order to save money. Now just because going on a motorhome holiday is generally cheaper than flying to another country and staying in a hotel, if you’re not careful you could end up spending more than you budgeted. So Easicampers wigan has put together a plan which should hopefully save you some money.

Plan your location carefully

One of the great things about motorhomes is that they enable you to travel wherever you want, and for most people they take full advantage of this by traveling across Europe multiple times a year. However, the cost of your holiday can sometimes increase dramatically depending on where you travel to as some places will cost more to stay in than others.

Save on petrol

The biggest cost of a motorhome holiday is usually petrol, especially if you are planning a long distance journey. Fortunately, petrol prices have been decreasing in the UK recently, which means that you will pay less than in recent years. However, not all petrol stations offer the same amount of savings as others, which is why you need to make sure you don’t just stop off at the first one you see.

Create an itinerary

Most families love going on motorhome holidays as it gives them a time to bond as a family and for those that go on their own it gives them a sense of freedom and the ability to be spontaneous. So then we are going to suggest to you that you create an itinerary it may seem like a strange idea. However, if you are really trying to save some money it’s wise to have an idea of what you want to do when you get to your holiday destination. So if you can plan roughly what you are thinking of doing each day of your holiday this will help you to set your budget accordingly.

Have a back-up plan

When setting off on your holiday you will be full of excitement which means that you can sometimes forget the important things. For example, when was the last time you topped up your motorhomes oil and water levels or checked the tyre pressures? Easicampers wigan will ensure all this is done for you before you set off. you are covered with breakdown  assistance and will receive a copy of the number when  you collect your motorhome.

Saving money on your motorhome holiday can be easy as long as you spend some time planning your holiday and by doing some research. Furthermore if you can plan as much as you can before you leave you will be able to enjoy yourself a lot more when you get there.

If you would like to book a motorhome then look no further than Easicampers wigan we have  brand new 6 berth ford zefiro  motorhomes  available to hire, so give the team a call on 01942 77 88 99 we will be more than happy to help you make your booking.

October half term!


if you are thinking of hiring a motorhome or campervan from Easicampers wigan for the October half term break, then  we’ve put together our top events around the UK to take your family to this October.

Wolverley Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Opening Hours: 6.30-10pm

Providing spooky fun with a range of games which include fancy dress and fun in the on-site rec room that will be a night to remember. With this being a campsite it gives you the perfect opportunity to park up for the weekend and enjoy some Halloween activities.

Muncaster Castle

Opening Hours: 10.30am-8.30-pm

Take your family to visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween with guaranteed fun for all ages. For children there’s craft for them in the ghostly grotto, fearsome fire juggling, Muncaster monster cabaret, a twilight owl display, cannon blowout, and of course the scary maze! You can also pre book to take part in the evening castle tours.

Spooktacular at Cadbury World

Opening Hours: Check Cadbury website for latest information.

This allows you to take a more than usual tour around Cadbury World. You can experience eerie entertainment and there are competitions for the best spooky fancy dress. Most importantly for the sweet tooth’s in your family you will find the Cadbury shop rather delightful at the end of your tour.

Alnwick Castle

Opening Hours 10am-5.30pm

Now this is a real family favourite among young witches and wizards across the world never mind just the UK. This is basically a chance for the family to enjoy broomstick training in Harry Potters courtyard. Alnwick Castle was the home of Hogwarts during the filming for the movies. The broomstick training is completely free and once you’ve completed your training you can explore the castle itself. Although this particular event doesn’t offer spooky activities it does give you another option of what you can do for Halloween if some of your family arent into the scary idea behind Halloween.

Extra fun? Pumpkin time!

To add some extra fun when you’re at home in your motorhome why don’t you have a go at carving your very own motorhome pumpkin. Now nobody’s expecting you to design your motorhome in the shape of a pumpkin perfectly however if you get enough pumpkins you can give everyone in the family one each and see who designs the best.

If you are looking to hire a motorhome or campervan then why not take a look at our brand new t6 Volkswagen California campervan or our brand new 6 berth ford zefiro motorhome for hire, fully kitted out with everything you need to start you camping journey.  if you wish to book with us at wigan Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01942 77 88 99.  We hope you will have found something to take your fancy for Halloween and we like to think that there’s something above for everyone so that you can enjoy your motorhome travels wherever you go this autumn half term.

Ideal Holiday Transport for Autumn and Winter

Are you a fan of camping? The only problem with holidaying under canvas is that when it comes to Autumn and Winter temperatures drop which makes sleeping under canvas less of a holiday and more of a battle to keep warm. At Easicampers Car and Van Hire in Blackburn we can offer the perfect solution. Within our fleet we have VW California Campervans as well as 4 berth and 6 berth Ford Zefiro Motorhomes.

Our VW California campervans sleep 4 people two in the back and two in the electronic pop up roof which requires little to no effort to put up, just the simple push of a button. The VW California Campervan has fitted in it a gas stove, sink and a fridge unit. On the back of the Campervan is a bike rack that can fit up to four bicycles on it, so is ideal for any activity filled vacation.

If you feel that bigger is better, then with our Ford Zefiro Motorhomes you wouldn’t be far wrong. With more space inside the Motorhome there is room for a shower/toilet and even room to stand straight. All our Campervans and Motorhomes come with the essentials for camping such as pots and pans, cutlery and we also provide the gas bottle required for the hob. Any additional extras such as bedding can be provided for a small fee.

So book yours today at Easicampers Car and Van hire in Blackburn by calling 01254 495999 or visit Don’t forget we have branches in Preston (01772 886888) and Wigan (01942 821080). Maybe you’ve hired a Campervan of Easicampers Car and Van Hire before. Why not share your experience via our Facebook or Twitter page.

Final Cali Club Meet of The Year – Lower Lode Inn

The Lower Lode Inn near Tewksbury will be the venue for the final Cali meet of the year. It will be an informal meet with no special events arranged, just a chance for new owners and old to show off their California’s and perhaps learn a few tips from others. This meet will be perfect to meet and chat with existing friends and to make new friends.

The Lower Lode Inn is a riverside pub that serves meals, the Sunday carvery is a favourite ( booking advised) , they also have a good selection of beers, wines and cider.

The meet will be limited to just 20 vehicles only so please book early. To book your pitch please call the pub direct on: 01684 293224, the cost is just £18 for the whole weekend, after you have booked please RSVP

* Friday 14th October for two Nights
* Lower Lode Inn Tewksbury, Gloucestershire
* Price is only £18 for 2 Nights
* Day visitors welcome all day Saturday
* Excellent food available from the pub
* New members will be made very welcome
* Limited Availability – Only 20 pitches
* Check the forum for latest

If you have yet to experience the fun of a VW Campervan then call Easicampers Preston on 01772 886 888 for your Preston Campervan hire.

the warmest places to visit in Europe.

Over at Easicampers wigan we have camper vans and motor homes to hire and take abroad. Our campervans and motorhomes are set up ready to enjoy the winter sun in Europe.

Portugal-The warmest place during winter. Because of this it is popular, and some areas can be crowded with many camper vans and motorhomes. Some people like this, as you can easy meet people, make new friends and gain traveling companions. It is easy to find areas to yourself if this is your sort of thing. Most days are sunny during the winter in The Algarve. Late December and January are the coldest periods. Most people can enjoy not having to wear a jumper during this time. Some days are cooler, especially if there is a breeze. During the night however, the temperatures can be much cooler. You should bring plenty of warm bedding if staying during this cool period. Few people use heating in their vehicles, even at night. By February good warm weather is a daily occurrence. The Algarve has a good number of storms during the winter months. Portugal is the cheapest country in which to spend the winter months.
christmas in the Algarve-fancy a Christmas break in a campervan or motorhome then why not head to the Algarve and celebrate a relaxing Christmas, there are pubs that serve the traditional Christmas dinner in the resort areas of Faro, Albufera, Lagos and Luz, and somewhere to meet people and have a drink. New Year’s Eve is a similar affair, with the same resorts providing good entertainment. Albufera, in particular, offers a big night of entertainment on New Year’s Eve, with a free outdoor concert, featuring pop artists.

Spain – the southern coast of Spain remains almost as warm as the Algarve. Lapped by the Mediterranean Sea, it avoids most of the Atlantic storms. This area is less crowded in winter than The Algarve. Few people use heating in their vehicles.

south of France-  Although not as warm as other places mentioned here, it is popular with some travellers. It escapes most of the winter storms. There are some fantastic spots to visit in southern France like the vineyards, city of Nimes, the abbaye de senque, the perched village of gordes just to name a few places you may like to visit on your holiday

Southern italy-  The extensive coastline of southern Italy remains fairly warm during the winter. The island of Sicily is the warmest. There isn’t really a season in which you shouldn’t visit Sicily. There are a range of things to do in Sicily  all year round with festivals being celebrated, different foods to enjoy and the mild Mediterranean climate providing the ideal backdrop – making Sicily a great place to enjoy all year round.

If you wish to hire one of our fantastic new campervans or motorhomes then please do not hesitate to contact us over a Easicampers wigan to make your booking on 01942 821080.

Winter travel.

When it comes to motorhome or campervan holidays in the autumn, winter and the more northern regions of the UK, the weather can become very cold and in turn, you may be swayed away from travelling in this time of year or heading north to the northern regions of Scotland. Plus, with the colder months only around the corner, knows a few ways to be able to avoid the concerns and enjoy your motorhome holiday in the colder climate. People love this time of year as it isn’t as busy in the summer and there’s not as much traffic on the road.  We have availability for both the campervan and motorhome over at Easicampers wigan


Regardless of the location you are considering a holiday too, when the colder weather begins to take hold of the area it tends to begin to thin out the crowds and prevent people wanting to head to those said locations. However, what they don’t realise is that in the colder months there are significantly less crowds so a whole load of activities become a lot more pleasant. For example if you’re heading to a theme park you can expect to wait for less time.

Seasonal Aesthetics

Every location in the UK and the majority of Europe changes significantly in the seasonal move from summer to winter. Things such as the fall of snow in North Scotland, The frozen lakes in Cumbria and the mist that settles on the Yorkshire Dales  all seem to tie together to bring you a whole new aesthetic that millions of people miss during the summer months. Then there is the added bonus of there being less people in the colder regions and months. In turn, there are less people spoiling any views you may have of the landscape if you are heading to a rural location or any debris they may leave behind from their motorhome holidays or camping trips.

Different Activities

The winter brings an array of different activities through the country; indoor activities seem to flourish whilst the majority of outdoor activities and sport seem to die off with only a few exceptions.

An example of this flourish in winter sports is skiing, which becomes available in Northern Scotland during the colder months and brings in people from all over the region. However, with many people, opting to travel out of the UK for a ski break simply as they do not realise Scotland has ski resorts, it can be fairly empty during the winter months and in turn, you can usually very easily get a few runs in during the day without long waits.

Prepare Different

Preparation is key for a motorhome get away and preparing for a winter get away is always harder than a summer. You will need to consider things such as extra blankets, thicker coats, lots of changes of clothes for getting wet, emergency kits for if you were to break down, warm food and a wide selection of other things. Packing the same items you would in the summer will result in you being cold when you are doing day-to-day activities out of the motorhome. All of Easicampers motorhomes and campervans  have winter installation, so you should be fine as far as keeping warm in the motorhome or campervan, however it is better to be comfortable and cosy in the night after a long day exploring so extra blankets and other items are still very necessary.

If you are considering a winter break then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us over at Easicampers wigan to make your booking or if you require any further information.