Can I go camping in Wales? Latest holiday advice as sites to fully open this weekend

A CAMPING holiday is the holiday of choice this year as families opt for a staycation in the UK.

However, rules differ across England, Wales and Scotland, regarding the tourism industry.

While hotels and campsites have reopened in England and Scotland, other parts of the UK are slightly behind.

Here is everything you need to know about camping in Wales this summer.

Can I go camping in Wales?

Great news – campsites in Wales are reopening this weekend.

From July 25, Brits can book a holiday to a campsite or caravan park after they were forced to close back in March.

While self-serviced accommodation, including hotels, could open on July 11, campsites were further behind due to their reliance on shared facilities.

Caravan sites which are self-contained were also able to open then, but all sites will open on Saturday.

Cheap deals currently on offer include three nights in a glamping pod for £179 this summer.

Are there any restrictions in place?

All of the sharing facilities will look to open on a limited basis, such as toilet blocks and shower rooms.

However, restaurants and entertainment facilities are expected to remain closed, with the government only allowing pubs and bars to open if they operate outside.

Indoor dining facilities hope to open by next month.

Some campsites are also not going to open this year – Shell Island, based in north Wales warned they will reopen again in 2021.

A statement on their website explained: "We do not believe that now is the right time to open safely and confidently in such a short period of time for such a short season that is left. Things surrounding Covid-19 keep changing daily including localised lockdowns across the UK which would make things extremely hard for us to track etc."

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Recently, Cool Camping's founder Jonathon Knight said bookings were up 750 per cent compared to last year, with tourist destinations Cornwall and Devon high on the list.

He added: "We can see a lot of bookings in destinations you would expect like Devon, Cornwall and The Lakes.

"But it is also encouraging to see people are booking some of those lesser explored rural idles like Herefordshire, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Wiltshire."

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