LOCKDOWN restrictions are slowly beginning to ease and the UK is starting to return to some semblance of ‘normality’.

However, it looks like another summer of staycations and UK holidays according to a new survey.

Demand for domestic UK holidays this summer will exceed pre-pandemic levels, the survey predicts.

The poll of 2,000 consumers by market research agency Mintel indicated that a total of £7.1 billion will be spent on so-called staycations between July and September.

This is up from £5.8 billion in 2019.

Luckily for us, there are some fantastic staycation spots right on our doorstep.

Here is everything you need to know about when campsites and caravan parks can reopen- and some of the best West Yorkshire locations to book when they do.

When campsites and caravan parks can open in Yorkshire

Boris Johnson announced that overseas holidays will not be permitted until May 17 at the earliest.

People hoping to leave Britain will need to prove their "valid reason" for travel with supporting documentation – failure to do so could result in a £5,000 fine.

However, staycations could be permitted before then.

According to the Government's roadmap, self-contained accommodation will be reopening no sooner than April 12, subject to confirmation.

Accommodation with shared facilities (such as most campsites), plus other hospitality and tourism venues may be allowed to open from no earlier than 17th May.

However, holiday-goers are urged to check with their individual provider before booking as not every campsite and caravan park will choose to open on this date.

Where to go camping/glamping in West Yorkshire

Not sure where to book for your camping or caravan holiday? Here are some of the best-reviewed places around West Yorkshire.

Clarion Lodge Campsite & Wigwams, Ilkley

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You may be close to home but you can still book some unique accommodation to stay in near Bradford.

There are some great camping and glamping hotspots right on your doorstep. 

Clarion Lodge Campsite & Wigwams in located in Ilkley and just one amazing site near Bradford- they have recently been awarded the Corporatelivewire award for Campsite of the Year for Leeds & West Yorkshire.

The Wigwams can sleep up to five people- but you will need to bring your own bedding.

Prices start from £48.00 per night (based on two people sharing).

On a Facebook post, they announced: “We will be reopening on the 12th April for all Caravans/Motorhomes & Campervans using own facilities on board.

“Then hopefully from the 17th May we will be able to extend this to tent bookings as well.”

Esholt Caravan Park, Esholt Lane

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There is plenty of room at this park for your caravan or tourers to park up.

The caravan site houses 40 grass pitches, with electricity points available. 

There is also a large flat grass area which can accommodate even the largest tents.

The caravan park shares facilities with Esholt Sports & Leisure Club and includes showers, clean toilets and a clubhouse with a well-stocked bar.

A spokesperson posted this to the company website: “We are currently accepting online bookings for self-contained units for dates April 12 onwards… guidelines permitting our facilities will reopen from 17 May for other guests.”

Upwood Holiday Park, Oxenhope, Keighley

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Upwood Holiday Park accept touring caravans, motor homes and tents.

Visitors will have access to their club house, which comes with a bar and BT Sports.

There are also some gorgeous looking lodges on the site, including the new Healing Lodge.

The website reads: “At the lodge you can relax and enjoy a range of treatments from a basic massage right through to spiritual healing.

“There is something for everyone so we can guarantee you will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.”

You can also try out glamping at this site as their mega pods and trendy yurts can be booked once the campsites and caravan parks reopen.

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Posting to Facebook, a spokesperson for the company wrote: “Our shared facilities can actually reopen on 12/4 along with self-contained accommodation.

“I can also confirm that whilst the opening of our newly refurbished bar/indoor play areas will have to remain closed until 17/5.”

Aberford Caravan Site, Hook Moor, Leeds

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According to their website, their “centrally located and spacious” field has ample space for five caravans and 10 tents.

There is a fresh water point and six amp power supply which you can hook your caravan up to.

Best of all, it’s a well-loved campsite for children thanks to the on site farm which is home to “friendly” pets.

Prices for those pitching a tent or a caravan start from £20 per night.

Bell tent prices range from £45-£55 per night (for four people).

Best of all, two of your dogs can go free.

Holme Valley Camping & Caravan Park, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth

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This caravan park is surrounded by 16 acres of woodland and meadows and claims to be a perfect place to explore the outdoors.

There are placed to pitch your tent at this camping and caravan site and there are also some glamping spots on site.

Prices for caravan and tent pitches range from £4-£22 depending on the type of pitch.

Cabin prices range from £50-£80.

The caravan park posted this to their Facebook page: “It looks like we can open in stages starting on 12th April.

“We are now open for bookings from then, but please read our online guide before you book so you know if you can meet the requirements in each step.”

Will you be going camping this year?