The UK has a varied and exciting sporting calendar. We've rounded up the best major sporting events throughout the UK and where to stay nearby...

17 January 2018


BMW PGA Championship Wentworth Club 24th May – 27th  May 2018

The flagship event of the European Tour calendar, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club promises to attract Europe’s biggest names. The week kicks off with a Celebrity Pro-Am on the Wednesday where celebrities and professionals will come together to battle it out. The main event  then begins on the Thursday carrying on right through to the Sunday where the winner will earn a huge 1 million euros!

The 4-day event will see names from across the globe compete in a tournament that dates back to 1955 at one of the most iconic courses on the European Tour schedule. The venue itself is set in the beautiful surrey countryside, surrounded by stunning woodland and the famous Wentworth Estate. So, why not take a stroll around a world-famous venue and enjoy some great golf?

Where to stay: Chertsey Camping and Caravanning Club Site - 4 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here

PGA Championship


Womens World Cup Hockey 21st July - 5th August 2018

A successful campaign at the Rio Olympics saw Team GB come home with a Gold Medal. This time the team will be divided into their respective nations and will be doing their all to bring home the Hockey World Cup. Hosted at Lee Valley Sports Centre, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, this event promises to create many more magical memories at a venue that has already played host to some memorable matches in recent years. A chance to watch some of the best players in woman’s hockey as they compete on the biggest stage.

Where to stay: Southview Leisure Park - 5 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here

 Womens Hockey


Wimbledon 2nd July – 15th July 2018

The oldest tennis tournament in the world dating back to 1877, see’s the top players from around the world descend on London for 2 weeks to compete for the most coveted prize in Tennis, the Wimbledon Championship. The tournament, rich in history continues many of the original tournaments traditions including: all players must wear only white clothing when competing is a rule that has been in place since the 1800’s!

A chance to sit back, relax and enjoy some world class sport on offer, make sure you try the world-famous Wimbledon strawberries and cream before you leave!

Where to stay: Crystal Palace Club Site - 6 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 



Six Nations 3rd February – 17th March 2018

Can England make it three in a row? Competing against some of the best sides in the Northern Hemisphere, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy will all battle it out to be crowned the Six Nation Champions. Stretching across 6 weeks this 5 game per team tournament is a brutal test of strength, skill and desire that also invokes a sense of national pride amongst many.

The world-famous venues are sure to transform into a hive of activity accompanied with an atmosphere like no other as both sets of teams battle it out for the top prize, will we have an unbeaten Grand Slam winner?

If you’re thinking of attending, we have some great spots for an overnight stay close to a number of the venues…

Principality Stadium

Where to stay: Tredegar House Country Park Club Site  - 9 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here


Where to stay: Edinburgh Club Site - 3 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here


Where to stay: Southview Leisure Park - 11 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here


British Grand Prix Silverstone 5th– 8th July 2018

A former World War 2 aerodrome sight turned race circuit, now home to both the British Grand Prix and the oldest race on the Formula One calendar. Enjoy the spectacle as the cars hit speeds of up to 200mph on a track known for being incredibly fast by many of the drivers. The venue has played host to many great races in years gone by including a famous Lewis Hamilton victory that saw him finish 70 seconds ahead of second place!

The circuit itself is a great venue for spectators, with the choice of choosing a seated grandstand on a particular part of the track or change location throughout the day and enjoy different parts of the track.

Where to stay: Gullivers Milton Keynes Club Site - 13 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here




Grand National Aintree 12th– 14thApril 2018

The largest and most popular horse race of the year, held at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool draws the attention of many throughout the country who otherwise would have very little interest in horse racing. Across the country, many people both young and old will pick their favourite based on name, odds, colour and many other factors ahead of one of, if not the most talked about horse race of the year.

Heading to Aintree for the Grand National is sure to entertain with a number of grandstands, gardens, bars, live entertainment and food stands to ensure you will have a great day out.

Where to stay: Southport Club Site - 12 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 

 Grand National


The Open Championship at Carnoustie 15th – 22nd July 2018

Perhaps the most desirable golf tournament in the world, The Open attracts the biggest names in golf as they take to one of the most iconic links courses in an attempt to take home the claret jug. The tournament this year is held at Carnoustie Golf Club in Scotland, a location rich in history with past winners including Tom Watson and Gary Player, both legends of the game.

The event will stretch over a four day period with the winner lifting the trophy on the Sunday afternoon. There will be some memorable moments and some fantastic golf on show, sure to attract millions of viewers from around the globe.

Where to stay: Forfar Lochside Club Site -12 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 

 The Open


T20 Blast Finals Day 2018 15th September 2018

A jam-packed finals day that see’s the top four teams compete in the 20 over format of the game on one day. There will be three matches, two finalists and one winner. The shorter, exciting format continues to grow and attract the large crowds, an example of this is the party like atmosphere that is sure to be present in mid-September.

The event is held at Edgbaston in Birmingham and promises to not only showcase some of the best cricketers in England but is also a great day out enjoyed in an atmosphere that you wouldn’t usually associate with cricket!  

Where to stay: Chapel Lane Club Site 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here

 T20 Finals


Edinburgh International Swim Meet and British Championships 1st -4th March 2018

2018 signals the mid-way point to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 as Team GB will look to add to it’s medals in the swimming pool. The Edinburgh International Swim Meet as well as the British Championships will be another opportunity for the young swimmers to take to the pool and show that they are ready for the next step up and to compete with the best. One swimmer who has competed at the event is Adam Peaty, the current World Record holder in 50m and 100m breaststroke. The event this year is sure to attract both the stars of now and the future.

The location itself is in central Edinburgh and is only a short walk from Holyrood Park, home to the famous Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano that gives fantastic views of the city below.

Where to stay: Seton Sands Holiday Village - 10 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 




Badminton Horse Trials 2nd – 6th May

This annual event held in the stunning grounds of the Badminton Estate will see horses and riders from around the world come together and compete on one of the biggest stages of equestrian sport. There are a range of tradestands at the show that will stock many different products, from riding accessories to local produce. The event itself is a true test of skill for both the rider and horse and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

So if you have a keen interest in horses or just want to enjoy a family day out at a great location, head to the Badminton Estate and see what it’s all about.

Where to stay: Baltic Wharf Club Site - 16 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here

 Horse Trials


A leisure vehicle or caravan holiday home or lodge is an ideal way of being able to pitch up near your favourite sporting events. To find a leisure vehicle to suit you, from tents to luxury motorhomes or holiday lodges click here

Related Links

Read More: