Yes, many companies allow a bike rack to be fitted to the vehicle. Some companies, such as Apollo and Bunk Campers, even include this in the standard rental rate.
Please note that bike racks are not available with all makes and models, and usually must be reserved in advance.
Generally, no. Land in the UK is usually privately owned, and it is not possible to wild camp without obtaining prior approval. Doing so without approval is a breach of the law.
As wild camping (free camping) laws can vary in the UK, it pays to check in advance to find out the rules and regulations for the area you’re planning on travelling to. In England and Wales, it is illegal without prior approval, but in Scotland, for example, the laws can be much more relaxed.
Campsites are widely available in the UK, however, and are quite affordable, starting at around £12 per night. Many national parks also allow you to camp overnight. Details can be found here.
Check with the local council or a visitor information centre if you are unsure of the regulations within a specific area.
Most campervan rental companies in the UK have vehicle options that allow child seats and booster seats. In most cases, it is the responsibility of the renter to install the child restraint. Not all makes and models are compatible with child seats; please check before booking.
All drivers must have a current and full driver’s licence to hire a vehicle. If your licence is from the UK, it must entitle you to drive a category B vehicle up to 3,500 kg. If you have demerit points on your licence or any convictions, extra fees or restrictions may apply.
Foreign licences are acceptable if they are in English or are accompanied by an accredited English translation. Otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
Bunk Campers is an Ireland-based motorhome rental company that also has depots in England and Scotland. The company was established in 2007. It has nine vehicle types to choose from, from smaller vans up to larger motorhomes. Bunk guarantees that its vehicles will be no more than 2 years old.