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UK family vanlife adventures

Welcome to Otis and Us Family Vanlife adventures. We are a UK vanlife family and share our road trips, personal campsite recommendations, vanlife tips and campervan adventures!

We are a family of five (and a HUGE dog) who love nothing more that travelling around the UK and beyond in our Converted VW Campervan. We have had our campervan for over ten years now, and have slowly converted our camper to make it our tiny home on wheels. Over the years have adapted the way that we vanlife, as our family has grown into a camper family of five and a dog. We try to make the most of every weekend and the school holidays, and hope to share our road trips, campsite recommendations and family adventures along the way.

When we are not in our campervan, we love spending time outdoors. We love our watersports including surfing, coasteering, paddleboarding adventures and cold water swimming.

We often share the best of Staffordshire including family days out in Staffordshire with kids, cheap (or free things to do in Staffordshire) and not forgetting our favourite local dog-friendly places to visit.

If you are looking for a day of rest and relaxation you may find our best Staffordshire spa days helpful to play a day to recharge your batteries.

If you are local to Stoke-on-Trent you may find our guide on Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent with kids helpful.

Family days out in Staffordshire

30 Great Family days out in Staffordshire

If you are looking for things to do in Staffordshire with kids, then look no further. Here are 30 AWESOME family days out to inspire you.

Christmas events in Staffordshire

BEST Christmas Events in Staffordshire

There are so many magical Christmas days out happening in Staffordshire for 2023. From magical Santa’s sleepover at Alton Towers Resort, to a trip to the North Pole at the National Forest Adventure Farm. Here is a round up of the BEST Christmas events in Staffordshire

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UK family vanlife adventures
UK family vanlife adventures
UK family vanlife adventures

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Vanlife with kids – Everything you need to know

Thinking about vanlife with kids? Here is everything you need to know about life in a campervan with young kids!

Campervan storage ideas

Vanlife with three kids and a dog means that we have to be clever with our storage. Here are all the clever camper storage hacks that we have learned along the way!

dog friendly campsites

Vanlife with a dog

Everything you need to know about vanlife with a dog, including all the things you may need to consider if you are thinking about camping with a puppy. Includes a packing list for camping with a puppy!

How to sleep five in a VW campervan

Probably the question we get asked the most… “where do you all sleep?” Here are all the tried and tested sleeping arrangements right from baby to teenager (and everything inbetween!)

hiring our a campervan in the UK

Campervan Essentials

Wondering what you need to pack for your next campervan road trip? Then look no further – we have everything covered including a packing list for all the essentials!

Wondering what kit you need for vanlife with kids? Here are a few posts that may help:

Camping chairs for kids

Portable showers for vanlife

Essential items for your campervan

Camping Stoves for vanlife

Campsite recommendations

Family Travel

Whilst we love our family vanlife adventures, we also love to mix up our family travel and have recently returned from an awesome villa holiday in Italy, and we loved our DIY trip to Lapland. We also love our Eurocamp holidays and of course glamping with kids!

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Latest posts

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  • 5 Best Staffordshire Spa days
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