LLANIDLOES is the home of the AA’s best campsite in Wales.

Red Kite Touring Park in Llanidloes was honoured with the coveted award at a sparkling ceremony at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in Birmingham where the very best spots for British caravanning and camping were celebrated at the AA Caravan and Camping Awards 2018.

Richard, of Red Kite Touring Park, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the winner of AA Wales Campsite of the Year for 2018 and would like to thank all our customers for their support, our suppliers and most of all our very hard-working park managers, Ian and Val, for their exceptional commitment and hard work in making Red Kite Touring Park worthy of winning.”

The campsite will feature in the 50th Anniversary Edition of the AA Caravanning and Camping Guide.

Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services, said: “The winning caravan sites have all stood out for demonstrating an extremely high standard of customer service and experience combined with hard work and dedication, making them worthy winners of the AA’s prestigious Caravan & Camping Awards. Caravanning and camping are key to the British hospitality industry, and it’s important that we continue to support the sites located throughout the UK.”

With Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound helping to contribute to the rise of glamping and luxury options available, camping and caravanning sites remain firm family favourites for holiday destinations. More and more sites now provide the likes of luxury yurts and huts in addition to the more traditional family holiday options.

Each of the 800 sites included in the guide have been visited by one of the AA’s experienced campsite inspectors, grading sites from one to five Pennants, based on their facilities and hospitality. Only the parks of the very highest standard are awarded the coveted Gold Pennant award. Each entry within the guide includes location, ratings, contact details, directions, prices, opening times, facilities and a description to help select the right site for your needs.