What is a camper hire holiday in Norfolk and Suffolk without some classic tunes to accompany your adventure and make that trip even more memorable? We have selected a bespoke list of classic hits both old and new and created a playlist for each camper. Something for everyone here, so all you have to do is open the Spotify app on your phone and choose search. Near the search bar is a camera icon. Click the camera then scan the code on the image and it will open the playlist.
Happy days, why not download them all, relax and enjoy your retro holiday!
Travel anywhere in style and impress the crowds with Penny Lane’s specific playlist theme of “70’s Pop”.
In terms of pop music, there may be no band more popular than The Beatles. So for our classic VW Campervan – Penny Lane – named after one of the bands biggest songs, we thought we would dive headfirst into the very best of pop music from the 1970’s. With songs to sing and dance along to such as “YMCA” and “Piano Man”, to big names such as Elton John and Elvis Costello, this playlist has it all (including some of the very best from Eurovision). This really is the best playlist for adventurers wanting to have maximum fun on their travels.
Hit the '80s with this particular VW Camper!
"Good Thing" by the Fine Young Cannibals was released in 1989, the year our teal-and-cream camper was born. It's an anthem for the inner wild child that we all have buried deep down inside. So we couldn’t think of any better way to represent this by creating a playlist full of songs that bring out your inner rebel. With classics such as David Bowie’s iconic “Rebel Rebel” to newly released tracks like “Wild Child” by The Black Keys, it’s a must have when cruising in our retro '80s VW Camper.
Mr Blue Sky
Embrace your inner rock star along with Mr Blue Sky’s playlist and the theme of “70’s Classic Rock”.
ELO are pioneers when it comes to the history of rock and roll, so we decided for this VW Campervans unique playlist we would pay homage to that by including some of the biggest classic rock anthems from the 1970’s. With huge hits from the likes of Black Sabbath, Meat Loaf, AC/DC, and Led Zeppelin, we hope this perfectly created soundscape will help to get you in mood for a retro adventure and crank the volume up to eleven!
Buttercup brings to you, in all its soulful glory the theme of“70’s Soul and R ‘n’ B”.
If you’re in the mood for a relaxing drive with some great songs to accompany you, then this playlist for our classic VW Campervan, Buttercup might just be the perfect fit for you. Focusing on the very best of soul, as well as R ‘n’ B music from the 60’s and 70’s it’s the perfect soundtrack for a warm summers evening relaxing by the beach, or as Bill Withers would call it, a “Lovely Day”.
Written by Ryan Keen
Camper Van Hire Norfolk
A supercar is driving on the road. It turns heads, forces passers-by to stop and stare in awe of what they are seeing. It’s a phenomenon that can happen at any time and any place. The same phenomenon happens when driving a 1975 VW campervan aptly named Penny Lane, and if you’re inside the car, it’s possibly the greatest feeling in the world.
To begin our socially distanced holiday, the key was aesthetics. Therefore a playlist was created consisting of purely 60’s and 70’s music to help us fully immerse ourselves in our bohemian adventure.
As a resident of Norfolk, we felt the best decision would be to go more towards the Suffolk area; more specifically, just outside of Bury St. Edmunds. A town that I knew very little about, and eventually became very fond of by the end of our journey.
Driving Penny Lane was an interesting new challenge, but one we very easily overcame as everything you require is handily pointed out for you upon collection. Although we anticipated a challenge with the lack of power steering, once you get going it was smooth sailing. The gear box was pretty quirky and not as smooth as in modern vehicles but we enjoyed the challenge and felt a great sense of accomplishment once we had conquered shifting up and down. The best tip was from the helpful YouTube tutorial which suggested coming out of gear and giving the stick a gentle wiggle to help it find its path. The next challenge was parking the campervan, yet we actually found bay parking pretty easy, thanks to the compact width of Penny Lane. The only thing left for us to do was to relax in our spacious seats and head to our destination.
We managed to book in at a lovely scenic campsite opposite West Stow’s Anglo Saxon Village and Museum, which provided us with some lovely walks and a deeper education on the civilisation. The campsite itself was well spaced out, clean, and most importantly had hot showers for those cold mornings. Hooking up the electrics from Penny Lane to the pitch was very simple as all you needed was one wire, and left me feeling like a very accomplished electrician by the end of our excursion.
Filled with historical ruins to learn about and roam free around, the views of Bury St. Edmunds were nothing short of spectacular. As it’s also a market town, you’ll find plenty of shops and stalls staggered around to do a bit of shopping; something I’m very glad we did by our final days as the weather turned its back on us. It’s also worth mentioning Moyse’s Hall Museum. Not only filled with artifacts from history, but also the gruesome and captivating tales from the local area guided by incredibly helpful staff members.
Turning Penny Lane into the ultimate relax spot is very easy, and also makes you feel like you’re part of The A-Team with the way you can turn the back seats into the bed. It was the bed itself which I thought would be the biggest problem for me as I struggle to get to sleep normally, but it was so comfortable that I would get a full eight hours despite a couple of very stormy nights; and thankfully the pop-up roof waterproof and incredibly easy to assemble too. With the top up the loft bed made for a great additional storage solution for our bags, which were easily accessible when getting ready in the morning.
We didn’t let the weather get us down as we had bought games and books from one of our trips into Bury St. Edmunds. It was then that Penny Lane reached its peak. One of my favourite moments from our socially distanced holiday was playing games over the easy to put together table, then jumping over the back seat towards our bedding in the back, and curling up with our books in front of the heater provided for us.
While these are strange and unprecedented times, it can be hard to remember how to have fun. Luckily our little VW bohemian adventure helped remind us that we can go out and about and have a great time, while of course, keeping our distance.
Written by Ryan Keen.
Campervan Hire Norfolk