Can we take children?
This, as you might imagine is a very busy time for us at Anne’s Vans with lots of folk looking for a UK getaway for obvious Covid19 reasons. This being the case we have been getting enquiries from families with questions relating to child seats.
Our vans have normal 3 point seat belts in the front - for driver and passenger. There are no airbags. Betty has two forward facing lap seat belts in the back and Bertie has 3. If carrying children that need to sit in a child seat then please ensure that the child seat works with lap belts.
Betty sleeps two. Bertie will sleep two adult and two small kids. The bunk in the pop top is 1.8m long and 0.5m at its widest tapering to 0.4m. The hammock over the front seats is 1.4m long.
The vans are supercool but not massively spacious inside. This is fine if there are only two of you but would be quite cramped if the weather forced you to stay inside the whole time. If the weather is nice then you will live outside anyway, just like when camping. Also of there are more than two of you and you want to use the inside bunks then you have to think about where you might want to put your luggage. Our bags are normally thrown into the front but if you are using the child hammock then that makes life a little more inconvenient.
When we take a van out we take an awning. The awning is massively useful as expansion space and we leave stuff in it that would otherwise have to be stored in the van. The awnings sleep two adults very cosily in an inner compartment. If there are just two of us we don’t bother putting up the inner compartment and just use it as space.
If you want to take children in Betty then you definitely need the awning.
That’s it for now - public announcement over :)
What you think
Betty was admired and envied by fellow festival attendees and was of eminently appropriate vintageSue Topham
Despite wind and rain of biblical proportions we were assured of a warm, dry, snug bed on emerging fSue Topham
Had a great time with Betty at Cropredy Music Festival.Sue Topham
We had a great time in Betty - Cathy didn't want to give her back:)John W
We had a vantastic time with Betty this bank holiday in EdaleDan Ellin
The van was fantastic had a great weekend. Rachel xRachel
Wow - the pictures of Betty don't do her justice - she is a beautGraham Wilson
Betty is an absolute delight and has a personality all of her own. We will certainly be back.Mark Smith
Literally you have to go to Germany in Betty. So many fans, beeps, waves and pictures!Jimmy Vestbirk
Hi Anne we've had a lovely weekend in Betty. The awning has been a godsend to give the extra space.Amanda
Anne's Vans were a pleasure to deal with the hiring of our van. Highly recommended!Claire Smith
I was amazed at how comfortable it was to drive Betty the van.Dave Cooper