Camping is about leaving technology at home, connecting with nature and spending some quality time with family or friends. Once you’ve found your favourite spot, chances are you’ll go back year after year with memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are our top 10 UK campsite picks for all the family……….
1. Gwithian Farm, Cornwall
You can’t beat Cornwall for a lazy summer holiday in the UK! This lovely 7-acre farm is just a stone’s throw from sandy Gwithian beach, which has lifeguard cover in the summer and is dog friendly. This campsite is close to beautiful town of St Ives, and the on-site farmhouse offers delicious cream teas. The site has spaces for tents, touring caravans and motorhomes, as well as regular food vans on site and pets are welcome too.
2. Trevornick Holiday Park, Cornwall
Trevornick is a great option for families looking fora wealth of things to do.. Located just a short distance from Cornwall’s holiday capital; Newquay (a great rainyday out option), the park offers a kids’ club all summer, as well as evening entertainment, a play area and access to the local golf course. There are spaces for tents, touring caravans and motorhomes in both pet-friendly and pet-free fields. Alternatively, you can hire one of their Eurotents and find everything set up and ready to go when you arrive – no wrestling with poles and tent pegs!
3. Trellyn Woodland Camping, Pembrokeshire
If you’ve conquered Cornwall already, West Wales is a great alternative. Abundant with beautiful beaches and great coastal walks, it feels much more rural than other camping spots.This gem of a campsite is a little hideaway in the Pembrokeshire forest, with options for bring-your-own-tent camping and luxury yurts and tipis for the ‘glampers’ out there!
4. Deepdale, North Norfolk
Deepdale is in an idyllic spot on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. This campsite is set to keep you and the little ones occupied, with frequent events on offer including glass-making workshops, pizza nights and yoga classes. It has 75 pitches for tents, campervans and small motorhomes (but not touring caravans), spread across five picturesque fields. What’s more, if you’re searching for a lively camping trip this September, this site is hosting Deepdale Festival!
5. Cashel Camping, Loch Lomond, Scotland
Fancy waking up to some breath-taking views? Cashel’s campsite is right on the edge of Loch Lomond in Scotland, with stunning mountain panoramas and one of the UK’s most beautiful lakes on your tent front porch! What’s more, if you want to test the waters you can bring your own boat or hire one nearby – the islands on the lake are brilliant for kids to explore and a great location to rest for a picnic. Cashel has plenty of room for tents, caravans or motorhomes, and pets are welcome too.
6. Trentfield Farm, Lincoln
This community campsite ticks a lot of family camping boxes – it actively discourages noisy groups, it’s by a river (perfect for water sport activities for the kids), you can take your dog, and it has a pub. Trentfield Farm is small, family-run, quiet and just a short drive from historic Lincoln and Sherwood Forest. There is plentiful space for kids to play, and great cycling and walking routes nearby. What’s not to love?
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7. Sandyballs Holiday Village, New Forest
A regular family favourite, Sandyballs rarely disappoints. Depending on your budget, you can choose from fancy lodges, static caravans, wooden eco-pods or simply pitch your own tent or caravan. Whichever you choose, you can take advantage of the on-site facilities, from family entertainment to spa treatments and a kids’ club – you can even hire bikes and explore the beautiful New Forest.
8. Red Shoot Camping Park, New Forest
Red Shoot is a true outdoors camping experience, nestled in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire’s New Forest. Nearby, you’ll find the bright lights and beaches of Bournemouth, but it’s the green space that’s the draw to this lovely part of England. Red Shoot is a family-run haven for tents, touring caravans and motorhomes, with an on-site shop and bakery, children’s’ play area and plenty of activities nearby including Marwell Zoo, Monkey World, and the New Forest Water Park – all within walking distance.
9. Middlestone Farm, Somerset
This campsite is Glamping with a capital G – you can choose from safari lodges with wood-fired hot tubs, a gorgeous wooden cabin or a cottage, and everything is fully equipped like a home away from home. The views across the Somerset countryside are glorious. As camping goes it’s an extravagance, but it’s also incredibly special and will make for an unforgettable family holiday or romantic break away if you can escape the kids for a weekend!
10. Catgill Campsite, Yorkshire
If your family love the great outdoors, Catgill is the perfect campsite for you. Primarily a working farm, the owners have put a lot of thought into what makes a great family campsite – clean facilities, plenty of space, and a few nice touches, like firepit hire so you can relax outdoors well into the evening. Catgill is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park just a mile from Bolton Abbey, with enough rolling hills and dales on your doorstep to feel like you’ve got the whole place to yourself. It’s a perfect spot for walkers, nature lovers, and the kind of children who love nothing more than paddling about in a river. Plus, if pitching a tent isn’t your preferred style, they now offer Glamping as a new option for 2019!