The Best Camping Holiday Parks

Kids On A Camping Holiday

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Looking for the best camping holiday parks near you? The best way to appreciate and explore the UK’s outdoors is to grab your tent and find a campsite! No matter where you go, England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland – you’re bound to find a stunning camping site that you’ll never want to leave. 

And like we’ve mentioned before, staycations are still up and coming – now people are realising there’s so much more to explore here. If you also love the outdoors, getting out into the fresh air and enjoying what the natural beauty has to offer, then going to a camping holiday park is the getaway for you and your family.

The Best Camping Holiday Parks

Finchingfield Camping Park

Where: Finchingfield, Essex

Have you ever dreamed to set up your tent next to a working lavender farm and wildflower meadow? To catch the beautiful colours and watch them sway gently in the breeze? The smell of lavender and floral scents lingering in the air…pure bliss.

Well, this can all be a reality at Finchingfield Camping park! This has to be one of the best family camping parks in the UK. You’ll be welcomed with 9 acres of gorgeous wildflower meadows and a dainty lavender farm to wake up to every morning you’re here for. If you choose to set up here, you’ll get a private toilet per pitch, a firepit, benches, hay bale sofas and a BBQ grill – all included with the price. And the best part? Kids go absolutely FREE. 

But the amazing fun doesn’t stop there, because a short distance away there are plenty of outdoor activities for kids and the family to enjoy! Visit the small dairy farm, Boydell’s and see all the cute farm animals and even bottle feed the lambs (in spring!). There’s also Audley End – House and Gardens, where you can explore and get lost in the beautiful flourishing gardens. And there’s more to visit too!

This luxury camping experience will be an adventure your kids will remember for years to come. The picture-perfect camping park is perfect for your family’s holiday this year. Where you have enough space to explore and enough time to relax.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Finchingfield Camping. Howe Street. Finchingfield. Essex. CM7 4JB
  • Price Starting at £185
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Canal Camping

Where: Dilham, Norfolk Broads

Next up on our list of the best camping holiday parks is a camping park amongst water. Through the reeds and below the beautiful skies. If you’re looking for a peaceful, relaxing and enchanting adventure in the outdoors with your tent, then this is the place to be. Hire out a canoe along with you and set sail along the tranquil waters, the UK’s most unique canal and let the day just…pass you by. 

The land is spacious enough for plenty of tent pitches and braziers are even provided to cook your meals on…or for toasting marshmallows, oh so yummy! Fantastic facilities like showers, toilets and hot water are available (free to use) so you can stay fresh too! Dogs are of course welcome if they’re well behaved and on leads within the campsite. And there are plenty of outdoor activities for you and the family to get stuck into, like canoeing, cycling, sailing, walking through 1,200 miles of beautiful footpaths and plenty more. 

And if you fancy…you can turn your getaway into a glamping holiday! Choose either of their 3 Bell Tents and relax in luxury. Among fairy lights, the comfiest beds and in your secluded space. Utter perfection.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Canal Camping. Honing Road. Dilham. North Walsham. NR28 9PL
  • Price Prices from £8
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Far Peak Camping

Where: Gloucestershire, Cotswolds

Pitch your tent up in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds – whether you camp on simple grass pitches, electric hook-ups or cosy up in a dome, shepherd hurts or bell tents! There’s a vast 25 acres of lush woodland and parks, so there’s plenty of space for everyone to come along. The Glade is the perfect area to spend your camping holiday, it’s completely surrounded by wonderful woodlands, and hedgerows and it’s separate from the main site – meaning peace and quiet. Also, no cars are allowed here (only near), so it will literally be you, your family and the tent!

Thinking you’ll get bored? Think again! There is plenty to do here, whether you want to have a go at their on-site Climbing and Outdoors centre, or just have some outdoor fun with your family on the green space in front of you. Explore, play and best of all – make quality memories.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Far Peak Camping. Northleach. Gloucestershire. GL54 3JL
  • Price Prices from £8
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Harry’s Meadow

Where: Hampshire, Fordingbridge

Surrounded by majestic trees and 40 acres outstretching around there is a beautiful campsite called Harry’s Meadow. On the historic New Forest Estate – there’s plenty of space for you campers to pitch up for a couple of nights or so. If you’re lucky you’ll witness the beauty of watching deers and ponies roam free on the land before you, but that’s not all. You’ll be blessed with flourishing wildflowers and old oak trees and there’s also a wild swimming spot on the River Avon just 5 minutes from the entrance! Or take a day trip to the beach and sunbathe on the sandy beaches and soak up those bliss sun rays. 

And you don’t need to worry about how you’ll shower because they have amazing park facilities – two brand new shower blocks (with high pressured HOT showers – perfect right), you can also hire fire pits, there are pizza ovens on the weekends and you can buy barista coffee and freshly baked croissant or pain au chocolate in the mornings – magnifique. 

But they’re only open in August – so pre-book quick! And make your summer getaway a gloriously memorable one. 

Info & Pricing

  • Location Hale Park. Fordingbridge. Hampshire. SP6 2RE
  • Price Prices from £21
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Mount Pleasant Eco Park

Where: Porthtowan, Cornwall

Ever wanted to be eco-friendly and enjoy camping in the great outdoors? Well, all that is on offer for you at The Eco Park! Set within 42 acres of organic farmland, you’ll get to soak up the natural beauty of your surroundings and enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces! 

You’ll be spoilt with a beautiful and peaceful grass pitch to set up camp or you can choose to stay in their Eco Pods! Surrounded by the calming countryside and even a walk away from the gorgeous beaches, you’ll have a lifetime of family-friendly fun here. It’s time to get out, embrace the outdoors, escape from the busy life and take a step back as a family.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Mount Pleasant Eco Park. Chapel Hill. Porthtowan. Cornwall. TR4 8HL
  • Price Prices from £22
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Twitey’s Tipis and Camping Meadows

Where: Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

We couldn’t write a list of the best camping holiday parks without mentioning this one. Cosy up on a small but beautiful campsite near Stratford upon Avon (Shakespeare Country!). Fully immerse yourself into the atmosphere of your surroundings and take in the natural beauty before you. Within the campsite, you’ll find wildflower meadows, grass pathways and hopefully, at night – you’ll witness a sky full of stars.

A world away from the world. Gather around a campfire with your loved ones, roast some sweet marshmallows and enjoy each other’s company. Let the kids enjoy the open space, play hide and seek, use their imagination when playing games and create memories at one of the best camping holiday parks.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Lowe Farm. Hunscote Lane. Hunscote. CV35 9EX
  • Price Prices from £7.50
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The Old Vicarage

Where: St. Mary, Norwich

Rest easy with a campsite that lives and breathes camping. At The Old Vicarage, they offer uncrowded and spacious land for your camping pitches…and there’s still lots of room for fun outdoor activities too! Everyone is welcome here, kids, friends, family and pets too! Your furry friends will thank you when they’re brought to an open space where they can run free (safely of course). A tent-only site that is set on elegant grounds, there’s even a stylish cave bar! 

The kids won’t run out of activities to enjoy though, because there’s an amazing zip wire, a river swing and they have to try out tubing on the river! An amazing break that will be sure to go down in history as one of the best camping holiday parks that your family has visited! 

Info & Pricing

  • Location The Old Vicarage. Moulton St. Mary. Norwich. NR13 3NH
  • Price Prices from £12
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Trusthorpe Springs Holiday Park 

Where: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Set on the grounds of a 19th-century house – Trusthorpe Hall is full of history. It feels country but is also near the beach – so you get the best of both worlds. Feel entertained during your stay at the Cartwheel, which has live entertainment and fabulous food through the camping season! So, your kids will be occupied and enjoy their camping park holiday. There is also an amazing heated swimming pool, so you can dip your toes in the water but be toasty warm at the same time!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Mile Lane. Trusthorpe. Mablethorpe. Lincolnshire. LN12 2QQ
  • Price Prices vary
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Smithy Farm Campsite

Where: Preston, Blackpool

Campfires are definitely welcome here! On a campsite just 8 miles from Blackpool’s seaside and Pleasure Beach – you are sure to have an amazing camping holiday here. With the cutest farm animals like alpacas, goats, hens + more animals and a delicious farm shop on-site, you’ll be truly spoilt! Either take the time out and enjoy your day on the campsite, playing football or other outdoor games, or take a trip to the beach! A camping holiday the whole family will enjoy. 

There’s a totally of 15-20 grass pitches available – so book soon!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Smithy Farm Shop. Fleetwood Road. Esprick. Preston. PR4 3HJ
  • Price Prices from £15
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Skipsea Sands Holiday Park

Where: Skipsea, Yorkshire

Close to the sandy beaches and full of entertaining activities for kids – this is a camping break that the whole family will thoroughly enjoy. With plenty of green pitches available to set up your tents, you’ll have vast open space to spend some quality time in. And when you’re in need of some pampering, visit the indoor pool or take to the steam room or sauna (so you can enjoy the heat all year round!). Not only that, but the camping park has a bowling alley, sports court, crazy golf AND an adventure playground – what’s better than that?!

Your kids are in for some quality entertainment and a fun-tastic camping trip!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Skipsea Sands Holiday Park. Mill Lane. Skipsea. East Yorkshire
  • YO25 8TZ
  • Price Prices vary
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Gill Head Farm

Where: Lake District, Cumbria

Perfect for families, friends, school groups and lone campers – Gill Head Farm is popular with all! With both grass and hard-standing pitches, there’s plenty of space to set up camp. With play areas and trampolines for children, they’ll have an absolute ball and enjoy spending time with their siblings or with themselves! The farm is also pet friendly (but they have to be put on leashes the whole time!).

Of course, you can’t go camping for a fire pit, so these are also available to hire! Sizzle your sausages on there or make some s’mores – your time here will be tranquil.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Gill Head Farm. Troutbeck. Penrith. Cumbria. CA11 0ST
  • Price Prices from £6
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Wilderness Camping and Glamping 

Where: Powys, Wales

Do you want to kick back and enjoy the fresh air and what the outdoors has for you? Then this is the place to be. A camping and glamping site, set in the picturesque countryside with breathtaking views in Wales. 50 acres of beautiful farmland – a secluded paradise! You can go wild camping and relish the outdoor adventures you can partake in at Wonderful Wilderness. 

So, what are you waiting for? Come wild camping and experience the tranquillity of hearing the rushing water in the nearby river, the calls of the wildlife surrounding the area and take in a deep breath of fresh air and feel your tensions unwind. Your kids can enjoy the great outdoors and really connect with nature. There’s also campfires available, on-site fishing and….dogs are welcome. Bring your pooches, experience the joys of wild camping in a secluded space and look up to the sky in awe of the magical stars.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Dolygaseg. Foel. Welshpool. Powys. SY21 0PD
  • Price Prices from £15
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Three Cliffs Bay

Where: Gower, Wales

Go camping at a five-star holiday park in Wales this year! Your getaway, and staycation on the beautiful coast of Wales is surely what you need. It’s also a short walk to the stunning Three Cliffs Bay – and families can thoroughly enjoy the golden sands. You can experience either the Sea View pitch, Partial Sea View or the Camping pitch. All worthy pitches, all providing you with the utmost relaxation and fun. Hire a fire pit set and cook your dinners on them or roast marshmallows! 

Take your kids to the beach and explore what wonders there are. Find some rockpools, feel the sand on your toes and the rush of the seawater brushing over your feet. Can you think of a more perfect way to spend your short getaway? I can’t – get in touch with nature at one of the best camping holiday parks in Wales!

Info & Pricing

  • Location North Hill Farm. N Hills Ln. Penmaen. Swansea. SA3 2HB
  • Price Prices vary
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Ace Hideaways

Where: Moray, Scotland

Set your tent among the towering trees and be one with the forest. It’s a fabulous hideaway from the outside world – leaving you in complete serenity and peace. Surrounding you are many footpaths, rivers and empty spaces to explore and get in touch with the beauty of Scotland. Campfires are totally welcome and wildlife is abundant!

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  • Location Auchnagairn. Dunphail. Forres. Moray. IV36 2QL
  • Price Prices from £4.50
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Morvich Camping Site

Where: Kyle, Scotland

There’s no such thing as indoors at Morvich’s camping site – only the great and open outdoors. Fantastic for kids to breathe in the fresh air and taste the sense of freedom. To frolic around and run in the open space before them. No tablets or iPads – just the grass, fresh air and the big wide world. A secluded spot ideal for those looking for a quiet space but also close enough to visit Loch Duich – where you can visit the castle (and get some shortbread!). Go sea-kayaking, mountain climbing, or enjoy the views before you. 

A perfect camping holiday at one of the best camping holiday parks in Scotland.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Morvich. Inverinate. Kyle. IV40 8HQ
  • Price Prices vary
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