Sleeping under the stars in a tent is an exciting adventure for the whole family, especially for children. If you are planning a family staycation this summer, here are 10 of the very best family-friendly campsites in the UK.
Let's hope for a wonderful holiday filled with adventure, family fun, campfires and stargazing! Don't forget all the rainy day essentials you'll need for the family in case of wet weather such as waterproof jackets, puddle suits and wellies.
Here are our favourite family-friendly campsites.
Petruth Paddocks is a family-friendly campsite located in beautiful Somerset. It’s a fantastic place suitable even for the youngest children. We are sure you and your loved ones will love the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of this campsite. Not sure where to sleep? You can choose between a simple but comfortable Shepherd’s Hut, a Bell Tent, a Gypsy Bowtop or the new American School Bus. Looking for adventure? Book a grass pitch and choose the perfect spot yourself. There is loads to do around the area – visit the City of Wells and its historic cathedral, head to Wookey Hole Caves or enjoy a walk in the Mendip Hills.
Address: Labourham Drove, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3XW
Pricing: Petruth Paddocks prices
Situated next to Lake Ullswater, this scenic campsite offers plenty to keep the whole family happy. Pitch your own tent in one of three camping fields all with electric hook up points. There's a brilliant shop on site and a playground nearby for the little ones to enjoy. Choose from a multitude of activities including wakesurfing, paddle boarding and sailing or visit the nearby Aira Force and Gowbarrow Park to see the impressive 65-foot waterfall and explore the woodland trails.
Address: Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2NA
Pricing: Park Foot Holiday Park prices
Catgill is a wonderful family-friendly campsite established in 2014 and voted "One of Britain's top 5 coolest campsites" by the Telegraph. It is a small family run campsite in a peaceful setting, set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and overlooking the beautiful Wharfe valley. Your little explorers will love running free, enjoying the great outdoors and exploring the area. Depending on your family's needs, you can choose between camping or glamping. There is plenty to do around the area including a visit to the Embsay Bolton Abbey Steam Railway or meet the animals at Hesketh Farm Park.
Address: Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23 6HA
Pricing: Catgill Farm prices
Sea Barn Farm is a beautiful, peaceful and welcoming campsite set in the stunning West Dorset countryside and offers breathtaking views of the Fleet Lagoon, Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. The campsite offers all the facilities you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible - two permanent toilet and shower blocks, complete with family bathrooms, accessible facilities and a fully fitted out laundry room. There's an onsite children's play area and the camping area is only 500 metres from the coastal path so it's perfect for long, relaxing coastal walks.
Address: Fleet, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4ED
Pricing: Sea Barn Farm prices
Low Greenside Farm campsite is a small and friendly campsite located at the foot of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria's beautiful Eden Valley. You can choose between a traditional campsite or rent a bell tent or even a yurt. There's plenty to keep growing explorers busy nearby like pony trekking on the fells or enjoy a family walk to the nature reserve, Smardale Gill - look out for rare Scotch Argus butterflies, red squirrels and deer.
Address: Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LU
Pricing: Low Greenside Farm prices
Looking for the perfect camping outfit for your children? Have a look at our waterproof EcoLight jackets and puddlesuits. They pack into their own pocket and are ready to face summer storms and rainy days. You can clip them on to a belt loop or buggy bag - they are extremely handy to take on every adventure. We also recommend you pack waterproof trousers and a pair of wellies to keep your children dry as they enjoy the great outdoors.
Hickling Campsite is set in the heart of the Norfolk broads, perfect for those who want to spend peaceful, relaxing time surrounded by nature. It's perfect for families wanting to explore the local, award winning beaches and as it is situated in a place with extremely low light pollution, it's the perfect place for some stargazing at night with the family.
Address: Heath Road, Hickling, NR12 0AU
Pricing: Hickling Campsite prices
Camp Katur is a brilliant glamping experience set within the beautiful 250 acre Camp Hill Manor Estate of North Yorkshire. The glamping village includes Safari Tents, Tipis, Bell Tents, Hobbit Pods, Geodomes and Unidomes. It is the perfect place for a relaxing yet exciting family holiday with a range of workshops including bushcraft and den building.
Address: Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS
South Lytchett Manor is an award-winning, family-run campsite situated 20 minutes from Bournemouth, set in a wonderful 25-acre parkland. It is a truly family-friendly (and dog-friendly) site offering modern facilities including a family bathroom and two family shower rooms. There is also a children’s adventure playground for your little ones to enjoy. There’s plenty to do in the area – head to Pool or Dorchester for a day trip, or visit Brownsea Island, famous for red squirrels, wildlife and wonderful nature.
Address: Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset BH16 6JB.
Pricing: South Lytchett Manor prices
Burnbake is a relaxing campsite surrounded by beaches and coastlines. There are toilet/shower facilities, a baby changing area, wash up sinks and a freezer block hire. Children can enjoy the small adventure play area or play for hours in the woods that surround the site.
Address: Rempstone, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5JH
This is a family-run campsite, perfect for a holiday with your young explorers and truly family-friendly. The owners focus on couples and families with children – it is a great place to relax and recharge your batteries (it is also dog-friendly). The facilities include an on-site shop and bakery, a children’s play area with sandpit, a laundry room, heated showers/toilets and much more. Tents, caravans, motorhomes and campervans are welcome and there is a wide choice of electric and non-electric grass pitches. Bournemouth and its lovely sandy beaches are only 12 miles away, so you can plan a relaxing family trip anytime.
Address: Linwood, Near Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3QT
Pricing: Red Shoot Camping Park prices