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16 of the best family campsites in the UK

Our pick of the best AA-rated locations for you and your family

Sites for all the family

Many AA pennant-rated campsites and touring parks are ideal places for a family holiday later this year. Here's our pick of the top-rated sites with great facilities for kids, and plenty for the grown-ups to do too.

Note, all sites are currently subject to the covid-restrictions of their respective countries, so check ahead for opening times before seeking availability.

River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, Devon

Set in 90 acres of magnificent parkland, this peaceful, hidden-away touring park offers numerous outdoor activities for all ages - abseiling, canoeing, bike trails, zip wire, play fort – plus Dartmoor is only a few minutes away.

Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Bridport, Dorset

A family holiday centre sheltered by a sand bank and enjoying its own private beach. The park offers a wide variety of leisure and entertainment programmes for all the family, plus the Jurassic Fun Centre with indoor pool, gym and 6-lane bowling alley.

Trevornick, Holywell Bay, Cornwall

A large seaside holiday complex full of entertainment for all the family, from a children's club, indoor and outdoor play areas, a sports field, amusement arcade, forest trail and outdoor heated swimming pool. A sandy beach is just a 15-minute footpath walk away.

Park Foot Caravan & Camping Park, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

A gorgeous location right beside Ullswater and the wonderful fells, this quality park is the perfect family holiday destination in the Lakes. As well as entertainment for all the family, kids can enjoy the play areas, pony-trekking, watersports and hiring bikes.

Ord House Country Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Set within the grounds of 18th-century Ord House, this very well-run park really caters for youngsters – there’s a fantastic adventure playground, mini golf, a football field, and a soft toy play area for children.

Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site, Linlithgow, West Lothian

Located on the hills with unrivalled views towards the Forth Bridges, Beecraigs Country Park has an excellent caravan and camping site, extensive walks and cycle trails, an animal attraction and a very large play area for children.

Blair Castle Caravan Park, Blair Atholl, Perth & Kinross

An attractive site set in impressive seclusion within the Atholl Estate. Woodland walking and cycling trails (bike hire), family pods, and a huge central area - children’s play area, football pitch, putting green – where kids can let off steam.

Home Farm Caravan Park, Marian-Glas, Isle of Anglesey

A first-class park set in an elevated and secluded position with views of Snowdonia. Close to sandy beaches, there is a family bathroom, excellent indoor and outdoor play facilities for kids, tennis court, and a recreation and ball games area.

Aeron Coast Caravan Park, Aberaeron, Cerdigion

A well-managed family holiday park on the edge of the attractive resort of Aberaeron, with direct access to the beach. On-site facilities include an extensive outdoor pool complex, a multi-activity outdoor sports area, an indoor children's play area, a games room and an entertainment suite.

Stowford Farm Meadows, Combe Martin, Devon

A family-friendly site set in 500 acres of rolling countryside offering many quality amenities for kids – they will love the large swimming pool, the opportunity to horse ride, the woodland walks and time spent at Petorama, an undercover mini zoo, with its variety of friendly animals.

Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park, Dartmouth, Devon

Geared for families and set in an extensive woodland environment, this quality park offers free entry to the adjoining Woodlands Family Theme Park (fun rides & attractions across 11 play zones), which makes an excellent package holiday for families.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort, Clyst St Mary, Devon

A quality family park situated adjacent to the popular Crealy Theme Park; free or discounted entry is available for all campers. Luxury safari cabins, glamping holiday, spacious lodges with hot tubs for all the family to enjoy. Multi-use games area and adventure golf too.

Broadhembury Caravan & Camping Park, Ashford, Kent

A well-run and well-maintained small park surrounded by open pasture; the family area is neatly landscaped with sheltered pitches and family glamping Lotus Belle tents. Children will love the play areas, games & TV room and football pitch.

Polmanter Touring Park, St Ives, Cornwall

Polmanter is an excellent choice for family holiday close to St Ives beaches. High quality is evident everywhere, from the soft play area for toddler and the teenage hangout in the games room, the outdoor swimming pool and hard tennis courts, there’s somewhere for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Silverdale Caravan Park, Silverdale, Lancashire

A superb family holiday destination overlooking Morecambe Bay. Children are well catered for - 17-metre indoor swimming pool and toddler pool, a bowling alley with amusements, kid’s soft play area and two outdoor adventure play areas.

Watertop Farm, Ballycastle, County Antrim

In an idyllic and peaceful location, this unique holiday destination provides excellent facilities for kids - lake boating, pony trekking, karting, large indoor multi-function games room and an animal barn with many domesticated breeds.

 

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