Top 10 Family Campsites in the UK
The Easter holidays mark the beginning of the touring season for many campervanners - The start of longer Summer days and brighter evenings. Here are our favourite campsites, ideal for families with younger children.
Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield, West Sussex, TN7 4JX
Winnie the Pooh fans will love exploring Hartfield (plenty of pubs), and Pooh Sticks Bridge. Camp fires are permitted in existing pits and there's chopped wood for sale. There are fishing lakes and 3 camping fields, with a shower block, washing up facilities and extra portakabin toilets.
St Ives Farm Campsite
50 Bath Lane, Moira, Derbyshire, DE12 6BD
Open all year
"As a family we stayed at Conkers and the boys loved the zip wires in the adventure playground, even though it was wet and muddy - take wellies or old trainers!" - Rebekah
The Lizard, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7NX
“The most southerly campsite in Britain, medium-sized but exclusively for campervans (we saw lots of VW campers and no caravans). The pitches are amazing - self-contained, walled with small garden areas for each pitch and your own picnic table. The site facilities are rustic, but lots of clean toilets, showers etc. The whole place is "home built" by the family who run it along a very hippy vibe. They hold their own festival here each September. It's great for families - our toddler loved the many animals on site and would ask to see the chicks and guinea pigs first thing every day! Close to Lizard Point and the lighthouse; lots of great walking on the South West Coast path, Kynance Cove is walkable for the beach and swimming." - Natalie & Alasdair
West Wittering, West Sussex, PO20 8LZ
"We love to go to Nunnington Farm, West Wittering. We have been there two years running and plan to go again this year. It’s a small family site where children can get to know farm animals, use the lovely play area and it has an excellent shower and toilet block. There’s a beach close by which we bike or walk to and a bike route to the next village, where there are excellent restaurants and a great sweet shop. I could go on and on about this place, my grandchildren love it and never want to come home! The only thing against this camp site is that you can't book and have to get there early for a place."
Hurley, SL6 5NE
"Good location with direct access to the River Thames, Thames path and close to Legoland. It’s a busy family site during school holidays. Shop on site, good facilities including a nature trail, watersports, table tennis and a kids assault course. A family friendly atmosphere and dog-friendly too.” - Trevor and Jan
Eype, Bridport, DT6 6AR
“This family campsite has an indoor pool, a shop, cafe and good facilities, while still offering peace and a beautiful natural location. The Anchor Inn at Seatown is a short walk away and offers excellent food, though it gets very busy in peak season. Pitches have sea views and it’s a short walk to the beach. You’re on the South West Coast Path, so it’s highly recommended for walkers and those with dogs.” - Sue
Highlands End Holiday Park
Bye Lanes, Bell Lane, Hennock, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9QD
A family campsite run by three generations offering basic but clean family-sized facilities. There’s also a few handy extras, like a 'Tea Shed', ‘Honesty Shop’ with locally sourced items and a communal fridge and freezer. New for 2022 is ‘Pets Corner’ - meet the goats and special breed chooks. Every pitch comes with a stunning view and all within a two minute walk of the Palk Arms serving delicious food and wine. Children are welcome to run off some steam and livestock-friendly dogs are allowed. Hennock Hideaways’ ethos is about bringing camping back to a time where you made your own fun, parents could actually relax, with a real visit to the beautiful Devon countryside.
Hennock Hideaways Campsite
8. Stoats Farm
Weston Lane, Totland, PO39 0HE
You can see the famous Tennyson Monument on the Downs above the farm, and it’s ideal for anyone wanting to walk from here to The Needles or Freshwater Bay. This is a quiet, dog-friendly campsite, with heated toilet facilities. There are private showers, hair dryers, two family/disabled washrooms and undercover washing up sinks. “We had a fantastic weekend away on the Isle of Wight in our magnificent Sussex Campervans van ‘Sparky’. Stoats Farm campsite was excellent. Well situated, quiet and perfectly located for the south coast surf.“ - Natalie
Stoats Farm - Natalie
Enstone Road, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3JH
“This is a spacious family-run campsite set in 54 acres, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and we enjoyed seeing the farm animals and walking on trails through Wychwood Forest. The site shop sells freshly baked bread and croissants, as well as alcohol. The heated washrooms include disabled facilities, family bathrooms and hair dryers. Dogs are welcome. There’s plenty for families here, with children’s play areas, a tennis court and skittle alley. In the games room you can play air hockey, pool, table football and table tennis. Outdoors there are football nets, disc golf, a zip wire and some fitness equipment as part of the forest trails. If you’re meeting non-campervan friends, they can stay in a glamping pod from £35 per night, or the farm’s B&B and self-catering cottages.” - Jeff
Winford Road, Newchurch, Sandown, PO36 0LZ
"This is a lovely campsite for family holidays, being only three miles from the sandy beaches and safe bathing at Sandown and Shanklin. We walked to the pub at Newchurch for a meal, and another day we went to the garlic farm. The site facilities are excellent and there’s lots of tourist information available for anyone wanting to go fishing, playing golf, tennis, horse riding or doing water sports.” - Ben