With foreign travel becoming more costly and inconvenient, perhaps it's time to throw yourself into a family camping adventure right here in the UK. But with so many great locations up and down the country, it can be difficult to decide where to go.
Your first step is to choose your region, then you can easily narrow it done to a more specific area. To help you plan your next staycation destination, we've showcased our favourite kid-friendly campsites in each part of the UK.
Please check out our Camping Through Covid blog before you go - it will outline what to expect from your upcoming camping trip.
Scotland – Glenmore Camping and Caravanning Park
Glenmore Camping and Caravanning Park is open all year round and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. There is an abundance of wildlife, including deer, otters, golden eagles and red squirrels. Close by is the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, so you and the kids can see Santa's helpers in all their glory. At Loch Morlich there is kayak and canoe hire, and the Cairngorms National Park offers a variety of activities including; skiing, fishing, sailing and windsurfing, white water rafting, river tubing, horse riding and pony trekking. The list of activities are endless so you'll never be bored!
North West - Fisherground Campsite
(Fisherground, Eskdale, Cumbria)
Enjoy the beauty of the Lake District while the kids have fun at Fisherground's Adventure Playground. This children's paradise features a tree house, rafts on the pond, a zip wire, Tarzan ropes and an adventure course. Local pubs, including the King George IV, Brooke House and Boot Inn all serve good food and real ale. Fisherground even has its very own miniature railway station on the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway. There's something for everyone!
North East - Scarborough Camping & Carvanning Club Site
(Field Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire)
Scarborough Camping & Caravanning Club Site is perfectly located to explore the many cliffs and beaches of Yorkshire's coast, as well as walks in the North York Moors. The town of Scarborough is just three miles away and has two sandy bays, divided by the castle headland. The North Bay is popular with surfers, while the harbour and donkeys are in the South Bay. The site features a children's outdoor playground, an area for ball games, and a large recreation room with table tennis and pool tables - ideal if the weather takes a turn for the worst!
Midlands – Drayton Manor Camping and Caravanning Club
(Drayton Manor, Near Tamworth, Staffordshire)
Right in the heart of one of the UK's top theme parks, this campsite is as kid friendly as you can get! In the Drayton Manor theme park you'll find dozens of rides, plus a zoo containing over 100 animals. For younger children they'll love Thomas Land, an attraction dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine. On quieter days you and the family can explore the surrounding Staffordshire towns and countryside. Perfect for a diverse trip with plenty of fun!
South West – Arthur’s Field
Arthur's Field is known far and wide as one of Britain's well-loved campsites. Close to a number of sandy Cornish beaches, there are miles of coastal and river walks. You'll find plenty of old Cornish pubs with real ales and good food. It is close to the Eden Project, which is a great day out for the family. The site features a number of arts workshops to get you and your kids' creative juices flowing. They are famous for their Wednesday evening poetry & music 'firesides' in which both local residents and Treloan visitors can take part.
South East – Searles Leisure Resort
This wonderfully family friendly campsite has everything to ensure your little ones don't get bored while you enjoy some much need R & R. The two heated swimming pools, (both indoor and outdoor) are just the beginning. Searles Leisure Resort offers a wide variety of entertainment, and you can spend days out on a boat trip, drive go karts, play crazy golf or go fishing. It is just a five minute walk to the beach too! A great destination for a jam packed week of outdoor entertainment for the whole family.
Wales - Beddgelert Campsite
Situated in the heart of the amazing Snowdonia National Park, Beddgelert Campsite has everything for the outdoor loving family. With gorgeous surroundings and a number of routes to walk, you'll catch a wide range of wildlife, from otters to peregrine falcons. You can even step back in time and catch the narrow gauge steam train from the campsite’s station. On top of this there are a number of local pubs that offer great food.