Authored by John Miller
The United Kingdom has a myriad of options for those seeking adventure. From waterfalls, to rivers, and mountains; you name it and the UK has it.
One activity that many people enjoy, regardless of age, is camping. Though for families traveling it’s important to choose a site that a) has enough space for children to play and b) is safe.
While there are a lot of camping sites in the UK, the following are some of the best spots we feel are most suitable for families.
Best Camping in the UK for Families
Catgill Campsite, North Yorkshire
Catgill Campsite is located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, one of the best-known parks in the England that receives over 8,000,000 visitors every year.
Aside from the usual activities like cycling, walking, and hiking, the Yorkshire Dales National Park also has its very own camping grounds, the Catgill Campsite, hailed by many media sites as one of the best camping sites in the UK.
The campsite has 50+ grass pitches where campers can set their tents. In the middle part of the camping grounds is a line of hot showers as well as a family room, beside a small shop where campers can buy essentials.
Catgill is very near to other attractions, such as Addingham, with its excellent pubs; Skipton, with a castle dating back to 1090; and Ilkley, with its picturesque landscape and Manor House from the 14th century.
Graig Wen, Gwynedd
Set in the center of Snowdonia National Park and overlooking the Mawddach Estuary lies Graig Wen. This campsite boasts amazing views due to its mountainous location.
Winner of the 2016 North Wales Tourism Award for Best Camp Site, Graig Wen is family-friendly as well as pet-friendly, with dogs very much welcome here.
Families can choose between tent-camping or sites for a caravan/camper. However, those who choose the latter will have a more limited options where to settle, as campers are not allowed in the lower tent fields.
The area covers 40 acres of meadows and wild woods, which means that campers will be very in tune with nature during their stay. When tent-camping, make sure that you choose the best family tents for your needs.
Abbey Home Farm, Gloucestershire
Abbey Home Farm in Gloucestershire is, for all intents and purposes, an organic farm, but the establishment is also a very attractive site for would-be campers due to its camping area that comes with a shop and cafe.
Its most popular space, the “Magical Glade”, is much smaller than the other camping sites on this list, with an allowance for just three small tents or two larger family tents.
This means it’s always fully-booked, with campers having to reserve a space weeks or even months in advance. But if your family isn’t too picky, Abbey Home Farm offers a more expansive area called the Greenfield Camp Site.
Beryl’s Campsite, Devon
With 29 available pitches, some offering a beautiful view of the Devon coastline, families will definitely enjoy visiting Beryl’s Campsite.
The area is quite secluded, with only a small sign partially hidden by a flowerbed pointing to the site’s precise location. But what this campsite lacks in advertisement, it makes up for its simplistic charm that attracts campers from all over the country.
Families are very welcome here, with majority of the camping area acting as a natural playground to kids who can run around and play freely within the site.
It’s also just a few minutes away from the nearby beach, allowing adults to relax and go on a romantic sunset walk to the shore.
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