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THE BEST UK CAMPING SITES FOR FAMILY ADVENTURE

WHERE THERE IS CAMPING THERE IS ADVENTURE

From sharing stories beneath starry skies to toasting marshmallows over roaring log fires, pitching up with family and friends has always been one of the most enjoyable ways to get closer to the great outdoors.

Long-distance adventures may still be on hold in 2021, but when it comes to exploring nature’s playground, the UK’s campsites are the gateway to a treasure-trove of activities for all ages and interests. And we’ve found the pick of the bunch for you.

Comparing almost 4,000 listings on camping platform Pitch Up and refining them through TripAdvisor reviews, we bring you the definitive list of the best UK campsites for cycling, watersports, pets and luxury escapes.

Unforgettable family adventure is closer than you think. Be ready to go when it’s time to get going.

THE UK’S BEST LUXURY CAMPSITES

Stylish yurts, beautiful boltholes and eccentric eco-huts are all covered in our collective of luxury camping pitches nestled in some of Britain’s most stunning rural areas.

In wild and wonderful north Wales, Coed Helen offers spectacular coastal views alongside its glamping pods and woodland lodges. Meanwhile, Swallowtails in Norfolk was deemed a “home from home” with its fully insulated luxury yurts.

The top-rated Deepdale Backpackers & Camping offers guests fully-equipped safari-style tents and invigorating walks along vast, sweeping saltmarshes.

OUR TOP 8 LUXURY CAMPSITES



Name of Campsite Average Review Score - TripAdvisor Number of 5* Reviews - TripAdvisor
1. Deepdale Backpackers & Camping
Norfolk
5 456
2. Trevornick
Cornwall
4.5 388
3. Windmill Campersite
Isle of Wight
5 75
4. Newton Hall Holiday Park
Lancashire
4.5 138
5. Yurtcamp Devon
Devon
4.5 128
6. Swallowtails
Norfolk
4.5 43
7. Rock Farm Slane
Antrim
4.5 0
8. Coed Helen Holiday Park
Isle of Anglesey
4 146

THE UK’S BEST DOG-FRIENDLY CAMPSITES

For many of us, holidays just wouldn’t be the same without our four-legged friends in tow. Our top ten places to go camping with dogs are a guarantee of pet-loving hosts and a wealth of walks to explore together every day.

Scampering up rolling hills or running along sandy shores, the choice is yours.

OUR TOP 10 DOG-FRIENDLY CAMPSITES



Name of Campsite Average Review Score - TripAdvisor Number of 5* Reviews - TripAdvisor
1. Hendra Holiday Park
Cornwall
4.5 1560
2. Twitchen House Holiday Village
Devon
4 1417
3. Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park
Bath and North East Somerset
4.5 1165
4. Tattershall Lakes Country Park
Bedfordshire
3.5 1212
5. Deepdale Backpackers & Camping
Norfolk
5 456
6. Caister-on-Sea Holiday Park - Haven
Norfolk
4 739
7. Oakdown Touring & Holiday Caravan Park
Bath and North East Somerset
5 402
8. Petruth Paddocks
Bath and North East Somerset
4.5 552
9. Wooda Farm Holiday Park
Bristol
4.5 526
10. Golden Sands Holiday Park - Haven
Lincolnshire
3.5 841

THE UK’S BEST CAMPSITES FOR WATERSPORT HOLIDAYS

With six of our top ten campsites located there, Cornwall and Devon strengthen their long-established standing as the UK home of watersports.

The popularity of sailing, surfing and canoeing were the key criteria for our campsites with watersports, and the wealth of five-star reviews prove that we truly are an island or sea-lovers.

With 1,560 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, Hendra Holiday Park in Cornwall took first place. Described by one reviewer as “the ideal place to hit the surf”, this Newquay hotspot boasts a host of Gold and Platinum awards and is within minutes of the town’s beaches.

OUR TOP 10 CAMPSITES FOR WATERSPORTS HOLIDAYS



Name of Campsite Number of 5* Reviews - TripAdvisor Canoeing/Kayaking Sailing Surf School Other Watersports
1. Hendra Holiday Park
Cornwall
1560 Yes No Yes Yes
2. Cofton Holidays
Bath and North East Somerset
1229 Yes Yes No Yes
3. Deepdale Backpackers & Camping
Norfolk
456 Yes Yes Yes Yes
4. Trevornick
Cornwall
388 Yes Yes Yes Yes
5. Watermouth Valley Camping Park
Devon
173 Yes Yes Yes Yes
6. Trenance Holiday Park
Cornwall
264 Yes Yes Yes Yes
7. Wooda Farm Holiday Park
Bristol
526 Yes Yes Yes No
8. Yurtcamp Devon
Devon
128 Yes Yes Yes Yes
9. Gwithian Farm Campsite
Cornwall
224 No Yes Yes Yes
10. Little Switzerland Caravan Site
Kent
28 Yes Yes Yes Yes

THE UK’S BEST CAMPSITES FOR FAMILY CYCLING HOLIDAYS

Whether you’re on the hunt for rugged forest trails or secluded and safe roads, the UK has a wealth of campsites perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Our top ten all include on-site cycle hire, and eight feature a choice of road and mountain biking activities.

Crowned our best campsite for cycling, Cofton Holidays in North East Somerset delivers the best of all worlds. A stunning setting surrounded by rolling meadows, mature woods, fishing lakes and blue flag beaches is the perfect location for families and solo riders to spin their legs, learn some new skills and simply soak up the coastal air on two wheels.

OUR TOP 10 CAMPSITES FOR FAMILY CYCLING HOLIDAYS



Name of Campsite Number of 5* Reviews - TripAdvisor Cycle Hire Mountain Biking
1. Cofton Holidays
Bath and North East Somerset
1229 Yes Yes
2. Hendra Holiday Park
Cornwall
1560 Yes No
3. Petruth Paddocks
Bath and North East Somerset
552 Yes Yes
4. Trevornick
Cornwall
388 Yes Yes
5. Tattershall Lakes Country Park
Bedfordshire
1212 Yes No
6. Cheddar Bridge Adult Only Touring Park
Bath and North East Somerset
148 Yes Yes
7. Irongorge Camping
Shropshire
104 Yes Yes
8. Blair Castle Caravan Park
Aberdeenshire
166 Yes Yes
9. Yurtcamp Devon
Devon
128 Yes Yes
10. Akebar Park
North Yorkshire
123 Yes Yes

CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE

In line with the latest government advice, please enjoy all public spaces responsibly. This includes social distancing of 2m from people outside of your household, using hand sanitiser before and after touching any surfaces, wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces, and washing your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.
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Methodology:
Land Rover gathered the top 50 TripAdvisor listings for camp sites for each county in the UK, recording the live number of reviews for each listing, the average review score, the proportion of those that were given 5-star ratings, the number of attractions in close proximity, and whether the camp site was listed as pet-friendly.
Listings were then ranked by the number of 5-star ratings and the number of attractions in close proximity to reveal the best locations for adventure.
All camp sites were run through Pitchup.com - the campsite and holiday park platform – and nearby leisure activities were recorded. This research was conducted between 07/01/2021 and 21/01/2021.

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