According to England’s tourism board, Visit England, Brits spend more nights caravanning and camping than staying in hotels and luckily, there’s plenty of great sites in the UK for caravanners to pitch up at.
Caravanning is great value – especially for families – and a brilliant way to explore the best of our green and pleasant land. You can caravan at any time of year and some pitches cost as little as £4 per person per night – leaving plenty of money left over for a no-expense-spared fry-up!
Expect warm welcomes and plenty of space to create your own slice of holiday heaven.
Some sites even have heated swimming pools, restaurants and shops! You can often find campsites close to major attractions including beaches, amusements, quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities. In fact, once you start looking, you’ll discover there’s campsites everywhere!
Here’s some of our favourites and why you should go!
Best for families
Where: Morfa Bychan Holiday Park, Aberystwyth
Why? There's loads of room for kids of all ages to run around in the park and on the nearby beach, plus a heated outdoor pool and a well-stocked games room (perfect for wetter weather days). This is a safe site for families, ideally located for enjoying days out in the Welsh countryside and the coastal views are gorgeous.
Costs from: £9pppn based on 2 people sharing Find Morfa Bychan Holiday Park online.
Best for outdoor adventurers
Where? Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre, Bransgrove, Hampshire
Why? This New Forest site is friendly and buzzes with activity. Take a waterside pitch and enjoy walking, cycling, archery, orienteering, tennis, ziplining and more. The cafe on site serves up tasty bites so if you don’t want to cook then don’t!
Costs from: £9pppn based on 2 people sharing Find Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre online.
Best for walking holidays
Where? Solway Holiday Village, Sollith, Cumbria
Why? Set in 130 acres of beautiful coastal parkland, this site is within striking distance of the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and the Galloway Hills – perfect for those who love a good hike. Afterwards, why not relax tired feet with a soak in the hot tub or a dip in the indoor heated pool? You’re on holiday, after all.
Costs from: £11.25pppn based on 2 people sharing Find Solway Holiday Village online.
Best for foodies
Where? Rudding Holiday Park, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Why? Nearby Harrogate is famous for Betty’s Tea Rooms – the place to get the best cuppa and cake for miles. The town is increasingly known for its annual summer StrEat Food Festival and vibrant Montpelier quarter. The award-winning 50-acre site is luxurious: 18-hole golf course, spa and heated outdoor pool are on site – as is a helipad. We don’t think you’ll be needing that, mind. But cake? Yes, that’s essential.
Costs from: £8.43pppn based on 2 people sharing Find Rudding Holiday Park online.
Best for beach babes and boys
Where? Muasdale Holiday Park, near Campbelltown, Argyll
Why? Pitch paces from the sand and savour unmatched views of the Kintyre coast out to Islay and Jura. Spot seals and seabirds, cycle the coastline and savour the sunsets at this peaceful spot within easy reach of town amenities.
Costs from: £4pppn based on 5 people sharing Find Muasdale Holiday Park online.
Best for accessibility
Where? Edmore Park, Bude, Cornwall
Why? Located on four acres of level ground within easy reach of main routes into north Cornwall, this accessible site is family-friendly, welcomes four-legged guests and is just 3km from the beach. Grass and hardstanding caravan pitches are available.
Costs from: £10.50pppn based on 2 people sharingFind Edmore Park online.
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