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The Best Caravan Sites To Visit With Kids
A caravan holiday offers the perfect break for families – an affordable home-from-home where you can take all the creature comforts and family essentials away with you, and take things at your own pace.
If you’re looking to escape with the kids, there are a number of campsites across the UK that are perfect for quiet family retreats or ideal for action-packed adventures.
And you can keep the kids occupied on the journey with a number of different activity sheets which you can download straight from our website.
What are the best family caravan sites in the UK?
There are hundreds of camping and caravan sites across the UK, all of which have their own unique selling points, including stunningly scenic locations and state-of-the-art facilities. Even so, it can be tricky finding the perfect site for your family holiday – to help you work out which is best for you, here are the best caravan parks for kids.
Cornwall and caravan holidays go hand-in-hand, and Perran Sands undoubtedly offers one of the south coast’s best family caravan holidays. Not only does it provide the perfect base for the world-famous waves at Newquay, the Perranporth sand dunes, and the wonderful Eden Project, on-site there is an indoor pool with a flume, an outdoor pool with a terrace, adventure golf, rollerblading and sports courts. The park is also pet-friendly so all the family can enjoy the perfect getaway.
This family-owned and operated caravan park has been delighting generations of holidaymakers for over 60 years, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including a games arcade with mini bowling lanes, inflatable archery, laser quest, an adventure playground and a soft play area. One of the UK’s friendliest holiday parks for kids, it also has a heated swimming pool, said to be the warmest pool in the south-west, complete with a flume and a baby pool. There’s something for families of all ages at Lady’s Mile.
Surrounded by acres of woodland, close to the beautiful three-mile-long beach at Studland Bay, Burnbake provides perfect caravan holidays for kids and families who love the great outdoors. The woods provide the ideal retreat for anyone who loves to while away the hours by exploring, building dens, and swinging on ropes, while the site itself houses a well-stocked shop and pizza outlet to provide all you need for nights around the campfire. Nearby Swanage is a good, old-fashioned British seaside town, complete with local craft outlets and fish and chip shops.
Set in over 500 acres of beautiful rolling countryside, flanked by open fields and sheltered woodlands, it’s hard to believe Hop Farm is just over an hour away from central London. A real-life animal farm forms the centrepiece of the site, but there is so much more to see and do for families with toddlers, tweenies and teenagers. The kids can while away the hours on a range of activities including giant jumping pillows, an adventure play area and an assortment of rides, while the whole family can enjoy combat laser quest, the driving school or the 4D cinema. If you get tired out by all that activity and fresh country air, you can relax while watching the live entertainment and magic shows, or let it all go at the on-site disco.
Norfolk offers some great caravan holidays for kids, and this sheltered woodland retreat has miles of forest trails to explore on foot or on bike, which can be hired on site, and a giant treehouse to keep kids of all ages occupied. There’s also a crazy golf course, archery, fencing, heated indoor and outdoor pools, and daytime and evening shows to entertain the entire family. And if that isn’t enough, both the Norfolk Broads and the beautiful golden beaches of Gorleston are just a few miles away.
Family caravan holidays by the beach are what holidaying in the UK is all about, and the beautifully-named Skipsea Sands ticks all the boxes for the perfect seaside getaway. Set alongside some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful sandy beaches and close to the stunning seaside town of Skipsea, the site is perfect for all age groups who want to experience the best the British seaside has to offer. One of the best holiday parks for kids, this pet-friendly site also houses its own fishing lake, alongside and indoor swimming pool, sports court, tenpin bowling alley, adventure playground and soft play area.
If you’re searching for caravan parks with entertainment, then Southview Holiday Park near the east coast seaside town of Skegness should feature high up on your list. The site houses grass and hard-standing caravan pitches with electric hook-up, static caravans and even a hotel, two outdoor playgrounds with mini golf, and an indoor pool with a slide and daily activities. There’s also a playing field, tennis courts, an arcade area and an entertainment stage that provides free daytime and night-time shows – perfect for keeping everyone amused all day long.
Set alongside miles of sandy beaches on the Lincolnshire coast, Thorpe Park has everything you need to keep the whole family entertained. Heated indoor and outdoor pools with high speed flumes and a lazy river, while the daredevils in your family can try out bungee trampolines, zip wires, and the daring Leap of Faith. If you’re after something a little more relaxing, there’s a fishing lake on-site, a 9-hole golf course and a pitch and putt.
Although Church Point Holiday Park sits just half an hour’s drive away from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, its peaceful coastal walks and stunning scenery make it seem a million miles away from the vibrant North-East city. This pet-friendly site offers direct access to the beautiful beach at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and Sandy Bay, where you can enjoy the heated indoor pool, adventure playground and sports courts, taking part in activities including football and archery.
Set alongside the beautiful shores of Loch Long, at the edge of the pine-covered mountains of the Argyll Forest Park, Ardgartan provides one of the UK’s most picturesque escapes. This pet-friendly site offers breath-taking views across the peaceful loch and up to the nearby snow-capped mountains and offers a range of activities including archery, canoeing and cycling. There are also miles and miles of forest to explore, and the most adventurous can even go mountain climbing. If you want to take things easy, there are many welcoming towns to visit, as well as ancient castles and heritage museums.
What better place to take the family than to Scotland’s most famous, and arguably most picturesque, loch? With room for 99 pitches, this site is ideal for exploring local sites of historical interest, such as Urquhart Castle, and for getting out and exploring the charismatic towns and villages of Cannich, Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus. There are miles and miles or tracks and trails to discover on foot or by bike, and boats and canoes are available for hire on-site.
The ideal site for families who really want to get away from it all, Grannie’s is almost as far north as you can get in the UK. And you may not realise it, but the Scottish Highlands is home to some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. The site sits close to the beautiful Blue Flag beach at Dornoch, where you might even see dolphins playing in the crystal blue waters, or witness Atlantic salmon leaping up a striking series of gorgeous waterfalls at the Falls of Shin – one of the most spectacular sights in nature. If it’s an active break you’re after, there are tennis and basketball courts on site, along with crazy golf and a heated indoor pool. If you’ve toddlers, there’s an outdoor adventure playground and soft play area.
The perfect base for exploring the northern Lakes, this site sits along the shoreline of Derwentwater to offer outstanding views across the lake, up through the hills and beyond. It’s only a short walk into the picturesque town of Keswick, where you can stock up on all the supplies you’ll need for exploring this hillside tracks and trails of this most beautiful part of the UK. If everyone has their sea legs, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the lake is an absolute must.
If you’re looking for a caravan holiday that truly offers something for all the family, then Cala Gran is the ideal site. Although a relatively small park, it packs a lot in, including a heated indoor pool, complete with a huge water slide, Splash ‘n’ Bounce, AquaJets, Aqua Gliders and Water Walkerz sessions, along with an outdoor splash zone. If you want to get the adrenaline really pumping, try the climbing wall, the vertical assault course or the Leap of Faith. There are also sports courts on site, along with mini tenpin bowling, adventure golf and daytime and night-time entertainment shows. And if that wasn’t enough, the beaches at Fleetwood, Morecambe and Blackpool are nearby – along with attractions including the Pleasure Beach fun fair, Blackpool Zoo, Aquarium and Sandcastle indoor water park – and the Lake District is just a short drive away.
Situated in acres of rolling Cheshire countryside, Lady Heyes is a great base for nearby Delamere Forest, Oulton Park raceway and the picturesque market town of Frodsham. On-site you’ll find fully-serviced hard and grass pitches, complete with electric hook-up, alongside glamping pods, a children’s play area, a café, and a variety shops including an antique shop, a sweet shop, and there’s even a brewery.
A short drive into North Wales, and within touching distance of Snowdonia National Park, Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, is surrounded by some of the most breath-taking natural scenery the region has to offer, and within driving distance of all of the nearby attractions. This is the perfect base for the nearby towns, beaches, and historic places of interest, as well as Mount Snowdon, the Mountain Railway, Harlech Castle, and the World’s fastest zip-wire at Zip World. But you don’t have to even leave the site to keep the kids entertained, as the site houses an indoor pool, complete with slides, flumes and a wave machine, adventure golf, rollerblading and a boating lake that’s perfect for some relaxing sailing.
A family-run caravan park in one of UK’s most beautiful national parks, this park is a must for families who love nothing more than getting out and about in the great British countryside. The site is set on a working farm, complete with cattle, sheep and pigs, that’s been in the family for the last 100 years, and offers the perfect base for days out in the Brecon Beacons and the Forest of Dean. There are plenty of walking and cycling trails to start your adventure, and the site sits just ten minutes away from the historic market town of Abergavenny and the Skirrid Mountain Inn, the oldest pub in Wales.
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