Top Rated Caravan Sites in the UK
Summer is here and we’re flocking in our thousands to get out and about in our caravans and motorhomes. But with so many amazing campsites to choose from around the UK, where should you head first?
We’ve compiled a guide of some of the best campsites in each area to give you a better idea of where to choose, wherever you’re heading.
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Best for families - Whitefield Forest Touring Park
Whitefield Forest Touring Park is an award winning campsite, in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Nestled in Whitefield Woods, this site offers a relaxed setting with excellent facilities, thriving nature and plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained.
So what’s here for them? They can play in the outdoor play park and a bush craft area. Follow the woodland walk and visit the squirrel hide to spot woodpeckers, red squirrels, bluebells, orchids and plenty more wildlife.
The location is great, with Ryde and Sandown being easily accessible and both offering sandy beaches - perfect for a dip in the summer months! Travel further afield for island highlights such as the Needles, Carisbrooke Castle, Blackgang Chine and Dinosaur Isle.
Best for location - Primrose Cottage Caravan Park
Primrose Cottage Caravan Park is based just outside the beautiful seaside town of Whitstable. The town is famed for its traditional charm, arty culture and rich maritime heritage, making it a great spot to explore. With plenty of independent restaurants and shops, you’ll be sure to find some hidden gems. Make sure you try the town’s speciality - oysters!
The campsite itself is peaceful with a friendly and helpful owner and well kept facilities, based around a mile outside of town.
Best facilities - Concierge Camping
Concierge Camping is a multi award winning campsite in West Sussex. Located at the foot of the South Downs National Park, the site is a stone's throw away from Chichester, a historic cathedral city.
Having only opened in 2015, the campsite has had an excellent first 5 years, winning AA South East Campsite of the Year in its very first year and AA ‘Campsite of the Year’ England and Overall 2019.
Once a working farm, the estate has 3 Grade II listed properties including a chapel, watermill and farmhouse. Now, the farm caters for 27 spacious and fully serviced pitches that offer excellent privacy thanks to the hedging bordering each of the areas. Brilliant facilities include fully equipped laundry including washing machines and tumble driers, an on site shop wit local produce, indoor dish washing areas and award winning washrooms that are more like that of a fancy hotel than of a campsite! Need proof? They’ve won ‘Loo of the Year’!
Best for families - Ross Park Caravan Park
Ross Park Caravan Park is located 3 miles from Newton Abbott, the perfect location for a countryside and coastal escape. The park has excellent facilities and a friendly atmosphere with magnificent floral displays and beautiful natural surroundings.
Keep the kids entertained in the leisure field, where there’s plenty for them to do including kite flying, football, badminton and volleyball. Younger children will enjoy the outdoor play area while older ones will love the indoor activity room with table tennis tables, a skittle alley, pool table and a games room. Endless fun!
Travel beyond the park to explore the stunning scenery of Dartmoor or enjoy a coastal walk near Paignton or Torquay. Other great places to visit include the Eden Project, Paignton Zoo or Babbacombe Model Village.
Best for location - Willow Valley Holiday Park
Stay close to the sea at Willow Valley holiday park on the outskirts of Bude. Located near the border, staying at this park means you can benefit from the highlights of both Cornwall and Devon!
Enjoy the sandy beaches of Bude or travel along the Atlantic Highway to explore a number of other seaside towns - some of the best the South West has to offer. This area is particularly great for surfing, watersports, rock climbing, horseback riding and fishing, as well as offering countless beautiful walking and cycling routes.
The campsite is tranquil and friendly, with a meandering river running through the space and over 7 acres of wilderness for you to explore. The site is based near an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so expect to see wildlife throughout your stay!
Best for facilities - South Lytchett Manor Caravan Park
Named Best Caravan Site in Britain in both 2017 and 2018, South Lytchett Manor Caravan Park is well known for its excellent facilities and glowing reviews. Many caravanners return year after year to this brilliantly maintained and friendly campsite.
Located just outside of Poole, the site is in a great location to help you explore the Jurassic Coast or venture into Bournemouth.
A permanent fixture of the Best Campsites list, South Lytchett Manor has a 96% approval rating thanks to its great amenities, cleanliness, quality and customer care. Facilities include: a fully stocked shop with fresh organic produce, a games room with pool table, adventure playground, dog wash, high quality washing & drying machines and fully serviced pitches with water, TV connection and electric hook ups.
Best for families - Woodhill Park Campsite
Woodhill Park Campsite could easily have taken the top spot for best location too thanks to its cliffside location with spectacular coastal views. The perfect base to uncover all of the beauty that Norfolk has to offer.
When you’re not out exploring make the most of the large recreation field with a petanque court, tennis nets, crazy gold and a giant chess board! There’s also a play area offering seesaws, slides and climbing walls.
Immerse yourselves in nature by visiting the bug hotel and the wildflower meadow to see some of the wildlife the park has also become home to.
If you visit at the right times, Woodhill Park offers Seashell Activities, seasonal family activities that give you the opportunity to have fun and connect with the natural surroundings. These can include beachcomber walks, rock pool prowls and cliff top bird watching!
Best for location - Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain and lies over the Suffolk/Norfolk border. The Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site is a quiet and secluded park nestled into the Forestry Commission woodland. This means you’re likely spot deer in the early morning as well as a number of other species.
There are many trails to explore throughout the forest so you’ll never be short of places to explore, with dog walking trails leading straight out from the site. Travel a short distance to Swaffham, a market town rich in Georgian history for a spot of retail therapy.
Be warned that this site does not have a toilet block so is only open to vehicles with their own waste facilities.
Best for facilities - Deer’s Mead Caravan and Camping Park
Deer’s Mead Caravan and Camping Park offers you the perfect combination of tranquil relaxation and contemporary luxury.
Located just 6 miles from the coast, you can stay here for a seaside break or to visit local highlights such as Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads.
Deer’s Mead is made up of 35 ‘Super Pitches’ with free Wi-Fi, electric supply, tv aerial sockets, drinking water supply and grey waste water disposal drains. The facility block is relatively new and has been built to the highest standards with walk in wet rooms, underfloor heating, laundry rooms, dishwashing rooms, freezers and waste/recycling areas.
Best for families - Stonebridge Farm Caravan Park
Situated near Weston-super-Mare, Stonebridge Farm Caravan Park is an award winning site with excellent facilities and a safe, friendly environment. It has a small farm shop, well kept toilets & shower blocks wither under floor heating and a fenced dog walking and cleaning area.
There’s loads of space for children to play around the site. The site is also surrounded by a working farm so there’ll be plenty of animals to spot, including the resident ducks. Kids will even receive a small gift in the welcome pack!
Head out from the site to the sandy beaches nearby to enjoy a day at the seaside or visit local attractions such as Court Farm Country Park, Animal Farm Country Park and the UK’s smallest city Wells. This is an area where you’ll never run out of things to do!
Best for location - Burton Hill Caravan Park
Burton Hill Caravan Park is located in Wiltshire, situated in a quiet riverside location offering views across the rolling countryside. With the River Avon just a short stroll away, there are plenty of great walking routes leading from the site. Visit Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England, to discover the history of the medieval market town.
You can easily travel from the site to explore the Cotswolds, Bath, Cirencester and Stonehenge, making it a great place to stay for a number of attractions.
The site itself offers grassy, level pitches with an environmentally friendly ethos encouraging recycling, renewable energy and being a haven for wildlife.
Best for facilities - Wells Touring Park
Located in the heart of the Somerset countryside, Wells Touring Park is an adults only site with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. This site has received 5 AA pennants as well as ‘The Roger Almond Award’ and a David Bellamy Conservation Award.
Amenities include: a spacious facilities block with large shower rooms and underfloor heating, a laundry and ironing area, a herb garden, dog shower, a coffee lounge and lawn games!
It’s easy to travel from Wells to Bath, Bristol and Glastonbury so there’s plenty in the vicinity for you to explore, including a stop off at Cheddar to visit the birthplace of everyone’s favourite cheese!
Best for families - Lower Micklin Touring Park
This award winning site in the Staffordshire Peak District is perfect for families, with spacious family bathrooms, a play area with swings and a slide and a ball field with goal posts.
Travel just 2 miles down the road to visit Alton Towers - the perfect attraction to keep kids (and adults!) entertained. On days when you’re not rollercoastering, take advantage of a number of walking and cycling routes, stopping off at highly rated pubs en route or even head 20 minutes down the road to the Peak District National Park for even more stunning scenery.
Big family? You can even hire the site for exclusive use for special occasions and make the most of the space, for BBQs, lawn games and more!
Best for location - Woodland Caravan Park
Location wise in the midlands, we love Woodland Caravan Park. Set in 10 acres of natural woodland, the site resides on the grounds of the Snelston Hall estate, near Ashbourne, a charming market town. This location is great for those who love to walk and cycle thanks to its proximity to the Peak District.
Described as a ‘tranquil, leafy retreat’, adults-only Woodland is a brilliant spot for a relaxing, quiet getaway. Reviews describe it as a ‘lovely, incredibly well kept park’ with ‘brilliant facilities and the most helpful and friendly staff’. Glowing reviews!
Best for facilities - Harbury Fields
Harbury Fields is a family run caravan park located in Warwickshire with beautiful scenery and rated 5 stars by Caravan and Motorhome Club members.
Drive just 15 minutes to reach Leamington Spa and Warwick Castle or a little further for Stratford-upon-Avon.
With 58 fully serviced pitches you won’t be left wanting for anything, with access to free wifi, spotless toilet & shower facilities with private wetrooms, laundry & washing up areas and friendly staff ready to help with anything you need.
The site has full security to allow you to truly relax while on your trip.
Best for families - Golden Square Caravan Park
Located in the North York Moors, Golden Square Caravan Park is a spacious yet sheltered site offering panoramic views across forests, farms and moorlands.
When it comes to family friendly camping, this is your spot. The site offers 2 outdoor play areas, 1 indoor play area, crazy golf and a football field - that’s enough entertainment to wear them out!
When you venture outside of the park, the fun doesn’t stop! With easy access to a number of heritage sites including abbeys, castles, stately homes and cathedrals and outdoor activities like the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, Lavender Farms, Flamingo Land Zoo and Lightwater Valley.
Best for location - Ladycross Plantation
Ladycross Plantation is nestled into 95 acres of mature woodland in the North York Moors and just 5 miles from Whitby, a historic coastal port. Caravanners who stay at Ladycross get to take advantage of over 2 miles of trails in the site's very own woodland, secluded ponds and 4 acres of field space.
Venture out from the site to explore the North Yorkshire Coast, with traditional, pretty seaside villages, beautiful walking routes, sandy beaches and towns with rich maritime history. Head inland for stunning scenery across the Moors and through the Esk Valley.
Back on the campsite, you can count on a good stay thanks to their excellent facilities and spacious layout. The reception offers a small shop for your essentials and quite often a home baked cake or two!
Best for facilities - Hillside Caravan Park
Hillside Caravan Park is an award-winning site over 9 acres in size, located near Thirsk and Northallerton, with views of the Hambleton Hills. The family site has luxury facilities, catering for caravans and motorhomes, as well as glamping in luxury pods and with a holiday cottage on site.
Once a dairy farm, the park has grown and grown since its birth in 2006 with extra pitches, glamping pods, a reception area, coffee lounge and additional wet rooms added over the years. When you stay, you have access to a luxury heated amenity block, a large area for football and other lawn games as well as free WiFi.
When visiting in a touring vehicle, you’ll get the choice between countryside and lakeside views, meaning you can wake up to stunning scenery every day!
Best for families - Manor Wood Country Caravan Park
Manor Wood Country Caravan Park is a site with fun for all of the family! Have breakfast in the cafe before taking a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool or fishing in the on site lake. Feeling active? Have a hit on the tennis court or head to the games room for pool, table football and table tennis!
The site is located in Chester, Cheshire with excellent pubs within walking distance of the park’s gates. Travel out for the day to visit Chester Zoo, Beeston Castle or Stretton Water Mill.
Best for location - Moss Wood Caravan Park
Moss Wood Caravan Park describes itself as a ‘hideaway heaven for tourers’ and is in a great location to have a relaxing Lancashire break. Hidden within 30 acres of excellently maintained ground and enveloped by fields and farmland, this natural haven will give you a feeling of pure tranquility.
It’s brilliant location means it's easy for those staying there to visit Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool and the Forest of Bowland.
But you don’t have to leave the site to have a good time. Surround yourself with wildlife on the nature trail and woodland walk or take a seat at the well stocked fishing lake.
Other facilities on site include: an adventure playground, recreational field, laundrette, heated toilet & shower block, local produce shop and a library.
Best for facilities - North View Caravan Site
Situated just 3 miles outside of Garstang in Lancashire, Lancashire Caravan Site is a rural, family run park with a beautiful countryside location and excellent facilities.
Facilities include: a private hire hot tub, day kennels, children’s play area, laundry room, a small shop and battery charging stations. What better than a dip in the tub after a day of exploring?
Travel out from the site to nearby Blackpool, Preston and the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Best for families - Bunree Caravan Club
Just 10 miles from Fort William, Bunree Caravan Club site is perfect for families! The scenic views are breathtaking as you pitch up right by the water’s edge of Loch Linnhe. The idea of waking up each morning to look out at the beauty of the lake and the mountains is divine. Keep the kids on the lookout for a number of resident cormorants and sea otters on the site, or keep them entertained with fishing, the games room or the play area!
When you’re ready to explore, you’re in the perfect location to visit the spectacular Ben Nevis, take a cable car up the Aonach Mor Mountain for incredible views across the area or take a ride on the Jacobite steam pulled train from Fort William to Mallaig.
Best for location - Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site
Situated on the edge of Britain’s largest forest park, Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site is the best place to stay to experience and explore the wonders the nearby wilderness has to offer. Nicknamed ‘Expedition Base Camp’, this site is near to the Southern Upland Way, a 344 km coast to coast in southern Scotland, as well as being in the proximity of the foot of Merrick, the highest peak of the Galloway Hills.
The fun doesn’t stop there as you’re also close to the world renowned 7Stanes Mountain Biking Trails and the RSPB Wood of Cree Reserve. It is also one of the best places on the planet for stargazing, now being named the UK’s first official Dark Skies Park.
Whether you’re looking for an active escape, to reconnect with nature or to simply relax amongst beautiful scenery, Glentrool is your place.
Best for facilities - Linwater Caravan Park
Linwater Caravan Park is situated near Edinburgh, surrounded by stunning views of local farmland. You won’t run out of things to do, with the chance to travel into the city to explore the historical landmarks of Edinburgh, explore excellent shopping areas, famous golf courses, fruitful fishing spots and places where you can rent bicycles.
The park has been graded 4 stars by Visit Scotland as well as being awarded best Caravan Park in the 2018 Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards. Known for their excellent facilities, Linwater offer: a small shop to buy essentials, an indoor camping kitchen with bobs, microwaves and a TV, a DVD/book/games library, complimentary WiFi, a play park with picnic area, a dog walking area and towel/sleeping bag/pillow hire.
Linwater also take a lot of care to encourage ‘Green Tourism’ by improving their waste and recycling policies, reinforcing water conservation efforts and enhancing their green areas with bee friendly flowerbeds, insect hotels and bird nesting boxes.
Best for families - Penrhyn Bay Caravan Park
Penrhyn Bay Caravan Park is located on the West coast of Anglesey, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views over the Irish Sea and sandy beach just moments away.
The site has recently created a new and improved children’s play area with ramps, slides, bridges and tunnels as well as an area with swings. There’s also a heated indoor swimming pool or an outdoor all weather tennis court to help keep the family occupied. If that’s not enough, head to the games room for arcade games, pool tables, table tennis and air hockey. There is also an outdoor football field.
Explore the local area for some of the very best history, scenery and culture that Wales has to offer. Visit a number of beautiful beaches in the area or one of the many attractions such as Beaumaris Castle, Parys Mountain Copper Mines, Plas Newydd or Greenwood Forest Park.
Best for location - Plas Farm Caravan Park
Situated in the heart of North Wales, Plas Farm Caravan Park is an award winning 5 star site offering you a relaxing and scenic escape in beautiful landscapes. Plas Farm allows you to easily access the North Wales coast line while also providing you with a gateway to Snowdonia National Park.
Visit historic landmarks like Conwy Castle, or take a seaside trip to the Victorian resort of Llandudno. Walk or cycle through the picturesque landscape of Snowdonia and be amazed by the incredible panoramic views you’ll be faced with.
Back at the Farm, you’ll feel instantly at home with its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Real love and care goes into making sure the site is in excellent condition with well groomed landscapes and immaculate facilities.
Best for facilities - Fforest Fields
The award winning Fforest Fields is nestled into the hills of Mid Wales, situated upon a 500 acre farm. Just on the campsite alone you’ll be able to discover two beautiful lakes with stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. Explore the expansive farm with woodland and access to open moorland of The Aberedw Hill.
You’ll have a large pitch and space to really spread out and breathe as well as modern facilities and excellent views from every pitch.
Pop into the licensed cafe for a bite and a glug of local ales or ciders, or to the on site shop for all of the essentials you’d need. Fancy a bit of a shindig? Hire a firepit for the evening!
Best for families - Ballywhiskin Caravan and Camp Site
Ballywhiskin Caravan and Camp Site is a family friendly park right on the edge of a beach and on the site of an animal farm. The farm holds a variety of animals such as chickens, ducks, pheasants, peacocks and goats.
Also take advantage of the children’s play park, large sports field with goal posts and kids activities such as discos and football coaching.
Nearby attractions include Mount Stewart, a 19th century house and garden owned by the National Trust, Donaghadee Harbour and Grey Abbey. Travel North for Bangor or Belfast.
Best for location - Rushin House
Rushin House is situated on the shores of Lough MacNean with incredible views in every direction. The site is located on a family farm and offers tranquil lakeside settings and excellent facilities.
The site is perfectly placed to help you to explore West Fermanagh, Cavan and Leitrim. Visit the famous attractions of Belleek Pottery and Marble Arch Caves Geopark which are a stone's throw from the park. Other places to visit include: Florencecourt House, Castlecoole, Ulster Way Walking Path, Enniskillen Castle and MacNean Sculpture Trail.
Rushin House has been awarded 5 stars by the Northern Island Tourism Board as well as the AA, commended for its brilliant facilities.
Best for facilities - Ballyness Caravan Park
Ballyness Caravan Park is a gold award winning environmental park in County Antrim. With certifications such as Premier Park, Top 100 Park in UK, AA Gold Award and AA Northern Ireland Park of the Year, you know you’re in for a good stay when heading to Ballyness.
Based on the North Coast, you’ll have easy access to Bushmills Distillery, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
Reviews rave about the site being ‘immaculate in every way’ and one reviewer calls it the ‘best kept site I’ve ever stayed on in 25 years of caravanning’ - that’s quite a statement!
Facilities include: wet room style hot showers, laundry, a motorhome service point, free WiFi, a play park and football field, indoor games room with TV, dedicated dog walk and a number of duck ponds and pathways for you to explore.
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