After what seems like the longest summer on record and most of us have exhausted the creative camping set up in our gardens over the last few months. It’s time to load up the car and set off and enjoy some of the many camping opportunities the UK has to offer. To get the ball rolling we’ve decided to share with you a list of the top Campsites for Adventurous families in the UK.
1- Blackberry Wood Sussex
If secluded fun is what you’re after with a hint of fairytale enchantment, then the campsite at Blackberry Wood could well be worth a visit. This small independent campsite brings together the rustic yet fun side of camping perfect for the little ones to enjoy and explore. Pitches are set up with campfire pits and quirky shower blocks. For those looking for something special, you can book a treehouse, fire engine or old bus to spend your weekend in. Ideal to let the imagination run as wild as the surroundings.
2 - Grizdale Campsite, Lake District
The Lake District is at the heart of everything outdoors in England. It certainly packs a punch for adventure, with lakes for swimming and views accompanied with lung-busting climbs. The Grizdale Campsite keeps that personal low-key touch, away from the bigger busier parks you may find at peak season. Yurts, camping pods and fire pits are all a feature to while away the hours after a long day exploring.
3-Cwyth Woodland Camp, Pembrokeshire
An area of sublime natural beauty the Pembrokeshire’s coast has miles of coastline to explore. For those who love to explore from the campsite, the Cwyth Campsite sits along the River Cleddau and is home to a range of eco pods, bell tents and of course regular camping pitches. Easy enough for you to simply load the car with food and a sleeping bag to keep you going for a weekend of adventure.
4 - Blossom Plantation, Northumberland
This lakeside Pod accommodation offers the same experience of camping without the chaos of pegs and tent poles. This lovely secluded site looks out onto a small lake. Located a short drive from the beach home to castles and rugged coastline.
5- Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall
This National Trust gem holds everything you’d expect from a great family campsite in Cornwall. Relaxed, welcoming and with plenty to keep the kids busy who are looking to burn off some steam. Local walks along the South West Coast Path can also include the Rollercoaster walk for those looking for a little more a strenuous scramble. With beaches and picnic spots aplenty you will most certainly capture the summer holiday vibe at highertown farm.
6 Langstone Manor, Devon
Langstone Manor is family camping at it’s best! With 40 pitches this Dartmoor based campsite puts you in the perfect location to explore the local rivers and woodland walks. Whilst being close enough for a day trip to the beaches. Explore the depth and history of the moors visiting the nearby towns of Widecome on the Moor and Princetown. Home to Spielberg’s War Horse; this is Dartmoor’s finest!
7 – Ace Hideaways, Moray Scotland
Fancy to add whitewater rafting to your repertoire or perhaps a spot of canyoning. Then the team at Ace Hideaways could be the people to call. Based in the picturesque Findhorn valley, Ace offers a range of camping options and activities from salmon fishing to paintballing. When you’re done for the day you can kick back at camp in your bell tent or shepherds hut for the ultimate glamping experience. As we know Scotland is the home of some grand landscapes. If ever there was a time to load up the car sign up for some thrill-seeking activities it would be now!
8- Gwern Gof Isaf Farm, Snowdonia
If clocking up the climbs from your doorstep is your thing then where better place to start the day by waking up in the Snowdonia National Park. This small intimate campsite offers a dramatic landscape to explore from your door. With local rivers such as the Llugwy and Conwy bubbling away and miles of forest, mountain biking and of course peaks such as a Tryfan and the Ogwen Valley. You will need much more than a weekend to get acquainted with everything Snowdonia has to offer.
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