We love our touring caravan and we are always on the lookout for great family caravan parks to stay at. There are countless caravan parks in the UK. The choice is seemingly never-ending. But sometimes the choice is overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding the best family caravan parks. Many times we have looked at a lovely sounding park only to find that it’s adult only. So I have compiled a list of 30 Best Family Caravan Parks in the UK – highly recommended. Please note that many of these sites also have other accommodation to rent such as lodges, static caravans etc.
I recently asked around my caravan groups and I also asked my fellow bloggers the following question “Hi I am looking to write an epic post on my website about the best caravan sites in the UK where you can take kids. I would love to hear your recommendations, please. Please state the sites name, location, why you like it and if you want to be quoted with your name and location please state so. Thank you. We don’t half struggle on google, it’s such a minefield. I think we need a nice big list.”
To make this list helpful for everyone I will state if there are lodges and or static caravans available for hire on site. If for any reason campers or motorhomes aren’t allowed I will state as such. Otherwise, all the sites mentioned below will be suitable for tourers, motorhomes and campers. I was quite surprised by the large preference for sites in Devon and Cornwall. If you click on a link in this piece, we may earn affiliate revenue.
The best touring sites in England – South (excluding Devon and Cornwall)
This site is great. Good play area, family shower rooms and right next door to Gulliver’s theme and water park.” Nicholas Carnevale from Flint. N. Wales.
More about the site – They have hard standing and grass pitches, with electric or non-electric options. Camping pods are available for hire. You can book your pitch online. The site is next door to Gulliver’s theme park and has a children’s play area.
“We are seasonal at Dulhorm between Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. It’s clean tidy and quite a hidden gem in Somerset. Great park for young ones and no pub clubhouse or pool so great if you’re on a budget. With Weston Brean and Burnham-on-sea right on your doorstep, it’s a great base for the southwest.” Graham Barrie, from Birmingham.
More about the site – The site has cottages to rent. They also have prices for electric, non-electric and tents. Prices can be found here including further booking charges. You can book online. For the kids, they have two play areas, a large sports field with football nets and a basketball net. They are a working farm so there’s always some animals to see too. Throughout the main season, they also offer tractor rides.
“No EHU or designated pitches but there are shower blocks and plenty of room for kids to run around the woods and the New Forest ponies, donkeys, cows, pigs and deer wander through the site. “Dave Gibbs
More about the site – This sounds like a real getaway from it all site with grass-only pitches. There are no electric pitches. The site is one of David Bellamy’s paradise sites. You can book via this link. For the kids, there are animals wandering around and plenty of areas for play and exploring.
“Fabulous location close to the marina with plenty of restaurants, cinema, bowling and supermarket. Easy child-friendly walk or cycle into Brighton – just perfect, no need to move the car”. Karen Dobson from Derby
More about the site – They have electric and non-electric pitches. Plus a choice of standard, serviced and super pitches on grass or hard standings. The site is ideally located near to Brighton. There is a playground for the kids.
“We have been taking our children for the past 8 years and we all love it. They have also just had a big refurb which is amazing. We last went at Easter. Sara Harvey from www.homewithmrsharvey.co.uk
More about the site – As well as static caravans to rent or hire they also have a tourer site with a variety of pitches. There are electric and non-electric pitches on the grass. For the kids, there is an indoor pool, beach, adventure playground, go-karts, crazy golf and more.
“Doniford Bay has an amazing rock pool beach that kept us all entertained for hours” Angela Spicer
More about the site – As well as static caravans to hire or buy the site also has a touring park. For the kids, there is an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a beach, an adventure playground and day and nighttime entertainment. Sports, crazy golf, nature Rocz and more.
The best touring sites in England – South – Devon and Cornwall
“This is a lovely clean site wonderful staff can’t do enough for you. Swimming pool games room bar etc. just lovely and so much to do around the area as well”. Jade Sheppard
More info about the site – This is a family-run park, 15 minutes drive to the seaside. It’s located in East Devon near Axminster. They also have static holiday homes for hire or sale. For the kids, there is an indoor heated swimming pool.
Plus a games room includes a pool table and an indoor toddler area. There is an outdoor playground and a play area. They also have table tennis and a woodland walk. If you’d like to find out more please check out this review from one of our reviewers – Andrewshayes Holiday Park Axminster Devon Review.
“There is Soft play, amazing pools for toddlers and kids, 3 play parks for all ages, right on a huge beach and kid-friendly entertainment, and meals. There is also a Costa Coffee and takeaway – perfect for tired parents too!” Lynne from www.newmummyblog.com
More about Ruda Holiday Park, Croyde North Devon – As well as a touring site they also have static caravans and lodges to rent. They have a variety of pitches available. For the kids, there is daytime and nighttime entertainment. As well as the facilities already mentioned there is an amusement arcade, kids club, sports field and more.
“It’s great for children has good swimming pools and wonderful food in the club restaurant. Kids love it there”. Annette Dimond from Bridgwater.
More about Yeatheridge Farm caravan park near Tiverton Devon – The site also has static caravans for hire. They have non-electric, electric and super pitches. Booking is via email or on the phone, You can view their pitch prices via this link. For the little ones, there are 2 indoor heated swimming pools. games room and children’s play areas with sandpits. Plus fishing and riding.
“This is a great site, indoor and outdoor pool plus gym and spa. Clubhouse entertainment plus a pub-type bar for those who want a quiet drink plus the super pitches are huge with TV hookups. Good onsite food eat-in and takeaway including its own fish and chip shop. Also has 5 fishing lakes. Bus stop at the entrance to the site and two pubs in walking distance.” Graham Coats from Oxford.
More about Cofton near Dawlish, Devon – There is also the option to hire cottages, apartments and static holiday homes. They have hard standing and super pitches. All with electricity and some with water.
Plus grass pitches with electricity. They also have a rally field and RV pitches. There is plenty for the kids with a bowling arcade and amusements. Plus a fun indoor heated pool. There is an outdoor adventure area and a swimming pool. Plus daytime and evening entertainment.
Woodlands is a very large commercial site. Terraced levels for about 7 units per terrace. Probably about 500 pitches, with good toilet blocks. And it’s a theme-style park with free rides and an animal petting farm. Live shows during the summer. Juggling, clowns etc., visits by car clubs (VW) classic cars, American all sorts even the Royal Navy sometimes do static displays. Can be expensive but all your entertainment for kids during the day is there. Beaches nearby and Dartmouth / Torquay etc.” Steve Buckley from Cambridge.
More about Woodlands Grove Caravan Park near Dartmouth, Devon – They have various terms for how long you can book. You can book non-electric, electric and level terraced pitches. For bookings of two nights or more, your stay includes free entrance to Woodlands Leisure Park. For the kids, there is the Woodlands Family theme Park and falconry centre. On-site there is also a games room and a cycle trail.
“Lovely site, great swimming and toddler pool, fantastic play park, in easy reach of Studlands beach Swanage Bournemouth, Corfe Castle and many more places, exceptionally clean with lovely owners and staff”. Christine Arksey from Norwich.
More about Wareham Forest Tourist Park, Dorset – They offer a variety of electric pitches and there is also a camping woodland area without electricity. For the kids, there is an outdoor heated swimming pool. Plus a modern play area.
“Littlesea, Haven is lovely. Lots to do on-site, some nice nature spots and within walking distance of the sea. Also lots of fantastic scenic spots and days out like Sealife Adventure Park nearby. We love it!” Katie Brinkworth
More about Littlesea, Weymouth Dorset – They have electric and
“This site is nice and tidy, clean fresh shower blocks, good washing facilities, kids play area was good, nice dog walk trail, pool and water slide, pub and shop. Had a nice relaxing stay and even with lots of kids around the noise level was low. Close to a big supermarket, and the lovely little town of Wadebridge.” Adam Brady, from Birmingham.
More about Little Bodieve Holiday Park, Cornwall – The site has luxury holiday caravans to rent or hire. They have electric or non-electric pitches. You can’t book online but prices can be found via their website here. There is plenty for the kids here.
During their main season, they have a heated outdoor swimming pool. There is also a splash pool for the summer months with an integrated flume. Not to mention mini-golf and a children’s play area with a dinosaur and gorilla theme. In the summer holidays, the site has evening entertainment for all.
“There are indoor and outdoor pools, parks entertainment, bar and restaurants great for families!” Lauren Anthony from Wales.
More about Hendra Holiday Park Newquay, Cornwall – They also have lodges, camping pods and static holiday homes available to hire. They have a wide variety of pitches available, electric, non-electric. Premium, standard and super pitches.
For the kids, there is an amazing indoor pool with flumes, fun things to play in and a toddler pool. The outdoor pool is also heated, a little extra has to be paid to use the indoor pool. Day and evening entertainment is on offer. Plus a land train, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, soft play and much more. One of the top caravan parks in the UK.
The best touring sites in England – East Anglia
“This site is great for kids. Plenty of walks and bike riding (hire centre within walking distance). Plus pitch and putt, woodland nature centre, small train rides and the Nene Valley steam line are close by”. Paul Craig from Corby.
More about Ferry Meadows in Peterborough, East Anglia – The site is owned by the Caravan and Motorhome Club. They have standard caravan pitches and electric/ non-electric tent pitches. As well as the above mentioned for kids there is now a new super playground for tots to teens.
The best touring sites in England – The Midlands
This site is quite pricey but the facilities and things to do for children is amazing. Very well kept and a good location within a short drive to local beaches.” Peter Cregreen from Huddersfield.
More about Lakeside, Donamott Parks – The park is situated in North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. You can only book on the phone but they do have prices on the internet. There is no mention of them accepting tents only touring caravans and motorhomes. All pitches are super pitches with water and electric. For the children, there are adventure play areas, an indoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an all-weather games area and a soccer pitch, plus more.
For more caravan park inspiration in Lincolnshire please see – 16 great Caravan Parks in Lincolnshire – Family Friendly
“Brilliant clean park. We try and go once a month. Lovely indoor pool, play areas outside and the entertainment is really good. Highly recommended!” Michelle Taylor from Lincolnshire. I can also vouch for this place and you can read my review for Southview Holiday Park, Skegness – A review.
More about Southview Holiday Park, Skegness – You can also rent or buy a static holiday home here. The site also has a hotel. All pitches have electric and are on grass or hard standing. There is plenty there to keep the kids occupied.
The indoor pool also has a slide and daily activities. There are two outdoor playgrounds, including mini-golf. There is an arcade area next to the entertainment stage. They provide day and nighttime entertainment. There is also a tennis court and a playing field.
“My daughter and I went with my family last year when she was 2 and it was such a family-friendly site, we went to a brilliant sign language session with the characters and loved the swimming pool!” Maddy Matthews-Williams
About Thorpe Park in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire – We actually went here ourselves last year and we were impressed with the site and loved the super big tourer pitch that we had. Static caravans are available for rent on this site. The touring pitches are electric with grass or euro electric with some grass and hard standing.
There is direct beach access and a land train. There is a great indoor pool with outdoor parts and slides. Plus an outdoor splash area for the kids and a lovely outdoor play area. They have daytime and evening entertainment plus a fairground (at cost). Plus nature rockz activities, crazy golf and more.
“It’s got loads for the kids to do in all weathers. Undercover sandpit, 4/5 playparks, bar with entertainment, small shop/cafe, hot tubs, very close railway museum, plenty of nice walks and a short trip to the town”. Ellie Moseley from Nottingham.
More about Golden Valley Ripley Derbyshire – The site has luxury log cabins and camping pods for rent. There is a contact form on their website to make a reservation. Prices can be found online here. They have a large variety of pitch options. For the kids, there is a sandpit, woodland and nature trails. Plus various outdoor play areas, donkeys, a land train and a games room.
The best touring sites in England – The West
“It has a cracking play area, cafe, sweet shop and best of all lovely ice cream. The facilities have underfloor heating and some family-sized shower cubicles”. Nicholas Carnevale from Flint. N. Wales.
More about Lady Heyes Touring Caravan Park, Frodsham, Cheshire – They also have pods and other accommodation for hire. Plus some of their touring pitches have hot tubs. When can I go?! What a great idea. For the kids, there is everything as mentioned above. The play areas are indoor and outdoor. The adults have onsite shops to wander around plus a brewery.
“This site is just outside Bury. A gorgeous site set in the middle of the country park. There’s a family-friendly pub at the site entrance that serves good food. The country park has a water sports centre near the site. The East Lancashire Railway runs alongside the site and there’s now a station to get on/off at.” Julia Garner from Liverpool
More about Burr’s country park CMC site, Bury, Lancashire – Various pitch types are available. With or without electric, hardstanding or grass. There is no playground but it sounds from above that there is plenty around to keep the kids entertained.
The best touring sites in England – The North
“This site is fantastic. Lovely and clean. Playpark. Football field. Large family shower rooms. Bath. Just brill. The staff and owner were lovely. Nothings any bother.” Sharon Wynn from Sunderland.
More about Vale of Pickering Campsite Park in North Yorkshire – All touring pitches have electric. Electric pitches are limited for tents. You can book online via this link. For the kids, they have a large well-equipped playground. There is a large area suitable for games and a football pitch.
“We are campers and we would advise rock pegs if using as it’s on an old quarry site. The staff are great, always eager to help. The last time we went they moved us 3 times before we settled as the pitches they had given us weren’t big enough for our tent. Luckily it was the beginning of the season so not too busy.
There’s a big family bathroom as well which is brilliant for showering younger children and even has a tub which we have never felt the need to use. There are 2 parks for the children to play in plus a football field for budding footballs along with a few nature walks around the site for dog walkers”. Emma Walsh, from Lingdale, Cleveland
More about Golden Square caravan and camping park in Hemsley, North Yorkshire – They have standard and super pitches. Plus some tent pitches are non-electric. Booking is available online via this link. To entertain the kids there is an indoor and outdoor play area. Plus crazy golf and cycle hire. There is also a football pitch on site.
“Old fashioned lovely site with pool, amusement arcade, crazy golf, playgrounds and amenities. Static caravans as well as the campsite. Great location for a quiet weekend break”. Sophie Mei Lan Hale from https://mamamei.co.uk/
More about Withernsea Sands Yorkshire, Park Resorts – Situated near a blue flag beach (5 min walk) there is also the option to rent or own a static holiday caravan from them. The tourer site has electric and non-electric pitches. All pitches are on the grass. For the kids please read above in Sophie’s recommendation.
“We’ve been going to this site since our children were little. Lots to do in the area and direct access to Derwent water for splashing around etc.” Amanda Leetham from York
More about Keswick CCC – It is situated in Keswick, Cumbria. You can book online here. They also seem to have glamping pods onsite. They have electric and non-electric pitches on hard standing and grass. To keep the kids entertained there is a children’s play area and boating.
The best touring sites in Wales
“We stayed here a few years ago and it was fantastic, lovely clean facilities, friendly staff (family-run), great open spaces for the kids to play and a stream that the kids enjoyed pond dipping and fishing in. Really nice places in the local area to explore too. We’d definitely go back!” Jennifer Dixon from http://www.mymummyspennies.com
More about Green Caravan Park, Bishops Castle, Wales – You can make an enquiry to book but they do not have an online booking system. They have a variety of different pitches in different locations. Some are on the riverside, others in a field. They have electric and non-electric pitches. The kids will be able to enjoy the activities mentioned above.
The best touring sites in Scotland
“There is a small indoor pool, nice play park and toddler park and football pitch”. Lemon Nelly from Falkirk.
More about The Ranch, Maybole, Ayrshire – Static caravans are available for sale or rent. All touring pitches are hardstanding with water and electric. Here is the link for booking online. I am unsure as to whether they accept campers. For the kids, there is an outdoor playground one for the toddlers and one for the older kids. There is a large games area with football nets and an indoor swimming pool with a sauna.
“This site is fantastic. Very clean and well presented. The grass is kept in wonderful condition, there’s some play equipment for kids as well as very clean toilets and showers. Brilliant site for those overnighting before/after the ferry or exploring South West Scotland”. Alex Barrett from Sussex.
More about Aird Donald Caravan Park in Stranraer – They do not have electric hookups for tents. They do for caravans and motorhomes and they also have grass or hard standing pitches. Aird Donald Caravan Park in Stranraer. There is a play area for the kids and you’re not far away from lots more to do.
“Loch Ness shores is fantastic. It is right on the banks of Loch Ness and they have fire pits dotted along the shore where you can toast marshmallows. There’s a decent play park, a campervan serving good food and very clean showers and toilets”. Samantha Rickelton from www.northeastfamilyfun.co.uk
More about Loch Ness Shores, Scotland – The site has a variety of pitches available and you can book online via this link. It is a Camping and Caravanning club site, boating and a football area are also available.
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