Christmas and New Year Camping
Wake up during the Christmas and New Year period to frost-bitten countryside surroundings on one of our UK Club Sites. Our campsites in winter provide a relaxing escape from the norm and make the ideal UK getaway.
With 25 of our campsites open over the festive season there are plenty of locations to pick from. You can see the campsites open over Christmas down below.
1. Book your Christmas camping trip in advance
Campsites get booked up quickly over Christmas and the New Year, so don’t leave it till the last minute to nab your pitch.View our campsites open over Christmas.
2. Plan what you’re going to do
Our campsites always have brilliant attractions nearby, and there’s often local Christmas events on during the festive period. From Christmas light trails to Christmas markets, you won’t find yourself short of things to do.
3. Pack for the cold weather
Read our winter camping tips to ensure you’re prepared for the weather. Pack plenty of warm layers, and make sure you fuel your body to stay warm.
4. Stay warm
Ensure your existing camping heaters fully functional before you set off to avoid any nasty surprises. If you’re tent camping, view our recommendations on how to safely heat your tent and the best camping heaters.
5. Cook up a storm
Whether you like to cook on-site or batch cook before you leave home, here are some tasty winter recipes. Here are some of our favourite winter Eat Local recipes.
If you’re staying with us on Christmas Day and don’t want to cook your own dinner, check out nearby pubs and restaurants and book early.
6. Decorate your unit
Make your Christmas stay with us feel magical by decorating your unit. Whether you’re braving the weather in a tent or staying in your caravan, motorhome or campervan, we love to see them dressed up and sparkling!
7. Remember the presents
If you are camping on December 25th, keep the Christmas magic alive by packing at least one present to open on the day each. If you're looking for gift ideas, we've put together a list of our favourite gifts for campers.
8. Share the festive cheer
Christmas jumpers, hats from crackers and lashings of tinsel are all encouraged on-site during December. Mince pies, Christmas cake, mulled wine, and all other tasty festive foods are also acceptable.
25 Christmas campsites
Boroughbridge Club Site
Located on the River Ure, Boroughbridge is a great campsite for walking or visiting nearby York which is simply magical at Christmas.
This campsite has something for everyone nearby, from an immersive experience at Jorvik Viking Centre, to the beauty of Brimham Rocks. York Minster, Yorks Chocolate Story and The Shambles are unmissable on a visit to the city of York.
Or, enjoy your Christmas near to the campsite, by choosing to explore the nearby town of Boroughbridge which is within walking distance.
Blackmore Club Site
Enjoy Christmas and New Year in the heart of Worcestershire countryside with panoramic views across to the Malvern Hills, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From this campsite you can set off on foot, to the Malvern Hills, with 100 miles of paths and bridleways to make use of. If you’re hoping to travel a little further, there are some great attractions in Tewkesbury and Worcester to explore. Worcester Cathedral, the Great Malvern Priory and the Edward Elgar Birthplace Museum are just a few the might be of interest.
Bowness on Windermere Club Site
Camp on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District over Christmas.
The Lakes are magical all year round but during the winter, the landscape transforms. Picture snow on higher grounds and glittering morning frosts alongside roaring pub fires (see the best Lake District pubs here) and warming roast dinners.
You’ll never be short of things to do in this part of Cumbria, especially with this campsites position on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.
Braithwaite Village Club Site
Spend your Christmas and New Year near the popular market town of Keswick. Our Braithwaite Village Club Site has magnificent views towards Skiddaw and the Northern Fells as well as newly refurbished self-catering lodges for a home away from home feel.
Canterbury Club Site
Undecided on where to spend your Christmas and New Year? If you stay on Canterbury Club Site you’ll get the best of the coast, city break and the countryside.
Access into the city of Canterbury is easy, either by foot, bus, or bike. To experience some of Kents beaches, Whitstable and Broadstairs make great days out to the coast.
Chertsey Club Site
It’s really easy to venture into England’s capital from this campsite but there’s also plenty of other things to do while staying here.
Walkers can join the Thames Path Nature Trail, Hampton Court Palace and the London Bus Museum will fascinate history buffs while families can venture to Thorpe Park, Lego Land and Chessington.
Conkers Club Site
Open year-round, our Conkers Club Site is ideal for exploring the Derbyshire countryside.
Set in the heart of the National Forest which is an enormous 200 square miles of forest walks, this campsite packs a punch when it comes to things for the whole family to do.
Delamere Forest Club Site
Spend the festive season surrounded by Cheshire's largest area of woodland on our Delamere Forest Club Site.
Outdoor lovers will be in their element here with boundless walking and cycling trails to pick from, directly from the campsite. For days out in Cheshire there’s plenty to discover from the city of Chester with its grand cathedral to the popular Chester Zoo.
Derwentwater Club Site
Nestled between Skiddaw and Derwentwater in the north of the Lake District, our Derwentwater Club Site is ideal for a special Christmas break.
If the lure of the water isn’t enough to convince you to visit the Lake District there are endless attractions to keep everyone busy. The Lake District Wildlife Park, World of Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth’s Cottage and the Catbells are an example of how diverse you can make this holiday.
Devizes Club Site
Spend the festive season in Wiltshire, discovering prehistoric sites, enjoying the local market town and venturing out to local attractions at your leisure.
Our Devizes Club Site is located to help you easily explore some of the worlds most significant historic sites such as Stonehenge and the Avebury Stone Circles. Wadworth Brewery, Lacock Abbey, the Caen Hill Locks and Longleat Safari Park are just a few of the places you might want to visit.
Hertford Club Site
The nearby market town of Hertford is just a short walk away along the River Lea towpath. For a day out the Paradise Wildlife Park, Knebworth House, the Lee Valley White Water Centre and Hatfield House are all great attractions.
Keswick Club Site
Spend your Christmas camping right on the shores of Derwentwater on our Keswick Club Site.
What could be better than waking up to views across Derwentwater on Christmas morning? Our Keswick Club Site really is the best base for exploring the Lake District. Whether you’re an avid walker, a family in need of constant entertainment or prefer to watch the world around you pass by peacefully, you’ll have a lovely break away in this corner of Cumbria.
Kendal Club Site
Spend your Christmas and New Year pitched up on our Kendal Club Site, with the hills of the southern Lake District on your doorstep.
This site is within walking distance of Kendal itself so you'll have plenty to explore locally if you're looking to stay near your base.
If you're wanting to explore further away from the campsite, view more information about campsites and things to do in the Lake District.
Kingsbury Water Park Club Site
Pitch up near Birmingham this Christmas in our tranquil oasis in the heart of the industrial Midlands.
You'll find plenty to do in Birmingham during the festive season from the Frankfurt Christmas Market to the panto at Birmingham Hippodrome. If the busy city sounds more fast paced than you were hoping for, camping in the West Midlands allows you to explore wonderful countryside and outdoor attractions at your leisure.
Loch Ness Shores Club Site
Spend a magical Christmas on our aptly-named Loch Ness Shores Club Site. Scotland’s most famous loch is the stunning backdrop for this campsite in the Scottish Highlands. On the quiet south shore of Loch Ness, this campsite is surrounded by snow capped mountains and is the perfect base for exploring the area on foot.
Aside from the loch, which you can learn about at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy during your stay. The ruins of Urquhart Castle, the Falls of Foyer and Inverness Castle are just a few of the most popular places to add to your list. Don't miss Inverness either, the largest city in the Scottish Highlands with plenty to discover.
Moffat Club Site
Explore the stunning Scottish Lowlands from our Moffat Club Site this festive season.
The pretty Victorian town of Moffat is a lovely place to explore, just a five minute walk from the campsite. There you’ll find the famous Moffat Toffee Shop and a weekly market.
Oxford Club Site
Enjoy camping on the outskirts of the historic city all year round.
The city of dreaming spires might just be where you choose to spend your Christmas and New Year. Take a tour of the city to explore its famous filming locations or to see the University colleges.
Salisbury Club Site
Pitch up at our Salisbury Club Site over the festive period for Iron Age hill forts and plenty of history.
Surround yourself with Wiltshire countryside as you spend your festive season camped in one of the best places to explore the best prehistoric sites in the country.
Sandringham Club Site
Camp within the grounds of the Royal Estate at Christmas with plenty to do and explore nearby.
Country retreat to the Royal Family, you could simply spend your winter holiday enjoying the parkland and woodland you’ll have access to during your stay. If you do fancy a day out there’s plenty to choose from. RSPB Snettisham, Hunstanton SEALIFE and Banham Zoo are a few family friendly attractions.
Scone Club Site
Tavistock Club Site
Enjoy winter views of the glorious Dartmoor National Park when camping on our Tavistock Club Site over Christmas.
This campsite sits on the central western boundary of the Dartmoor National Park which means there’s plenty of outdoor pursuits to enjoy. The ancient market town of Tavistock is nearby and is a lovely place to mill about and enjoy small shops and cafes.
Theobalds Park Club Site
This woodland site is a secluded spot away from the bright lights of the city. The nearby Lee Valley Park will appeal to nature lovers, walkers, cyclists, and fishermen. Paradise Wildlife Park, the Lee Valley White Water Park and London Zoo are some great day out options for families.
Winchcombe Club Site
Enjoy Christmas in the Cotswolds on our Winchcombe Club Site which stays open into the New Year.
Have a picture perfect holiday in the Cotswolds exploring nearby towns and villages with their honey-colour limestone houses. The Winchcombe Way runs past this campsite so you can set off on foot easily.
Windermere Club Site
Our popular Windermere Club Site remains open over Christmas and New Year.
Sitting between the bustling market towns of Kendal and Bowness-on-Windermere, this site is in the ideal location to explore the Lake District.
Wolverley Club Site
Surround yourself with wonderful Worcestershire countryside over Christmas.
There’s so much to do in Kidderminster, you won’t be short of ways to spend your days. The West Midlands Safari Park, Beacon Hill Toposcope, Black Country Living Museum and the Severn Valley Railway are some of our top recommendations.